First Annual Caddo Lake Fishing Rodeo

25-Apr-2017 The Louisiana Chapter of the Greater Caddo Lake Association (GCLA) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold the first annual Caddo Lake Fishing Rodeo. The rodeo will launch on Saturday, May 6 concurrent with the kickoff of the annual Gusher Days events in Oil City and will conclude on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.
The department will collect, tag and release 50 fish of various species from the lake. Anglers who land a tagged fish can redeem the tag for prizes including gift certificates, tackle packages and up to $1,000 in cash. The Louisiana GCLA, Caddo Outdoors Bait and Tackle, Caddo Lake Drift In and Southern Smoke BBQ provide rodeo prizes. 
Bonus prizes will be awarded to anyone who catches a tagged fish who is an active member of the Louisiana GCLA, prior to the beginning of the event. For a complete list of prizes and rules, please visit one of the sponsor locations or go to the Louisiana Greater Caddo Lake Association’s Facebook page.
Caddo Lake is a natural jewel located on the Louisiana and Texas borders. The lake is filled with beautiful cypress trees and is a nature lover’s dream. The lake boasts an outstanding fishery known for its abundant bream, crappie and catfish; but Caddo Lake is best known as a trophy bass lake. Highly regarded as an excellent bass fishery by local anglers for years, it was ranked the seventh best bass fishing lake in the southeastern U.S. by Bassmaster Magazine in 2016.