CANEY LAKE — Prior to the heavy rains at mid-week, fishing had been good with bass to 9 pounds caught around spawning areas on Flukes and finesse worms. Crappie are being caught, some still on shallow beds and others around deeper brush, on shiners and jigs. Chinquapins had started bedding on shallow humps and hitting cold worms and small crawfish.
CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is rising from heavy rains and fishing will be spotty until rains end.
LAKE CLAIBORNE —The lake is above pool stage and rising from torrential rains this week. Prior to the flood, bream had started spawning on shallow beds and hitting crickets and worms. Crappie are spawning in the shallows while some are still fairly deep around brush. Lots of small to medium-sized bass have been hitting spinner baits and soft plastics. Catfish are biting shiners and blood bait on trotlines while some stripers are also being caught. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Over this past weekend before the rains hit, fishing had been quite good with lots of crappie being caught on shiners along with the Popsicle and Electric Chicken pattern jigs. Chinquapins are moving to the beds and hitting worms and small crawfish. Bass were best on Rogues, lizards and Brush Hogs fished around shallow trees. Catfishing has been good on cold worms. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — The river is rising and not much fishing activity can be expected until the water settles down a bit.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Fishing has been good with lots of crappie being caught shallow on black/pink or blue-grass pattern jigs. Some bass to 10 pounds have been caught around the shallows. Catfishing is good on cut shad while the bream are just getting started. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The crappie have started biting with lots of nice fish caught on shiners and jigs in 4-6 foot water. Catfishing is good on trotlines and yo-yos and the bream are starting to bed. Bass are fair. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at Lake St. John Grocery (318.757.0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.