Since the beginning, state biologists intensively managed Caney Lake near Chatham, La., to produce big largemouth bass. Impounded in 1987 when the state dammed Caney Creek, the 5,000-acre reservoir set the Louisiana bass world ablaze in the early 1990s. With liberal stockings of Florida bass, Caney Lake set new state records for largemouths almost as fast as record-keepers could make updates. Since 1992, the lake produced 16 of the top 20 bass ever caught in Louisiana. This includes the top four fish and seven of the current top 10 lunkers!

Location

LA
United States
30° 42' 54.9576" N, 93° 36' 31.5036" W
Water Category: 
Fresh Water
Water Type: 
Lake
Maximum Depth: 
40.00
Total Area: 
5 000.00
Other Activities: 
Bird Watching
Boating
Camping
Hiking
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Picnicking
Swimming
Wildlife Viewing
Photo: 
Elevation Units: 
Feet
Depth Units: 
Feet
Area Units: 
Acres
Extent: 
-93.61250638961792,30.71342097501398,-93.60499620437622,30.717110476737687
Fishing Season: 
Year Round
Regulations: 
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/publication/31743-recreational-fishing-regulations/2012_fishing__regulations.pdf
License Info: 
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses/fishing
Avg. Temperature units: 
Fahrenheit
Water Name: 
Caney Lake
Government Stocking Reports: 
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/stocking-public-waters