I’m now throwing a little pink into the mix. My Flats Blue rods by Wright & McGill are now available in Flats Pink. Whenever I’d run into y’all at Dick’s Sporting Goods appearances, boat shows or even at the boat ramp, you’d always ask me when I’m gonna come out with a Flats Pink version of my rod. Well, I listened, Wright & McGill went to work, and now they’re available for anyone who’s ready to throw a Flats Pink rod. Personally, I’d be happy with pink or blue . . . the action is the same and it’s a great rod for the price. Check them out right now only at www.dickssportinggoods.com. Almost forgot to tell you that each week I'll also be sharing a video tip with you on the Flats Blue rods (and the Flats Pink). A lot of people ask me which rod they need to get for the type of fishing they do. I go through each rod in the line up and give you some tips on what fish to target, what size reel to rig, what pound test braid to use, what lure to rig up, etc. This week I go over the 7'2" Inshore spinning rod. Check the AF Facebook page or the AF YouTube channel for more videos.
We just got back from fishing off of Key West around the Marquesas and down by the Dry Tortugas. We were fishing on the Star Brite (62’ Viking) and our guide was Capt. Chris Trosset. Capt. Chris comes from a legendary Key West fishing family. His dad “RT” is well known in these waters and Chris has gills behind his ears just like his old man. I can’t say it enough . . . if y’all ever get the chance to fish down in Key West, you really have to give Capt. Chris Trosset a call. You’ll leave Key West with sore muscles, a cooler full of fish and a lifetime of great memories. A huge thank you to Capt. Pete Dornau, Gregor Dornau, Bill Lindsey, Mario & Kevin Cote of the Star Brite crew, for taking such good care of us. You’ll get to see the killer footage and fish we caught coming up soon in 3 different episodes.
This week we’re running episode #2 again for y’all . . . it’s the episode we shot while out on the “Left Coast” of the country, in California. My wife Cari is originally from California and I finally got to see what that fishery is all about. I had fun catching Calico bass out of the Pacific kelp beds with Eric Bent. Check out this week’s episode, “Catalina Blue,” Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET on Fox Sun Sports (replays Sunday 9:30 p.m. ET / Tuesday 6:00 a.m. ET).
And the winner of the “Show Your Mogan” contest this time is . . . . (drum roll please) . . . Amir Mettawa from Instagram. By the looks of how dark he is, that snook looks like he lives there and if you had to pull him out from under that dock, you sure had to work at it. Nice job! Snook are a lot of fun to catch, but they don’t make it easy for you. Your Mogan Prize Pak will be on its way soon! I’ll be picking a winner again in two weeks so make sure you get your photo entered. Don’t forget to tell me where you caught your Mogan and what you were using. Here’s how you enter: Facebookers must submit their photo in the “Show Your Mogan” contest Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/465598803509643/ Instagram users must upload photos with hashtag: #showyourmogan
I’d like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there, especially my Mom and my wife Cari. Thanks for all you do! I’ve got a busy week coming up after I get to spend a quiet weekend with my family. Heading back out to film more episodes and then off to Texas for some tournament fishing. I’ll keep you posted in next week’s blog.
Until next week . . . tight lines,