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Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2013 4:20 pm
by jpo_tx113
I'll be heading to Caddo Lake tomorrow and will be camping out Friday and Saturday, either at a WMA site or an island. Haven't been to this lake yet, and I'm excited. I've heard it's pretty nice there.

If you see six yaks in a group holler at us.

Will post some pics next week.

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2013 4:24 pm
by cudagreg
have fun watch out for the gators

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2013 9:55 pm
by uplandrun
I've been there a couple of times and have learned that if you see rebar sticking out of the water in the river channel it means a good area to fish. I loaded the yak with crappie at one of those areas a while back.

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Sun May 19, 2013 3:02 pm
by jpo_tx113
Well, I learned something:paddling through salvinia sucks! Will post photos later.

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Mon May 20, 2013 2:34 am
by BlackRifle
jpo_tx113 wrote:Well, I learned something:paddling through salvinia sucks! Will post photos later.



Did you check out any of the new paddle trails? Caddo lake is my childhood stomping grounds, looking forward to the pictures!

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 1:32 pm
by jpo_tx113
I finally was able to get the pics off my camera. Here are a few:

Loaded up and ready to go!

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The loading ramp next to our campsite on the WMA land:

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The trail out to the bayou:

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Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 1:34 pm
by jpo_tx113
More of the trail:

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Close-up of the salvinia:

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Out on the bayou, with duck blind in foreground:

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Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 1:37 pm
by jpo_tx113
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Headed back to camp at the end of the first day. You can see the sunlight filtering down through the trees...very peaceful looking out there.

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Me and my yak:

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Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 1:40 pm
by jpo_tx113
I believe this was taken the morning of the second day. That's me in the foreground:

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Out on the trail somewhere...

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Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 1:41 pm
by jpo_tx113
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Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 1:42 pm
by jpo_tx113
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Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 7:12 pm
by Hirsch
Great Pics!!! Thanks

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 7:16 pm
by cudagreg
catch anything?????????

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 7:47 pm
by jpo_tx113
cudagreg wrote:catch anything?????????


Had one, but lost it. Fish weren't biting too good, but any day out on the water is a good day, regardless.

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2013 9:19 pm
by pinestracker
Great pictures! Looks like you camped at the Carter Lake ramp in the WMA. It is better to put your kayaks in on one of the ramps on Big Cypress Bayou. The plants haven't overtaken the main channel there and it is much easier paddling. I have not tried the new paddling trails yet, but am afraid they too will be covered.

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:51 pm
by easttexascat
pinestracker wrote:Great pictures! Looks like you camped at the Carter Lake ramp in the WMA. It is better to put your kayaks in on one of the ramps on Big Cypress Bayou. The plants haven't overtaken the main channel there and it is much easier paddling. I have not tried the new paddling trails yet, but am afraid they too will be covered.


I was with the OP on this trip... The one new paddling trail that we wanted to do, Carter's Chute, was completely covered in salvinia from the parts that we saw so we avoided it. We did paddle out into Big Cypress Bayou and went down it for a ways. The ski-boat traffic was terrible though.

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:03 pm
by larry long shadows
Thats was great thanks for sharing

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:00 pm
by Salty Bum
great pictures

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:41 pm
by Fish soup
Wow! Looks beautiful. I'm gonna have to get out there one of these days.

Re: Caddo Lake

PostPosted:Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:05 pm
by add147
Awesome picture! Thanks for sharing!!!! Never been there but sure would like to go sometime in the future.