April 2015

Toledo Bend lunker total surpasses 2013-14 numbers

Chris Berzas for Louisiana Sportsman


Six weeks remaining in Lunker Bass Program season

No one can deny it’s been an incredible lunker bass spring at Toledo Bend.

Here are three more stories by anglers who had what it took to catch and land a double-digit bass — and there’s still 1 ½ months to go before the 2014-15  Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program season ends.

Ville Platte angler lands two 11-pound Toledo Bend lunkers on consecutive days

Vidrine hooked both monsters on wacky-rigged Senkos in the Indian Mounds area

Chris Berzas for Louisiana Sportsman


In addition to the normal array of hooks, weights, line, crankbaits, Traps, soft plastics and the usual assortment of “stuff” crammed into a typical tacklebox, David Vidrine apparently still had enough room for a horseshoe and a lucky rabbit’s foot on his Easter weekend trip to Toledo Bend.

Impromptu bow-fishing trip yields potential Toledo Bend record longnose gar

But 26-pound fish was never submitted for record books, Lanclos said

Artcle & Picture By:  Chris Berzas for Louisiana Sportsman


As evidenced this spring, Toledo Bend’s 185,000 acres are home to an untold number of lunker largemouth bass that roam throughout the reservoir.

Of course, lots of other species call the Bend home, like bream, crappie, catfish, carp and striped bass, among others.

Schexnayder catches biggest Toledo Bend lunker of the season with 12.81-pounder

Monster bass was caught on a spinnerbait April 2 in the Indian Mounds

Chris Berzas for Louisiana Sportsman


If you’re Daniel Schexnayder, what’s even better than catching a Toledo Bend 10.95-pounder last December?

Following it up this month with a monster bass almost 2 pounds heavier that is currently the largest fish entered so far in the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program for the 2014-15 season that ends in mid-May.

84 Year Old Donald Wendt's Catch

84 year old Donald Wendt catches a 9.64 lb. bass on his 43rd annual trip from Kentucky to Toledo Bend.

Toledo Bend is spitting out lots of true fish stories this season with over 70 lunkers recorded in the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s Lunker Bass program and with the record catch George Herr made in November of five fish weighing in at 40.45 lbs.