Area fishing outlook:
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 — Bass are beginning to move shallow although some remain in deep water and are hitting jigging spoons. For those moving toward shallow water, Rat-L-Traps, spinner baits and Brush Hogs are picking up some in the back of the coves. Crappie are starting to migrate with a few caught on jigs or shiners. Look for yellow bass to be in deep water where jigging spoons are picking up some fish. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is on the rise with water going over the spillway. The Puckett Lake area is producing a few catches of bass and crappie. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Windy conditions are keeping most anglers off the open lake where the crappie continue to bite jigs or shiners fished deep out from the dam. Some are starting to migrate to the coves getting ready to spawn. Bass fishing has been slow. A good many catfish have been caught on trotlines baited with blood or cheese bait. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The water level had reached pool stage before rains earlier this week put a rise on the lake with more muddy water. Best catches of bass and crappie have been up the creeks. Bass have been hitting Baby Brush Hogs in the current holes with some starting to move shallow. A good many catfish are being caught on yo-yos baited with cold worms or shiners. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie fishing continues to be best up the creeks and river lakes on jigs and shiners. Bass are best on crank baits and Rat-L-Traps. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing has been good fishing off the deck at the marina using cut bait or cold worms. Crappie fishing has been best late afternoons fishing shiners or jigs around the boat slips at the marina. No report on bass. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The lake continues to be off limits to boaters because of high water. The lake could be open to boat traffic by this weekend. 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 high but is expected to start falling by the weekend. Right now, fishing is slow but should improve with falling water levels. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-467-2259.