Southern Sport Fishing On Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake is one of the true beauties of Texas. It’s the only natural lake in the state and the second largest. That makes it a great destination for sport fishing.

Known for its 300-year-old cypress trees, it’s an outdoor paradise for those who love to be surrounded by nature. The lake was named for the Caddo Nation of indian tribes that inhabited the area up until the mid-19th century.

The Best Wildlife at Lake Caddo

It isn't as if one needs to fish to enjoy one’s time at Caddo Lake, but if fishing is your thing, there’s no need to go any further than here. The lake is known for its rich diversity of fish life—more than 70 known species. There are also more than 240 species of birds, so birdwatchers have their own favorite destination. There is also plenty of other wildlife.

Pro and amateur sport fishing enthusiasts alike ascend upon the lake for its bass fishing. However, bass is not the only fish to be found at the lake. There are also catfish, crappie, pickerel, pike, and sunfish.

For those who are into exploring creepy legends, the Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, has reportedly been seen around Caddo Lake.

The Best Fishing at Caddo Lake

You don’t have to be a competition-level fisherman to fish at Caddo Lake. There are 42 miles of boat roads for the many fishing guides to use for anyone interested in exploring the lake and its shallow waters. The lake has plenty of other amenities and activities, too. The surrounding area has some great restaurants and museums. Plus, the lake has marinas, a lot of boating opportunities, hiking trails, camping, cabins, and more.

As the lake is a good fit for all levels of angler and topwater fishing, so too are jigs. Jigs fit every angler and most types of fishing, but they’re made to sink, and made to keep the bait off the lake floor. However, one Louisiana company is changing the jig game with floating jig heads. Now you can make a topwater soft bodied swimbait, or keep your weighted jig out of the weeds. 

Visit Caddo Lake Today

Caddo Lake is so close to the Louisiana state line that you won’t have to go far to see Texas’ nearest neighbors. It’s as much a part of the bayou as the state next door.

Whatever your outdoor passion, if you have an interest in the outdoors, Caddo Lake has something for you. Perfect for family weekends and group gatherings, it’s also an excellent choice if you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and get closer to nature. 

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