Toledo Bend Lake - bordering Texas and Louisiana - 205,000 acre lake with over 1,200 miles of shoreline
LAKE CONDITIONS: At midweek the lake level stood at 172.05' with water surface temperatures ranging from 82-88 degrees. North Toledo is stained, mid lake is slightly stained-to-clear and south Toledo is clear to very clear. Both generators are running 7 hours daily from 1-8 p.m.
The submerged grass situation continues to improve all over the lake but the best quality of grass, by far, is still on the southern third of The Bend.
STRIPERS: Late afternoon trolling has been successful while generators are running. Also, strolling a striper jig around Louisiana Islands, Texas Islands and near the dam is also getting some nice striper. Scattered breaking are showing up early and late in these same areas. My Favorite Topwater schooling bait for stripers is a Salt Water addition Frenzy Walker in Grey Ghost.
AUTHOR INFO: Joe Joslin is a syndicated columnist and pro guide on Toledo Bend. His sponsors include Yamaha/Skeeter Boats and Motors, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Fenwick, G.T. Industries, ReAction Lures, Stanley Jigs Inc., Jay's Carpet One and TTI Industries. He can be reached at 463-3848, (409) 565-1288 and [email protected]