Shady Glade Resort

A Family Resort On Beautiful Caddo Lake

From our family to yours, David & Sara Smith 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 www.tpwd.texas.gov


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 www.caddolakefishing.com


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 www.caddoprobass.com


Caddo Lake Boat Tours

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 does not operate these tour companies but our friends do & they will pick you up at our marina. 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 www.bigcypresstours.com


Caddo Lake Tour Company

Tour the unending beauty of Caddo Lake. Your tour guide, Wes Holland, will share the history of this majestic lake while cruising Caddo on your special scenic tour. His tours will give you on the water views of wildlife, cypress trees and maybe even an alligator! 

Contact Wes Holland at 903-565-9234 or online at www.caddolaketourco.com