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The river: keeping a promise

The list of people who have kept watch over the Ouachita River environment is long…too long to put here. Some like Dr. Michael Caire of West Monroe and Jim Hall of Ruston, who founded SORE (Save the Ouachita River Environment) in the 1980’s, are near the top of the list. Numerous state Wildlife and Fisheries … Continue reading

Mollicy: A magnificent turnaround

Stopping the channelization of the Ouachita River was a huge environmental victory 30 years ago. Today, man’s part of another huge environmental project with future benefits we can’t even fully comprehend has been completed. It’s an amazing project. Last Thursday, water flowed down Mollicy Bayou and into the Ouachita River for the first time in … Continue reading

Bassin’ with George….or John Brown?

My fishing buddy George and I hit Lake D’Arbonne in search of summertime largemouth bass a couple of days ago. Anybody can catch fish on topwaters at daylight or on a worm right before dark, so we weren’t challenged by that. So we went at 2 p.m. in the middle of August in an East … Continue reading

ULM’s Preuett on TV!

Want to watch the action of ULM in the College National Championship and then ULM fisherman Brett Preuett living the dream fishing in the BASSmaster Classic Qualifier and making it to the big dance, the BASSMasters Classic? Catch the action or set your DVR this weekend:  

Today’s outdoor tidbits

Today we’ve got  several things: a word about the weather, a short fishing report and a followup to D’Arbonne’s spot on Duck Dynasty. First,  the weather: It has been unseasonably cool this week, but it should get hot again tomorrow. Don’t like the weather here? How about these extremes? The world’s lowest temperature yesterday was … Continue reading

D’Arbonne Dynasty goes viral

8.5 million people. That’s the average number of fans who watch Duck Dynasty every Wednesday night. Hey, Jack. I’ve been busy trying to promote Lake D’Arbonne for the past two years through this website and organizations like the Union Parish Tourist Commission have been doing it for years. So have many other groups and individuals. … Continue reading

Duck Dynasty on D’Arbonne tonight

Tonight’s episode of Duck Dynasty features a special “Birthday Party” for Willie and the whole family gets together on Lake D’Arbonne for a special one-hour season ending episode. It features Willie getting a little wet and Jep trying to siphon gas from the Birthday boy’s SUV for a jet ski plus…oh well, if you want … Continue reading

ULM’s Preuett Classic Bound!

It’s finally over, this nine day marathon that BASS calls the Bassmaster College Series Classic. The national team champion has been crowned and now the top individual college angler in the country has emerged. And it’s University of Louisiana-Monroe fisherman Brett Preuett! Actually for him, it’s just beginning. The victory earned him a spot in … Continue reading

Classic one win away for Preuett

Anybody who knows Brett Preuett of the University of Louisiana-Monroe knows he loves fishing, but he proved just how “hooked” he is Monday as he fished his way to the finals of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series. For starters, Preuett and Bethel University’s Zach Parker fished their way to the final matchup of the tournament … Continue reading

ULM’s Preuett advances

And now there are four, including ULM’s Brett Preuett. The Top 4 teams from the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship set out on Lake Chatuge Sunday in a head-to-head bracket-style competition, which pitted anglers one-on-one. This is one of the most grueling fishing competitions ever. First 166 college fishermen practiced three days, then endured … Continue reading

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