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Dennis Tietje shows off a nice crappie caught recently on Toledo Bend. But the fish aren't shallow - he said to target crappie suspended on wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water.

Crappie on fire at Toledo Bend

But don't fish shallow for spawners — target wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water, guide says
April 20 at 2:54pm
Toledo Bend guide Jason Courville displays the big 11.02-pound largemouth he caught Monday on a ½-ounce green-pumpkin JaKKed Baits jig and Strike King green-pumpkin trailer while fishing Mill Creek with his clients.<br />

Texas guide catches third Toledo Bend lunker this spring

Orange’s Jason Courville reeled in 11.02-pounder Monday in Mill Creek
April 18 at 10:09am
Matt Campbell shows off the 11.2-pound bass he caught in San Miguel on Toledo Bend on Sunday, March 26. The big fish bit a watermelon red Mister Twister creature bait in the shallows along a point.

Toledo Bend gives up 11.2-pound largemouth in San Miguel

Campbell used Mister Twister creature bait to catch his largest bass ever
April 17 at 3:41pm
John Murray, of Tennessee, won the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Toledo Bend Sunday on the strength of a five-fish bag that weighed 24-15. It was his first Elite Series victory at 11 seasons on the circuit.

Murray wins first Elite Series title at Toledo Bend

Jason Christie finishes 2nd, Jamie Hartman comes in 3rd
April 09 at 9:34pm
Jamie Hartman takes an almost 4-pound lead into Championship Sunday at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Toledo Bend.

Hartman maintains Elite Series lead at Toledo Bend

Casey Ashley in 2nd, 3-plus pounds behind
April 08 at 10:23pm

Greg Hackney Breaks down Toledo Bend Elite

Hackney finished 19th thanks to a jig and soft plastics
April 08 at 5:59pm
Elite Series rookie Jamie Hartman leads after Day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on Toledo Bend. Greg Hackney of Gonzales is in 10th place heading into the weekend.

Hartman leads Elites after Day 2 on Toledo Bend

Hackney moves into 10th place
April 07 at 6:31pm
Indiana's Jacob Wheeler leads after Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Toledo Bend.

Wheeler leads Elites after Day 1 on Toledo Bend

Hackney in 19th with 17-04 five-fish bag
April 06 at 9:37pm
John Mizell and his son Ian show off the 37.1-pound striped bass they caught in the Bogue Chitto River. The big fish likely would have landed in the Top 10 for Louisiana, but won't make the record books because the Mizells teamed up to land the striper.

Father, son land giant 37-pound striper in Bogue Chitto River

Monster likely would have landed in Top 5 of state record books
April 06 at 4:18pm
Ross Roper, of Lutcher, shows off the 10.66-pound lunker largemouth he landed on March 22 while fishing an offshore point in the Indian Mounds at Toledo Bend.

Lutcher angler reels in Toledo Bend 10.66-pound hammer

12-inch worm fools lunker in the Indian Mounds
April 05 at 3:47pm
Toledo Bend guide Darold Gleason expects the shad spawn to play an early role in April’s bass action.

Hawg heaven — Big-bass tips from Toledo Bend guides

Toledo Bend is still in the throes of the annual spawn, which means double-digit bass are more accessible than during any other time of the year. And these guides share how to put your lure in front of those fish.
April 01 at 7:00am
Eric Bennett displays his Toledo Bend 10.61-pounder taken in the Indian Mounds area on a watermelon-red Texas-rigged Zoom lizard on March 18.<br />

Tournament angler scores on Toledo Bend 10.61-pounder

Lunker fooled by watermelon-red Texas-rigged Zoom lizard in the Indian Mounds
March 27 at 11:25am
Trey Daggett displays his huge 10.82-pound Toledo Bend lunker taken Saturday, March 18, on a Texas-rigged Zoom Z-Hog on a brush pile near Big Bass Marina.<br />

Elton angler lands Toledo Bend 10.82-pounder

Lunker bites a Texas-rigged Zoom Z-Hog near Big Bass Marina
March 27 at 10:20am

Port Barre man dies at Toledo Bend

Authorities called after unmanned boat spotted in Pirate's Cove area, LDWF says
March 21 at 2:50pm