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Union Parish’s outdoor treasures go far deeper than big schools of bass, stringers of slab crappie and trophy deer. The same people that are your friends and neighbors living here in the parish are also part of the legendary outdoor resources that make this place special. The local Gazette newspaper features a group of “Outdoors … Continue reading

It’s on: Crappie Nationals

This weekend’s Crappie Masters National Championship on has more than its share of interest, especially in this area. That’s mainly because a slew of Louisiana anglers are fishing the event. And also because the tournament circuit’s Louisiana State Championship will be held right here on Lake D’Arbonne for the third time this coming spring. The … Continue reading

Crappiethon winners

Ronnie Turner and Roy Weaver of Calhoun caught seven crappie that weighed 10.23 pounds to win the Crappiethon tournament on the Ouachita River and Bayou D’Arbonne out of Joe Bob’s Saturday. Their big fish was 1.97 pounds, a whopper by summer standards. Sam Roberson of West Monroe fished alone, but came in second with 9.02 … Continue reading

She’s going down!

She’s going down! There are times you don’t want to hear this. Like when you are riding in your boat. Or when you are flying in a hot air balloon. Or when you are discussing LSU’s once promising football season… But this “she’s going down” is about Lake D’Arbonne. The every-four-year drawdown is underway and … Continue reading

Bow, Pray, Repeat

Pray II Chronicles 7:14 Each Day “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Pontoon boat for sale!

There are lots of advantages to having your own outdoor website. You never have to post pictures of small fish that you catch. You never have to admit you didn’t catch anything or missed a big deer. And if you get ready to sell your pontoon boat, you can advertise for free. Yes. I’m selling … Continue reading

Marion man lands $11,000 bass!

There just aren’t many words to describe how Paul Smith of Marion felt when he laid his 15.90 inch largemouth bass on the scales at the Sealy Big Bass Splash on Lake Fork Texas. The digital scales showed 2.52 pounds, then the fish wiggled and the scale re-calibrated at 2.51 pounds for a split second, … Continue reading

No Santa, just magic…

If you saw this photo on your deer cam, you’d think Santa Claus had been in the area and you’d dream of him coming back to see you on opening morning, right? Well, this doesn’t have anything to do with Santa Claus, but it is “magic”. Actually, it’s a photo of a big buck bachelor … Continue reading


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Drawdown update

78.79 feet at 5:45 p.m. Friday night. Hundreds of stumps showing. Hundreds more right below the surface. Be careful out there. Still a ways to go.  

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