Outlook for area anglers:
BLACK BAYOU — No report this week. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — Bass continues to school early and late around the late with topwater lures and shad imitations bringing in quite a few schooling fish. Later in the day, the action is slower but some bigger fish are being caught fishing crank baits and soft plastics on submerged points in deeper water. A good many crappie are being caught on jigs and shiners fishing around submerged tops in 18 foot water. Bream fishing has been slow to fair. 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 bass are schooling in the river with some good catches made on shad imitation lures. Crappie fishing is best in the river lakes and up the bayou all the way to below the spillway on jigs and shiners. 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 was slightly improved this week fishing jigs in the deeper sloughs. Cooler weather forecast for the days ahead should improve fishing. Bass are schooling up the creeks with Rat-L-Traps and topwater lures along with soft plastic shad imitations are picking up some fish. Catfishing continues to be consistently good fishing cold worms off the banks around the lake while some bream are still being caught. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — The water is down near six feet, but boats can still be launched at the State Park with one ramp likely available even once the seven foot level of drawdown is reached. Bass fishing has been good with Mike Willis, Ruston, catching a limit up to 4 pounds fishing Carolina-rigs using 10 inch Green Pumpkin Zoom worms. Brush tops in 7 foot water seem to be paying off best. Crappie continue to bite fishing 15 feet deep around submerged brush sitting in 20 foot water on shiners and jigs. 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. Bass, crappie and bream are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing continues to improve. Bass are best early and late while crappie are fair. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is falling slowly and fishing continues to be good for bream, crappie and bass up to 7 pounds. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bass are fair, crappie are improving early mornings fishing jigs around piers in 14 foot water. Stripers are good at night around the lights. Bream fishing has been fair to good. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.