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"The river is high/muddy and boaters should use caution due to floating debris" stated local tournament angler, Travis Merritt. The river is expected to crest mid-week and start to fall by weekend. "Fishing is tough right" says Merritt but will improve as water levels recede. Water draining from the marshes/backwater along the main river and West Fork should concentrate bass near these cuts. Some of the best fishing on the river can come after high water. Merritt also recommends the Houston River as a great area to fish after high water. Top baits include crawfish crankbaits and spinnerbaits worked at drains/ cuts. Flipping jigs is also a fish catching technique with 1/2 or 3/4 ounce suggested with current water conditions and top colors being black/blue or black/red with green pumkin or watermelon trailer.

Fish Species: l.m. bass
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Water Temperature: 68-70
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Joe Joslin

About The Author: Captain Joe Joslin

Company: joe joslin outdoors

Area Reporting: South Toledo Bend

Bio: Joe Joslin is a syndicated outdoor writer and writes for several Louisiana newspapers and numerous magazines including Texas Game and Fish, Louisiana Game and Fish, CenLa Sportsman, Louisiana Sportsman and LakeCaster. Joe has been fishing Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn for 25+ years and is a frequent tournament angler. Joe has been a full time pro guide on Toledo Bend/Sam Rayburn since 1998.Joe Joslin Outdoors Fishing Guide Service Wholesome atmosphere * Safety minded * Latest equipment, featuring 21i Class Skeeter with 300 hp Yamaha HPDI * Tackle supplied upon request * References available upon request * Available Year-Round. E-Mail Joe at

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