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Catfish head stew

If you can’t catch anything else right now, you should be able to grab a box of red wigglers or Canadian cold worms and catch a mess of catfish. But when you finish cleaning them, don’t forget the most important part. Well, it could be the most important part . . . Eating the catfish. … Continue reading

Nuff said…

Time to celebrate the watermelon

Whether you like parades, eating watermelons or just spittin’ the seeds, make plans to attend the 55th annual Watermelon Festival in Farmerville on July 27 and 28. Friday’s events include a tennis tournament, bicycle and tricycle races, arm wrestling contest, watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, a best-dressed watermelon competition and a street dance. During … Continue reading

Update on river repairs

Friday, July 20:   Here’s the latest on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers current drawdown of the Ouachita River and the work on the Columbia Lock and Dam structure. Thanks to Shirley Smith with the Vicksburg Corps Community Services office for this information. ***************************** “The Corps closed Columbia lock and dam due to structural issues … Continue reading

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

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