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Ruston native finds catfish success

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Ruston native Keith Johnson, who now lives near St. Louis MO, has taken what he learned about fishing for catfish on Lake D’Arbonne and applied it to fishing the Missouri River. As a result, he caught this 40-pound catfish along with at least a dozen others that ranged from 10 to over 40 pounds.

Thanks to some lessons learned decades ago by a Lincoln Parish youngster from his mentor, his family is enjoying lip-smacking fried catfish today.

Keith Johnson watched and listened attentively as Lake D’Arbonne fishing legend, I. B. Emmons, demonstrated and taught the proper way to prepare fishing lines to attract some of D’Arbonne’s big flathead (Opelousas) catfish.

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