Lizard Creek, Tickfaw River and Blood River are all great places to find a nice shady spot, sit back, relax and fish. These fresh water tributaries are home to a variety of tasty perch, catfish and bass. We've put together just a few tips here to help guide you to a more enjoyable fishing experience. So quick! Grab a pole! Grab some bait! And get fishing!
Year-around, the fish are biting! Here are a few of the species that are swimming the waters and are ready to become dinner!
- Bass (Striped, Spotted and Large-Mouth)
- Buffalo Big Mouth
- Reddear Sunfish
- White Perch
Earth worms and crickets can usually be found easily around the banks of Lizard Creek. These live baits work well as a free and plentiful bait option. Perch and bass tens to really hit on these. A variety of top-water and spinner baits also work well. Jigheads and bobber baits work well for perch and catfish alike. Many local fishermen swear by hotdogs for the best catfish bait!
There are also local bait shops that offer the freshest bait and freshest knowledge. We recommend that you stop in at Radcliff's Bait Shop in Springfield on your way to Lizard Creek. They have live and artifical bait and can give you some recommendations on the species that you are craving.
Mud bugs, crayfish, crawfish, crawdads freshwater lobster... no matter what you call them. We call them "Delicious!" From December to May, one of Louisiana's favorite little crustaceans can be found in ditches, swampy areas, ponds and creeks. The crawfish is one of the most popular dishes during Lent Season and spring. Lizard Creek Campground has even hosted some local crawfish boils!
BEWARE OF THESE
Louisiana fresh water rivers and creeks are also home to alligators and many poisonous snakes. Be sure to keep an eye out at all times for these dangerous predators. Never try to get close to any alligators or snakes and never feed alligators.
(Please check the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for fishing license and regulations.)