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Part 2: 12 months of deer

Now, don’t get excited out there. You can NOT hunt deer 12 months a year. This is part two in a series of monthly looks at things you can do to be a more successful deer hunter by taking care of business all year long. We asked Dan Preaus of Ruston to share some of … Continue reading

An inside look at Crappie Masters!

Thanks to Sam and Craig Roberson with Seekers of Men for giving us some insights into fishing this past weekend’s Crappie Masters Louisiana State Championship. Brought to you by Marion State Bank! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Turners Win Crappie Masters!

It was the Paul and Elizabeth Turner show on D’Arbonne the past two days. The fishing couple from Tennessee are the 2017 Crappie Masters Louisiana State Champions. After two days of tough fishing conditions, the duo caught consecutive seven fish limits and bested 95 other teams to claim $7,000 in prize money and the coveted … Continue reading

Turners lead Crappie Masters

For a while this week, if you listened to any of the 96 teams in the Crappie Masters Louisiana State Championship on Lake D’Arbonne, you would have thought the fishing was going to be so tough Friday that even the liars wouldn’t catch anything. Then a 15 mile per hour wind hammered the lake most … Continue reading

Roll that Media Day footage!

Thursday we had a great time kicking off Crappie Masters with a fun time at Media Day held at D’Arbonne Pointe and sponsored by the Union Parish Tourist Commission. Prolific video editor Buster Craig of Marion State Bank has put together this fast-paced one-minute video shot by himself and lakedarbonnelife.com’s Kinny Haddox. Roll that Media … Continue reading

CM: Now it’s the real deal

Now, it’s time for the real deal. Nearly 200 of the best crappie fishermen from this area plus top professional fishermen from more than a dozen states hit the water Friday morning for Day 1 of the Louisiana State Championship presented by Crappie Masters. It’s a big deal. At stake? Nearly $40,000 in cash and … Continue reading

Crappie Battle Royale!

Most people know the big professional Crappie Masters Louisiana State Championship will be held this coming Friday and Saturday on Lake D’Arbonne. But only a handful of people knew about the fierce crappie fishing competition that was going on Wednesday morning on the lake. While boats of practicing competitors from around the south buzzed up … Continue reading

A Crappie Masters quiz

True or False questions: No. 1 — The crappie fishing practice was tough on Lake D’Arbonne Monday and Tuesday, especially in regards to consistent BIG ONES for the Crappie Masters Louisiana State Championship. No. 2 —  Many fishermen didn’t even fish Monday because they knew the rain Monday night and Tuesday (see yellow, red and … Continue reading

They’re here! Hide yo crappie!

It’s Crappie Masters Week on Lake D’Arbonne!  (*** Warning to Lake D’Arbonne Crappie:   Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband cuz they catchin ’em all up in here…) The Crappie Masters 2017 Louisiana State Championship kicks off Thursday night with registration followed by two days of competition Friday & Saturday on Lake … Continue reading

What do you see?

Do you see good or evil? Or both? It’s pretty  easy in the illustration above to see good and evil, but it’s pretty hard sometimes in this world we live in today. God gave us brains, a heart and a soul to help us understand the difference between good and evil. When we acknowledge him … Continue reading

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