Posts made in October 2020

OS 1140: Closing Out October in Grand Style

So what happens when Capt. Kirk and Jeff BOTH take off for some OSR?  The results could be SCARY (don’t worry, this is the only lame Halloween reference you’ll see here), but they weren’t.  In fact, it was pretty fun – Capt. Kevin brought along his Moe’s Southwest Grill Fishing Forecast co-host Capt. Scott, as well as their good buddy Capt. Chip Wingo!

The three captains talked fishing, of course, but since Kevin and Chip both have a bad case of buck fever, they talked deer hunting too.

Here’s your L. V. Hiers gear tip of the week: When you sit in a ground blind it really helps you if you wear black to conceal your position and remain better hidden. Wear a black sweatshirt, black facemask and a black hat.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: This time of year when bucks are really laying down scrapes it’s a great time to move some cameras over scrapes. Be careful and make sure you hide the camera as much as possible because you can spook a buck off!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week from Captain Kirk:

Since shrimp season is upon us: Shrimp Creole

3 lbs of headed shrimp
2 Vidalia onions
2 stalks of celery
3 tbs of garlic
3 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbs of tiger sauce
1 cup of Heinz sugarfree Ketchup
1/4 stick butter
1 tbs mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
5 tbs candied jalapeños
Tbs lemon juice
1/4 tsp paprika
3 chopped tomatoes

Sauté the chopped onions and celery in a large sauté pan with tbs butter until done then add diced garlic and tomatoes with remaining butter for 5 minutes on low heat. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients on a low simmer stirring the ingredients. Simmer this on Low heat for 10 minutes to ensure a good blend. Then add the shrimp and stir frequently to ensure shrimp get cooked for approximately 10-15 minutes. Serve over Jasmine or white rice.


Fishing Forecast: The Great Snook Surprise

Our DEER Capt. Kevin was out doing some OSR (you can only imagine what that en-TAIL-ed), so Capt. Scott took the helm and brought in our good buddy Capt. Chip Wingo to talk about everything going on.  Lots of interesting weather happening, of course, a full moon coming up, which means all kinds of craziness, but the craziest thing of all is the number of snook the boys are seeing.  It’s all good, though, and they’ll tell you why during this episode.


OS 1139: Deer…and Clowns, Werewolves, and DESTRUCTION!

As the guys settled in, the talk quickly turned back to Kirk’s story last week about the spooky clown his son found while out in the woods.  It was on after that – more scary clown talk, Bigfoot hunting camp pranks, and more.

Things got a little sideways when people started talking about seeing werewolves everywhere – not wolves, mind you, not coyotes, but little mini werewolves.  Yikes!!!

And then, an Outdoors Show first: Jeff decided to try out the Gear Tip of the Week – an electric chainsaw-style pruning saw – ON THE RADIO STATION STUDIO DESK!!!!!  This show is now in it’s 23rd year, but we’ll see if station management allows the show to reach Year 24…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: For late season quiet trimming on trees around your stand, you can’t go wrong with the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Electric pruning saw.  Works great on everything…including radio studio furniture!  smh

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: If you’re hunting alone, and you bring down a deer, you’re facing with a big issue: how are you gonna get that thing into the back of your truck?  We have the answer – and whoever thought of this…they’re a genius!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week: Gordon is making the guys Country Fried Pork Chops for breakfast this morning.  The recipe is from Garden & Gun Magazine, and you can get it here:


Fishing Forecast: Under Pressure

High pressure, that is.  The weather has been, for the most part, God-awful for a LOOOOOOOOONG time.  Let’s just call it what it is: the 2020 Curse.  Anyway, it’s all about storms, big temperature changes, frustrating (and sometimes dangerous) wind patterns…and all the repercussions when it comes to fishing.  Well, Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott catch you up to speed on everything, and all they pressure they’re feeling when it comes to keeping those charters happy.  Listen in to see if anything’s going to get any better this week.


OS 1138: Hear Hear! It’s Time for Deer!

We got two words for you: Gun Season.  Every hunter in GA is jumping for joy (when they’re not in their stands or blinds, of course).  And of course, every First Coast hunter who makes the trip north of the line is jumping, too!  So, as you can imagine, hunting talk dominated the day.

Kirk returned from South Dakota and another wonderful pheasant trip – he shared the details, and he also passed along this great video for you to check out:

But it wouldn’t be the Outdoors Show if the guys didn’t talk fishing, didn’t talk food, and didn’t let things go sideways…and this episode is no exception.  Complete from sharks and sheepshead, escargot and pheasant stew, to bomb threats at Home Depot – you gotta listen for that one.  lol

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff has two MUST HAVES for your deer pack this season.  The Rambler 12oz bottle with the “HotShot” cap, and the Yeti Rambler 26oz Reusable Bottle with “Chug” cap.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: With gun season opening this weekend don’t forget wearing orange is required. Even if you prefer to bow hunt you still have to wear orange!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week: Gina Ficklins Pheasant Stew

Serves 4
1/2 box wild rice
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/4 cup of diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bay leaves
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 cup mushrooms (sliced, sautéed)
1/3 cup chopped carrots
3 Tablespoons cooking sherry
1 pint half&half or cream
4-5 pheasant breasts

Prepare wild rice according to package and set aside.
Melt butter in saucepan. Sauté onion and garlic. Salt and pepper pheasant.
Prepare pheasant in fry pan with olive oil.
Fry pheasant for 20 min or until done. Let cool.
Blend flour with broth and add to saucepan with onions. Stir constantly with whisk until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in cooked rice, herbs, carrots, salt, almonds, and cut up pheasant.
Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Blend in half&half and sherry.
Heat to serving temperature and garnish with parsley.


Fishing Forecast: Getting Beat by the Heat

Well, Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott found themselves struggling here in the dog days of August, and-  What? It’s mid-OCTOBER?????  Why is it so dadgum hot?

The boys talk about the heat, whether they beat it or it beat them, and most importantly, they give you the rundown on what’s coming up in the forecast so can gear up to be cool as a cucumber you can get set to sweat…


OS 1137: Pheasants, Arrowheads, Knives…and SPAM?

Capt. Kevin and Jeff held down the fort this week, as Kirk was out of the studio this week doing some OSR – his annual South Dakota pheasant hunting trip.  Kirk called in and shared all kinds of stories about the hunt, as well as the travel getting there.  This gave the guys an opportunity to talk about bird hunting, which always brings out some fun stories.

However, thanks to Chef Gordon’s gift of breakfast – a delicacy he calls the “McShulty,” consisting of fried SPAM and Palmetto Cheese wrapped in a crescent roll – we got going on SPAM, vienna sausage, potted meat, and more.  Yum.

As far as the fishing goes, things have really taken a turn.  The mullet run is over, the water’s tannic, but depending on where you go, when you go, and what you’re looking for, things are still decent.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: The guys never leave home without a great knife like this one. This, the Kershaw Link, model 1776, is their drop-point blade model. The 420HC stainless blade steel has higher amounts of carbon and chromium to boost hardenability and corrosion resistance. It is an excellent everyday steel: tough, corrosion resistant, easy to sharpen and takes a good edge. A stonewashed finish gives the blade surface a desirable roughened or scuffed look, and helps hide scratches and fingerprints. The handle is matte-finished glass-filled nylon for lightweight strength. The sculpted lines and texture of the handle provide for a comfortable and secure grip.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Kyle Waltz found #3 While walking to and from deer stands. Look in ditches, roadways and sandy spots for arrowheads.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Start your venison chili with this: Bush’s ChiliMagic. It really is pure magic…just ask Jeff!


Fishing Forecast: Off-Shore vs. In-Shore

It was a tale of two waters this week, and depending on where you went, you could tell a happy tale or a sad story.  Or you could listen to this episode, because Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott spill the beans about which one was which.  More importantly, you can find out which one WILL BE which in the upcoming days, thanks to the forecast and their insight.


OS1136: Happy Birthday…TO US!!!

It was a great day for the Outdoors Show, as we celebrated our 23rd birthday!!!  We are SO thankful to all of our listeners and sponsors – we couldn’t be here without YOU!

In addition to the birthday celebration, the guys took a little time to talk about regulation news regarding both snapper and flounder, interesting names (don’t ask…just listen), and interesting issues popping up over the years since the Outdoors Show began.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Need some library reading material? Get a copy of ‘Favorite Fishing Quotations’ $12 on Amazon!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: When you turn 65 you get a free Florida fishing and hunting license. You just have to apply:

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Check out Aidell’s Pineapple & Bacon Smoked Chicken Sausage.   Dang good sausage for a change up!


Fishing Forecast: So…Now What?

So what is an angler to do if its raining so much that you can’t fish?  That was EXACTLY the problem for Capt. Kevin, Capt. Scott, and Ricky the Rookie (who happened to stop by and join the boys for the show).  The good weather went south – or went somewhere else, anyway – for the guys down in the St. Augustine area leading up to the show.  So, the question begs: what was it like around Jax?  And another question: what’s it going to be like in the upcoming days?  Get the details and get the forecast on this episode.