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Ghost of summer passed (I hope)

A picture is worth a thousand words, so as much as I like to write and talk, I’ll let the picture above tell you about what the past few mornings have looked like on Lake D’Arbonne.  Peaceful looking, isn’t it? I’d call that picture “Ghost of Summer Passed”. First, because it’s kind of eerie looking and second, I sure hope summer has passed on by. I’m ready for cool weather.

The lake continues to drop at a rapid pace (check out today’s levels on the link to the right).  It has been beautiful this week after the rain, even with a bazillion new stumps showing because of the drawdown. There have been a few fishermen on the lake, but if they are catching any, we aren’t hearing about it.

If you are out on the lake, PLEASE be careful. Even in the channels there can be floating logs and unseen stumps at a time like this.  Just because you are running between two channel marker poles doesn’t offer any guarantee that you’re in totally open water.  D’Arbonne is a flooded former forest, remember?  It’s not worth risking injury or a thousand bucks of repairs to your lower unit just to get to your fishing hole faster.

Remember the National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration Saturday at the Monroe Wildlife and Fisheries office off Hwy 165 (behind CenturyLink).  There are usually several thousand people there, including a lot of youngsters. There are events for all age groups. If you’ve never been, you need to check it out. Special thanks to Bill Breed and the rest of the LDWF staff that do such a great job of setting up and putting on the event. This is the 30th year for the local celebration!


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