Fishing At Caddo Lake
AKA: Lake Caddo
What to fish for...
Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel and longnose gar at Caddo Lake in East Texas.
Known for trophy bass and quality crappie, Caddo Lake is a 25,400-acre fishing lake on the eastern border of Texas, with Louisiana. Cypress trees, brush and vegetation are plentiful cover throughout the lake, making it an excellent environment for multiple fish species. In addition to bass and crappie, the lake maintains populations of catfish, bluegill, hybrid stripers, sunfish, chain pickerel and gar.
The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.
Caddo Lake, located on the Texas-Louisiana border, is a unique and captivating destination for fishing enthusiasts. Known for its scenic beauty and abundant wildlife, Caddo Lake offers a fishing experience like no other. The lake is famous for its excellent bass fishing, with largemouth bass being the most sought-after species. Anglers flock to Caddo Lake in pursuit of trophy-sized bass, lured by the lake's extensive cypress forests, hidden coves, and intricate maze of waterways. In addition to bass, anglers can also target other species such as crappie, catfish, and sunfish, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.
A variety of boats are available for rent at the lake and public boat ramps provide easy for launching of pleasure, water-sport, pontoon and fishing boats. Canoes and kayaks are popular here and allow anglers access to vast areas of backwater fishing areas. There are numerous places with access to the shoreline for anglers who prefer to fish from the bank.
Primary fish species residing in Caddo Lake
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Caddo Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Boating is a favorite activity on Caddo Lake, with its enchanting cypress-lined waterways providing a picturesque setting for exploration and relaxation. The lake's labyrinthine channels and scenic beauty make it a paradise for boaters. Whether it's navigating through the maze of Spanish moss-draped trees or cruising along the open water, boaters can immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance and immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Caddo Lake.
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Buzzard Bay Landing & RV Park
Located mid lake, south side, off N Stateling Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Potter's Point Marina Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Mc Boat Ramp 3644 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Starr Ranch Boat Launch
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Star Ranch Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
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Camping at Caddo Lake offers a unique experience, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the enchanting surroundings and immerse themselves in nature. The lake features several campgrounds and facilities, providing opportunities for both tent and RV camping. Campers can enjoy the serene atmosphere, indulge in birdwatching and wildlife observation, and explore the numerous hiking trails that wind through the area. The calming sounds of nature, coupled with the beauty of the lake, create an idyllic environment for camping and outdoor adventures.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Caddo Lake State Park Campground - 903 679-3351
Shady Glade Resort RV Campground - 903 789-3295
Crip's Campground - 903 789-3233
Caddo Lake TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Caddo Lake State Park
245 Park Rd 2
Karnack, TX 75661
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