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Weather hasn’t stopped turkeys

It’s turkey time in north Louisiana. With all the weather activity putting a damper on fishing, it hasn’t slowed down the area’s turkey talkers. So far, reports are pretty good from afield, with a few exceptions pointed out below. Thursday’s latest round of storms will slow things for a day, but hopefully the season will … Continue reading

Lots of water

Well, while we were catching a little breather instead of catching little fish, the region was taking the brunt of some really bad weather. The home lake, D’Arbonne, was getting pounded by rain and then inundated with the runoff from heavy rains elsewhere in the watershed. Prayers to those who have suffered damage. As of … Continue reading

Riddle/Hughes win oh-so-close ACT Title

All during the Lucas Oil American Crappie Trail National Championship week on Lake D’Arbonne, even in practice, fishermen were all murmuring the same thing: “It’s gonna be close. It’s gonna be real close“. Nobody could have imagined how right they would be. Second day leaders Tony Hughes and Jeff Riddle of Tennessee brought in their … Continue reading

Hughes, Riddle take ACT lead

You can catch crappie on Reelfoot Lake in north Tennessee a lot like you can catch crappie on Lake D’Arbonne in north Louisiana. That may not mean anything to most folks around here, but it does to Tony Hughes and Jeff Riddle. The Hornbeak, Tennessee natives put what they’ve learned on their home lake to … Continue reading

Baum & Perotti in the lead

Steve Perotti and Stuart Baum are a local team well familiar with the Lake D’Arbonne crappie. It showed Thursday afternoon after the duo ended up on top of the 80-team field n the American Crappie Trail National Championship presented by Lucas Oil. Baum and Perotti had a seven fish limit weighing 12.76 pounds with a … Continue reading

Capps & Coleman & . . .Kinny?

Wednesday was a bluebird day — bright clear blue skies, fairly calm winds and high pressure. But the highest pressure on Lake D’Arbonne wasn’t on the barometer. It was probably on a duo most crappie fishermen just know as Capps and Coleman. In the competitive crappie world, those two names go together like Brooks and … Continue reading

It’s on at the ‘Bone

I’ve taken about a zillion pictures in the woods and on the waters in my life, but this one is certainly one of the most unique. Pollen art. It’s a mix of what could be clouds, mountains or some Picasso-like abstract view of what my EKG would look like after landing a two pound crappie. … Continue reading

More than the ACT going on

If you were on Lake D’Arbonne Saturday and you rode around any at all, you probably saw a huge number of boats — probably as many as you’ll see all year. The ACT held it’s first day of practice. The regular spring anglers were there, too. Spring break began for many area school systems. And … Continue reading


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