Toledo Bend Bass Fishing Report April 2004

Toledo Bend Bass Fishing Report April 2004
The lake level is 170.15 ft msl, and holding steady. Temperatures are running in the 60s. The water clarity on the north end is stained to clear. Alt copy goes hereBlack Bass: The Blacks have slowed way down and are moving into a typical post spawn pattern. There are still some shallow fish in the bushes but the spawn is just about over. Finesse plastics, top water plugs, shallow diving crank baits and spinner baits working best for the shallow fish. As the bass move out of the spawning areas they will follow the creeks and ditches back to deeper water. Work the creek points and bends dropping off into deep water, and main lake points with Carolina or Texas rigged plastics and crank baits. The bass will usually be holding in some type of cover, lay-downs, tops or along stump lines. White Bass: The Whites have moved back into the main lake and are holding on the river channel sandbars and off main lake points. Slab spoons and tail spinners working best in 13 plus foot of water on sand bars and shallow diving crank baits and traps working best off main lake points. Watch for schooling activity. The Bream are starting to bust wide open. Crickets or worms fished on a foot to three foot leader along protected cove shorelines working best. Look for honey cone circles in shallow water to locate the beds. Some Crappie are still in shallow water spawning. Shiners and jigs fished on a foot leader along grass working best. To find the Crappie use an ultra lite spinning reel with a beetle spin to cover a lot of water. If you catch one slow down, you should catch some more. Also work the mouth of the creeks in 25 ft of water over brush for the Crappie that have spawned and have moved back into deep water. Greg Crafts Toledo Bend Guide Greg Crafts Phone: 936.368.7151 gcrafts@bigfoot.com

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