Where the fish are biting:
BLACK BAYOU — The bream are on the beds and hitting crickets and worms. Bass are fair on floating lizards and Rogues. Crappie are fair on shiners or jigs fished around the grass. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CANEY LAKE — Bass are in the back of the coves with Flukes, Rogues and 5 inch lizards picking up some fish to 6 pounds. Chinquapins are starting to bed on the shallow humps and are hitting cold worms and night crawlers. Some crappie are still hanging around deeper brush while some are on shallow spawning beds and hitting shiners or jigs. For more information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
CHENIERE LAKE — Bass fishing has been best on lizards and topwater lures such as the Bang-O-Lure. Bream are starting to bed. Crappie are scattered among the cypress roots. Call the Honey Hole at 323-8707 for more information.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Bass fishing has been good on soft plastics and spinners fished around grass in the back of the creeks. Most are small to fair sized. Crappie are in and out of the shallows. Some have spawned and are around deep brush while some are still shallow. Some are also being caught below the spillway. Chinquapins are on the beds and bluegills are starting to bite crickets and worms. Stripers are fair trolling while catfishing has been good on trotlines baited with cheese or blood. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Crappie fishing has been fair to good from very shallow to quite deep, out to 18 feet deep. The Bobby Garland Gum Drop jig is picking up some nice fish while shiners are working as well. Bass are around the bushes in the coves and hitting Rogues, lizards and Brush Hogs. Chinquapins and bluegills are starting to bed and hitting crickets and worms. Catfishing is good on cold worms. For latest information, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 318-368-9669.
OUACHITA RIVER — The river is on a slow fall and fishing is best in the river lakes and creeks for bass and crappie. Bream are just starting to bed. For current information, call the Honey Hole at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT — The catfish are biting good on cut shad and cold worms. Bream are beginning to bed and hitting worms and crickets. Crappie continue to bite in the shallows on shiners or jigs. Bass fishing is best around shallow brush. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish is generally fair this week. Bass are best early and late on topwater lures. Call Doug Miller or Ken Mahoney at (318-757-0013) for latest reports and fishing conditions.
LAKE YUCATAN — The water is rising fast and is expected to remain high for some time. For latest information, call James Lachney at 318-498-1038.