Bass are starting to school and catfish are biting on Lake D'Arbonne.
BLACK BAYOU — Crappie and bass are slow. Bream are fair. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
OUACHITA RIVER — Not much going on in the river but some crappie have been biting up the bayou around the stumps. Bass are best up the bayou fishing grass with frogs and spinners. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Bass are starting to school pretty good and quite a few small to medium sized bass have been hitting shad imitations, topwaters, buzz baits and Flukes. The crappie bite is still off waiting for cooler weather. Scattered catches are being reported. Bream have slowed but catfish continue to bite cold worms and night crawlers fished on the flats. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE —Crappie fishing has been fair fishing shiners and jigs 12-15 feet deep in 20 foot water around submerged tops. Catfishing is fair using rods and reels baited with cold worms. Bass fishing is fair with a few caught early and late on topwaters and soft plastics. A few stripers have been caught at night around the lights but very little daytime schooling has been noted. For latest information, call Tim Loftin at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
CANEY LAKE — The crappie bite has been fair to good fishing around the deep tops with shiners and jigs. Bass are best fishing around the grass with soft plastics and jerk baits. Some are still schooling with most activity noted early and late. Two big bass over 9 pounds each were caught this week. The Zoom trick worm in watermelon red did the trick on one of the big fish. No report on chinquapins or catfish this week. 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 has been fair to good fishing cut shad. Scattered reports have come in of a few crappie being caught early mornings on shiners and jigs. Bass and bream are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bream are fair on worms and crickets. Catfish are slow to fair and bass and crappie are slow. For information, call Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — The water has been rising and scheduled to begin falling next week. Nobody has been fishing. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — The lake is undergoing a drawdown of five feet and is now down four feet. Crappie and bream have been fair. Bass are best early and late on crank baits and spinners around the front of the piers. Stripers have slowed down. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.