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Up the creek without a paddle

Second of a three-part series Being up the creek with no paddle isn’t a problem for Scott Long. He doesn’t need a paddle. He just needs some good boots, a long stringer and a couple of white H&H spinnerbaits. And maybe a few tube jigs if the white perch are biting. And the bass better … Continue reading

The Long way to fishing fun

First of a three – part series Scott Long has found something that far, far too many fishermen don’t seem to have. Peace. Quiet. Solitude. Fun. A slower pace. A sense of adventure. Actual enjoyment. A brush with the past. And, maybe most important of all, the proper way to fry and eat fish. Actually, … Continue reading

Stealing from the preacher

Is it okay to steal from the preacher? I’m about to find out. I’m stealing this idea from my preacher, Bro. Bill Dye. In addition to preaching, ministering to one of the area’s largest churches and raising his own family, he writes a regular blog, too. I’m stealing one of his ideas here, because I … Continue reading

Fresh fish!

On our recent vacation, we toured Monticello, home of the author of our Declaration of Independence and former President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was a tinkerer and inventor at heart. His innovation was obvious around the property. The display of gadgets and practical items that had been preserved throughout his home and the surrounding plantation grounds … Continue reading

Here’s your sign…

A lot of folks have been wondering what’s going on BELOW the spillway at Lake D’arbonne the past few weeks. The DOTD is installing a big warning sign to keep boaters away from the spillway on the downstream side. This area has been restricted since the installation of the new tainter gates. It hasn’t been … Continue reading


Most writeups on the Louisiana forum of crappie.com are fishing reports or members asking questions about how to do this or that. But occasionally a personal story there just focuses on what happens to fishermen sometimes. You thought you had a bad day fishing? Consider this post, “Sploosh! Man Overboard on the Mementau”, posted by … Continue reading

A midsummer night’s dream

Crappie Fishermen: DO NOT WATCH THIS WITHIN TWO HOURS OF BED TIME OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SLEEP. THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING!!!! This video was posted on YouTube from a Kansas Reservoir — shot under a floating boat dock. Oh my….

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Wham Brake work to delay filling

Teal flying into Wham Brake looking for water this early this fall may feel like shoppers at Sam’s looking for a short line at the checkout counter. There may not be any. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising Wham Brake waterfowl hunters that construction will begin on the water control structures … Continue reading

Legends – Part 2

*****  Second of a two-part series  ***** We mentioned yesterday that a contact with Scott Davis, Sr., a high school administrator who also hosts the Urban Tennessee Hunting TV show, was one of the highlights of a trip to Nashville this past weekend for locals Peyton McKinnie and Jerry Antley. Davis now plans to come … Continue reading

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