Unlike many North Louisiana reservoirs, black crappie seem to thrive in Caney Lake’s deep, clear water.

The average depth of the lake is 16 feet.

In fact, back in the good old days, the reservoir laid claim to the state-record black crappie, which tipped the scales at 3.55 pounds.

That huge fish was caught by Chet Tidwel in February 2003.

During that time, five of the Top 10 black crappie in the state came from Caney.