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Everybody bought a boat!

Fifty years ago when they closed the spillway gates and Lake D’Arbonne came to life, there was one thing that it seemed like everybody did:  bought a boat! “I can remember it like yesterday,” Elzie Culpepper, a Tiger Bend resident, said. “It was all trees then. You couldn’t even see across the most narrow part … Continue reading

Peace, be still

The beauty and peace of a still morning like the one at sunrise Friday morning across Lake D’Arbonne is beyond my words. So I’ll refer you to these: “And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, “Peace, be still.   And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”       … Continue reading

Dr. Lou reads us too!

Hey, they just keep coming!  We have shared several unsolicited endorsements of lakedarbonnelife.com. Here’s another one and what great timing, right in the middle of football season! ( Please note: some slight use of literary license may occur ) “Players who complain about the way the ball bounces are likely the one who dropped it. … Continue reading

Deer primer: Tag, you’re it

The Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding deer hunters that the six tags issued with big game licenses for the 2013-2014 season include an either sex tag. During the season, licensed hunters can legally harvest three antlerless, two antlered and one deer of either sex. This means hunters may choose either a fourth antlerless deer, … Continue reading

Mother Nature can fool with us

There are all kinds of efforts to keep excessive grass, floating weeds, lilly pads — whatever  you want to call the numerous kinds of aquatic vegetation that are found in Lake D’Arbonne and lakes like it — out of the lake. Some work some of the time. But Mother Nature must have a sense of … Continue reading

Smile. You’re on candid deer cam!

Technology is becoming a good friend of outdoorsmen. There are all kinds of techno gadgets like GPS and just about anything you need outdoors, there’s an app for that. The benefits go further than just making hunting, fishing and other activities better. Consider this. Thieves roaming the woods during hunting seasons is nothing new. It’s … Continue reading

D’Arbonne’s first fishing “hole”

Lake D’Arbonne’s first “hole” didn’t have fish in it.  Construction on the spillway that would eventually form massive Lake D’Arbonne began back in 1958. Parky Albritton was there, working for two long summers his last years as a student at Downsville High School, in “the hole”. “I worked in the hole. That’s what they called … Continue reading

50 years ago!

It was exactly 50 years Sunday when on Oct. 13, 1963, the Lake D’Arbonne dam and lake were officially dedicated just south of Farmerville. There was no water. No fishing piers. No camps or lake houses. No fish. Just a big concrete spillway sitting out in the middle of nowhere.  And of course, hope. No, … Continue reading

Having a rough day?

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  — James 1:2-4

ANOTHER endorsement

Hey, they just keep coming! We have shared several unsolicited endorsements of lakedarbonnelife.com. Here’s another one! ( Please note: some slight use of literary license may occur ) “If you don’t read lakedarbonnelife, don’t blame me. Despite what some people will say, it’s not my fault.” — George Bush

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