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darbone1 has written 1966 posts for lake darbonne life

D’Arbonne crappie limits on LWFC agenda

It isn’t often than an agenda item on the the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission agenda jumps out at you and makes you do a double take. But this week, there is such an item. The Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 7, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, located … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, America!

Two important items: One good and hopefully, one other that, hopefull, is all good, too! One: It’s time for the annual Fireworks over Lake D’arbonne on July 2 starting at 9 p.m. or close to that! This year the show is going back to the Ramp Road area by the Ruston Highway. Check out all … Continue reading

Local Chris Fuller buys into ACT

Local angler Chris Fuller has seen the struggles of the American Crappie Trail first hand the past two years as expenses for tournament anglers have skyrocketed and good payouts are restricted to just the top few spots. And numbers of teams participating are dwindling. He plans on changing that and bringing the ACT back to … Continue reading

Call Steve, not Sam!

Most of the time when it comes to asking for help, Steve Adams of Farmerville is on the receiving end of the call. And he’s always willing to help. In fact, in most instances, if Steve knows of a need he can help with, nobody even has to call. Well, this time, it’s Sam that … Continue reading

D’Arbonne bass showin’ out

The Majestic Bass Tournament put on each year by Dale Taylor is always a success, but sometimes the bass are harder to find than a good decision from the Biden Administration. But this past weekend, the bass just plain showed out. Eric Evans caught the biggest fish of the tournament with a 9.98 pound lunker. … Continue reading

A majestic time to catch big bass

It’s too hot to fish. The fish aren’t biting. Nobody’s fishing any more. Wrong times three. If you don’t believe it, just hang around and watch the local and area anglers bringing big bass to the scales all day long during the upcoming annual Majestic Bass tournament on D’Arbonne. The Majestic will be held June … Continue reading

LDWF agent performs valiant rescue

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent with the help of some good Samaritans successfully rescued nine people after their boat capsized in Jefferson Parish on May 7. LDWF Sgt. Stephen Rhodes was on patrol on the beach of Grand Isle with his patrol vessel in tow around 6:40 p.m. He observed a … Continue reading

There’s nothing better…

Thanks to the Louisiana Sportsman for allowing me to share this story, my monthly column in the May magazine. Happy Mother’s Day to each and every one of you Moms out there!

Tioga duo wins High School title

We want to congratulate Noah Roberts and Jacob Lacroix of Tioga High School for their huge win on the Ouachita River out of Monroe this past weekend. Their 19.81 pounds two-day total sealed the 2022 Louisiana Youth BASS Nation High School state championship, a bid to the BASS High School National Championship in August and … Continue reading

RIP Cooter: A true D’Arbonne icon

Icon is a pretty strong word. It means “a person or thing widely admired especially for having great influence or significance in a particular sphere”. Cooter Anderson was an icon. His “sphere” was Lake D’Arbonne country. He passed away Sunday. Cooter was most known as the owner and operator of Anderson’s Sporting Goods in Farmerville … Continue reading

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