Red River’s Bobo Hole not immune to change

The Bobo Hole, one of the most famous fishing spots on all the Red River, used to attract anglers like cows to a watermelon rind.

However, even though it still surrenders some good catches, the Bobo Hole is a perfect example of just how much things have changed on the Red River.

To hear Russ McVey tell it, changes in current flow have changed the Bobo Hole from a place that hardly ever got muddy to one that muddies up fairly quickly now.

“Water comes through there a different direction out on the river now, and it can blow back up there with a south wind and get pretty dirty,” McVey said. “And there are a few little spots between the bank of the Bobo Hole and what I called the old river where it came down behind a big sandbar. That bar has been blown out, and fresh mud can just pour through the blowout.”

But, as an example of the changes in the Red River, the Bobo Hole is still a favorite place to fish for anglers who have learned to roll with the changes and adapt to them as efficiently as the bass have.

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Chris Ginn has been covering hunting and fishing in Louisiana since 1998. He lives with his wife Jennifer and children Matthew and Rebecca along the Bogue Chitto River in rural Washington Parish. His blog can be found at

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