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OS 1122: Busting Kings and Helping Friends

There’s been a lot happening around the First Coast for a while – COVID-19, civil unrest, and more.  Thankfully, there’s been a lot of GREAT things happening in First Coast waters!  Today, anglers continue the tradition of one of our area’s best tournaments, the Kingbuster!  Capt. Kevin was out of the studio to participate – he classifies as OSR, but we all know better, don’t we?  Anyway, both he and Capt. Don Dingman, founder and head honcho of the Kingbuster, checked in to let everyone know how everything was going.

Speaking of COVID, the guys talked about how the pandemic has hurt outdoors-oriented charities and non-profit organizations.  Some have already had to close their doors, and many others are really struggling.  With that said, if there’s an organization that you’ve supported in the past, or an organization that has helped you with information or support in any capacity, please consider helping them now.  Thanks!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Fish Descender for red snapper to reduce bio trauma… $12.95 on Amazon.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT Tip of the Week: if you want to make sure your sub doesn’t get soggy, get yourself the SubSafe! https://thesubsafe.com/

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Jeff LOVES his new Classic Thermapen Super-Fast instant read thermometer to check his meat.  Check it out here: https://www.thermoworks.com/Classic-Thermapen

Fishing Forecast – Or Should We Call It Fishing FUNcast?

The Beach Boys may have said the she’d have fun, fun, fun until her daddy took her T-Bird away, but if she lived on the First Coast, she would have parked the car this week – all the fun has been on the water!  Both Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott had a fantastic week of fishing, and they weren’t the only ones.  They talk about it, delivered the forecast on the horizon for everyone, and shared an email sent in by one of Capt. Scott’s passengers – a fantastic story about just how much Capt. Scott cares about the aquatic life here.  It’s CAN’T MISS stuff…so don’t!


OS 1121: Shout Out For The Shootout

Last weekend, both Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk competed in the Old School Kingfish Shootout (along with over 600 other boats), so naturally, tournament talk was the order of the day.  We heard from Paul Dozier, the organizer of the immensely successful event, and Casey Riley, the Shootout winner!  Of course, the Kevin and Kirk had their own stories, too…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: For rod tip repair out on the water… get this kit. Available for around $6.99 at Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville or Academy Sports+Outdoors.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: This is great to have on the boat for Gps/Sonar screen cleaning – get it at West Marine.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week: The KING of kingfish recipes… Kirk’s famous coating.

Ritz Crackers – Garlic Butter style
Stick of butter
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1tbs garlic powder

Crush crackers in zip lock bag till totally broken into meal. Add Parmesan Cheese and garlic powder. Melt stick of butter in microwave and dip filets in melted butter. Toss in ziplock bag covering filets well. Put on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for approx 15 mins. Add asiago grated cheese at the end for extra flavor!


OS 1120: Kingfish and the SS Lageman

It was a peculiar situation for Jeff – normally, he’s the one out and about, either doing some OSR or flying around the country covering Jags games.  But in this episode, everyone else cut out on him!  Both Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk were fishing in the inaugural Old School Kingfish Shootout…a big hit here on the First Coast, with 642 boats entered!

But Jeff didn’t set sail on the SS Lageman alone – he brought JU’s Dr. Quinton White and Capt. Chip Wingo along for the journey, and made for quite informative and entertaining show!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Listen in to see how this handy little gadget from Malin will help you flip bait off a Sabiki rig!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: With the fallout from COVID-19 still affecting everyone in one way or another, you will find that getting some supplies has continued to be challenging.  With this in mind, get your shrimp nets ready now!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Jeff’s new favorite dip with Tostito’s Scoops! Click HERE for the Cowboy Caviar recipe


Fishing Forecast – I Feel (Not So) Good!

As you probably know, the weather’s been pretty good, and the fishing’s been getting better and better.  But even though Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott have been some pretty good forecasts, the water’s been a bit psycho…especially offshore, where its been glass smooth at times, and rolling like crazy at other times.

Listen in to find out how the waves have been treating some of their recent passengers, and get the new forecast to find out if it’s going to make YOU sick.


OS 1119: Things Are Magnifishent!

The guys had their minds on the water this morning, as anglers all over the First Coast jumped head-first into kingfish season.  The weather, although a bit funky, is getting better, the pogies are finally around, and there are some BIG tournaments just around the corner.  All the guys – and a bunch of OS faithful – are all fired up about hunting down the kings in the next few weeks.  In fact, we heard from both Don Dingman AND Paul Dozier, who are putting the final touches on the most talked-about tournaments in recent memory.  Even the messages we got through Facebook, Twitter, and our email (info@outdoorsshow.com) were all about those kings, which spawned all kinds of conversation.  Listen close, and you might catch a good tip here and there, too…

If that wasn’t enough, they had plenty discuss regarding flounder and red snapper, too.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kevin: With kingfish season here and the tournament trail kicking off next weekend you can stop by Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville and now Hagan Ace Hardware Green Cove Springs and purchase rigs by Captains Choice Tackle!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Get ready for July 10th, 11th, 12th and 17th!  Get all the details on this big news…

NOAA Fisheries Announces Limited Openings of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Seasons in South Atlantic Federal Waters

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Get ‘The Ringer’ for cleaning your cast iron and other cookware. https://theringer.myshopify.com/p…/the-ringer-cleaning-rings


Fishing Forecast – All Hail the King!

Forget the wind, forget the rain, forget the sickness and the pain.  All hail the king!  Kingfish, that is.  Listen to Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott – they’ve got all the proof you need to know that kingfish season is officially upon us, bait is now available (in some spots, anyway), and anglers are getting busy.  And in times like these, there’s no place to be that’s better than being on the water…


OS 1118: Flounder, Spinners, Grills and Tomatoes

Jeff returned from his week-long stay in GA…the longest run of OSR on his property he’s ever had.  He talked about his week throughout the show, and he also mentioned his new Father’s Day/Birthday/Anniversary/Christmas present: a new Traeger grill!

As for Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk, it’s been a wild week with some crazy weather and for the first time in a long time – POGIES!!!  But the story that really captivated everybody came from Capt. Kevin and the experience he had with a HUGE group of spinner sharks feeding on a school of fish.  How huge? Kevin is positive it was 500-1000 spinners five miles offshore, squeezed into an acre of water, ranging in size from 3ft to 8ft.

The conversation was all over the place, too – thanks to the callers, we even got knee-deep into tomatoes!

Most importantly, the guys talked in-depth about the proposed flounder regs and what they would mean for First Coast anglers.  The guys talk about the size, the amount and what they think about a possible closure.  If you want the info AND the insight, this is the show for you.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Kingfish season is here. Make sure you have a sea anchor handy. This sea anchor from Bass Pro Shops is the best. It has weights in it that make it open automatically!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Restoring/cleaning cast iron pots and pans… Jeff took on this project over the past few weeks. Listen in to hear how he did it step by step.

Click HERE for the complete process!

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

Fried Whole Flounder

1 whole flounder, 14-15 in (cleaned and scaled)
Wonder Flour
Garlic Powder
Corn Starch
Ground Pepper
Sea Salt
Apricot Preserve/Jam
Peanut oil

Take one whole flounder cleaned, gutted, and scaled w/out head and soak in fresh clean water

Mix a cup of Wonder flour, 2tbs of corn starch, tablespoon garlic powder, dash sea salt, and a dash of black pepper

Remove fish from water and let it drain on cutting board. Take a paring knife and make diagonal cuts in a checker board appearance both ways on the top side of the fish careful to score to the bones. Add flour w/ingredients to a baking dish and dust whole flounder on both sides. Heat a sautée pan large enough to hold the whole flounder on a low setting. Add a 1/4 stick of butter and a 1/4 cup of oil on low heat to keep from burning butter. Add the flounder and cook till one side is brown. Turn with a large spatula and brown on the other side till golden brown. Remove the fish to a pastry drain screen to drip n cool.

Remove the oil from the pan and de-glaze it with a few tablespoons of butter. Add 2-3 tablespoons of apricot preserves and stir gently until hot and smooth.

Place the fish on a bed of rice or creamy grits and drizzle the apricot reduction over the fish.



Fishing Forecast – Pondering Those Problematic Pogies

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that 2020 has been a crazy year already.  The world’s been turned upside down, and not just our world – everyone and everything has been dealing with all kinds of whacked out stuff.  So Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott contemplate the pogie problem.  What is that problem?