Falling temperatures have the fish swimming for deeper water.
BLACK BAYOU — No report. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
CANEY LAKE — The deep water bite is beginning to pay off as water temperatures fall with mixture of largemouth bass, yellow bass and crappie beginning to hit jigging spoons fished deep. A couple of lunker bass, one weighing 11.1 and another 9.3 pounds were caught this week fishing dark colored jigs 20 feet deep. The crappie bite is also picking up fishing shiners or jigs around deep brush. 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 fair to good fishing shiners and jigs around submerged tops in the river. Bass are fair around the mouth of the cuts fishing 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 — With colder weather this week, crappie are moving to deep water following shad and some are beginning to bite shiners and jigs fished near the bottom in 20-22 foot water around the Highway 2 and 33 bridges. Bass fishing has been fair along the edges of the channel with crank baits, dark colored jigs and soft plastics picking up a few. Bream fishing has been slow to fair 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. Bass had been biting fairly well in shallow water using crank baits and soft plastics. This cool spell has probably shut down the bite as shad they were chasing are moving deep. The crappie bite has not kicked off just yet as they make their transition to deep water out from the dam. Once they arrive, look for some good fishing using shiners or jigs down 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 is slowly improving afternoons around the boat slips and on the south end of the lake. Best jigs have been the Bobby Garland Blue Thunder, Monkey Milk, Blue Pearl and Threadfin Shad. Catfishing is good with some really big fish caught on cut shad. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing is fair. Bass are fair while crappie are slightly improved. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at 318.757.0013.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is fall fairly fast. Bass fishing has been good on jigs. Crappie are slow. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bass fishing has been good on soft plastics and crank baits with lots of 2-3 pound fish caught. Crappie have been best on Road Runner jigs around the mouth of the canals. Stripers are fair at night around the lights. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.