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Outdoor Terror Tales - Lightning Crashes

by Capt. Kevin Faver, Capt. Kirk Waltz, and Capt. Scott Shank

Jeff was chilling out at Atlantis in the Bahamas (tough job) today, so Kevin and Kirk were joined by Fishing Forecast co-host Capt. Scott Shank.  So, with three charter captains in the studio, you know there’s going to be a bunch of great fishing stories, and the guys didn’t disappoint.  Yes, the fishing was TOUGH this week, with the continued upwelling and disappearing bait.  But there were still great stories.

Kevin and Scott took part in the Ancient City Kingfish Challenge, and PLENTY of stories came out of it.  Although the kingfish were impossible to find, they did manage to catch several different species, and Kevin caught some photos of a HUGE storm rolling in.  We’ve got the pics on Facebook if you haven’t seen them already.

But the BIG stories revolved around some of the scariest times they’ve had on the water; lightning, stormy seas, nasty bites…even people dying onboard.  It’s nightmare-level stuff, but definitely worth the listen.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for great stuff all week…and be sure to send us your own great pics, stories, and questions.  We’d love to hear from you!


The 9′ Betts Hi Tider Cast Net is by far the favorite cast net of all the Outdoors Show guys.  heavier is better was the thought.  This net is lighter than any other net of its size, and it’s the best at opening up…and staying open all the way down to the bottom.  If that wasn’t enough, fish notice it less because of the net’s construction and material.

You can find the smaller nets all over the place, but the 9-footer – the one that Kevin swears by – seemed to have disappeared.  However, Kevin found out that you can still get it on Amazon!




The good news: you just came back from the honey hole with a well full of fish.  You’re ready to carve ’em up, score some amazing fillets and have yourself a fantastic fish fry.  The bad news: your fillet knife is a piece of junk, you butcher the fillets, and you just ruined everybody’s dinner.

Lose the bad news with the best fillet knife anywhere: the Penn Fishing Fillet Knife.  German stainless steel blade, black nickel titanium coating, ergonomic non-slip grips – it’s a fantastic knife top to bottom.  The grip is great, and it won’t slip out of your hand, even if your hand is wet.  The blade is corrosion-resistant too, so you don’t have to worry about it staying wet, dirty, and covered with fish guts.  It’s worth every penny.


Capt. Kirk’s Kingfish Nuggets

Thanks to Kirk – and his awesome granddaughter Madi – for this delicious recipe!


2 lbs kingfish nuggets
Peanut oil
Corn dust or Wonder Flour
Garlic Powder


After steaking a kingfish in 1 inch steaks remove approx 2 lbs of nuggets by cutting the 4 quadrants out the steaks with a pairing knife. They look like small circles.  Soak the nuggets in Buttermilk for approx 4 hours or overnight.  Mix approx one cup of dust or flour with a tablespoon of garlic powder.  Drain the fish after marinating and toss in the Corn Dust or Wonder Flour lightly breading the nuggets.  With the oil heated fry the nuggets until brown on one side and turn them to continue to brown the other.  Place on a pastry screen to drain.  Enjoy with your favorite tartar or cocktail sauce!