Bass have continued to bite this week on Lake Poverty Point.
BLACK BAYOU — Bream fishing is good on worms and crickets. Bass are fair on spinners and jigs in shallow water. Crappie are scattered. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — The crappie have moved from shallow spawning areas to deeper water with best catches coming on shiners and jigs around deep brush tops, as deep as 20 feet. Bass have moved to the 12 foot humps with some over 6 pounds caught on Ole Monster worms, Watermelon Moon Dust color. Also, the early morning bite in shallow water has been fair to good with the Whopper Flopper taking some good fish. The chinquapin bite is starting to pick up on shallow humps with cold worms and night crawlers working best. For latest information contact Hooks Marina at 249.2347 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
OUACHITA RIVER — Bass are best fishing lay-down logs in the river using Baby Brush Hogs, Sweet Beaver and drop shot worms. Crappie are in the 12-18 foot sloughs hitting shiners and jigs fished 14 feet deep. The bream are on the beds and 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 — Bass fishing has been best around grass in the sloughs using spinners, jigs or craw-worms. Crappie have moved from shallow bedding areas with best catches made fishing 12 feet deep in 15-18 foot water. Shiners or jigs, especially the Pink Lemonade, black/blue or black/chartreuse patterns are picking up some fish. The bream have turned on and are on the beds hitting worms and crickets. Lots of channel catfish are being caught on the flats using cold worms. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE —Stripers are improving with best technique being trolling white bucktails with white grub trailers attached. The crappie have moved out to 14 foot water and some are being caught on shiners and jigs around submerged brush. Catfishing continues to be best around the lake with some nice flatheads caught on stump hooks baited with bream. Also some fish are being caught on trotlines using a variety of baits. Bream are moving to the beds with catches improving on crickets and worms. Bass have been slow this week. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Bass to 6 pounds have been caught on Bandit crank baits and soft plastics. Crappie are better on the south end on shiners and jigs. Catfishing is good on cut bait and night crawlers. The bream are on the beds and biting worms and crickets. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Crappie are moving to deep water and are fair on shiners and jigs. Bass fishing is improving on topwater lures. Catfish and bream are improving. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is rising rapidly with no fishing to report. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Stripers are good at night on Rat-L-Traps and crank baits. Crappie are best on jigs while bass are hitting crank baits, spinners and soft plastics. Bream are on the beds. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.