Anglers have been quite successful from the banks of Lake D'Arbonne.
BLACK BAYOU — Bream are biting around the beds on worms and crickets. Look for crappie to be around grass away from the trees. Bass are fair on floating worms fished around grass beds. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — The most recent night bass tournament produced well for Frank Fury, W. Monroe with a 9.41 pounder. Trey Bell, Weston, had the heaviest stringer with 5 fish weighing 17.89 pounds. Crappie are suspended around the deep tops with shiners and jigs picking up a few. Chinquapins are on the flats and hitting cold worms. Catfish are fair on trotlines and noodles on cut bait. For more information, call Brown’s Landing at 318-259-6649 or the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bream are around the trees and are hitting worms, crickets, small spinners and popping bugs. Crappie are scattered and slow. Bass are hitting topwater lures and Wobbleheads around the grass and trees. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing has been better at night fishing dark colored worms and spinners around the lights and along the dark banks. Crappie fishing has been better early mornings fishing jigs and shiners around the deep tops. Bream fishing has been fair on worms and crickets. Stripers are still schooling with best action coming early mornings and late afternoons on shad imitation lures while trolling white bucktails during the day in deep water is also working. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Bream and catfish are doing quite well off the banks with wax worms taking the most fish. Bass are best early and late on buzz baits and topwater lures while Rat-L-Traps and crank baits are picking up some up in the day along the channel edges. Crappie fishing is fair to good fishing jigs and shiners around the deep tops.. 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 fair fishing in the bayou and river lakes on spider rigs. Best catches are being made in 9 to 12 foot water. Bass have been fair on spinners and crank baits as some are schooling around the mouth of creeks. Bream are fair around the beds. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing has been fair using cut shad or cold worms. Bream fishing is fair on worms and crickets. Bass and crappie are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing has been fair. Bass are better early mornings on Spooks and plastic frogs while plastic worms are taking some during the day. Crappie and bream are slow. Call Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The lake is on a slight rise and should begin falling early next week. Fishing has been slow with only a few barfish and catfish caught. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-467-2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bass are best late afternoons on Flukes and frogs around the grass. Night fishing for bass and barfish has been fair using crank baits and Road Runners. Crappie are fair around the deeper piers on the Crystal Shad and Bobby Garland Blue Thunder jigs. Bream have been good on worms and crickets while catfish are biting worms fished on the bottom. Stripers are better at night on crank baits fished around the lights.. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318/766/0075.