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D'Arbonne advice

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Going to D'Arbonne in 2 weeks. Staying at state park. Bringing the family and would like to find a few fish but have never been to this lake before. Anyone have any advice? Not just on fishing but on boating this lake as well. Anything I need to watch out for?

Caney you out there? This is your neck of the woods.

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Go to the Louisiana message boards on crappie.com and ask the same question. There are a lot of people from northern LA that belong to the site and have seen a bunch of reports from D'arbonne.
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Just a heads up that this lake is full of stumps. There is a main boat channel that is wide and clear which covers a large portion of the lake. Since you are staying at the state park, head back to the boat launch that is right at the store on the bottom of the hill. The channel is right there when you put in, it runs along the houses on the right or under the bridge. Right around that bridge is where they tear up the sac-a-lait, deepest part of the channel. Go down the boat run (away from the state park) and look for any channels off to the left. You should be able to tear up the bream along those banks. You can also catch some good bass along the docks and piers. My main advice is if you're not on the main boat run go very slow. I usually troll when I get off the channel. Be aware of the stumps.
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'Preciate the advice. Stumps was my concern as well. Love fishing them but don't want to hit one while running for a lil relaxation. That's why i no longer go to bistineau with the fam. Figured there must be a channel though since the website said skiing is popular on the lake.
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i haven't fished there in a couple of years, but the lake is absoulutly loaded with structure. i hit a snag in what is called the channel!! be careful!
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As many have mentioned the stumps are "bad" as I hit one in the channel just a couple of weeks ago. (I have a Alumaweld boat but still freaked me out because of my transducers)
A friend mentioned to me to head north about 1/2 mile from the boat launch at Corney Creek and work the piers off to the right of the channel(It swings in close to those piers and the bass stage there to feed close to deep water)use texas rigged plum colored Zoom finesse worms to load the boat. Another good spot on Corney Creek is across from these piers on the left hand side of the channel. There is a large inlet with a flat and plenty of stick ups.Good luck!

MV
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