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Fishing Guides

Billy Carter, owner of Johnson's, having pulled in his share of "large mouths" from around the big cypress, Billy now prefers "catching" to "fishing." He enjoys taking out groups, including families with children and the physically challenged, who want to sit back, relax and catch fish. Billy furnishes all tackle and bait.

Billy Carter has been a licensed fishing and hunting guide on Caddo for more than 40 years. His extensive knowledge of the lake and his expertise as a sportsman qualify him to guide visitors through Caddo's intricate network of bayous and sloughs for fishing, hunting, birding, photographing or merely absorbing themselves in the primitive beauty that is Caddo Lake.

Very personable, Billy has some tales to tell, from a night spent lost in the fog in Alligator Thicket, swimming with alligators as a youth, to spanking beaver trying to dominate his fishing hole. Billy has been featured numerous times in Texas Outdoor Journal, and numerous articles in newspapers and other publications. Billy's experiences and stories (a lifetime in the making) seem as unending as the intricate maze of sloughs and bayous he calls home.

Get a glimpse of Billy in an episode of Animal Planets Treehouse Masters and Billy and Roland Zamorano in two episodes of National Geographic's Snake Survivors.

"A bad day of fishing beats a good day of work!" is Billy's motto.



Henry Lewis has been guiding out of Johnson's Ranch for 60+ years. Henry has been featured in many news and magazine articles and videos through the years and is known far and wide as the best crappie guide on Caddo Lake. Henry specializes in fishing for crappie and bream. Fishing with Henry is a wonderful and rewarding experience. His knowledge of Caddo Lake and the stories he shares are a great bonus to the fishing escapade.

Henry Lewis

Roland Zamorano has been guiding and entertaining clients on Caddo Lake for many years. Roland fishes from a 24 foot pontoon boat and enjoys taking all size groups, from corporate to family to a lone fisherman. Roland goes for what's biting, specializing in big catches of white and yellow bass during their migration. He goes for bream, goggle eye and catfish in the warmer months. Regular clients agree that Roland produces and "he's just fun to hang out with."


Roland (Gator Nuts)Zamorano


Chaz Warren, another of Billy's guide team, has spent a lifetime plodding the secretive waters of Caddo's main river, Big Cypress, and it's tributaries. Chaz specializes in black and white crappie but he's just as adept at catching a mess of channel cat or blue gill. A self educated naturalist, Chaz shares a unique view of his life on the river.

Chaz Warren


Johnson's Ranch is also home base for many of Caddo's black bass guides that fish all areas of the lake, Texas and Louisiana.

And, Billy Carter. Well, Billy's still doing what he's been doing for 50 years -- fishing!


Photo Courtesy of "Outdoors" writer Luke Clayton - www.catfishradio.com

Read more about Billy at his website, www.billycarterscaddoguideservice.com.



Johnson's Ranch
3151 E. Cypress Dr.
Uncertain, TX 75661


Email: billy@johnsonsranch.net


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