Joe Joslin Outdoors - Guide Service

Meet Joe Joslin

Joe sings God Bless The USA at the Skeeter's 2008 National Owners Tournament at Lake Fork

Joe makes cover of July 2011 edition of Louisiana Sportsmen Magazine.

Joe Joslin has fished Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn Reservoirs for over 30 years and has been a full-time licensed guide since 1998. He specializes in Largemouth bass and fishes most all of Rayburn and the southern one half of Toledo which many feel harbors more than its share of lunker bass.

One of the best known guides on Toledo Bend with ten bass over 10 lbs to his credit including the latest which was a 10 lb 3 oz south Toledo (Texas Island) largemouth that was caught April, 2013. His largest bass to date is an 11 pound 8 ounce beauty that was also caught in the Texas Island area of south Toledo May, 2004.

In addition to guiding, Joe is a frequent tournament angler, outdoor writer for several newspapers/outdoor magazines and numerous websites. Joslin also frequently leads fishing seminars.

Joslin is based out of Indian Creek which is located on the southwest corner of Toledo Bend Lake on the Texas side which also is about 30 minutes from Rayburn.

Fishing seminar conducted by Joe Joslin
I am a bit prejudiced when it comes to South Toledo because it has a great track record for double digit bass. I also like the area south of 147 Bridge on Rayburn for the same reason.

The best grass (hydrilla) currently is on the southern half of both of both Toledo and Rayburn. I talk about grass because I believe submerged grass beds harbor the quality of cover that lunker bass need to grow and flourish. Also, the biologists in the lake have stocked a high percentage of Florida bass on the south end of these lakes because the grass cover gives these fingerlings a better chance to reach maturity.

To get away from some of the boat traffic/fishing pressure, I have focused much of my effort the past 4-5 years on submerged grass humps, main lake points, flats close to deep water and ridges that run off into deep water. While this structure does get fished , it gets a small fraction of the pressure major creek areas receive. There are times that the weather will not let you fish the main lake, but I have found that I can fish there 70% of the time.

I have fished these lakes for over 30 years and feel that there has not been a better time than now to catch a double digit bass from these waters. I cannot promise you that you will catch your dream fish but I will promise to keep you on structure that has a history and a potential for lunker bass. I do feel that I know these fisheries as well as anyone and that you will get to fish some beautiful area if you choose to book with us. We do catch a lot of bass but never promise to load the boat. Some of my regular customers say I understate the possibilities and over produce. I think there may be some truth to that. We do have a lot of repeat business.

Week days are better if your schedule permits because of less pressure from other anglers. Thanks for your interest in our guide service. May God bless. Joe

I lift up my eyes to the hill, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth - Psalm 121: Vs 1 & 2

Joe Joslin Outdoors
Licensed Guide on Toledo Bend & Sam Rayburn
Tournament Angler & Outdoor Media
Member: Louisiana Outdoor Writers Assoc.& Southeastern Outdoor Press Assoc
160 Country Lane, DeRidder, LA 70634

Phone: (337) 463-3848