Guide to Fishing in East Texas
Toledo Bend Spillway
You can find out online (link below) when the dam is scheduled to generate. When it does, the current picks up and turns on the fishing.
Fishing for all species is best when the dam is fully generating. You can catch large bass and catfish, and you have a chance at white bass, crappie, and striped bass.
The Toledo Bend Spillway is a great place to fish in East Texas when the water is generating.
When the dam is not generating, it can be a natural playground for your family.
One thing I’m always looking for when I seek out East Texas “swimming holes” is clear water. One place you can find it locally is the Toledo Bend Spillway when the dam isn’t generating. You can see bass, catfish, and other marine life in the crystal clear water.
When the water is flowing a little more, the Toledo Bend Dam Spillway can be a nice place for East Texas families to take a tube or canoe.
Whether you take your kids to fish or swim, keep safety in mind. Many, or most, of the exposed rocks will have algae and be slippery. There are no lifeguards, so keep in mind your child’s swimming ability and adult sobriety. You can have a lot of fun here, but please be careful.
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Here are some more images of families swimming and fishing at the Toledo Bend Dam’s spillway.