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I have not been on in a while,just thought would post a pic of Toledo Town's salute to our fallen soldiers last week as well to the tragedy in Lafayette.Even though we are here on Toledo Bend,the Lafayette tragedy hit hard here as well.

July 26, 2015 at 9:09am

Just wanted to wish all my friends at LAMAG and all my fishing associates here on the BEND as well as across our great state a MERRY X-MAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.JD

December 24, 2014 at 4:00pm

I have seen numerous post's on the SAC bight here on the Bend.Do not know what HOGMAN50 was using but I can tell you what a lot of the guides are.A small 1/8oz spinner called WEDGE RUNNER,in black/chart,salt & pepper,and pearl/chart,slow winding over the grass down on the south end.We here at Stanley introduced this last year.Just thought I would help out the SAC fisherman.JD

February 15, 2013 at 6:24am

HAPPY NEW YEAR FELLOW SPORTSMAN.Also a little heads up on a new item for the new year called'TOP TOAD'Will be out soon.You will like this.JD

January 01, 2013 at 7:29am

A tragic accident that took a 21yr old man here Monday night when severe weather ahead of this front,rolled in about 9:00.They made it to the bank at the Lanana bridge,but the wind blew there small boat off the bank,the young man not thinking went in after it,in less than 5min.he was gone,hyperthermia.Rescue divers found him the next day in 8ft of water.As cold as our waters are now,your chances of survival are slim.So PLEASE put on those life jackets,your life could depend on it.BE SAFE.JD

December 12, 2012 at 6:28am

The crew here at 'RIBBIT VILLE' on the mighty T-Bend,would like to wish all our LAS friends a happy and safe Thanksgiving.JD

November 21, 2012 at 2:30pm

It's going to be a very busy week here on the Bend,with practice day 1 starting today,T-Town is covered up with wrap boats this A.M.getting ready to hit the pond.No real weather issue until mid week,so they should have a good practice.Will try to keep you updated.JD

June 04, 2012 at 6:31am

I would have never guessed we would come from a almost shut down T-BEND to probably over full pool by the week-end,in about a 2 wk time frame.We got hammered with a +- 10' flood in 2 days.You bush fisherman are going to have a field day with miles of flooded bushes,willows and hay grass,they will be there.Tony Taylor popped in on me yesterday morn,they are having there annual tourney,pointed him in the direction I feel should prevail with these flooded conditions we have now,A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME NOW.Good luck Tony.JD

March 22, 2012 at 6:58am

I saw this morning on Yahoo.com front page,that LSU has signed the #1 ranked high school quarterback in the country,Gunner Kiel from Indiana.HAPPY NEW YEAR,buy the way the white pearch are on in the river at the COOP here on the Bend.JD

December 29, 2011 at 2:14pm

My self and the crew here at RIBBIT-VILLE and CHUB-VILLE,want to wish all of our Louisiana Sportsman dear close friends a MERRY CHRISTMAS.On my way to Kansas tomorrow to spend some time with family.We hope everyone has a great holiday.JD

December 22, 2011 at 3:09pm

In the January issue,I wrote about the winter SAC run should be good with the current water conditions.The cold water temps have triggered the bite according to my good friend JT at LTD guide service,the river bite is ON.Just thought I would give all you perch-jerckers an update.ITS TIME.JD

December 09, 2011 at 7:45am

I have been wanting to try the GHOST BLIND,they are a little pricey,so before I buy one,just curious if any one has used one.I really like to get in there face and up close,the mirror effect really look's like the real deal.Any fead-back would be appreciated.JD

November 17, 2011 at 6:46am

Zach and his dad was deer hunting and three hogs came out, a sow and two smaller one's. He picked out the bigger one and nail it. Good Job Zach

October 31, 2011 at 12:44pm

I left RIBBITVILLE Friday afternoon,looking forward to a week-end of fine tuning a few stands at the lease.Pulled in my drive way to find my house had been broken into.Three deer rifle's and a Browning shot gun gone.I was so sick I wanted to throw-up and with gun season next week.I could say a bunch of 4 letter word's to these low life YOU KNOW WHAT'S.What do you all think should be done.JD

October 16, 2011 at 8:43am

For those who are following the water situation here on the BEND,as of 7-29,162.33,that is at the damn,lower than that north.Got to get on the pond this AM,be safe..JD

July 30, 2011 at 6:26am

Got word from Capt Bill Lake that Capt Travis Lovell and his lovely bride are going to be proud parents Monday..Just wanted to be first to congratulate them both on the addition to the family,maybe will have another star Capt..Please update everyone Capt Travis when the blessed event happens,good luck..JD

July 17, 2011 at 7:37am

This is not fish related,the lake level now has broke 42 yrs of record keeping,with the old record set in Dec-2005 at 162.905..Now,as of 6:00 this morning,162.823 according to the SRA,with no end in sight..The Texas SRA buoy tenders have pulled boat lane markers in the Housen area and are marking stumps in the lanes with PVC pipe,extreme caution needs to be taken in running the Bend wright now..I am not saying stay away,just be careful..JD

July 08, 2011 at 6:59am

Has this ever happened to you?Had a couple of guys a couple weeks ago,one up by me,rares back and catches one of my spinning rods,slams me in the back of the head and I see my Carolina rig rod go over the side.So this morn I got my telescopic push pole and a steel garden rack and a role of duck tape,if that doesn't work I got a metal fish stringer.Rods in 7-8ft with a lot of grass,will see..JD

July 02, 2011 at 6:39am

A few years ago the SRA bought two stoop clearing barges to clean existing lanes as well as making new ones and clearing large areas for other water sports.Well that's all well and fine,with a 8' boom,these areas were cut at about mid to upper 160's,now we are 162 and dropping.I am hearing reports from my fellow charter boats as well as shoreline construction barges,that the cut trees in these areas are at or just below the surface.Caution needs to be observed in these areas,now the lanes cut before the lake filled appear to be OK.In my opinion,those barges need to be brought back while the BEND is down and re-cut,to insure safety.I hope the SRA is looking in to this..JD

June 20, 2011 at 7:28am

I have to tell you what I already new,but experiencing first hand verified my feelings about Capt Bill Lake and his crew,Capt Travis Lovell,Capt Gerald Ellender,Capt George Landry and Capt Ricky Brondum.My self and my two boys spent a day with each one and I can tell you they take what they do very serious to make sure the customer comes away with memories they will never forget.After three days at Capt Bill's lodge,which is as first class as it gets,left with a treasure of life long memories and pic's.Capt Bill Lake and I have been good friends for at least 12 yrs and have supported him all the way,rest assured that this relationship has become even more stronger and I will always be there for him and his crew.Any one looking for a fishing experience of a life time,Capt Bill is the man...JD

June 17, 2011 at 1:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Tensas NWR 10pt. in response to a report titled: Tensas NWR 10pt.

Capt TL,ya buddy.JD

January 20, 2015 at 6:47am
A comment titled: PIGS in response to a report titled: Redfish Slam

I bet there reals were on fire with those line strippers.JD

March 17, 2014 at 6:59am
A comment titled: TOLEDO BEND in response to a report titled: Toledo Bend Info

Brad,give me a call 800-256-2075,would be glad to help.JD

February 24, 2014 at 7:32am
A comment titled: LOUISIANA in response to a report titled: Freshwater or Saltwater

It is amazing what our great state LA has to offer,no where else like it that I am aware of,JD

February 24, 2014 at 7:17am
A comment titled: NEED SOME HEAT in response to a report titled: Its That Time Of The Year!

Ya buddy,if we could only catch a break with the cold.JD

February 11, 2014 at 12:20pm
A comment titled: SCOTTS DEAR in response to a report titled: Big Buck Bow Kill

Scott,great buck,Candy and Krissy both sent me picks.Were you shaking,I believe I would have stroked out.One for the wall no dought.JD

January 25, 2014 at 6:52am
A comment titled: VUDU SHRIMP in response to a report titled: Tuesday Trout Slam!

The Bayou Box full up on VUDU,Sweat JD

December 11, 2013 at 6:48am
A comment titled: PINK VUDU in response to a report titled: Sunday Slam

Great box Capt Bill,Pink Vudu did the job for your customers,I am sure they were pleased.JD

November 18, 2013 at 10:26am
A comment titled: COLD T BEND in response to a report titled: north toledo bend???

Man, you like a challenge don't you.An arctic front has come through,27-28 the last 2 mornings,27 here now,full moon Sunday,and both generators at the damn running 24 hrs.But,warming up through week-end.Water temps before all of this was upper 60's,low 70's,I am sure that has changed.The blade bite has been good,traps,top water,6-2ft.Mid day on should be the most productive,morning slow.Good Luck.JD

November 14, 2013 at 6:40am
A comment titled: VUDU SHRIMP in response to a report titled: Great Trout Fishing Down Dularge!

Oh,pearl-chart VUDU should be there today.JD

November 07, 2013 at 6:09am
A comment titled: V-RIG in response to a report titled: Great Trout Fishing Down Dularge!

Great job Capt Bill,I know your customers had a blast.JD

November 07, 2013 at 6:06am
A comment titled: T BEND GIANT in response to a report titled: 13 point

Colton, that is one fine buck.Where was it taken,my lease is on HWY 6 and 191,Saulter Creek,JD

November 04, 2013 at 6:19am
A comment titled: FINALLY in response to a report titled: Summer Time Bite Is On!

Good luck with the oilman's tour.Finally got a wind switch from hard south to NW.LSU Chubs on the way.JD

May 22, 2013 at 7:22am
A comment titled: VUDU SHRIMP in response to a report titled: Vudu Shrimp at'''www.shadycajin.com''

A heavier wire hook is on the way,back off your drag a little.JD

May 12, 2013 at 6:23am
A comment titled: VUDU SHRIMP in response to a report titled: Vudu Shrimp at'''www.shadycajin.com''

Good point.JD

May 09, 2013 at 4:31pm
A comment titled: VUDU SHRIMP in response to a report titled: Vudu Shrimp at'''www.shadycajin.com''

Through the roof here,amazing.JD

May 09, 2013 at 6:40am
A comment titled: VUDU SHRIMP in response to a report titled: Tuesday Reds,Trout and Flounder

Capt Bill,forgot to tell you,the next production run on VUDU,will sport a new heavier wire hook,to handle the reds.JD

April 26, 2013 at 6:19am
A comment titled: VUDU SHRIMP in response to a report titled: VUDU SHRIMP

New VUDU colors are in,thanks Capt Bill.JD

April 20, 2013 at 7:12am
A comment titled: SAC'S in response to a report titled: Big Sacs

Your welcome Capt Bill,is the CAJUN CORNER going to carry the 2'WTM.Hey Capt Craig,now I have a face to the name.JD

April 11, 2013 at 4:20pm
A comment titled: BGS BOX in response to a report titled: Dularge Reds & Trout!

The BGS BOX fool again,as always.JD

March 13, 2013 at 6:44am
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