Catfish are biting on Poverty Point

BLACK BAYOU — No report. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707 for latest information.

CANEY LAKE — Crappie fishing has been fair with best catches made on shiners or jigs around deeper tops. They have not moved to the deep area out from the dam just yet. Bass fishing has been fair with some fish caught in schools using Alabama Rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Some are also being caught on jigs, plastic worms and lizards. No report on bream or catfish. 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 best fishing in the river lakes, up the bayou and around submerged tops in the river on jigs and shiners. Bass have been fair flipping craw-type baits around structure in the sloughs and river lakes. 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 started picking up nicely especially around the Highway 33 and Highway 2 bridges in the middle of the channel. Some have also been caught around Gill’s Ferry. Shiners and jigs are both taking fish. Bass are feeding on shad with some good catches made on Rat-L-Traps and spinner baits. Bream have picked up a bit along the banks off Highway w. Catfishing is always good on cold worms. 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 8-10 feet. Bass continue to hit soft plastics especially around the banks where the fish are chasing shad. Crappie are still hitting jigs fished around the submerged tops. A few catfish have been caught on trotlines. With the water so low, boat launching is limited to Area 2 at the State Park and at Pleasure Point. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.

LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing has been good on cut shad. Crappie are slightly improved, especially early and late in the day on both ends of the lake using shiners or jigs. No report on bass. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.

LAKE ST. JOHN — Bass have been fair to good; crappie are slow to fair with catfishing slightly improved. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).

LAKE YUCATAN — The water is on a rise and there have been no fishermen on the lake this week. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.

LAKE BRUIN — Bass fishing has been good using soft plastics and crank baits. They’re being caught at night around the lights and in 8-12 foot water during the day. Lots of stripers are being caught on swim baits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are off and on using either shiners or jigs. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.