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BLACK BAYOU — The bream are bedded and lots are being caught on worms and crickets. Crappie are fair. Bass are best on towpaths and floating lizards or worms. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — Chinquapins are moving off the beds but some big ones are still being caught on worms and crickets. Bluegills are good on the beds. Crappie are best around the tops in 15 foot water on shiners or jigs. Bass fishing is best on the points using soft plastics or topwater, such as the Yellow Magic, when they school on top. Cat fishing is good on tortillas using cut bait or blood bait. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bream are biting worms and crickets and white popping bugs on fly rods. Bass are best on the Wobble head, lizards and worms. Crappie are scattered. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bream fishing is good on the beds on crickets or worms. A good many medium to small bass are being caught on spinner baits and plastic worms. Stripers are schooling and hitting shad imitations. Trolling white buck tails is also working. Crappie are around the tops in 15-18 foot water and preferring jigs over shiners. Cat fishing is good on tortillas baited with liver or blood and cheese bait. For latest information, call Tim Loft at Keel's Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Crappie fishing has been good with fish located all the way from shallow to 15 feet deep. The Black Lake hair jig in gray/chartreuse/red along with the Bobby Garland jigs are working. Bass are still on the trees with Rogues, spinners, towpaths and lizards working on these fish. Bream are quite good on the shallow beds on worms and crickets while catfish continue to bite. Throw out a handful of range pellets, wait a few minutes and you’ll catch all the catfish you want. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Mixed size bass are being caught on towpaths with the larger bass caught on jigs. Crappie are in the river lakes both shallow and deep and spider rigging jigs is picking up some fish. Bream are bedded in river lakes. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — The bream have started bedding and some nice ones are being caught on crickets or worms. Catfish are good on cut shad. Crappie are moving to deeper water and fishing is fair. Bass are best on soft plastics and jigs. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bream are on the beds and hitting worms and crickets. Crappie are slow to fair. Bass are best early and late on towpaths with crank baits and soft plastics picking up some up in the day. Hybrid stripers are good fishing at night around the lights on small spoons or swim baits. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is very high with campground not accessible until at least early June. For latest information on when Surplus City Landing will reopen, call James Lichen at 318-498-1038.