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Kings and cleanUP both Saturday

Remember Saturday (April 2) is the second annual King of King’s tournament on Lake D’Arbonne.   The fisherman (or fisherwoman) who catches the largest bass and the largest crappie will be crowned King for the year. You can get your tickets at the Chamber, TaterBugs or other local businesses Friday! Weigh-in will be at D’Arbonne Pointe. … Continue reading

Fishing with the crazies

About 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Central Whatever Time we go by now, Mr. C.A. Cornish sat on the tailgate of his 1958 gold and white Chevy pickup truck somewhere in Heaven and just shook his head. My former neighbor, who kept me a lot when I was a kid and taught me a lot about … Continue reading

Fish … or clean up

Huey Long, the “Kingfish”, wouldn’t like it. The former Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator was best known for his Share the Wealth Program under the Motto “Every Man A King” (Boy, he would feel back at home in Louisiana these days). Thus, he became the “Kingfish”.  Sorry, Kingfish. Move over. Come April 2, 2016, there … Continue reading

He is Risen!

Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything … Continue reading

Great crappie fishing, no Joshin’

Crappie fishing on Lake D’Arbonne the past few years has attracted a lot of media attention, fishing visitors from all over the country and the biggest crappie tournaments ever held in Louisiana. Now, it has attracted a newcomer to the lake who is turning fishing into more than fun. He’s trying to make a living … Continue reading


Unbelievable. It’s still bad everywhere. The floods have affected so many people; so many communities. And the recovery hasn’t even started yet. Area lakes and rivers have not seen this kind of statewide flooding since 1991. Maybe not even then. From Shreveport to Mer Rouge across the north. Floodwaters have covered homes and businesses that … Continue reading

Albritton, Dalrymple Major League champs

Just two days after Lake D’Arbonne was reopened to boat traffic following a week of closure due to historic high water, a group of talented local and area bass anglers got the bass fishing kicked off in style. Jamie Albritton and Scott Dalrymple took the win at the 1st D’Arbonne Major League Fishing tournament Saturday … Continue reading

Lake open; Where’s Freddy?

Lake D’Arbonne was apparently opened to boating again Wednesday afternoon after the lake barely edged below the 83-foot flood level at the spillway gauge.The reading was 82.9 at 6 p.m. Wednesday. I don’t like to second guess, but I have to say, I wish we would have waited for another foot drop before doing this. … Continue reading

FEMA includes Union

updated at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday We just got word that FEMA has included Union Parish in its list of parishes officially declared disaster areas. Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday afternoon, March 16, that the President has declared an 16 additional parishes federal disaster areas due to recent flooding, according to FEMA. Union is … Continue reading

Lake going down…

updated at 8:30 p.m. Monday Normally, we would be getting all up in arms at Lake D’Arbonne if the lake was reaching 84.5 feet. Now, we’re rejoicing that it is there instead of 90 feet! The lake continues to fall. The USGS graph showed it at 84.5 feet at the 8 p.m. reading. It’s predicted … Continue reading

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