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 there was even more.
There were two local tournaments with a lot of interest. First, a crappie tournament held by the Louisiana Hunters for Heroes featuring veterans as their guests.
That event was won by Richard Lane and Heath Porter with 11.12 lbs. Thirty seven teams fished the annual event.
Other top finishers were Mike Moore and Henry Green with 10.7; Dylan and Lavelle Paschal with 8.98; Danny Boyd and Jonathan Bryant with 8.56; Dennis Bratton and Glynn Nelson with 8.56 (Boyd Bryant’s big fish was 1.45 to 1.44 for Bratton/Nelson); Danny Batten and David Warhime with 8.38 and Kenny Maynor and James Morris with 8.17. Congratulations to everyone who fished and guided in this worthwhile event to salute those who serve our country! And thanks to all the volunteers who worked to put this together.
A group of area bass fishermen also came together to fish in the Paul Gammill Memorial Tournament on Lake Darbonne. Congratulations to Patrick Daniel and Blake Eppinette for their 20.40 winning weight worth $2,400. That was a five-fish limit. There was a great turnout with 72 teams and a great memorial for Paul Gammill and his family.
Other top finishers include 2nd – 20.12 – Kris Fulmer & John Bradford; 3rd – 15.94 – Justin Martin & Andy Bright; 4th – 15.10 – Courtney Harris & Corey Harris; 5th – 14.98 – Phillip Boatwight & Timmy Williams; 6th – 14.67 – Grady Rhinehart & Jimmie Farrar; 7th – 14.44 – Danny Owen and Big Bass – 5.81 – Brian Leonard & Cliff Bouwel.
Thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen as well.