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Caddo Lake

Harrison County, TX
Harrison County, TX
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On Big Cypress Bayou on the Texas-Louisiana state line, northeast of Marshall in Harrison and Marion counties
26,800 acres
LAKE SIZE
20 feet
MAX DEPTH
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Sunfish
White Bass
Yellow Bass
Chain Pickerel
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Caddo Lake.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Caddo began as a natural lake, but was dammed for flood control in the early 1900s. Native and non-native aquatic vegetation covers approximately 95 percent of the lake's surface area in Texas. Inundated bald cypress trees are scattered throughout this comparatively shallow water body and provide excellent fish habitat. Man-made structures such as fishing piers and duck blinds also provide habitat for cover-seeking species.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Largemouth bass is the most popular sportfish at Caddo Lake with good numbers of trophy-size bass (over 8 lbs) available. The lake also supports quality crappie, white bass, and sunfish fisheries. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish are present and provide good seasonal fishing opportunities. Chain pickerel, a smaller cousin of the northern pike, is also present and frequently sought by anglers because of its sporting qualities.
TIPS & TACTICS
Although largemouth bass fishing is good throughout the year, the time to fish for trophy fish is spring, with March being the most productive month. Crappie fishing is most productive in winter and early spring with good numbers of legal-size fish available for harvest. Peak fishing time for white bass occurs during winter and early spring in areas where water current is present. Chain pickerel are also good at this time of the year; the best habitat to fish is around submerged aquatic vegetation. Late spring and early summer is a most productive time to fish for sunfishes and catfishes at Caddo Lake.
FISHING REPORT
GOOD. Water clear; 68 degrees; 1.42 high. Largemouth bass are good working spinners, frogs, crankbaits, red/black or orange/green skirted jigs, and wacky worms near grass lines, shallow drop-offs, and trees. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles and creeks. White bass are good on slabs on the channel edges, flats, and main lake humps. Chain pickerel are fair with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait in 3-10 feet.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

Source:
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Caddo began as a natural lake, but was dammed for flood control in the early 1900s. Native and non-native aquatic vegetation covers approximately 95 percent of the lake's surface area in Texas. Inundated bald cypress trees are scattered throughout this comparatively shallow water body and provide excellent fish habitat. Man-made structures such as fishing piers and duck blinds also provide habitat for cover-seeking species.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Caddo Lake
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
US Army Corps of Engineers
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