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Monday – fall continues

updated at 1:45 Monday, March 14 Lake D’Arbonne continues a steady fall. The USGS chart is up and running again this morning. As of 12:45 p.m. Monday the lake is at 85 feet. The crest was on Saturday at 89.89. The USGS information has been an invaluable tool during this flooding, first by predicting the … Continue reading

Sunday night update

updated 9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13 Lake D’Arbonne continues to fall. We got some heavy rain in the area beginning just a few minutes ago. It is not anticipated that these will have a serious impact on the lake at this point. The USGS gauge on Lake D’Arbonne that has been giving us great numbers … Continue reading

Saturday night update

** updated at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12 Lake D’Arbonne continues a slow drop. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Lake D’Arbonne was at  87.82  feet, a full foot lower than 24 hours before. In our previous two reports, at 8:00 a.m. Saturday the lake was 88.49 feet. It had been at 88.89 at 8 p.m. Friday … Continue reading

It is falling

Updated 8:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12 Two important items: First, the lake crested Friday night! Second, please be reminded that the LAKE IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED TO MOTORIZED BOAT TRAFFIC except for emergency situations. Waves from boats cause unnecessary damage. If you see anybody on the lake, report it to law enforcement. Lake D’Arbonne actually stopped … Continue reading

Latest Friday Lake Report

****  updated 8 p.m., FRIDAY, March 11 Friday night, it appears that Lake D’Arbonne’s flood level is about to start leveling out. The lake may not reach the 90.0 predicted crest, but it will be close. At least the sun shined through late Friday for the first time in days. At 8 p.m. Friday night,  … Continue reading

WARNING: Lake may hit 88-feet PLUS

updated 5:52 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 It’s apparently going to be even worse than we expected earlier today, according to the latest U.S. Geological Survey projections. Lake D’Arbonne may rise to 90 feet – 10 feet over flood stage — by Friday night. If you have a boat in your boat house, raising it isn’t … Continue reading

NO fisherman left behind…

rief but totally unprofessional fish estimates for Lake D’Arbonne indicate that the 16,000 acre lake has approximately 1,301,416 catchable size crappie. That’s about 80 crappie per acre. Saturday, I estimate all but 364 of them saw one or more crappie lures or a shiner on a hook! Okay, maybe I made up those numbers. But … Continue reading

Open your eyes…

It’s amazing what you can see when you just stop . . .    and open your “eyes” Ephesians 1:18 “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”

The real “green” in green trout

Some people jokingly call them “green trout”. No joke. And here’s the funny part — they really are. Green trout, that is. As in $$$$Green$$$$. Starting today, the 2016 BASSMaster Classic is underway in Oklahoma on Grand Lake. That’s an apt name for the site where 55 professional anglers fish for laregmouth bass (aka green … Continue reading

Roll that fishing footage…

Hope you enjoy this video from Crappie Masters on D’Arbonne…courtesy of Marion State Bank and  lakedarbonnelife.com Roll that beautiful fishing footage…

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