High and muddy water has made for slow fishing on most area bodies of water.
BLACK BAYOU — Fishing has been slow with a few bass and crappie being picked up around the trees. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — The bass are slowly making their way toward the shallows for spawning with male bass already moving in. Most of the larger females, 6 and 7 pounds, are being caught in 8-10 foot water. Some are still deep and hitting jigging spoons. Crappie have started to move toward the shallows; they’re in the creeks but not on the banks just yet. Catfishing is fair on trotlines and yo-yos. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is high and muddy and fishing is slow. Some bass have been caught on the points on Carolina-rigged worms. Crappie are rather slow. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing is rather slow with best catches made up the creeks around deeper brush. The crappie have started to move from the deep water to the creeks but have not moved to the banks where spawning will take place when water temperatures rise. Some good catches of crappie are being made at night around the lighted piers on shiners. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Crappie fishing is slowly improving with most of the fish hanging out along the edges of the channel and hitting shiners or jigs. Bass are fair fishing spinner baits, Rat-L-Traps and jigs in the current holes. A good many catfish and crappie are being caught on yo-yos baited with shiners. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie fishing is fair in the creeks off the river while some bass are being caught where sandbars create a break in the current. Carolina rigs with finesse worms are picking up a few. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — The big bass have turned on with most caught on spinner baits and plastic worms. Several weighing between 7 and 9 pounds have been weighed in. Some crappie are being caught on the north end fairly shallow while the boat slips are producing some catches. Catfishing is good on cut shad with Robert Shelby landing a monster 33 pounder. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The lake is currently open but idle speed only is allowed. If more rains flood the lake, look for it to be closed again. 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 muddy and still high with very little fishing reported. No report. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-498-1038.