Northeast Louisiana fishing report:
CANEY LAKE — Heavy rains expected are not as likely to affect this lake as others with huge watersheds. Look for best action to be bouncing a jigging spoon off the bottom in deep water for bass, yellow bass and crappie. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is rising after the rains and best bass fishing is likely to be in the current around the spillway on jigs. Crappie are in deep water with Puckett Lake producing some nice catches on shiners and jigs. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — The crappie are following the shad to deep water out from the dam and in the deeper channels and some are being caught on shiners and jigs fishing where sonar shows the fish are congregated. Best bass fishing will be around the deeper piers and deep brush on jigs, plastic worms or Brush Hogs. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The water will surely be rising at a rapid clip now that the spillway is closed and heavy rains predicted. The watershed on D’Arbonne is large so look for water to rise quickly, which will likely put a damper on fishing until things settle down. If all else fails, you can still catch catfish fishing cold worms off the banks around the lake. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — The river is on the rise and fishing should be improving once things settle down. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing is best fishing cold worms and cut shad around the marina. Best crappie fishing will likely be around the boat slips at the marina using shiners or jigs. No report on bass. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The water is on the rise and fishing is improving for crappie, catfish, bass and hybrid stripers. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at Lake St. John Grocery (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — Rising water signals improved fishing conditions in a few days. A few crappie are being caught fairly deep on shiners and jigs. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-467-2259.