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#11464225 - 03/08/16 04:34 PM My first trip to Toledo Bend
Der Vorsteher™ Online   shocked
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 20729
Loc: The 903
First of all beautiful lake. Just an incredible body of water. Fishing was on fire on the south end but we fished mid lake. Fishing was tough bit I think it will be on mid lake in a week or so. We started by pounding the banks shallow looking for spawners but had no luck. Everyone else we saw were doing the same. Decided to back off a bit and it paid off. It was slow but got a bit of a pattern. Bucks were staging and suspending on the edge of the buck brush 5-6 feet of water. Caught 15 fish all on a weighess fluke dead sticking it. Thought yesterday was going to be better but wasn't. Started with same patter and picked off 2 small ones and then nothing. Went back out after lunch and third cast got one on a chatter bait and buddy got one a few casts later on a crankbait. Then nothing the rest of the day until I caught one just before leaving. Bass weren't on beds yet mid lake but will be soon and it will be good fishing. All in all had a blast and can't wait to get back there. Probably going to make a trip in April when BIL flies down. It may be on then. Awesome lake.





Big fish of the trip. roflmao

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#11464300 - 03/08/16 05:03 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
Mayo Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 492
Nice mate. She's on my bucket list. I just finished reading Spring Water Dogs book on TB. Excellent read...

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#11464321 - 03/08/16 05:11 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 17588
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
thumb glad you boys had fun coach, I can't wait to go
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#11464402 - 03/08/16 05:48 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Frank the Tank]
jcarring99 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 12268
Loc: Arlngton
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
thumb glad you boys had fun coach, I can't wait to go


I'm going next week if it's not flooded too much!

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#11464440 - 03/08/16 06:13 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
1ShotNoKills Online   crying
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Registered: 05/13/11
Posts: 20983
Loc: Kilgore, Tx
Nice hats
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#11467124 - 03/09/16 07:41 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
rsmith Offline
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Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 267
Loc: killeen tx
right now they are dumping a lot of water out of Toledo bend

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#11467194 - 03/09/16 08:12 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: rsmith]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 33072
Loc: Pineywoods
Originally Posted By: rsmith
right now they are dumping a lot of water out of Toledo bend


They interviewed dam personnel on the local news today. They stated that since TB was not a flood control reservoir their goal was to try and release the same amount of water as what entered the lake (can't see that happening with the watershed getting at least 10" of rain in 48 hours).

I love the Bend.
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#11467195 - 03/09/16 08:12 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 33072
Loc: Pineywoods
Oh, nice cat Coach!
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#11467223 - 03/09/16 08:21 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: RayBob]
Der Vorsteher™ Online   shocked
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 20729
Loc: The 903
Originally Posted By: RayBob
Oh, nice cat Coach!



Haha, yeah, weightless fluke in about 1 foot of water. Thought I had a real nice bass for a bit.
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#11467251 - 03/09/16 08:32 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
rsmith Offline
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Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 267
Loc: killeen tx
TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES
DATE: _3-9-16

TIME: 1900 hrs.

RESERVOIR ELEV: _173.56 FT. MSL

TOLEDO BEND WATER RELEASES HAVE BEEN INCREASED TO_66144_CFS

CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES
Number of Gates/ Opened(Feet)
3 / 8
6 / 7

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status


1

RUNNING 24 HRS.


2

DOWN FOR REPAIR



TOTAL RELEASES __ 72944 CFS

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#11467258 - 03/09/16 08:34 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
ToadSnatcher14 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 15037
Loc: Justin,Texas
That is like 47 billion gallons of water in 24 hours at that rate of release.

OMG
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#11467286 - 03/09/16 08:43 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
rsmith Offline
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Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 267
Loc: killeen tx
I sure would like to see the dam releasing all that water, has to be some major flooding downstream

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#11467294 - 03/09/16 08:45 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
rsmith Offline
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Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 267
Loc: killeen tx
here is the site for the data

http://www.srala-toledo.com/

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#11467478 - 03/09/16 09:44 PM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
Slefler Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 213
Loc: Tyler, Texas
Why couldn't yall do that last Saturday? Lol, it is indeed a beautiful lake.

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#11467669 - 03/10/16 12:37 AM Re: My first trip to Toledo Bend [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
charles mcmahan Offline
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Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 616
Loc: CANTON, TEXAS
Took my 1st trip to Toledo Bend Feb 29 & Mar 1st & I can promise you it won't be my last!! Best fishing trip I've ever been on!!
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