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The Jig Is Up!

lakedarbonnelife.com  has been on the water chasing crappie again and trying to find ways to help you catch more fish.  Here are three solid tips for successful fishing with a jig from “Hill’s Perch” on the shores of Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville.   Roll that famous fishing footage…   Special thanks to the Union Parish Tourist … Continue reading

Patience and wisdom

Proverbs 14:29  “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” James 1:5  “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” How many times have we asked, “Lord, please give me patience and wisdom”???? … Continue reading

Catch A Special Thrill

Last year’s C.A.S.T tournament for children with special needs was a touching moment for everyone involved. For the kids involved, it was a special thrill for sure. This year’s event is set for D’Arbonne Pointe on Lake D’Arbonne. If you have a child with special needs or know someone who does, check out this site. … Continue reading

Bozo Coolers

Here’s what happens when you sell the circus to Bozo the Clown:  Austin, Texas-based Yeti was founded by brothers Roy and Ryan Seiders, two sportsmen who decided to make coolers for the luxury outdoor market rather than for mass discount retailers. Then they sold majority ownership of Yeti to Cortec Group Management Services, a private … Continue reading

Locals dot tournament landscape

We’ve found that most people’s interest in fishing is centered more around the recreational aspect of it than following competitive events. But that doesn’t change the fact that tournaments of all shapes and sizes are a huge part of today’s fishing scene. This past weekend proves that. And if you think that is something going … Continue reading

Health food for your soul

Barnett ACT has strong local flavor

When the American Crappie Trail’s second tournament of the year hits Ross Barnett Reservoir just a couple of hours away near Jackson, Miss., it will have a lot of folks around here taking notice. There are  teams from Louisiana entered in the big event with most of those having ties to Lake D’Arbonne Country. Here’s … Continue reading


A lot of times, I keep fishing lures in a waterproof container in my waterproof boat compartments. That way I don’t have to carry around a bunch of tackle boxes all the time and I always have a good selection of lures. But at today’s prices, I decided I better check on one of my … Continue reading

Getting a jump on the river

Two things I can tell you. One, crappie fishing the Ouachita River next month weeks won’t be anything like it will be this summer. The river will most likely be extremely high on May 26. Two, any time you can spend on the river will help you catch more fish this summer. How do those … Continue reading

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