Texas Parks And Wildlife Upland Game Bird Program Leader Robert Perez stops in to break down his department’s quail surveys and what they mean for the upcoming season. Much of the state received timely rainfall during the spring and summer. Will that translate into huntable quail numbers of both bobwhite and blue quail in their perspective ranges? Don’t miss Robert’s 2014-2015 Fearless Forecast!

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We then shift gears and talk some bass fishing with FLW Bass Magazine Contributor Sean Ostruska. One of the most overwhelming things for an angler can be walking into a sporting goods store and being inundated with a 1,000 different styles and colors of crankbaits. So how should we educate ourselves so that we know which crankbaits to purchase? Sean’s recent article “Cranking Down The Choices- 18 Ways To Pick The Best Crankbait” tackles this issue in detail.

Sean interviewed countless pros on the subject and we find out what they said about crankbaits. Pretty packaging a nice paint job and a $20 price tag doesn’t necessarily mean that bait is better than the $5 bait on the shelf next to it. Sean breaks down some very specific tips for the angler to consider when selecting the right crankbait. Early fall is one of the best times of the year to chunk ’em as those big females have followed bait fish back into the shallows and are gorging themselves on everything in sight!

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Next up, Foreverlast Founder and President Billy Gerke drops by to talk a little bit of everything. From whitetail deer hunting to wading the Texas coast for specks and redfish. Billy and his family live hunting and fishing and that lead to the creation of Foreverlast over 17 years ago.

Today they offer a wide variety of both hunting and fishing related products that today can be found in just about every major retailer out there. We are thrilled to welcome Billy and the Foreverlast team to our show and are looking forward to a great relationship with this Texas based family owned and operated company.

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We wrap up this week’s show when our good buddy and the always affable Captain Len Girard joins us live from the Upper Laguna Madre for our coastal fishing report. The big bull reds are stacking up in the shallows as they get ready for their December spawn. Black drum and flounder are also showing up in good numbers. Captain Len tells us where to find ’em and how to catch ’em.

Lastly we discuss the side affects of the new 5 fish trout limit that went into affect this fall. Has Captain Len noticed any change in anglers heading to the coast? How is it affecting guides and other folks who depend on the fishing industry? You might be surprised by his answer.

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