We all have our fishing comfort zones -- those areas that are staples for us that deliver on a regular basis. Marsh Man Masson has those as well, but he also likes to break the mold and fish new stuff that will produce under the right conditions — and he did just that the first week of December. 

After finding productive-looking bayous on the Internet, he went exploring into marshland that was unfamiliar to him, and hit the jackpot — catching marsh bass and redfish almost at will. 

That doesn't mean the day was without its challenges, however. Masson had to cross shallow water to get to the fish, and with the tide falling, that resulted in a narrow escape when the trip was over. In this video, Masson discusses what he looks for and shows how to attack new water to up your chances for success.

We have the video, so we know he survives, but how harrowing was it getting out of the backwaters? Be on the lookout for Part II soon.

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