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Guide To Fishing At Caddo Lake

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Caddo Lake, LA

Famous for big bass and quality crappie fishing, Caddo Lake is a great fishing destination in the northwest corner of the state, at Mooringsport, LA. This 25,400-acre fishing lake straddles the western border of Louisiana and east Texas with untold miles of shoreline.

Cypress trees, brush and vegetation provide plenty of cover throughout the lake. In addition to bass and crappie, the lake maintains healthy populations of catfish, bluegill, hybrid stripers, sunfish, chain pickerel and longnose gar. 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 backwater fishing areas. There are several places allowing access to the LA shoreline for anglers who prefer to fish from the bank. Local LA fishing guides offer guide trips with experience on Caddo Lake.

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What to fish for...

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 Louisiana.

Primary fish species residing in Caddo Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel Longnose gar

Caddo Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

By The Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, at the south end of the State Route 538 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Drift Inn Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, at the south end of the State Route 1 Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Williamson Parkway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Shady Acres Camp Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Ferry Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Earl G Williamson Park Campground - 318 212-0220

Country Haven RV Park - 318 929-3022

Caddo Lake LA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Caddo Lake Information
Earl G Williamson Park
11425 LA-1
Oil City, LA 71061
318 212-0220


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