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darbone1 has written 1457 posts for lake darbonne life

No shortage of stories here

The Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association held it’s annual convention this past weekend in Gonzales, hosted by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission. Trust me, there was no shortage of stories here. And I’m absolutely sure that every one of them was true with no exaggeration or amplification of fact by any writer or broadcaster. They are … Continue reading

New boat shopping

It’s kinda late in the year for new boat shopping, but there are a lot of good deals coming on the market if you are interested in one of those. You can save some money and pick up some of the best features in a watercraft, even if it isn’t this year’s model. I was … Continue reading

Locals head to FLW Cup

It may not be the best weather to fish here this weekend, but rain or shine, there is a lot of fishing action to keep up with this weekend just north of here. The Forrest Wood Cup will return to Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, this weekend — Aug. 10-12 — to crown bass FLW’s top … Continue reading

The “back in the day” ‘Bone

I don’t have a comprehensive fishing report to offer you, but man, there were a lot of fish caught and 50+ years worth of fishing trips taken at the D’Arbonne Diner one day last week. That’s when life-long fishing partners Bobby McCullin and Rodney Colvin pulled up to the table with me and started sharing … Continue reading

Not a pretty picture

Last week, the  Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cautioned deer hunters about the use of deer urine lures because of the potential these products could contain chronic wasting disease (CWD).  CWD is a neurodegenerative disease found in most deer species, including moose, elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. It is infectious and always fatal. The … Continue reading

How Great Thou Art

Find out more here. Don’t wait for tragedy or until it is too late. Please. https://billygraham.org/answer/are-you-prepared-to-meet-jesus/

Bream fishing 101

Summer is winding down, but it’s about this time of year when bream usually make one last bedding run and become by the far the most plentiful fish and easiest to catch — or at least to get to “nibble”. You don’t even need a boat in many lakes. You can fish off the bank, … Continue reading

Catfish head stew

If you can’t catch anything else right now, you should be able to grab a box of red wigglers or Canadian cold worms and catch a mess of catfish. But when you finish cleaning them, don’t forget the most important part. Well, it could be the most important part . . . Eating the catfish. … Continue reading

Nuff said…

Time to celebrate the watermelon

Whether you like parades, eating watermelons or just spittin’ the seeds, make plans to attend the 55th annual Watermelon Festival in Farmerville on July 27 and 28. Friday’s events include a tennis tournament, bicycle and tricycle races, arm wrestling contest, watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, a best-dressed watermelon competition and a street dance. During … Continue reading

Marion State Bank

BnM Fishing

Wood Marine of Ruston

600 East Georgia Ave * Ruston (318) 202-3802

Union Parish Sheriff’s Office

Eagle Point Boat & RV storage

Eagle Point Boat & RV storage. Call (318) 368-8400 or (318) 245-4170 for your Boat or RV spot today. Electricity available at each site; water and RV sewer dump and 24-hour video surveillance.

PREAUS MOTORS

THE CITY OF FARMERVILLE

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