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The Red River Fishing Forecast

Russ McVey's Guide Service offers Professional Guide Service for Bass on the Red River, Caddo Lake, Cross Lake and Lake Bistineau.
Crappie guide trips on the Red River, Lake Bistineau, Caddo (seasonal).

Corporate and Family groups welcome


August and September 2015

 Been on the river fishing for several weeks and catching some nice fish shallow. Most of the oxbows are clearing up and are fishable. Several different techniques are working. The pad fields and grass that was on the river.....its gone. The main river is not fishable due to the fresh muddy water and current. I'm guessing that the main river may be fishable within the next 30 to 45 days. There are several areas that have a few pads coming up but not enough to hold fish from what I have seen. If your looking to fish the Red River, I have several days open for guide trips thru Sept 6.  Check out the reports below.

 Due to the recent severe flooding of the Red River please use caution while traveling the river. Numerous underwater hazards are showing up in places that were clear before.


Bass  Most of the bass are holding to the shallow timber in the oxbows. Look for the cleaner oxbows but don't be afraid to fish the ones that are stained or have dirty water. Dark colored Texas rigged creature baits or Black blue or Black Brown Amber 9/16oz. Southpaw Custom Jig tipped with a dark trailer seem to be working well when flipping the timber. White and Chartreuse spinnerbaits are catching a few shallow around the timber also. This has been the most consistent fishing for me lately. I'm sure it will change over the next few weeks.    

Crappie  are being caught on shinners and / or jigs tipped with shinners around the timber in the clearer oxbows.

Bream    No Report


 Tight Lines,

Russell McVey, email , phone 318-464-2277