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Missouri anglers show crappie!

Here are your 2018 Crappie Masters National Champions, Matthew Rogers and Baylor Mead. They are the winners of $34,100.00 in cash which included the Missouri Corn and American Ethanol $2000.00 bonus for using E10 Fuel in their boat. The tournament held on Truman Lake in Missouri was dominated by “Show Me” State anglers, including the … Continue reading


God has provided us many devices to enjoy life and to serve Him through. None of them have to be plugged in. Use them, not the wrong “devices”. “So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices. —  Psalms 81:12

Teal season has been tough

Louisiana’s early season teal season has pretty much been a bust. Dry and unseasonably hot weather, lack of rain and lower than usual numbers of birds made it a tough go. The special season runs from Sept. 15 – 30. Cooler temps this week and a lot of new water may help bring in a … Continue reading

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

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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

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