Toledo Bend Reservoir

LOUISIANA - TEXAS


Lake Level
170.54 FEET
4/24/2017
Full Pool: 172.0
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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announces Louisiana Bass Trail program

ArkLaTex

Date: 4/19/2017 9:48:00 AM

Toledo Bend Reservoir was selected as the top bass fishing lake in the U.S. in both 2015 and 2016 by Bassmaster magazine and can be fished from both North Toledo Bend State Park and South Toledo Bend State Park. Additionally, six of the top 10 state record

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Louisiana bass trail program announced

Myarklamiss

Date: 4/18/2017 11:40:00 PM

Toledo Bend Reservoir was selected as the top bass fishing lake in the U.S. in both 2015 and 2016 by Bassmaster magazine and can be fished from both North Toledo Bend State Park and South Toledo Bend State Park. Additionally, six of the top 10 state record

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Best wood buried in slash piles

Payson Roundup

Date: 4/14/2017 7:25:00 AM

Rim Country professional bass fisherman Clifford Pirch’s pursuit of the Bassmaster Elite Angler of the Year honors continued April 6-9 at Toledo Bend Reservoir near Many, La., with a 49th place finish among the 110 pros competing. On the first day

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Spring City newcomer a Bassmaster champion

Times Free Press

Date: 4/12/2017 9:00:00 PM

It was his first win in the Elite Series, which was started in 2006, but he won two previous B.A.S.S. events, including the Open Championship on the Toledo Bend Reservoir in 2003. "I've been on the Elite Series since its inception," Murray said in a B.A.S

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Arizona native John Murray finally conquers Toledo Bend

The Advocate

Date: 4/12/2017 3:07:00 PM

To finally, really, do it? Yeah, that’s pretty hard to imagine.” But during last week’s stop at the massive Toledo Bend Reservoir, Murray banged away at the bass. Even though most pros agreed the lake was much more stingy than their past four visits

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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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