Fishing and Hunting
(903) 665-2911

Father holds son's BIG bass catch!

Prior to World War II, Caddo Lake was the only large fresh water fishery in the state of Texas.
Near Marshall and Jefferson, it has 77 species of fish, more than any other lake in Texas. Unlike most Texas lakes, it is about 6-12 feet deep throughout. Most sought after fish are white perch (crappie), pike (chain pickerel), largemouth bass (Florida strain), bream, hybrid, white & yellow bass, and all varieties of catfish.

Caddo Lake Fish Records

Largemouth Bass 16.01 lbs. White Bass Not 
Yellow Bass 1.01 lbs.
Crappie 2.0 lbs. Chain Pickerel 4.63 lbs. Channel Cat 4.00 lbs.
Red Ear Perch 1.17 lbs. Bullhead 2.5 lbs. Blue Cat 13.56 lbs.
Buffalo 52 lbs. Flathead Cat 55.75 lbs.

If you desire guide service, we can help you make a connection.

Duck hunting at its best!Caddo Lake is surrounded by public and leased private hunting lands. The lake itself has always been a major duck hunting destination, although post-WWII reservoir lakes throughout Texas and Louisiana have scattered ducks widely. Caddo still boasts the largest wood duck concentration in the state.

The Caddo Lake Wildlife Management area is primarily wooded with pine, oak, and bottomland hardwoods and covers some 8,000 acres with much of it consisting of lake waters.  A  $40 annual public hunting permit is also required for duck hunting but not for Caddo Lake fishing.   All other state and county hunting regulations, limits, seasons, licenses, etc., of course, apply. Please confirm all rules and laws with Texas Parks and Wildlife or reference your public hunt book if you have one of their four permits.

Pine Needle Lodge also sells the latest and best Caddo Lake map available.  It is a multi-color, water-resistant map with a GPS (Global Positioning System) grid.  It also has the new coordinated Texas and Louisiana boat lane marking system and up-to-date ads.

For reservations or further information, call (903) 665-2911 or write
400 PR 7805, Jefferson, TX 75657

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