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             FLORIDA BASS UPDATE!!! 
We heard from Senator Francis Thompson why we did not receive the 20,000 Florida bass we were suppose to receive.
His response is up on the "Sen. Thompson" button.
To his credit, he answered our request in a very timely fashion and we appreciate his efforts.  At this time we have yet to hear a word from our Representative, Mr. Andy Anders.  As for getting more Florida bass, we hopefully can get assistance from our Police Jury in the future.


        LAKE ACCESS LOTS FROM $21,900
Pier, boat launch, and pavilion for property owners only!!!
Great opportunity for two families to enjoy Lake Bruin for very little money.  Fish and/or boat Lake Bruin in the summer and hunt the wildlife refuge in the winter.  Contact
Andrea Upchurch at Jones and Upchurch, Inc. at 601-831-6490.
Due to the horrible accident suffered last week, we urge everyone with a boat lift to make sure they have a "GFCI". It's designed to protect people from severe or fatal electrical shocks.
You can order one from Boat Lift Distributors for $45 plus freight. 1-800-667-9998 (8-5 M-F
.)
 WATER TEMPERATURE
              91
     WATER CLARITY
            clear
     WATER LEVEL
            pool
          FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 ACRES
126 feet lake frontage with 240 feet blacktop.  Pier post driven waiting to be decked.  Canal access up one side of property.
Sturdy metal building includes 4 bathrooms, huge bar, refrigerated boxes for food or beverages, large outdoor attached cooking area and a 1,000 gallon grease trap.  All this and more
for $250,000.  Call 318-381-9583 for an appointment today!!!
Your weather just got better.
       BEGINNING TO SEE RED???
As I always like to point out immediately after the
4th of July, the cypress trees have begun their methodical trek toward the colors of fall.  The heat of the season actually induces the needles to turn that
beautiful burnt-orange color.  If you examine some trees from a distance, you will notice that fall twinge
of Mother Nature's paint brush around the edges.  Take the time to follow these trees to the completion of their fall color.  It's stunning to say the least. 
      THE ULTIMATE WATERSLIDE!!!!
CURRENT MOON
WHO'S GOT LIVE BAIT?
Go to the live bait page button to see.
Where will you vacation this year?
  
pollcode.com free polls 
Whether at the camp or office, isn't it nice to know when the coffee was made? Use only two cups to fix
the problem.
BREAM SECRETS!!! To the left is the famous Johnson Beetlespin.  For over 20 years the first choice of ultra-light bream fisherman.
One of the best is the 1/32-oz. grub with a black body and chartreuse stripes.  Can be found everywhere for approximately $1.19.  Package comes with one rigged and 3 bodies.
 
     WHOLE BREAM
Do you either fillet a bream or maybe cut a slit or two in his side to cook him? Well.....here's a different way to clean one and easily remove practically all the meat.  Go to the "clean bream" button at the top for a page that has step by step pictures and a "how to" description.     

100' X 300' LAKEFRONT LOT
GREAT FOR KIDS...NOT ON MAIN ROAD
Covenants--No Trailers
$95,000
Andrea Upchurch, Jones & Upchurch, Inc.
601-831-6490

Here's a great sunset picture taken at Lake Bruin by Wendy Wright from Richardson, Texas.
She was nice enough to send us more than a few and in the next few days we will be posting another one of her photos of our beautiful lake.

      THANK YOU WENDY!!!
               FOOD...WEATHER...FISHING INFO...REAL ESTATE... 
                                   ANY QUESTIONS?????
                           Email us at
fishlakebruin@att.net         
   LATE SUMMER BASSIN' TIPS

Pro Mark Davis works 14 to 18 feet of water (sometimes deeper) as summer winds down. He throws a Carolina rig with soft plastics (esp. big worms) and sometimes even stick baits. He says the key is to fish slow (which works all year).
Whenever he hits a piece of cover, he simply stops his rig and allows it to sit there for up to 30 seconds (keeping it in the strike zone).  Since Lake Bruin is a clear water lake, the larger bass will be deeper.  Look for cover (i.e., the alligator grass) close to deep water for this presentation.
        NEW ZOOM COLORS
Electric Shad (350) on left and Green Flash (351) on right.  Offered in most all soft plastics manufactured by Zoom.           
WIN ANY WATER BALLOON
              FIGHT
A real game-changer.  Fill & tie water balloons in seconds.  Attach to garden hose and get ready to win any water balloon fight. 
Go to
www.vat19.com  then click on 
"fun stuff" on the left hand side of the page.  Then scroll down and click on "water balloon filler and tying tool".  $9.99 is all you pay for a million dollars of fun.
            DO NOT USE E15 GAS IN YOUR BOAT!!!
Tests conducted by major marine engine manufacturers have found E15 gasoline causes major problems, including damage to valves, push rods and bearings; performance issues, such as drivability; increased water absorption in the tank; fuel tank corrosion; increased emission of smog-forming pollutants; and potential safety issues for boaters who operate in harsh marine environments.  Watch this  video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceW9Nc1hVHU
BAD FOR YOUR CAR, BAD FOR YOUR BOAT...
     CHAR-GRILLED OYSTERS & MORE AT HOME!!!!
  You can now order inventor and restaurateur George Schwing's SOS Oyster Shells.  You get 12 large, flat-bottom, stainless steel oyster shells that are sanitary and deep enough for your sauce, oysters, shrimp, or vegetables.  Made to be used over and over again.  They can be ordered at www.sosoystershells.com . Better yet, stop by Schwing's restaurant at 1204 W. 21st Avenue in Covington, LA and enjoy some of the best food on the Northshore.  MMMMMM, I can smell those char-oysters on the grill right now!!!  
 
GOIN' OFFSHORE FISHING??
For offshore wind speeds, directions, etc. go to
www.louisiana-offshore.com
Here, whether you are going or not, you can see wave heights and everything you will want to know.
 BERKLEY CRAPPIE NIBBLES

Dissolves slowly in water and creates a
scent cloud.  If you leave a few out overnight, they will harden up and stay on the hook longer.  A REAL MUST HAVE
ADDITION TO YOUR JIG!!!!
WORLD RECORD SUNFISH
Hector Brito took this 5.78 lb. sunfish
from Lake Havasu (Arizona) using a
dropshot rig consisting of a no. 8 gold
Aberdeen hook and a nightcrawler.
The record is pending and if approved
it will beat the current record of 5.55
lbs (caught in 2011)
      FORGET SHOOTING SKEET...
  Go to www.gnatshoot.co.uk then click on the video
  button on the left side of the page.  This is crazy.

WORLDS  COOLEST
     RAIN GUAGE
A copper flute collects the water and a blue polycarbonate measuring tube fits inside the collection flute.  As water fills the copper flute, the blue tube floats up displaying the amount of rain.
9" tabletop stand and 24" stake rain guage. Decorative and works.
www.worldscoolestrainguage.com
     THE PROWLER JIG


This is a very slow sinking jig.
Sink rate is 2 to 5 seconds per
foot.  Comes in several colors.
Kind of pricey at $4.99 but is a good looking bait.
www.bassattackerlures.com
SEA SALT & HONEY ICE CREAM

Definitely not a diet item, but a good recipe for a one time a summer blow-out.  No ice cream freezer needed.
Rich, creamy, sweet and salty taste.
Recipe from Kitchen Treaty blog. www.kitchentreaty.com/sea-salt-honey-ice-cream-no-machine-needed/

SMARTBAITS change colors as water temperatures change. They manufacture hardbaits, softbaits, and glowbaits that imitate bleeding preyfish.  Their glowbaits will glow for hours after being left out in sunlight. On the left are examples of their softbaits and on the right are some of their hardbaits.  See them all and a great description at: 
www.smartbaits.net
Boat lift installations...We also make custom cradles for all boats. 35 years experience.  Harold (Coon) Kirkpatrick, Jr.  318-282-3404
       STRIKEBACK
      SPINNERBAIT
Mega Strike has a bait that keeps the head, wire, and blade stationary and allows the hook to pivot.  Fish strike a spinnerbait from a side angle about 90% of the time.  $7.95
www.megastrikefishingproducts.com

           THE RICH HISTORY OF TENSAS PARISH

First library founded in 1951 in St. Joseph.  It was located in the St. Joseph Water Works building.

First white child born in Tensas Parish was Albert Bondurant at Pleasant View Plantation.

First bank was the Bank of St. Joseph (1902).  Currently known as Cross Keyes Bank.

First newspaper was the Tensas Gazette (1852).  It has operated on a continuous basis with the exception of the Civil War years. 




 NEED A NEW BOAT LIFT???
Boat Lift Distributors since 1974
has helped with lifts, davits, lift parts, hoist, pwc lifts, jet ski lifts, electrical winches, dock accessories and boating needs.
Fast delivery from their Houston
Texas plant. 1-800-657-9998
or
www.boatliftdistributors.com
    MEGA STRIKE "FLICKSTICK"
Different approach to the wacky worm. The hook area is made from denser material for longer life and contrast. Weedless jighead instead of open hook. Designer likes to let it sink to bottom and then flick it every few sections.  This new approach to an old bait comes from 
www.megastrikefishingproducts.com
 
                      FISHING NIBBLE:
              
                   Bass:  Outer trees and piers.  Fish shade.
                              Try topwater early.  Try alligator grass
                              that has suddenly started to emerge from
                              old Shilo campground north
(FROG)  
                             TRY FISHING DEEP FLATS OFF WEEDBEDS.
                             Look for ledges along the outside edges
                             where it drops into deeper water.
                             Ran a crank bait as close to the edge of the
                             weeds as possible.  Second choice:
                             Texas-rigged worm or drop shot or better
                             yet, throw a Carolina rig with a crank bait.


       White Perch:  Still under pier platforms. Fish the shade.
                              As usual for this time of year, go deep.


                Bream:  Have moved into shallows.  Look
                              for my description (and pictures of baits
                              and my fish cleaning technique...with pictures.) 
                              
 
   KOOL-AID POPCORN
This is a unique way to present popcorn to your kids and guests.  Go to www.momsandmunchkins.ca
for the recipe. Thanks to Cheryl for this special treat.
 
 
AWESOME FIRE PIT SWING SET
Materials:
6- Bags of Sacreete (or Quickcreete – whatever you call it) one for each upright.
6- 6x6x10′s (for the uprights)
6- 6x6x8′s for the top sections
6- 2x6x8′s for the stabilizers that go kitty corner on top of 6×6′s (for strength)
24- 3/8′s x 8″ lags for laggin the top horizontal pieces to the uprights (countersunk)
24- 4″ Deck screws for screwing the top pieces together horizontally before lagging them.
24 – 3″ Deck screws for screwing the top 2×6 stabilizers to the 6×6′s
10- 3/8×8″ eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings
ANDREA UPCHURCH, 
is a realtor and longtime property owner at Lake Bruin.
Let Andrea assist you in finding that perfect camp or home on Lake Bruin or in the area on other lakes.  Professionalism and attention to every one of your real estate needs are attended to by Andrea if you are buying or selling. 
BUY OR LIST WITH THE BEST...
ANDREA UPCHURCH. 601-831-6490
MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVEL
        AT VICKSBURG
             
Click on: 
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=jan&gage=vckm6
CONTACT ANDREA AT:
www.lakebruinhomes.com
         MISSING PLANE???
WWW.FLIGHTRADAR24.COM might have helped. This site shows all the planes in the air right now!!! The left hand column shows the number of planes. To view your region or town, zoom by tapping with your mouse. Click on airplane to show airline, type plane, speed, altitude in real time (re-set every 10 seconds). On some flights you can click on "view from cockpit" to see what the pilots see. INTERESTING SITE.
         LAKE BRUIN
 WATERMELLON JERKEY
This concentrates sweetness and ends the mess of eating a mellon.
Slice a 1/4 of mellon into 1/4-inch strips and cut off rind. Place in dehydrator at 135-degrees for 18 to 24 hours. Store in ziplock. Sweet treat without added sugar
.
DID YOU KNOW GOOGLE CAN'T KEEP A SECRET?
They observe your searches so advertisers can target you.  They also have been known to give that information to law enforcement agencies (for certain people this might be a good thing).  Here is a list of search engines that will protect your privacy:
Duck Duck Go--one of the best out there
Wolfram Alpha--best for research & calculations.  Beats Google by a mile.
Blekko--gives links to answer your searches
IxQuick--really quick answers
Yippy--blocks adult content
Mazoon--best for smartphones
Izik--best for tablets
(One more thing:  Google is anti-gun)

            NeverWet

 

Rust-Oleum® NeverWet is a two-step product system designed to create a moisture repelling barrier on a variety of surfaces. It is suitable for use on metal, wood, aluminum, galvanized metal, PVC, concrete, masonry, asphalt, vinyl siding, fiberglass, canvas, most plastics and more. Read the NeverWet instructions for more information about application and use.

  • Not intended to be applied to electronic devices or clothing
  • Sprays clear and dries to a flat light haze
  • Durable formulation, ideal for indoor/outdoor conditions
  • Dries fast — 30 minutes to touch

    WWW.RUSTOLEUM.COM/NEVERWET

  JUNE IS THE MONTH
    FOR WEDDINGS!

FAVARO'S ROD & REEL REPAIR
9 AM - 5 PM Monday--Friday
(225) 355-4368
3003 Weller Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Bill Favaro, owner
        GORILLA HINGES
Replacement hinges for Igloo, Gott, Thermos, and Rubbermaid coolers.
Food grade quality hinges can also be
used on tool boxes, tackle boxes, and
even gun cases.  $9.79
www.coolcoolerparts.com
       MAKIN' MEMORIES
Doug & Bella Bickley score again!!!
Lake Bruin is the perfect place to connect with kids, the family, or even yourself.  You can't get smiles like this playing a video game inside.  And you can't buy white perch at the grocery store.
THIS EAGLE REALLY, REALLY WANTED THIS FISH. I DIDN'T KNOW THEY COULD SWIM.
LOUISIANA PROPERTY
            TAXES
Go to: www.latax.state.la.us/
1. click on parish tax rolls (on left)
2. select parish & year
3. select 1 of 4 options
4. select submit
See everyone's property taxes.
                   

THE FAMOUS RED SOLO
Were you aware of the accurate measurements for adult beverages you could make with a red solo?
I always thought it was just decoration, but the rings on the cup actually serve a purpose. Although it is probably considered "uncivilized", the only measurement we used in college was to the top.  Impress your friends with your new found knowledge of the red solo cup. 

 YOU GOTTA
        SEE
  THIS SHOT
A 1000 yard shot made with a hand gun.  9mm to boot.  All equipment and shells customized, but who cares at 1000 yards.  The only thing I wanted to see was for the shooter to do it twice. I don't know how many shells I would use, but you can bet it would be more than a few boxes.

Sooooo, you thought you had everything?....Bet you don't have a pair of bottle opening sunglasses.  The arms are made of titanium for added strength and the lenses are polarized.  All this can be yours for only $145.00 from
www.williampainter.com
                 STRIKE KING
          RAGE BLADE SWIM JIG

This new Strike King swim jig has a newly designed jointed blade and head that increases action.  This new design increases hookups and reduces snagging.  It provides a realistic swimming action and also includes the "perfect skirt", a twin tail trailer for added action.
I don't know if this stat is low or high, but I know this...it amazes me how many kids AND adults that pass me and are texting while driving.  Please, please don't text while driving. 
WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV/PRETEND
This is the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program.  It provides the facts about flooding and it's effect on you and your property.  Fema maps are not complete for all areas of Lake Bruin, however, you can search other areas where you own property and find out your risk there.  On the site you can find a cost calculator and scenario videos (which are minimally helpful).  The most important fact to get from this site is that:  only flood insurance covers flood damage.  Your regular homeowners policy does NOT.


 
   THIS IS WHY OUR
    DOGS DON'T LIKE
                US




        ENTERGY INFO

For ALL kinds of information on power outages in Louisiana
or Mississippi go to our "entergy" button at the top of
this page.  Smart phone and computer details there.
     GRILLGRATES
Raised rail design over base valleys with holes. Perfectly sears meat without burning.
Juices are kept with the food to sizzle back and add flavor (avoiding flareups). They are pricey, but considering how good they work, we think they are worth it. Can be found at Amazon.com or at your local grill store.
       WHAT IS IT?

Ok, you have had plenty of time to examine the picture to the right. What is it?  These are various items found mixed in with sand.  Who knew???

 
 
 
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