Toledo Bend has been a consistent producer of LARGE black bass since the 70's! That pretty much says it all........
If your going to east Texas, you HAVE to go to TB. Stop by Fin n' Feather for launch, breakfast/lunch/dinner or a 'brewsky'!
To answer the question, I believe the water on the southern end is 'stained' but producing tons of fish.
Deep water and top water bite is ON!!!
If you weren't on the fish, just listen and talk to the other fishermen there, you will be.
I know my dad has caught 4 over 10lbs in the last year but he just snaps a photo and lets them go. He is waiting for one over 12 to get a replica made