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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

They caught HOW MANY crappie?

The average crappie fisherman probably won’t catch 260 pounds of crappie all spring at Lake D’Arbonne – maybe not all year. None of them will win $10,000. But the father-son team of Hayden and Dan Jeffries of Brandon, Mississippi did both of those things – in two days. They won the first-ever catch-weigh-release tournament hosted … Continue reading

Breaking it down: It’s crappie tournament time again

From my perspective, gauging exactly what’s been going on with professional crappie fishing the past couple of seasons has been as difficult as getting a spooked slab to bite a dead shiner. To make a long story short, or at least shorter, there were three major crappie trails that all fish our region, mostly on … Continue reading

Second CWD case in Louisiana confirmed

A second deer harvested in Tensas Parish has been confirmed to have Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Dr. James M. LaCour told the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission’s at it’s monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 5 meeting. LaCour is the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) state veterinarian. The second deer was harvested approximately five miles … Continue reading

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