Fishing report for Northeast Louisiana:
CANEY LAKE — The crappie have yet to move real deep and most are being caught around brush along the edges of the deeper water on jigs and shiners. Bass and yellow bass are in deep water with best catches made bouncing jigging spoons or tail spinners off the bottom in 25-35 foot water. CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is up after the rains and best bass fishing is in the current around the spillway on jigs. Crappie are in deep water with Puckett Lake producing some nice catches on shiners and jigs. LAKE CLAIBORNE — The crappie bite has apparently kicked in out from the dam and in the channels fishing shiners or jigs deep where graphs show the shad are located. Bass fishing are fair around the deeper piers on jigs and Brush Hogs. Catfishing is fair on shiners and cold worms. LAKE D’ARBONNE — The spillway is closed and water is starting to rise. Look for the crappie fishing to be best along the channel edges around brush in 12-18 foot water. The Bobby Garland Baby shad, Cajun Cricket and Electric Chicken are working on these fish. The Highway 2 bridge is attracting lots of attention from crappie fishermen this week. Bass are in the creeks and some are being caught on jigs and Rat-L-Traps fished with the current around trees and creek bends. Catfish are biting off the banks along Highway 2. OUACHITA RIVER — The river is slowly rising and fishing is improving. Crappie are in the bayou in the tops and in the river around back eddies and hitting shiners or jigs. A good many Kentucky bass are being caught in the tops on the river while catfish are being caught tight-lining cold worms. LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfish are biting cut shad and cold worms fished off the back deck at the marina. Crappie fishing has been better around the boat slips afternoons and nights as windy conditions are keeping fishermen away from the south end. Bobby Garland Blue thunder, Monkey Milk and Threadfin shad jigs are working best. No report on bass. LAKE ST. JOHN — The water is rising and fishing is improving for crappie, bass and hybrid stripers. Catfish are slow. LAKE YUCATAN — Rising water signals improved fishing conditions in a few days. Not many fishermen have been out over the holidays.