Keep Your Shotgun Running Like a Top, Tips for Getting That Lunker Bass in the Boat and A Cautionary Tale Regarding Gun Rights
We get the ball rolling when our old friend and with Field and Stream Magazine Shotgun Editor Phil Bourjaily drops in. How often should you be cleaning your shotgun? What about semi autos vs pumps and their maintenance? Do American made guns require more maintenance than their foreign counter parts? We also pick Phil’s brain on whether one brand of shot shell is more corrosive than another.
Then we talk big bass with our buddy Charles Whited of Barefoot Fishing Tours. Often times an angler gets excited once he has a visual on how big a bass truly is and that is where mistakes start to occur that can lead to heartache right at the boat. Charles is no stranger to lunkers, having caught this 13 plus lb Lake Austin Sharelunker himself. Charles gives us a couple tips that might just be the difference in the catch of a lifetime or another ‘the one that got away’ tale.
We wrap things up by talking gun control and gun culture with Jason Selmes- host of The Australian Hunting Podcast. We break down Australia’s 1996 government enforced gun buy back and it’s affect on Australia 20 years after the fact. Hunters like Jason are forced to use over/under style shotguns to pursue their quarries since both semi auto and pump action shotguns are banned. (Jason with a nice red fox, taken with a camoed up over/under)
Some of the 660,000 rifles and shotguns that Australians were forced to give up per the National Firearms Agreement that was forced upon them.
Steve Hickoff on Guerilla Gobblers, Power Fishing w/ Greg Hackney, New Rifle From Mossberg and Coastal Fishing Report w/ Captain Len
We kick things off by talking spring turkey with Field & Stream contributor and Realtree Turkey Editor – Steve Hickoff. We discuss his recent piece “Guerilla Gobblers” which was featured in the April issue of Field and Stream. Steve gives us a couple unconventional ways to break down a weary old gobbler that just won’t come into shotgun range. (Photo Credit -Steve Hickoff)
Then 2014 Elite Series Angler of the Year and perhaps the greatest jig fisherman on the planet makes his return when Louisiana native Greg Hackney jumps on. We discuss when, where and how to fish a jig. Plus, were giving away a $300 Garmin Striker 5DV Fish Finder during the interview!
We then discuss a brand new rifle Mossberg Firearms released in 2016 when Mossberg’s Linda Powell makes her return. We discuss the new MMR Carbine rifle and also get into some spring bear hunting discussion. Don’t forget that we are giving away the MMR Carbine .223 to our April Photo Of the Month Contest winner as well!
We wrap things up by hitting the friendly saltwater bays of the Texas coast with longtime guide- Captain Len Girard. Trout, Redfish, Flounder and much more! Captain Len tells us where to find them and what they are biting.
Huge Red Snapper Bust on the Texas Coast, Wild Game Jerky 101, Fun With Audio & Toledo Bend on Fire!
If you haven’t heard, we recently saw one of the largest poaching cases in a decade come out of Freeport, TX when 488 illegal red snapper were seized on a recreational fishing vessel. Texas Game Warden Captain Fred Ruiz drops by to talk about the bust and what the poachers were going to do with the catch. – usually a black market buyer or restaurant is already lined up. Luckily, the three anglers in this case will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Captain Ruiz gives us the details and his thoughts on the vitality of the red snapper fishery today, versus when he first became a Game Warden 13 years ago.
We up our wild jerky games with Sean Callahan- host of ‘The Pursuit to the Plate” podcast. Whether you have leftover ground venison or cuts of muscle meat in the freezer, jerky is a tasty option for any wild game. We fire up the smoker and talk all things jerky with Sean.
Next we have some fun with the Lone Star Outdoor Show audio vault. When telemarketers call the unlisted studio line, I try to get them interested in hunting and fishing. Makes for some uncomfortable and hilarious exchanges! Additional Telemarketer Tension calls are available on our Youtube Channel.
We round out the broadcast by heading to the Texas/Louisiana border and talking big bass with longtime Toledo Bend Reservoir biologist Ricky Yeldell. After over 50 years, the South’s largest lake is having a bass fishing rebirth with over 130 ten plus pound lunker bass already caught this year! Ricky tell us why the lake is on fire and how long he expects it to last.