Buck Report

Bussey’s first ten pounder reported

It was bound to happen. After several hundred lunker largemouths were released in Bussey several years ago, they were bound to start showing up bigger and better than people expected. And they have. In fact, the “new” Bussey yielded it’s

Bussey opens with a bang!

Bussey Brake reopened for the first time in almost 10 years Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  And it was a hit. Or since it’s fishing, maybe you’d call it a “THUMP”.  Either way, first-day fishermen lined up early and stayed late

Bussey opens Wednesday, July 15!

If you plan on being there Wednesday when Bussey Brake opens back to the public, here’s some things you need to know from LDWF biologist Ryan Daniel. Be aware that you will have to fill out a WMA self-clearing permit

$10,000 crappie

Competitive crappie fishing has become a pretty big deal!  There’s a Crappie Masters national qualifier tournament on the Ouachita River in our backyard July 17&18 and the river will be buzzing with activity. The winners of the pro crappie match

Help wanted!

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Safety is worth the effort

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating another boating fatality, this one from the Fourth of July weekend. A couple was motoring down a river with hand tiller steering when the vessel made a strong turn ejecting

Bussey to re-open on July 15 at 6 a.m.

The much anticipated opening date of the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Morehouse Parish has been determined. The newly renovated WMA will become available to the public on July 15 when the gates open at 6 a.m. The

California Lake named best lake of decade

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. While tournament data could not be gathered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, crunching numbers gathered over the past eight years revealed a surprising Best Bass Lake

Operation Dry Water

This is important, folks. It’s great to have a good time, but if you see somebody who is dangerous or out of control, call it in. The life you save may be your own! Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries