Straddling the Texas-Louisiana border, Caddo Lake is a prime spot for trophy bass as well as large crappie. Other species of gamefish include bluegill, catfish, chain pickerel, gar, sunfish, and hybrid stripers. These fish thrive in the habitat created by the many cypress trees, shrubs, and other vegetation in and around the lake. The bank offers easy access for fishing off the bank, while backwater fishing areas can be reached by way of boats, kayaks, and canoes.
Largemouth bass can be caught year-round on Caddo, but the best time to catch trophy-sized largemouths is in the spring, especially March.
Winter and early spring are the best times to visit Caddo for white bass, crappie and chain pickerel. White bass can be found where water current is active. Chain pickerels like holding to submerged vegetation.
Channel, blue, and flathead catfish are present and provide good seasonal fishing opportunities in late spring and early summer. Sunfish also peak at this time.
On Caddo Lake are many cypress trees, fishing piers and ducks blinds, all of which provide excellent places to find cover-seeking fish.
Harvest regulations on Caddo Lake may differ depending on whether you fish the Texas or Louisiana side. Caddo Lake also has some restrictions on transporting nongame fish between bodies of water.
Caddo Lake Fish:
Caddo Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Caddo Lake.