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Ouachita River

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The river: keeping a promise

The list of people who have kept watch over the Ouachita River environment is long…too long to put here. Some like Dr. Michael Caire of West Monroe and Jim Hall of Ruston, who founded SORE (Save the Ouachita River Environment) in the 1980’s, are near the top of the list. Numerous state Wildlife and Fisheries … Continue reading

Mollicy: A magnificent turnaround

Stopping the channelization of the Ouachita River was a huge environmental victory 30 years ago. Today, man’s part of another huge environmental project with future benefits we can’t even fully comprehend has been completed. It’s an amazing project. Last Thursday, water flowed down Mollicy Bayou and into the Ouachita River for the first time in … Continue reading

Hack attack

Despite being a fish-crazy state and formerly known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise”, Louisiana hasn’t produced a lot of professional bass fishermen that reach the top of the game. One that has is pro angler Greg “Hack” Hackney of Gonzales, who for a few years, lived in our backyard over in Oak Ridge in Morehouse Parish. … Continue reading

Thanks, Dad

I originally wrote and published this article in the News-Star on Sunday, June 19, 1988. My parents are both gone on to be with the Lord now, but I hope you enjoy it and are able to still tell your Dad “thanks” on this Father’s Day weekend. ******************* Thanks, Dad. Thanks for taking me fishing … Continue reading

Get Godly

Phil Robertson cuts through the politics and gets to the point… You can watch the video on this site and see all his remarks. 2 Timothy 3:1-9 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient … Continue reading

Fishing “pressure”

Believe it or not, this kind of bad weather is sometimes good for fishing. When the weather warms up, fishing can get a bit tough. But when we have the threat of thunderstorms and even rain like we have and will have for a few days, one of the major components in fish biting turns … Continue reading

Can’t duck success

It just keeps getting better. Because the Robertsons are a part of our area and the Duck Commander name has been known around here for 30 years, I think it is especially interesting to keep up with the Beardy Bunch. In case you missed it, they were actually up on Lake D’Arbonne at Ramp Road … Continue reading

Ba$$ Winner$

Gas at $3.49 a gallon is bad. Bass at nearly $1,800 a pound is good. Just ask Richie Moore of West Monroe. He won the annual Ronald McDonald House Ouachita River Big Bass tournament Sunday afternoon. He caught his 5.60 pound bass in the first hour of the tournament Saturday, but had to wait until … Continue reading

Hot fishing with Cold Front Jones

I’ve been fortunate to go bream fishing a couple of different times recently with Dr. Ray Jones, an old friend who I haven’t seen for many years until recently. I got to witness again first hand his prowess with an Uncle Buck’s bream pole at Cheniere Lake and got to see the stark reality of … Continue reading

May Day fishing report

Before we begin this week’s fishing report, think about this: For some reason, when we talk fishing, we almost always talk about the weather. Not only is it a determining factor in deciding IF we will go fishing, it is also a great, perhaps the No. 1, excuse for when we don’t catch fish. Sometimes … Continue reading

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