Toledo Bend Reservoir Fishing Report
September 13, 2017
Current lake level is at 171.63' and water temp. is around 79-80 deg. This past weekend the Shelby County Bass club had a tournament out of here and the 1st place stringer was around 17 lbs. The water has cleared up fairly quick since all the rain and the lake has leveled back off again. The bass scattered with the rise of the lake but they have now started to group back up again and with the water cooling down you can really catch a good number of fish if you can find those deep schools. Into the next couple months you can count on more fish moving up into the shallows to feed. Crank baits, texas rig and drop shots are the best baits for the deeper schools.
Crappie are still being caught off the brush piles around creeks and drops. There has ben many crappie being caught on our fishing docks and boat marina on Bobby Garland (monkey milk) slab slayers on 1/32oz jig head.
Fishing will only get better as fall continues to get here. Every cold front will bring more fish into the pockets and back in the creeks. Lets hope for a good cold winter to get the Chicken coop fired up.