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Weather cold, but fishing is hot

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Bobby Phillips, north Louisiana’s crappie fishing experts, pulls another slab from the cold waters of Lake D’Arbonne. Just because the weather turns cold doesn’t mean that the fish go into dormancy. They follow the shad and where an angler finds shad, they will also find the fish.

There’s this guy in my hunting club who feels sorry for me, because he knows that if I want to eat fish this time of year, I’ll have to open a can of tuna. His benevolence and keeping the true spirit of the season in giving was manifested when I drove home from church Sunday to find an ice chest by our front door. Inside the chest, covered in ice, were ten big crappie; all I had to do was filet and fry ‘em. Mike Brister had delivered me an early Christmas gift.

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