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Two days on the Ouachita

I was blessed with two great days of fishing and sightseeing this week on the Ouachita River and Bayou D’Arbonne along with my son, Adam, and Nick Young of Farmerville. By the way, if you’ve been needing rain around the Sterlington area to north Monroe or around D’Arbonne Bayou south, you can thank us. It … Continue reading

River drawdown will impact fish

  Set aside politics, trust and communication issues and all that and let’s get down to an important question regarding the drawdown of the Ouachita River. How will it affect fish populations? Of course, nobody knows that for sure. And while they aren’t the most important question about this big, beautiful river, the following are … Continue reading

Something was “miss”ing

What was “miss”ing? Yep, fish. That’s cause we missed the fish. There should be a word for unintentional catch and release. Never mind. There are several. But we won’t print them here. Twelve times.  That’s ten +  two.  Twelve. A dozen.  One less than unlucky. Sure, you usually miss a fish or two every trip. … Continue reading

It’s simple

It’s really very simple, you know: 1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

River Week – Part 4

The river: keeping a promise (Part 4 of a four-part series) The list of people who have kept watch over the Ouachita River environment is long…too long to put here. Some like Dr. Michael Caire of West Monroe and Jim Hall of Ruston, who founded SORE (Save the Ouachita River Environment) in the 1980’s, are … Continue reading

River Week – Part 3

BEFORE WE PROCEED WITH PART 3 – AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BOAT RAMPS ON THE RIVER. As of tonight (July 10), all major boat ramps on the Ouachita between Columbia and Felsenthal are closed due to the current drawdown until further notice! Please be advised. For more info: http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Several-Ouachita-River-boat-ramps-closed-487709091.html River Talk: What they said then … Continue reading

It’s River Week – Part 2

The Treasure of the Ouachita River (Second in a four-part series this week) One man’s meandering scenic river is another man’s boat channel. Most folks probably don’t remember 40 years ago when the Ouachita River almost became a ditch. I was one of six reporters who helped cover the story and put out a special … Continue reading

It’s River Week – Part 1

The awesome responsibility of the Ouachita River (First in a four-part series this week) Protecting the great resource we know as the Ouachita River is a great responsibility that requires all types of groups and individuals working together. Let me say this right up front: there are a lot of good folks that work for … Continue reading

A little faith

Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Surprise or no, the river IS falling

It’s not unusual for the Ouachita River level to slowly drop this time of year. Yesterday, I saw the Facebook post above and started to share it. But knowing how Facebook is today with people fabricating news and putting other people’s names by them, I was a bit skeptical.  But this one is legit. I … Continue reading

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