Brother Mat Wagner has been doing some scouting on the Upper Mississippi recently, and while the oppressive heat and humidity didn't produce any carp, a bonus gar was hooked and brought to the boat. That's nas. The backwaters of the Upper Miss is composed of a myriad of flats, holding copious amounts of carp and other roughfish. Surely, it is a destination worthy of any roughfish enthusiast.
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