Posts made in September 2020

OS 1135: Saluting a Friend and Sharing Stories

After a Thursday football broadcast, Jeff always gets the opportunity to head to the Georgia woods on the weekend.  That’s just what he did, so Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk held down the fort (until Jeff called in and hung around on the line for about an hour!).  There was A LOT to talk about…

As we all know, the First Coast’s fishing community is just that – a community.  And when a community tragically loses one of their own, we have to take time to pay our respects.  On this episode, we did just that in the wake of our dear friend Cleg’s unexpected passing.  We honored his memory with great stories and lots of laughs.  Rest in peace, brother!

Capt. Scott Shank called in with a SCARY story about his encounter with a 175-180 lb tarpon – you won’t believe it!  Put it this way – someone could have been seriously injured, and that is no exaggeration.

The guys also talked about a curious decision from Sea Fox to discontinue their most popular line of bay boats.  WHAT THE WHAT?!?!?

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: When you buy an I Pilot trolling motor…bite the bullet and buy a 2nd remote.  Listen to the episode to find out why!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: With all the wind and high tides we’ve had recently there is a lot of debris in the water! Be careful!

Here’s your KirbyCo Builders Inc. Cooking tip of the week: Organize your freezer! With hunting season open now you need to take inventory of your products. Whether its fish or game you need take the time to see what is in your freezer!


Fishing Forecast: Smooooooth…

The word of the day – well the past few days actually – is SMOOOOOOOOOTH.  The temps have cooled off, the water is perfect, and the fish are EXACTLY where Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott know they’re supposed to be.  It’s just plain good…but will it stay that way?  Get the forecast for the rest of the week, along with all the great stories and calls, and as an added bonus: let Capt. Scott serenade you!


OS 1134: Your Complete Fall Fishing AND Hunting Update

What a week!  The temperatures are dropping, the mullet are running, and the guys are tickled pink.  It looks like the blazing heat of summer is over, and if all those tropical storms and hurricanes steer clear of us, it’s looking like a spectacular fall for anything and everything outdoors.

This is a great show for all kinds of hunting and fishing news, tips, techniques, and info.  It’s MUST-LISTEN time!!!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: He’s tweaking his bow using a book called Bowhunting Equipment and Skills from the experts at Bowhunter Magazine. It’s already proven to be invaluable!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kevin: Probably the most important part of setting up a tree stand is your entry and exit strategy. Make sure you can enter and exit from behind the stand. And make sure your walking lane is free of debris and leaves so you can be quiet!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. Cooking tip of the week from the BEST COOK EVER!! Perfect for making ahead of time during football (or deer) season!


Fishing Forecast – Is Capt. Kevin Hanging It Up?

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Capt. Kevin – the weather’s been a hot mess, he got pancaked by a tarpon, and Capt. Scott whipped him in the mouth.  Put all that together, along with the arrival of deer season, and our friend is highly considering making a career change.  What’s he thinking?  Find out on this episode…


OS 1133: All Those That Growl, Bite, Sting, and Slice

From coyotes and wild dogs.  Sharks and mosquitoes. Bees and hornets.  Every kind of equipment you can imagine.  If it can hurt you, or at the very least, cause you all kinds of problems, the guys talked about it, and listeners shared their stories, too!  Jeff returned from some OSR at his Georgia property, and he quickly caught up on all the injury stories from Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk.  He then countered with some blood-curdling, cringe-worthy insect sting and hornet nest stories.

Obviously, there was a lot of talk about the 2020 version of fishing in September.  NO mullet one day, a million of them the next.  Every other kind of bait is hit and miss.  Angry, hungry, crazy sharks everywhere.  Flounder everywhere in Jax, nowhere in St. Aug.

Of course, the hunting talk stepped up this week, and all the guys had bows on the brain.  If you’re looking for some insight into upping your game, be sure to check out this episode.

And if that wasn’t enough, the guys had fun talking about the 7 worst fishing lures of all time!  See if you got suckered by any of these…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers Gear tip of the week: Mechanic In A Bottle is a fuel additive that revitalizes stale fuel.  It’s great for atv, saws…etc. You can find it at Home depot $4.99.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: With the mullet run in full swing, there are lots of predators around the inlet and on the beach. The bull sharks and blacktips are everywhere! Be careful!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Jeff’s favorite recipe with his venison is Salisbury Steak. Comment/Post below and tell us your favorite venison recipe!



Fishing Forecast – Managing the Mullet Run

Mother Nature did her best to hold things up, but she couldn’t keep the mullet from running any longer.  After a couple of downright DEAD days early in the week, Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott saw the mullet running like crazy on Wednesday!  Although they slowed down just a little bit on Thursday, First Coast waters were filled with some monster tarpon.  The guys shared their experiences, and of course, gave you all the insight into whether things would continue through the weekend.

Rookie Ricky also made another guest appearance, which provided some laughs, too.


OS 1132: Mullet, Tarpon, & Moccasins

Jeff was doing some OSR up on the Georgia property this week – getting ready for deer season.  So that left the studio in the hands of Capt. Kevin, Capt. Kirk, and guest co-host Capt. Scott Shank.

So, with three charter captains chatting it up, you know they were talking about everything happening on the waters of the First Coast.  The mullet are running and the tarpon are kicking!  Be careful though, because you NEVER know what can happen on the water; Kevin gave everyone an updated account of a scary experience from Thursday (you can hear his first telling of the Pancake Story in the most recent Fishing Forecast).

Chris, the Outdoors Show producer, also had a story to share – about his encounter with what MAY have been a water moccasin in his driveway as he got ready to head into the studio before dawn for the show.  How do you deal with those nasty critters?  Everybody chimed in, including Jeff, who was on the phone from his porch…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: I know we used this about a month ago but what a great find by Captain Kirk! Captain Kevin absolutely wore out the Spanish and little tunny this week!!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kevin: If you’re fishing this weekend it looks like the wind is going to switch out of the Northeast. That’s great news for the mullet run! Concentrate on fishing around the inlets. The mullet should start pouring out of the inlets and should be loaded with tarpon, sharks, reds and big jacks!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: An oldie but a goodie!

Mrs Potters Chicken

Two boned chix breast
Slice in one inch strips
Pound each strip in a zip lock bag flat
Crush one sleeve of ritz crackers in a big ziplock bag and add 1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese (grated)
Melt one stick of butter in a bowl
Dip the filet strips in the butter and toss in the zip lock bag of crushed crackers/cheese
Place on cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 35mins


Fishing Forecast – Tarpon Talk

‘Tis the season…to talk tarpon!  Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott talk it up about the monsters and all the fun you can have battling them – even in the nasty heat.  You can also get the details on the time Capt. Scott put one right on Capt. Kevin’s kisser, and how Capt. Kevin got pancaked!