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Major deer hunting mistake

You’ve scouted and set up your climber about 20 yards from a trail with cameras showing steady buck traffic. You know when that big one is probably coming by and you’ve practiced shooting that bow and arrow until your forearm is sore. Thursday, Oct. 1,  it’s opening morning for archery hunting in Areas 1 & … Continue reading

Winners: Bullitt tournament, Crappie Masters

The hourly winners shown above, from left: Terry Morris, Sontus Mitchell, Thomas McMillan, Jeb Guice, Jamie Albritton Catching big bass is usually a spring thing. But at Lake D’Arbonne it goes all year long. Just take a look at these bass caught at the Scott Bullitt Big Bass Tournament this past weekend on the lake. … Continue reading

It was a good day

Some days are just better than others. It wasn’t just about the fishing or the food or the prize money or the music Saturday at Lake D’Arbonne. It was about good people. A good cause. And a good time. The Scott Bullitt Big Bass Tournament was put on by a group of local fishermen and … Continue reading

Be glad in it

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

It’s a BIG weekend

Let’s get right to it: It’s a big outdoor weekend!’ No. 1 –– The Scott Bullitt Benefit Big Bass tournament kicks off today on Lake D’Arbonne. If you haven’t already registered, you can do so by going to and signing up on line. It’s going to be a great day to go fishing and it’s … Continue reading

Godwin’s secret crappie weapon

NOTE:  Click “Lake D’Arbonne hits the big time” in the recent posts column to the right to hear Katie Knight’s  “Lake D’Arbonne” song!   Do you think a big old Kentucky Lake crappie would bite a curly-tail plastic jig long-lined from a 16-foot Duck Commander jig pole with a HAM SAMMICH trailer on it? Well, … Continue reading

Lake D’Arbonne “hits” the Big Time!

You know you’ve hit the big time when a Nashville country music singer records a song about you. Welcome to the big time, “Lake D’Arbonne”. I hope it’s a big “hit”!!! Local singer Katie Knight is busy developing a singing career in Music City, but she found time to write and sing a song about … Continue reading

Crappie anglers head north to Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake in the eastern United States. It backs up the Tennessee River for 184 miles and spans nearly the entire width of Tennessee into Kentucky. At normal operating level, it covers 160,300 acres. It’s a maze of islands inlets plus wide open spaces. Why does that matter to North … Continue reading

Something to remember every day

Bullitt says “thanks”; You can still help

Thursday evening, May 21, 2015, Scott Bullitt experienced the darkest side of human behavior. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent was shot in the back and suffered a severe back/spinal injury on what seemed like a routine stop. Since that time, Scott has experienced the brighter side of human behavior as he … Continue reading

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