Shady Glade Resort

A Family Resort On Beautiful Caddo Lake

From our family to yours, Wesley & Caitlin Rankin of Shady Glade Resort wish all of you a wonderful vacation on Caddo Lake. Your comfort and enjoyment of Caddo Lake is our first priority. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Get On The Water While you are Here

Fishing Info for Caddo Lake 

Caddo Lake offers a wide variety of angling species; including but not limited to: Largemouth Bass/Crappie/Catfish/White-Yellow & Stripped Bass

Bass spawn usually takes place from late February through April. The lake record for large mouth bass is 16 lb. 17 oz.
Sand bass are plentiful on Caddo. We usually have a good run in the river during spring and fall with a large number of fish in the 2-3lb range.

Crappie are excellent in spring (February-April) and can be found in shallow water under the trees.
Bluegill and Red Ear beds are plentiful in mid May. They are in and around the islands, so bring the kids for some excitement and memories of a lifetime.

Caddo Lake Fishing Guides

Whether a novice or a seasoned fisherman, the quality of fish and the beauty of Caddo Lake will surely impress anyone who sees its beauty. Independent fishing guides are available for half and full day trips. Most require reservations. The Large Mouth Bass lake record of 16 lb. 17 oz.

For checking lake levels or lake fish records click the link

Paul Keith, Fishing Guide

Paul is a licensed guide who owns and operates Caddo Lake Guide Service. He has lived on and fished Caddo Lake all his life. Currently he fishes over 225 days a year and has done so for the past 16 years. Paul holds the record for the most bass over 8 lb. With the 2 largest over 12 lb.

Contact Paul at 318-455-3437 or

Caddo Pro Bass Guide Service

Randy Deaver, Fishing Guide
Randy has been fishing Caddo lake for over 17 years and specializes in guide service for Bass and Crappie. Full and half day trips are available.

Contact Randy at 318-349-2999 or

Caddo Lake Fishing & Fellowship                                                                                                                                  Vince Richards, Fishing Guide                                                                                                                                               

Vince has been fishing Caddo Lake since 1995 and guiding since 2012. He is on the lake 100 days a year and he would love the opportunity to help create memories with you and your family in any way he can, individual, corporate or group.

Contact Vince at 318-402-5426 or                                                                                                                                                                                            Caddo offers a true bite of a lifetime with every single cast!  

Caddo Lake Boat Tours

Shady Glade Boat Tours 903-789-3295

Tour the unending beauty of Caddo Lake, the only natural lake in Texas. Caddo is over 26,000 acres of bayous, channels, inlets and Bald Cypress thickets. A tour guide will share the history of this majestic place while cruising the lake on a scenic tour. Caddo Lake is a sprawling maze of swamps, sloughs and bayous.  Home to the largest bald cypress forest in the world, Caddo Lake contains 71 species of fish and over 200 species of birds. Visitors will enjoy a variety of vegetation and animal life such as American lotus and lily pads, waterfowl, alligators, turtles, frogs, snakes, raccoons, minks, nutria, beavers, squirrels, and armadillos.

Shady Glade Resort now offering tours as well as some of our friends. The following tours will pick you up at our marina. No matter who you go with we recommend getting on the water and seeing a little piece of Caddo paradise. These tours will give you on the water views of the wildlife, cypress trees and maybe an alligator or two!  Big Cypress Bayou, Government Ditch, Turtle Shell, Alligator Bayou, Old Folks Playground, Aimes Springs Basin, Star Ditch, Dragover and Hog Wallow are just a few of the unique names of these inlets and passageways.

Caddo Lake Tours are an awesome way to experience Caddo Lake!

Big Cypress Tour Company

Michael Landrum grew up fishing Caddo Lake with his grandfather. In 2013, Michael began giving tours of this watery wonderland on his 24-ft pontoon boat and thrives on sharing his lifetime of knowledge and personal passion for this area and loves helping make lifelong memories for those who share his tours.

Contact Michael Landrum at 903-570-3319 or online at

Caddo Lake Bayou Tours

Tour one of the most scenic and beautiful lakes in the South with Rich McFarland. Caddo Lake is approximately 26,000 acres of Bald Cypress trees, Spanish moss, abundant wildlife, and scenery that you will never forget. The lake has everything from swamps, bayous and river ways that create a one of a kind experience.

Book a tour with Rich today to see some of the beauty that awaits you.

Contact Rich McFarland at 903-570-2169 or online at

Riverbend Outfitters

Kayak & Canoe Rentals & Tours

Get outside where the wi-fi is weak! Rent a kayak or canoe! Get eye level to experiance the Unique Beauty of one of the most diverse waterways in East Texas. We offer shuttle service, guided tours or can deliver a kayak or canoe to you.