At 181,600 acres, Toledo
Bend Reservoir is the largest man made body of water in the South.
This lake is a border water with Texas. Cooperation between state agencies on either side is required to accomplish goals of all stakeholders.
The lake is owned by the Sabine River Authority of Louisiana and the Sabine River
Authority of Texas.
Weevils helping in LDWF's fight to control giant salvinia
Since 1998 -- when giant salvinia was first discovered in Louisiana at Toledo Bend -- the state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been fighting an uphill battle to keep the invasive South American plant under control.
Runoff flushed giant salvinia out of Toledo Bend's upper shallows and caused huge mats of vegetation along a 16-mile stretch of the reservoir.
The dam is capable of generating 92 megawatts of electrical power.
At Toledo Bend people most commonly fish for:
Striped bass, Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Channel catfish, White bass, Flathead catfish, Blue catfish, Redear sunfish