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Ark-la-team trail coming in 2022

There’s a new high stakes bass tournament circuit coming to our area next year, put together by some of the most experienced people around. If you are a bass fishermen, love tournaments done right and are looking for a new level of competition, check out this. And mark your calendar for the dates. It’s a … Continue reading

What it’s all about

I’ve written a lot of stories about monster bucks and lunker largemouths. But when it comes to the heart of outdoor pursuits, it’s hard to top this one. It comes from Corey Harris and centers on a recent trip in the woods with his kids. Here’s Corey’s story about his daughter, Haven: “This little girl … Continue reading

Duck hunters got mooned!

It was a tough start to duck season for most duck hunters in northeast Louisiana. Reports from south Louisiana, where it’s been open a week, have been somewhat better. Here’s the Simmons’ Sporting Goods Duck Report from today’s opening day. You can check the report every day of the season by going to Simmons Sporting … Continue reading

Duck numbers are low with few exceptions

If you are a duck hunter, these numbers will be of interest. The LDWF completed its’ November aerial survey this week and things look good for hunters with water. Hunters without good water will be scrambling…. NW LouisianaIn northwest Louisiana, management drawdowns along with moderate drought conditionsaffected the amount and quality of waterfowl habitat available. … Continue reading

Boat registration fees are going up — today

Announcing that the cost of something is going up is kind of like telling you that the sun is coming up this morning. But it is what it is. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries sent out a reminder that boat registration fees are going up — today. During the 2021 Legislative Session, changes … Continue reading

Pumpkin spice time… for crappie?

It’s November. Forget chocolate and vanilla and peanut butter. The flavor of this month is pumpkin spice. Just deal with it. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the new thing. Pumpkin spice candles. Pumpkin spice snacks. Pumpkin spice … tea … pancakes … bread … coffee … creamer … caramels and more. Blame it on … Continue reading

Dream comes true for Hawaii’s Wong

Matty Wong said he envisioned the Bryan V. Kerchal Memorial Trophy sitting on his passenger seat during the 25-hour drive from his home in Culver City, Calif., to the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. Turns out, it’ll be there. Wong caught 15 bass for a three-day total of 35 pounds, 9 ounces to win the … Continue reading

Carden holds Ouachita lead…barely

Coby Carden had a dismal Day 2 on the Ouachita River, but an especially heavy Day 1 haul allowed him to maintain the lead in the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. And that means his hopes of reaching his third Bassmaster Classic remain intact. The 47-year-old Shelby, Ala., resident caught only two bass Thursday that weighed … Continue reading

Alabama angler grabs Ouachita lead

Coby Carden figured he could catch a good bag of bass on Day 1 of the TNT Fireworks BASS Nation Championship on the Ouachita River this week, but he certainly didn’t expect the haul that came his way Wednesday. Carden, who lives in Shelby, Ala., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 5 ounces to … Continue reading

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