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A really big splash

Congratulations to a couple of local fishermen who recently made a big SPLASH on Toledo Bend! Ray Albritton of West Monroe landed a fish of a lifetime to win the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend. More than 3,000 fishermen took part in the tourney that offered a total of $500,000 in cash … Continue reading

Go fish…for free!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries invites Louisianans of all ages to fish for free the first weekend in June without a fishing license on any of the state’s public waters. Louisiana offers miles of shoreline and a myriad of freshwater lakes, marsh, and bayous to take opportunity of during this annual event. The … Continue reading

Goo-gle

I guess if you have enough time to Google “recipes for goo”, you deserve what you get. Here’s the first thing Google offered: “Let’s Make Slime!  This is a collection of slime recipes for kids. You’ll find goo, ooze, flubber, oobleck, putty, and many more types of slime. Slime recipes are a great way to … 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

The good life at Eagle Point

I’ve been blessed with many memorable days in my life. One of them centers on a little one-acre piece of hillside on the edge of Lake D’Arbonne in a development called Eagle Point. It started   to take shape as I was fishing out on the lake and seeing the preliminary work being done on the … Continue reading

Keeping up with the Krappie King

Krappie King Karl Kalonka made quite an impression when he came to town to film some of the great crappie fishing here on Lake D’Arbonne a few weeks back. Since the new show, “Krappie Kings” has started airing on the Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, I’ve been taping the shows and watching them. Karl … 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

Amazing Grace

Wow! A sign in the front yard of one of this week’s tornado victims in Arkansas. In all things, those that trust the Lord turn to him! But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly 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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