Del Rio, Texas, pro and Lake Amistad guide Kurt Dove is on the board with his first keeper.
The biggest bass ever caught at Toledo Bend in B.A.S.S. competition is 10-15 — a tie between Harold Allen (2009) and Ish Monroe (2011). On July 3, 2000, Eric Weems caught a 15.32-pound largemouth from Toledo Bend that is generally regarded as the lake record.
Michael Simonton is on the board at Toledo Bend.
Alabama pro (and die-hard Crimson Tide fan) Jamie Horton boats his second keeper. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Chris Henderson.
New York pro Joe Sancho shows off his third keeper. No, his goatee does not double as a Golden Rule, though it's definitely a keeper.
Toledo Bend was generally regarded as the best bass lake in America in the 1970s and early '80s. Many of the sports early standouts got their starts guiding on Toledo Bend, including Larry Nixon, Tommy Martin, Harold Allen, John Torian and Jon Hall. All but Allen lived in Hemphill, Texas. The Hemphill pros were known as the "Hemphill Gang."
Arizona pro Cliff Pirch is steam-rolling the Bend's bass! Now if he could just find a kicker or two...
Bassmaster Marshal Chris Miller says this about North Carolina pro Tracy Adams: "He's making this look easy!"
Here's Jonathon VanDam's fourth keeper. Photo by Justin Holmes. On-the-water reporter Ronnie Moore reports: "We stumbled upon Jonathon VanDam and he told us he has four fish, but he is not happy with the size.
An official countdown with local angler Darold Gleason here at Toledo Bend in Many, La.