BLACK BAYOU —Bass are slow to fair on soft plastics and jigs. Bream are slow to fair with a few hitting crickets and worms. Crappie are slow. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — Although the cooler weather has slowed progress a bit, the bass are starting to move to shallow beds with a 10.79 pounder taking honors this week. A variety of lures from soft plastics to jigs are picking up some of these fish. While cold weather has slowed progress, crappie are beginning to head for shallow spawning areas with shiners and jigs picking up some fish. Look for the chinquapin bite to improve in bedding areas any day now. For latest information contact Hooks Marina at 249.2347 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
OUACHITA RIVER — River lakes are producing best catches of crappie. Fishing shiners and jigs around structure is working best. Bass are fair on spinners, jigs and soft plastic lures. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is down with road work going on which is limiting access to the lake. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The crappie migration to shallow water has started and even though the cooler weather this week slowed them down, with warmer weather forecast for next week, the big crappie should do well around shallow trees on shiners or jigs. A good tip is to fish a jig under a cork and keep it still. Bass are starting to move to the creeks and sloughs and have been best around grass fishing with crank baits, spinners and jigs. Bream have been slow while catfishing is good on cold worms. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Crappie fishing has been good this week fishing at night around the piers using shiners and jigs. Also, some are being caught on yo-yos baited with shiners while some of the yo-yos are producing channel catfish. Bass have been fair in the creeks using soft plastics and spinner baits. Stripers and bream are slow. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — This spell of colder weather has moved the crappie from the shallows to deep water and fishing has been slow. Bass are fair while the catfishing is good on blood bait or cut bait. A few bream have been caught. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — The cold spell has slowed everything down this week. Look for a better report next week as milder weather returns. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is rising fast but is expected to start falling next week. This should improve the fishing. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bass fishing has been quite good. Lots of fish averaging 2-3 pounds are hitting a variety of lures. Crappie are fair with a few slabs taken early and late in the day on jigs and shiners. Chinquapins are just now starting to move in. Catfish are fair on yo-yos. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.