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Crappie University wraps up its fourth and final session tonight with a two-hour presentation from Farmerville resident and veteran fisherman Steve Danna. If he has any voice left, that is. Danna spent the past two weekends giving four seminars at Bass Pro in Shreveport and Denham Springs. Tonight he hits the stage in Bossier City … Continue reading

No vacation for the fish

  Fishing has been on again, off again the last few weeks on D’Arbonne. Some good bass are being caught, mostly moving up into staging areas for the spawn. A few are already being caught shallow. The water is getting warmer, but not quite to spawning warm. Stay tuned. Crappie seem to all still be … Continue reading

George, the amazing sight fisherman

I shared this in one of the first blogs I ever wrote several years ago. But it’s that time of year again and worth sharing… Do you know someone like my fishing buddy George? I’ll have to admit. On this particular trip, George was putting a whipping on me. On occasion, the two of us … Continue reading

Talking up UP

Minor Patton with the Union Parish Tourist Commission called Friday and said Rick Godley with Louisiana Road Trip Radio had made us an offer we couldn’t refuse. Rick doesn’t sound much like Marlon Brando, but I got the message. He wanted someone to talk up Union Parish on the Peach 99.3 radio in Ruston Saturday … Continue reading

Protect your heart

Stephanie Herrmann’s name appears on this site pretty regularly, usually concerning something to do with a two-ended paddle and a kayak. But today we are sharing one of her Facebook thoughts for the day. It’s an important “health tip” for protecting your heart. “Be” these attitudes. . .

Er…ah…well . . .

Er, okay…   This may be an exception to the normal rule, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” Actually, this is a bad day “at work” for these professional fishermen. Would you do this? Scenes from day two of the BASSmaster Elite bass tournament at Cherokee Lake in Tennessee. It … Continue reading

Crappie happiness; crappie madness

Crappie Happiness:  The ” Crappie Fishermen United Of Louisiana ” have chosen February 18, 2017 as their next tournament date and they are coming home to where it all started, Lake D’Arbonne. Pre-spawn fishing should be excellent and the event will give anglers a chance to hone their competitive skills a week before the big … Continue reading

A show of hands

Crappie are the new bass.  That’s what “they” say and I agree. At one time, there were more bass fishermen than crappie fishermen. They spent more money, had more gear, fished more tournaments and got most of the attention. That’s changing. But I don’t sell the bass anglers, short. They are still out there in … Continue reading

All eyes on the ‘Bone

Crappie Masters completed the first two tournaments of the 2017 tour and now all eyes turn to the next stop on Lake D’Arbonne for the upcoming two-day Louisiana State Championship February 24 & 25th. Richard and George Hughes caught two seven-fish limits weighing 25.18 pounds to win this past weekend’s Crappie Masters event on Florida’s … Continue reading

Absolute truth:

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

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