Where to catch the fish:
BLACK BAYOU — Bass are best around trees and grass with soft plastics and spinners picking up a few. 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 in the mornings with some caught on topwater lures. Later in the day, best catches have come on drop-shot, finesse and trick worms out from the dam. A few crappie have been caught fishing jigs or shiners around some of the deeper tops. Bream fishing is best on crickets and worms around shallow bedding areas. 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 — Crappie fishing has been fair to good fishing 5 feet deep around tops in 8-15 foot water on Blue Pearl, Gum Drop, Popsicle and Tupelo jigs. Bass are best around grass in the river lakes on soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. 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 has been a bit slow but some are being caught along the channel drops on Gum Drop and Popsicle jigs. Also, some better catches of crappie, catfish and bream have been made below the spillway. In the lake, bass are best around grassy points using spinners, crank baits and soft plastics. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — The lake will undergo a drawdown beginning the day after Labor Day and remain down until the middle of January. Some crappie are still being caught fishing shiners around the deep tops. Bass are running small to medium in size with some caught on spinners and soft plastics. Catfish are slow but some stripers are being caught at night around the lights on crank baits. Bream fishing has slowed quite a bit. 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. Bass, crappie and bream are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bass are best early and late on topwater lures. Catfishing is slow to fair. Bream and crappie are slow. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is falling and fishing has improved. Lots of bream and bass have been caught while crappie are fair. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bream fishing has been good. Crappie are slow. Bass have been fair to good with topwater lures, crank baits and trick worms picking up some fish. Stripers are good at night around the lights. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.