Catfish are biting on Lake St. John.

BLACK BAYOU — Bass are slow to fair on jigs and soft plastics around the grass. Crappie are best fishing shiners or jigs around deep structure. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.

CANEY LAKE — Bass continue to school as they feed on shad near the surface. Shad imitation lures are picking up some fish up top while deep diving crank baits and tail spinners work best when they go down. Crappie fishing is best around the deep tops in 20 foot water on jigs and shiners. Catfish have slowed down this week. For more information, call Brown's Landing at 318-259-6649.

CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is down 3 feet. Bass are fair on topwater lures. Crappie fishing is off and on. Some days they bite fairly well; other days they're hard to find. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.

LAKE CLAIBORNE — Crappie fishing is improving with best catches made around the deep tops fishing jigs 12-15 feet deep. Some good bass catches have been reported around the grass on plastic frogs and Chug Bugs while Shaky Heads are picking up some fish around the deeper tops. Stripers are schooling off and on and catfishing has slowed down this week. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel's Cove at 927-2264.

LAKE D'ARBONNE — The crappie bite is improving with some good catches made fishing jigs or shiners along the channel edges, especially up Corney Creek. Catfish are biting cold worms in fairly deep water. Bass are fair on soft plastics and jigs fished around trees along the channel drops. Bream have slowed this week. For latest information, call Anderson's Sport Center at 318-368-9669 or the Honey Hole at 323-8707.

OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie fishing has been best fishing shiners or jigs around the deep tops in the river and up the bayou. Bass are fair on topwaters and crank baits.. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.

LAKE POVERTY POINT — The crappie bite is slowly but steadily improving, especially around the boat slips at the marina. The Bobby Garland Monkey Milk, Cajun Cricket and Electric Chicken jigs are best producers. Bass are slow while catfishing is fair. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.

LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing has been good this week. Bass are best early mornings on Chug Bugs while jigs and plastic worms are picking up some fish later in the day. Crappie have not started biting just yet. Call Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.

LAKE YUCATAN — Bass fishing has been good but the crappie are still not biting. A team of LDWF biologists is currently doing a survey to try and assess the problem. We'll report findings as they become available. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-467-2259.