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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Fishing Report

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    CANEY LAKE — A few bass are being caught from breaking schools, especially early mornings in the coves while some are being caught later in the day on lizards fished in 5-10 foot water. Catfishing is fair on cold worms fished on the bottom Bream fishing is fair on the flats on cold worms. Crappie are slow.
    CHENIERE LAKE — Bass are best early mornings on topwaters. Crappie are slow while bream fishing is fair on worms, crickets or Beetle Spins.
    LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing is better at night but the fish are running rather small. Dark plastic worms or spinners are picking up a few. Some big catfish to 67 pounds have been caught on trotlines baited with bream while channel and blue catfish are fair on blood and cheese baits. Bream fishing has been fair on crickets and worms. Stripers are schooling off and on but will hit shad imitations when they’re chasing shad on top. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
    LAKE D’ARBONNE — Quite a few bream and catfish are being caught off the banks and on the flats fishing night crawlers or cold worms. Bass fishing is better early, late or at night on topwaters, soft plastics and spinner baits. Crappie fishing is very slow with few anglers going after them. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669.
    OUACHITA RIVER — Fishing in general is slow as water levels are so low. Best bet to catch a few crappie is drift fishing jigs or shiners in the bayou. Bass are fair in breaking schools on topwater lures.
    LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing are biting cold worms and cut shad. Bream fishing is fair on worms and crickets. Bass and crappie are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 878-0101.
    LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is good; everything else is very slow. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at Lake St. John Grocery (757.0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
    LAKE YUCATAN — Most folks are saying they’ve never seen the water level at Yucatan this low. As a result, not much fishing activity is going on. A few crappie are being caught around the piers where there is sunken brush. For latest information, call James Lachney at 467.2259.
     
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