Paddlefish Release

August 14, 2018 – 3,000 paddlefish were recently released into Caddo Lake (1,500 at the State Park and 1,500 at the National Wildlife Refuge.) This is the 2nd in a series of 3 releases this month, part of the first official re-stocking of these prehistoric fish....

Adopt a Paddlefish!

27,000-acre Caddo Lake – really a flooded bald cypress forest – has more diverse fish species than any other lake in the state of Texas. Paddlefish – also called Spoonbill catfish or Shovelnose catfish – are native to Big Cypress Bayou, which feeds Caddo Lake. They’ve...

Paddlefish Released Into Caddo Lake

JIMMY WATSON, THE SHREVEPORT TIMES The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with other entities, recently released 27 paddlefish implanted with radio transmitters into Caddo Lake in an effort to help re-establish the threatened species into the Texas-Louisiana...