Lunker Bass Program
The Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program is a program designed to return trophy fish back to the wild.
The Toledo Bend Largemouth Bass Lunker Program is one in which a fiberglass replica is given for any fish weighing 10 pounds or more, providing the following rules are met:
- Fish must weigh a minimum of 10 lbs.
- Fish must be legally caught in Toledo Bend Reservoir by sporting means; ex. rod and reel, pole and hook. Any fish caught by hand line, set line, net, trap, seine or snagging is not eligible.
- Fish must be weighed on ASGS approved scales at one of the following locations: Toledo Town and Tackle at intersection LA 191 and LA 6; Pirate's Cove Marina, 1567 Carribean Road, Florien, LA; Huxley Bay Marina, FM 2694, Shelbyville, TX; Newell's Fishing World, 140 Newell Loop, Milam, TX; Pleasure Bend General Store, Fairmont Community south of Six Mile at 113 Pleasure Bend Road, Hemphill, TX; Paradise Point, 648 Paradise Loop, Hemphill, TX, or weighed on certified scales during a fishing tournament held on Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Toledo Town & Tackle: 318-256-5613
Pirate's Cove Marina: 318-565-4467 or Joe at 337-230-7273
Huxley Bay Marina: 936-368-2494
Newell's Fishing World: 409-625-4928 or Gary at 936-332-4399
Pleasure Bend General Store: 409-579-2203
Paradise Point: 409-579-3075
- Anglers must present their fishing licenses or proof of exemption to the witness at the time of weighing.
- Angler must agree to release their fish to the weigh station to be released back into the lake alive.
- A designated witness at one of the above locations must verify and attest to the weight of fish and the live release of fish back into Toledo Bend Reservoir.
- A fisherman receiving a replica as part of tournament winnings will not be awarded a duplicate replica.
These replicas are always distributed at the McDonald's Big Bass Splash at Cypress Bend Park.
* Transfer the fish to a well-aerated livewell or igloo cooler, out of light sunlight.
* Do not hold the fish out of water longer than 30 seconds.
* Go Immediately to an official weigh site to have your fish weighed.
* Always wet your hands before handling the fish. Use both hands; one firmly grasping the lower jaw and the other supporting its weight just behind the belly, or use a knotless, fine mesh, soft net, or plastic weigh bag to transfer the fish.