Adjusting on the fly is key

Earlier this year, Nick Young and father Jock beat 100 of the best crappie fishing teams in the South to claim the Crappie Masters Louisiana State Championship on Lake D’Arbonne with two seven-fish limits weighing 24.4 pounds. […]


Flat out crappie

“The fish have it backwards when it comes to the weather,” Nick Young said as he cruised his big Ranger down the edge of the boat channel, scanning his electronics for suspended crappie. […]


Try crawfish for Lake D’Arbonne bream

Bluegill and chinquapin bream are just getting going on Lake D’Arbonne in Union Parish. And while there are many ways to catch them, you need to stand out in the crowd to make the most of it — and that doesn’t mean wearing a bright yellow shirt or singing country songs loudly in the boat. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Get creative for Lake D’Arbonne crappie

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. […]