Where — and when — the fish are biting.
BLACK BAYOU — Bass are fair floating worms around the grss. Bream are best around shallow beds on worms and crickets. Crappie are slow. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323.8707.
CANEY LAKE — Bass are schooling early and late with topwater shad imitations, Rat-L-Traps and tail spinners picking up fish in the slot and under. Some are being caught at night fishing shaky heads around the lighted piers. Crappie are slow with best bet to fish shiners or jigs over and in submerged tops in fairly deep water. Chinquapins are fair on the flats on cold worms. A good many catfish are being caught on trotlines and noodles with cut bait and chunks of wieners working best. For more information, call Brown’s Landing at 318.259.6649 or the Honey Hole at 323.8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass are fair early mornings on topwater lures around grass and trees. Up in the day, Wobbleheads are taking a few around the grass. Crappie are scattered and slow. Some bream are still on the beds while some are scattered and can be caught around shady trees on Road Runners or Beetle Spins. Call the Honey Hole at 323.8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing is best early and late on topwater lures while some are being caught around the piers and along the dark banks at night on dark spinner baits or Texas rigged plastic worms. Stripers continue to school with best action early mornings and late afternoons on shad imitations while some are caught trolling white bucktails in the middle of the lake. Crappie are fair around submerged tops in 15-20 foot water. Bream are slow. Catfishing has been fair to good on trotlines baited with cold worms, blood and cheese baits. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Bass fishing has been better at night on dark spinners and plastic worms while some are being caught early mornings or late afternoons on topwater lures. Some are schooling and hitting shad imitations. Crappie are in the sloughs with best catches made fishing jigs and shiners 7-8 feet deep in or around submerged tops sitting in 15-20 foot water. Bream and catfish continue to bite cold worms and crickets off the banks. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318.368.9669 or the Honey Hole at 323.8707.
OUACHITA RIVER — Bass have been fair on spinners and crank baits. Crappie are in the river lakes with some caught drifting jigs or shiners. Bream are fair around the beds. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323.8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing has been best fishing cut shad around the marina. Bream are fair to good on worms and crickets. Bass to 6 pounds and larger are being caught on Zoom plastic worms in Tequila Sunrise, June Bug and Blueberry. Crappie are very slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is good on yo-yos baited with night crawlers. Bass are best early and late, crappie are slow and bream are fair to good. Hybrid stripers are hitting crank baits at night around lighted piers.. Call Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — No report this week. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — The bass are better at night fishing around the lighted piers. Bream are slow to fair. Catfishing is good in 6-8 foot water on night crawlers. Hybrid stripers are being caught at night around the lighted piers on crank baits. Crappie are fair on shiners or jigs fished around deep piers. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.