Bass fishing is picking up on Caney Lake.
BLACK BAYOU — Nobody fishing; Salvinia problem making it difficult to fish. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — Good cool weather fishing is beginning to pay off for bass, crappie and yellow bass bouncing jigging spoons and tail spinners off the bottom down deep. A big bass was caught this week, one weighing 10.75 pounds. Some bass are still being caught on Alabama rigs for suspended fish and shad colored jigs are picking up some crappie around deep brush. 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 in the river, fishing 14 feet deep in 22 foot water around submerged tops on jigs and shiners. Bass have been best fishing the mouth of creeks with Carolina rigs, crank baits and soft plastics. 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 — The crappie bite is improving in the deep channels fishing 18 feet deep in 20-25 foot water. Shiners and jigs are working with favorite jigs being Blue Chrome, Blue Storm, Green Hornet and Diamond Mist. Look for the bass to be around grass along the channel edges. Soft plastics, spinners and crank baits are working best. Bream fishing has been fair just off the banks along Highway 2 while catfish are biting all around the lake. 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. Crappie have slowed down with some starting to move to the deepest part of the lake out from the dam. A few have been caught on shiners. Bass have been fair fishing soft plastics and shad imitations fairly shallow as they are chasing shad that have yet to move deep. No report on stripers, catfish or bream.. 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 — Crappie fishing has been best fishing the south end of the lake using black/pink, Pink Panther and Screamer jigs. A few are biting around the boat slips. Bass and bar fish have been fair fishing spoons, crank baits and tail spinners fairly deep. Catfishing is good with some really big 15-20 pounders caught on cut shad. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is improving. Bass are fair to good on jigs, soft plastics and some topwater lures. Crappie are slow. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is on a slow fall and crappie fishing is improving fishing shiners around piers. Bass have been fair. 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.