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Cool weather = hunting season is near

The big round outdoor thermometer on the back porch read 52 degrees yesterday morning as a new bunch of ducks circled out over the lake, probably wondering why there were so many stumps out there this year.  A winter-like mist rose from the falling, shallow water as cool air temps met warm water.  Later, I … Continue reading

An amazing bream fishing technique

One of God’s special gifts to us as we “mature” (I can’t say get older or my wife will hit me over the head with a boat paddle) is grandchildren.  I’ve been blessed with three — Evie, William and Stewart. So far, Evie is the only one old enough to do much fishing. When she … Continue reading

Wednesday morning lake level —

Old maps & motors, visits and lots of clicks

Today I want to share a few photos from the Lake Country Expo where we got to meet and talk to about 500 people at the Outdoor Expo Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope you did, too. Two items in our display drew loads of attention. First, the old 1970’s framed hand-drawn map … Continue reading

Where’s the water?

I love that classic fast-food commercial where the little old lady asks, “Where’s the Beef?”   As I look out over the lake, I am starting to ask the same type question:  Where’s the water? I know the answer, though. The 2012 lake drawdown began the day after Labor Day when two gates of the spillway … Continue reading

Still Waters

When we moved to the lake, one of my first priorities was to name the place.  I mean, when you live on the lake, you have to have a name for your place. That’s the way I look at it. Ours was a no brainer:  Still Waters. Living on the lake has a calming effect … Continue reading

Best fishing spots clearly marked…

We’ve set up a display at the Lake Country Sportsman’s Expo for Saturday, September 15 at the Willie Davis, Jr. Recreation Center and grounds. Drop by and see us and take a look at our 1970’s vintage hand-drawn map of Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville.  It’s got all the best fishing holes clearly marked! Of course, … Continue reading

In for a “thugging”… Sportsman’s Expo Saturday

I must say that I usually try my best to avoid thugs, especially when I know they are armed and known to be an extremely good shot with a weapon that doesn’t even go “bang” when you shoot it. However, Saturday I’m looking forward to meeting  Kevin Burleson, one of the five co-hosts  of “Mossy … Continue reading

Lake D’Arbonne Life – Day 1 !!!!

I’ve always dreamed of living on the lake. Lake D’Arbonne in here in Farmerville, Louisiana has always been my favorite. A few years back, my wife and I bought a lot on the water at D’Arbonne and began preparing to build a home one day. We cleared the lot, drew up the plans and our … Continue reading

Don’t forget: Sportsman’s Expo is Saturday!

Make plans to attend the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce Lake D’Arbonne Country  Sportsman’s Expo Saturday, September 15. The show goes on from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center on Cox Ferry Road in Farmerville.  Admission is $5 for ages 12 and up. Law enforcement, active military and wildlife … Continue reading

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