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BLACK BAYOU — Bass and crappie had been biting until most recent cool snap slowed them down. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
OUACHITA RIVER — Water is high and on a slow fall. Some crappie have been caught in river lakes on shiners and jigs. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — The water level continues to fall. Crappie are biting really well in shallow water on hair jigs while some are staging in deeper water where shiners and tube jigs are working best. Bass are in the shallows with best luck on spinners and Chatter baits. Also, some have been caught on topwater lures and plastic frogs around grass. Bream are starting to bite crickets and worms off the banks around Highway 2. Catfish never stop biting; cold worms are working best. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368-9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — High winds have made crappie fishing difficult but some good ones are being caught back in the shallows and up to 6 foot water on jigs and shiners. Also some are biting shiners fished around the lights as well as fishing below the spillway. Bass fishing has been good with some to around 3 pounds caught on the Booyah and Baby Brush Hogs. Catfish have been fair on shiners and some stripers are hitting bucktails below the spillway. Bream are slow. For latest information, call Tim Loftin at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
CANEY LAKE — Bass are moving shallow with males on the nests and hitting tubes and other soft plastics. The larger females are in staging areas in deeper water and some to 7 pounds have been caught. Crappie are beginning to move shallow with some caught on jigs and shiners while some are still hanging out around brush in deeper water. No report on bream or catfish this week. For latest information contact Hooks Marina at 249-2347 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT —Crappie fishing is steadily improving with best catches made in shallow water late afternoons, especially on the south end where wind is not so much a problem. Shiners along with jigs including the Blue Grass, Blue Thunder and Blue Chrome are working best. Catfishing is good and some bass were caught fairly shallow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Crappie fishing has been good in the shallows on jigs and shiners. Bass are best on topwater lures early with jigs and soft plastics working best later. Catfish are fair. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — Water is slowly falling but still too high for fishing. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bass to 3 pounds have been good on Brush Hogs and Speed Craws. Crappie fishing is good on shiners and jigs. Bream are hitting worms and crickets. Stripers have been good around the lights at night. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.