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Chasing Maine Crawdads

I’ve always heard that Maine had some big crawfish, so this past week my wife and I went to check it out. Sure enough, they do!  And we had a blast going on a lobster boat to catch some, eat them and enjoy a part of the country we’ve never been to before. Folks up … Continue reading

Honoring the Melon!

Congratulations to the Farmerville Jaycees and all their sponsors and supporters who helped put on a fantastic 50th Anniversary Watermelon Festival this past weekend.  Threatening weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance and the parade, vendors, watermelons, etc. were super. Our family got to enjoy the event and I hope yours did to!

This Lucky 13 not a topwater

Most veteran bass fishermen are familiar with the “Lucky 13” lure.  But the guys that fished with that wooden plug probably have some pretty strong language to describe the one in this story. Pro bass fisherman Casey Martin recently won the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour season with a four-day catch of 103 pounds, 3 ounces … Continue reading

A living Bible verse

It was a hot, hot summer day. A group of us “white hats” had been through the paper mill where I used to work in a rented Schwan’s truck loaded down with ice cream sandwiches, handing them out to our thousand or so employees to encourage them to stay cool and safe. We had finished … Continue reading

Water or watermelon?

Well, the 50th annual Watermelon Festival got off to a good start Friday in Farmerville and beat the rain. There are lots of festivities planned for Saturday and hopefully the late Friday night rains have come and gone by Parade Time Saturday — 9 a.m.! Either way, there will be a Watermelon Festival…or a Water … Continue reading

Watermelon 50th Birthday Bash!

NOTE:  lakedarbonnelife.com will be gone fishin’ for a few days. Next post: July 26. But first, check this out! What do you do for a watermelon when it turns 50? Why, you throw it a birthday bash! And that’s what the Farmerville Jaycees are doing Thursday, July 25th – Saturday- July 27th. Actually, the 50th … Continue reading

Hot weather trivia

OK, this one isn’t about fishing. But on a hot, summer day when the fishing is slow, it’ll have to do. Besides, you need to know this. The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner on July 17, 1946. The temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees. 

The … Continue reading

Fishing is great! Catching? well…

How’s the fishing?  It’s great. You can be guaranteed to fish ’til you get your limit! How’s the catching?  Well now, that’s a different story. You can still catch plenty for a fish fry or enough to have a good time on the lake, but the heat of summer — and high winds the past … Continue reading

Pulling for Clark in the FLW Cup

The 2013 Forrest Wood Cup is coming to the Red River in Shreveport. This is the most prestigious tournament of the year on the growing FLW tour. Area fishermen who want to see some of the top fishermen in the world, a super outdoor show and some top fishing seminars need to mark their calendars. … Continue reading

Did you see “Zippy” ?

The Lake D’Arbonne fireworks show was spectacular. There were even a little extra “fireworks” right  before the real show started. Most people probably missed it, but I didn’t. Neither did a couple of dozen boaters north of the Hwy. 33 bridge, which also included a couple of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents. … Continue reading

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