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Mogan Thanks!

I am truly thankful for so much . . . it's not a short list. But at the top of that list, I am thankful for my family and friends, health, country, and Addictive Fishing. We appreciate the Mogan Maniacs very much and send you all a very big Happy Thanksgiving!!

After I digest all that turkey dinner, I'll be heading over to the Tampa Bay Dick's Sporting Goods stores for both Friday and Saturday. Sales and Christmas shopping begin on Black Friday, and I'll be there to help you shop for that perfect fishing gift for the special angler in your life. We'll be at 4 stores in 2 days. Here's our Black Friday Weekend schedule:

Friday, November 27th
Brandon Town Center from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Westfield Citrus Park from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 28th
Westshore Plaza from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Countryside Center (Clearwater) from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

I'll be all over Florida helping Dick's shoppers this holiday season. Check the Addictive Fishing website for locations and times. 

Thanks for watching AF Live this week!  Check it out if you missed it on Wednesday. Head over to AF's YouTube Channel and catch up. 

That's it and that's all for this week's blog. Just a quick Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Addictive Fishing . . . we're thankful for you!
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Family, Fishing, Fun!

Me and the AF Crew will be fishing with friends and fans this weekend in Ft. Pierce. Hope you and your family can join us for Mogan Mania 2015! We'll be at Dockside Inn starting tomorrow and fishing on Saturday and Sunday. There is a lot of fun, good food and swapping fish stories to be had. Check out the Mogan Mania Facebook page (created by AF super-fans - Chumhead and FishinNut) for details. Hope to see y'all there!!

I have been on the road and shooting 2016 episodes this week. Did something a little strange . . . went bass fishin' on Lake Okeechobee. Wait until you see these Mogan Lunkers - ha!  

We've got another AF Live interactive online seminar coming up next week. How many of y'all tuned in last episode when I was talking Texas and fishing with Mirrolures? It's awesome to get to see all your questions just flooding in . . . really good ones too. Picked 3 winners last episode with good questions, and they each got a Mirrolure from the show. If you didn't see the last 2 episodes (Mirrolure and DOA), you can still check 'em out on our YouTube channel. Hope to see more of you on AF Live!

This Christmas season we'll be busy . . . stay in the know on and on the AF Facebook page for our schedule of appearances and what Dick's Sporting Goods stores we'll be visiting. Starting on Black Friday, we'll be hitting several Florida stores throughout the Christmas shopping season. Ho - Ho - Hope to see you out and about this Merry season!!

Oh, almost forgot to tell ya . . . Mr. Producerman has been remastering old episodes for our YouTube channel. Head over and check 'em out. This week's #ThrowbackThursday is "Tarpon Time" with Capt. Gary Thompson. Still looks great and those tarpon hits will get your heart rate up!

Well, gotta go get rigged for those Ft. Pierce Inlet snook . . . can't wait!!

Until next week, tight lines,
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Mogan Mania, Baby!!

A big thank you to two very special friends and long-time fans of AF - Chumhead and FishinNut for pulling this year's Mogan Mania off for us. We handed the reigns over earlier this year, Patrice gave them our crazy schedule and said, pick a date and location, and make it happen. Well, they've done just that! Mogan Mania is happening!! 

For those of you who have never been, or maybe you have never even heard of Mogan Mania - what is it and where is it? Mogan Mania is a weekend of fishing fun with me and the AF Crew. Lots of fans and friends of AF come together, we fish for the weekend, have a fun "award" ceremony and raffle off some great AF sponsor products (100% of all raffle money goes to a local charity). Wait! I almost forgot to tell you about the awesome food we have all weekend long too! 

This year, Mogan Mania is November 13th - 15th, in Ft. Pierce, headquartered at Dockside Inn and catered by none other than the Skeeter Bites Fishing Team. You will be well fed, well fished, and have Addictive Fishing fanatical fun all weekend long! Check it out on the Mogan Mania Facebook page and join us!!

We've been busy around here too . . . last night was our second AF Live episode, and although we had a few "technical difficulties" we still had a blast. Quite a few of you had some really good questions, and talking about trout fishing in Texas made me want to go back there already! If you missed it LIVE last night, you can check out AF LIVE #2 - Mirrolure Edition now on YouTube. Mr. Producerman knows what he's doing and he's got episodes #1 and #2 up there for you to view. Get ready for the next one on Wednesday, November 18th. RSVP now by clicking this link. Get your questions ready (that's my favorite part of the night). 

Until next week . . . tight lines,

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Everything's Bigger in Texas!

Well, I would never have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes! That was the biggest and best grand opening of Dick's Sporting Goods I've been to . . . ever. People waiting outside for me to arrive. People down the aisles. People in line and taking home Flats Blue rods left and right. Such a great time in Texas! I want to go back soon!!  Thank y'all for such amazing hospitality and the warmest welcome ever. 

We also had a successful shoot while on Baffin Bay with Capt. Aubrey and Capt. Sally Black. They took me to some killer trout spots, we got out of my Skeeter and waded through some of the most beautiful water I've seen in a long time. The folks at Baffin Bay Rod and Gun roll out the red carpet for me and my crew and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to fish or hunt . . . you will feel right at home, well taken care of and your fishing and duck hunting fix will get fixed. Ha!

I'm home for a bit. Gonna go LIVE next Wednesday (October 28th) at 7 p.m. ET and talk about Mirrolures, so make sure you log on and join us via YouTube or Google+ to watch us live. I'll also be taking your questions throughout the webcast, and in fact, I really look forward to hearing from you. 

It's coming up folks . . . Mogan Mania is in just a few more weeks! Join me and the AF Crew and some of the best fishing fans, friends, and family you can think of for a weekend of fishing fun. We've had the honor of knowing some of our fans, who are now considered family, for the past 16 years. Two of these special people have planned the entire weekend on our behalf. Some of you may know them by their old AF Forum names - Chumhead and FishinNut. We can't wait! If you haven't booked your room yet, check out the Mogan Mania Facebook page for details and make sure you join us!! 

Well, I've been on the road for over 10 days in a row. I'm traveled out for a bit, but getting right back at it soon. Enjoy your weekend y'all!!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
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Deep in the Heart of Texas!

I'm writing you from down South in Texas, Baffin Bay to be exact. The fine folks at Baffin Bay Rod and Gun have been hosting me and the crew this week and let me tell y'all . . . this is a great place to be. Capt. Sally and Capt. Aubrey Black own the Baffin Bay Rod and Gun and they do it up right. We're sort of in between them building their new lodge right now, but the hospitality and fishing has been second to none. Can't wait to show y'all in the episodes we are shooting for 2016. We've got one episode under our belts, nice trout show, caught 'em on the Mogan Mirrolure topwater lures, and now I'm working on episode #2 today. 

I'm heading to Brownsville on Saturday to open the newest Dick's Sporting Goods store there. So far, I'm pretty blown away at the response we've been getting on the Facebook event page for this opening. Over 200 people have confirmed they are attending the event, and I really can't wait to meet y'all! Texas always comes out BIG for our visits (last time we were in Corpus Christi), so I guess when they say "everything's bigger in Texas" they ain't joking! I'm at the Dick's store on Saturday the 17th from 3:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. CT and then on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT Make sure you come by to see the new store and check out my new Skeeter SX210 bay boat on display. It's going to be a hoot!

We just wrapped shooting a few sponsor product demo videos last week and want to make sure to tell y'all to head over to and click on the Product Demo page to check 'em out. 

I'm heading back out to finish shooting, and then on to Dick's . . . hope y'all have a great weekend!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
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Anniversary, Charleston, and Texas.

It's my 26th wedding anniversary this week. Can't believe how fast the time has flown by. Feels like just yesterday my wife Cari and I said "I do." Well . . . here's to 26 more!

I'm off to Charleston for a weekend of fishing with some good folks for a great cause - raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. South Carolina has endured a lot of rain lately, lots of flooding, and they're finally getting things back together. With all that rain though, brings lots of mosquitoes. I know I'll be off the mosquito menu though because I've got a secret weapon - Sunsect. Okay, it's not so secret, but I'm bringing plenty of it with me. 

Then on Monday I fly out to Texas to meet up with my AF crew and start filming for the 2016 season. Talk about time flying . . . we're going into our 17th season of Addictive Fishing and starting the shoot season off in Baffin Bay. 

I'm also out there for the opening of another Dick's Sporting Goods store. These folks in Texas are pretty awesome, and I hope to get to see a lot of y'all in Brownsville on Saturday (3pm - 8pm CT) and Sunday (11am - 4pm CT), October 17th and 18th.

Until next week . . . tight lines,
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Ordering New Boats!

It's almost like Christmas for me this time of year. I get to order my new boats for the next season of AF. I first work with Skeeter to see what's new, what boat they recommend I try out this year, and then from there I get 'em rigged with all the top products in the industry. Here's the first boat in the lineup for the 2016 season:

Skeeter SX210 with a Sea Foam Green Gel coat (looks mighty nice)
Minn Kota RT/ST 80 with i-Pilot and Micro Remote
Talon 10' shallow water anchor
Humminbird ONIX 10SI with Crosstouch
Atlas Jackplate
Engel 80 Qt cooler

I'll be at the Tampa Bay Boat Show this Saturday in the Central Marine Boats booth with all the Skeeters around me! Come by from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., I'll be there and can take you through whatever model you're interested in. Stop by to say hello and to check out these sweet rides. 

After the boat show, I'm off to Charleston to support the folks who give back to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. I'm fishing a charity tournament there and then taking off for Brownsville, TX to meet up with my AF crew. We'll be shooting a couple of 2016 episodes from Baffin Bay. Have always wanted to fish Baffin Bay, so I can't wait!

Gotta make it short and sweet this week . . . got lots to do. Hey - what did y'all think of the AF Live webcast we did last week? Have y'all subscribed yet to the YouTube channel so you can interact with me next webcast? Make sure you check it out! 

Until next week . . . tight lines,

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