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Guess who Miss Louisiana beat fishing?

Well, you can add somebody else to the list of people who have beaten me fishing. Now, before my fishing buddy George can chime in “I thought everybody you fished with beat you” let me say this. I have beaten a few people, like George, but there’s no need to go into details. The latest … Continue reading

A trip of a lifetime

Oklahoma fishing guide Josh Jones has become synonymous with catching fish — lots of them and big ones, particularly big crappie. But not just in Oklahoma. He has started fishing crappie tournaments as well with outstanding success in every state he goes to. The three common elements required are fish, water and Josh Jones. He … Continue reading

Thinking about crappie cash

My favorite outdoor writer ever was Patrick McManus. He wrote a monthly column for Outdoor Life magazine back when it was about real hunting and fishing. He also wrote some great humorous books. Outdoor Life put his musings on the back page, which is why, I think, someone coined the phrase “saving the best for … Continue reading

Not easy to hear

Proverbs 15:1 — “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.“ Sometimes, there are Bible verses that we don’t want to hear. Right? Like this one: But they are pretty easy to understand, aren’t they? The tough part of this is when to speak up and when not to. We … Continue reading

Watermelon cancelled

(Sad face emoji here) A message from the Farmerville Jaycees: ALL WATERMELON FESTIVAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. After much consideration and thought, we have decided to cancel all events this year. We will take this time to regroup and make 2021 the best year yet. We appreciate everyone’s continued support of the Watermelon Festival and … Continue reading

A great deer cam shot

I’ve seen a lot of deer cam pictures, but this one takes the cake, or rice bran, as it may be. Curtis Simpson of West Monroe had been watching a big buck on his game cameras for several years. He finally became “a shooter” and deer cam photos gave Curtis a good idea when he … Continue reading

Important “river” news

John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Did we forget? I didn’t

9-11 * 2001 Hate murdered 2,977 God Bless America. Never forget!

River hosts CM Championship!

Going to be another big week rolling in on the Ouachita River in Monroe/West Monroe. It’s the 2020 Crappie Masters National Championship, to be held on the River Sept. 23 – 26. We’ll have lots more on the tournament before it starts. Fishermen qualified for the championship through fishing the regular circuit earlier this year, … Continue reading

The four-year drain is on

The every-four-years-no-matter-what drawdown is on at Lake D’Arbonne. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) had earlier announced that the drawdown on the Union Parish lake would begin, September 8, but due to concerns over flooding in Hurricane Laura, which thankfully didn’t materialize, the lake drawdown is already underway. The drawdown is supposed to … Continue reading

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