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AKA: Toledo Bend Lake, Toledo Bend

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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.

Toledo Bend, TX

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.

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.

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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

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Hybrid Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Alligator gar Bowfin Longnose gar Spotted gar

Toledo Bend Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: 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
409 787-3212

Holly Park Marina
3000 E Carters Ferry Rd
Milam, TX 75959
409 625-4424

Huxley Bay Marina
13200 FM 2694
Shelbyville, TX 75973
866 733-8193

Paradise Point RV Marina
648 Paradise Point Rd
Hemphill, TX 75948
409 579-3075

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

Contact Information

Toledo Bend Reservoir
Six Mile Marina
Six Mile Marina, Loop 200
Hemphill, TX 75948
409 579-9898


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