Fishing At Toledo Bend Reservoir
AKA: Toledo Bend Lake, Toledo Bend
What to fish for...
Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, longear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, alligator gar, bowfin, longnose gar and spotted gar at Toledo Bend Lake in East Texas.
Always known as one of the top bass fishing destinations in Texas, Toledo Bend Reservoir (Toledo Bend Lake) is a 185,000-acre lake on the texas-Louisiana border east of San Augustine. This 65-mile long lake with 1,200 miles of shoreline offers a host of fishing opportunities for a wide variety of fish species. Catfish, hybrid striped bass, crappie, white bass, gar, bluegill and a variety of other sunfish all call Toledo Bend home.
The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.
Toledo Bend Reservoir, located on the border of Texas and Louisiana, is a legendary destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a world-class angling experience. The reservoir offers exceptional fishing opportunities, drawing anglers from far and wide. Largemouth bass is the prized target for many fishermen at Toledo Bend Reservoir. With its expansive waters, submerged structure, and abundant cover, the reservoir provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a favored spot for bass fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can also target other popular species such as catfish, crappie, and white bass, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.
Considered one of the best bass tournament lakes in the country, this lake continues to turn out big bass. Boat ramps, marinas, lodging, campgrounds, RV parks, bait stores, restaurants and other amenities are available all around the lake - in both Texas and Louisiana. While fishing from shore, a fishing license is required from that state. While fishing from a boat, a license from either state is valid.
Cover consists primarily of standing timber, boat docks and hydrilla plus a variety of aquatic vegetation. Fishing for catfish, crappie and bass is good year round, with spring the best time to catch larger stringers. White bass fishing peaks in spring, while summer and fall are prime time for stripers and hybrid striped bass. Spring, summer and fall produce sunfish in good numbers.
Primary fish species residing in Toledo Bend Reservoir
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Toledo Bend Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Boating is a favored activity on Toledo Bend Reservoir, as the reservoir's vast expanse and scenic surroundings make it an ideal setting for water-based fun. Whether it's leisurely cruising, water skiing, or fishing from a boat, there is ample space for boaters to indulge in their favorite activities. Toledo Bend Reservoir features numerous boat ramps, marinas, and even boat rentals, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The calm waters and picturesque landscapes of the reservoir create a delightful environment for boating adventures.
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Bayou Siepe Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off F S 100, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Carrice Creek Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off State Highway 21 W, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved and gravel parking.
East Hamilton Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off FM 2261, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Indian Mounds Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off F Road 130, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Indian Mounds Launch
Located mid lake, west side, off Hurricane Hollow, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Jack's 944 Launch and Landing
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, north side of Pot Branch, off Road 944, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Ragtown Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Highway 132, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Six Mile Public Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, in Sandy Branch, at the south end of the Texas State Highway 87 Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
South Toledo Boat Launch
Located the southern tip of the lake, off Prv Road 6066, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Tenaha Creek Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Highway 139, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Willow Oak Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, in Sandy Branch, off Willow Oak Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Harborlight Marina and Resort
3150 Palo Gaucho Xing
Hemphill, Texas 75948
Holly Park Marina
3000 E Carters Ferry Rd
Milam, TX 75959
Huxley Bay Marina
13200 FM 2694
Shelbyville, TX 75973
Paradise Point RV Marina
648 Paradise Point Rd
Hemphill, TX 75948
Click here for a Texas Fishing License.
Click here to get a Louisiana fishing license.
Camping is a popular pastime at Toledo Bend Reservoir, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area and enjoy a peaceful retreat. The reservoir provides several campgrounds, accommodating both tent and RV campers. Campers can relax amidst the serene ambiance, enjoy nature walks, and spend evenings by campfires beneath the starry sky. Camping at Toledo Bend Reservoir allows visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the tranquility of the outdoors.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Fisherman's Village RV Park - 409 787-3138
Mid Lake Kampground - 409 625-4611
Hillside RV Park - 409 579-3422
God's Country Sportsmen's RV Park - 281 593-5613
Six Mile Marinas RV Park, Campground - 409 579-9898
Paradise Point RV Marina - 409 579-3075
Mill Creek Bay RV Park - 409 579-4262
Shady Oaks Marina RV Park Campground - 409 565-2101
Sabine National Forest Campground - 409 625-1940
Indian Mounds Campground - 409 625-1940
The Byrd's Nest RV Park & Cabins - 409 625-1901
Bean's VIP Campground - 409 625-3474
Geronimo Village RV Park - 936 269-3366
Toledo Bend Reservoir TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Toledo Bend Reservoir
Six Mile Marina
Six Mile Marina, Loop 200
Hemphill, TX 75948
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Toledo Bend Reservoir offers some of the very best fishing in all of Texas - especially for largemouth and striped bass.