Earlier in the year, crappie on Lake D’Arbonne moved from the 30-foot channels to the 12- to 15-foot flats, then into the shallows to spawn. To catch fish after the spawn, you just need to follow the fish right back out. […]
When it comes to finding crappie on trees, concentration and patience are important. But nothing can make up for experience. […]
If you want to stay on Rick Hill’s good side, just mind your manners. Or, to be more exact, mind your minnows. […]
Noted historian William Camden wrote, “The sea hath fish for every man.” If he were around Lake D’Arbonne this month, he would need to say, “The lake hath catfish for every man. Plenty of catfish.” […]
During a lengthy law enforcement career, Jay Kavanaugh of Ruston spent a lot of time patrolling important areas of Lincoln Parish. Now he has traded that in for doing the same thing on area lakes. This time of year, you’ll find him on regular patrol out on the flats of Lake D’Arbonne in search of big post-spawn crappie. […]
John Odom is a big guy — 6-foot, 4-inches and 290 pounds “after a recent diet,” he informed me.
On the telephone he sounded like a pretty standard-sized guy, but with his powerful, sloping shoulders and fluidly graceful movements he looked like a football player, which is what he was.