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Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Highs and LOWAs

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association held it’s annual meeting last weekend in Morgan City and it was one of the high points of the year for yours truly. Our professional outdoor writer group has an annual Excellence in Craft competition each year for outdoor articles in magazine, broadcast, newspaper, photography and electronic categories. Before I … Continue reading

How to Fish Good

I was a sophomore in college in 1972 when my Mom and Dad went on a trip somewhere out near Yellowstone National Park.  They brought me a souvenir — a new little book called “How To Fish Good” by Milford “Stanley” Poltroon, noted writer and publisher of the Wretched Mess News. Trust me, it was … Continue reading

More ACT and a fishing report, too

A new fully rigged Ranger boat is just part of the $50,000 plus that goes to the winners of the American Crappie Trail tournament coming September 13-14 to the Ouachita River in Monroe. There’s points, too. The kind of points that add up to help pro crappie fishermen qualify for the ACT National Championship next … Continue reading

ACT + Ouachita = FISH

In six weeks, the best competitive crappie fishermen in the country, including a large contingent of 318 anglers (as in Area Code 318) will descend on the Ouachita River in Monroe as the American Crappie Trail’s tour hits town once again. The two-day event will be held September 13-14 out of the Forsythe Boat Dock. … Continue reading

Love God; Hate Evil

Psalm 97:10

Hey, it’s River Possum!

You never know who you’ll run into when you least expect it. Like recently when I was in Orlando at the 2019 ICAST show, walking around in my lakedarbonnelife.com shirt. “Well, there can’t be but one Lake D’Arbonne, I know that,” the voice behind me said. “Where are you from?”, the man all dressed up … Continue reading

OPSO bass tourney set

Here’s an upcoming fishing event for a good cause! The 2nd annual Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Bass Tournament on the Ouachita River is set for August 10, 2019. Any public boat ramp south of Felsenthal, north of the Columbia Locks and any of the Ouachita River tributaries may be fished. First cast will be at … Continue reading

Think about it…

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” — Psalm 107:1

It’s Watermelon time!

The annual Farmerville Watermelon Festival is this weekend, July 26 & 27. It’s Watermelon Festival time. This Friday and Saturday, there are events going on all around Lake D’Arbonne. Don’t miss it. The annual “more candy and goodies than at any other parade around” parade is at 9 a.m. You can also buy a cool … Continue reading

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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.