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A batty Monday morning

Here’s a little something to drive you batty on Monday morning. Feral hogs are running rampant in the state and hungry. Hungry, transplanted black bears are camping out under your deer stand waiting for you to put out deer corn. Lake projects are dragging years behind. Flooding has stressed wildlife statewide. But know this. Louisiana … Continue reading

The best one of all

I have eaten fresh two-pound lobster that I caught myself, boiled to perfection and served with real butter on a picnic table at the Portland Lobster House an hour after the lobster left the Portland Harbor. I have eaten a $150 Wagyu beef ribeye topped with caviar prepared in Chicago’s Roka Akor Steak House by … Continue reading

Get your fishing license

Fishing and hunting licenses expire on June 30th, but you can purchase your 2019-2020 license NOW! Did you know? 100% of your hunting and fishing license fees go to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for on-the-ground conservation efforts that help make Louisiana the Sportsman”s Paradise? Don”t Hunt or Fish? You can still buy … Continue reading

Lookout crappie! Garland Expands

If you’ve wet a hook for crappie, you’ve more than likely used at least a couple different colors and styles of Bobby Garland crappie lures. If you haven’t, you probably eat a lot of hot dogs for supper. Garland lures are bad news for crappie. And now things are getting worse, for the crappie, that … Continue reading

Kolb captures McBig McBass

No thank you. Craig Kolb of West Monroe doesn’t want any fries with his big bass that won the annual Ronald McDonald Big Bass Classic this past weekend on the Ouachita River and Lake D’Arbonne. Just hand him that check. He can buy his own fries. Kolb defied the odds and stayed shallow early Saturday … Continue reading

Want to have a good week?

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” — Matthew 5:9 Live like this:

On Golden Pond?

There’s no telling what is swimming in the Ouachita River. Tuffy Spells, who has been sports fishing and commericial fishing for more than 50 years can tell you that. His strangest catch of all came last week — a 20 pound Koi. A giant orange ornamental carp that looked like a giant goldfish. “I’ve caught … Continue reading

Get out and fish!

There’s certainly no shortage of fishing opportunities in Louisiana, particularly during the state’s annual celebration of Free Fishing Weekend June 8 & 9, 2019. This year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering a unique, incentive-based fishing experience with its Get Out and Fish! Weekend Derby. Free fishing weekend provides an opportunity for … Continue reading

Billy Bass!

True or false: Big bass don’t bite in the summer. Nobody is crazy enough to put on a 24-hour long bass tournament. The biggest bass in Lake D’Arbonne only go 7 or 8 pounds. This one’s easy. All three of these statements are as false as a normal day’s news report on CNN. The truth … Continue reading

Don’t look now, but…

In case you didn’t see this coming. Someone did.

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