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Fields wins National Title

Chris Fields had been, as he said, “getting his butt handed to him” in a lot of recent tournaments, so he had been trying to convince his wife that he needed more time on the water practicing (aka…fishing). Last weekend, in the first ever Crappie Masters Individual National Championship held on the Ouachita River out … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

“There is nothing better for a person than that they should eat and drink and find enjoyment in their toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can have enjoyment?” — Ecclesiastes 2:24 *************** My Mom didn’t have an easy life. Most people born in 1919 didn’t. … Continue reading

No doubt where CM will be won!

Bobby Phillips has been catching crappie on the Ouachita River since before most of the competitors in the upcoming Crappie Masters Individual National Championship were born. The 77-year-old West Monroe legend started out when he was five years old and he didn’t even know he was fishing for crappie They called them “specks” and used … Continue reading

Crappie Masters title on the line

Most crappie tournaments are team events, especially on the professional level. But there’s a new game in town to determine the first individual national championship. And it’s going to be held in our backyard here on the Ouachita River May 6-8. It should be an exciting week and will lead to some really interesting matchups … Continue reading

Cooter’s not skipping a beat

The future of Anderson’s Sports Center, more affectionately known as Cooter’s, has been a topic of conversation for a while, but Cooter’s Live Bait & Tackle is not skipping a beat. It’s being renovated and the new ownership is planning a new Grand Opening in the near future to keep this icon of Lake D’Arbonne … Continue reading

Encourage one another

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Ouachita River ticket to BASS Classic berth

Catching bass on the Ouachita River this Fall will punch some anglers ticket to the BASSMasters Classic. Grass-roots anglers from around the country will take to the waters of the Ouachita River in Monroe to compete for one of three berths into the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk during the … Continue reading

Messin’ (and fishin’) with Sasquatch

By training, Wesley Miller is a nurse. By current career choice, he’s a crappie fishing guide and jig maker. By appearance, he’s Sasquatch (Hey, he calls himself that, too). And unless you try and hide the Jack Link’s Beef Jerky from him, he is fine with that! But deep down inside, he’s a teacher. And … Continue reading

Yes…it’s still “Easter”

Remember all that Easter celebration? The story of Jesus dying on the cross to save us from our sins; His being buried and rising to life once again? Victory over sin and death? Seriously, you remember, right? Well, then live like it today. Easter isn’t just a three-day weekend. The Victory is still yours to … Continue reading

Black Bayou bream heating up

It’s bream time and there’s no better place to go give them a try than the Black Bayou Lake on the Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge just north of Monroe. It’s a quiet out of the way spot and it usually isn’t busy. There are some special regulations there, so make sure you check them … Continue reading

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