Louisiana Caddo Lake  Largemouth Bass  Day #10 State #12 June 22, 2009 06/13/09 Pennsylvania
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Caddo Lake Guide Service
Guide: Paul Keith
4114 Glenn Road
Shreveport, LA 71107
Phone: 318-455-3437
Email: caddoguide1@att.net
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Louisiana bayou country is where we found ourselves at 6AM today.  In far western Louisiana on the border with Texas is a unique body of water known as Caddo Lake.  Although it is only four feet deep it is haled as one of the premier bass lakes in the country.  The attraction for many is that it is also a pristine cypress swamp hosting some of the most unique fauna imaginable.

On this day we were to try our hands at landing one of the monster largemouth bass lurking below in the sunken cypress stumps or lounging in the shade of a giant lily pad.  What we in turn experienced was an inspiring tour through the swamp this day as the fish had taken a holiday.  We just couldn’t get them moving.  Our guide and Taylor both caught a small bass early in the morning but that was about it.

So, if you ever want to mix a little back country bayou swamp sight seeing with fishing then Caddo Lake is the place to go.  It was a beautiful morning, although a bit hot, but the towering cypress trees provided plenty of shade.

Day#10 is our 3rd of four doubleheader days for the 50-50 journey.  In fact, we won’t see our final doubleheader day for another 5 weeks.  From here we will travel a little over 100 miles to Texas’s Lake Fork Reservoir to fish the second half of this day’s doubleheader. 

Louisiana marks the 12th state of our journey and for pure scenic beauty it delivered.  For fishing – well, it was just a tough day on the water.

At 11AM we were on the road again.  We were running low on food, fuel, and propane so our first stop was Marshall, Texas where we restocked our supplies.  After numerous stops on the Interstate to find a decent internet connection we finally found our way to Lake Fork around 3PM where we would soon meet our guide, John Tanner, to have a go at monster Texas bass.


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