BLACK BAYOU — Crappie fishing is fair around deeper brush on shiners and jigs. Bass are fair on soft plastics.
CANEY LAKE — Cooler weather has put the shad on the move and the bass are following them. Look for breaking schools with best lures being shad imitations, such as Pop Rs, Rat-L-Traps and smoke grubs. Crappie fishing is starting to improve around deep tops on shiners and jigs. Catfish are fair on cold worms and liver fished on the bottom.
CHENIERE LAKE — The 3-foot drawdown has begun. Bass have been fair on the Wobble head and topwater lures. Crappie are beginning to move toward deeper water.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — The lake is down 7 feet and launching has been a problem. However, equipment is starting to work this week on the launch area that should enable boats to be launched. Call Kel’s Cove at 927.2264 for latest information. Bass, crappie and catfish are all biting with stripers taking top billing, especially on cloudy days when they’ll hit shad imitations, especially soft grubs fished on a lead head.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The crappie are following the shad up the creeks and some improved catches are being made in the creeks and sloughs on the Crappie Stinger jig. Bass fishing has been fair on Rat-L-Traps and crank baits fished up the creeks as well. Bream and catfish continue to bite cold worms fished off the banks and on the flats.
OUACHITA RIVER — Bass are hitting crank baits, Carolina-rigs and Rat-L-Traps below the sandbars in the river. Crappie are around deep water tops in the river and bayou.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Crappie fishing is starting to pick up around the boat slips at the marina as well as the lower end of the lake on the Bobby Garland Electric Chicken jig with black/pink and motor oil colors also working. Bass to 6 pounds have been caught on Baby Brush Hogs, watermelon red and June Bug colors. Catfishing is fair to good on cut shad.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is good on cold worms. The crappie are just now beginning to pick up a little on shiners and jigs. No report on bream and bass. Call Doug Miller at Lake St. John Grocery (318.757.0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is on a slight rise and the fishing is good. Lots of bass, crappie and bream are being brought in. For latest information, call James Lachney at Surplus City at 318.467.2259.