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D’Arbonne crappie like the Rattler!

Crappie Masters is coming to Lake D’Arbonne, Lake Claiborne and Caney Lake on April 18! It’s the largest crappie tournament organization in the country and draws folks from all over the country. Also, it’s the first ever Crappie Masters tournament in Louisiana, so it will be quite a big deal. On top of all the … Continue reading

Union, Claiborne among top turkey parishes

John Hanks spends more time talking turkey than most. That’s because it is his job. As Private Land Biologist Supervisor for the North Mississippi Alluvial Valley area with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, he keeps up with everything turkey in a 12-parish area around Monroe. Based on information that he and others in … Continue reading

Be Happy

Proverbs 16:20  He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he. Our Pastor just finished an eight week series preaching from the Bible on happiness and contentment. The scriptures bring forth a consistent message – when things are great, we are to be happy. When things … Continue reading

Best fishing report of the year?

This fishing report shapes up as the best so far in 2015. For one thing, there really haven’t been that many good fishing reports. But mostly, it’s because the fish are starting to bite on Lake D’Arbonne and some other area lakes. The long, cold, wet, dreary winter is taking one last gasp today and … Continue reading

Are you a Crappie Master?

Mike Vallentine, president of Crappie Masters, wants to make one thing perfectly clear: “We have guys who travel around the country fishing in our tournaments, but a lot of the time, it is the local guys who win the big prizes in our events,” Vallentine said. “We want people in northeast Louisiana to understand that … Continue reading

This happy

You know what, I’m going to pause between fishing reports and outdoor reporting and just tell you this: That big, yellow sun that popped out yesterday…it made me happier than a turtle on a log in the springtime! Looks like I was not alone.  

More Kings photos

This past weekend’s King of Kings tournament was a big success on Lake D’Arbonne. The weather was horrible and conditions on the lake were less than favorable, but more than 100 anglers hit the water in search of the biggest bass and biggest white perch. The winners, Monk Anderson (bass) and Andy Taylor (crappie) took … Continue reading

A day for Kings

As you regular readers know, I devote Sunday’s post to a Bible verse and a brief commentary. Since Saturday was the “King of King” bass and crappie tournament on D’Arbonne, I thought it was a good time to remind folks of the real King of this world, and this simple, but true Psalm: “For God … Continue reading

King of Kings Saturday

One fish. One big fish. That’s all it will take for somebody to win $500 for the biggest white perch and $500 for the biggest bass in the first King of Kings tournament. The details are below. It should be a fun event. You can fish anywhere on the lake and the big fish in … Continue reading

A plethora of lures

It’s been pretty well documented – crappie fishing is cranking up a bit late this year on Lake D’Arbonne and other area lakes. Unlike hunting, fishing doesn’t go by a certain season. We can show up to “play” anytime we want, but the game isn’t on until the fish show up with the ball. Know … Continue reading

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