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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

• Caddo Lake 12-30-2008

I have not been on Caddo in a long time. In total, I think I have only made three other trips to that lake. I have not been on Caddo since the salvinia started taking over. I see why everyone has been so worried about the stuff. It's everywhere.

Started off from Mooringsport and took boat row A west to row F and fished along the trees and salvinia mats. Caught a 1 to 1.5lb chain pickerel on the second cast with a swimblade and that was it for the day. Kept drifting west for an hour without a bump. Water temps dropped from 53 to 50 in that area. I caught the pike in about 5 feet of water off of a patch of salvinia, but the rest of the spots I hit were less than three feet deep. I had no idea it was so shallow in that part of the lake. Hydrilla was growing thick about a foot beneath the surface.

I plan to use my time to learn my way around Caddo this year. When the weather warms up, I'll probably head north towards Jeems and check that stretch out.

3 comments:

rattletrap said...

The area you're fishing sounds a lot like the Kissimmee Chain near me. My best baits for fishing hydrilla have been a frog, speed worm, chatterbait, and rattletraps in the lanes. For some reason, the pickerel sure do like my spinnerbait.

T. Brook Smith said...

I used to LOVE catching chain pickerel in Louisiana. It's a vastly underappreciated species in the south. Nice to see a few of them popping up in Cross Lake.

BassFishingDem said...

This one's actually from Caddo, not Cross. I did catch a bigger one on Cross a couple days prior to this one. My biggest chain pickerel out of Cross was a couple ounces over 3lbs back on May 4, 2008.