Area fishing outlook:

BLACK BAYOU — Bass are fair on soft plastics and spinners fished around shallow grass. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on worms and crickets. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.

CANEY LAKE — Bass are schooling early and late with best bets fishing topwater shad imitations in the mouth of the creeks. Fishing is improving at night on dark spinners and worms with some bigger fish caught during the day on deep humps using big plastic worms or deep diving crank baits. Crappie fishing has been best casting ultra-light jigs and small spinners around submerged tops in 15 foot water. 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 continue to be best for crappie drifting jigs. Some are being caught up the bayou on jigs and shiners. Bass are best around the mouth of river lakes with shad imitations working best. Bream are best using crickets or worms around the beds. 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 — Bream and catfish continue to bite cold worms and crickets fished off the banks and on the flats. Crappie are in the sloughs with some caught on jigs and shiners around submerged stumps and brush. Some are also being caught below the spillway. Bass are fair to good on plastic frogs, worms and lizards around grass and trees with best catches made around stumps and trees in the sloughs. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.

LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass are best early and late on shad imitations. Some are also hitting around deep brush using big plastic worms or deep diving crank baits. Night fishing is starting to pick up fishing dark spinners and plastic worms along dark banks or around the lights. Stripers are chasing shad off and on at the surface and shad imitation lures are picking up a few when they’re up top. Trolling white bucktails is working when fish go down. Crappie are best around the deep tops on shiners and jigs. Bream fishing has been good around the beds on crickets and worms. No report on catfish. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.

LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing is good on cut shad, blood and cheese bait. Bream fishing has been fair on crickets and worms. Bass are fair while crappie are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.

LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is fair to good. Bream and crappie are slow while bass are best early and late on topwater lures. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).

LAKE YUCATAN — The water is falling slowly but fishing has not kicked in yet. A few crappie were caught around the piers. 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.