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Speck-tacular!


I love catching Speckled Trout! In this week's episode I'm fishing with one of my favorite people to fish with, Capt. Billy Henderson, and he's putting me on the trout bite. Capt. Billy discovered the Mogan Series Mirrolures at Dick's a while back and he says the Trokar hooks on them is perfect for slayin' trout. Plus, I was in the mood to see what my Mirrodine would do on these trout and sure enough, it got me hooked every cast it seemed. I didn't need to switch baits at all and kept throwing it all day long. Had a blast, as usual with Capt. Billy. He's a hoot and a great fisherman. Preview this week's episode >>


If y'all ever feel like checking out Homosassa, you now have two captains from this season to choose from - Capt. Chris Wilkins and Capt. Billy Henderson. If you can't remember their names, just go to the AF website and check out the new page Mr. Producerman's added - "Book a Fishing Trip." Also, want to know where to stay when you're in town - check out the "Where to Stay" page on the site. Pretty easy if you ask me. 


I'm on my way to Tallahassee tomorrow. Going to be up at the Dick's Sporting Goods store Thursday (23rd) from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. kicking things off for the Rock the Dock tournament. I'll be giving a seminar out in the parking lot . . . on my Skeeter Boats stage. Get in on the fun and prizes, get registered to fish the tournament and have some fun!  


After that, me and the crew are getting ready to take another Star Brite adventure!! Can't wait, just got off the phone with Capt. Pete and the crew from Star Brite, and they're getting the 62' Viking ready to head down to Cay Sal Bank. We're bringing Capt. Chris Trosset along with us again too. I feel like a kid right before Christmas . . . got the jitters and can't wait to show y'all the amazing fishing from way down south. 


Well, it's short and sweet this week, but there's lots to come!  Stay tuned by tuning 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 "Speck-tacular." AND, check out the AF YouTube channel for full length episodes and clips. 

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Reeee-Mix!


We have to show y'all this big snook again this season . . . it's a Mogan for sure. Last year we went fishing with Capt. Greg Snyder in Jensen Beach and I caught the biggest snook of my life. I get to show you again, in this week's episode and I can't wait! Here's the scoop, went out with Capt. Greg and had a rough start to the day. It was hot, nothing big biting, we had to outrun some storms and almost called it quits late in the afternoon. So we hid under the 10 cent bridge and just as we casted for the 400th time, I hooked into something huge and lost it. My stomach sank . . . but I knew they were here! Then Greg casts and hooks into something that feels pretty decent and pulls in a sweet 42 inch snook. Now, I'm happy for him and all, but I'm feeling a little left out. 



So, I'm casting, and casting, I'm throwing a deep diving DOA Baitbuster by the bridge, I'm actually doing a "tip" for the camera on using the baitbuster when all of a sudden I feel a thump . . . it felt like a good fish, but when I got the first look at it I think I may have freaked out a bit! It was a beast! Both Greg and me had to hold on to her at first when we got her to the boat. Once I was sure I had a hold, I told Greg to let go. I got her into the boat and measured her on the boat. I got my personal best snook, ever that day - 48 inches!


Mr. Producerman has re-edited last year's episode with the behind the scenes "After the Fight" added giving y'all an inside look at what really happened on this very special day. Tune in tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on Fox Sun Sports. Or, just check it out on AF's YouTube Channel. Watch it, share it and let us know what you think.


I'm in Tampa again this week, shooting more Rig it Right segments at Dick's Sporting Goods in Wesley Chapel. Y'all should stop by more often . . . would love to run into ya! 


Next stop for me and the crew is Tallahassee. We'll be up there for a Skeeter tournament (Rock the Dock) the week of April 20th and will be filming an episode off of St. George Island. Hope the weather holds out for us. I've never filmed up there and I think Mother Nature might have other plans though. We'll see, but the tournament fun starts on Thursday the 23rd at Dick's in Tallahassee, no matter what. Check it out, get registered and stop on by to see us!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Grouper Man


This week's episode I'm fishing in Homosassa with Capt. Chris Wilkins. He takes me into the rock piles for shallow water grouper. What a blast! Good thing I was rigged up with my new Seaguar Smackdown braid and of course, my Seaguar fluorocarbon because these rock piles were not easy. The fight was worth it though - just look at how cool that grouper is!! Definitely will do it again. Oh, and just to fill y'all in on how much I like the new Seaguar braid . . . it's strength and cast-ability is pretty impressive. On this episode you'll really get to see it with your own eyes. Watch a preview clip now >>


We stayed at a new place this time while in Homosassa, it was right on the river and a perfect spot to launch the boat, come in after a long day of fishing, have a cold beer and chill out. The place I'm talking about is MacRae's of Homosassa. It's a family owned place right on the water and we've been back twice since. If you happen to stay there, let 'em know you saw 'em on this episode! 

Tune in tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on Fox SunSports for this week's episode - "Grouper Man." If you missed last week's episode remember you can always watch online on our YouTube channel. Mr. Producerman has put full length episodes up there for you and the new episodes are uploaded on Mondays. So make sure you're subscribed, tell your friends and share the AF YouTube channel. Check out last week's episode "Bulls on the Neuse" up there now!



I'm heading over to Tampa to meet up with Producer Sam to get some of our Rig it Rights shot at Dick's in Wesley Chapel (this is kind of our home-base Dick's store that we shoot at a lot). We've got more episodes in the can and more coming up on the schedule to shoot, so I'm on the road a lot these days. 


I'll be up in Tallahassee over the week of the 20th. Stop in to see me at Dick's Sporting Goods on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. I'm kicking off the tournament weekend for "Rock the Dock"  with my Inshore Seminar Series at 7:00 p.m. Sounds like a great time to me, and lots of boats fishing it. Thursday if you join us, you can win Dick's gift cards to do some shopping and I'm giving away a couple pair of Costa Sunglasses that night. Friday the 24th is the Captains' meeting, Happy Hour starts at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:00 p.m. You can still register at the Captains meeting or do it now online. Lots of cash prizes and you can even win a 2015 Skeeter SX200 Bay Boat (with Yamaha F115).

Y'all have a great weekend!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Season Starter


The 2015 Season of Addictive Fishing starts tomorrow!! Tune in on Friday, April 3rd at 9 a.m. (ET), Sunday, April 5th at 9:30 p.m. (ET), and Wednesday, April 8th at 7 a.m. (ET) on Fox Sun Sports. Each Friday, Sunday and Wednesday we'll be bringing you rod bendin' drag screamin' television like we have for the past 16 seasons! Can you believe it? Yikes!




This season I'm fishing in North Carolina, Islamorada, Key Largo, Tampa Bay, Cape Canaveral, Homosassa, St. George Island and some other very cool spots. I'm catching big bull redfish, trout, grouper, shark, tripletail, kingfish and more. Don't miss it! Set your DVRs and crank up the stereo, you know Mr. Producerman and the Mogan Music Boys always put a killer, original soundtrack to each episode. 




Hey - do y'all want to come out and fish a tournament with me? I'll be in Tallahassee on Thursday, April 23rd at Dick's Sporting Goods (6:30 p.m.) to kick off the tournament weekend of "Rock the Dock." It'll be a great time, you can win  Dick's gift cards to do some shopping and I'm giving away a couple pair of Costa Sunglasses that night. Friday the 24th is the Captains' meeting Happy Hour starts at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:00 p.m. You can still register at the Captains meeting or do it now online. Lots of cash prizes and you can even win a 2015 Skeeter SX200 Bay Boat (with Yamaha F115). I'm in!

I'm writing this week's blog quickly and in the wee early hours of the morning . . . I'm heading over to Tampa Bay again to shoot today. Revisiting a Captain friend of mine for another episode. Stay tuned for details and episodes!!  

Don't miss tomorrow's episode #1 of the 2015 Season - "Bulls on the Neuse" at 9 a.m. on Fox Sun Sports

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair



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New Episodes Next Week!!


The 2015 Season of Addictive Fishing Television starts next week! Tune into Fox SunSports on Friday, April 3rd for all new episodes of your favorite rod bendin' drag screamin' television. We kick off the season with "Bulls on the Neuse" - a big bull redfish episode from Pamlico Sound off of Oriental, NC. One of the coolest fisheries I've been lucky enough to fish! 


I just got back from fishing Islamorada for two more episodes. Can't beat fishing in the Keys. You've got everything that swims, right there ready for ya. A special thanks to the folks at Star Brite! They provided us some pretty swanky accommodations, spoiling the crew for sure. 


The reason we headed back so quickly from the Keys is I've got to get over to Tampa to the Westshore Mall Dick's Sporting Goods on Saturday (the 28th). We're wrapping up a killer week of Spring Sales at one of my favorite stores in Florida. The Westshore Dick's store is a 2 story, gorgeous store with lots of everything you'd ever need to fish, camp, kayak, hunt, or play sports. Looking forward to seeing y'all on Saturday . . . I'll be there from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Here's what's been going on back at the MPI studios . . . Mr. Producerman and Trice have been building a new set for us. We've got plans to bring y'all some more videos, online tips and some killer music from the Mogan Music Boys this season. Stay tuned for all the cool new stuff. By the way, that boom box ya see is actually my new favorite from Engel. It's a cooler and boom box in one. The sound that comes out of that thing is incredible! It's got top-of-the-line JL Audio® MX650 speakers and is Bluetooth compatible. So, I just turn the Engel on, crank up some ACDC or the Jawga Boyz and get rockin'! Check it out. 



Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair

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Springtime in Springhill!


Spend Friday afternoon with me at Dick's Sporting Goods!  I'll be at the opening of the newest store in Florida tomorrow from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. They're calling this one the Springhill store, but it's actually in Brooksville (Cortez Commons 12936 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613). Stop by and save big!! 



Mr. Producerman, Trice, my wife Cari and the newest team member, my new Producer, Sam will be there too! Great way to kick off the weekend y'all . . . stock up on fishing tackle then spend the rest of the time on the water catching fish. 



Next week, we're back on the water shooting episodes. Looks like a long run for me and the crew. Shooting over in my backyard next week, then straight down to the Keys the following week. I'll be stopping in at a couple of Dick's stores along the way, so stay tuned on FB to see where I'll be next. 



Keeping this one short this week . . . gotta get things done before I'm smashing bugs on my windshield again. 

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Spring is Around the Corner!!


Spring is so close I can smell it! I know the rest of the country is still shoveling snow, but down here in Florida it's already in the 80's, I'm barefoot again, and the fish are biting. Been shooting shows, spending time at Skeeter Boat dealers and opening new Dick's Sporting Goods stores. I spent last weekend in Inverness, Florida at Apopka Marine for their big Spring event and met a lot of cool folks. They even gave away a Yamaha engine. It was a fun time.  


Congrats to Joel Holweger from North Dakota, he won the VMAX Yamaha 150!!! 



I left Inverness and headed to Homosassa to shoot an episode of Addictive Fishing with my old friend, Capt. Billy Henderson. Capt. Billy called me up and said to get up there, the big gator trout were biting. He didn't have to tell me twice! Loaded the boats, the gear and the crew and took off. We got the show shot in one day! Capt. Billy and me were catching 4 and 5 pounders all day on Mirrodines. What an awesome day. Can't wait for that episode to air. 



And, speaking of episodes airing . . . we're getting close to our 16th AF season opener on Sun Sports. Got a killer big bull reds show from Pamlico Sound in North Carolina, and a grouper show from Homosassa to kick things off for ya. Let me tell y'all too, the music in these shows is off the hook! I'll keep you posted so you can set your DVR's and get ready for another season of rod bendin' drag screamin' television!


Seems like I'm spending a lot of time on the West side of the state on the Nature Coast - Homosassa, Inverness and now I'll be heading to Spring Hill. Next weekend on Friday the 13th, I'll be celebrating the opening of a new Dick's Sporting Goods store from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Come in a see me! Stock up on the great deals, get your tackle boxes back together for some Spring fishing.  

I think it's time for this truck to get an oil change and tires rotated, hitting the road full time now!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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