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Easter weekend fishing report

With all the crazy weather — cold temps and lots of rain — getting a good fishing report has been like trying to catch a mess of fish. Hit or miss. The temps down in the 30’s this week hasn’t seemed to mess up fish as much as high, muddy water. But it’s spawning time … Continue reading

Fast Turtles & Corney Creek!

I have it on good authority that some of the world’s fastest turtles will be in Bernice Saturday at 1 p.m. for the Corney Creek Great Outdoor Festival! Okay, maybe the turtle race entrants haven’t set any records yet, but this could be the day. You just have to give them time. Okay, maybe they … Continue reading

Sparta Water Commission meets Thursday

Water to drink. A lake vital to recreation and the economy in the area. Can the two co-exist? Members of the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District Commission are tasked with developing plans to ensure our entire region has a suitable drinking water supply today and in the future. Part of the planning underway is the possible … Continue reading

Big Bass event Saturday; Ouachita winners

The third annual Fishers of Men Easter Big Bass Open will be held on Lake D’Arbonne Saturday, April 18, with family fun night and registration to be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center in Ruston. Hourly paybacks include $500 for first, $250 for second and $150 for third and overall … Continue reading

Welcome, Wood Marine of Ruston

We welcome a great new sponsor to lakedarbonnelife.com, Wood Marine of Ruston. Owned and managed by the husband-wife team of Jody and Jodi Wood, they opened the business in 2011 and their motto pretty much sums up their philosophy: “Helping you get on the water and stay on the water”. In other words, it’s about … Continue reading


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11

ULM, Tech finish1-2-3 in BASS regional

There’s no place like home, and that doesn’t just apply to the Wizard of Oz. The Ouachita River and her backwaters were almost treacherous the past two days, but college fishermen from around the South braved the waters and local fishermen from the University of Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Tech ended up bringing home the … Continue reading

ULM anglers grab lead

Being in first place can bring good dreams. Thinking about the ones that got away can be a nightmare. That’s the situation that University of Louisiana Monroe anglers Brett Preuett and Jackson Blackett are in after day one of the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River. The Warhawk anglers brought … Continue reading

Corney Creek Outdoor Festival

There are some pretty clear, but simple instructions for attending next weekend’s Corney Creek Great Outdoor Festival:  Come and have fun. That’s it. The Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, April 18 & 19 in Bernice. You can learn more on the Corney Creek Great Outdoor Festival Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/CorneyCreekGreatOutdoorFestival ) or by … Continue reading

College anglers get to “play” in the mud!

Ten inches of rain last weekend in our area did a lot of things. One thing it did was give a large group of college tournament anglers from the region a headache. That’s because now they have to figure out how to catch bass on the fast-rising, muddy Ouachita River Friday and Saturday out of … Continue reading

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