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      "COME RELAX IN OUR WORLD..."

            WATER TEMPERATURE ALERT!!!!!!!
Last night the water temperature got down to 73 degrees.  We anticipate a constant drop in the nighttime temps to be high to mid fifties.  Small schools of shad have been see roaming around cypress
trees. A few bass seen chasing them.  Larger schools
were seen out  considerably past the end of piers.  In the coming weeks, we should see both and bass and white perch start to "load" up on food before winter gets here.  Don't forget the grass early...heart-stopping action.
        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.
                 COME TO LAKE BRUIN NOW!!!
The lake can be YOURS!!!  With school in session, football season underway, and hunting season about to blow the doors wide-open, ALMOST NO ONE IS OUT ON THE LAKE.  Fish without being run over by boats pulling kids in circles.  Find a spot to pull those kids in circles.  Party barge ride unencumbered.  The trees are beginning to paint the shore line.  It's not too hot to enjoy any activity you ran from this summer. It's a perfect time to come enjoy one of the most beautiful lakes in the South.  (and the fishing ain't too bad either...)

 WATER TEMPERATURE
      75 (AT NIGHT)
     WATER CLARITY
            clear
     WATER LEVEL
     8" below 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.
     LAKE BRUIN HAMBURGERS 
              WITH CHEESE

Just an idea for this month of October.  Kids will really get a kick out of making their own scary face with a slice of cheese.
CURRENT MOON
WHO'S GOT LIVE BAIT?
Go to the live bait page button to see.
How many games will LSU win 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.
     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.

It's amazing Einstein lived so long ago and he knew everything that can be said about some of my neighbors!
 10 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR ONLINE PRIVACY!!!
Go to the button at the top of the page for 10 ways to protect your
privacy while online.  My favorite one is using "DuckDuckGo" as my search engine instead of Google. DuckDuckGo is completely private and they do not track your searches.  Hopes all this helps someone.
     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!!!!
      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 GAUGE
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:  Finesse worm always good around piers and
                             trees off bank.  Do not ignore the Zoom 
                            Speed Craw.....watermelon red wouldn't be
                            a bad idea.  Watch both ends of the lake for
                            bass early and late.



               White Perch:  Still under pier platforms.  HOWEVER, they
                              will move into shallower water early and late.
                              A jig under a cork in 5' to 6' water will be
                              a pretty good bet as we progress toward
                              winter.  Don't forget crappie nibbles.
                              Never, never, never forget to try these 
                              tasty fish in 12 to 18 feet of water around
                              structure.


               Bream:  Slow to nonexistent. You have to work to
                             catch enough to feed the family.


                              
 
 
 
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
         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
During the 2013-2014 deer season, we took 166,200 deer as compared to 183,600 feral pigs.  LDWF estimates that there are some 500,000 hogs in our state. Sows can produce an average 12 piglets each year. LDWF states to just maintain a stable number that we must take 75% of the total population each year!!!
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...what is it?  Out of 20 guesses, 3 people correctly said that the picture to the
right is a picture of....
(drum roll):

  FROZEN BUBBLES!!!

 
 
 
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