CANEY LAKE — Bass are schooling very early in the mornings around the shallow points with some being caught on topwater lures as well as finesse worms. Crappie fishing is quite slow while the chinquapins are fair out on the 8-10 foot flats fishing cold worms on drop shot rigs.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass are fair early and late on topwaters. Crappie are slow to fair with scattered catches made on shiners or jigs around the trees. Bream are fair on worms, crickets or Beetle Spins.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bream fishing has been fair on crickets and worms. A good many catfish are being caught either tight-lining, trotlining or using floating noodles. Night crawlers seem to be working best for bait. Bass fishing has been fair to good early and late on topwaters but the fish are running rather small. Crappie fishing is fair at night. Stripers are schooling sporadically and best catches are made trolling bucktails. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — It’s the same story as last week on D’Arbonne. Some really nice bream and lots of smaller catfish are being caught fishing cold worms or night crawlers off the banks. Crappie are quite slow. Bass are slow to fair with some caught early on top or on Wobbleheads later in the day. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — The river is quite low. Crappie are fair around the tops in the river and the bayou on shiners or jigs. Bass are slow to fair with a few caught on shad imitation from breaking schools.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing is good on cut shad or cold worms with best fishing being on the lower end of the lake in deeper water. Bass are fair on the Taco Salad Bandit crank bait. Bream are fair on crickets while crappie are quite slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is good on a variety of baits. Bass are fair while crappie and bream 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 very low. Some bass to around 6 pounds are being caught early and late on crank baits. Crappie are fair with some slabs being caught during the heat of the day drifting shiners or jigs 10-15 feet deep in 30 foot water. Bream are fair with some big fish caught on crickets and worms. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318.467.2259.