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Bass ProCastinator

You might call Arkansas Pro Bass Fisherman Stephen Browning a ProCastinator…. It seems like putting off catching fish until the last minute has become a habit for Browning in recent bass tournaments, but it’s turning out to be a good habit. The Bassmaster Elite Series Pro won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on … Continue reading

A Grand time fishing

Bream fishing seems to have finally picked up this spring. Spring has been a bit slow in coming — or at least staying.  It’s been great bream fishing weather one day, then cold fronts cool the water or rains muddy it up. But in between, fishing has finally started picking up. The good news there … Continue reading

Inner peace

I don’t know about you, but hardly a day goes by that something doesn’t, at least for a little while,  challenge my very own personal happiness. Looking for peace and quiet is one reason that people fish and go outdoors. It’s a way to “get away from it all”. I fit that category. The bad … Continue reading

Park it: Fish. Eat. Sleep.

I love the t-shirts that say, “Fish. Eat. Sleep.“.  I have always wanted to be able to do that, and have some friends who think that is all I do. But I can only dream about it. But if you want to give that a shot, there is no better place to try than at … Continue reading

140 limits

The Red River produced 140 five-bass limits for anglers in the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open Thursday in Shreveport. After some rough weather earlier in the week, it was a picture perfect day for fishing the Red. The Red River’s dropping water level created problems for several of the … Continue reading


When the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) comes to town, you can always expect a show. That won’t change this weekend in Shreveport on the Red River as the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open is held today through Saturday. The winning pro angler will take home the champion’s trophy, $10,000 and a Triton boat … Continue reading

Maxi Mini Cats

What’s a maxi mini cat? Well, maybe this will help. I went down to the boat dock just after daybreak a few days ago and was straightening up a few things.  It was pretty calm, so I picked up a MINI cast and put a worm on it and tossed it out close to one … Continue reading

Celebrating Earth Day!

I gotta tell you, I’m into Earth Day! Why?  Do you know that 70.8% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water? To me, that means we should be on the water (preferably fishing) 7 times as much as we are on land (like working, mowing the yard, etc.). So I celebrated Earth Day yesterday … Continue reading

ULM bass team wins national title!

There were lots of folks out fishing this weekend, but none did better than the University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Paul Clark of Monroe, La., and Brett Preuett of Pineville, Ala. The duo brought four bass to the scales Sunday totaling 12 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship on … Continue reading

It’s more than fishing…

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? … Continue reading

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