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Caddo Lake Fishing Forecast

Russ McVey's Guide Service offers Professional Guide Service For Bass on the Red River and Lake Bistineau.
Crappie guide trips on the Red River (seasonal).  
Corporate and Family groups welcome!
southpawguide@msn.com

Mobile # 318-464-BASS (2277)

We have maps of Caddo Lake and the Red River pool 4 & 5.

February and March 2014

 Caddo means one thing, BIG BASS! There will be several patterns working. One of the best patterns is flipping the many Cypress Trees on the main lake. Flipping the Cypress trees with a 7/16 oz black-blue or black-blue-purple Southpaw Jig tipped with a black blue Craw. If the jig bite slows, Texas Rigged black and red creature bait with a ¼ oz weight will pick up the slack. If the bass seem to be suspended, weightless Texas rigged watermelon red or green pumpkin colored senko type bait will get their attention. Bank lines to 4 ft of water will be the best depths. Preferred gear for the jig or Texas rig is a 7 foot medium heavy graphite rod, 6.3 to 1 ratio bait cast reel spooled with Vicious 17lb. fluorocarbon line.

If the bass are not holding to the trees or the wind is blowing, it’s time to turn to the grass flats. Bandit footloose crankbaits in Chrome Blue or Red Crawfish will catch the big ones. Remember to look for the grass and pad mixtures when fishing this pattern. For the crankbaits in and around the grass a medium action graphite rod with the same reel but spooled with 20 or 30 lb. Vicious braid line.

 If there is current in the bayous a white and black back or crawfish pattern100 series Bandit crankbait fished around the mouths of the bayous will catch the quality bass. For the crankbaits in the bayou a medium action graphite rod with the same reel but spooled with 15lb Vicious mono line

 Submitted by Russ McVey’s Guide Service, email southpawguide@msn.com , phone 318-464-2277