Earlier this week, 80,000 "Tiger" bass fingerlings were released into Lake Claiborne.
BLACK BAYOU — Bream fishing has been good on crickets and worms. Bass are fair on soft plastics. Crappie are scattered and slow. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
OUACHITA RIVER — Bass fishing has been fair to good fishing the mouth of the creeks and sloughs using Rogues, Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Crappie fishing has been best around submerged timber fishing 9 feet deep in 15 foot water on shiners and jigs. Bream fishing has been good on worms and crickets. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Best crappie fishing continues to be below the spillway fishing shiners and jigs. In the lake, best jigs have been 120-red; #514, Green Banana and Popsicle. Bass fishing has been fair to good fishing the deeper sloughs with plastic worms and lizards, crank baits and spinners. The bream are biting worms and crickets on the beds while catfish continue to be good on cold worms and night crawlers around the lake. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE — Big news this week has been the purchase and release by the lake commission of 80,000 “Tiger” bass fingerlings, which are Florida/native largemouth hybrids. More news on this later. Bass have been good at night on soft plastics while some crappie are still being caught fishing shiners or jigs 12 feet deep in 15-20 foot water. Bream are still hitting around the beds while stripers are beginning to hit white bucktails trolled slowly. For latest information, call Tim Loftin at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
CANEY LAKE — Bass fishing has been fair to good fishing the main lake points using deep diving crank baits and Candy Bug pattern 11 inch worms. Early mornings, the topwater bite has been fair to good on the Whopper Flopper and Yellow Magic topwater lures. The crappie have moved deep with shiners and jigs picking up some fish around submerged timber. The chinquapins and bluegills are on the beds and hitting worms and crickets. Catfishing has been best on trotlines and “noodles”. 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 — Catfish and bream are doing well. Bass and crappie slow to fair. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Crappie are best on spider rigs. Bass are good on topwater lures and soft plastics. Catfishing has improved; bream are good. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at 318.757.0013.
LAKE YUCATAN — Water is level is stable but fishing is slow. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Bream fishing is good. Bass are slow to fair. Stripers to 7 pounds have been caught at night on swim baits. Crappie slow to fair. No report on catfish. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.