Bass fishing has picked up on Lake D'Arbonne.
BLACK BAYOU — No report. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — Bass continue to school early mornings and late afternoons with best bet to catch some being topwater lures and shad imitations. Later in the day, plastic worms are picking up a few on deep water points. Crappie fishing has been fair around brush tops in fairly deep water with shiners working best. Bream fishing has slowed down as the water temperature begins to cool. 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 — Some really nice crappie are being caught in the river lakes on jigs as well as shiners. Bass are best at the mouth of the river lakes on shad imitation lures. Bream are slow to fair on crickets and worms. 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 — Bass fishing has picked up with a good many fish caught in the sloughs around the grass on spinners and crank baits. Crappie are scattered and hard to locate. Bream have slowed down but the catfish continue to be good on cold worms fished off the banks and on the flats. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — The drawdown is underway and by week’s end the lake level has dropped some two feet. Bass fishing has been fair to good in the coves fishing Brush Hawgs. Most are medium sized fish. Crappie have been fair on shiners fished around the submerged tops. Best fishing has been below the spillway for stripers as water has lots of current. Most are being caught on crank baits. Catfish are bream are slow. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing is fair to good on cut shad, blood and cheese bait. A few crappie are beginning to show up around the boat slips on shiners and jigs. No report on bass or bream. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing has improved a bit. Bass are fair but improving. Crappie and bream are slow. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at 318.757.0013.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is falling fairly fast. Some good catches of bream have been made. Crappie are slow to fair but some really big ones are being caught. Bass have been fair. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bass have been fair with some in the 4-5 pound range caught on plastic worms, topwater lures, Rat-L-Traps and crank baits. Lots of stripers are being caught around the lights at night on 200 series crank baits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow; bream are fair. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.