BLACK BAYOU — Bass fishing has been fair early and late on topwater lures. Some are hitting floating worms in the grass. Bream are fair and crappie are slow.
CANEY LAKE — Crappie fishing has been best fishing jigs on ultra-light gear around submerged tops in 12-15 foot water. Bass are best off the points and around deep brush next to deep water with jigs, Carolina-rigged worms and big plastic worms working best. Some are schooling and hitting shad imitation lures. Bream are fair around the beds while some catfish are being caught on trotlines.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bream and crappie are both being caught around the trees casting Road Runners and Beetle Spins on ultra-light gear. Bass are best on red Wobbleheads with natural worm trailers as well as frog colored Tiny Torpedos.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing is fair with best reports coming from anglers fishing plastic worms around the deeper stumps, catching fish to around 4 pounds. Crappie are fair around the deeper tops on shiners and jigs. Bream have slowed but stripers continue to school and hit shad imitations. A good many catfish have been caught on trotlines and stump hooks baited with small bream. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Crappie are best in the 15-20 foot sloughs fishing the stumps with jigs or shiners 8-12 feet deep. Bass are beginning to school and some are being caught on Rat-L-Traps and other shad imitations. Some are also being caught up the channel around the grass on Flukes and Slug-gos. Bream and catfish continue to bite worms fished off the banks while mixed catches of crappie, bream and catfish are being made below the spillway. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — The river is at pool stage and fishing has been fair to good. Best bets for bass are fishing the mouth of creeks and sloughs while crappie are best spider rigging up the bayou and fishing jigs and shiners around the stumps.
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. Crappie are fair with best fishing shiners or jigs on the south end of the lake in deeper water. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bream and crappie are slow. Bass are fair early and late on topwater lures. Stripers are best at night fishing crank bait. Catfish have slowed a bit this week. 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 rather quickly. Bream fishing is good on crickets and worms while crappie are fair on shiners and jigs. Bass are best early mornings. Lots of small stripers are being caught on a variety of baits. For latest information, call James Lachney at 467.2259.