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No more ducks. No more Dynasty

We interrupt crappie fishing season to bring you something that does not make me happy, happy, happy. The popular Louisiana reality show, Duck Dynasty will air its last episode on A&E Wednesday night, March 29, at 8 p.m.  It’s been five years since the first one aired in March of 2012. Maybe it was time … Continue reading

ACT brings big week to the ‘Bone

It’s going to be a big week on the ‘Bone. The newly formed American Crappie Trail hits the water on Lake D’Arbonne this week. After a 10-day off limits period for tournament anglers, practice begins on Monday and goes through Thursday. The actual tournament will be Friday and Saturday with take-off and weigh-in at D’Arbonne … Continue reading

Good cheer

Trusting and following God is serious business. It’s an eternal business. Those that miss that bus are in for a long, hot, rough ride. But God loves us to smile. He loves us to laugh. When I saw the following I had to laugh, and I think it would make him laugh. At least now … Continue reading

Lake D’Arbonne Night Light

Who’s scared of the dark?  Not me, especially when I’ve got my Humminbird Helix 9 Night Light. Fishermen don’t ever grow up, their night lights just get more expensive… Hey, you can still see the fish down there in the dark! But when the big motor’s running, you have to keep your eyes on the … Continue reading

Why D’Arbonne?

There are about as many good crappie lakes in America than there are colors, styles, shapes and sizes of crappie jigs on the market today. So how did the brand new national American Crappie Trail end up picking Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville for one of it’s March 31-April 1 tournament, one of five regular season … Continue reading

Part 3: 12 months of deer

This is part three 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 his insights, tips and ideas in this new monthly lakedarbonnelife.com  feature. Spring is here and … Continue reading

Yes, this is so 80’s…

Oh my. I’ve been chasing fish with words for  a long time.  More than 40 years to be almost exact. And yes,  this is so 80’s . . . I’ve been blessed with some wonderful fishing times, experiences and memories. There aren’t many that can top the day featured in the video linked below from … Continue reading

Is that the lake singing?

This was sent to me by a distant relative twice removed who is also a traveling preacherman. It comes from the website  http://www.creationmoments.com/   and it was so interesting, I had to pass it on to you: * * * * * * * * * * * “It’s a quiet, cool, overcast morning at the lake. … Continue reading

ACT 2: Starring D’Arbonne crappie

The American Crappie Trail kicked off this past weekend with its initial tournament on Grenada Lake in Mississippi. Next up: Act 2, starring the crappie of  Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville. The tournament will be held March 31-April 1 out of D’Arbonne Pointe. If you are thinking about fishing the tournament, it’s important you watch the … Continue reading

Hypothesis proven + more

The text message from Mike Wood asked, “You want to go fishing?” What the former LDWF Director of Inland Fisheries and fisheries biologist extraordinaire meant in technical terms was, “I have an angling hypothesis I desire to put to field examination. Would you like to enlist in the expedition?” Either way, the answer is always, … Continue reading

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