Catfish and bream continue to bite at D'Arbonne

BLACK BAYOU — Bream are fair around the beds with a few caught on crickets and worms. Bass fishing are fair on floating lizards and plastic frogs around the grass. Crappie are scattered and slow. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323.8707.

CANEY LAKE — Bass fishing has been fair some schooling bass caught on shad imitations. Some are also being caught on jigging spoons fished in 20 foot water. Better catches have been made at night on spinner baits and big dark plastic worms. John Guyotte, Quitman, landed one weighing over 7 pounds. Bream are still on the beds, crappie have slowed and catfishing has been good on trotlines and noodles using a variety of bait. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323.8707.

CHENIERE LAKE — Bream are fair on worms, crickets and small spinners. Crappie are scattered among the trees and are slow to fair. Bass are best on frog colored Tiny Torpedoes, spinner baits and Wobbleheads. Call the Honey Hole at 323.8707 for more information.

LAKE CLAIBORNE — Crappie fishing has been fair around the deep tops with big fish caught, just not very many. Bass up to two pounds are best on soft plastics and spinners with some caught on dark spinners and worms at night. Bream fishing has been fair around the bedding areas. Stripers are schooling some and can be caught on topwaters when they’re up. Some are being caught around the lights at night. Catfishing is good on blood and cheese bait. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.

LAKE D’ARBONNE — Catfish and bream continue to bite but crappie have slowed. Best catches have been made fishing jigs or shiners 8-12 feet deep in 15-20 foot water. Some nice bass are being caught fishing deep diving crank baits long the edge of the channel drops. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669.

OUACHITA RIVER — The river continues to be slowly falling with best crappie fishing being in the river lakes drifting shiners or jigs. Bass are best around sandbars in the river. Some bream are on the beds in the bean field area. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323.8707.

LAKE POVERTY POINT — Fishing in general can be classified as “fair”. Nothing, other than the weather, is hot this week. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 878.0101.

LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is fair to good on yo-yo’s baited with cold worms. Bream are fair; bass are best early and late on topwaters and on soft plastics later. Crappie are slow. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at (757.0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.

LAKE YUCATAN — Unless the weather forecast changes, water will be off the road to Surplus City and the boat ramp should be open next week. For latest information, call James Lachney at 498.1038.