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Fishing report blew away

The dog didn’t eat my fishing report this week.  The wind blew it away.  Last record I have of it was as it passed through Kentucky headed north at about 62 miles an hour.  Actually, there was no need to go stand at the boat ramp, talk to any fishermen or call any bait stands … Continue reading

And the winner is….

At the end of the KNOE Boat & RV show, the minnow bucket was full of entry slips for two free nights at the Tree Top Lodge on beautiful Lake D’Arbonne.  And the lucky winner is…. Eric Mardis of West Monroe, Louisiana. Congratulations, Eric. We hope you enjoy your two night stay on the lake … Continue reading

Fishing secret revealed

A few days back I wrote about meeting Mr. Alvin Green, the only surviving member of the Lake D’Arbonne Commission that was in place when the lake was built. Today, I’ll share his best kept fishing secret. But don’t worry, he said it was okay. “I had a whole tackle box full of baits back … Continue reading

Last cast from the Boat Show

Here are a few takeaways from this weekend’s big KNOE Boat Show in Monroe: 1) I was amazed at the number of folks who came up to the lakedarbonnelife.com display and, when I handed them a card with our web address, they’d say, “Oh yeah…we live up in Farmerville” or “we live up on D’Arbonne” … Continue reading

Healing the land

I don’t know if you noticed or not, but I don’t make regular fishing or hunting stories the priority in Sunday posts. I take a moment to share some personal thoughts and observations tied to a Bible verse. We just entered into the New Year a few weeks ago. New Year brings new hope and … Continue reading

Off to a great start!!!

The 25th annual KNOE Boat & RV show is off to a great start. It continues today from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center. If you are a new visitor to this site, make sure you take a minute to click on some of … Continue reading

Win Free Nights At Tree Top Lodge!

Want to win two nights free from the Tree Top Lodge overlooking beautiful Lake D’Arbonne? You can register to win the two free nights at the KNOE Boat Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to Tree Top Lodge for donating the prize! Register at the lakedarbonnelife.com display at the Boat Show. The winner will … Continue reading

Dynamite, sweet tea and a fishing report

I think I’m ready for fishing season. I didn’t get any new USEFUL fish baits for Christmas, but I did get a Si Robertson bobble-head, complete with a gallon jug of sweet tea and signature plastic Tupperware cup. I also got two Redneck Fishing Lures. They are 10-inch long red sticks of fake dynamite! They … Continue reading


I’m a Lord of the Rings fan (and the Hobbit, even though movie lasts longer than waiting for George to set the hook when he feels a bass bite).   The series is classic Good vs. Evil and I guess that’s why I am such a fan. I pull for Good. But every time I watch … Continue reading

It’s new! Eagle Point Boat and RV Storage

Kenny Cobb’s work takes the Farmerville resident all over north Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. Starting here around Lake D’Arbonne, one thing he notices is a lot of expensive boats and RV’s sitting out in the elements in driveways and yards. In his travels, he has also seen a new trend in boat and RV storage … Continue reading

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