BLACK BAYOU — Bass are slow to fair with a few hitting floating worms around the grass. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair to good on beds on worms and crickets.
CANEY LAKE — Crappie fishing has been best around deep brush on shiners and jigs with most caught around 20 feet deep. Bass are starting to move to the deeper channels and humps off the channels with big plastic worms picking up a few. The heaviest reported this week weighed over 11 pounds. Bream have slowed down.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bream are still on the beds and hitting crickets and worms. Bass are best early and late on topwater lures with some picked up later on soft plastics. Crappie and fair with most caught on Road Runners and Beetle Spins fished around the trees.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Tournament fishermen reported bass from 5 to 7 pounds caught over the weekend. Crappie have slowed with most caught on jigs and shiners around the deep brush. Bream fishing has slowed but stripers continue to school early and late and are hitting shad imitation lures. Some big catfish have been caught on trotlines and drop hooks baited with live bream with the largest weighing in at 67 pounds. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The bream are still biting crickets and worms off the banks and around shallow beds while catfish are hungry for cold worms fished around the lake. Crappie fishing has been fair in the deeper sloughs on Bobby Garland jigs or shiners. Bass are hitting topwater lures and spinner baits around vegetation early mornings. Some are schooling in the channels and hitting Rat-L-Traps and topwater lures. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Bass are fair on crank baits at the mouth of creeks. Crappie are fair in the bayou on jigs and shiners. Bream are fair around shallow beds.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing is good fishing cold worms or cut shad. Bream fishing has been fair to good on crickets and worms. Bass are fair with the largest, a 10.66 pounder, caught this week. Crappie are fair with best fishing on the south end of the lake in deeper water. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is good on yo-yos and trotlines baited with shiners or cold worms. Bream are fair around the beds. Crappie are slow. Bass are fair on topwaters and plastic worms. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at Lake St. John Grocery (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is falling and fishing should be improved by the weekend. Bass fishing has been good on spinners and plastic worms. Crappie fishing is fair on shiners and jigs. Bream are fair. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-467-2259.