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If you have not been to Caddo... #13714482 09/28/20 09:52 PM
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I finally got a chance to go to Caddo with my kayak. Fished last Friday through Sunday actually on right off the river. Water was muddy on the main but the ditches were much clearer. Never got a big un but stayed busy with 1-2 pounders pretty steady. The best numbers days I have ever had. I would say conservatively 70 fish in 3 days (once into them I might catch 5 fish on 6 casts). A big bonus is the scenery, what a beautiful place. Started with topwaters and got a few boils but no takers. I found a white 1/4 oz spinner bait was the ticket. When they did not feel like chasing and I thought everything turned off I used a light Texas rigged watermelon red flake Zoom trick work with the tail dipped or a wacky yum dinger pitched up on the cypress knees. I tried pitching a jig and craw baits but never got bit. They wanted worms I guess.

It is going to be days before my thumbs grow skin back on them. That is a good problem to have.

Average school fish and some scenery.

If you have not been it is an incredible experience. I fish Lewisville and Grapevine mostly. What little I explored was infinitely more beautiful, and once off the main I did not see any boats. A few kayaks is all.

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Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13714501 09/28/20 10:11 PM
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Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: banker-always fishing] #13714612 09/29/20 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Nice post and fish. Good job. thumb

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Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13714866 09/29/20 05:18 AM
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That lake is on my bucket list to peddle!

Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13715076 09/29/20 01:36 PM
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This time of the year Big Cypress Bayou above Jefferson with light tackle is an awesome trip too, if you can get access. There use to be a gal in Jefferson who had a canoe rental, and she had access to several of the properties along the bayou. Stellar trips!

Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13715321 09/29/20 05:48 PM
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Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: Jim Ford] #13715701 09/30/20 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim Ford
This time of the year Big Cypress Bayou above Jefferson with light tackle is an awesome trip too, if you can get access. There use to be a gal in Jefferson who had a canoe rental, and she had access to several of the properties along the bayou. Stellar trips!



That is a pretty close to where we were.

lconn4, I had a thermacell going in the cup holder between my legs and only got bot 1-2 times. It was like a force field around me.

Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13715761 09/30/20 01:10 AM
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My wife and I were there most of the day Saturday in our Ranger.

We were mostly sight seeing but did wet a line or two. cheers


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Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13739636 10/22/20 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the trip report. I really appreciate all the info shared here on TFF. I have been kayak fishing Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou over the past 2 years and I'm still trying to figure out how to fish dense grassy areas. My best fishing trips have been on Big Cypress Bayou. There are miles and miles of paddling trails and waterways to explore and fish in this area. Caddo Lake is a paddler's paradise.

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what are the red & green paths?

Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13739980 10/22/20 05:46 PM
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Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: butch sanders] #13740738 10/23/20 03:58 AM
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Green is the main river channel, Big Cypress Bayou. Red are the marked boat roads.

Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13741158 10/23/20 03:33 PM
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Great pictures, that place looks really nice, I've wanted to take the kayak out there for awhile.

Any recommendations on good campsites or cabins with easy access to paddling trails with good fishing?

From what I've seen on google maps it looks like Caddo Lake State Park has easy access to Big Cypress Bayou, & the Caddo Lake WMA canoe/kayak launch looks to have good access to the Carter Lake area. Whole area looks like fish & wildlife heaven.


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Re: If you have not been to Caddo... [Re: jippedgenes] #13742121 10/24/20 02:07 PM
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Went back. All I caught was 2 catfish ONE ON A BUZZBAIT! That was crazy. Still had a blast.

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