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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

How to get it started

No better way to start the day.

Yes, we have no bananas

No kidding — this comes straight from Snopes, the world’s leading authority on everything when you can’t trust what you’ve heard from CNN, politicians or your friends on the Facebook! “We can’t say how far back this superstition goes, but at least among sport fishermen there exists a belief that bananas on a boat are … Continue reading

ACT hits Ross Barnett

The American Crappie Trail is set to hold its second tournament of the 2018 season at Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi on April 20 & 21, 2018. That’s just a two-hour drive from Lake D’Arbonne Country. The lake is officially off limits to fishermen who will compete in the tournament, but if you haven’t … Continue reading

What are those guys fishing for?

You see some strange fishing rigs on Lake D’Arbonne this time of year, but there’s one boat hitting the lake this week that should really get your attention. No trolling motor. No four-stroke outboard. No Humminbird Helix 12.  And while they won’t take you fishing, you should come go aboard for a few minutes and … Continue reading

So God made a crappie

Fishermen needed something good to eat that not everybody would know about. So God made a crappie.  And he let a few wise and seasoned fishermen in on a secret about what to do with the crappie that they catch. Okay, now the secret is out… Filet about three or four  one pound crappie Save … Continue reading

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