Catfish and bream are biting at D'Arbonne.
BLACK BAYOU — Bream are bedded and lots are being caught on crickets and worms. Bass fishing is best around the grass and bushes on soft plastics. Crappie are slow. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323.8707.
CANEY LAKE — Bass are schooling and a good many slot fish are being caught on topwaters in the breaking schools and soft plastics when they go down. Crappie are hanging around deep brush and hitting shiners or jigs. Catfishing has been good on noodles and trotlines with some to around 30 pounds caught. Bream are bedded and hitting crickets and worms around the Ebenezer road bed. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323.8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass fishing is best early mornings on topwater lures with Wobbleheads working better later in the day around the grass. Bream are on the beds and hitting Beetle Spins, worms and crickets. Crappie are scattered and slow. Call the Honey Hole at 323.8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — The bream are on the beds with lots being caught on worms and crickets. Some small to medium-sized bass are being caught in the creeks on spinners, worms and lizards. Crappie fishing has been fair to good fishing jigs or shiners around the submerged tops in fairly deep water. Catfish to 60 pounds are being caught on trotlines and stump hooks baited with small bream while noodles and trotlines baited with blood and cheese bait are picking up smaller ones. Stripers are schooling early mornings and hitting shad imitations. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The catfish and bream are tearing it up off the banks fishing with worms or crickets. Crappie are scattered in the deeper sloughs and you have to stay on the move, picking up a couple here; three more there around deep stumps using worms and jigs. Bass fishing is best early mornings on topwaters and spinners with Wobbleheads working best later in the day. Night fishing is starting to improve on dark plastic worms and slow-rolled spinner baits. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie are best in the river lakes with Anderson lake producing some good catches on shiners and jigs. Look for bass in the back of the river lakes on lizards, topwaters and Baby Brush Hogs. Some are hitting splatter-back crank baits in the river on the points. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323.8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Bream are on the beds and taking crickets and worms. Lots of catfish are being caught on night crawlers and cut shad. Crappie are scattered and slow while bass fishing is slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is excellent on rods and reels baited with cold worms. Bream are fair; crappie are slow. Bass fishing has been fair to good on topwaters fished around the piers. Hybrids are still hitting crank baits around the lights at night. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water had started to fall but is rising again. No fishing reports. For latest information on when Surplus City Landing will reopen, call James Lachney at 318.498.1038.