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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Fishing Report

  • Bass are on the move at D'Arbonne.
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  • BLACK BAYOU —  Some crappie have been caught fishing shiners or jigs just away from the trees. Bass have been fair on Rogues or jigs fished around the trees. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 318.323.8707.
    CANEY LAKE — The male bass are cruising in the shallows with some picked up on trick worms and Flukes. Bigger females in the 8-9 pound range are holding out in 8-10 foot water waiting for water to warm up. Some crappie are still deep and are being caught along with yellow bass while some crappie are starting to move up the creeks and hitting shiners and jigs. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 318.323.8707.
    CHENIERE LAKE — The lake continues to be high and muddy with the Puckett Lake area producing some crappie on shiners and jigs while the bass are hitting Carolina-rigs and spinners fished around the trees. Call the Honey Hole at 318.323.8707 for more information.
    LAKE CLAIBORNE —  The crappie are starting to move up the creeks although some are still being caught in deep water, although high winds have made open water fishing difficult. Better catches are being made at night on shiners around the lighted piers. Bass fishing is rather slow with best catches made up the creeks around deeper brush. The catfish and stripers are slow. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 318.927.2264.
    LAKE D’ARBONNE — Bass are on the move cruising in the shallows getting ready to make spawning beds. Some are hitting Rat-L-Traps and gold or chrome/blue Rogues. Crappie are starting to move into the creeks with some caught in 8 foot water around the piers. Yo-yos baited with shiners are picking up quite a few crappie at night in the sloughs. Catfishing is good on cold worms. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669.
    OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie are in the creeks hanging out away from the trees. Bass are best fishing Rat-L-Traps, Carolina rigs and spinners up the creeks. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 318.323.8707.
    LAKE POVERTY POINT — Crappie are starting to move toward the banks with some big ones to 2.64 pounds caught on Bobby Garland jigs in Monkey Milk and Gum Drop patterns. Some are being caught around the boat slips late afternoons. Bass are hitting jigs and soft plastics with some nice ones brought in. Catfishing is good on cut shad and cold worms. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
    LAKE ST. JOHN — The lake is currently closed to boat traffic but could be open by this weekend. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at Lake St. John Grocery (318.757.0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
    Page 2 of 2 - LAKE YUCATAN — The water is falling rather fast but the water is quite murky. Fishing has been slow except for some nice crappie caught around the piers on shiners and jigs. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318.498.1038.
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