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How high’s the water, momma?

Country music legend Johnny Cash could have written a song about the weather and water levels around here the past few days, except he already wrote it: “Five Feet High and Rising”. According to the Southern Regional Climate Center, preliminary climatic data at Station 3079 has registered precipatory activity of more than six inches so … Continue reading

Gray day

Okay, there are some days when living on the lake isn’t much better than any other good place. We have our gray days, too. Wednesday’s changing temperatures, fog and precipitation that ranged from constant drizzle to pouring rain wasn’t the best day to enjoy the beauty of the lake or the outdoors. But look on … Continue reading


I’ve never met a Boat Show I didn’t like. That’s because besides big ticket items like boats, campers, there are also all kinds of hunting, fishing, boating and miscellaneous gadgets there (some of them I don’t even realize I needed until I see them there!). And some good things to eat, too. The annual KNOE-TV … Continue reading

Been waiting for day like this…

I’ve been waiting for a day or two like Wednesday is supposed to be — temperatures up in the 60’s, water coming up in the lake, fish starting to think about moving toward their spawning grounds. Only one thing wrong — I HAVEN’T been wanting it to rain again.  But then again, if we get … Continue reading

So wrong….

This is just sooooooo wrong….. The news has some terrible things in it these days. Apparently a spurned New Zealand woman sold the secret locations to her ex-boyfriend’s favorite fishing spots, netting $3,000, which she then spent on herself.  The drama went down in January of 2012 but is just now getting world wide publicity.I’m … Continue reading

A great way to begin the new year

The New Year was ushered in with some pretty dreary weather around here. But starting off the New Year took a bright, interesting twist for me. As I looked out through a drizzling rain across Lake D’Arbonne from the back porch, I saw the most awesome sight. Right behind my boat dock, not 25 yards … Continue reading

Careful, guys

The following outlines the remainder of deer season in Areas 1 and 2, which cover most of our region (as always, double check regulations and dates in the official LDWF hunting guide before going afield): 2012-2013 DEER HUNTING SCHEDULE REVISED – 10/04/2012 Area Archery Primitive Firearms (all either-sex except as noted) Still Hunt (no dogs … Continue reading

Here she comes!

Lady D’Arbonne is coming back.  The lake is at 78.08 feet this morning, not quite two feet below pool stage.  The U.S. Geological Survey projections are for the lake to be at 79.9 feet by Monday.  That’s just one tenth of a foot below pool stage. Goodbye, drawdown!  The chart below gives the exact depth … Continue reading

Moving targets

Duck season is on its final leg.  It closes Sunday, January 27 in the East Zone of the state, which encompasses most of our area. It’s been a good season, but not a great one according to most hunters. There are still plenty of birds in north Louisiana, but they have become scattered because we … Continue reading

The possum is safe!

You can rest easy this New Year. The possum is safe.  And the Loonies have won another major battle in their efforts to make this a kinder, wimpier nation. It’s traditional to have different things “drop” in a countdown for New Year’s — with the big crystal ball in Times Square being the most popular. … Continue reading


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