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Fish Free! Win a Pole!

While the grownups are chasing big bass on D’Arbonne and the river in big bass tournaments, Saturday, June 10 is a great day to bring the kids fishing for free! The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with Louisiana State Parks will be hosting the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at the Lake D’Arbonne … Continue reading

Tupelo worms

Since Mike Wood has retired from the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, he hasn’t let many days go by that he wasn’t back in the outdoors — hunting, fishing, or helping manage some outdoor project. He serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald Big Bass tournament and other worthwile groups. He even has a fisheries … Continue reading

Happy Memorial Day

The reason that we are able to “celebrate” Memorial Day is because of thousands of brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country — they gave their lives in the defense of America. God Bless them and their families.  Make sure you let your family and friends know this isn’t just … Continue reading

Another famous fish

About three weeks ago, Beverly Brister caught a 12 pound bass out of her kayak on Lake D’Arbonne. More than 10,000 people clicked on this website and the corresponding Facebook page, it’s shares and other news sources to read about it. It became quite a famous fish. Now Bayou D’Arbonne has produced a famous fish, … Continue reading

I knew I’d like him

Even before I drove to meet Logan Mount to go bass fishing on the Cane River in Natchitoches a few days back, I knew I’d like him. That’s because the first time I “saw” him, it was on the stage of the BASSMaster Classic in New Orleans in 2011. Mount was one of the LSU … Continue reading

Crazy good advice

What should you do while the world goes crazy? Try 2nd Peter:  

The new “buzz”

Normally, I’m a Meriam-Webster dictionary kind of guy. I go with traditional definitions. But there’s one word where I may tend to go more with the Urban dictionary than old school. It’s “buzz”, defined according to traditional definition as “making a humming sound, like insects”. The Urban, or modern definition? “Anything that creates excitement or … Continue reading

Fish eating tips

No, I’m not talking about how to EAT FISH. I’m talking about what to eat WHEN you are fishing. Over the years, I’ve developed quite a scientific approach to eating while fishing. You can take the easy approach and eat cheese crackers and drink bottled water on the lake, but that won’t help your chances … Continue reading

Cooter and the tip of the week!

It’s hard to imagine anyone who has fished Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville during the last 45 years not stopping by Anderson’s Sports Center to get a bucket of shiners or a box of crickets or worms from Cooter Anderson. I can’t even remember the first time I did it, but I think it was way … Continue reading

Fitting for Mother’s Day

A Bible verse fitting the memory of Mom on Mother’s Day.  Ecclesiastes 2:24     “There is nothing better for a person than that they should eat and drink and find enjoyment in their toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can have enjoyment?” My Mom didn’t have … Continue reading

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