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The Toledo Bend Lake Association Meeting Thursday, February 4 in Many

February 2, 2016 2:20 PM

For anglers in western and central Louisiana, Toledo Bend Reservoir is a go-to spot for fishing of all sorts.  It is the largest man-made body of water in the South and the fifth-largest in the country.  The lake provides power and water for many local communities in both Texas and Louisiana.  The Toledo Bend Lake Association is dedicated to improving Toledo Bend and its surrounding amenities, as well as bringing the opportunity to enjoy both to the community.  To this end the TBLA hosts numerous fishing tournaments for the local youth.  Over the past 16 years, thousands of children have participated in fishing competitions put on by the organization.  TBLA also has a lunker program where anglers can register any bass caught over the weight of ten pounds.  Participants who release their catch receive a free replica.  This year, the program is experiencing much higher numbers than were seen this time last year, and 2015 set the record with 81 bass registered as lunkers from the Bend. For their work in the community, TBLA was awarded the Conservation Partnership Award by the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts.  If you want to know more about TBLA, visit their website at:  Their next regular meeting is Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm in the Sabine Council on Aging facility at 29275 Highway 191, Many, LA 71449.

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