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Lights, camera, action on D’Arbonne!

Lake D’Arbonne and Union Parish tourism have gotten a lot of good press in the past couple of years. That got another big boost Thursday when a group of local and area media were special guests at a Union Parish Outdoor Media Day hosted at D’Arbonne Pointe. It turned out to be a beautiful day … Continue reading

Crappie Masters fishing report

A strange hush has fallen over Lake D’Arbonne, Claiborne and Caney the past week. The area’s top crappie fishermen have suddenly become more tight lipped than a post-spawn crappie looking for a sunken brushtop. What about the where, how and what part of catching crappie? Not many are talking. The reason? It’s this weekend’s Crappie … Continue reading

We pause from fishing…

It’s time to take a break from fishing and focus on a big event that’s coming up in this area. It won’t draw hundreds of thousands of visitors or get coverage in the New York Times, but you can bet that the 40th annual Corney Creek Great Outdoors Festival in Bernice will be fun for … Continue reading

Crappie Masters week is here!

Crappie Masters week is here and we’ve come up with a Question & Answer  primer so you can know more about the big pro tournament coming to our area Saturday! What is Crappie Masters? Crappie Masters is a professional crappie fishing organization with a goal of providing a professional crappie fishing trail for crappie anglers, … Continue reading

Someone who can

Every day we try to take care of ourselves, our families and our business. It’s often a struggle. It seems the harder we try, the more there is to do. Sometimes, we just need to have a little more faith. I know I do. I can’t handle it all. But I know someone who can. … Continue reading

D’Arbonne Pointe taking reservations!

D’Arbonne Pointe, Lake D’Arbonne’s newest, nicest and most convenient place to stay overnight in a modern cabin or in your own camper is now taking reservations! You can view detailed information online at: http://darbonnepointe.com It’s been a long process, but D’Arbonne Pointe has evolved into a beautiful destination for the whole family to enjoy! They … Continue reading

I should be ashamed

I know. I should be ashamed. But we’ve been catching a lot of fish this spring and through numerous fish frys, I’ve been feeding my guests “seconds” and I’ve been hoarding the best pieces of fresh fish for myself. I carefully filet the big white perch (crappie to you crappie masters…) and an occasional catfish, … Continue reading

A line I bet we all share

My fishing partner and I almost didn’t have time to go fishing the other afternoon after we finished up our hectic schedules as retirees. But there was an hour left in the day, counting the 15 minutes after official sundown where we could still see a glow in the Western sky to get home by… … Continue reading

The Rodney Dangerfield of bass

I have a good friend who is a big fisherman. He’s a purist, but can be pur-suaded to change from time to time. He used to be a purist largemouth bass fisherman. He changed. Now he’s a purist crappie fisherman. He’s also a purist hater of the poor little yellow bass. I don’t think that … Continue reading

He is risen!

Matthew 28: In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from … Continue reading

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