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
"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.
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.
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,