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Last May, 58 replicas were distributed to the 58 bass anglers with Toledo Bend lunkers at 10 pounds and over and entered into the Toledo Bend Lake Associationís Lunker Bass Program. About the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program
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From January through the end of February there were already 13 bass over 10 pounds taken from Toledo Bend. These lunkers ranged from 10 to 12.86 pounds, according to Toledo Bend Lake Association records and other documented reports.

Florida bass stockings conducted over the years by Louisiana and Texas have resulted in the presence of Florida (genetic) influence in 32.7% of the Toledo Bend bass sampled by the LDWF. Why all the big bass now?
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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Ricky Yeldell pointed to two reasons for the recent rash of trophy bass coming from the waters of Toledo Bend.

Kevin Madeley caught this 11.56-pounder near Housen Bay with a red crawfish Rat-L-Trap in 6- to 8-feet of water on March 1. Texan takes 11-plus-pounder near Housen Bay on Toledo Bend
1035 Views - Posted: April 14 at 11:01 am

With only 30 minutes until weigh-in for the Fishers of Men tournament at Toledo Bend on March 1, Texan Kevin Madeley and David Miller of Lake Charles had five fish in the livewell and just a few more minutes of fishing time to spare.†

Darold Gleason caught his third double-digit bass at Toledo Bend since November when he reeled in this 11.71-pounder near the Indian Mounds on Wednesday. Leesville angler catches third Toledo Bend lunker this season
2714 Views - Posted: April 11 at 3:38 pm

Darold Gleason might need more wall space to house all of the giant bass replicas he’ll be receiving soon from the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program.

George Smith with the 11.91-pound bass he caught Wednesday morning in Sandy Creek at Toledo Bend. Smith caught her with a white Zoom fluke in about 2 1/2-feet of water. Texas angler lands 11-pounder at Toledo Bend
2020 Views - Posted: April 11 at 2:39 pm

In about an hour’s time Wednesday morning at Toledo Bend, George Smith had more than 25 pounds of bass in his boat, including a hog that tipped the scales at almost 12 pounds.

Derris Wiman with his 11.51-pound lunker, taken at Toledo Bend on March 30. Wiman caught the big female with a 5-inch jerk bait, Strike King's KVD Perfect Plastic Caffeine Shad. Shreveport angler snares 11.51-pound whopper at Toledo Bend
2758 Views - Posted: April 04 at 11:00 am

Shreveport’s Derris Wiman probably won’t hesitate from now on when someone asks him if they should get the net ready.†

Dennis Elmore shows off the 11.81-pound beauty he caught on March 24 near Buck Creek on Toledo Bend. Elmore caught the big female with a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver in 4 feet of water. Texas angler catches big bass near Buck Creek on Toledo Bend
3419 Views - Posted: April 03 at 4:57 pm

After 39 years of dutifully fishing the spawn at Toledo Bend, Dennis Elmore finally scored the bass of a lifetime.†

Sulphurís Jared Adams caught this impressive 12.86-pounder in Toledo Bendís Hausen area on Feb. 9. Bend Bonanza ó Keys for bass fishing the Toledo Bend spawn
283 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

Half-ounce Rat-L-Traps were about as rare from Alexandria west to Toledo Bend last month as a Republican at an Obama rally.

Phillip Lee caught this 10-pounder near Pirate's Cove on Toledo Bend on Tuesday, March 18. It is his second double-digit bass eligible for the Toledo Bend Lunker Program. Another wild week of 10-pounders at Toledo Bend
4964 Views - Posted: March 25 at 1:44 pm

At least three more anglers landed big-time bass during the last week at Toledo Bend.

Here’s a recap of how they caught their lunkers.†

Hunter Gothia, of Bridge City, Texas, used Big Bite's Warmouth swim bream to catch this 10.41-pounder near Housen Bay at Toledo Bend on March 15. Texas angler takes yet another Toledo Bend 10-pounder
3912 Views - Posted: March 20 at 10:41 am

With the fishing tough at Sam Rayburn Lake near his camp, Hunter Gothia of Bridge City, Texas, ventured to Toledo Bend last week to get in on the spectacular bass action that’s taken the reservoir by storm this month.

Missouri's Lance Wakeland caught this 13.3-pounder near Holly Park Marina on Toledo Bend Tuesday. Missouri angler takes Toledo Bend 13.3-pounder
9878 Views - Posted: March 19 at 3:35 pm

After fighting sustained 25-mph southerly winds on Toledo Bend on Tuesday morning, Missouri anglers Lance Wakeland and John Bilgere agreed to get back on the water about 5 p.m.

FLW Series pro Todd Castledine with the 11.33-pound lunker he landed near Palo Gaucho Creek on Thursday afternoon, March 13. Castledine caught her on a Kicker Fish Bait Company's Tail Slapper swim bait. FLW Series pro lands 11-pound-plus bass near Palo Gaucho Creek on Toledo Bend
3840 Views - Posted: March 18 at 2:18 pm

FLW series pro Todd Castledine may not fish Toledo Bend very often, but when he does, he definitely makes the most of it.

Greg Crain caught this 10.05-pounder near the South Toledo Bend State Park on March 8 with a watermelon/red Zoom Fluke. DeRidder angler catches 10-pounder near South Toledo Bend State Park
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On Saturday afternoon, March 8, three hometown buddies from DeRidder decided to fish Toledo Bend’s southern waters.

Dennis Lott poses with the 12.89-pound largemouth he caught Saturday in the Housen area of Toledo Bend. Lott caught the big female on a black/red 8-inch Big Bite lizard. Walker angler catches biggest bass of the season at Toledo Bend
17986 Views - Posted: March 17 at 11:41 am

Dennis Lott caught the largest fish of the Toledo Bend Lunker Program’s season Saturday when he reeled in a 12.89-pound monster sitting on a shallow bed in the Housen area.

Sara Watkins, Johnnyís wife, displays her 8-pounder taken on a Top Toad while bream fishing with Johnny and her two sons on Motherís Day 2013 on Toledo Bend. Where to on Toledo Bend
347 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am

Frogs can certainly get bites anywhere on the lake, but vegetation is the key to consistent results.

“The bass spawn sort of trickled down the lake north to south last year, but you have much more vegetation south,” Johnny Watkins said. “There are also more primary and secondary points in the southern portion.

Tyler Casteel caught this 10.19-pounder on March 7 on grass flats near the Housen area with a red Xcalibur lipless crankbait. Toledo Bend gives up yet another 10-pounder
3264 Views - Posted: March 14 at 12:32 pm

After reading so many Internet stories about 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend, Tyler Casteel made the long drive to Pirate’s Cove Marina last Friday to get in on the action himself.†