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Current Fishing Report for Toledo Bend Lake



October 27, 2020 Toledo Bend Fishing Report

Hello, anglers and outdoor addicts. The SRA (Sabine River Authority) said early this week the lake level was
168.01 msl (mean sea level) and no scheduled generating at the generators and at the emergency spillway all
gates are closed. However, they will have to release some water for factories below the generators. Water
temperatures are 70-72 but that will change as we have upper 40s scheduled for later this week. North Toledo
is stained, mid lake is slightly stained and south Toledo is mostly clear with some stained in back of feeder

Last Saturday we had a great day on South Toledo/Indian Creek/Buck Creek getting 11 in the boat and missing
some others. All on wacky rigs. We used 5 inch “The General” and Senko’s. On The General we used 10
pound test Big Game with green pumpkin and pumpkin party. However, on Senko’s we used Mad Melon and
Watermelon Blue flake. On both rigs we used 3/0 Aberdene hooks weightless. The winds were tough
Saturday from 15-17 straight out of the north so we had to work with the strong wind mostly fish ‘with the

On Saturday we could not get to our spooning bass with the winds sooo tough. However, last Thursday we had
a great day spooning catching 19-20 from 3-4 nice bass (15-16 inches), with several nice spots (13-14 inches), a
couple of nice white perch as when you find the bass most of the other species will also be there.
I also talked to my guide partner, Jason Courville, early this week. He continues to catch bass both shallow and
deep. For his deep bass he is working a Carolina Rig in 20-25 feet with green pumpkin Baby Brush Hog with a 4
foot leader and a 1 once sinker. On his drop shot rigs he likes a 2 foot tag, and a ½ ounce sinker. He buries his
hook in his worm a six inch Roboworm in Morning Dawn so he can cast the worm and not get tangled in debris
on the bottom.

I talked to Crappie Guide, Tater Reynolds, early this week and he said the cold front later this week will put the
crappie on the bottom of the man-made brush piles instead of them suspending in 12-14 feet down in the
brush piles. They will still be catchable on live shiners and crappie jigs.

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 Jeff Martin with a quality bass that hit a wacky rig in the mouth of Toledo's Buck Creek.
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