Launching at Stoddard Park Landing

Just took a long drive south to launch at Stoddard Park Landing. I'll be sharing a chase boat with photographer Darren Jacobson.


The wind has blown wood debris over this gravel parking lot. The ramp is covered with duck wart. Between the ramp and the Mississippi River is a vast shallow flat of grass.


While we're launching, Jared Miller pulls in,  fishes the dock at the ramp and moves on.

It is raining steadily, but not hard.


I see three roostertails in a row heading south out on the Mississippi.