Outdoors Show Podcast

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!


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!



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


OS 1131: Hunting Prep and the Mullet Run

Capt. Kirk was off doing the family thing this week, so joining Jeff and Capt. Kevin was none other than Dave Edwards, a long-time friend of the show and Director of Land Stewardship at White Oak (click HERE to visit their website).  Of course, the mere mention of White Oak stirred up lots of great conservation conversation.

Of course, the Outdoors Show knows Dave is a guru when it comes to wildlife knowledge.  With that in mind, the guys tapped into Dave’s brain about all things hunting – feeding, camera surveying, and the most expensive shotguns you can find!  If you’re a hunter, this is can’t miss stuff.

Now, the guys can’t do a show without talking about fishing, and the big topic around here right now is the mullet run, which has officially begun according to Capt. Kevin.  He went off about it, and everything it means for anglers on the First Coast.  Capt. Kirk even managed to call in and share his perspective on how things are shaping up.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip from our guest co-host Dave Edwards:

“Man, there’s so many out there now I can’t keep up. I use Cuddeback and have for 20 yrs. I use Color XChange model – roughly $180, which I think is in the middle of the price range of the market. Put it this way…. I can’t afford for a camera to fail (or I lose money).”

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kevin: With the mullet run starting this week your best bet is obviously is to use mullet for bait. Whether you’re fishing for reds, flounder, tarpon or kingfish you need to fish with mullet. The best way to find schools of mullet is to watch for Ospreys! Even if you’re surf fishing…if you find ospreys you’ve found the bait!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Jeff loves these handy, all natural beeswax wraps for food storage. www.beeswrap.com


OS 1130: This Show is SHOCKING

Kevin was back from his vacation in Indiana, and you can bet he had some stories to tell.  Of course, those stories coaxed some small town stories for Capt. Kirk and Jeff, too.

The guys actually had quite a few different topics to hit – lots of different fishing and hunting items, of course, and lots of odd ones, like Capt. Kirk and the shock collar.  Sorry, but you gotta listen to get the details on that one!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kevin: With bow season right around the corner and gun season open in South Carolina you need think about cool clothing. Forget about anything that has cotton! The best gear we’ve seen is from First Lite. A little expensive but worth it!

Click HERE to check it out…

Here’s your Ring Power CAT Tip of the Week from Capt. Kirk: if you’re looking to catch some small bonita, you need to be using this Sea Striker Casting Jig. Be sure to grab 1-2 oz one for around $4 at Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: When do you salt your meat!? According to Jeff… Timing is everything!

Tips for Perfect Steaks



OS 1129: When Kevin’s Away…

Kevin was out of the studio – away on vacation in Indiana, and having a ball.  So, Capt. Kirk and Jeff sat in a for a fun episode talking about EVERYTHING from the heat to the rain to the fishing to the first day of deer season (in South Carolina).

All kinds of tips and great info in this one, so don’t miss it!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: I use this on my windshield, recorder glass and fuel gauge glass. Around $6.00!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Get a rain gauge for your home if you have an automatic sprinkler. Know when to turn the sprinklers off when we’ve had lots of rain. Some people DHAFC!!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. Cooking tip of the week: These will become your favorite new chicken dipping sauces… Blue cheese dressing and Peruvian and Blue cheese dressing and tiger sauce!! (Also awesome on Angie’s Subs French fries)


OS 1128: Talking with the FWC’s Lt. Corey Bridwell

The boys had a lot to talk about on this episode – the great bait situation (until Saturday, anyway), royal red shrimp, some cool gear and great tips.  However, Kevin, Kirk, and Jeff were excited to talk with special guest Lt. Corey Bridwell from the FWC about all things Florida wildlife.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff doesn’t go anywhere without his Viair portable air compressor.  www.viaircorp.com

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kirk: He doesn’t go anywhere without his tire repair kit. $20 online!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week from Gordon: Great bang for your buck! Chuck eyes at 120° in hot tub (sous vide). Then 2 minutes in the skillet. A filet mignon doesn’t measure up!


OS 1127: Texas, Turkey Talk, and Isaias

Jeff was back in the studio to talk about his trip to Texas – not only did he get to celebrate Papa Lageman’s 80th birthday, but he got to do a little OSR as well!

Of course, Hurricane Isaias – and it’s potential impact on the First Coast – was a major topic of conversation.  At this point, it’s looking like the majority of storms we see during the season, but you never know which way things could go.  Be careful!

Kevin was all fired up, saying it was “Christmas in August”.  Why?  It’s time to check the trail cams!  Yep – it’s time to start fishing AND hunting.  How are you getting ready?

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff loves The Rope Ratchet because it’s strong and easy to use… So handy to have in a boat, truck, deer stand, or ATV. Get yours HERE

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kirk: Shark rigs made up for handy “set-n-go” behind the shrimp boats. 150 lb wire, 7/0 J-hook bronze.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. Cooking tip of the week: Chad at The Bearded Pig BBQ likes to use Butcher’s paper to ‘wrap’ Butts & Brisket about 2/3 the way through smoke time. It helps control heat and retains juices so the meat stays moist.


OS 1126: Three Captains and One Fine Mess

With Jeff out of the studio to celebrate Papa Lageman’s 80th birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!), Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk were once again joined by Fishing Forecast host Capt. Scott Shank.  The guys had a rough week, even though the bait finally showed up – the weather was NOT cooperating AT ALL.  Nasty storms, annoying wind, and rough seas made for some tough fishing, and it continues into this weekend.

Regardless, the guys had lots of fun sharing lots of stories, tips, and tricks.  The guys also talked about the proposed flounder regulations and even got into some hunting talk with bow season coming up in the next couple of months.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kevin: An option for an inexpensive pair of pliers that work great. I bought these at Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville for $12.99!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Time to start tuning your bow! Don’t wait till the last minute to have your bow checked out. Take it to Rick Stinson at Strike-Zone Fishing Jacksonville and have it tuned correctly!
Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week from Captain Kirk. The “Best” hot sauce I have ever had! Good on fish, chicken, steak, venison….. even bark!! Imparts a sweet hot flavor to any meal with an exotic twist!

OS 1125: Hard Times and Big Birds

It’s been one tough week for First Coast anglers; if you’re looking for bait, you’re looking long and hard.  Veteran charter captains aren’t immune – Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk were pretty much snakebit, too!  But you can get some good tips and techniques to find everything you can and work with what you’ve got.

But there was a lot of good stuff to talk about, and the guys did everything they could to talk about it all.  Everybody got fired up when Jeff shared his osprey story, and quite a few callers had great stories of their own…and, as things often do, things went a bit sideways.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Our awesome producer Chris introduced us to this: The Q-Swiper! The Q-Swiper BBQ Grill Cleaner cleans your BBQ grill grates with a Moist, Tough and Safe BBQ Grill Cleaning Wipe that absorbs grease from grill surfaces.  Get yours HERE

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Captain Kevin has an entry to give away for next weekends Ancient City Game Fish Association Kingfish Challenge!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Pioneer Gravy is easy to make and outstanding!! Chef Gordon swears by it!  https://pioneerbrand.com/our-products/gravy-mixes/