CANEY LAKE — Bass are schooling early mornings with a few caught on topwater lures. A good many under the slot are being caught in 15-20 foot water on watermelon candy colored plastic worms. Catfish are fair on cold worms, especially fairly early in the mornings. Crappie are slow but chinquapins are fair on the flats fishing cold worms.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass are best early mornings on topwater lures. A few crappie are being caught on jigs or Road Runners fished around the trees. Bream are fair on worms, crickets or Beetle Spins.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Catfish are best fishing cold worms and chicken livers on the bottom, both on rods and reels as well as trotlines. Bass are fair late afternoons and at night on plastic worms and Brush Hogs but are running rather small. 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 with a few caught on shad imitations. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Lots of big bream and pan-sized catfish are being caught fishing red wigglers or cold worms off the banks. Crappie fishing has slowed quite a bit. Bass are best early and late on topwater lures up the creeks with soft plastics and Wobbleheads picking up some during the days. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie are slow to fair around the tops in the river and the bayou using shiners or jigs. Bass are fair on shad imitation lures fished in breaking schools at the mouth of the run-outs. Bream are slow to fair.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — The catfishing continues to be good on cut shad and cold worms while the bream are fair on worms and crickets. Bass and crappie are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bass fishing is fair early and late with best catches made at night on dark plastic worms or spinner baits. Crappie and bream are slow. Catfish are good on crickets. 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 very low. Bass fishing has been fair to good early and late on topwaters and soft plastics. Crappie are slow but some real slabs have been caught fishing shiners or jigs 10-12 feet deep in 16 foot water. Bream are fair to good. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318.467.2259.