Toledo Bend Reservoir

LOUISIANA - TEXAS


Lake Level
169.21 FEET
2/21/2017
Full Pool: 172.0
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How Dusty Anders contracted bass fever

Louisiana Sportsman

Date: 2/15/2017 5:26:00 AM

In his case, it might be terminal. The 49-year-old from Alexandria operates a part-time guide service (Dusty Anders Guide Service, 318-447-0869) on Toledo Bend Reservoir and fishes as many as 25 bass tournaments a year. Slightly built and slender with a

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Texas Team Trail Heads to Toledo Bend

thefishingwire.com

Date: 2/14/2017 11:52:00 PM

After a highly successful season-opening tournament, the Texas Team Trail heads east Feb. 18 to the Toledo Bend Reservoir, the only lake ever to be named the No. 1 black bass fishery in the nation for two consecutive years. At last season's TXTT event

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STALLARD: National media gives Texas a bum steer

The Lufkin News

Date: 2/9/2017 11:40:00 PM

I’ll drive them out to Lake Sam Rayburn or the Toledo Bend Reservoir and show them some of the prettiest waters on this planet. Let me drive them along one of the highways between here and Crockett or toward Waco. They’ll see forests they’ll swear

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Texas Team Trail Returns to Toledo Bend

thefishingwire.com

Date: 2/9/2017 12:51:00 AM

The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its second regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Toledo Bend Reservoir. The fishery straddles the Texas/Louisiana border and is one of the world's premier

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Texas Team Trail Presented by Cabela's Returns to Toledo Bend

Fishing World

Date: 2/8/2017 1:54:00 PM

(Feb 8, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its second regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Toledo Bend Reservoir. The fishery straddles the Texas/Louisiana border

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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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