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Crappie USA & a word for today

Good news for fishermen on Lake D’Arbonne. A large majority of the lake’s hefty slab crappie have apparently already spawned. That’s good news, because it means there are lots of crappie eggs laying around in nests by the cypress tree and shallow flat areas waiting to become the slabs of the future. That was evident … Continue reading

Crappie USA coming Saturday

Crappie USA celebrates its 25th Anniversary of providing competitive fishing to crappie anglers in 2021 and party of the celebration is right here in Lake D’Arbonne Country. Anglers will travel from across the country to join the competition on D’arbonne for the Saturday, March 27, 2021 event. Crappie USA is headquartered in Louisville, KY. For … Continue reading

The final score

The Fishing Camp opens… and more!

Congratulations to James Reneau and the Fishing Camp Tackle & RV Park on Hwy. 165 North in Monroe for a successful Grand Opening Thursday afternoon! The Fishing Camp team celebrated with a big crowd welcomed by the Reneau family Thursday afternoon and the Grand Opening continues through this weekend. Check them out! “Our goal is … Continue reading

Stewart breaks Bussey record

Tyler Stewart matches wits with largemouth bass all over the country as a touring bass pro. But the young West Monroe pros first two trips to the “new” Bussey Brake up in Morehouse Parish? “ I didn’t even get bit,” he says. Sunday, March 16, that changed. By about 12.74 pounds, to be exact. Stewart … Continue reading

Monster Fish Weekend!

Wow! It was the weekend of the monster fish on both neighboring sides of Louisiana this past weekend. It was historic. Let’s start with the crappie. Lake Grenada in Mississippi is known as the “Home of the Three Pound Crappie” and it proved itself beyond anyone’s wildest dreams this past weekend in a Crappie Masters … Continue reading

The Grenada thump is huge!

Oh my goodness. Someone bringing a 20-pound limit of seven crappie to the scales isn’t unheard of, but it is extremely rare. But can you imagine bringing in a 20-pound bag to the weigh-in and being in TENTH PLACE? That’s what happened on day one of the Crappie Masters National Qualifier on Grenada Lake in … Continue reading

Crappie USA headed our way

America’s oldest and largest professional crappie tournament organization, Crappie USA, is coming back to Lake D’Arbonne for a one-day Qualifying Event on March 27. Most of today’s crappie fishermen won’t even remember it, but about 20 years ago, Crappie USA came to Lake D’Arbonne back before crappie tournaments were cool. They went by the name … Continue reading

Easy question at Dubach Crawfish Factory

Well, this was an easy question: “Do you want boiled shrimp, crawfish or the ribeye steak?” Answer: Yes. I love this time of year and not just because it’s time for the fish to start biting. It’s also the real crawfish season! And I love crawfish. Last weekend, I had my first batch of the … Continue reading

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