The marsh. I don’t know what it is about this place. It’s just a collection of water and grass — some of it submerged, some of it high and tight, like it was shorn by an Army barber.
It holds no magical powers or mystical allure, but it’s as essential to my well-being as air or food.
Life always pulls me away, but never for more than a few days. I always come back to the marsh I love, with hope in my heart about what’s around the next bend.
In the latest episode of Marsh Man Masson, I got up earlier than a donut fryer to make a long run in the dark in hopes of catching that pre-dawn topwater bite. As it turned out, I probably could have slept in a little bit. The topwater thing worked out — to a degree — but what followed it was some fantastic summertime action deep in the South Louisiana marsh.
I fished under a mostly cloudy sky with intermittent sunny breaks that contributed to my haul. The water had perfect clarity, with about 2 feet of visibility, and it fell hard throughout most of my trip. With were mostly flat calm with an occasional gust to 2 or 3 knots.
I had the boat back on the trailer by 9:15 a.m., and got in a full day’s work afterward. Can there be any better way to start a day?
Check out the video below for all the action.
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