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Here’s a quick fishing report: Bass fishing on the Ouachita – excellent; crappie fishing on D’Arbonne – pretty good. You want more? This past weekend’s big bass tournament yielded a great fishing report on the river. Unlike a lot of fishermen, all these guys were from somewhere else and won’t be back on the River … Continue reading

Bussey: There’s no place like home

I couldn’t help but gaze down the levee about 20 yards behind where Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham was announcing that Bussey Brake Reservoir had become the property of the LDWF Monday morning.  I was looking at the spot where my dad and I had built an old wooden ramp about … Continue reading

Big buck$, not so big ba$$

The Ouachita River is chocked full of bass. The ones that are biting right now aren’t that big, but Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., caught 20 bass weighing 38 pounds five ounces the past four days that ended up being worth $2,500 each. The catch, four straight five-fish limits, won him $50,000 in cash, a … Continue reading

A time for everything

If you haven’t already moved your clock back one hour by Sunday morning, you are an hour ahead of most of the rest of us.  Welcome to Daylight Savings Time.  We’ve manipulated the clock once again to make “time” fit our needs. We need it to be daylight an hour earlier and it’s okay to … Continue reading

Kreiger in the Lead

Halloween has passed, but one Florida angler scared up enough bass for almost a two-pound lead in Day Two of the EverStart Championship bass tourney on the Ouachita River. Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Florida, has a two-day catch of ten bass weighing  21 pounds, seven ounces, for a 1-pound, 14-ounce lead over second place James … Continue reading

Good news coming for Bussey, Wham

Good news is coming for the future of two major pieces of outdoor habitat in our region. I received an invitation today to a joint news conference with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and IP at Bussey Brake north of Bastrop set for Monday. I expect an announcement that arrangements have been completed … Continue reading

Running the river for ba$$

How many bass can you catch out of three million dollars worth of bass boats in one place? Well, we will see this weekend on the Ouachita River. The bass on the Ouachita River should think pretty highly of themselves the next four days. The top 200 pro fishermen who qualified from five divisions across … Continue reading

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