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2023 Turkey season went well

For the second straight year, the Louisiana turkey harvest was higher than average and in fact, the second best since 2009. Turkey hunters took 2,833 birds in 2023, only down 13 from 2022 (2,846), based on tag validation data. “Good

Get ready for summer at Simmons!

Summertime is here! And that means more than just fishing. Come get stocked up on your lake, pool, and beach gear! @oldrowofficial @yeti

Alton Jones, Jr. shows out on Bussey Brake

MLF photo Can you believe this happened in our backyard, right down the road on Bussey Brake? Awesome. There’s winning, there’s dominating and then there’s what Alton Jones Jr. did to win General Tire Heavy Hitters on Bussey Brake. The

Bastrop, Bussey in national spotlight

Bastrop and Bussey Brake are about to again be on the national fishing stage. Major League Fishing’s Heavy Hitters is coming back to the neighborhood. Caney Creek and Bussey Brake will be hosting some of the top pros in the

Another Bussey giant

Danny Diel can thank his son, Cade, that they were fishing on Bussey Sunday afternoon, April 3. Cade suggested they go to Bussey. While they were fishing just one bush away from from the bush from which he’d hooked and

Mark Your Calendar

Bass Pro Tour set to Return to Where Records Fell for General Tire Heavy Hitters in 2023 The 2022 season kicked off on a trio of relatively unknown lakes outside of Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana: Lake D’Arbonne, Caney Creek, and Bussey Brake

It’s Big Buck Saturday

Saturday, March 4 — All Day Long! It’s time once again for one of the premier outdoor lovers events in Louisiana – the Simmons’ Sporting Goods Big Buck Contest Awards Day. Come on out and check out the big bucks,

Bussey is on fire!

The big bass are on fire at Bussey. And anglers who are catching the big 10-pound plus bass are all carefully weighing them and putting them back to keep developing the lake north of Bastrop as a prime trophy location

Day 60: Turn out the lights

Last one out of the blind, turn out the lights. Or in this case, in the flooded woods. The party is over for this season. We hope it was a good one for you. We gave it our best shot

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