Synopsis of Episode 41:
We are covering a lot of ground this week. Off the top we will get into some serious redfish talk with longtime Coastal Bend fishing guide Pat Hunt. Pat is a Vietnam Veteran, who has been fishing Corpus Christi Bay and the surrounding area since the 1950’s. The bull reds are running and we are going to find out their current pattern.
Then we are joined by Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples. Commissioner Staples, a native of Palestine, TX grew up in a farming/ranching family where hunting and fishing were just a way of life. Always looking out for the Texas farmer and rancher- Commissioner Staples declared October “Get the Hog Outta Texas” month. Feral Hogs cause 400 million dollars in damage to Texans annually and Commissioner Staples has challenged us all to do our part and smoke as many hogs as we can. Lets see some more pictures like this one!
Then we will check in with American Hunter Magazine field editor Bill Winke. Bill recently conducted a study regarding whitetail deer “jumping” the sound of a bow string. His article “The Science of String Jumping”, dives headfirst into where you should place your shot on an alert deer and at what distance. Being a first year bowhunter myself, I found the article very informative and I am looking foward to finding out what his research concluded. Bill with a trophy bow kill.
Lastly, angler Mike Kernan drops in to recap the first ever Lone Star Series season. He and his partner Chris Tilton captured the Lone Star Series Championship on Lake Lewisville last weekend and won a brand new Nissan Titan for their efforts. Mike is fishing the Central Open event on Texoma this weekend and if the chips fall perfectly he could end up with an invitation to fish the 2011 Bass Master Classic as well as fish the Elite Series. Mike fishes lakes all over Texas and gives us some insight on October bass patterns in the Lone Star State.