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All the winners don’t get a trophy

All the winners in the recent American Crappie Trail tournament on the Ouachita River in Monroe didn’t receive a check and a trophy. There was one local team that, although they were crushed at the moment, won even more than that. Jason Thomas and Scotty Johnson landed a daily tournament limit of seven fish weighing … Continue reading

An American crappie dream

It would have been difficult for anybody to boat up and down the Ouachita River this past weekend between Felsenthal to the north and Columbia to the south without seeing contestants fishing away in the American Crappie Trail tournament. The pro anglers are pretty easy to spot in their $70,000+ decked out fishing machines with … Continue reading

Bass bug bites Harrell

David Harrell turned 50 years old, and the bug that had been nibbling on him for years and years finally bit hard. He couldn’t stand it anymore and his wife Stacy said, “well why don’t you quit talking about it and go do it”. That’s all he needed. The “bug” was an itch to go … Continue reading

Wehmeyer, Braun roll on the river!

Thatcher Wehmeyer and Buster Braun of Missouri carried their first day lead across the finish line to roll to a victoryon the Ouachita River in the American Crappie Trail’s tournament Saturday with a two-day total weight of 25.08 pounds. A total of 81 teams from around the country competed in the event, the next-to-last qualifying … Continue reading

Wehmeyer/Braun lead ACT

Thatcher Wehmeyer and Buster Braun from Stover, Missouri, said they had one really good spot for the American Crappie Trail tour stop on the Ouachita River for this weekend. They made it count. They landed a seven fish limit weighing an amazing 13.29 pounds to take a commanding lead in the event. They also caught … Continue reading

ACT has strong “local flavor”

Twenty-three Louisiana teams will be among the anglers fishing for $50,000 in cash and prizes in the American Crappie Trail Ouachita River tournament this Friday and Saturday out of Forsythe Park Boat Landing. Keep an eye on these guys. This is the kind of tournament that anybody’s got a chance to win and we’ll be … Continue reading

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ACT hits the river

Pro crappie anglers from all over the country are in the Twin Cities this week for the Ouachita River Tournament of the American Crappie Trail. Anglers will be practicing this week on the river and fish in the actual competition on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 & 14. Weigh-ins will be at Forsythe Park Boat … Continue reading

Remember, learn…

This week will be tough on many Americans who lost friends, loved ones and business associates in the cowardly 9/11 attack. It’s a time we all must remember. And we can’t brush under rug who actually did this. Yet we are allowing the same kind of people with the same kind of beliefs to infiltrate … Continue reading

Kids, crappie & scholarships

There’s nothing more important for outdoorsmen to do than to get kids involved in their favorite sport. Without that, the feature of our outdoors will be bleak. Here’s an exciting new opportunity for you to do just that, and it’s coming right to our backyard. Outdoor Kids LLC will hold a crappie fishing tournament for … Continue reading

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