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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

The lake is 165.02 msl, and continuing to rise from the recent rains with more rain in the forecast. High pool is 172 msl, with the lake being about seven feet low. The lake has risen almost two and half feet making it a lot safer to run many areas but caution should still be used if not completely sure about the area you are running. Water temp this week was running in the middle to high 40s, almost 10 degrees lower than a week ago. The north end of the lake is muddy from the recent rains and clearing as you go south. You can check out the February issue of the Lake Caster for available ramps or go to More ramps should be opening up with the rising water.

This week was a challenging week to say the least with the cold weather, rain, fog, high winds and substantial drop in water temperature which put the skids on the fishing. We couldn’t get a working pattern on anything (shallow, deep, creek ledges, points, ditches or river drops) and we tried it all. Even the White Bass on the main lake shut down.
Based on our electronics everything was suspended in deep water and just not biting. After two days of grueling conditions on the main lake and high winds expected for Thursday we decided to hit the river south of Logansport to check and see if the rising water had pushed any Whites in that area. We worked from the mouth of the river north to the bridge with no luck. Made a run north of the bridge and finally started catching some large males in fact they were all males. They seemed to be coming through in waves and were holding close to the bluff banks. Traps and spoons worked best. The river fishing should get better every day with the fresh water and the Whites starting to make their annual run.

Looks like we are going to be getting a substantial amount of rain this weekend but we are suppose to have some warm weather all of next week.
Things should be busting wide open once the lake settles down. The bass were already starting to move shallow before the last cold front and with some warm weather and the rising water look for the action to be hot and heavy. The Crappie will start moving shallow any time.

Greg Crafts
Toledo Bend Guide Service & Lake Cottage
159 Toledo Forest
Shelbyville, TX 75973

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