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Ex$pen$ive Minner$

What is the most expensive thing to eat that you can buy in Farmerville? It’s not steak and it’s not lobster.  Hint: White perch like to eat them… Shiners. Minnows (“minners” to some of my less refined fishing friends).  That’s right:  Fish bait!!!!  The going rate for a pound of shiners is around $14.00, just … Continue reading

Full House

It’s not often that the fishing in Lake D’Arbonne gets shown up by another activity, but that was the case this past weekend. The annual  Antique Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at Lake D’Arbonne State Park between Bernice and Farmerville had a record number of entrants and a record crowd. “It was fantastic,” said Jon … Continue reading

Fishing report

I thought by now, I would be writing glowing fishing reports for Lake D’Arbonne and area lakes, but things have just been a little slower to get cranked up than usual this year. I thought it might be just D’Arbonne because of the drawdown, then the fast rise of the lake followed by colder weather. … Continue reading

Mixed Bag

When you throw a shiner out on the hook under a cork these days, you never know what you will come up with. On a lake like D’Arbonne, where there are all kinds of fish, that’s just what you might catch — all kinds of fish. In the early spring, shallow water — from two … Continue reading

Biblical Biscuit

I knew it. I just knew it. Fish biscuits are a good thing. Every time there’s a fish fry and somebody asks, “Does anybody want any of this leftover fish?“, I say yes. Cold fish isn’t among the favorites of most folks, but I’ve got an eye on breakfast the next day. For years, I’ve … Continue reading

Consumer Beware: Improper PFD’s

The latest from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is a bit disturbing. Recently there have been more and more non-approved personal flotation devices (PFD) for sale and now they are also being sold at some larger retail stores. Customers just assume that it is an approved version, says LDWF Lt. Col. Jeff Mayne, … Continue reading

D’Arbonne Car Show Saturday!

It’s here!  The annual Antique Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at Lake D’Arbonne State Park between Bernice and Farmerville is one of the largest events at the park each spring and it’s a keeper! This year’s event is Saturday, March 16. People bringing cars need to be there by 9 a.m. and the show is … Continue reading

Duck Day (part 2)

Wednesday used to be “hump” day. Now it’s “duck” day. Since a record 8.6 million people watched the season premier of Duck Dynasty a couple of weeks back, that must be true in a lot more places than north Louisiana. Yesterday, I published four  out-takes from some past interviews with Phil Robertson, the Commander of … Continue reading

Duck Day (part 1)

Wednesday used to be “hump” day. Now it’s “duck” day. Since a record 8.6 million people watched the season premier of Duck Dynasty a couple of weeks back, this must be true in a lot more places than north Louisiana. Excuse me, but did you notice that Phil Robertson (the man that shunned an opportunity … Continue reading

Fishing Report

Warming water temperatures, a great weather forecast, but…. what do the fish think about it? It’s still a bit cold at night and in the mornings, so dress in layers if you are going out. This week’s fishing report is still hit or miss, but things are getting better. Over the weekend, there were some … Continue reading

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Dusty Gates, Union Parish Sheriff

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THE CITY OF FARMERVILLE

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