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Today’s outdoor tidbits

Today we’ve got  several things: a word about the weather, a short fishing report and a followup to D’Arbonne’s spot on Duck Dynasty.

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 6.34.37 PMFirst,  the weather: It has been unseasonably cool this week, but it should get hot again tomorrow. Don’t like the weather here? How about these extremes? The world’s lowest temperature yesterday was99 degrees at the Dome A weather station in Antarctica. The world’s highest temperature was 121 degrees in Jahra, Kuwait.

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Second, Schooling bass are pretty sporadic with some good catches on Lake D’Arbonne. Fishing around the edges of grass beds or on the channel humps that have grass are producing some good ones. Bream and catfish are also biting on worms or crickets. The Ouachita River has produced some good catches of bass up in the sloughs and on the river points and tops. Crappie fishing is still fair in the sloughs and bayous around tops fishing 3-4 feet deep. Water is pretty clear in most areas.

Black Bayou is producing some good bream catches in the open areas of the grass. Crickets or worms are working and so are grass lowefishshrimp, if you are willing to put in the time to catch them. No reports on bass. Fishing has been pretty good for bass at Cheniere Lake where the fish are schooling. Topwaters and shallow-running shad imitations are working.

Bass are also schooling at CANEY LAKE and hitting the same type lures. Some good ones are being caught on big worms on the humps and deep tops, but fishing is pretty slow. A few good catches of crappie are also being made deep.

You best bet for action at Lake Claiborne is the stripers real early and real late. Bass fishing has been fair at night, if you like fishing with the bats. 

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And third, a couple more comments about Lake D’Arbonne being featured on Duck Dynasty this week. Wow!  Lakedarbonnelife.com had more than 500 hits within 24 hours of the show as a result of people “googling” things like lake darbonne, robertson on d’arbonne, how big is darbonne, fishing at darbonne, etc., plus our regular readers.  It backs up something I’ve learned in the past few years. People use on-line sites to answer their questions and find out information in amazing numbers. For those of you who are new to this site, I hope you found it informative and got what you were looking for.

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Today’s outdoor tidbits

  1. I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now. I really enjoy it. I’ll be making my first trip up to D’Arbonne the week of Aug 25th. I’m staying in the state park. Now, the only boat I have is my kayak. But, I can cover a good bit of water in it. I’ve done trips well over 5 miles. I was wondering if you can maybe give me a few pointers on bass on that side of the lake? I’ve read that LDWF placed some artificial reefs around the lake and one is right by the park. Do you know if they have been holding fish? And one last question… are there any guides on the lake, preferably crappie? I really appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks!

    Posted by Ryan | August 16, 2014, 12:3611:43 am
  2. I was one of those that looked at your site. However, I don’t have cable TV, I just enjoy the read. Keep at it.

    Posted by lookn fishy | August 15, 2014, 12:361:18 am

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