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Toledo Bend's crappie have yet to move to brush piles, so the key to locating slabs is to find bottom contours using your electronics, according to Living the Dream Guide Service's Jerry

Best bets for Toledo Bend crappie

Slabs aren't on brush piles yet, guide says
April 18 at 2:38pm
Bass can be found in many local canals and are easy to catch from a kayak. They often jump  when hooked, and provide exciting in-your-face action.

Targeting canal bass

Hotspots likely located close to home
April 18 at 9:00am

Marsh Man Masson scores personal best bass on Tchefuncte

Fishing trips don't start much better than this one
April 17 at 9:03am
Ridgedell caught most of his bass on the outer edges of the tree line, near open water.

How to pick a bass ‘yak

April 15 at 7:00am
The Speed Scremer features “arms” that provide maximum action bass just can’t resist.

Creme Speed Scremers

Bass love the new soft-plastic creature bait
April 13 at 8:30am
One of Lebrun’s bed fishing strategies is to occasionally sub in a V&M Wild Craw Jr., a bait he described as having a lazy, irregular action, as opposed to the tighter look of the J Bug.

Toledo Bend Spawn: Phase 3

After a freezing winter and a wet spring, the spawn marches on at the Bend. Here’s the pros’ plan of attack in April.
April 01 at 7:00am
Butch Ridgedell has become so committed to kayak fishing that he no longer owns a powerboat.

Gators, birds and bass

Scenic Lake Martin might be famous as a bird-watching bucket list destination that’s home to more than 1,000 alligators, but the 800-acre water body also holds some big bass. And a kayak is the perfect platform to load up on largemouths.
April 01 at 7:00am
Youngsville's John Pecoraro said he'll be looking for bedding bass during this weekend's full moon, but will more likely catch bass working submerged vegetation off the banks.

Tips for catching Toledo Bend lunkers

Spring run of big bass is on
March 28 at 1:22pm
Indiana angler Chris Myers weighed in this 11.6-pound bass March 8 while fishing the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional on Toledo Bend.

Indiana angler bags 11-pound Toledo Bend toad

Big bass falls for finesse worm during B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional event
March 27 at 12:56pm
Texas' Jason Courville caught his fifth double-digit bass at Toledo Bend — four of which were entered into the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program — March 15.

Guide lands fourth Toledo Bend lunker program bass

Courville's hawg leads latest field of 10-pounders
March 23 at 9:43am
Points, particularly secondary points inside a creek arm, offer the right mix of shallow feeding and deep water access.

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March 15 at 8:00am
Bass action is heating up for the spring, and there’s no more exciting way to catch them than on topwaters. Chugging lures and frogs worked near stumps, weedlines or lily pads bring explosive strikes from feisty bass.

Kayak tourney news

March 15 at 8:00am
Ville Platte native Eric Fusilier caught this 10.77-pound bass while fishing in Toledo Bend's Six Mile branch on March 3.

Four 10-pounders caught at Toledo Bend in last week

10.77-pounder leads the pack
March 06 at 2:06pm
Larry Mallet of Groves, Texas, caught this 12.12-pound bass March 4 while drifting a flat on Toledo Bend's Housen Bay. It is his second 12-pound lunker caught at the reservoir, and it was entered into the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program and released.

Texas angler catches second 12-pound Toledo Bend bass

Mallet's latest toad falls for Senko-type lure
March 06 at 1:02pm