For Episode 19 I chat with Sam Collett. Tune in and listen to him talk about his take on catching fish in Louisiana's marsh and his creative venture, Marsh Hen Media.
Sam Collett, like most of our guests, is a born-and-bred Louisiana angler who spent his entire life fishing her waters. Sam spent his childhood in Bogalusa, where he fished in ponds for freshwater species. He eventually moved to Covington where he spent his fishing trips in nearby Lake Pontchartrain, fishing for speckled trout and redfish. He would also go with his father down to St. Bernard Parish and launch out of Campo's Marina.
Today, Sam is an accomplished inshore angler in nearly all disciplines of inshore fishing, to include fly fishing. He has been all over the Gulf Coast, fishing Alabama and Florida, but also traveling to Central America and the Caribbean to fly fish.
Sam "Fishes Smarter" by spending his fishing trips with good friends who are equally accomplished. He is able to exchange ideas with them and they are there to give him a reality check whenever it is time to move to a different fishing spot. When you fish with a good fishing buddy, you are more liable to notice things in the environment that can be key to learning new fishing patterns!
When asked about the one that got away, Sam recounts a story of a nice triple tail he was sight casting. Listen in and you'll learn that triple tail like to jump! This makes them a great fighting fish.
Sam believes that Louisiana is a gift, and her inshore fishery a crown jewel. That is why he operates his creative outlet, Marsh Hen Media. He believes that if people can see the bounty and beauty of Louisiana's coast then she will get more fanfare, especially in the wake of events like Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill.