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Follow the crowd?

You always hear about people catching fish on this lure and technique or that lure and technique.  It’s good to be flexible, but it is also good to have some lures that you are confident in all the time. Knowing who you are as a fishermen is more important that trying to do everything that … Continue reading

New fishing licenses & “Operation Dry Water”

Here are two important items from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: FIRST, Louisiana fishing licenses expire June 30 so if you haven’t already made plans to get your new one, now is a good time. If you do forget and plan a hurried up trip after the new licenses become effective, you can … Continue reading

Million Dollar D’Arbonne Bass?

Like most of us, Farmerville’s Jason Williams fishes for fun and relaxation. In fact, he has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a fishing pole. But one recent fishing trip has left him anything but relaxed. A fish he caught is even making it hard for him to sleep at night. The … Continue reading

Fish by Swindle

I’m  gonna guess that you probably don’t read the Park Rapids (Minnesota) Enterprise, so I’m going to share this story with your. First, it’s kind of amazing. Second, it’s kind of sad. But I know a few old men that can’t catch fish on their own and could be led to do something like this… … Continue reading

Gone fishin’

Lakedarbonnelife.com will be taking a long weekend to rest and recuperate our typing fingers….Have a safe weekend. We’ll be back with LIVE ACTION (sorry, Turtle Man) Wednesday, June 26!

Don’t blink….

If you go to Saturday and Sunday’s Deep South Racing Association boat races on D’Arbonne, don’t blink — especially if you are watching entrants in the “Outlaw” class of racers. These boats can reach speeds of 120 miles per hour in a drag race of only an eighth of a mile. Check your e-mail, reach … Continue reading

New limit official; Latest fishing report

This is a two-part post: O N E :      It’s official. Governor Jindal has autographed HB 719. That means the daily limit for white perch will go back up to 50 per person on Lake D’Arbonne and will take effect on August 1, 2013.  As you heard here first yesterday, HB 719 by Rep. Howard … Continue reading

Politics, fish filets and new limits

By design, it probably shouldn’t work this way, but it’s pretty common for Louisiana’s fishing rules and regulations to get tweaked or tumbled when the Louisiana Legislature goes “fishing” in Baton Rouge every spring. This year is no exception. There are several changes worthy of note coming following our recent session, most notably regarding crappie … Continue reading

ULM anglers make championship

FLORENCE, Ala.  — Nick LaDart and Brian Eaton of Louisiana Monroe punched their ticket to the Carhartt College Series National Championship here this past weekend in the College Series Wild Card tournament on Pickwick Lake.  The duo finished ninth overall with 33-10 ounces. Bethel University’s Jacob Hardy and Jake Lawrence brought in 40 pounds, 14 … Continue reading


Mark your calendar for this weekend on Lake D’Arbonne. Either make plans to come watch, or make plans to get out of the way as the DSRA (Deep South Racing Association) puts on drag boat races on D’Arbonne June 22-23. This “Battle on the Bone” will feature  between 40 and 50 boats racing for a … Continue reading

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