NELA fishing outlook:

BLACK BAYOU — Grass has become a problem, limiting access to some areas. However, a few chinquapins have been caught. Contact the Honey Hole Tackles Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.

CANEY LAKE — The news is basically the same this week as last. Early mornings, the bass are schooling with topwater lures and shad imitations picking up some smaller schooling fish. Later in the day, plastic worms and deep diving crank baits are picking up a few on deep water points. Crappie fishing has been fair around brush tops in fairly deep water with shiners working best. Bream fishing has been slow to fair. For latest information contact Brown’s Landing at 259.6649, Hooks Marina at 249.2347 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.

OUACHITA RIVER — Bass are in the river lakes with best catches made on crank baits, topwater lures, spinners and soft plastics. Some really nice crappie are being caught in the river around the tops and also in the river lakes fishing shiners or jigs 4-5 feet deep in 10-12 foot water. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707.

CHENIERE LAKE — The lake is down with road work going on which is limiting access to the lake. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.

LAKE D’ARBONNE — Catfishing continues to be consistently good fishing cold worms off the banks around the lake. Bass are fair around grass on spinners, Brush Hogs and soft plastics. The crappie are slightly improved but are scattered. Some are being caught on jigs or shiners in the sloughs fishing 12 feet deep in 15-18 foot water. Bream are slow to fair. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368.9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-.707.

LAKE CLAIBORNE — The water is down some 4-5 feet after the drawdown got underway after Labor Day. Submerged tops that were in 20 foot water are now 15 feet deep and some nice crappie are being caught around them mostly on shiners. Bass have been fair on spinners, Brush Hogs and Rat-L-Traps. Bream are slow to fair while there is no report this week on stripers or catfish. Catfish are bream are slow. For latest information, call Tim Lofton at Kel’s Cove at 927.2264.

LAKE POVERTY POINT — Catfishing is fair to good on cut shad, blood and cheese bait. Bass, crappie and bream are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318.878.0101.

LAKE ST. JOHN — Catfishing continues to improve. Bass, bream and crappie are all slow. For latest information contact Ken Mahoney at (318.757.0013).

LAKE YUCATAN — The water is falling fairly fast and some of the year’s best fishing is going on. Lots of big crappie, good catches of bream and bass up to 6 pounds are being caught. For latest information, call Surplus City Landing at 318.467.2259.

LAKE BRUIN — No report. For latest information, call Colby or Seth at 318.766.0075.