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Toledo Bend Reservoir (2016)

Louisiana Travels with Charlie Whinham



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Toledo Bend Reservoir, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, 31.5233322, -93.668088

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-09-8

Duration: 00:12:10

Subjects: Bass fishing | Toledo Bend Reservoir (La. and Tex.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Curtis-Sparks, Linda Interviewee
  • Pratt, Jim Interviewee
  • Loetscher, Matt Interviewee


This segment from the September 8, 2016, episode from “Louisiana Travels” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the Toledo Bend Reservoir, the fifth largest man-made reservoir in the United States. Whinham reports that “Bassmaster Magazine” has named Toledo Bend as the best bass fishing lake in the country in both 2015 and 2016. Whinham goes bass fishing with Matt Loetscher of Living the Dream Guide Service and catches a five pound bass. He also interviews Linda Curtis-Sparks, the director of the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, and Jim Pratt, the executive director of the Sabine River Authority in Louisiana. They discuss the Toledo Bend lunker program, the available accommodations, and their bass tournaments.