Outlook for area anglers:
BLACK BAYOU — Bream are slow to fair. Bass are best around grass on fake frogs. Crappie are scattered and slow. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.
OUACHITA RIVER — Bass fishing has been fair in the cuts on crank baits and soft plastics. Crappie are slow to fair with some caught in the river lakes. Bream are slow to fair. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE — Better crappie fishing has been below the spillway fishing shiners on spider rigs. Crappie fishing has been fair on the flats on suspended fish with shiners and jigs picking up some fish. Look for the bass to be hitting some around the grass using fake frogs, Wobbleheads and soft plastic worms and lizards. Early mornings, topwater lures and buzz baits are taking some fish. Bream have slowed a bit but catfish never seem to stop biting using cold worms or 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 — Bass fishing has been fair during the days fishing crank baits and plastic worms around the deeper brush. However, it’s a different story at night. Lots of bass and stripers are hitting crank baits fished fast around the submerged green lights located around the lake. Keith Johnson and David Seabaugh caught quite a few one night this week on Bomber crank baits around the lights as well as some bass around lighted piers. Crappie fishing has been fair to good fishing jigs 12-15 feet deep in 20 foot water. Bream are slow; catfishing is fair on trotlines and rods and reels. For latest information, call Tim Loftin at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.
CANEY LAKE — Bass fishing has been fair to good fishing Ole Monster Worms in Candy Bug or June Bug colors as well as crank baits around the submerged brush tops located on the ridges in 12-20 foot water. Early mornings, try fishing around the grass on the Whopper Plopper and Yellow Magic topwater lures along with the Spro-frog. Crappie are slow to fair on shiners or jigs fished around deep structure. 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 crappie are fair in deep water. Bream are fair on crickets and worms. Bass are fair early mornings on topwater lures. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN — Bream and crappie are slow. Catfishing is fair while bass are fair to good on topwaters, jigs and soft plastics. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).
LAKE YUCATAN — Water is on a significant rise and there is no fishing this week. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.
LAKE BRUIN — Catfishing has been good on night crawlers. Stripers are good at night around the lights. Bream have been good while bass are rather slow. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.