Mogan News

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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Tampa Bay Kings



Shot this week's episode a little over a month ago in Tampa Bay with Capt. Chris Camps. Y'all have seen Capt. Camps on our show before in Camp Tarpon . . . he has the Tampa Bay fishery dialed in, and when we called him to catch smoker kings, he is was up for the challenge. We grabbed our gear, the SX240 and we were off fishing again! 


There is nothing quite like the view I have from my Skeeter SX240 tower boat. I love being up there, driving and looking for fish, and fishing under the Skyway bridge in it is pretty darn cool. Check out "King for a Day" on Fox Sports Sun Friday morning at 9 a.m. (ET). We're hooking into big, smoker kingfish! If you miss it 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.


Just pulled in off the water in the Everglades shooting with Capt. Brian Sanders. We got a show shot in one day! That always makes me, the producer and crew very happy . . . and considering it was the temperature of the surface of the sun out there, we're all very stoked! Came in, pulled the Skeeter out of the water and on to River Palm Cottages to meet up with and shoot a show with Capt. Mark Nichols - creator of DOA Lures. It's always a good time with Mark Nichols, and always a great stay at River Palm Cottages. Tune in later this season for both of these new episodes!


This weekend is a long holiday weekend for the 4th of July - Happy Birthday America! I'll be celebrating in my hometown of Cocoa Beach. There's nothing better (for me) than being on the Space Coast for this spectacular holiday. Lots going on around here on the beaches and the Port . . . check the schedules of fireworks, music, events on the Space Coast website.

Be safe on the water and on the land as y'all light up the sky with fireworks. Have a great time and be kind to one another!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair

Visit the AF Tackle Shop to fish with what I'm using on this week's episode!
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Salty Star Brite Surprise


We fished Capt. Tony Melton last season for the episode "Melton Drags" and caught some nice tripletail and shark. Had a blast, and knew we'd be fishing again with him someday. We did fish with him again, and we get to show you in this week's episode "Salty Surprise." This episode is the outcome of a day well-spent on the water with Capt. Tony once again.



Check out "Salty Surprise" on Fox Sports Sun Friday morning at 9 a.m. (ET). We're catching a little bit of everything, surprised by a couple of hook ups too. If you miss it 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.



Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at the new Dick's Sporting Goods store in Gainesville, FL this past weekend. Wow, what a great turnout, lots of fans coming in to shop and #showyourmogan . . . we gave away every bottle of Blair's Boat Wash by Star Brite because of that. Well done Gainesville! We saw a lot of Star Brite products now on the shelves at Dick's. They've expanded the line of products sold there, so check it out. If you don't see it just yet at your local Dick's store, just ask a sale representative or store manager about it. Best boat care products I've ever used. Heck - best boat, RV, car, and cleaning products I've ever used.



We're shooting in the studio this week. I'll be over to work with Mr. Producerman and Sam on making some web videos to share with y'all. Stay tuned . . . we'll get 'em out to ya soon!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Going Deep



Couldn't wait to bring y'all this week's episode . . . we're with the fantastic folks from Star Brite and we're fishing in the Tortugas again with Capt. Chris Trosset. We're "Going Deep" and catching big AJ's, grouper of every color, snapper and permit. We always have a blast when we're fishing with the Star Brite crew and Capt. Chris, but this year it seems there were laughs, and fish, around every corner.



Tune in to Fox Sports Sun tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. (ET), for "Going Deep." If you miss it 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.


I'll be in Gainesville this weekend . . . starting tomorrow (Friday, June 17th) from 8 a.m. - Noon, we'll be in the new Dick's Sporting Goods store kicking off things with tackle deals and all sorts of sales. I'll have our new Beavertail Vengeance out there too for y'all to check out. One of the perks of getting a Beavertail Skiff is the Peterson trailer it rides on. Come out, say hey, and I'll show ya what I mean! 


If you can't make it out on Friday, I'll be back at the Dick's store on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with my Beavertail Vengeance in tow again too. Can't wait to show it off! 


Whatever you do this weekend, be safe, be good to one another, have fun and God Bless America!!

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair
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Marquesas on the Fly


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. Not just ordinary fish slime either . . . we christened that Vengeance with tarpon on a fly. That 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. 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 it 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 weekend I'll be in Gainesville, FL y'all!! Hope you can make it out to see me at the new Dick's Sporting Goods store. I'll be there on Friday, June 17th from 8 a.m. - Noon and then on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Stop by, get some killer deals on tackle, pick up a coupon and just say Hey! Looking forward to meeting y'all and swapping fish stories. 

Until next week . . . tight lines,
Blair

What I'm using in this week's episode:

Sabalos Saltwater Fly Reel
Flats Blue S-Curve Fly Rod
Seaguar Fluorocarbon Leader 40#
Fox and Rabbit fur - homemade fly (simulating the worm hatch)

Check out our new Tackle Shop at addictivefishing.com too!
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