Outdoors Show Podcast

OS 1110: You Can’t Quarantine Fish

The guys were back in the Outdoors Show St. Augustine Studios location this week, and they had A LOT of fishing to talk about!  The weather continues to amaze, and the fishing is CRAZY good all along the First Coast, both in-shore and offshore.  Lots of OS fans joined in the fun with stories of their own, too!

Unfortunately, the weather that made for such great fishing made for some absolutely useless turkey hunting time.  And in Georgia, after all the rain and the early summer temperatures, everything is out of whack.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kevin: The PERFECT pompano rig available NOW at Strike Zone! Also available in St. Augustine at Oldest City Bait and Tackle and Genungs Tackle.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kirk: He says this right here is THE BEST Spanish lure he has found…the Shock Wave Tsunami Pro!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week: Can’t find what you want at the grocery store!? Problem solved: Fresh catch tacos! Try using fresh baked corn tortillas and some mango salsa – and you have to have our favorite Mezzetta jalapeños on top too!


OS 1109: Dealing With It

There’s no doubt that the Coronavirus, and the fallout from it, is at the top of everyone’s minds.  The guys were no different, so it naturally dominated the conversation, and when it didn’t, it still affected things.

It’s not all gloom and doom, though – thanks to the amazing weather, the fishing is downright amazing.  Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk had an amazing week here, and Jeff had a great time in the Keys earlier this week.  You can check out all of their stories this episode.

It’s also the start of turkey season in Georgia, so there was a lot of turkey talk, too.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: Pogies were sighted yesterday. Pack your cast nets!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kevin: I bottom fished this week and the current was very strong. Most anglers just immediately go to more weight on the lead. Sometimes the best thing to do is go to a little lighter tackle. That way it’s easier for you to feel the bottom!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: PLEASE support your local restaurants like Angie’s Subs! Tune in for an update on both restaurants…Jeff just spoke with them last night. Here’s the link to order directly from Angies:



OS 1108: Fishing, Fowl and Fools

What a week!  The guys had a lot going on, and there was a lot going on all over the place.  They had to talk fishing, of course, because the weather has gotten so much better.  Both Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk talked about the trout fishing in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, but things picked up when Trina stopped in to put the wraps on El Cheapo 2020…and you might just hear some gloating from one Mr. Lageman.  Just sayin’…

As for the fowl, the guys had turkey hunting on their minds, of course, so there was plenty of chatter about that.

Finally, there was no escaping talk about the coronavirus and how it’s affecting things in the world of hunters and anglers.  The good thing is this: every sporting event maybe cancelled or postponed, every concert and show may have been sandbagged, but we can still do our thing in the outdoors.  With that said, what exactly is up with the mayor deciding to close Jacksonville parks?  After listening, you may get a better idea of why we’ve got “fools” in the title…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week… When you can’t find TP… get Dude Wipes! Captain Kirk and Kevin love them! Dude!!!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week… Having low tides in the early morning hours and very little wind this weekend… it’s a great opportunity to find big schools of reds on the edge of the main river. If you ease down the main ditch and see a school of reds pushing… go past them and shut the engine down. Go back to them with the trolling motor!

Here’s this week’s Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week. We have always suggested mixing a little yellow mustard in with mayo to coat fresh fish before coating with panic or ritz crackers and baking…but this week we tried something different. We mixed in a little something special in place of the yellow mustard and it made our standard recipe turn into SUPERSTAR recipe status!! Can you guess what it is!? Listen to Jeff reveal the big secret!



OS 1107: LIVE from the El Cheapo

Everybody loves a good competition, and everybody loves it when Jeff and Capt. Kirk start going back and forth about who’s going to out-fish who in the El Cheapo.  Well, today’s the day, and Kirk and Jeff were out of the studio and on the water to find out who can land the biggest sheepshead.  They both checked in to pass along the latest updates…and continue the smack talk!

Since they were on the water, Capt. Kevin was joined by his Moe’s Southwest Grill Fishing Forecast co-host, Capt. Scott Shank and Capt. Chip Wingo.  They set up shop at Consignment Boat Sales and set to figuring out how the teams were going to navigate the weather, which was going to make things tough.  Nothing like fishing in the chill, and with gusts up to 30 mph, it’s gonna go straight to the bone!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: The Toadfish Outfitters Non-Tipping Can Cooler is one of the coolest products Captain Kevin has seen in a long time! You have to check out the video: www.toadfishoutfitters.com

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: It’s getting to be that time of year when throwing artificial can be very productive! But sometimes you have to change colors, size etc to find what the fish want that day. Use small sealable containers like this for storage and organizing!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: How do you like your sheepshead cooked? Our favorite way is to bread it and bake it…


OS 1106: Taking the Leap with Scotty Brown

Happy Leap Day!  Okay, we don’t really know what that means, but since it is February 29, we figure it’s suitable cause to celebrate.  With that in mind, the boys brought in a very special guest for the show: OS HOFer Scotty Brown!  Scotty shared a lot about how business is picking up for him as he makes his Florida swing for Southern Sportsman Aquatics and Land Management.

There was a lot to talk about (as there always is), but this week was highlighted with the stories surrounding the 5th Annual Walter ‘Chuck’ Foster Sporting Clay Shoot for Angelwood, Inc.  Loads of great stories, all for a wonderful cause.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: THE BEST calls from David Halloran Turkey Calls!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Jeff: Someone recently asked him about the best way to talk to kids about gun safety. This is a wonderful resource from the NRA – National Rifle Association of America.  https://eddieeagle.nra.org/

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Dr. Fred’s homemade garlic oil is good on EVERYTHING! Tune in now to find out how to get it…

OS 1105: Men In Tights

The weather outside is FRIGHTFUL…and the temperature and wind is definitely not delightful. It is really amazing how the weather changes everything, and when the weather changes as radically as it has over the past week, it really makes a mess of things. The guys talked about it, Jeff shared some stories from his amazing trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unfortunately, it all went sideways when we had to address the tights Jeff got caught wearing on a hiking trail. Cue Dueling Banjos!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: The Yeti bottle sling is perfect for a long hike or whenever you need to go handsfree! https://www.yeti.com/en_US/accessories
And man, take a look at those swanky leggings! LOL

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Make sure to sign up now for the 5th Annual Walter “Chuck” Foster Angelwood Clay Shoot THIS Thursday at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Avocado toast is great with a fried egg, hot sauce, tomatoes, cheese… but PICKLED RED ONION absolutely knocks it out of the park! Jeff is hooked! Here’s an easy recipe…

OS1104: Way Back When

Dr. Dave Edwards crashed the studio this week and joined the guys to talk all things outdoors. From turkeys to cleaning up your boat, they covered it all. But the show really took off as everyone - including the callers - began remembering those crazy childhood fishing stories! Lots of laughs, lots of great memories. And you do not want to miss the story about Abby, the little dog that had a BIG problem with everybody, especially Jeff!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff’s favorite turkey hunting vest.  He says, “It’s the perfect vest to hold everything you need for the hunt, it also allows you the flexibility to sit comfortably ANYWHERE. It has the fold down seat that flips down so you can actually lean back. It allows you to sit still longer. It’s THE BEST turkey vest ever.”

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kevin: Make sure you have your list ready to go for Turkey season… get it all organized now so you have everything in order etc. Here’s a great one from NWTF. What you don’t have now…you still have time to get. Then check that list twice like Santa! (Kirk’s list was too big to post!! LOL)

Here’s your KirbyCo Builders Inc. cooking tip from Jeff: Normally we don’t put anything on brisket…but this recipe was worth trying! Mix: One can of Beer (we used Blue Moon), 1 tbsp garlic, hot rotel, regular rotel, one chopped sweet onion. Cook on the stovetop over medium until it cooks down quite a bit. After letting the brisket sit for a few hours after cooking. Pour the rotel mix around the meat. Cover tightly and put in the fridge overnight. Re-heat in the oven the next day at 250 degrees. Enjoy!

OS1103: Turkeys and Tackle

Dr. Dave Edwards, the “official” wildlife biologist of the Nimnicht Chevrolet and Nimnicht Buick-GMC Outdoors Show, joined the guys to talk turkey! Specifically, Dave talked about what to do to prepare for the season. And when they were not talking about the woods, Jeff, Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk talked about all kinds of offshore fishing tips and tricks, including boat safety, fishing spots, and more. And, as always, thing got a little sideways…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: here’s one example of a sheepshead rig. Do you have a favorite?

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Can you outshoot The Outdoors Show team!? Wild West Guns & Gold won it all last year… get your spot at the Angelwood, Inc. Walter ‘Chuck’ Foster sporting clay shoot presented by ChopHouse Thirteen.  Great cause. Great day. Remembering one of the greatest of friends – Chuck Foster.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week from one of our faithful listeners – Shelley Ward! She made deviled eggs using three of our favorite ingredients! Lusty Monk Original Sin Mustard (www.lustymonk.com), Trader Joe’s Black Forest Bacon and Mezzetta jalapeños.

OS1102: Boyd Duckett and…Giblets?

The guys had the privilege of catching up with Boyd Duckett, co-founder of Major League Fishing. Boyd has registered four wins, 23 Top 10s and more than $1.7 million in career winnings. There was also lots of talk – and lots of laughs – about hunting, guns and food, too. And by the way…how do you pronounce giblets? We had NO CLUE how sideways this would get us…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: For hours of family fun at the beach… get yourself a sand flea rake!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Let’s talk about alternative baits for sheepshead: Live shrimp, blue crabs, clams or sand fleas… what’s your bait of choice? Listen in to find out what the guys – and the callers – had to say.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week: Lester told us about these Mezzetta jalapeños and we’ve been putting them on EVERYTHING!! Man are they good!

OS1101: LIVE From The Jacksonville Boat Show

Capt. Kevin and Jeff were out of the mix to handle some OSR, so Capt. Kirk took the helm and docked the show at the Prime Osborn Convention Center for the 2020 Jacksonville Boat Show! Surrounded by beautiful boats, Kirk chatted it up with Capt. Scott Shank and a very special guest, Dr. Dave Edwards from Cabin Bluff!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: It’s time for ALL boat maintenance and getting geared up for Spring. Check the trailer bearings, get an oil change, check the batteries, and definitely DO NOT FORGET to check those trailer tires for wear!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Please come down and join us at The JMA Boat Show this morning!

We use the late July thin and crispy tortilla chips (entire bag) spread out… top with meat of your choice (we used ground venison but rotisserie chicken is yummy too!) Make a homemade salsa of sweet onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro and lime juice the night before to sprinkle on the top of the meat (make sure you drain the salsa well before topping so it doesn’t make the chips soggy!) We also add more pickled jalapeños and then cover with a shredded Mexican cheese blend. Put in the oven on 350 for 20 mins or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!