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LSURoss
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Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area

I'd have it in the boat with you regardless, but I have seen WLF out there in occasion.


faxis
LSU Fan
La.
Member since Oct 2007
7773 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
My father in law caught over 75 bass on Caddo in two days last week. Good ones.


Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
5811 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
Holy Shite major fail at Bickham. Wind was outrageous, and blowing straight at the launch.

I made it out about 30 yards, tried to turn and whip out my double blade paddle, got beyond soaking wet.

Seat is too high, even if it wasn't windy it would still be a bitch to paddle with the seat at that height.







4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
lessons learned my friend.


Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
5811 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
It was bad dude, I am going to put some 7" seat bases in there and hope it works better. The only people around were some people my age flying kites on Zebco 33s, so I wasn't worried about anyone laughing at me.


Rantavious
LSU Fan
Bossier ''get down'' City
Member since Jan 2007
1553 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
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My father in law caught over 75 bass on Caddo in two days last week.


where?

hook it up


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
Next time you go and you need someone to laugh at you give me a call.


Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
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re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area


The wind was fuggin stupid today, I still think the seats are too high, but I couldnt even get a legitimate feel for anything so I really dont know, besides getting soaked from having to paddle at such an angle. Seriously though we need to get out soon and catch some suite.


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
The wind was nuts this morning. We were at ball practice this morning at 9 and it was 20mph+ I'm ready to when you are. If the two man is too much for you to paddle by yourself I've got an extra one man.


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faxis
LSU Fan
La.
Member since Oct 2007
7773 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
He normally launches in LA but with the boat he's got there's no telling where he goes. Whole lake is available to him quick. He's been fishing it for many, many years though so there's really no telling.


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Clyde Tipton
LSU Fan
Planet Earth
Member since Dec 2007
23938 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
quote:

My father in law caught over 75 bass on Caddo in two days last week. Good ones.



Awesome, but y'all aren't listening to what I'm trying to say...


LSURoss
USA Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11502 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
Kayaks loaded and I'm hittin the road. Pics to come, hopefully I get out there before the wind.



MTG325
LSU Fan
Shreveport, LA.
Member since Oct 2011
159 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
I was at Ivan a few days ago, lake is full and looks good.

Tip: they were catching white perch by the dam


LakeCountryRed
Louisiana Tech Fan
Chauz's Camp
Member since Feb 2013
2139 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
Look up Bayou Dorcheat


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LSURoss
USA Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11502 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
Thanks,

Tip: sign in at the main launch, WLF is pretty strict out here


RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
99894 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
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Kayaks loaded and I'm hittin the road. Pics to come, hopefully I get out there before the wind.



You ever float Bodcau? Best time is in the summer. It was usually flooded in winter but you can do some nice drift fishing along the way


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Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
5811 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
Ross, update/pics for the weekends less fortunate paddlers?


LSURoss
USA Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11502 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area


All the banks are very shallow out about 15-20 feet. I learned this is from the heavy equipment used to dredge. You can still see track makes in the dirt. The dam is right up front and the water is deep there.

When you first come into the park the is a trail that goes down to a wooded point. This would he optimal place to launch because its at the point of the cove.

We didn't put boats in water due to time constraints but the water is clear.

We caught good size perch right off the bank in crickets.

I will def. be going back although its about an hour ride up there. Sorry I didn't take more pics


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11600 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
It looks good out there


LSURoss
USA Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11502 posts

re: Ivan Lake Cotton Valley/ Benton, LA area
Bump:

If any NWLA guys want to go, I'm headed up next Saturday to fish the dam and paddle for some bass. Going to try and get up there about 7:30-8



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