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More than the ACT going on

If you were on Lake D’Arbonne Saturday and you rode around any at all, you probably saw a huge number of boats — probably as many as you’ll see all year. The ACT held it’s first day of practice. The regular spring anglers were there, too. Spring break began for many area school systems. And … Continue reading

Name calling fish wars

I have a good friend who will not acknowledge any fish called a “crappie”. Even when people travel from around the country to his backyard to try and win thousands of dollars catching “crappie”, he would rather fight than bite on the “c” word. “Crappie fishermen….hrrrmmmpp! They don’t even know what they are catching,” he’ll … Continue reading

The key to peace

Sometimes we fish to get something to eat, sometimes it’s a competition. But most of the time it’s just to get away from it all and find a little relaxation and peace in this crazy world of ours. There’s a peace beyond that you can get from fishing, though. “ Peace I leave with you; … Continue reading

Even the playing field

Matt Morgan had a lot of ideas when he laid out the American Crappie Trail. One of them was to make the professional fishing circuit as professional as he could. One thing he set out to do was to attract local anglers, but also even the playing field for the touring pros that had to … Continue reading

Lining out the crappie

Now let me get this straight. And you better pay attention. We’re going to put two seats in the back of the boat, throw out curly tail Fin Spin lures in various colors from two sets of crappie poles, each set containing a six, 8 and 10 foot rod, to keep the baits separated. Then … Continue reading

LDWF to explain Bussey plan

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the progress of renovations at Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area Reservoir. The meeting will be Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Bastrop Visitor’s Center on North Washington Street. Better get there early to get a seat. … Continue reading

Countdown to ACT

At the end of next week, the National Champion of the American Crappie Trail will be crowned on Lake D’Arbonne. Things are gearing up for a big week. The lake is off limits right now to tournament fishermen, but final preparations are ongoing for the big show. Above is a look at some of the … Continue reading

BASS Classic action & more

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Cole Sands and Bailey Fain of Bryan College got ahead of Sunday’s unfavorable weather conditions, sacked up a five-bass limit that weighed 13 pounds, 11 ounces and won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic on Watts Bar Lake. The event was held in conjunction with the Bassmaster Classic this weekend. Congratulations to University … Continue reading

Stand your ground

Boy, if you don’t think God’s word is just as applicable today as ever, you need to check your lamp and make sure it is still plugged in. The dark world is alive and well and being served by people and a political party I never dreamed would turn their back on America, morality and … Continue reading

Live to bite another day

You think the American Crappie Trail National Championship is about catching lots of fish? It is to the contestants. But not to ACT President Matt Morgan. He’s already thinking past the bite, the catch and the weigh-in. He’s already thinking about throwing them back. And they haven’t even been caught yet. Seriously. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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