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MLF brings the big dogs to town!

Major League Fishing’s Heavy Hitters is coming back to the neighborhood. Caney Creek and Bussey Brake will be hosting some of the top pros in the country on two of the hottest big bass lakes in the country, right here in our backyard. The MLF General Tire Heavy Hitters bass tournament Presented by Bass Pro … Continue reading

Sorry BASS. No. Just no.

Sarcasm Alert: In keeping with current social media trends, I warn you in advance, being socially responsible and all, you know… I fished as a press observer in the Bassmaster Classic 17 times over the years and loved every minute of it. I follow it every year as the world champion of bass fishing is … Continue reading

LDWF adds new enforcement agents

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Law Enforcement Academy has graduated its 35th class of cadets into the ranks of LDWF Enforcement Division agents at a ceremony in Baton Rouge. After six months of training at the academy, 19 newly commissioned agents are ready to begin enforcing hunting, fishing and boating regulations that … Continue reading

Bunting for the Home Run!

Lamar Bunting with his $5,000 crappie along with Shane Hodge, Steve Adams and Bradley Isaac Lamar Bunting didn’t just get to first base. He hit a home run cashing several checks in the Crazy Crappie Cash tournament held on D’Arbonne Saturday afternoon. His largest, a 2.65 pounder, was worth a check for $5,000. Just to … Continue reading

Get you some Crazy Crappie Cash Saturday!

The story behind the upcoming Crazy Crappie Cash tournament on D’Arbonne is quite interesting. But first let’s hit the details. The tournament is a one-day, big crappie tournament March 4 on D’Arbonne with hourly payouts and a grand prize. It’s designed where everybody has an equal chance to win and you don’t need a sack … Continue reading

Well, the answer is “yes”

Going into this weekend’s big crappie tournament on Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville, the big question was “can anybody beat Hayden Jeffries?” Jeffries and his dad, Dan, have been on a tear lately, winning everything in sight. But they couldn’t overcome the field this weekend as former D’Arbonne Crappie Masters winners Matthew and Bruce Rogers of … Continue reading

Fields, Riser take aim at CM title

Local D’Arbonne anglers Chris Fields and Jared Riser came within the weight of a crappie hair jig from catching a 16-pound, seven fish limit on D’Arbonne Friday in the Crappie Masters tournament. They took the lead in the race for the $10,000 first prize. Sixty-eight teams weighed in Friday. With one day left, it’s still … Continue reading

Crappie Masters on D’Arbonne this weekend

There will be a big pro crappie tournament on Lake D’Arbonne this weekend so if you are fishing, be aware of the extra activity and boat traffic on the lake and at the ramps. A Crappie Masters national qualifier will be held here. We didn’t get phone calls returned from Crappie Masters owner and tournament … Continue reading

Toledo Bend Showing off again

Sometimes, Toledo Bend bass can just be big show-offs. Really big showoffs. It’s that time again. Five bass over ten pounds were caught on the same day in one event this past Saturday on the Bend. They were led by Louisiana’s Jody Pitt’s catch, a 13 pound, six ounce whopper and a 39-15 five-fish limit … Continue reading

Pro crappie: Yet another opportunity

In a time when existing pro crappie tournaments are having trouble filling up the field, there’s yet another opportunity for crappie anglers to put up their entry fee and go after big prizes for catching fish. And as you might expect, the planned circuit has a lot of activity planned for our region, including stops … Continue reading

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