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One for the money, two for the show

Grab a cup of coffee. This is a long one. It’s Crappie Masters week on Lake D’Arbonne. And there’s more to the week than you may know. For instance, there are actually THREE important crappie tournaments of note on the lake this week.  And by the way, if you want a fishing report, just keep … Continue reading

Looking in the mirror

In case you think I’m “preaching” just to others with the Sunday morning Bible verses and short stories on this site, think again. I wrote this one looking in the mirror… Any other way? Yes, there is…  Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where … Continue reading

Crappie Masters countdown continues

Normally by now,  crappie fishing fever on Lake D’Arbonne would be here in full swing. But Mother Nature has put a chill on things and hasn’t been nice to fishermen so far this spring. That’s about to change this coming week whether she likes it or not. Crappie Masters is coming to town, and its … Continue reading

LDL Headline news

Okay, we’ve got three important topics to hit today on lakedarbonnelife headline news: rising water, disappearing slot limits and a scare for deer hunters  (Note to readers:  This should not be confused with national “fake” headline news. This is all real). First, rising water, namely on Lake D’Arbonne.  It isn’t going to get as bad … Continue reading

Fishing secret?

I can’t say who or what exactly, but I can let  you in on a little fishing secret.  A couple of Farmerville’s finest could be in a TV commercial that will air on some fishing shows. It could be about crappie fishing. And it could involve the popular Bobby Garland baits. It could even even … Continue reading

Here’s an idea

James 1:2-4  “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”

Fish question

What day do fish like the least? wait for it…..   FRYDAY!

The “P” in crappie competition

What will separate the fish dinner winners from the fish cleaners in the upcoming Crappie Masters National Qualifier Louisiana State Championship on Feb. 23 & 24 on Lake D’Arbonne? You can bet your best Bobby Garland crappie lure that every entrant in the tournament is a good crappie fisherman. So there are no slack liners. … Continue reading

Crappie University: Fun & facts

I get to do a lot of really fun things related to fishing, hunting and the outdoors. One of the most enjoyable things I have done recently didn’t involve setting the hook or pulling the trigger. It was all about talking and listening – about crappie fishing. I know, I know…I talk better than I … Continue reading

There’s a reason . . .

There’s a reason Sunday USED TO be called a “Day of Rest”. It still should be, along with a few hours every day. Listen folks:  busy-ness doesn’t equate to success. Quite the contrary, it indicates a certain level of anxiety or lack of control over one’s life.  What God says about getting some rest has … Continue reading


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