Bass in the 8 to 9-pound range are being reported at Caney Lake.
BLACK BAYOU — Bass and crappie are moving in around the trees with bass hitting Rogues and lizards while some crappie are being caught on jigs or shiners. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — Some bass in the 8 to 9 pound range are being caught back in the coves on tubes and Flukes. Crappie are moving to the shallows to set up for the spawn and are hitting shiners or jigs. Yellow bass are still deep and are fair on jigging spoons. Some chinquapins have shown up on Smith Branch on worms and small crawfish. Catfish are fair on shiners. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass fishing has been best on black/blue lizards and jigs. Crappie are fair and scattered around the trees and hitting shiners and jigs. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing is slowly improving with best catches made in the back of the creeks around grass and brush on lizards, Rogues and jigs. The crappie have started making their move to the shallows with some still hanging out in deeper water. Shiners and jigs are picking up some fish. Stripers have been fair below the spillway. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The crappie bite has been off and on with best action coming later in the day as the sun warms the water a few degrees, triggering a shallow bite. Some are still hanging out in 8-10 foot water as well. Bass are in the sloughs and back in the creeks with best catches made on Rogues or lizards. Catfish are always biting around the lake. No report on bream just yet. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Some bass are being caught in the lakes around the brush on lizards and jerk baits. Crappie are in and out from deep to shallow depending on the weather. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Crappie are beginning to move shallow with some good fish caught on Bobby Garland jigs in Electric Chicken, Blue Grass, Popsicle and black/hot pink patterns. Bass to 6 pounds have been caught on lizards in June Bug and Tequila Sunrise colors. Catfishing is good on cut shad and night crawlers. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Crappie are improving in the shallows on jigs and shiners. Bass are rather slow. A few chinquapins are showing up and hybrid stripers and hitting Rat-L-Traps. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is expected to crest by this weekend and when it starts falling, fishing should be good. Some catfish have been caught where the chute connects with the Mississippi River. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-498-1038.