Bass fishing is starting to improve on Lake Claiborne.

BLACK BAYOU — The crappie have moved I around the shallow trees and hitting hair jigs and shiners. Bass are hitting Rattling Rogues and floating worms and lizards. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.

CANEY LAKE — Bass to near 10 pounds are being caught in the back of the creeks with Flukes picking up some good fish. Watermelon red seems to be the best color. Crappie are beginning to move to the banks although some are still hanging out in deeper water and hitting jigs and shiners. The bream have not started yet and catfish has been on the slow side. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.

CHENIERE LAKE — Crappie are moving from deep to shallow and hitting gray hair jigs and shiners around the shallow trees. Bass are best on lizards and Rogues in either gold/blue or chrome/blue colors. Bream are just beginning to bed. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.

LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing is improving with best catches made on lizards, plastic worms or Brush Hogs along the edges of the grass in the creeks. Crappie are moving shallow and hitting jigs and shiners. Catfishing has been good on trotlines baited with goldfish or liver. Bream are just starting to bed. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel's Cove at 927-2264.

LAKE D'ARBONNE — Crappie are starting to show up in numbers in the shallows although some are hanging at mid-depth while others are still out around the channel edges. Shiners or jigs are taking lots of fish. Bass are around the trees in the sloughs and creeks and hitting Rogues, lizards, spinners and Rat-L-Traps. Bream are just starting to hit red wigglers while the catfish are chowing down on cold worms. For latest information, call Anderson's Sport Center at 318-368-9669.

OUACHITA RIVER — The river is experiencing a slight rise. The lakes and creeks are producing some good catches of crappie. Some bass are being caught in the lakes around the brush on spinner baits, lizards and jerk baits. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.

LAKE POVERTY POINT — Some really big crappie are starting to bite with the shallows producing the most fish in the afternoons. Shiners and Bobby Garland Blue Thunder, Blue Grass or Double Silver Rainbow jigs are working well. Bass fishing has been fair while the bream are just starting. Catfishing is good on cut shad and night crawlers. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.

LAKE ST. JOHN — Crappie fishing is good around the shallow trees on jigs and shiners. Bass are fair, hybrids are good on small swim baits while catfishing is good on yo-yos baited with shiners. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.

LAKE YUCATAN — The water is starting to fall but good fishing has yet to kick in. A few bass and crappie have been caught. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-498-1038.