NELA fishing outlook:
BLACK BAYOU — Bream fishing has been good on crickets and worms. The crappie are scattered and slow while bass fishing is fair on topwaters and soft plastics. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — Bass fishing has been good early mornings before sun-up with a good many fish caught on topwater lures. After the sun rises, fishing has slowed quite a bit. Crappie are fair with some fish still fairly shallow while others have moved to the deep tops with some caught on shiners or jigs. A good many chinquapins are being caught on cold worms and crickets while the bluegills are beginning to bed in the shallows and are hitting crickets and worms. For latest information contact Brown’s Landing at 259-6649, Hooks Marina at 249.2347 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
OUACHITA RIVER —Bass are fair at the mouth of the sloughs on soft plastics and spinners. Crappie fishing is best fishing deep tops in the bayou. Shiners along with jigs are working best. Bream are bedding in the river lakes and 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 — Look for the bass around the edges of the grass in the sloughs and creeks with soft plastics, spinners and jigs picking up some fish. Crappie have moved to 12-18 foot water with fish suspended at the 8-10 foot level. Best jigs this week have been the Blue Pearl, 120 RT hair jig and black-chartreuse combination. The bream are bedded and lots are being caught fairly shallow on crickets and worms while channel catfish are being caught along with the bream. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bream fishing has been good on crickets and worms on the beds. Bass have been slow to fair while stripers have been fair trolling white bucktails with white grub trailers attached. The crappie have moved out to 12 foot water and some are being caught on shiners and jigs around submerged brush. Flathead catfish to 52 pounds have been caught on stump hooks baited with bream. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Bass to 8 pounds have been caught on June Bug colored Baby Brush Hogs. Bream are good while catfishing is good on cut bait. Crappie fishing has improved on both ends of the lake on Blue Ice and Monkey Milk jigs. 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 — No report. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — No. report. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.