The polar vortex that made North America more resemble Antarctica during New Year celebrations didn't exactly bypass the Deep South.
Many anglers assumed that meant fishing was out of the question, but actually cold, low water can present some unusual opportunities -- like standing along a two-lane highway and catching redfish until you hope your arms fall off.
Marsh Man Masson set out to see if a stretch of bayou between Shell Beach and Hopedale had filled up with fish, like it's done in previous bitterly cold conditions, and sure enough, the action was the best of the year. In the video, he and his son Joel caught fish on almost every cast, releasing most but giving a few away to other anglers.
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