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Global Alarming

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”  — Genesis 8:22 A friend and former relative (he kicked me out of the family because I caught more fish than him) sent me this and I must pass it on: “What scares … Continue reading

Disturbing trend on the water…

We get news releases from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries every week. Most are about meetings, weed spraying on state lakes, etc. But the past month there have been some really disturbing news releases. And the trend is not good. With more and more people getting on the water, please make sure and … Continue reading

State Park Pool Will Open!

Well, if somebody wants to go swimming in Union parish this summer, they won’t have to follow the state’s advice to “go jump in the lake” after all. And if they want to camp and swim at a state park, they’ll come to Union Parish! Why? The Lake D’Arbonne State Park swimming pool will be … Continue reading

I wish I could…

Days like Monday afternoon — when the barometric pressure is falling between thunderstorms, the wind has stopped and left the water slick as glass and you find a spot where you can breathe among the lake bugs — I wish I could freeze that last 30 minutes or so of days like that. It was … Continue reading

$10,000 McBass!

There’s a $10,000 McBass swimming around in the waters of the Ouachita River. Maybe two… But the only way you can get one is to sign up for this year’s 24th annual Ronald McDonald House Ouachita River Big Bass tournament, one of the largest bass tournaments in the state. The tournament is this coming weekend, … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

Proverbs 31:25-30 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her … Continue reading

Fishing report

First of all, I really did NOT ask the guy above to help with this fishing report. But if I did… (Hey, it is funny). Fishing has been pretty good the past couple of weeks, but the spring run is definitely over. Believe it or not, there were still a few male white perch being … Continue reading

Fishermen speak up – bad fishing holes, part 2

Boat ramps, parking lots and access roads on Lake D’Arbonne are a key part of  furthering the lake’s value. The  following letters from D’Arbonne fishermen Clark Laborde and Heath Porter to our Senator Mike Walsworth are mainly about the Stowe Creek road and parking lot, but many feel that all the lake’s road, ramp and … Continue reading

Bad fishing “holes”….

I am proud to report that there is unprecedented and newfound interest in the last 18 months to help our area realize the true benefits of beautiful Lake D’Arbonne. The latest came to light in recent weeks as a result of discussions related to the first ever professional Crappie Masters tournament in Louisiana. The discussion … Continue reading

Mayhaw Festival this weekend!

There is no better jelly than mayhaw. And there’s no better place to get you some than at the 34th annual festival on May 8 & 9th, 2015, in Marion. The Festival begin in 1982 and is now sponsored by the Marion Fire Department. The Mayhaw Festival is held on the second weekend of May … Continue reading

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