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The lake night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all across the lake Only two ducks were still stirring, a hen and a drake. The yo-yo’s were hung on the boat dock with care, In hopes some big crappie would soon swim up there; The coots were nestled all snug by the shore, They were there by the … Continue reading

Ms. Laverne’s fishing tales

One of the great joys I get from writing about the outdoors is hearing from folks. My favorite this year was a letter, a real handwritten letter using pen and paper and sent through the U.S. mail in an envelope with a stamp on it! It was from a lady I did not know, nor … Continue reading

A very special “Thank You”

This time of year around the holidays, I share a list of things I’m thankful for and feel blessed for having in my outdoor life.  Included in that are knowing those who helped bring you lakedarbonnelife.com in 2017. They are our sponsors. Our local sponsors include The Union Parish Tourist Commission, Marion State Bank, Preaus … Continue reading

There’s a new big boy in town!

Move over, guys. There’s a new big boy in town. It’s the new leader in the Union Parish Big Buck Contest. It’s a 12 point that was scored at 146 7/8 by local deer expert Greg Hicks. The big deer was killed Saturday afternoon in Union Parish by Paul Zachry of West Monroe. The monster … Continue reading

What Christmas is all about

Crappie confidence & the crowds

How about a three-part series of top crappie fishing tips from lakedarbonnelife.com and a fellow named “Nick” for Christmas… Last of a 3 part series If you’ve ever crappie fished on Lake D’Arbonne in the winter, you understand this one. “I honestly believe that if you could get 10 volunteers to go fish out at … Continue reading

53: Nick’s Magic Number

How about a three-part series of top crappie fishing tips from lakedarbonnelife.com and a fellow named “Nick” for Christmas… Part 2 of a 3 part series Nick Young believes that one thing above all others triggers crappie movements. Temperature. And his magic number is 53 degrees. “You’ll get all kinds of opinions on this, but … Continue reading

“Channel” your inner crappie!

How about a three-part series of top crappie fishing tips from lakedarbonnelife.com and a fellow named “Nick” for Christmas… Part 1 of a 3 part series Crappie on Lake D’Arbonne are in transition right now. A good number of crappie have been gathering in the channels and have been biting fairly well for a couple … Continue reading

Shopping? Or Preparing?

Stop. Take time to properly prepare your heart for this season. Now.  

The $1,236.14 deer

WARNING Deer hunters:  DO NOT let your wives read this!! Also, the following photo may also be offensive to those that don’t know PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals or those that do actually understand basic economics. Here’s something you don’t see every day. A $1,236.14 deer. Well, two big sacks of what’s left … Continue reading

Marion State Bank

BnM Fishing

Wood Marine of Ruston

600 East Georgia Ave * Ruston (318) 202-3802

SIMMONS’ SPORTING GOODS

Union Parish Sheriff’s Office

Eagle Point Boat & RV storage

Eagle Point Boat & RV storage. Call (318) 368-8400 or (318) 245-4170 for your Boat or RV spot today. Electricity available at each site; water and RV sewer dump and 24-hour video surveillance.

PREAUS MOTORS

THE CITY OF FARMERVILLE