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Current Fishing Report for Toledo Bend Lake



September 1, 2020 Toledo Bend Fishing Report

Hello anglers and outdoor addicts. My heart is heavy as I think about all the awesome Lodges and Camps that
were destroyed by Hurricane Laura. One of the many was Captain Kevin Broussard of Cajun Paradise Lodge
and Charters who said his lodge was destroyed. I had to go to a different source this week for Toledo Bends
lake level at 169.64 msl (mean sea level). I’m sure the SRA employees were cleaning up after the Hurricane.
Toledo Bend took a HIT with buoys out of place or missing plus “Floaters” everywhere. So if you go to Toledo
Bend, be VERY cautious. Water temperatures are 86-88 degrees.

North Toledo is stained, mid lake is slightly stained and south Toledo is starting to clear up after Hurricane
Laura. I heard one report that said most of the tall trees are gone. I also talked to my guide partner, Jason
Courville, Tuesday this week and he is catching bass with a Carolina rig with a 4 foot leader, a 1 ounce sinker
deep bite (15-23) Carolina Rig Baby Brush Hog in green pumpkin. He also likes 15 pound test Trilene 100%
fluorocarbon for leader and main line.

The shallow bite is from 2 to 8 feet with your favorite top water. Mine is a 90 Choppo or a Bullet Pop. We
continue to catch bass on wacky rigged The General in green pumpkin or pumpkin party. In Senkos we like
mad melon and watermelon blue flake.

In talking to crappie guide Tater Reynold’s and he is saying they are having problems finding gas on the
southern part of the Toledo Bend. He plans to start guiding (fuel permitting) Thursday or Friday. They are also
concerned if the man/made brush piles will be there after Hurricane Laura.

Joe Joslin is a pro guide on both Toledo and Sam Rayburn and a TPWD licensed guide since 1998. Contact him at, landline 337-463-3848/Cell 337-401-264. Joe Joslin is a syndicated writer and is published by numerous websites, newspapers and magazines. Check out his website at 



Photo Info:  Toledo angler Allen Theriot with a quality bass he caught on a wacky rig.
Photo by Joe Joslin Outdoors.



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Joe Joslin Outdoors
Licensed Guide on Toledo Bend & Sam Rayburn
Tournament Angler & Outdoor Media
Member: Louisiana Outdoor Writers Assoc.& Southeastern Outdoor Press Assoc
160 Country Lane, DeRidder, LA 70634

Phone: (337) 463-3848