Outdoors Show Podcast

OS 1165: State of the First Coast with Dr. Quenton White

Well, we’d say Capt. Kevin was doing some OSR (Outdoors Show Research), but he himself told us he “playing hookie,” so we’re not about to lie about it.  Although we’re sure he was having fun, he missed out on a fantastic show!

Dr. Quenton White joined Capt. Kirk and Jeff for this episode, and as is the case with every visit, he shared some tremendous information and insight into everything going on in First Coast Waters.  He also answered listener questions throughout the episode, covering an amazing scope of topics and issues: the Piney Point disaster, natural and artificial reefs and their fisheries, red snapper, barge mishaps, dredging and more.

For the record, Capt. Kevin also missed out on some great food – Dr. White’s venison casserole and Tera’s World Famous Zucchini Bread!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: New Cobia pitch reel Shimano Saragosa 5000. Big Handle. Holds 225 yds of PowerPro braid. 44lbs of waterproof drag. $259 at Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Register now for Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Summer Camp!


Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Pickled tomatoes and onions make any sandwich money!! Click HERE for the complete recipe.



OS 1164: LIVE from Tire Outlet

In Part 2 of the OS World Tour, the guys found themselves in Yulee at Tire Outlet for their Grand Opening Celebration!  It was quite a party, with special deals, delicious food, great fun, and unbelievable giveaways!

It was quite a party, but it wouldn’t be an episode of the Outdoors Show without some great stories.  Kevin had a hilarious fishing story, and Jeff had a great one about his latest turkey hunt.  Throw in some great caller stories and questions, along with some on-site shenanigans, and you’ve got yourself a great show to check out!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Come by Tire Outlet in Yulee for the grand opening and get an Outdoors Show decal! (While supplies last) — in Yulee, Florida.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Need new tires!? Stop by and see our friends at Tire Outlet! Stop by their GRAND OPENING in Yulee this weekend!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Captain Kirk says to try the Blues Hog BBQ sauce… it’s really good and different! You can find it at Hagan Ace Hardware.


OS 1163: LIVE from the Jacksonville Boat Show

The guys were live from the Jacksonville Boat Show on this episode, except for Capt. Kirk, who was sporting his pom-poms and cheering on his soccer superstar granddaughter.  In a first, Boat Show organizers held it at a new location: Metro Park Marina downtown.  Lots of amazing boats, and lots of fun being outside for a change!

Friend of the show and all-around super-smart guy, Dr. Quinton White (who also happens to be Executive Director, Marine Science Research Institute and Professor of Biology and Marine Science at Jacksonville University) called in to talk about some local and national aquatic environmental issues.  Dr. White called these issues “catastrophic” – a word he doesn’t use liberally.  Listen in to get the details.

Erin Johnson, Administrative Director of the Jacksonville Marine Association, sat in with Capt. Kevin and Jeff to talk about the boat show, fishing the First Coast, and more.  She shared a lot of important info, however business picked up when she introduced us to a new term: “Charlie Foxtrot”.  Listen to get some clues about what that means…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: The Shimano Power Plier pliers are Captain Kirk’s favorite new pair of pliers.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week… Come by the Jacksonville Boat Show this weekend! Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Sweet potato and pineapple hash

Try roasting sweet potatoes (diced) with olive oil and sea salt at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Add diced pineapple (make sure it’s drained well), toss, and bake for another 10 mins… broil at the end for a few minutes if desired to get the potatoes extra crispy and caramelize the pineapple! SO good! Makes a great bed for pork, fish and chicken!


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!



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!)

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…


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!


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!


OS 1157: LIVE for the El Cheapo!

It’s El Cheapo time!  And every year, that means the competition between Capt. Kirk and Jeff is ON!!!  As for Capt. Kevin, it was time for him to hang out with his Fishing Forecast co-host Capt. Scott Shank at Consignment Boat Sales for their annual live shindig!  They were also joined by old OS friend Capt. Bill, who was able to share all the El Cheapo details.

If fishing is your thing, this show is loaded to the gills for you (sorry about the pun)!!!


Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: From reels to lines to hooks and nets and rigs and much more… head to Hagan Ace Hardware and check out their fishing and marine department. The Grand Opening is happening in Yulee today and tomorrow… 85880 Miner Road. Plus you can enter to win a $3800 Old Town Sportsman Motorized Kayak, 3 grills, a Yeti and more! — at Hagan Ace Hardware.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: With all the north and south winds we’ve had lately it makes it difficult to fish. To make it a little easier try and fish spots where the wind is bucking the tide. In other words… don’t fish where the wind and current is running in the same direction!


Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: When you are busy, in a tournament or just don’t feel like making anything… Do what Jeff did for the El Cheapo. Call ahead to Angies Subs Official Page and have Ed Malin make you a bunch of subs to-go. Life saver. Time saver.



OS 1156: I Can See Clearly Now…

It’s amazing what happens when the weather breaks, isn’t it?  The guys had A LOT to talk about, since the weather has started to cooperate and they got some beautiful, warm, sunny days to play with!

If you want everything outdoors, from fishing to turkeys, from sheds to snipe hunting (yes, you read that correctly), this is the one for you.

PLUS: get details on how you can have fun catching some big bass, win some big money, and make a BIG impact in the community (visit thefathersheart.us for details)!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Captain Kirk says Carhartt SeatSaver Custom Seat Covers keep the seats protected, are sturdy and they look pretty good too!  Get yours HERE

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Right now the water temperature is still cold and the fish aren’t motivated to move. Whether you’re fishing for sheepshead, reds, trout are whatever you have to think slow! Whatever you are using for bait make sure your presentation is really slow. Also don’t be quick to up and move to another spot. Make sure you give every spot plenty of time!