This week's area fishing report:
BLACK BAYOU — A few bass and crappie are being caught around the grass. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — Crappie fishing has been fair to good fishing shiners and the Bobby Garland Blue Thunder jig with chartreuse tail tipped with a crappie nibble. Fish are deep with most caught 35-40 feet deep. Bass and yellow bass are also biting at the same depth with most caught on jigging spoons. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — Crappie fishing is fair around Puckett Lake on shiners and jigs. Bass are fair around the spillway on jigs. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Lots of crappie are being caught in deep water out from the dam with most hitting on shiners. Lots of barfish are mixed in with the crappie. Come bass to 4 pounds have been caught on jigs fished around fairly deep structure and around the deeper boat docks and piers. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel's Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D'ARBONNE — The water is high and muddy and just now starting to fall. Best crappie catches are being made on yo-yos baited with shiners or along the channel edges on shiners and jigs. Bass are best in deeper holes with current and hitting jigs best. Catfishing is good on cold worms; bream are slow. For latest information, call Anderson's Sport Center at 368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie fishing has been good fishing the creeks off the river on the Black Lake hair jig and the Bobby Garland Blue Thunder, along with shiners. No report on bass. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Crappie fishing has been best in the afternoons both around the boat slips at the marina and on the lower end of the lake fishing shiners or jigs off the banks. A few catfish have been caught off the back deck at the marina on cut shad or cold worms. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The lake continues to be off limits to boaters because of high water. However, water levels are expected to fall next week enough to allow boaters back on the lake. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at Lake St. John Grocery 757-0013 for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is high but is expected to crest just below flood stage. Look for water levels to begin dropping next week, which should improve fishing. For latest information, call James Lachney at 467-2259.