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Fishing “pressure”

Believe it or not, this kind of bad weather is sometimes good for fishing. When the weather warms up, fishing can get a bit tough. But when we have the threat of thunderstorms and even rain like we have and will have for a few days, one of the major components in fish biting turns … Continue reading

A really big splash

Congratulations to a couple of local fishermen who recently made a big SPLASH on Toledo Bend! Ray Albritton of West Monroe landed a fish of a lifetime to win the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend. More than 3,000 fishermen took part in the tourney that offered a total of $500,000 in cash … Continue reading

Drinking and boat driving don’t mix

Drinking and driving don’t mix. In a car, boat or anything that moves. When they do mix, bad things happen. Louisiana only had one reported boating fatality over the Memorial Day weekend. I say “only one” because sometimes on holidays there are more. And with school out and the lakes filling up on the weekends … Continue reading

Back where we started

A couple of months back when the Louisiana Legislature opened session, Senate Bill 369 regarding limits for crappie and just who could set those limits on Lake D’Arbonne was creating quite a stir among area sportsmen. Since that time, it’s been pretty quiet down there, so I began wondering if the bill had been speared … Continue reading

Memorial Day weekend fishing report

 I’m going to celebrate Memorial Day weekend by taking a few days off from posting. I’ll be back with new material and, hopefully a mess of fish or two, on Tuesday, June 27!  Can you stand it that long? **************** Summer is here and the fish know it, too. Scattered spring patterns for catching fish … Continue reading

Go fish…for free!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries invites Louisianans of all ages to fish for free the first weekend in June without a fishing license on any of the state’s public waters. Louisiana offers miles of shoreline and a myriad of freshwater lakes, marsh, and bayous to take opportunity of during this annual event. The … Continue reading


I guess if you have enough time to Google “recipes for goo”, you deserve what you get. Here’s the first thing Google offered: “Let’s Make Slime!  This is a collection of slime recipes for kids. You’ll find goo, ooze, flubber, oobleck, putty, and many more types of slime. Slime recipes are a great way to … Continue reading

Can’t duck success

It just keeps getting better. Because the Robertsons are a part of our area and the Duck Commander name has been known around here for 30 years, I think it is especially interesting to keep up with the Beardy Bunch. In case you missed it, they were actually up on Lake D’Arbonne at Ramp Road … Continue reading

Ba$$ Winner$

Gas at $3.49 a gallon is bad. Bass at nearly $1,800 a pound is good. Just ask Richie Moore of West Monroe. He won the annual Ronald McDonald House Ouachita River Big Bass tournament Sunday afternoon. He caught his 5.60 pound bass in the first hour of the tournament Saturday, but had to wait until … Continue reading

Fish of every kind

Ever pulled up to a fishing spot, cast your bait out and caught bream, white perch, bass, catfish and maybe a grouper? A grouper? Ha! Probably not. But that’s worldly fishing. A lot has been written, discussed and thought about concerning what Heaven will be like. There are thousands of churches and preachers and people … Continue reading

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