Easter time fishing forecast for northeast Louisiana:
BLACK BAYOU — The bream bite is just now starting on worms and crickets. Some chinquapins are starting to show up on night crawlers. Crappie are slow and scattered. Bass are fair around grass on soft plastics and spinners. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — Crappie are moving shallow with best catches made off the banks on shiners and Bobby Garland jigs. Bass have been best on soft plastics in the coves as the fish are moving in to spawn. The chinquapin bite is picking up this week on cold worms around shallow bedding areas. For latest information contact Hooks Marina at 249.2347 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
OUACHITA RIVER — Crappie fishing is best in the river lakes on shiners and jigs. Bass are moving shallow and hitting spinners and lizards. The bream are just starting to bite. 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 — Crappie are moving into the sloughs and creeks with best fishing being in the shallows around trees and brush. Shiners and jigs are both working on these fish. Bass are around shallow grass and trees and are best on spinners, crank baits, lizards and jigs. Bream are steadily improving and lots of catfish are being caught on cold worms. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing has been best using spinner baits in shallow water, especially up the creeks. Crappie are on the move and are in and out of the shallows with some caught on shiners and jigs. Catfish are biting on blood bait and cold worms. Bream fishing is improving on worms and crickets. No report on stripers. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Crappie fishing is improving around the boat slips and on the south end of the lake on shiners and jigs. Bass are best on crank baits. Bream are hitting crickets and worms while lots of catfish are being caught on night crawlers and cut shad. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Crappie fishing is improving on shiners and jigs. Bass fishing is improving on soft plastics while catfishing is good on trotlines. Chinquapins are starting to bite cold worms and night crawlers. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at 318.757.0013.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is rising fast and there has been no fishing this week.. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Crappie fishing has improved as the fish are moving shallow and hitting shiners and jigs. Bass are best on worms and lizards. Some good sized flathead catfish are being caught on limb lines baited with small bream. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.