BLACK BAYOU — Crappie fishing is fair around the lily pads on shiners or jigs. Bass fishing is best on floating worms and lizards fished around the grass. Some bream are still being caught on crickets, worms and Beetle Spins.
CANEY LAKE — Best chance for bass this week is to watch for breaking schools in the open lake or mouth of the coves. Shad imitations when they’re up; soft plastics when they’re down should work. Some are also being caught on crank baits and big worms on the deep water humps with some caught on dark spinners and worms at night. Crappie are fair on jigs and shiners fished around the deep tops. Chinquapins should be biting cold worms fished on the bottom on the flats.
CHENIERE LAKE — Best bet for bream and crappie is to toss Beetle Spins and Road Runners under overhanging limbs next to the cypresses. Bass are best on topwater lures early and late. Wobbleheads are picking up some fish later in the day around grass.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Stripers are schooling early mornings and some are being caught from breaking schools on soft shad imitations. Trolling is working in the open water using white bucktails. Bass are fair early, late and at night on plastic worms and topwater lures. Catfishing is good on trotlines using a variety of baits. Crappie are slow to fair around the deeper tops. Bream fishing is fair. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Bream and catfish always seem to be biting worms and crickets fished off the banks and on the flats. Crappie are best in the sloughs fishing jigs or shiners 8-12 feet deep in 15-20 foot water. Spider rigging jigs is also picking up some fish. Bass are best early mornings up the creeks targeting grass with topwaters and buzz baits. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie fishing is fair with better catches made in the bayou spider rigging jigs. Bass are better in the river at the mouth of run-outs on crank baits, finesse worms and Carolina rigs. Bream are fair.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Bass fishing is fair on lizards and plastic worms. Crappie fishing is slow while bream are fair to good. Catfishing continues to be good using cut shad or night crawlers. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bass are best targeting the trees with crank baits. Bream are fair while catfishing is good. The 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. Bass fishing has been best on topwater lures. Crappie are best fishing jigs and shiners around the piers. Bream are fair. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318.467.2259.