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Keith Sutton: Swamp Bassin'

These wetland jewels are always worth a visit.

Updated: August 5, 2010, 1:17 PM ET
By Keith Sutton | Special to ESPN Outdoors.com

The little lake lies in the back of beyond, in the middle of a vast tract of swampland, several miles from the nearest town. Few people fish there.

Getting there isn't easy. You must motor more than an hour from the nearest ramp, then walk 100 yards through wet, snake-infested woods. When you're finally there, though, you'll find an old cypress johnboat. No one knows who owns it any more, but ownership is not an issue in this lonely corner of the world. The boat is there for whoever ...

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