Archive for

Crappie Masters title on the line

There’s another big national crappie tournament with plenty of local interest coming up this week — the Crappie Masters National Championship on Truman Lake out of Clinton, Missouri. It won’t be close to us, but it has major implications for our area with the huge interest in this crappie trail. ” This is  my 6th … Continue reading


Psalm 37:4 4 Take delight in the Lord,     and he will give you the desires of your heart.

NHF Day Saturday!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will host National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) events tomorrow —   Saturday, Sept. 22  — in four locations throughout the state, including West Monroe.  If you’ve got young folks in your family this is a great way to spend part of a Saturday learning about and celebrating … Continue reading

The boys are back in town!

Bass fishing isn’t just for grizzled old veterans anymore. The young guys are starting to show everybody else how it’s done. Check out the results from this past weekend’s Louisiana National Guard open high school bass tournament at Hooks’ Marina on Caney Lake. Big bass & 1st place –  Caden Smith/Bo Hatton 20.21 pounds (big … Continue reading

Saterfiel, Hemphill cash in on crappie

You know what the difference between 27.94 pounds of crappie and 28.17 pounds of crappie?  West Monroe’s Matt Saterfiel and Peyton Hemphill do. It’s $16,700. They know because that’s the difference between first and second place in this past weekend’s American Crappie Trail tournament on Grenada Lake in Mississippi. The local duo finished second to … Continue reading

Start the day

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. — James 5:13


The hashtag ending on the American Crappie Trail Facebook page Thursday morning pretty much said it all for ACT founder Matt Morgan: #largestqualifyingpayoutever When Morgan started up the American Crappie Trail, his vision was the create a crappie trail that would showcase the professionalism of crappie fishermen and the products of the crappie fishing industry … Continue reading

We will never forget

It has nothing to do with hunting and fishing, but it has everything to do with hunting and fishing. So it has a place on this website. That’s the way I see it. No other place in the world offers citizens the privilege and the responsibility of protecting freedom and the right of pursuing happiness. … Continue reading

Deer dreams

Labor Day weekend usually starts it. Deer hunters start sensing that opening day they have marked on their calendar — either for archery, primitive weapons or regular gun season —  suddenly seems closer than it did before. Hunters are preparing to go to the woods with all kinds of expectations. To see and get the … Continue reading

There’s a life lesson here

Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Marion State Bank

BnM Fishing

Wood Marine of Ruston

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


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.