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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

Where’d he go?

Apparently, taking photos of Outlaw class (no restrictions on fuel types, etc.) racing boats is a bit different from taking regular fishing and hunting pictures. If you need a visual aid, check out the photo above. It was my first attempt at catching a photo of a speeding race boat at the two-day Deep South … Continue reading

Crappie.com’ers coming!

They go by names like Docwaldo, Fishervet, TreeFrog, Shadow, BilliBob, Prefers Shiners, PawPaw Gene, Freebird, Southern Chuter. Even Slab! I’m not sure how many of them there are. But they share one thing for sure- they love crappie fishing and having a good time. Some fish in big fiberglass rigs and some fish in small … 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

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 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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