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Short lines & random casts . . .

A little bit of everything today…. Today’s writeup has a little bit of everything. I’m trying to make sure I don’t miss anything because I’m going to let my keyboard cool off for a few days. We will be back with you on a daily basis Tuesday, July 1. *********** Things are looking peachy this … Continue reading

Kids fishing day on D’Arbonne

Recently the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with the Lake D’Arbonne State Park held a free fishing day for kids on the fishing piers at the park. A big crowd turned out and quite a few good fish were caught. Thanks to these two groups for putting this on — and to … Continue reading

Captain D’s = Fish

Okay, when you think of Captain D’s, you have to think of fish, right? Well, you probably don’t think of the same fish as this Captain D. While he does fish for just about every kind of fish at Lake Claiborne near Homer, the summer months tend to give “Captain D”  Donny Hood tunnel vision … Continue reading

Lesson learned

One of my favorite places to fish has been Lake Fork, Texas.  A friend and I had been catching and releasing loads of fish for a couple of days a few years back. The lake has a slot limit – at that time it was anything between 16 and 21 inches long that had to … Continue reading

Bad news for the basses

George and I got hooked up to go fishing this week for the first time in what seems like months. I don’t know how we got so busy, but I guess we did. Besides, he’s just getting through with therapy after his brothers, older Larry and even older Larry, have admitted that they have become … Continue reading

They’re gonna scare the fish…

There are lots of ways to scare off the fish. I know most of them first hand. But here’s one way that will be okay. It’s the annual Lake D’Arbonne Fourth of July Fireworks display in Farmerville. It’s one of the better fireworks displays in our state, and when you mirror the bombs bursting in … Continue reading

More Majestic Winners

Below are listings of all the winners of this past weekend’s Majestic Bass Tournament on Lake D’Arbonne. An amazing number of big fish were caught! Congratulations to the winners. 5:30 – 8 a.m. Saturday – 1st David Harrell 7.36 $400; 2nd Ben Littleton 5.57 $200; 3rd Mike Stephenson 5.42 $100; 4th Brandon Thrash 5.10 $100; … Continue reading

David lands Goliath!

At 5:30 a.m. while most of the rest of us were asleep Saturday morning, David Harrell motored into the back of Stowe Creek, cut off his motor on the edge of a grassbed and waited to catch a big bass. It was more than just a fishing trip. He was one of the 200+ contestants … Continue reading

Hack attack

Despite being a fish-crazy state and formerly known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise”, Louisiana hasn’t produced a lot of professional bass fishermen that reach the top of the game. One that has is pro angler Greg “Hack” Hackney of Gonzales, who for a few years, lived in our backyard over in Oak Ridge in Morehouse Parish. … Continue reading

Thanks, Dad

I originally wrote and published this article in the News-Star on Sunday, June 19, 1988. My parents are both gone on to be with the Lord now, but I hope you enjoy it and are able to still tell your Dad “thanks” on this Father’s Day weekend. ******************* Thanks, Dad. Thanks for taking me fishing … Continue reading

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