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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

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

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

There’s treasure behind that green worm spit…

Way back when, my dad and one of his fishing partners, Tom Guthrie, didn’t share much in common. What they did share was the love of fishing, dad’s 12-foot aluminum boat and Mr. Tom’s catalpa tree. All my memories here are not favorable. I used to hate to “pick” catalpa worms. But I loved to … Continue reading

Weather and fishing are hot!

I’m not big on hot weather fishing, but hey, that’s my problem. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been some pretty good fishing reports the past week or so. For starters, on Lake D’Arbonne, the bream and catfish have been biting on the flats and around the banks. I’ve heard of a couple of folks bringing … Continue reading

Bussey Brake: Old being made new

After the drive just north of Bastrop, I stopped first on the south end of Bussey Brake and walked up the levee at the old water pumping station. Wow. The lake is empty, except a few deep holes near the intake and outtake areas, a few spots out in the lake and a couple of … Continue reading

Grand camping – Part 4

Final in a four-part series Now it’s time for the After Party: So where’d everybody go? Today, when there’s a big event, it isn’t necessarily over when it’s over. The cool thing to do is have an “After Party” too. The “after party” after a camping/fishing/family vacation road trip usually involves eating up the leftovers … Continue reading

Grand Camping Vacation – Part 1

First of a four-part series It’s not my fault. It’s Ollie Hopnoodle’s. When my grown kids suggested we take them and our grandchildren camping on the lake this summer, I couldn’t wait. I had an excellent role model to follow. In case you never had the privilege of seeing it, the satire of childhood recollections … Continue reading

Unintended deceit

Okay, this is too funny to not share with you and only Uncle Si and I could team up to do it. Yesterday, I got 251 “clicks” on lakedarbonnelife.com from Brazil. I get a daily report of how many clicks there are on the site and where they come from. I do get viewers from … Continue reading

Fishing success scattered

Fighting the hot weather to catch a mess of fish isn’t one of the most popular things going on in our area right now. But those that are putting up with the heat are catching some good fish. Mind you, it isn’t like the spring, but fish are still reportedly being caught on area lakes. … Continue reading

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