Area fishing outlook:
BLACK BAYOU — Crappie are moving in around the trees and hitting Black Lake hair jigs and Bobby Garland Baby Shads. Bass are hitting lizards and Rogues fished around the trees. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — Bass are in transition with some still caught deep on jigging spoons while others are moving shallow. The buck bass are shallow and hitting wacky worms while larger females are in 8-10 foot water and Baby Brush Hogs, Rat-L-Traps and jigs are picking up some better fish to around 9 pounds. Crappie are starting to leave deep water and moving up the creeks. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is high and best fishing is in the Puckett Lake area where both crappie and bream are being caught near the bottom. Bass are fair on lizards and Rogues around the trees. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Although water in the main lake is clear, creeks that feed into the lake are rather muddy. Crappie fishing has been fair to good with some fish still deep while others are starting to move shallow. Yo-yos baited with shiners are picking up a good many in the creeks. Also, some good crappie reports are coming from the creek below the spillway. Bass fishing is improving with best catches made up the creeks fishing shallow grass with spinner baits. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The lake is on a slight rise and creeks are muddy. Bass are cruising the shallows off the creeks and sloughs and hitting spinners, lizards and Baby Brush Hogs. Crappie are on the move with some beginning to show up off the sloughs and creeks and hitting shiners and jigs. A good many are being caught on yo-yos baited with shiners. Bream are slow; catfishing is good on cold worms and shiners. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Best fishing for crappie continues to be the river lakes and sloughs off the river and up the bayou. Bass are rather slow. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Bass fishing has improved with some really nice fish caught. Largest reported weighed 12.52 pounds with several in the 6 to 9 pound range reported. Crappie are best late afternoons around the boat slips. A good may catfish are being caught off the back deck at the marina on cut shad and night crawlers. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The lake opening was short-lived; it is again closed to boat traffic due to high water. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at Lake St. John Grocery (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — No report. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-467-2259.