Drop Shot Technique with Brent Ehrler, Shooting Legend Jerry Miculek, Division Within the Hunting Community w/ TDA and Trout & Redfish Bite Along the Texas Coast
Major League Fishing Pro Brent Ehrler makes his return to the show this weekend. One of the most consistent anglers out there, Brent talks about his recent record setting performance at the Major League Fishing Summit Cup semi final elimination round. He lapped the rest of the field en route to the best single 3 hour period of fishing we’ve seen on MLF. Brent talks about the pattern he was on and the drop shot technique and set up he used to embarrass his peers. We also talk about his move to the Elite Series in 2015 after 9 years on the FLW Tour.
Next up, it’s competitive shooting legend Jerry Miculek. His list of accolades, championships and world records are too many to list, but Jerry tells us which one he is most proud of. We also discuss the 1,000 yard shot he recently made with a revolver and the strict practice regimen he keeps up as he still is competing at a high level against shooters a third of his age. Of course, we wouldn’t have the best competitive shooter of all time on and not ask for some tips on how to become a better handgunner, so get ready for some solid insight from the best of the best.
Then, Texas Deer Association President Chase Clark joins us to talk about the growing division among the hunting community. Groups such as the Boone & Crockett Club and the QDMA seem dead set on furthering the division among hunters as evidenced by the Boone & Crockett Club’s recent press release regarding any deer taken off a high fence property.
Make no mistake about it, the anti hunting faction is united so it’s disturbing to see us hunters driving a wedge between us at a time when we need to be united more than ever. Chase also talks about the TDA and it’s important role for not only our whitetail hunting heritage in Texas, but also landowner rights across the board.
We wrap things up with our monthly visit with our good friend Captain Len Girard who checks in live from the Texas coast. Captain Len breaks down the redfish, trout and flounder bite. From water depth, to baits (both live and artificial) and the kind of water to look for- Captain Len gives us the goods on the 3 most popular sport fish anglers pursue in our Texas bays.
Eva Shockey, A Fish That Changed Everything & West Texas Hunters Call in Mountain Lion – 5 Year Anniversary Edition!
Longtime Lake Fork Fishing Guide and newly elected member of the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Mark Stevenson joins us this weekend as we take a journey through the annals of bass fishing history – all the way back to 1986 when Mark pulled this 17.67 lb lunker out of Lake Fork. The new Texas state record bass, ‘Ethel’ would become the most popular fish ever caught.
She would be viewed by over 20 million people at original Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri up until her death in 1994. She changed the sport, changed the perception from release the grease to catch and release for bass & also changed the way state wildlife agencies managed their largemouth fisheries. Ethel became Texas Parks and Wildlife ShareLunker Program Lunker #1 – the fish and the angler who changed it all.
Then, the outdoor industry’s fastest rising star makes her return to show, and what a year 2014 was for Eva Shockey! In addition to continuing her role as co-host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures on Outdoor Channel, Eva also got engaged, was featured on the cover of Field & Stream Magazine, killed her biggest buck to date and dealt with a national firestorm surrounding the 510 lb black bear she harvested in North Carolina.
Well touch on all of that as well as her status as a role model for young women and aspiring huntresses and what that means to her. But the bulk of our visit will consist of how Eva deals with hunter harassment on her social media outlets. She runs her own pages and with 750,000 FB Followers, 50,000 Twitter followers and another 90,000 on Instagram- Eva continually draws the ire of anti hunters. Death threats and incredibly vile remarks are made on her pages on a daily basis. So how does Eva deal with it? I’m sure we can all learn from her take as the anti hunting faction continues to use the internet and technology to harass hunters with seemingly no consequences.
We wrap up the show when a couple West Texas good ‘ol boys stop by to give us the details on the predator hunt of a lifetime. Ladden Ledbetter and Jacky Heflin called in and killed a West Texas mountain lion while hunting in the West Texas Big Bobcat Contest last weekend! Harvesting a Texas big cat is a rare feat in and of itself, but this is the first time I’ve heard of hunters successfully calling in and putting one on the ground. Ladden and Jacky give us all the details from that hunt. From the distress sound they used, to how the cat responded and what caliber did her in. The full team with the trophy of a lifetime:
Texas ‘Right To Hunt’ Amendment, Big Game Handgun Hunting, Going Deep For Winter Crappie, and Late Season Quick Hits
Texas State House of Representative Member Trent Ashby (R. Lufkin) joins us to discuss HJR 61 – commonly referred to as the “Texas Right To Hunt Amendment”. Sadly, it’s become necessary to pass such an amendment with the anti hunting faction relentlessly lobbying to end our outdoor lifestyle. If passed, the amendment would give Texas hunters/anglers the right to continue to hunt and fish in the court of law. Texas would become the 18th state to pass similar legislation. Representative Ashby breaks down the entire amendment for us and also reflects on some of his favorite hunting experiences from the past year.
Next up we talk winter crappie fishing with our longtime friend Wally Marshall- AKA ‘Mr. Crappie’. Wally sheds some light on the “Slow Troll” technique he uses to hammer huge schools of suspended crappie on Texas lakes during the winter months. He also talks about his favorite bait designs and colors for deep water winter slabs!
Outdoor Icon Larry and our good bud Larry Weishuhn then drops in to talk big game handgun hunting with us! ‘Mr. Whitetail’ has long been a pioneer of taking big game animals with a handgun. We discuss the evolution of the sport, Larry’s favorite caliber and what he believes is the minimum caliber necessary to hunt big game with a some sort of hand cannon. We are excited to break into the ranks very soon as our STI Perfect 10 is on back order!
Before we let Larry go, we also touch on ‘Traditions’- the 2015 Dallas Safari Club Convention. Over 45,000 folks are expected to join Larry, myself and hundreds of other outdoor folks from around the globe as we celebrate the outdoor lifestyle with the year’s greatest hunting show. Jan 15th-18th at the Dallas Convention Center- See ya there!
We wrap up the broadcast with a ‘Cable’s Late Season Quick Hits’ segment. I am by no means a professional hunter but there are a few late season tactics I’ve successfully used for deer, ducks, bass and predators like this January coyote: