Posts made in August 2020

OS 1131: Hunting Prep and the Mullet Run

Capt. Kirk was off doing the family thing this week, so joining Jeff and Capt. Kevin was none other than Dave Edwards, a long-time friend of the show and Director of Land Stewardship at White Oak (click HERE to visit their website).  Of course, the mere mention of White Oak stirred up lots of great conservation conversation.

Of course, the Outdoors Show knows Dave is a guru when it comes to wildlife knowledge.  With that in mind, the guys tapped into Dave’s brain about all things hunting – feeding, camera surveying, and the most expensive shotguns you can find!  If you’re a hunter, this is can’t miss stuff.

Now, the guys can’t do a show without talking about fishing, and the big topic around here right now is the mullet run, which has officially begun according to Capt. Kevin.  He went off about it, and everything it means for anglers on the First Coast.  Capt. Kirk even managed to call in and share his perspective on how things are shaping up.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip from our guest co-host Dave Edwards:

“Man, there’s so many out there now I can’t keep up. I use Cuddeback and have for 20 yrs. I use Color XChange model – roughly $180, which I think is in the middle of the price range of the market. Put it this way…. I can’t afford for a camera to fail (or I lose money).”

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kevin: With the mullet run starting this week your best bet is obviously is to use mullet for bait. Whether you’re fishing for reds, flounder, tarpon or kingfish you need to fish with mullet. The best way to find schools of mullet is to watch for Ospreys! Even if you’re surf fishing…if you find ospreys you’ve found the bait!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Jeff loves these handy, all natural beeswax wraps for food storage.


Fishing Forecast – Was That a Mullet Run?

Last week, Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott – along with every other First Coast angler – suffered through some terrible times.  If it wasn’t crappy weather, it was no bait, or the fish just wouldn’t bite.  But – there was hope!  Did they guys discover an itty bitty mullet run?  Or were they just hallucinating from the heat…


OS 1130: This Show is SHOCKING

Kevin was back from his vacation in Indiana, and you can bet he had some stories to tell.  Of course, those stories coaxed some small town stories for Capt. Kirk and Jeff, too.

The guys actually had quite a few different topics to hit – lots of different fishing and hunting items, of course, and lots of odd ones, like Capt. Kirk and the shock collar.  Sorry, but you gotta listen to get the details on that one!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kevin: With bow season right around the corner and gun season open in South Carolina you need think about cool clothing. Forget about anything that has cotton! The best gear we’ve seen is from First Lite. A little expensive but worth it!

Click HERE to check it out…

Here’s your Ring Power CAT Tip of the Week from Capt. Kirk: if you’re looking to catch some small bonita, you need to be using this Sea Striker Casting Jig. Be sure to grab 1-2 oz one for around $4 at Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: When do you salt your meat!? According to Jeff… Timing is everything!

Tips for Perfect Steaks



Fishing Forecast – Lowering the Boom

Mother Nature has been downright ANGRY over the past several days, and both Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott, along with every other First Coast charter captain, have been in the middle of some downright nasty storms!  The guys talk about how the summer grinds on everybody, and they talk about the changes that anglers have to make…just to make it.

Check out the talk, and get the forecast, too!


OS 1129: When Kevin’s Away…

Kevin was out of the studio – away on vacation in Indiana, and having a ball.  So, Capt. Kirk and Jeff sat in a for a fun episode talking about EVERYTHING from the heat to the rain to the fishing to the first day of deer season (in South Carolina).

All kinds of tips and great info in this one, so don’t miss it!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: I use this on my windshield, recorder glass and fuel gauge glass. Around $6.00!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Get a rain gauge for your home if you have an automatic sprinkler. Know when to turn the sprinklers off when we’ve had lots of rain. Some people DHAFC!!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. Cooking tip of the week: These will become your favorite new chicken dipping sauces… Blue cheese dressing and Peruvian and Blue cheese dressing and tiger sauce!! (Also awesome on Angie’s Subs French fries)


Fishing Forecast – Here We Go Again…

Capt. Kevin was off to Indiana for some family fun and a little OSR, so Capt. Scott called on Capt. Chip Wingo to join him in studio and talk about the latest happenings in First Coast waters.  And what’s happening is what’s been happening for most of 2020.  What is it?  NO FREAKING BAIT!!!!  AGAIN!!!!  But here’s the good news for you: in this episode, Scott and Chip will tell you what use instead – and how to use it – so you don’t come up empty.  Throw in the most current forecast you can find, and you’re in business!


OS 1128: Talking with the FWC’s Lt. Corey Bridwell

The boys had a lot to talk about on this episode – the great bait situation (until Saturday, anyway), royal red shrimp, some cool gear and great tips.  However, Kevin, Kirk, and Jeff were excited to talk with special guest Lt. Corey Bridwell from the FWC about all things Florida wildlife.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff doesn’t go anywhere without his Viair portable air compressor.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kirk: He doesn’t go anywhere without his tire repair kit. $20 online!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week from Gordon: Great bang for your buck! Chuck eyes at 120° in hot tub (sous vide). Then 2 minutes in the skillet. A filet mignon doesn’t measure up!


Fishing Forecast – Shrimpies…and Post-Storm Fun

Shrimpies? Yeah, shrimpies.  Capt. Scott actually calls them ‘shrimpies’ in this episode!  Both he and Capt. Kevin know that shrimp are on the way, and they’re just itching to find a dock and throw a net for a couple of hours!  But aside from the dreaming, there was a lot of great fishing to talk about, thanks to the not-so-near miss from Tropical Storm Isaias.  And oh yeah – the captains have the forecast for you, too!


OS 1127: Texas, Turkey Talk, and Isaias

Jeff was back in the studio to talk about his trip to Texas – not only did he get to celebrate Papa Lageman’s 80th birthday, but he got to do a little OSR as well!

Of course, Hurricane Isaias – and it’s potential impact on the First Coast – was a major topic of conversation.  At this point, it’s looking like the majority of storms we see during the season, but you never know which way things could go.  Be careful!

Kevin was all fired up, saying it was “Christmas in August”.  Why?  It’s time to check the trail cams!  Yep – it’s time to start fishing AND hunting.  How are you getting ready?

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff loves The Rope Ratchet because it’s strong and easy to use… So handy to have in a boat, truck, deer stand, or ATV. Get yours HERE

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kirk: Shark rigs made up for handy “set-n-go” behind the shrimp boats. 150 lb wire, 7/0 J-hook bronze.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. Cooking tip of the week: Chad at The Bearded Pig BBQ likes to use Butcher’s paper to ‘wrap’ Butts & Brisket about 2/3 the way through smoke time. It helps control heat and retains juices so the meat stays moist.