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Christmas on the lake

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all across the lakeOnly two ducks were still stirring, a hen and a drake.The yo-yo’s were hung on the boat dock with care,In hopes some big crappie would soon swim up there; The coots were nestled all snug by the shore,They were there by the dozens; three, no… maybe … Continue reading

Christmas “crappietunity”!

Whether you crappie fish with a cane pole and a red and white bobber or use eight $120 graphite crappie rods off a spider rig in the front of your fancy boat, you’ll have an excellent opportunity — or crappietunity — to become better at it in Monroe this January 25 at Crappie University. The … Continue reading

Graveyard bass wakes up

Sorry, coffee drinkers. The best part of waking up is NOT having Folgers in your cup. It’s having a monster bass on your line. Just ask Corey Harris of Chatham. He got off the graveyard shift at the papermill and drove home Monday morning, thinking he had just enough time to hook up his boat … Continue reading

A good time for heroes

Hunters for Heroes always receives a warm welcome wherever they go, putting on a good time in the outdoors for veterans, many who are disabled, But nobody shows out more than Union Parish. And another Louisiana Hunter’s For Heroes Union Parish Deer hunt is in the books for 2019! It was only possible because of … Continue reading


The meme below sounds correct, but… That relationship with God is the most important thing. But you can’t substitute sitting in a boat thinking about God for actually going and worshipping God, serving God and being in the presence of fellow believers. A true relationship with God is a guy sitting in church or on … Continue reading

Antlers and Hicks

Hey, you wanna see some cool video deer stories and photos and keep up with the Union Parish Big Buck Contest? Go to Facebook and check out Antlers and Hicks. Greg Hicks is in the deer scoring rut this time of year — wandering the woods and fields looking for hunters who have taken big … Continue reading

Wonders of God

There’s often a place where, when conditions are right, that the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico and the waters do not mix. There’s a definite visible line between the two. I think there are at least two lessons there. First of all, there is a definite line between right and wrong, faith and … Continue reading

Cha$ing crappie for ca$h

If you ever wanted to try your hand at professional crappie fishing in Louisiana, there will be no better time than 2020. And even if you don’t want to fish a pro event, you can learn a whole lot by watching and talking to the pros as they hit this area as part of the … Continue reading

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