Chinquapins are biting at Black Bayou and Caney Lake.
BLACK BAYOU —Chinquapins are on the beds and hitting worms and crickets. Bass are best on jigs, Rogues and soft plastics. Crappie are scattered and slow. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — The bass have moved to the submerged points in deep water. Deep diving crank baits, Alabama rigs, big plastic worms and Flukes are picking up some decent fish. Crappie fishing has been fair on shiners and jigs fished around the deep tops. 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 — Crappie fishing is best fishing deep tops in the bayou. Shiners along with jigs – Blue Pearl, Vegas, Gum Drop and Patriot – are working best. Bass are around the edges hitting Brush Hogs, lizards and spinners. Bream are bedding in the sloughs. 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 fishing is fair on shiners and jigs fished 8-10 feet deep in 14-18 foot water. Best jigs have been Pennyback, BBQ Chicken, Threadfin Shad and hair jigs #8 and 120-RH. Bass have been fair to good fishing around grass in shallow areas with Rogues, spinners, jigs and Flukes working best. 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 — Bass have been slow to fair with best catches made early in the day on topwater lures such as the Whopper Plopper. Later in the day, look for bass to be moving out to the deeper submerged points where they should hit soft plastics and crank baits. Stripers have been fair 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. Flathead catfish are fair 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. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Bass are best on 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 fair while bass are good early mornings on spinners and soft plastics. Bream are on the beds. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.007.