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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, flier sunfish, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, yellow bass, striped bass, bowfin and spotted gar at Lake Claiborne in Louisiana.

Lake Claiborne, LA

The ultimate outdoors vacation destination, Lake Claiborne is a dream getaway for camping, boating, fishing or simply vacationing in a lakeside cabin. Approximately 40 miles of shoreline outline this 5,800-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Homer, Louisiana.

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Lake Claiborne is a renowned freshwater reservoir located in the northern part of Louisiana, near the town of Homer. Spanning over 6,400 acres, this picturesque lake is a favorite destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.

One of the primary attractions of Lake Claiborne is its fantastic bass fishing. Anglers flock to the lake in pursuit of largemouth bass and spotted bass, as both species thrive in the lake's waters. With plenty of submerged structures and shallow coves, Lake Claiborne provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it an excellent spot for casting and reeling in these prized gamefish.

In addition to bass fishing, the lake also offers ample opportunities for catfish enthusiasts. Channel catfish, flathead catfish, and blue catfish populate the waters, providing anglers with a chance to catch a variety of catfish species. Whether fishing from the shoreline or a boat, catfish can be targeted using various baits and techniques, making it an exciting and rewarding pursuit.

Crappie fishing is another popular activity on Lake Claiborne, with both black and white crappie present in good numbers. These panfish are sought after for their tasty meat and can be caught using various fishing methods, including jigging and live bait presentations.

Lake Claiborne is also home to bluegill and sunfish, which add to the diversity of species found in the lake. Anglers of all ages can enjoy catching these feisty and colorful panfish, making the lake an excellent destination for family fishing trips.

Yellow bass, a lesser-known but equally fun species, are also present in the lake. Known for their energetic fights and willingness to strike at lures, yellow bass provide an exciting challenge for anglers looking for something different.

Lake Claiborne is a premier fishing destination in Louisiana, known for its abundant fish species, beautiful scenery, and recreational activities. Whether you're an avid angler or a family looking to spend quality time outdoors, Lake Claiborne offers a memorable and enjoyable experience for all who visit.

Cabins, campgrounds, rental boats and fishing gear is all at the ready. Local LA fishing guides offer guide trips, or go it alone in seek of your favorite fish species. Big bass are the main attraction here for serious anglers. Other fishing enthusiast search these waters for crappie, catfish, stripers, sunfish, bowfin and gar. There are a half dozen places to launch family boats, pontoons, sailboats and fishing boats. Fishing piers and docks allow access to anglers wishing to fish from the bank or a dock. Numerous other locations provide access for portage of canoes and kayaks.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Claiborne

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Flier Sunfish Green Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish Yellow Bass Striped bass Bowfin Spotted gar

Lake Claiborne Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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For those who enjoy boating, Lake Claiborne offers plenty of opportunities to explore its scenic shores and fishing hotspots. Boaters can easily access different areas of the lake and enjoy a leisurely day on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Claiborne State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off State Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Pleasure Point Marina
775 Peterson Rd
Homer, La 71040
318 927-6536

Click here for a Louisiana Fishing License.

To fully immerse in the natural beauty of Lake Claiborne, camping facilities are available near the lake. With campsites equipped with various amenities, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an extended stay, making the most of their fishing adventure.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Claiborne State Park Campground - 318 927-2976

Kel's Kove RV Park - 318 927-2264

Lake Claiborne Mobile Home & RV Park - 318 927-1931

Pleasure Point Marina Bar & Grill Campground - 318 927-6536

Lake Claiborne LA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Claiborne Information
Lake Claiborne State Park
225 State Park Rd
Homer, LA 71040
318 927-2976


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