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Fishing report (2/21)

by Russell Hedges

BLACK BAYOU – The water is rising and a few crappie are showing up around the trees on shiners and jigs. Bass have been fair on spinners and swim baits. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information.

BUSSEY BRAKE – Bass fishing is improving with some nice fish caught on spinners and jigs. Crappie are beginning to move to the flats and are fair on jigs and shiners. For latestinformation, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707. 

OUACHITA RIVER – Water is rising and muddy with too much current. Fishing is slow. A few catfish are being caught. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.

LAKE D’ARBONNE – The water is beginning to settle down some and the crappie are starting to move to staging areas in the mouth of the creeks. Jigs and shiners are picking up some nice fish. Bass are fair with best catches made deep on soft plastic as they too are starting to set up in staging areas preparing to move in to spawn. For latest information, call Anderson Sport Center at 368-9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.

LAKE CLAIBORNE – The lake has been down but is rising. Some crappie are still deep with best fishing just out from the dam on shiners or jigs but they’re starting to move to the mouth of creeks preparing to move in to spawn before long. Bass are fair with secondary points producing some fish with soft plastics and jigs picking up some. For latest information, call Kel’s Cove at 927-2264 or Terzia Tackle at 278-4498.

CANEY LAKE – Some nice sized bass are being caught as they are beginning to move from deeper water to staging areas. Soft plastics and jigs are picking up some good fish. Crappie have been best around the deeper tops on shiners or jigs and they are starting to move to the mouth of the creeks setting up for the spawn as soon as water temperatures start to warm. For information contact Caney Lake 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 – Crappie fishing has improved in deeper water around the trees on shiners and jigs. Catfishing is fair to good. No report on bass. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318/878-0101. 

LAKE YUCATAN – After being so low for weeks, the river is rising pretty fast. A good many buffalo and catfish are being taken in nets this week. For information, call Surplus City Landing at 318/467-2259.

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