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Some days, it just doesn’t pay to read the newspaper. It can be, as one of my old friends says, “confusitory” (that is a state of wonder mixed in with confusion and a small hint of doubt of whether you should have gotten out of bed this morning or not). But back to the paper. … Continue reading

This week’s fishing report

There’s a reason they call it fishing, not catching. Some folks are fishing. Some folks are catching. And what seems like sure fire “catching” one day, doesn’t turn out that way the next. That, plus the fact that “the bite” is 3-4 weeks later this year than normal, just about summarizes the area fishing report. … Continue reading

Corney Creek Festival time!

It’s shaping up like a beautiful weekend for an outdoor festival. Here’s the weather forecast: Friday 63 | 43 °F  &  Clear Saturday 70 | 45 °F & Clear If you agree, you are in luck! Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20, it’s the annual  Corney Creek Great Outdoor Festival in Bernice. This little … Continue reading

Poverty is Rich

Okay, that doesn’t make much sense, unless you are talking about Poverty Point, the state’s newest man-made reservoir located just north of Delhi in north Louisiana. The area is rich in heritage and rich in facilities and fishing resources. In fact, the 2,700 acre lake is one of the top white perch lakes in the … Continue reading

FUN camp

If you or a parent you know would like to learn more about the outdoors wiith their son or daughter, you need to find more out about FUN camp. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) hosted the annual Father-Child FUN Camp on the weekend of March 8-10 at the Woodworth Outdoor Education facility, … Continue reading

Yep. That’s the one….

Dave DeRousse knew immediately what I was going to say when he landed the chunky pound and a half largemouth bass on a recent trip down below Terral Island at D’Arbonne. “Don’t even say it,” he said. “I know what you are thinking, so don’t even say it.” “Yep, that’s the one,” I told him.  … Continue reading

Fingers of God

Did you know that just about anything can be explained or explained away by if you have enough science degrees? Explained, mind you. It may or may not be correctly explained. Have you ever seen the sky open up and spill sun rays out through the clouds? It’s especially wonderful out across the water.  Some … Continue reading

Spring Fun: Corney Creek Outoor Festival

Want the fun of a big-city spring outdoor festival, but in a relaxing setting without long lines, traffic jams and other distractions? Well, mark your calendar for the annual Corney Creek Great Outdoor Festival in Bernice April 19 & 20. Make it a weekend by pulling the camper up the the Lake D’Arbonne State Park! … Continue reading

Great bass catches continue

Lake D’Arbonne continues to give up some great catches of largemouth bass this spring. One of the best was made by Eric Evans of West Monroe, who stepped to the weigh-in stage of the Fishers of Men team tournament Saturday with five fish weighing 18.46 pounds, Evans was victorious in capturing 1st place and a … Continue reading

Fish Warden

I met David Harrell shortly after I moved to Lake D’Arbonne and quickly found the Farmerville resident to be very serious about his job. He’s an Enforcement Agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. And no, George, I didn’t meet him because he gave me a ticket. I had some questions about making … Continue reading

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