Caddo Lake Fishing Report

Spring (March-May)

Springtime fishing on Caddo usually involves soft plastics on the trees for spawning bass such as texas rigged weightless flukes, senkos, and lizards up shallow 3 ft. or less. I like colors such as wat/red, junebug, black/blue, black/red. This is also the best time of the year for the chance at a trophy. I also like to throw big worms on the trees in 3-6 ft. of water. A 8.5 or 10 inch V&M Wild Thang texas rigged using a 1/4 to 1/2 oz weight using the same colors as mentioned above is a good way to pick off those trophies in the Spring.
Other good ways of catching Springtime bass are dark colored swim jigs, chatterbaits, and swim baits around the base of the trees and clumps of grass or pads.

Summer (June - Sept)

Summertime fishing on Caddo Lake usually involves fishing more soft plastics like 6-8 inch straight tailed texas rigged worms with a 1/16 to 1/8 oz. weight and texas rigged weightless flukes and senkos. Fish these soft plastics along the creek and bayou vegetation edges. Colors of most any watermelon shade, junebug, and sprayed grass colors work well here. Frog fishing over and through the grass and pads on the main lake work well in the Summer months also. You can fish either a swimming frog like a V&M Bayou Bullfrog texas rigged or a hollow body type frog worked slower in the vegetation or trees that sit in vegetation. I like to use a dark colored frog early or late and on cloudy days and a lighter color on bright days.

Fall (Oct-Dec)

This is the time of year that bass are ganging up and feeding heavy on shad for the upcoming winter. Many of the fish caught this time of the year are of quality size. A large variety of lures work here. A-rigs, flukes, spinnerbaits, topwaters, and lipless crankbaits can all catch some nice stringers of bass in the fall. I usually stick with lighter colors like white, shad patterns, and houdini. Both the main lake and creeks can hold these schools of bass in the fall. Many times after the weather has become very cold and the water temps are dropping fast is when you can really catch some nice bass on Caddo. Once a group of bass has been located they will usually stay put or somewhere close throughout the fall. This is my favorite time of the year to catch crappie also.


Winter fishing can produce trophy sized bass but is usually not good for numbers. I continue using the same tackle and fish the same areas as in the fall until that bite stops. I then usually begin throwing a 1/2 oz jig to the base of the cypress trees in colors of bl/blue, bl/brown/amber, or black/chart. Fish the trees that still have hydrilla or coontail grass around them which may or may not be visible. Many times the black coot birds staying in an area will indicate grassy areas.

Remember: These are general guidelines and not always a definite. Rainy seasons, cold fronts, and unseasonal weather patterns can all change the fishing from season to season.

6-12-14...5 largest today went 41.34 lb. The 2 largest went over 10 1/2 lb each.

6-2-14...10.80 lb.

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Picture of the Caddo Lake Record Bass being released back into the lake on 4-14-10.
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Here we are getting one last look at the lake record bass(16.17 lb.) before being released back into Caddo Lake.

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