Okefenokee Swamp | Blackwater, National Geographic Magazine: Night Fishing In The Gulf Of Mexico

Pink and blue sky behind fisherman pulling in silver net with another worker holding a fish.

Russ Colson pulls mullet from a net as he fishes off an airboat at night at the base of the Suwannee River in the Gulf of Mexico. He grew up in the town of Suwannee where his father was a fisherman.

The famed river is one of two that drain the wetlands marsh known as the Okefenokee Swamp. The fishermen shine a light onto the water, attracting the fish, and then chase the fish into their nets by circling them.