I was waiting to see if anyone I actually knew was gonna postup in my old town. I grewup in Shreveport on a slalom ski and barefooting. They have one of the major slalom stops there (Tournament of Champions) and we were on the lake every weekend. I never go back but the place we used to ride the most was on private land and an old offshoot of the Red River (Gold Point). I think it is where the LA Tech ski team practices sometimes??? Anyway, all my friends had camps out on Lake Bistineau as did I and that is the nicest lake to be on for any watersports around shreveport. It is about an hour away south of town.
The Red River was not damned up when I was growingup there but Looks really nice and smooth most of the time. I have really wanted to get back and try it out but cannot right now. (ACL reconstruction)
If you can get on Champion Lake that would be nice. I am sure some of the local dealers have hookups. I met a few awhile back at the boat show but have not been back to ride.
The reason I was laughing is because most of the guys I grewup with or I knew from there never get on forums like this. Of course I am kinda old....