For only the fourth time in 82 years the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo has been cancelled. Its cancellation leaves a void in many saltwater anglers that will be hard to fill. The rodeo is the culmination of summer.
Marsh bass have a rough life. Unlike their fat kin that bide their time lazily lounging under logs in lakes, marsh bass spend their days battling tidal current, searching for something to eat and evading schools of roaming redfish.
I remember watching Hank Parker fishing with a spincast rod and reel on his television show several years ago. He was fishing for crappie, and he claimed that using the push-button reel and limber rod allowed him to present his jig to fish that were virtually unmolested right in the middle of a bustling lake.