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Water level on 01/19 at 03:30 PM CST
169.36 ft 2.64
Water level for the last 30 days

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TodayJan 19, 2021
Toledo Bend
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December 14, 2020 Toledo Bend Fishing Report

Hello, anglers and outdoor addicts. I called the SRA (Sabine River Authority) and the lake level is 168.88 (msl)
mean sea level. The SRA spokesman said they would have to generate 1 unit for 16 hours from 4 a.m. to 8
p.m. At the emergency spillway all gates are closed. Water Temperature is in upper 50s to low 60s Fahrenheit.
We continue to catch bass on wacky rigs, Carolina Rigs, drop shot and jigging spoons. On the wacky rigs they
seem to hit about an hour and half before sunset as nice bass move up on submerged points from 6 to 12 feet.
We are using nothing but a 3/0 Aberdeen worm hook for weight and it works extremely well. We are using
The General in green pumpkin and pumpkin party. On our Senko’s we are using watermelon blue flake and
mad melon. The four colors seem to catch a lot of bass the last 1.5 hours before sunset. Also, if its cloudy we
can go to it earlier.

On our Carolina Rigs we are catching bass on Baby Brush Hogs in watermelon red, fishing bass from 15-25 feet
depth. My guide partner Jason Courville, wants nothing but a green pumpkin. I prefer a 4 foot leader make
up of the same line as my main line which is a 17 or 15 pound 100% Trilene fluorocarbon and my sinker is ¾ or
1 ounce sinker. These bass seem to be moving up, especially in the late afternoon.

On our drop shot and Jigging Spoons these bass seem to have found their depth from 28 to 35 feet. I’ve found
a new spoon. I think it was started in Lake Fork it is a 5- inch version in Wounded Shad. I cast this big spoon
and keep it just off the bottom. We also found some new spoons as we mentioned last week The War Eagle
and bass seem to like it very much. The one we are using is the 7/8 ounce version and has basically replaced
our other spoons.

I talked to crappie guide Tater Reynolds early this week and they are catching everything on plastics. Both a
hair jig and another jig I described as ‘Nice. ’ They have had several trips in the 60s and 1 trip in the 70s.

Joe Joslin is a pro guide on both Toledo and Sam Rayburn and a TPWD licensed guide since 1998. Contact him at [email protected], landline 337-463-3848/Cell 337-401-0264. Joe Joslin is a syndicated writer and is published by numerous websites, newspapers and magazines. Check out his website at 



Photo info:  Toledo angler Coy Walters with a couple of bass he caught on a wacky Rig while fishing near Toledo's Dam.
Photo by Joe Joslin Outdoors