Marsh Man Masson vid: Cranking up crabs with incredible underwater footage

Check out the feeding frenzy going on under the surface.

Lots of parties in South Louisiana, of course, include some type of boiled seafood. Being a native of the best region on the planet, I wanted to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s birth with some red, white and blue crabs. So, my buddy Dan McNeil and I took our sons out near the Chalmette Wall long before sunrise on July 4th to see if any of the tasty crustaceans wanted to be the guests of honor.

Fortunately, plenty were willing to play along, providing a delicious meal that preceded that evening’s fireworks. It was a feast fit for the founding fathers.

Best of all, I once again attached a GoPro video camera to one of the nets and dropped it down to see what the bait would attract. A couple of keeper crabs found the chicken wing, but not before a marauding horde of catfish and pinfish tore it to shreds. It’s some of the most incredible underwater footage we’ve ever seen. Watch it, and see if you agree.

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Todd Masson has covered outdoors in Louisiana for a quarter century, and is host of the Marsh Man Masson channel on YouTube.