Lake life

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Watermelon cancelled

(Sad face emoji here) A message from the Farmerville Jaycees: ALL WATERMELON FESTIVAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. After much consideration and thought, we have decided to cancel all events this year. We will take this time to regroup and make 2021 the best year yet. We appreciate everyone’s continued support of the Watermelon Festival and … Continue reading

A great deer cam shot

I’ve seen a lot of deer cam pictures, but this one takes the cake, or rice bran, as it may be. Curtis Simpson of West Monroe had been watching a big buck on his game cameras for several years. He finally became “a shooter” and deer cam photos gave Curtis a good idea when he … Continue reading

Important “river” news

John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Did we forget? I didn’t

9-11 * 2001 Hate murdered 2,977 God Bless America. Never forget!

River hosts CM Championship!

Going to be another big week rolling in on the Ouachita River in Monroe/West Monroe. It’s the 2020 Crappie Masters National Championship, to be held on the River Sept. 23 – 26. We’ll have lots more on the tournament before it starts. Fishermen qualified for the championship through fishing the regular circuit earlier this year, … Continue reading

The four-year drain is on

The every-four-years-no-matter-what drawdown is on at Lake D’Arbonne. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) had earlier announced that the drawdown on the Union Parish lake would begin, September 8, but due to concerns over flooding in Hurricane Laura, which thankfully didn’t materialize, the lake drawdown is already underway. The drawdown is supposed to … Continue reading

America matters

Burning cities. Looting. Murdering. It’s against the law of man. It’s against the law of God. But the lost among us do not care. And those that stoke the fire of hate against our land do nothing to bring positive change. They only seek to destroy. Kneeling for the flag? The flag that represents the … Continue reading

Robert Carlile: A river lesson

If you’ve got your eyes open, every new day brings new lessons in life, whether you are dealing with politics, food, fishing or just about anything. This past weekend, Ouachita River anglers got a lesson in perseverance, patience and confidence from a visiting Oklahoma fisherman. Robert Carlile won the American Crappie Trail Ouachita River National … Continue reading

Carlile wins Ouachita ACT

Robert Carlile sure knows how to get the most out of a broken trolling motor! The Pryor Creek, Oklahoma angler fished alone and beat the rest of the 70 man field in the American Crappie Trail qualifier on the Ouachita River the past two days. Carlile caught 13.10 pounds Friday and 14.87 Saturday to take … Continue reading

Whopper crappie, by Josh

Hurricane Laura blows through. Half of northeast Louisiana is affected and thousands are without power and water. The American Crappie Trail goes on with their National Qualifier on the Ouachita River Friday. And the catch was amazing. No Joshin’. No, I’m not Joshin’ — but the Day One leaders were. Renowned Oklahoma crappie guide Josh … Continue reading

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