Joe Joslin


Big lake continues to produce, almost non stop, quality trout with gin clear waters along the Deatonville and Old Settlement Bank areas, according to well-known angler and retail tackle expert, Greg Vidrine of Lake Charles Tackle. There are even reports of isolated bird activity although this is not widespread. However, fishing reef areas is the method of choice for most anglers, especially for quality trout.

Die-hard anglers willing to brave the cold have been rewarded with limits of 2 and 3 pound fish. Turners Bay seems to be the area that had some of the better reports again with Berkley Gulp! the number one plastic and Mirror Lure Catch 2000 and Rapala's new Subwalk as the leading hard baits

For plenty of redfish, the east bank is still the area to target and they have been hitting gold spoons, Gulp! Shrimp in New Penny and glow/chartreuse as well as Stanley Wedgetails and Hackberry Hustlers in LSU and shrimp with glow tails. The best weight of jighead is the lighter one quarter ounce to slow down the rate the bait falls in the colder water.

Fish Species: reds and spec trout
Bait Used:
Tackle Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth: 1 to 6
Water Temperature: 59
Wind Direction: n.e.
Wind Speed: 10-15

Do you want to leave a comment? Login or register now to leave a comment.

No comments so far

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

337 463 3848
Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Joe Joslin