Toledo Bend Reservoir


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Full Pool: 172.0
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The next step in trolling motor evolution

Louisiana Sportsman

Date: 9/23/2016 8:19:00 PM

My first real bass boat was a new 1973 Raycraft Pro built in St. Augustine, Texas, right between Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend Reservoir. Tri-hulls designed with a larger center hull and two smaller side sponsons were cutting-edge for bass boat hulls

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Salvinia in Shreveport's drinking water supply


Date: 9/22/2016 5:27:00 PM

Meanwhile, the battle against the fast-growing salvinia ... which first appeared on Toledo Bend Reservoir in 1998 ... continues on Lake Bistineau. The lake is down five feet since a drawdown started August 15th. There's another two feet to go.Lowering the

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Bloomington fisherman Seth Feider seeks bass circuit's biggest title

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Date: 9/17/2016 1:00:00 AM

Before this weekend, the most 20-pound bags on the circuit this season was 35, caught over twice as much time by more than twice as many anglers, at Toledo Bend Reservoir in Texas. Feider has an armada of friends following him as he fishes and sounding an

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Toledo Bend Reservoir Texas US GPS Fishing Spots (40+)

Date: 9/6/2016 6:27:18 PM

Download over 40 fishing spots in Toledo Bend Reservoir, Texas, US. Tired of fishing the same spots? We have the best fishing spots for Toledo Bend Reservoir. Our files contain artificial and natural reefs, buoys, ledges, rocks, shipwrecks, and many other

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Toledo Bend Lake Named Top Fishing Spot in Bassmaster, Again!

Date: 9/2/2016 5:26:00 AM

MANY, La., Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toledo Bend Reservoir, located on the Louisiana Texas boundary, has set a historic record as Bassmaster magazine named this great fishery the Number 1 Bass Fishing Lake in the Nation for a second year in a row

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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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