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Fishing Forecast: This Is One Good April!

Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott waste no time talking about how good the inshore and offshore fishing has been so far in April.  It’s a bit different than normal, but they’re catching all kinds of fish already!  So the real question is this: if the fishing is good in early April, just how good is going to get for the rest of the month and into May?  Listen in to get the weather forecast and their predictions about just how good things are going to get.


OS 1162: Outdoors First World Problems

What in the world is an outdoors fanatic on the First Coast to do?  The guys talk about the difficult decisions they have to face between heading to the woods for turkey or heading to the water for…well, everything!

Between the fishing stories and the hit-and-miss turkey stories, we had a lot of ground to cover and a lot of fun to have.

During the show, the latest Skiff Challenge wrapped up, and the guys kept everybody up to speed.  Dave “Scoop” Edwards checked in, serving as our intrepid reporter, and he gave us the lowdown and all the inside-the-business info.  Listen in to find out who won it (and how beat up they are).  One warning, though – things do go a little sideways.  Be warned…you’ll never look at a muzzleloader the same way!.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: The Eva-Dry Dehumidifier is a great way to keep your guns in your gun safe dry!  Just place the small dehumidifiers and go to have your spaces up to 333 cubic feet dry and odor-free with our small dehumidifier.  Eva-Dry dehumidifiers absorb up to 6oz of water over 20-30 days before needing to renew the silica gel beads.  These portable, renewable dehumidifiers are made without toxic chemicals and are completely child and pet safe. Their sleek eco-friendly design allows you to re-charge them anywhere. Their size is optimal for cars, closets, boats, cabinets, gun safes, and even gym bags!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: There is definitely bait on the beach in St. Augustine and the Rays should show up soon. But don’t get in a hurry. Water temperature is still cool. Your best fishing time should be from around 11am till 3pm!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Jeff recently had a sea bass dish that knocked his socks off… here’s an easy recipe to try!



Fishing Forecast: Watch Out! It’s A-Comin’…

Capt. Kevin looked into his crystal ball.  Capt. Scott read the tea leaves.  And they were right!  Last week, they said conditions were starting to look outstanding for some off-the-hook (on-the-hook?) fishing all over the First Coast.  The water’s still a bit chilly, but temperatures are beginning to heat up, and so is the fishing.  Will it heat up for you?  Listen to get the forecast so you know where to go, what to bring, and what you’re going to be catching this week!


OS 1161: Races, Records, and Reminiscing

With Capt. Kirk out of the studio to cheer on his soccer-star granddaughter, Capt. Kevin and Jeff had the pleasure of talking with guests Capt. Chris Peterson and Dave Edwards about the CRAZY Florida Skiff Challenge.  More importantly, they talked about “Captains For Clean Water”, the charity organization it supports.  This is one wild challenge!

Jeff also introduced a cool list of angling records that supposedly “will never be broken”.  One record, according to Capt. Kevin, WILL be broken…wondering which one it is?  Listen in to find out.

And somehow…we got to talking about K-Mart.  K-Mart?  Blue Light Special in Outdoor Supplies…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Check out Shimano’s NEW Symetre spinning combos. Several sizes and rod lengths to choose from. $99 each at Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Support the “Skiff Challenge” that supports “Captains for Clean Water”. Chris Peterson and Dave Edwards will join us to discuss this exciting 1300 mile race/competition details!


Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Easy peasy instant pot pulled pork. Recipe is from Damn Delicious 🤤 (we used Blues Hog sweet & savory from Hagan Ace Hardware as the seasoning!)

Fishing Forecast: Is The Joke On Us?

This episode hit the air on April Fool’s Day, and things got downright foolish for Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott today.  It was windy, it was wet, and it was all kinds of chilly.  The good news is that the fishing situation is changing for the better; Capt. Scott celebrated FOUR firsts on his most recent trip, so listen in to see what he caught.

But the big question is this: which was the joke that Mother Nature played on us – the sweltering heat of late spring/early summer, or the chilly bite of winter?  The guys will tell you as they get you ready for the upcoming week.


OS 1160: Return of the Velvet Fog

As pretty much everyone noticed, the First Coast was covered in fog this week, and at times, things got pretty creepy.  The guys talked about it…well, Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk talked about it.  Jeff was dealing with some velvet fog of his own – he was recovering from a cold, and boy, did he sound funny.

The good news was that turkey season is now officially underway.  Jeff shared his story about bagging his first of the season, and Kirk shared his story of, well, almost bagging his first.  But don’t be fooled – the story is fantastic, even though it didn’t end with a gobbler getting folded up.

One important note: not saying this episode was built to go sideways, but when Kirk brings in the best rum cake ever baked…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Make sure you wear hearing protecting when you’re doing Spring yard work! Find these at your local Hagan Ace Hardware.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Courtesy of Captain Leon Dana!  Captain Leon was helping someone get their boat on a trailer but did a bad job tying his own boat up and it ended up drifting away. A good reminder to check your knots.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Jeff doesn’t cook without Casamigo Tequila!  Although unconfirmed, this may even be true when tequila isn’t on the ingredient list…


Fishing Forecast: Never Seen This Before…

If you’ve listened to the Fishing Forecast for any length of time at all, you can safely say that Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott have pretty much seen it all.  And what they haven’t seen, they know somebody who’s seen it.  With that said, we come to this week’s episode, in which they both admit they have NEVER seen conditions like this for a time span this long.  Capt. Ricky, who sat in with the guys, agreed wholeheartedly.  So what are those conditions, and will this week’s weather help the situation?  Listen in to find out…


OS 1159: Stranger Things…in the Outdoors

Strange things are happening in the water and in the woods as the guys reconvene in the Outdoors Show Studio for this episode.  The weather has been odd, so the fish are odd, and even though the show hit the air on the first day of turkey season, the mysterious whipping wind was making a the prospects of a successful hunt VERY problematic.

As the episode rolled on, the guys got into some hog talk, and Jeff relentlessly crushed Chris about his 50th birthday.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: It can still get cold in the spring turkey woods so carry some of these Grabber Hand Warmers!


Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Looking at the forecast for opening of turkey season, windy and some rain. This is not the time to be quiet! Hit your calls more regularly and louder. Don’t be afraid to hit those calls!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week from Chris: We just brought the Ninja Air Fryer Max XL home to Wayne Manor. It does EVERYTHING from wings to fries, roasting and broiling, and you can even make turkey jerky with it!


Fishing Forecast: The Wind and the Worms

So Capt. Kevin and Capt. Scott are getting a little fired up…because business is about to pick up.  ABOUT to pick up.  Why hasn’t the spring of spring sprung just yet?  Could be the wind, could be the worms.  Yes, the worms.

Get the scoop on this episode, and get the forecast to find out if you’ll be getting fired up over the next seven days!


OS 1158: Let The Gloating Begin…Again

With the 2021 El Cheapo in the books, Team Lageman managed to pull of their 2nd STRAIGHT 2nd PLACE FINISH!  Dave Edwards, the man who hooked the 11.75 lb. monster, called in to talk all about the catch, the funky lure he used, and the depression that settled in after he found out the tournament winner beat him by .01 POUNDS!

Rodney Augustin, the kayak angler who wound up with the biggest sheepshead of them all: 12.77 lbs!  Listen in to find out why, in all the excitement, he had the ultimate “D’oh!!!” moment…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: DeHookers good for flopping fish off the hook.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week courtesy of Captain Steve! Very clever idea!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Don’t buy tarter sauce when you can make your own! A heaping scoop of Duke’s Mayo, a heaping scoop of Wickles relish and a dash of A1 sauce…mixed all together is the best ever!