Lake life

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Fish safe!

Fishing has been good this past week and should stay that way this week. But before we go any further with today’s fishing report, please be cautious when you go fishing. Social distancing requires effort on your part. Keep you distance at the boat ramps. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when getting bait … Continue reading

Jesus calms the storm

We’re in the middle of a storm right now. Stimulus checks can’t fix it. Quarantine can’t end it. Faith can heal this nation, and this world. Starting with me, we all need to not just practice social distancing. We need to close the distance spiritually between ourselves and God. One at a time. Even during … Continue reading

PRADCO steps up

FORT SMITH, Ark. (April 1, 2020) – PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a leading manufacturer and marketer of fishing and hunting brands and products, is dedicating resources to serve the medical communities in Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma (home states of most PRADCO employees and their families) with donations of much-needed medical equipment. At PRADCO Fishing, engineers have … Continue reading

Hunting, fishing NOT closed

Hunting and fishing in Louisiana is NOT closed, despite several fake Facebook posts. However, please be safe out there. The guidelines of 10 people is a bit broad in my book. If you go hunting or fishing, be extra cautious. Just avoid physical contact and don’t bunch up. Please. One of the major ways this … Continue reading


Today’s a good day to take a look back at a man who changed fishing forever. I was fortunate to spend quite a bit of time with him in the good old days. Even been in the boat with him and bunked with him on Toledo Bend for a whole week way back when in … Continue reading

Thanks to the helpers

There’s an old saying, “lead, follow, or get out of the way”. These days, I think we can shorten that to two options, “help, or get out of the way”. Don’t be selfish right now. Don’t be impatient. Don’t put others in harms way over things that can wait. If you are home, this isn’t … Continue reading

Josh Jones. It's all you need to say

If Kevin VanDam came and fished for bass on Lake D’Arbonne, it would turn some heads, right? Well, recently the guru of crappie fishing with LiveScope fished on D’Arbonne and it did the same thing. Josh Jones. All. You. Need. To. Say. He kind of “slipped in” the field because he normally doesn’t fish crappie … Continue reading

His amazing grace is sufficient

I’ve had fun sharing some old school music this week on my personal email page. But it’s Sunday. Time to go real old school — to the Founder and Maker of it all. God Bless You during this time. God Bless Louisiana. God Bless America. Do your part to help stop this pandemic. Do it … Continue reading

Early lake look

This is pretty cool.  It’s an early rough proposal map of Lake D’Arbonne from the front page of the Farmerville Gazette in 1956. It was eight years later when the spillway gates were closed and the 16,000 acre lake formed. This is the first graphical idea that residents had of how the lake would be … Continue reading

Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle

A weathered and worn copy of Sir Isaac Walton’s book, “The Compleat Angler“, published in 1844, sits on a shelf above my computer. I don’t recelect if I’ve got it there as some sort of motivation, or that’s just where I left it. Published in 1844, it is widely recognized as the first written word … Continue reading

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