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It’s crappie.com time on D’Arbonne

Want to pass a good time fishin’, eatin’ and crappie fishing?

You might want to give DocWaldo a shout the next couple of days and meet up with the Crappie.com followers at their annual Fall gathering at the fabulous Lake D’Arbonne State Park this weekend, October 24, 25 & 26. And as you’d expect, they’ll be staying in cabins, campers, tents and maybe even a couple out under a picnic table somewhere. There aren’t any rules — just have fun, eat well and be nice. How can you beat that? Oh yes, and catch crappie. And the good news is, it looks like the fish are starting to cooperate a bit.

Southern Chuter with some nice crappie caught on D'Arbonne this weekend

Southern Chuter with some nice crappie caught on D’Arbonne this weekend

If you want more information, contact DocWaldo (Mark Weldon of Bossier City). If you’d like to contact him about the annual gathering, get on crappie.com and message him or call at 318.272.8069 (cell) or 318.747.5383 (home).

If you want to find out more, join (it’s free) or just check out crappie.com, just go to their site online. If you want to find what we’ve written about crappie.com just type that in the “search bar” on the home page of lakedarbonnelife.com and pick one.

Crappie.com has a home page with all kinds of crappie fishing stories and reports and has numerous state forums. They share fishing information, photos, tales (of which I am sure all are true) and occasionally rib each other!  If you want to find out more about the D’Arbonne gathering, go to crappie.com; click on “forums”; scroll down to Louisiana and “click” again. I guess for this site, “tap” might be a more proper term than click!. And a word of advice to some of my fellow red-neck fishing buddies or cajun buddies. Don’t try to go to whiteperch.com or sacalait.com.  That’s an empty hook. Gotta go crappie on this one.  The “food thread” on the Louisiana FORUM is already looking good — blackberry cobbler, quail eggs, fried quail (I feel a discussion coming — which came first, the quail or the egg….), all kinds of cakes, baked beans and brisket, deviled eggs, chicken/sausage gumbo, onion rings, etc. etc. There’s a big pot luck supper on Friday night and everybody contributes fish from their trips for a fish fry on Saturday night. Everybody signs up to bring something so there is plenty of food.

Look out, D’Arbonne crappie!

PS – We’ll have a followup report on the weekend and a crappie.com fishing report next week!


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