It doesn’t matter how many fish you catch sometimes you just get tired of fishing in the same old hole. Even when it seems you are pulling them in on seemingly every cast it is the bane of fishing. You just have to ‘move around”.
Often times it is satisfying enough to simply go to another part of the body of water you are on but invariably there are the times when you simply have the “urge to splurge”. You load up the boat and head to new horizons.
This usually happens this time of year so with that in mind this week we have provided a much larger and expanded fishing report so that no matter where you might want to go in Northeast Louisiana you can feel confident about your chances.
CANEY LAKE – With the weather turning warmer, bass are beginning to school with some topwater action taking place in breaking schools. Some bigger fish are being caught fishing the channel drops with deep diving crank baits or big plastic worms. Crappie fishing has been fair around the deeper tops sitting in 15-18 foot water. Shiners and jigs are picking up a few. Bream fishing continues to be good fishing the shallows with crickets and worms. No report this week on catfish. For latest information contact Bateaux on Caney Lake at 259-6649, Hooks Marina at 249-2347, Terzia Tackle at 278- 4498 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
BLACK BAYOU – Bass fishing has been fair around the grass. Bream fishing continues to be good on crickets and worms. Crappie are slow to fair in deeper water. Contact 323- 8707 for latest information.
OUACHITA RIVER – Bass fishing has been fair at the run-outs with current on spinners, topwaters and crank baits. Bream are in the back waters and river lakes and hitting crickets and worms. Crappie fishing has been best fishing jigs or shiners in the river lakes. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE – Bass have been best fishing up the creeks around grass beds. Spinners, soft plastics, especially Carolina rigs and frogs are working in the grass and around the edges. Some have moved to the deeper channel holes and hitting deep diving crank baits and soft plastics. Crappie are on the flats and have been fair on shiners and jigs fished 8-10 feet deep in 12-14 foot deep water. Bream are around bedding areas and hitting crickets and worms around the lake. Catfishing has been good on set hooks baited with bream with lots of smaller channel catfish caught fishing off the banks with cold worms and night crawlers. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368-9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE – Crappie are still biting jigs and shiners around the deep tops with best results coming early mornings. Bass have been slow to fair this week. Catfishing has been good on both trotlines and limb lines for flatheads with noodles and trotlines working on channel cats. The bream are biting worms and crickets just off the banks in 5 foot water. Stripers are slow. Below the spillway, a good many bream, crappie and catfish are being caught. For latest information, call Tim Loftin at Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT –Catfishing continues to be good on cut shad and cold worms. Bream fishing has been good on worms and crickets. Crappie are slow to fair on shiners and jigs. No report on bass. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318-878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN – No report. For information, call Ken Mahoney at 318-201-3821.
LAKE YUCATAN – Water is high but beginning to fall. No fishing reports this week. For information, call Surplus City Landing at 318/467-2259.
LAKE BRUIN – Bream fishing continues to be good. Bass, crappie and catfish are all fairly slow. For information, contact Carlos Gray at 318/766-0075.