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More Bits and Bites . . .


Got a few random segments put together for y'all in this week's episode. Mr. Producerman and Sam had some good leftover clips from a few episodes from this season and put them in an episode called "Bits and Bites." We do this each season because we always have a few clips that don't quite get to make their original episode, but are good enough to share. This week you'll see an extra tripletail from a show we tried to shoot with Capt. Scott Lum on the Space Coast. Had a super tough day, weather moved in and we never got to finish it. Caught some nice fish though. Next segment, I put the Flats Pink rods to the test with a lady angler guest, Darsizzle. She caught her first black drum on the Flats Pink rod. I was throwing pink that day too . . . gets the job done! Also get to show you a big Jack from fishing with Capt. Kevin Beach. Great time on the water with Capt. Kevin, and I must admit I love the way Jacks fight too.



Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Sun Sports for this week's episode "Bits and Bites." --> Click Here for Preview >>


Had a great time last week in Charleston at the grand opening of the new Field & Stream store. Met some great folks, hung out with Capt. Wild Bill from Deadliest Catch and even got invited back to the Air Force Base to take a closer look at the C17 there. Great base and even greater feeling being back on an Air Force base. It's been a few year (achem) since I've lived on base, let alone visited one. Thanks for the invite and hospitality! We sure do love Charleston. Make sure y'all stop in to see the new Field & Stream store there too!  

I'm sticking close to home for the next couple of weeks. Have a photo shoot coming up for Skeeter. Can't wait to check out the new SX210 coming out, and all the updated features on the Saltwater lineup for 2016. Should be awesome!  


Hope y'all have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! 

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Field and Stream


This week's episode we shot in Louisiana in May. It was probably the toughest day on the water I've had yet in Cajun country. It was real windy which made it hard to cast, but not only that . . . I learned a lot about the fishery and marsh that I love so much that made me really sit up and take notice. This fishery needs attention from the rest of the world and they need help now. You can check it out in this week's episode in a special segment we call "Environmental Update." Like I said, it was a rare day to have what we had on the water in Louisiana. Capt. Ross got to use the Flats Blue inshore casting rod out there with a spinnerbait, and he was definitely out-catching me. Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Sun Sports for this week's episode "Bayou Blues." Click here for a preview >>


I'm in Charleston today and tomorrow . . . I'm at the new Field & Stream store until 4 p.m. today and back again from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. I love doing all of the Dick's Sporting Goods grand openings, but these Field & Stream stores are something you just have got to see! They are beautiful and have everything you need to hunt, fish, camp or just be outdoors. It's awesome!! Stop by to see me like these couple of Air Force guys (great to meet ya!), and you should also come by and say hey to Capt. Wild Bill from Deadliest Catch. He's here tomorrow too. Hope to see y'all! 


I'm making it quick since I'm on the clock today at Field & Stream (ha!). Check back next week when I can tell you about our season finale shoot of AF. 

Until then . . . tight lines,
Blair 
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Beach Donkeys Return


"Beach Donkeys" is this week's episode . . . we shot it from Cape Canaveral with Capt. Jim Ross. We always have fun when Capt. Jim's on the Skeeter. And, like our notorious episode we did years ago, "Hour Jacks" we're catching big ol' Jacks again . . . this time we're also catching Goliath Grouper and Bonita. Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Sun Sports for this week's episode "Beach Donkeys." Click here for a preview >>>


I'm heading back to Charleston next week. I'll be at the new Field & Stream store opening Thursday, August 27th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, August 28th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Should be a lot of fun, and those stores are awesome! I could spend all day in there shopping, looking at the amazing mounts they've got everywhere and some of the stuff in there is just too good pass up! My buddy from "Deadliest Catch," Capt. Wild Bill will also be there with me on Friday, so stop in and say hey to both of us! Visit the Field & Stream website for details, directions and times. See y'all in Charleston! 


Before I head out to Charleston though, we'll be shooting this season's Season Finale episode for Addictive Fishing. Can't believe our 16th season is a wrap already. Time sure does fly. I truly am thankful for all of our sponsors, camera crew, producers and partners Kevin McCabe, Patrice McCabe and my wife, Cari. We jumped on this crazy ride almost 17 years ago and haven't looked back. Thanks to all of you Mogan Maniacs for tuning in each week, keeping in touch on Facebook, watching videos on YouTube and coming out to see me at Dick's Sporting Goods appearances. I can't believe what a trip this has been!! 

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Boca Bites


Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande is probably one of the most beautiful places to be and awesome things to do! This week's episode I'm in Boca Grande with Capt. Jeff Hagaman, and I get to show you these awesome creatures. We actually had a really tough day on the water, day one. Day two we got out there and did it all over again, but the outcome is what you'll get to see in the show. Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Sun Sports for this week's episode "Boca Bites." 
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Another reason why I love going to Boca Grande is we get to stay at the Tarpon Lodge. It's absolutely gorgeous there, and the hospitality is top notch! You really don't need to go anywhere else once you arrive. They've got great food, great bar, great accommodations and we can take off each day right from the dock. We've been back quite a bit. I hope you try it out. Get on over to Facebook and give 'em a "like". Check out the cool drone footage shot while we were there: Tarpon Lodge >>


Had a great time last weekend in Tampa at Dick's Sporting Goods. I was at two stores in one day and tried to outrun the rain! First stop was Brandon Mall, and I want to thank everyone who came out to see me there. We had a great time, it was quick, but the folks were super nice. Then, it was on to Westshore Mall for the rest of the day. Had to move inside to get away from the rain, but that didn't stop the fun or the shopping. Thanks to Dick's Sporting Goods, and all my sponsors for the opportunity!


Just because the sun's not shining a lot these days doesn't mean I'm not putting my sunscreen on. All this rain has made it a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and boy am I thankful for our newest sponsor, Sunsect. They make the best sunscreen + insect repellent on the market. I haven't been bitten yet! Love it. Thanks #teamsunsect! You should get ya some. 


Engel Coolers is at it again . . . they're having a huge giveaway on Facebook. There are many ways to #MakeSummerLast, but the best way is to always include an Engel Cooler. All you need to do is go to the Engel Facebook page and like the contest post. Here are the giveaway dates and prizes:   
  • August 14th is a 13 qt Engel Pink Cooler
  • August 19th is Engel Super Can Koozies
  • August 21st is a 19 qt Engel Pink Cooler
  • August 26th is a 19 qt Engel White Cooler
  • August 31st is a 30 qt Engel Pink Cooler
Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Bits and Bites


Got a few random segments put together for y'all in this week's episode. Mr. Producerman and Sam had some good leftover clips from a few episodes from this season and put them in an episode called "Bits and Bites." We do this each season because we always have a few clips that don't quite get to make their original episode, but are good enough to share. This week you'll see an extra tripletail from a show we tried to shoot with Capt. Scott Lum on the Space Coast. Had a super tough day, weather moved in and we never got to finish it. Caught some nice fish though. Next segment, I put the Flats Pink rods to the test with a lady angler guest, Darsizzle. She caught her first black drum on the Flats Pink rod. I was throwing pink that day too . . . gets the job done! Also get to show you a big Jack from fishing with Capt. Kevin Beach. Great time on the water with Capt. Kevin, and I must admit I love the way Jacks fight too. 


Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Sun Sports for this week's episode "Bits and Bites." --> Click Here for Preview >>


If y'all are in Tampa Bay this Saturday, come out and see me at Dick's Sporting Goods. I'll be at the Brandon store from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then finishing out the day at the Westshore Mall store from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. It's back to school and tax free weekend, so come out and save a bunch! Also, you can enter to win a fishing charter with Capt. Chris Camps, a Minn Kota Talon, a Humminbird Fish Finder, or Costa Del Mar Shades, and lots more!! We're throwing a "Back to School" kind of party . . . stop by and see me!! 

Thought this would be fun to share with y'all . . . MPI Studios are located in Tampa and I'm sure y'all have seen the flooding, rain and news all about Tampa lately? Well, MPI got so much rain that a few catfish found their way into the yard. Resident dogs found it entertaining, hope you do too!  Check it out --> Click here to watch >>

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Bayou Blues and No More Bugs!


This week's episode we shot in Louisiana in May. It was probably the toughest day on the water I've had yet in Cajun country.  It was real windy which made it hard to cast, but not only that . . . I learned a lot about the fishery and marsh that I love so much that made me really sit up and take notice. This fishery needs attention from the rest of the world and they need help now. You can check it out in this week's episode in a special segment we call "Environmental Update." Like I said, it was a rare day to have what we had on the water in Louisiana. Capt. Ross got to use the Flats Blue inshore casting rod out there with a spinnerbait, and he was definitely out-catching me. Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Sun Sports for this week's episode "Bayou Blues." Click here for a preview >>


Despite the windy conditions and tough fishin', I always love spending time there. Especially when I stay at Cajun Fishing Adventures. We were able to bring some redfish home with us to the Lodge for them to cook up that night, "Redfish on the Halfshell," my favorite.  


This week I've also got someone new to introduce to you. Addictive Fishing is proud to be partnering with the ONLY insect repellent and sunscreen company trusted by the US Military and now available to the public . . . SUNSECT. I used this product while out fishing in Louisiana (while we filmed this week's episode) and absolutely fell in love. It works. It really works. 

Louisiana is known for biting bugs, especially when you're fishing in those bayou marshes and mosquito canals. I didn't get one bite. No lie. The only bites I was getting were the redfish. Sunsect is an insect repellent plus a sunscreen in one. The one thing I love is it's made in the USA. Our military men and women have been using it for years and now it's on the market. Check 'em out! Give the folks at Sunsect a proper Mogan Maniac welcome too . . . stop by and like them on Facebook.  #teamsunsect 


Next weekend I'll be in Tampa at Dick's Sporting Goods (Saturday, August 8th). I'm splitting my day between Brandon and Westshore, so come out and see us! It's that time of year again where back to school shopping begins and it's a tax free weekend. Make sure you stop by:  
  • Brandon Center Mall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Westshore Plaza from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
We'll have our Skeeter boats out there, Central Marine (Skeeter dealer) will be there, lots of giveaways and chances to win a Minn Kota TalonCosta Del Mar sunglassesHumminbird fish finder and more. Plus, pick up some coupons, shop a bit and grab some great deals on tackle. See y'all in Tampa next weekend!!


Until then . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Beach Donkeys and ICAST recap



This week's episode is a brand new one from Cape Canaveral with Capt. Jim Ross. We always have fun when Capt. Jim's on the Skeeter. And, like our notorious episode we did years ago, "Hour Jacks" we're catching big ol' Jacks again . . . this time we're also catching Goliath Grouper and Bonita. Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Sun Sports for this week's episode "Beach Donkeys." Click here for a preview >>>




So last week I skipped a blog because I was at ICAST in Orlando. ICAST is the world's largest sportfishing trade show and just about every product under the sun is there. I'm exhausted! Had a great time, got to see some amazing new products, catch up with sponsors and friends and hang out with some folks I don't get to see very often but when we do get together it's always a blast. 


I hung out with the folks from Wright & McGill, Mirrolure, Star Brite, Minn Kota, Humminbird, T-H Marine, Space Coast, Engel, and Seaguar . . . even grabbed a selfie with Capt. Rick Murphy at the Costa booth. 


Then, after hours everyone takes off their badges and logos and we all just have fun sharing fish stories and the love of this sport! I was doing the math and I think this was my 18th ICAST. Yikes!


Check out the AF Facebook page for more photos . . . I'm in Mobile, AL today and tomorrow opening a new Field & Stream and Dick's Sporting Goods store. Both stores right next to each other. In fact, the Dick's store has a hole in the wall so you can sneak over to Field & Stream to pick up some great tackle deals! Come on by if you're in the area!


Until next week . . . tight lines,

Blair



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