Outlook for NELA anglers:

BLACK BAYOU — Bream are slow to fair. Bass are slow to fair with a few caught around grass on fake frogs and plastic worms. Crappie are scattered and slow. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.

OUACHITA RIVER — With the drawdown occurring on the river, launch ramps are closed and only smaller boats can be launched around the river. No fishing reports just yet. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.

LAKE D’ARBONNE — Crappie fishing is fair with best fishing being below the spillway on shiners or jigs. Some are being caught in the lake around the old creek channels. Bass are in the deeper holes where a few have been caught on plastic worms. Wobbleheads are working somewhat around grass beds in the lake. The bream bite has slowed but catfish never seem to stop; you can catch them off the banks all around the lake using cold worms. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.

LAKE CLAIBORNE — The bass bite has been sporadic with them biting one day; not hitting anything the next. Crappie fishing is fair with most bites on shiners or jigs coming on cloudy days. Once the sun peeks out, the bite is over. Bream have slowed as has trotlining for catfish. However, stripers are being caught slowly trolling white bucktails with white grub trailers. For latest information, call Tim Loftin at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.

CANEY LAKE — Most of the bass are being caught in water 18-20 feet deep on oversized plastic worms and deep diving crank baits. One weighing 8.6 pounds was reported this week. Best fishing seems to be at night when things cool down and bass are more willing to hit a big worm or black spinner bait. Crappie are slow to fair with most caught fishing shiners or jigs 14 feet deep around tops in 18 foot water. Bream fishing has slowed with not many caught this week. No report on catfish. For latest information contact Brown’s Landing at 259.6649, Hooks Marina at 249.2347, Terzia Tackle at 278.4498 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.

LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing is good on a variety of baits while bream are fair on crickets and worms. Bass and crappie are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.

LAKE ST. JOHN — Bass continue to hit topwater lures early mornings. Bream and catfish are slow. Crappie are very slow. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).

LAKE YUCATAN — Water is just starting to fall with a few reports of some big crappie being caught. 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.