Where — and how often — the fish are biting.
BLACK BAYOU — Crappie are moving to the shallow trees with some caught on jigs and shiners. Bass are hitting jigs and Rogues. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — Some of the best bass fishing has been at night and early mornings fishing lizards around the boat docks. Some are also being caught on Rat-L-Traps in 8 foot water. Crappie are beginning to move shallow and a few have been caught on shiners and jigs. Yellow bass are still deep and hitting jigging spoons. Catfishing is fair on blood bait and chicken livers. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is at pool stage and clear. Bass are best on jigs fished around the trees. Crappie are beginning to move to the trees while some are still deep in the Puckett Lake area. Shiners and jigs are picking up some fish. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — The crappie migration from deep water to shallow spawning grounds is underway although cold nights send them back deep until temperatures moderate. Shiners and jigs are picking up some fish in the lake as well as below the spillway. Better fishing is at night on shiners fished around lighted piers. Some bass to 6 pounds have been caught up the creeks on jigs and soft plastics. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Bass are moving shallow and best catches have been made late afternoons after temperatures rise a bit. Rogues, jigs and soft plastics are picking up a few in the sloughs around the trees. Crappie are ready if the wind and cold temperatures back off just a bit. A few have been caught fairly shallow and lots are being caught on yo-yos baited with shiners. Catfishing has been good on cold worms. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Creeks off the river have been producing some crappie catches on shiners and jigs. Bass are best on the current holes on Carolina-rigs and shad imitations. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Late afternoons when the temperatures rise, crappie are best just out from the banks on shiners and jigs. Bass are best around brush fishing jigs and lizards. Catfishing is good on cut shad. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The lake is open and some big crappie are being caught on yo-yos baited with shiners and fished around the piers. Bass are on the beds and some in the 5 pound range have been caught on jigs and lizards. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is rising again although boat launch is possible at Surplus City landing. Fishing has been slow. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-498-1038.