Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake D’Arbonne, Louisiana

09/15/19 Fishing Report for Lake D’Arbonne: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom
of page)  
Both largemouth and spotted bass, are being caught early and late in the day on
topwater lures. Shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits are also working early mornings
around cover. Plastic worms working during the day 8 to 15 foot deep along dropoffs and
around cover,.Bream and sunfish is good early and late in the day on popping bugs. Crappie
fishing is slow. White bass are caught when schooling on shallow running crankbaits and

Description of the Lake: Lake D'Arbonne is a 15,200- acre lake in North Lousiana, near
Farmerville. The lake has over 100 miles of shoreline that much of is accesible for bank
fishing or fishing from boats. Local fishing guides are avaliable to help make the fishing
easier on this lake, they provide the boat which can be helpful for those who do not have
their own water craft. If you do have a boat, there are half a dozen boat launch ramps
avalible to the public. These plus many other acess points also can provide a place to stick in
a kayak or canoe. Lake D'Arbonne has large populations of bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish
and bream.

Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Redear Sunfish
Longear Sunfish
Green Sunfish
Flier Sunfish
White Crappie
Black Crappie

The fishing season is year-round.
Spring is the best time for bass, black and white crappe and hybrid stripers.
This is a good time for all species of bass...Also good for blue gill and sunfish.
Fall it a great time for all kinds of bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Winter months are good for bass.

Lake Level: D'Arbonne Lake Levels

Weather: D'Arbonne Lake Weather

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth and spotted Bass: Top water lures and buzz baits, early and late in the day, deep diving
crankbaits, jig/trailers,

White Bass: Singe inline spinnerbaits

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers: Popping bugs, early and late in the day - see below

Crappie: Slow

Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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