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Monthly Archives: August 2012
I thought of the post I wrote not that long ago…the one about judging water clarity. I experienced some ridiculously clear water. I knew it was coming with the low river levels and calm winds, but I had no idea it would look this good! We were not that far into Breton Sound when I noticed that I could see fish more than a few feet below the surface in gin-clear water. I jumped out and swam around. I just had to! It was so cool to sit underwater and look up at my boat. I didn’t want to waste any time with it, as I had fish to find. So I took this quick video so I could share it with you. On OneofThePack’s scale this would be a perfect 7. Maybe I can get him to take a look at this and he can chime in?
This is in about 4 feet of water. Can you see the ripples on the sandy bottom?
You may have not heard about it, but a well known Louisiana resident has put a new vacation rental on the market. Connie Glockner, formally of Glockner’s Restaurant on Lake Road in Lacombe and mother of the Big Branch WMA, has brand new accommodations available for rent. But what makes this vacation rental such a formidable fishing and hunting camp?
This is something that can be difficult for some to grasp, so hopefully I can “clear” things up and make your fishing trip more productive. The purpose of this blog post is not to teach you exactly what to look for. It will not give you any hard and fast rules. Rather it will give you a guideline. You can use this guideline to give you an idea where to start if you are not familiar with judging water clarity.
In short, if you’re chasing this out in the marsh you’re wrong. I know, it sounds harsh, but Life is like that. What really makes fishing enjoyable for me (and will certainly improve anyone’s perspective on this fine sport) is hard work and dedication to achieve amazing results.
Some people give me the impression that they want to have their cake and eat it, too. Sometimes I get the vibe they want to run straight to a hotspot and limit out on everything without having had to pay their dues in a single prior fishing trip. Our sport is not so cheap or forgiving.
Immediate satisfaction is not nearly as satisfying as working hard to achieve personal goals. Successful fishing is a mindset.
My philosophy is that if one wants be a master of his craft, he must master the basics. One of the things I didn’t like about becoming a charter captain is the automatic brand that I know everything there is to know and that I do not need to learn anymore. Nay! While I certainly do my best, I still feel that everyday I have something new to learn.
So with that in mind, I decided to go “back to the basics” and write a post about basic terminology, so everyone is on the same sheet of music. This is going to be pretty down and dirty. If you have anything to add, then please comment and let us all know!