There hasn’t been much when it comes to parking at Bayou Black Marina in recent days during prime fishing hours.

That’s because the spawn is about to be on and local freshwater anglers have been racking up on big bass and sac-a-lait.

Warmer water conditions, along with lower water levels, have also helped area anglers flip lots of fish into their boats recently.

“It’s been packed out here. It’s been good the last three weekends,” Robbie Breaux with Bob’s Bayou Black Marina in Gibson said on Wednesday morning. “(On Tuesday), all four parking lots were full. The fish are on that pre-spawn right now.”

Breaux said with plenty of bass tournaments having already taken place and more scheduled for the coming weeks and months at the marina, that it’s prime time for anglers to target the bass.

“We had a (bass) tournament on Saturday and Sunday and the fish are everywhere and we only have open tournament weekends in March only,” Breaux said. “They are catching lot of big bass right now too. This is when you get your big fish. We have seen a lot of 20-pound, five-fish stringers coming in. Everybody is catching and a lot of fish people are catching right now have eggs so they are feeding. The spawn can come at any time now. I have been reading with the water temperatures finally back up, it could happen sooner than in previous years.”

Breaux said the sac-a-lait fishing has been stellar too.

“I had some guys in here (Tuesday) and they were back in here (Wednesday) and one was fishing with his two kids and had 79 sac-a-lait and two other guys had 53,” Breaux said. “The fish are hungry and they are biting. The water is low right now and the showers we had dropped the pressure and that also made them go crazy. Also with the sac-a-lait a lot of grass beds come in right now and people fish those.”

Breaux said using weed-less trick worms and finesse worms for the bass around structures around grass beds, stumps and in dead-end canals have been working.

Bill Lake of Bayou Guide Services normally specializes in taking charter groups out for speckled trout and redfish trips, but he too has gotten in on the stellar freshwater fishing in the last couple weeks because the action has been too good to pass up.

He has reported stellar outings of big bass and big sac-a-lait being caught out of Bayou Black and on Tuesday Lake reported a four-hour trip in which he over 60 fish, mostly bass and sac-a-lait, were taken.