BLACK BAYOU — Crappie are in the grass with some picked up on jigs or shiners. Bream are fair to good around the beds. Bass are best on buzz baits or floating worms.
CANEY LAKE — Bass are fair on deep diving crank baits of big plastic worms. Red Burris landed a 6.5 pounder to top the Chamber of Commerce Big Bass Tournament last weekend. Some are also being caught at night fishing spinner baits along dark banks or big plastic worms around boat houses and docks. Crappie are best around the deep tops with a few fish caught on jigs and shiners. Bream are scattered with some still hanging around the beds.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass are fair on floating worms fished over the grass as well as topwater lures early and late. Wobbleheads are picking up a few during the days. Bream and crappie are fair with best catches made fishing around the trees on smoke grubs and Beetle Spins using ultra-light gear.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Catfishing has been good tightlining, trotlining or using set hooks baited with bream. Bass are best early and late on topwater lures while soft plastics are picking up some during the day. Crappie are slow to fair with a few caught on jigs and shiners around submerged tops. Stripers are schooling but hard to catch. Best results has come from trolling bucktails in open water. Bream are fair. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — A good many big bream are still being caught off the banks on crickets and worms. Catfish continue to bite cold worms and night crawlers. Crappie are slow to fair with some picked up just out from the spillway fishing 9 feet deep along the edge of the channel. Bass are best around the grass on Flukes and finesse worms on Carolina rigs. Some are schooling and hitting shad imitations when they’re up. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie are best fishing the stump lines in the bayou and fishing ledges in the river using shiners or jigs. A good many smaller bass are schooling and hitting shad imitations. Bream are fair in the river lakes.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing continues to be good fishing cut shad or night crawlers in the “jungle” area. Bream fishing are fair on crickets and worms. Lots of catfish are being caught around the “jungle” fishing cut bait or cold worms 3 feet deep. Crappie and bass are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bream fishing has improved around the beds. Bass are fair to good on Chug Bugs early and late with soft plastics picking up some during the days. Catfish are good while a good many hybrid stripers are being caught around submerged lights at night using small crank baits. Crappie are slow. 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 at pool stage with no movement and fishing has slowed. Bream and bass are fair while crappie are slow. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318.467.2259.