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BSCA at the ‘Bone

The Bayou State Crappie Association (BSCA) is hosting their end of year Banquet on the ‘Bone this Saturday. The group will be headquartered out of Cabin #9 at the D’Arbonne State Park, according to founder and event organizer Brandon Jennings. That’s the first cabin on your left as you enter the cabin drive area. “We … Continue reading

What comes after Perchfest?

First there was “Get Your Jig On”. Then there was “Perchfest”. What’s next? CRAPPIETHON. It’s the third summer crappie get-together for the Crappie Fishermen United of Louisiana, a mostly-local group of crappie chasers that will be back on the Ouachita River September 24th out of Joe Bob’s. Here’s the official rundown:  8 pole or less; … Continue reading

Scary, isn’t it?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen boaters flying out across this flat in Lake D’Arbonne when the water was at normal levels, or running full speed between these two “Boat Lane” markers. Scary, isn’t it? This photo is from the last drawdown in 2012 with the lake down five feet. So when … Continue reading


Oh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming. And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that … Continue reading

Bayou Pirates hit D’Arbonne

The Bayou Pirates are coming to D’Arbonne. If you are a kayak fisherman and like to bass fish, you need to check this out. There will be a Bayou Pirates Kayak Fishing Tournament on Lake D’Arbonne Saturday, September 17th 6:00 am – 2:45 pm . It’s a one day tournament launching out of the State … Continue reading

Fish are in hot water!

You think YOU want it to cool off? What about the fish? This was a snapshot of my depth finder Monday afternoon. Notice that little number below the 6.4 (that’s how deep the water was). That 93.2 F — that’s the water temperature. There was a little group of something floating around about 3 feet … Continue reading

big buck

Union Parish Big buck chasers  – don’t forget to buy your “Big Buck Contest” ticket from the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce. If you have a ticket and kill the biggest buck of the year in the parish, you’ll win $1,000! And the proceeds go to help make this a better place to live…and hunt. … Continue reading

Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It pays tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country through capitalism, not socialism. People who labor deserve the recognition and … Continue reading

Dock & pier work – do it right!

The plug will be pulled next week on Lake D’Arbonne for the quadrennial five-foot drawdown. Now there will be a mad dash this fall and early winter to make repairs and do construction on piers, boathouses and decks over the water, especially after this spring’s record flooding. Every four years (that’s the quadrennial part), the … Continue reading

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