Area fishing forecast:
BLACK BAYOU —Bream fishing has been good on crickets and worms. Bass are fair on jigs, spinners and soft plastics. Crappie are scattered and slow. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE —Bass fishing has been going pretty well with best catches made using topwater lures along the sea walls while some bigger fish are being caught on drop-shot rigs fished on deeper points. Best times to catch bass has been the first hour after dark as well as the first hour before daylight. Crappie fishing has been fair fishing the deep tops with shiners working best. Bream fishing is good on 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 — River lakes have been best for bass with catches made on plastic frogs in the grass and pads as well as crank baits and soft plastics. Crappie fishing has been best fishing shiners or jigs in the river at the mouth of the river lakes. Bream are bedding in the river lakes and hitting worms and crickets. 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 about stable and water is clearing up some. Crappie fishing has been best fishing 6 feet deep in 10-14 foot water with best results coming up Corney Creek. Lots of bream and catfish are being caught fishing crickets, cold worms or night crawlers off the banks and on the shallow flats. Bass fishing has been fair to good with some fish still shallow around grass while others are on the deeper ledges and hitting soft plastics, spinners, crank baits and plastic frogs. 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 at night with a night tournament yielding a 15-plus pound limit anchored by a 7 pounder. Dark colored plastic worms are working best. Look for the crappie around the deep tops with some caught 15 feet deep on shiners or jigs. The bream are moving to the beds and taking crickets and worms while fishing for catfish and stripers has been slow this week. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT —Big news this week is a 38 pound blue catfish caught on rod and reel using cut bait. Crappie have been slow while bass are fair. Bream are moving to the beds and taking crickets and worms. 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 is still high but falling. A few barfish were caught. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bass are best on crank baits around piers. Stripers are good at night around the lights on Rat-L-Traps. Catfish and bream are good; crappie are slow to fair. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.