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Welker first prep singles champ

If you missed the previous two articles about the North Louisiana High School Bass tournament on Lake D’Arbonne this week, check them out. Then this one will make more sense. In 1977, year three of the first-ever organized high school bass tournament changed a bit. Instead of doubles, it became a singles event where fishermen … Continue reading

Prep Bass Tourney – Year two

Things went so well in 1975 with the first annual North Louisiana High School Bass Tournament that we came back for more in 1976. The first tournament drew 160. The second drew 188. It was the start of something pretty big in our area. Over the next 20 years, nearly 4,000 high school fishermen took … Continue reading

The World’s First High School Bass Tourney

NOTE: This week’s writings focus on the history of high school bass fishing tournaments on D’Arbonne. The entries are dedicated to our Military and Veterans. God Bless you and God Bless America! ************ Everybody in the bassin’ world and the fishing publications are all excited about a “NEW ” type event — high school bass … Continue reading

My Hope America

The Cross Evangelist Billy Graham has preached about the cross to millions of people around the world—and now he brings the timeless message of hope and redemption in Jesus Christ to America once more. “With all my heart I want to leave you with the truth that He loves you and wants to forgive you … Continue reading

Another endorsement

They just keep coming folks!  Who knew…another famous reader of lakedarbonnelife.com ( Please note: okay, some slight use of literary license may occur . . . ) “You can’t beat the way a old wood boat rides, and you can’t beat reading lakedarbonnelife.com, either,” — Alan Jackson, country singer

No rest for the First Family of Ducks!

I had the great pleasure of spending a little time inside the Duck Commander Warehouse and offices in West Monroe recently. Outside, about 30-40 visitors from at least seven states (judging by the license plates I saw) mulled around the parking lot, the A&E Duck Dynasty camo 18-wheeler, the ever-growing Duck Commander Gift Shop and … Continue reading

Fish for Victory – 2013

It’s time for the second annual Les Miles vs. Nick Saban fishing derby, sponsored by lakedarbonnelife.com  Everything SEC is competitive, so it’s no surprise that before the LSU-Alabama football game, even the“Fish For Victory“ event is intense. As defending champion, Alabama’s Nick Saban chose the 2013 fishing waters, Lake Burton in Georgia, probably because his … Continue reading

A good day fishing, by George

“George, if we don’t go fishing tomorrow right before that big front comes through, then we should sell our fishing poles and take up golf,” I told my trusty fishing partner last Tuesday night. Weatherunderground.com clearly laid out a huge cold front heading our way Wednesday afternoon and the barometric pressure was going to be … Continue reading

A little crazy out there

Sometimes I’m amazed while white perch fishing on Lake D’Arbonne in the Spring and Fall. When you see someone start catching white perch in the channel, it isn’t uncommon to see a half dozen boats within a good Rattletrap cast of each other. Sometimes, like on pretty Saturdays and holidays, it is worse. It’s not … Continue reading

Timely teaching

What would you do if you got a free hour? Sleep through it? That’s what most Americans do Sunday morning when we set the time back on clocks (at 2 a.m.) as we go back to Standard Time, whatever that is. And it’s just like everything else that seems “free”. You have to pay it … Continue reading

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