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Crappie Boomers – part 1

I first met Steve Danna 40 years ago when I wrote a fishing column about him fishing on Cheniere Lake in West Monroe. Steve said he still has that article framed in his man cave!  I’m touched! Over the years, we crossed paths at bass tournaments, events like the BASS Fishing Seminars founder Ray Scott … Continue reading

More Mayberry

Family values. Sharing quality time with those we love. Life lessons learned and followed.  Teaching the difference between right and wrong (yes, there is still a difference)…Can’t say it any better than this: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”   … Continue reading

Fishing Large

Some old men pass the time sitting on the porch in the rocking chair. Some gather around the coffee pot and solve the world’s problems every morning. Some sit on the bench and watch the People of Wally World go by.  Poor folks. The lucky ones are like the Letter Sumos. They are living and … Continue reading

Fish School tonight

No, the fish aren’t schooling.  The fishermen are. There will be a fishing class on how to catch white perch tonight, Thursday evening, May 16,  from 6:00-8:00 at the Union Parish Library. Here’s the best part. Local  Lake D’Arbonne fishing guide Steve Danna will be sharing his expertise and experience in successful white perch fishing … Continue reading

A pretty good afternoon

If you’ve been missing the tales about George and I going fishing, so have we. George works in an outdoor job, mostly so he will have less chance of being recognized (You remember, he’s in the witness protection program).  They’ve been real busy lately, too. But he had an afternoon off the other day and … Continue reading

McBig McFishing this McWeekend!

Don’t forget the annual Ronald McDonald House Big Bass Tournament set for this weekend, May 18 & 19 on the Ouachita River. There are dozens of prizes, including a grand prize of $10,000 to be awarded to the angler who lands the largest bass of the tournament. The tournament offers additional cash prizes for the … Continue reading

Sinko de Breamo

Okay, I realize I’m a week late celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the Spanish holiday meaning  “Fifth of May”. I have my own way of celebrating, though, late or not. If I get lucky and the fish cooperate, I call it Sinko de Breamo. It’s the lake holiday to celebrate a sink full of big, tasty, … Continue reading

In Jesus’ name

You have to know that there is screaming and gnashing of teeth from liberals and atheists in the hallways of A&E over the success of “Duck Dynasty” and especially over the family prayer that Phil Robertson says “in Jesus’ name” at the end of every show. I’ve heard that there is tons of pressure on … Continue reading

LDWF outdoor day camps

Know a youngster who might not get the chance to learn fish identification, fishing, canoeing, skeet shooting and other outdoor related skills? Then you might want to check out the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) summer day camps for children 12 to 16 years old at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton … Continue reading

FOM on the Ouachita

For most folks, fishing last Saturday morning on the Ouachita River wasn’t much fun. That cold front that dropped temperatures from 80 degrees earlier in the week to a record low of 39 degrees Saturday morning wasn’t very pleasant for those on the water. Throw in a three-foot drop in the river level over the … Continue reading

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