Toledo Bend Reservoir


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Team Allen/Loetscher Wins Texas Team Trail Presented by Cabela's Event on Toledo Bend Reservoir

Gilmer Mirror

Date: 1/14/2018 7:00:00 AM

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (January 15, 2018) - Harold Allen, of Shelbyville, Texas, and Matt Loetscher, of Many, Louisiana, weighed 28.74 pounds to win the first regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on January 13 on

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Area college athletes: Lews leads way for Duquesne

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Date: 1/12/2018 8:35:00 PM

McKendree’s bass fishing program is No. 10 in the school of the year standings. McKendree resumes competition Jan. 25 at Toledo Bend Reservoir in Many, La. • SIUE senior forward Jalen Henry is the OVC men’s basketball co-player of the week after

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Fishing Finesse Worms with John Murray

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 12/27/2017 12:56:00 PM

The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide Toledo Bend Reservoir is an unlikely place where you would need a finesse worm to win a tournament but Tennessee pro John Murray counted heavily upon the lure to claim his

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Two 'hawg factories' to host Nation regionals


Date: 12/20/2017 1:37:00 PM

Two of the fisheries, Clear Lake in California and Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Louisiana-Texas border, are known for producing bass weighing 10 or more pounds. The Pee Dee and Santee river basins out of Winyah Bay, S.C., where the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern

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Region-wide freeze expected overnight Thursday and into Friday morning

Magnolia Reporter

Date: 12/7/2017 2:17:00 AM

Low temperatures will range from around 20 degrees in Southeast Oklahoma to around 30 degrees across the Toledo Bend Reservoir and west-central Louisiana. The forecast low for the Magnolia area is 28 degrees on Friday and Saturday mornings. Precautions

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• River: Sabine River
• Length: 1,264 Miles
• Surface Area: 185,000 Acres
• Volume: 4,477,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 60 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 110 feet
Toledo Bend Reservoir is a reservoir on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana. the largest man-made body of water in Texas, the largest in the South, and the fifth largest in the United States.
The land along the Orange area often flooded from the Sabine, with destructive effects. Also, the considerations for municipal, industrial, agricultural, and recreational purposes were part of the reasons the Texas State Legislature formed the Sabine River Authority of Texas in 1949, and in 1950 the Louisiana State Legislature created the Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana for the project.
With both authorities in agreement, in 1955 a feasibility report was initiated and by 1959, the two states allocated 30 million dollars for the project. The land was acquired in 1963, with the work following the subsequent year.
Beginning in May 1963, land acquisitions for Toledo Bend Reservoir started as a joint management project of Texas and
Louisiana River Authorities. Construction on the Toledo Bend Dam, spillway, and power plant, began on May 11, 1964. The closure section of the earthen embankment and impoundment of water was begun in October 1966. The power plant was completed and began operating in the early part of 1969. The Toledo Bend Project was constructed primarily for the purposes of water supply, hydroelectric power generation, and recreation.

Toledo Bend Reservoir forms a portion of the boundary between the states of Texas and Louisiana. From the dam site, which is north of Burkeville, TX, the reservoir extends up the river for about 65 miles to Logansport, LA, and inundates land in Sabine, Shelby, Panola and Newton Counties, Texas, and Sabine and DeSoto Parishes, Louisiana.
Toledo Bend is the nation's only public water conservation and hydroelectric power project to be undertaken without federal participation in its permanent financing.

Both private and public facilities are available for swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing, camping, hunting and sightseeing. The reservoir is a popular location for freshwater fishing with many clubs hosting tournaments.

At present, the lake is best suited to shallow draft power boats due to a large number of trees and stumps that are still in the body of the lake.

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