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The rise and fall of D’Arbonne

Sounds kind of like a reality TV show on the History channel, doesn’t it? But it’s not. It’s the story of Lake D’Arbonne this year. The lake entered the year five feet low, came back up to normal, then two feet higher before finally leveling off a few weeks ago. Then, last week, torrential rainfall … Continue reading

Simply said…

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. —  Psalm 118:24

No Hack Attack predicted

Louisiana has one favorite son in the world championship BASS Masters Classic on Grand Lake in Oklahoma. It’s Greg Hackney, who lives in south Louisiana now, but previously lived in Oak Ridge. I’d love to see him win the Classic, but the odds are against him. Even BASS Senior Editor Ken Duke, who recently laid … Continue reading

Lake Lessons 7-9

Life on the lake is high maintenance. Here are a few lessons on the lake that you just don’t think about. I, or someone I know, have learned these lessons the hard way. If you have some lessons to share, please  feel free to share them by clicking on the comment button at the bottom … Continue reading

Pardon the interruption….

We interrupt our regular broadcast (part three of Lake Lessons will continue Friday) to bring you this very special message:   It’s Valentine’s, roses, candy     ….     and alligators. Swamp People, Season Four, begins TONIGHT at 8 p.m. on the History Channel. There’s a distinct north Louisiana flavor this year with Ouachita River area gator hunters … Continue reading

Lake Lessons: 4-6

Life on the lake is high maintenance. Here are a few lessons on the lake that you just don’t think about. I, or someone I know, have learned these lessons the hard way. If you have some lessons to share, please  feel free to share them by clicking on the comment button at the bottom … Continue reading

Lake lessons: 1-3

Life on the lake is high maintenance. Here are a few lessons on the lake that you just don’t think about. I, or someone I know, have learned these lessons the hard way. If you have some lessons to share, please  feel free to share them by clicking on the comment button at the bottom … Continue reading

Fish fries, lies and wise guys

There’s nothing like standing around a good warm fire on a cold day. Especially if that fire is under a double fish cooker and Dr. Ray “Cold Front” Jones is at the controls.  A week or so ago was the latest edition of the weekly-monthly-quarterly-or-whenever-it-happens random fish fry in the outboard motor shop at B&L … Continue reading

A mist

A few days ago, the fluctuating temperatures created a strange looking, but beautiful mist across the lake down by the spillway. One thing for sure, when the weather plays tricks with water and air temps, it makes for some cool views out across the water. The ups and downs in the temperature which create such … Continue reading

Surprise visitors

Every year Lake D’Arbonne State Park between Farmerville and Bernice is visited by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from around the south. They come for fishing, camping, boating, hiking and just plain old leisure living. But one of the largest one-event crowds every year comes for…. A car, truck and motorcycle show! A what? Yep. The … Continue reading

SIMMONS’ SPORTING GOODS

Bastrop – Morehouse Chamber of Commerce

Dusty Gates, Union Parish Sheriff

PREAUS MOTORS

THE CITY OF FARMERVILLE

BnM Fishing

Road Runner Lures