The most exciting and unique adventure
that I offer is for the fisherman, and is also where the name
"Ole Jigger" comes from. A second generation jiggerpole
fisherman, I have been extremely successful for the past 40 years
catching large stringers of bass and crappie on Caddo, using my
method of jigger pole fishing. I have recorded 15 bass over 10
lbs., the largest being 12.57 lbs., all on a jigger pole. Good
catches of bass are more common than not using this techique,
but they do call it fishing and not catching!
Caddo Lake is a shallow, moss and
lilly pad filled lake that is home to the largest bald cypress
tree grove in Texas. This makes it the perfect place to jiggerpole
fish and the reason I love it so much. The rush of fighting a
giant bass on the jiggerpole will quickly get in your blood, and
if you are like me, your regular fishing equipment will soon be
covered in dust. I am the only guide offering this type of trip
on Caddo Lake and maybe in the world!
The ultimate Jiggerpole experience
includes: Training on operating a jiggerpole boat (I will furnish
you a boat to fish from), short class on the technique of jiggerpole
fishing, 7+ hours fishing the best areas of Caddo Lake and fish
cleaned if crappie are biting. I practice catch and release on
bass! Come follow the Ole Jigger around Caddo and rip some lips!
Driving the boat around this beautiful lake is worth the price.
The knowledge you gain will help make you a successful fisherman
trip after trip, and catching fish on the jiggerpole "priceless".
The jiggerpole boats are small
boats built in the early 70's. A very large person may find the
boat uncomfortable to operate all day long. You must be able to
sit for a long time and there is no room to get up and walk around.
We can stop and get out from time to time and break for lunch
if you wish.
The best time to jiggerpole fish
is usually February through April, depending on water temperatures.
This is when the spawning process begins. After the spawn, until
the dog days of summer is also good until the lake becomes unfishable
with vegetation. If we have to resort to conventional fishing,
I have a Ranger bass boat to fish the river or lake in some top
water action areas on the lake. Remember, when fishing Caddo Lake,
the wind is your friend and our boats are small but we have plenty
of places to hide.
You must be 18 years old or older
to drive the jiggerpole boat however, trips are available with
me in my boat if you would rather not operate a boat by yourself.
Keep in mind, around 200 lbs. is all I can safely handle in the
back of my boat.
For more information and questions
about fishing with the Ole Jigger