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“Fishing” redefined

There’s old saying that “fishing is a jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk on the other end.” Sometimes I represent that remark. Last week, I got to take a little tour of Lake D’Arbonne via Nick Young of D’Arbonne Lake Guide Service and the new Garmin Livescope depth finder technology. … Continue reading

What matters

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to … Continue reading

Pro Formula connection

The area was buzzing with pro crappie fishermen earlier this spring, and will be again this fall when the American Crappie Trail returns to the Ouachita River. One thing you quickly notice is the commitment of sponsors in the business to promote fishing and make fishing better. Competitive fishing gives sponsors a chance to showcase … Continue reading

Make Bass Majestic Again

Shhhh.. Don’t tell anybody, but slab crappie aren’t the only big fish in Lake D’Arbonne. That becomes apparent every summer when Dale Taylor hosts the annual Majestic Big Bass Classic Tournament on the big lake. Can you catch an 8, 9 or 10 pound bass in D’Arbonne? Yes, you can. In what is great news … Continue reading

Sweet revenge

Revenge on the water is sweeter than a fresh fried crappie filet on the plate. Well, that might be debatable. You may not believe it, but noted crappie expert Rick Hill and I went fishing on Lake D’Arbonne one day this spring and we did not catch a crappie. Not only that, we didn’t get … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

A Bible verse fitting the memory of Mom on Mother’s Day.  “There is nothing better for a person than that they should eat and drink and find enjoyment in their toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can have enjoyment?” — Ecclesiastes 2:24 *************** My Mom … Continue reading

Mayhaws in Marion

If you don’t know what a mayhaw is, you might NOT be a redneck. Mayhaws, you see, are perhaps the best thing that God put on this planet to make jelly out of. What else do you need to know? And if you want to celebrate that, have some fun and get some Union Parish … Continue reading

“Vacation” with Tyler Stewart

You would have to experience the grind of pro bass fishing first hand to really understand what it is really like. Oh sure, on the surface, it sounds great. Get up and go fishing every day. Travel around to new lakes every week. Get free rods and reels and baits and fishing caps. Have sponsors … Continue reading

Old fashioned fish call

Fishermen and their gadgets. It isn’t just a new thing… All this talk about “Live Scope” and advances in fish catching technology. What about this? I was just a kid (yes, that was a long, long time ago) when my dad bought this. It’s from Sears. A Ted Williams Model TR-VII supersonic fish call. You … Continue reading

Soul soap

“In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” — John 14:20

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