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Tater fed bream

I bet you didn’t know that bream like potatoes, did you? Well, they do. Especially if they are the “food” that keeps summer crickets plump and lively so THEY can be used as bait to CATCH the bream. This time of year, you can keep crickets for a week or longer, but you have to … Continue reading

State Duck Stamp art needed

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has announced the rules and timeframe for the 2014 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp, or Louisiana Duck Stamp competition. Because of the high quality of the artwork submitted during the past four contests, LDWF is once again allowing artists to choose the species for this year’s entries, except … Continue reading

Big bass; boat races and more !

BIG BASS TOURNEY:  Spring fishing is behind us, but there’s a big summer ahead. Get out your calendar and save some dates. One of the most anticipated big events of the year on big Lake D’Arbonne is the big MAJESTIC Big Bass Classic. It’s big. Did I mention big? The big event is schecduled to … Continue reading

Harris’ nab impressive catch

If you are wondering if the big bass are still biting at D’Arbonne, wonder no more. Members of the North Central Louisiana Teams circuit made some pretty impressive catches last Saturday on the Bone, led by Courtney and Corey Harris with five fish weighing 21.21 pounds.  That’s some fine winning catch – on any lake! … Continue reading

Fallen, Not Forgotten

Today, there is something more important than talking “outdoors”..  I hope you have six minutes to quietly reflect on those who came before and ensured the freedoms we have today in the United States of America. Don’t Celebrate Memorial Day. Honor Memorial Day by humbly thanking those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Freedom. God … Continue reading

Ducks, decoys and divine faith

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” — Hebrews 11:8 This is probably the most interesting Duck Dynasty interview I’ve ever seen. Miss Kay and Phil are relaxed, having fun … Continue reading


Congratulations to Bastrop fisherman Tim Musgrove of Bastrop, who took home the grand prize of $10,000 for winning the 22nd an­nual Ronald McDonald House Ouachita River Big Bass Tour­nament last weekend. Musgrove is a veteran of the fund-raising event and his catch netted him just over $1,500 per pound of fish.  His 6.58 pound lunker … Continue reading

The “crowds”, lure colors and… – part 4

Here are 10 tips I picked up from Crappie Fishing Class with guide Steve Danna last week at the Union Parish Library. This is the final part of a series on that class (tips 1-5 were featured yesterday): 6. Fishing shallow (during the spawn), I fish the structure hard. If I am fishing a cypress … Continue reading

Red hooks, tops & more – part 3

Here are 10 tips I picked up from Crappie Fishing Class with guide Steve Danna last week at the Union Parish Library. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on that class: 1. I love hair jigs the best, but you can catch them on plastic. I also pour my own jig heads. … Continue reading

Right place, right time – Part 2

Steve Danna didn’t mince words about what he thinks about crappie fishing on Lake D’Arbonne. He shared this information at last week’s Crappie Fishing Class at the Union Parish Library. “This is one of the finest white perch fisheries in the state, and maybe anywhere. If you fish the right areas and use the right … Continue reading

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