Bass Fishing

Giant salvinia forcing Caddo Lake anglers to change their game plan

Old dogs don’t learn new tricks.

This cliché reminds me of a bassin’ buddy with whom I fished Toledo Bend several years ago.

“If they don’t bite this jig, I ain’t gonna catch them,” he grumbled.

Unfortunately, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Anybody predicting they aren’t going to catch bass at Caddo Lake right now because of all the giant salvinia will be just as accurate in his or her assessment. […]

Events & Announcements

Giant salvinia control program begins on Toledo Bend

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is set to spray 800 acres of giant salvinia growing on Toledo Bend today, the agency announced.

The effort to control the spread of giant salvinia is concentrated on shallow backwater areas devoid of trees, and will include follow-up herbicide spraying from airboats in tree-filled areas. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Giant salvinia spraying begins on Lake Bistineau

Aerial spraying of giant salvinia is set to begin today on Lake Bistineau in an effort to control the aquatic vegetation that has taken over the reservoir, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced.

Helicopter crews will conduct the spraying over two days, with workers in airboats following up with additional spraying in areas of thick concentration among dense cypress trees, the LDWF said. […]