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Fishing season opens!

Fishing season officially opened this weekend! Or at least, that’s what it looked like (no, we don’t really have an “official” fishing season). After weeks of blustery weather, Saturday and Sunday provided spring-like weather for the fishermen and they responded just as you would expect. Every launching ramp and parking area on Lake D’Arbonne was … Continue reading

Patience, Spring, Eagles

It’s a rare occasion that I turn to the Famers’ Almanac. But I did today. My question: When is Spring going to get here? Apparently the Almanac and Punxsutawney Phil both agree with what we already know — we had a long winter, and it may not be over yet. But there is hope. Spring … Continue reading

College anglers hit the Bend

WEATHER ALERT: No, this is a  good  weather alert. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend and expect our lakes and launching ramps to be very busy. Be courteous and be careful out there! I hope the fish are ready to get as active as the fishermen! ******************* College Football’s over. Baseball had its season … Continue reading

Taking to the bow

I am amazed at the number of people the past decade that have taken up archery, both for hunting and just as a shooting sport.  I’m also amazed at the number of young people who have taken to the bow and arrow. It’s a great sport and when compared with playing with a X-Box, it’s … Continue reading

Lake on ice

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.  That pretty much sums up what we’ve been facing the past several weeks. If the ice and snow from yesterday didn’t do anything else, at least it got a … Continue reading

Heroes complete rabbit mission!

Saturday’s Hunters for Heroes rabbit hunt in Morehouse Parish was a successful mission. Not only did 135 people show up to help cook for, guide and just plain support the 10 wounded veterans that took part in the hunt, enough rabbits even took part to provide meat for a rabbit stew! I’ll let Louisiana Hunters … Continue reading

More about the Crappie Assassins

The word “assassin” conjures up a tough image, but Brandon Jenning’s new area fishing group called “Bayou State Crappie Assassins” is pretty simple to explain. They are looking to have fun and have their sights set on a special kind of victim – crappie. Their weapons are high powered jig poles loaded with lead — … Continue reading

Two many minis?

Some things go best unsaid. We were in the process of moving a few years back when one of the movers came in and announced to my wife and I that he had finished packing up all the stuff in the garage. That was nice. “Say, did you know you had 27 rods and reels?“, … Continue reading

It’s gonna get better

This cold weather has been awful. And it isn’t over. For Tuesday the Lake D’Arbonne is looking like it’s going to be like a beautiful spring day…yeah, like a beautiful spring day on LAKE SASKATCHEWAN!!! The weather makes me feel like I’m being held captive. Some people call this “cabin fever”. I call it “cabin … Continue reading

Hoppy hunting for Heroes

Hunters for Heroes is getting hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. That’s right. The next hunt will be Saturday on 250 acres that border the Chemin-A-Haut Park north of Bastrop. And the target will be rabbits! Ten disabled veterans will take place in the hunt, donated by Assistant Secretary of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Jimmy Anthony. The soldiers … Continue reading

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