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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

May & June 2016

If the water ever settles down, the early summer time patterns will start to come into play now. Try these techniques in the timber between the oxbows and the main river.

BASS~ White or white chartreuse or firetiger oz and 3/8 oz. spinnerbaits and buzzbaits will be a good producer around the shallow cover early and late in the day. As the sun comes up and the blade bite slows, chartreuse black back or chartreuse and blue back crankbaits will produce some great action in the timber. If the main river is not to muddy a firetiger colored crankbaits will be a good producer. If you enjoy fishing Texas rigged plastics, try a watermelon/chartreuse creature baits rigged with a oz. worm weight. Best depths are going to be around 6 foot or less. 

Crappie~ Shiners and small crappie jigs tipped with shiners fished along the edge of the ridges in the oxbows should be a good bet on the Crappie. Seven to 12 feet of water with standing timber should be a good place to start.

Bream~The Bream are in full swing. Look for them in the shallow areas in the oxbows.  Crickets and red worms will be the best bet.

 Tight Lines,

Russell McVey, email southpawguide@msn.com , phone 318-464-2277