Bass and crappie are hitting on Black Bayou.
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 — The big bass are in the coves with heavyweight females on the beds. Big tubes or Flukes are good baits to try. Here’s a suggestion; should you catch one of those big sow bass, get her weighed, take some photos and measurements and release her in the same area. The crappie are moving to the shallows to set up for the spawn and are hitting shiners or jigs. Chinquapins are starting to show up in the back of the creeks and hitting worms and small crawfish. 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 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. You might want to try below the spillway where the stripers have been biting. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The crappie bite has improved now that the weather has moderated. Head for the sloughs and coves, dangle a shiner or jig around the base of the cypresses and you’re likely to get bit. Bass will be in the same areas and fishing lizards, Rogues or spinner baits should pay off. Catfish are biting night crawlers and cold worms all around the lake and you can look for the bream to be starting any day. 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 should be starting to fall by this weekend, which means the crappie, bass and bream will start biting. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-498-1038.