BLACK BAYOU — Bass and crappie are rather slow. Bream are fair.
CANEY LAKE — Bass are schooling right at daylight with some being caught on Chug Bugs and other similar topwater lures. The crappie are quite slow with not many anglers going after them. A good many chinquapins are being caught on the flats on cold worms. Catfish are fair fishing cold worms on the bottom.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass are fair with best catches made early mornings on topwater lures. A few crappie are being caught on jigs or Road Runners fished around the trees. Bream are fair on crickets or Beetle Spins.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Catfishing has been good with cold worms fished on rods and reels during the days or chicken liver baited trotlines and noodles picking up some fish at night. Small to medium-sized bass are fair late afternoons and at night on plastic worms and Brush Hogs. Bream fishing is slow to fair. Crappie are slow during the days with better catches made at night fishing shiners around lanterns. Stripers are schooling sporadically and when they’re up will hit shad imitations. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Bream fishing continues to be good on cold worms fished off the banks with some big fish being caught. Lots of channel catfish are being caught along with the bream. Crappie fishing has slowed quite a bit while bass are best early and late on topwater lures with a few hitting Wobbleheads around the grass later in the day. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie are fair fishing around the tops in the river and the bayou with shiners or jigs. Lots of gasper-gou (freshwater drum) are being caught along with the crappie. Bass are fair on shad imitation lures fished at the mouth of the run-outs. Bream are slow to fair.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing has been good fishing cold worms and cut shad on the south end as well as the “jungle”. Bream fishing has been fair while the bass and crappie are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bass fishing has slightly improved with best catches made early mornings on topwaters while plastic worms are picking up a few later around the trees. Catfishing is good, bream are fair and 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 — Low water conditions are resulting in more crappie caught drifting jigs in the middle of the lake. Bream fishing is good while some bass are being caught early mornings on topwater lures. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318.467.2259.