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It’s Mayhaw time…

Looking for some fun this weekend that doesn’t involve cleaning fish? Try the Mayhaw Festival in Marion, La. The 32nd annual festival is scheduled for May 10 & 11th, 2013. Make plans to come and join the fun. The event is sponsored by the Marion Fire Department. Marion is located in the northeast corner of … Continue reading

Tainter gate update

Okay, let’s get two things straight. One, Mother Nature controls the level of Lake D’Arbonne more than anything else. Two, Mother Nature also seems to control the completion of the Tainter Gate Project on Lake D’Arbonne, which is designed to help man control Mother Nature a little bit better. The Tainter Gate project was supposed … Continue reading

Battle Royale

It happens every spring. You can count on it. As sure as Dogwoods bloom, the grass needs mowing and the birds nest, it’s on. For the most part, it goes unnoticed by the public. But those few who witness the fierce competition will tell you that the Super Bowl, the Indy 500 and the World … Continue reading

OK, what would you do?

Okay, readers, I need you to find the comment button at the bottom of this blog and tell me: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? I’m pretty careful to keep the boat dock and boats cleaned out and monitored closely to keep unwanted critters out. But with the crazy weather and my busy retirement schedule the past … Continue reading

Say a little prayer

This past week we celebrated the National Day of Prayer. One of the highlights in our area was the prayer of Phil Robertson in Monroe. The Duck Commander makes no secret of who his Commander is. As always he left the audience not only with a sincere prayer, but a smile on their face, too. … Continue reading

Today’s fishing report

You’ve got to be kidding, right?  It’s the fourth day of May and I rode past three of Lake D’Arbonne’s busiest boat ramps Friday about mid-morning. It was 44 degrees outside. The wind was blowing 20 miles an hour from the northwest and the waves slapping the bank on the highway ramp alongside of Hwy. … Continue reading

Fishing Class !

I know what Stephanie Hermann is doing. She sent me an e-mail about a “fishing class” so I could “help publicize” it.  Ha! I get it. I get it. What she was really doing was, in a nice way, letting me know about the fishing class because she knows my fishing buddy George and I … Continue reading


How can you pay money to enter a bass tournament, not even catch a fish and still be a winner? Enter the annual Ronald McDonald House Big Bass Tournament set for May 18 & 19 on the Ouachita River, that’s how. Here’s how you win:  First, even if you don’t catch a fish, you are … Continue reading

Marion May Mayhaw Madness!

Those of you who know me or follow this blog regularly know I love fish biscuits. Well, if I don’t have fish, I can tell you what I like second best on my biscuit:  Mayhaw jelly. So you know I’m excited about living so close to the Mayhaw Festival in Marion, La. The 32nd annual … Continue reading

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