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Wanna score a touchdown?

No, not on the football field. In life. If you want to score a touchdown in life, consider these great words from a really great quarterback, who knows how to win at both.

Lake level update

Anytime we get a lot of rain in a hurry, it makes lake residents a little bit wary of the situation. It looks like the lake at D’Arbonne is heading up quickly, but should not get over the 83 foot level. That is the projection of the USGS as you can see in the graph … Continue reading

Can you bleat this?

I spend a lot of time talking to some really good — and successful deer hunters. A lot of them don’t make headlines or kill the biggest buck in America, but there is a little secret weapon that a lot of them have. Some of them don’t talk about it, but others do. Its the … Continue reading

A good year for big bucks

It started on opening weekend of bow season. Some really impressive bucks fell. It hasn’t slowed down, and with the rut still going in many areas, more are sure to follow. There are big deer from six or seven north Louisiana parishes scoring way up there this year — and there’s still a lot of … Continue reading

Sunday fish biscuit

I eat fish biscuits for breakfast. So?  Hey, this isn’t something I came up with. Jesus did. After his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ appears to his disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and gives them the miraculous power to catch a large amount of fish, the Bible says in the … Continue reading

River ramps reopened

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can control a lot of things, but not Mother Nature. Not all of the time. The recent heavy rains have raised the Ouachita River back up to the point that the Corps is reopening boat ramps, which is good news for fishermen and hunters. There was no information provided … Continue reading

It was the Russians. No kidding

When nothing else will bite, you can almost always catch a spoonbill catfish. At least in some places like Bayou D’Arbonne, especially in the deep channel and below the spillway of the lake. And seriously, it was Russian collusion. If not collusion, then indirect influence. Why are there so many spoonbill catfish in the Ouachita … Continue reading

Following his example

I love this sticker on the back of Rev. Warren Maxwell’s boat:  Here’s possibly the greatest of all of Jesus’ fish stories. And unlike some of mine, this one’s total truth: Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of … Continue reading


You wanna know how long I’ve been around? Just check out my short list of things to be thankful for: Black Grape Jelly Wagglers * A mom & dad who fished *  Trolling motors (you ever paddle a boat very far?) * Aunt Lucy’s Pond (even the day cousin Paul cut the topwater plug out … Continue reading

Duck, duck Whoosh!

Man, the opening weekend of duck season 2018-19 East Zone version was shaping up to be a doozy. We had SNOW in November the week BEFORE the season….we had a fair migration of early ducks and there was water, water everywhere. Then came another front three days before the season and washed the ducks away … Continue reading

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