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D’bone landings; Claiborne crappie

The boat landing at "Jake's" just off Hwy. 33.

The boat landing at “Jake’s” just off Hwy. 33.

We’re having a lot of guests at D’Arbonne this time of year and we get lots of questions about the best places to launch your boat. Here’s a quick look at the “landings”. Okay, let’s just call them boat launches.

Here’s a chart of available public landings with coordinates and a bit of information. The “Parking” column lists the normal number of trailers, but overflow parking is available on the roads at the ramps as well. Just be careful not to block access to the ramps or the roads!

When the fish are biting and the weather is pretty, bring an extra dose of patience with you when getting ready to launch your boat. Always have your boat ready to launch when it’s your turn and be willing to help others out. And be aware there are a lot of people on the channels fishing this time of year. That’s where the fish are biting and just because it is a “boat run”, it doesn’t mean its a speedway if someone else is sitting there.  I know when you spend $50,000 on a new bass rig, you want to let it rip, but let your common sense overcome your throttle finger this time of year. The channel bite won’t last that long. Besides, you are legally responsible for your actions and any unsafe activity on the water can be ticketed. Enforcement groups will be out in force during these busy days.

Just do the right thing. It makes it a lot more pleasant day!

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 And in other crappie news:

The Bayou State Crappie Association North held its area tournament on Lake Claiborne last weekend. Jason Thomas caught big crappie at 2.34 and teamed with Scott Johnson to win with 11.01 pounds. Wes Barmore and Mark Theodos were second; Jeremy McKinney and Kelly Billsborough third and Terry Richard/Casey Rayner were fourth.

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Crappie Club thanks their sponsors

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Jason Thomas with the big girl of the day!

To learn more about the club, check them out on FACEBOOK.



One thought on “D’bone landings; Claiborne crappie

  1. Not sure where you got that list but I’ve been looking for that for quite some time. I’ve put it on a google map to make my life a little easier but here is the link. Feel free to embed it in this article. https://goo.gl/PfSPJC

    If you have another list for other lakes in the area please let me know and I’ll do the same if you want.

    Could also use something like this for all the various names of parts of the lake. Not really easy to see when you aren’t on the boat road.

    Posted by MrPaul | February 17, 2016, 12:361:43 pm

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