Mogan News

Mosquito Lagoon Again



Y'all know Capt. Travis Tanner from a few AF episodes, but one of the earliest episodes was shot while fishing the No Motor Zone in "The Drum Zone." Capt. Travis and I go waaaaay back and we still have a blast whenever we can fish together. This week's episode I'm back in my home waters on the Space Coast - the Mosquito Lagoon, and Capt. Travis is putting us on a nice school of Mosquito Lagoon reds and trout. Not the perfect weather conditions, but that's why I go with a guide that knows his fishery, knows the fish and knows his stuff! 



Check out "Mosquito Bites" on Fox Sports Sun tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. (ET). You can catch the replay on Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. (ET) and again Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. (ET) If you don't get Fox Sports Sun on your TV, catch it on our YouTube channel Mondays at 7 p.m. (ET) . . . Mr. Producerman gets it up there for y'all to watch, every Monday at 7 p.m.



Have y'all been to the Mogan Lounge on Facebook yet? Check it out . . . we've got lots of sharing of Mogan photos going on over there, event invites, updates and #showyourmogan contest too! One event that I'm particularly excited about and just got added is the Beavertail event happening on October 8th. It's the first official event I'll be joining for Beavertail and can't wait to show off my Vengeance, talk fishing and meet everyone. Check out the details on the Lounge, and while you're there, just say "Hey!" 


I'm ordering my new 2017 Skeeter boats this week . . . I love this time of year, it's like Christmas for us here at AF. Got a new SX210 and a new SX230 coming from the factory. I'll be loading those bad boys up with all the bells and whistles from Humminbird, Minn Kota, Atlas, T-H Marine, and Engel. I'll share photos of it all when they get here!

Getting some stuff done around the hacienda before things get busy again! Y'all have fun on the water, be safe and be good to one another.

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Swamp Thing


Know who I'm fishing with this week? Capt. Mark Nichols, Creator of DOA Lures, and man do we have fun whenever we get to fish together. We're in Mark's backyard of Stuart, Florida and we're fishing in the blue-green algae waters making sure our beloved snook are still around and healthy. Mark sure makes things fun no matter if we're catching or not, but we ARE catching. In fact, I take him back to the 10 cent bridge and we both slam nice Mogan Snook!!


The algae bloom is an environmental issue and it definitely needs to be addressed, but on the good side of the story, the snook are still there and looking healthy. Check out "Swamp Thing" on Fox Sports Sun tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. (ET). You can also catch the replay on Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. (ET) and again Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. (ET) If you don't get Fox Sports Sun on your TV, catch it on our YouTube channel Mondays at 7 p.m. (ET) . . . Producerman gets it up there for y'all to watch, every Monday at 7 p.m.


Well we just wrapped production of 2016 on Tuesday . . . shot our final episode at the MPI Studios with a little help from the Mogan Music Boys. It was a good time, great sound and we look forward to sharing it with y'all soon. Can't believe we're done shooting for 2016! I don't have long to sit around though, Sawfish Sammy has us shooting for 2017 in just a couple of weeks. 


Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair

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Bits and Bites Time



We do a Bits and Bites episode each year usually out of footage from shoots we call a "miss" where we didn't get an entire episode . . . this year is the complete opposite. This year's Bits and Bites episode is from shows we shot, but we caught too many fish to put into one episode, y'all haven't seen everything yet. So, Sawfish Sam put together an episode specifically to show off a few more. Like this gorgeous Yellowfin Grouper, MAN! What a beautiful fish. I had never seen one before and it blew me away with it's colors and markings. Always something fun when we're on the Star Brite with Capt. Chris Trosset.



Check out "Bits and Bites" on Fox Sports Sun tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. (ET). You can also catch the replay on Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. (ET) and again Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. (ET) If you don't get Fox Sports Sun on your TV, catch it on our YouTube channel Mondays at 7 p.m. (ET) . . . Producerman gets it up there for y'all to watch, every Monday at 7 p.m.

We've been enjoying everyone's Mogan photos on Facebook and Instagram #showyourmogan. Here are some more winners:


Congrats and keep fishing! Love to see all the kids getting out and catching too. Thank you to Moms, Dads, Uncles, big brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends for taking time to teach a kid to fish. It makes me smile and feel good about the next generation of outdoorsmen and women!! 

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Firetrucks in the Glades


I feel like it's "Alumni" time on Addictive Fishing . . . we're going back to fish with the Chokoloskee Kid in the Everglades in this week's episode. Capt. Brian Sanders has been on the show now 6 times, and if y'all haven't checked out his previous episodes yet, check 'em out on the AF YouTube channel. We've caught monster snook, cobia, permit and even sawfish throughout the years, this week's episode we're fishing for snapper, offshore snook and red grouper (Capt. Brian calls them "Firetrucks" when they get real big and pull ya like it's a firetruck on the other end of the line)!


Check out "Firetrucks" on Fox Sports Sun tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. (ET). You can also catch the replay on Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. (ET) and again Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. (ET) If you don't get Fox Sports Sun on your TV, catch it on our YouTube channel Mondays at 7 p.m. (ET) . . . Producerman gets it up there for y'all to watch, every Monday at 7 p.m.

The MPI Studios have been busy this summer. We've got a lot going on . . . 
  • The new AF Online Tackle Shop is up and running. Everything I use on the show is now just a click away from being yours! 
  • You can go over to Amazon Video and watch AF episodes now too. 
  • I just shot in studio this week the "Bits and Bites" episode coming up. We had so many fish per episode this season that y'all haven't seen everything yet. So, Sawfish Sam put together an episode specifically for that episode. 
  • And Producerman is working on a new website to launch this Fall. 
I think I covered that news completely? If I missed anything, I'll be back next week to fill ya in. 

Until then . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Mosquito Bites



I'm back in my home waters on the Space Coast . . . the Mosquito Lagoon, and I'm fishing with my former FLW Redfish Series partner, Capt. Travis Tanner. Y'all know Capt. Travis from a few episodes, but one of the earliest episodes was shot while fishing the No Motor Zone in "The Drum Zone." Capt. Travis and I go waaaaay back and we still have a blast whenever we can fish together.



This week's episode Travis is putting us on a nice school of Mosquito Lagoon reds and trout. Not the perfect weather conditions, but that's why I go with a guide that knows his fishery, knows the fish and knows his stuff! Check out "Mosquito Bites" on Fox Sports Sun - if you missed today's episode airing, you can catch the replay on Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. (ET) and again Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. (ET) If you don't get Fox Sports Sun on your TV, catch it on our YouTube channel Mondays at 7 p.m. (ET) . . . Mr. Producerman gets it up there for y'all to watch, every Monday at 7 p.m.


We all just got back from a week in Orlando for sportfishing's annual convention, ICAST. I got to spend a little time with quite a few of our sponsors, finding out what new product is coming out for 2017. If you tuned in to this week's AF Live webisode, y'all got a sneak peak at what's coming. A congrats to Humminbird in "Best Electronics" for the Helix 10 SI, Costa in "Best Eyewear" for the Rafael Sunglasses, and a big kudos to Minn Kota for winning "Best of Show Overall" and "Best Accessories" category for the ULTREX motor. Well done!! 


I'm heading out on the water next week to fish for fun. Hope y'all have a great weekend! Be safe, be kind to one another and go fishing. 

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Beavertails, Flies and the Marquesas



Check out "Marquesas on the Fly" on Fox Sports Sun tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. (ET), I'm getting fish slime on my new Beavertail Skiff in the Marquesas with Capt. Jared Cyr in this week's episode. My Beavertail Vengeance is so quiet, there was basically zero hull slap and you'll see the proof of it on the show. That tarpon ate just a few feet from the bow - Impressive. Never had a boat so quiet! Glad to be back in a quality skiff. I'm dangerous now . . . best of both worlds with my Skeeter Bay Boats and Beavertail Skiffs. Watch it!!


If you miss "Marquesas on the Fly" tomorrow morning, then catch the replay on Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. and again Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. If you don't get Fox Sports Sun on your TV, catch it on our YouTube channel Mondays at 7 p.m. (ET) . . . Mr. Producerman gets it up there for y'all to watch, every Monday at 7 p.m.


Next week we're all heading to Orlando for ICAST . . . it's the the world's largest sportfishing trade show, where the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel are showcased. Basically, it's a big candy store for fishermen like me! I'll be busy in meetings, checking out everyone's newest products, and even filming a bit from sponsors' booths. If you're going to be there, stop by and say hello. If you can't join us, check back for videos and AF Live on Monday, July 18th. I'll fill you in on everything!

Here's my ICAST schedule:

Wednesday, July 13th
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Wright & McGill Booth
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Star Brite Booth
4 p.m. in the MirrOlure Booth

Thursday, July 14th
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in the Wright & McGill Booth
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Seaguar Booth
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Engel Coolers Booth



I'll be posting on social media from the show next week . . . don't know if a blog will be getting out, but I promise to fill you in the following week. 

Until next time . . . tight lines,
Blair
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