This week we talk big time sport fishing with ‘Let It Ride’ Captain Peter Young. His boat recently weighed in the largest blue marlin at the world’s most prestigious and longest running saltwater tournament- The Poco Bueno out of Port O’Connor, Texas. Captain Young talks about hooking up with the 580 plus pound billfish and the race to make it back to port in time for the weigh in. The catch ended up being worth over $440K!
Then Laramy ‘Sasquatch’ Miller – from the hit hunting show ‘Sasquatch’ on the Outdoor Channel drops by. His unique and refreshing take on a hunting show takes the viewer back to a simpler day and time. When mountain men tried to tame the rugged Rocky Mountains with homemade bows and muzzle loaders. Laramy is still doing it the same today. Be sure to set those DVR’s for Friday nights – 6:30 PM Central time for some awesome big game hunts done the old fashioned way.
Next up is Illinois native and lifelong catfish angler Anthony Maggert who in July tangled with a world record caliber blue catfish. His catch ended up coming up a little bit short but at 114 lbs, it’s still the fish of a lifetime and a story that needs to be heard. Especially since the behemoth wouldn’t fit in the live well and Anthony couldn’t get ahold of anybody to come weigh and certify the fish at 3am on a Sunday morning. He breaks down the fight and the ensuing funny story about how he and his brother in law stood in chest deep water for 4 hours just to make sure the fish stayed alive. And the best part…Anthony released the fish after it was measured and weighed.
We round out the show by checking in with one of our oldest friends when Captain Len Girard stops in to talk trout, redfish and flounder with us. Captain Len says he has never seen this many trophy sized trout and we discuss whether or not that is a direct result of the vision of TPWD’s Coastal Fisheries Division. Of course he also breaks down where he is finding fish and what he is catching them on.