It’s a real treat to have outdoor icon and BASS legend Jimmy Houston drop by this week. 69 years young, Jimmy is still fishing competitively on the FLW Tour. We discuss how difficult it is for someone his age to physically compete against up and coming anglers in their mid 20’s. A 2 Time BASS Angler of the Year in ’76 and ’86 Jimmy gives us a couple tips on how to fish his favorite winter time bass baits. Be sure to check out ‘Jimmy Houston Outdoors’ on NBC Sports – on the air for 37 years now! Folks in the North Texas area can meet Jimmy at this weekend’s Texas Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show at the Mesquite Convention Center and Rodeo Arena.
Next we set the record straight on one of the biggest bucks ever killed in North East Texas. You might have seen Corey Knowlton on the Outdoor Channel’s hit show ‘Jim Shockey’s- The Professionals’ but the Texas native made headlines this fall when he stuck a bolt in this 186 inch Rockwall County monster! Corey talks about setting out trail cams and the amazement of seeing this buck on the property he had access to. Of course we talk about patterning this buck and the hunt itself. Also, there has been much negativity surrounding this amazing bucks from folks saying Corey poached it, to it came off a high fence ranch. Corey tells all and sets the record straight on a true buck of a lifetime.
Then we round out the show by hitting on the interesting phenomenon going on in East Texas- folks are killing giant bucks! And doing it pretty regularly over the past two seasons. With a new state record (since broken) of 253″ and change to multiple other bucks ranging from 180-220″. Why all of a sudden is this area of the state often associated with “If it’s brown, it’s down mentality” suddenly producing bruisers like the Raines County buck pictured below? Our Texas Parks & Wildlife Whitetail Program Leader Alan Cain joins us to break it down. Are antler restrictions working, is it advanced technology like trail cameras or are hunters doing a better job of policing themselves? We get to the bottom of it.