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Merry Christmas

  Lake Level, Weather update   Thanks to the dozens of city and parish employees and law enforcement, emergency workers, Claiborne Electric employees and volunteer workers who helped with the disaster Saturday caused by several tornadoes in our parish. Our prayers are with those who suffered damages and the sheer fright of this event. There’s no … Continue reading

The Night Before Christmas – D’Arbonne style

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all across the lake Only two ducks were still stirring, a hen and a drake. The yo-yo’s were hung on the boat dock with care, In hopes some big crappie would soon swim up there; The coots were nestled all snug close by the shore, They were there by … Continue reading

Robertsons Respond

There’s no way to even come close in this small space to tell the whirlwind story of what is going on around Duck Commander Phil Robertson and the controversy stirred by remarks conveying his personal Christian beliefs about marriage, sexual behavior and what the Bible clearly states about those. Believe me, I don’t intend to … Continue reading

A gift for Santa

It was a rough year of fishing for Santa Claus. In fact, it was the worst year he had ever had. Not a single fish. “Face it,” the old elf thought to himself as he trudged downstream toward his sleigh, “you’re no fisherman. Better just stick to delivering toys.”  The morning had started like all … Continue reading

It’s the Benthos

What has made Lake D’Arbonne such a good fishing lake for so many years? It’s the benthos. And that’s part of the limnology, just so you know. It took me 50 years to learn that. When reading the “Louisiana Conservationist”  March/April 1964 issue, I found that out.  As part of our ongoing recognition of Lake … Continue reading

New Recreation Area: D’Arbonne Lake

“A new Recreation Area: D’Arbonne Lake!” Well, it was new when this headline was written in the “Louisiana Conservationist” in the March, April 1964 issue!  As part of our ongoing recognition of Lake D’Arbonne’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re sharing some of that article in a two-part series: “Nestled in the dry and red sand … Continue reading

The ugliest nutcracker

Special thanks to reader Ted Tisdale for sharing his special Christmas Story with us, and also, a special “thank you” to military personnel serving worldwide this Christmas. God Bless You! ************** CHRISTMAS in the Eifel Mountains of western Germany comes with heavy, low-hanging clouds that fill the winter air with droplets of water that freeze … Continue reading

I am secont

Real. That’s the word that is used more often than not to describe the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty fame. Well, their “real” goes deeper than duck calls and television. They are real people and the best thing about them to me is that they are willing to share their “real” life stories. And they … Continue reading

Bang for the buck…

Gotta appreciate a deer with a sense of humor… I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. Have a good, safe weekend.

New bass strain found in D’Arbonne

Last week I wrote about a group of some of my old buddies that refer to each other as the SUMOs. One of the traits that one must exhibit to be part of the group is to be fairly large and be willing to try and eat almost anything that doesn’t eat you first. Well, … Continue reading

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