NELA fishing outlook:
BLACK BAYOU — The water level is stable and a good many bream are being caught on shallow beds. Bass are fair around the grass; crappie are slow. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — Bass fishing has been good with topwater lures, such as the Whopper Plopper, taking some bass along the sea walls and the grassy points. No real lunkers but fish are from below the slot to the slot with a few above. Crappie fishing has been fair fishing the deeper tops with shiners and jigs. Chinquapins are biting on the old road beds using cold 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 — The river is falling and bass fishing is steadily improving. Fishing Whopper Ploppers at the mouth of the cuts is producing some good catches. Crappie are in the river lakes while bream are bedding in the same areas. 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 water level is falling and water is clearing up some. Lots of bream and catfish are being caught fishing crickets, cold worms or night crawlers off the banks and on the shallow flats. Crappie fishing has been best fishing shiners or jigs 7 feet deep in 12-14 foot water on the flats. Bass fishing has been fair to good with some fish still shallow while others are on the deeper ledges and hitting soft plastics, spinners, Rat-L-Traps or jigs. 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 fair to good fishing shiners or the Popsicle jig 12-15 feet deep in 20 foot water around submerged brush. Catfishing has been good using both stump hooks or noodles baited with small live bream. The stripers are finally beginning to school a bit with some caught on shad imitations. Also, some fair catches are being made at night around lighted piers on Rogues. Bass fishing has been best fishing the shallows early using topwater lures and at night using dark plastics. Bream fishing is good on shallow beds. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Some bass to 5 pounds have been caught. Catfish and bream are good. Crappie are scattered and slow with a few caught in deeper water. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Hybrid stripers are hitting Rat-L-Traps at night around the lights. Bream, bass and crappie are all slow to fair. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — Water falling but still too high for fishing. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — No report this week. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.