I didn't know it when we were filming this episode, but I was fishing with a Legendary Hall of Famer! We wrapped up shooting, I came home to a press release in my email inbox announcing "Johnson Outdoors’ Sam Heaton to be Inducted into “Legends” Hall of Fame. Nationally renowned guide, outdoorsman and captain, Sam Heaton has been selected to be inducted into the “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame. Founded by Garry Mason, the “Legends of the Outdoors” Hall of Fame was established to recognize outdoor sportsmen and sportswomen who have played an integral part in setting the standards and guidelines for the rest of the outdoor world to follow."
I always knew Sam was special, but a legend? Congrats Sam, We're all so proud of ya! Even better that we're airing our episode shot with Sam off of Stuart, Florida for blackfin tuna, cobia and sailfish this week. This was another 1st for us on Addictive Fishing . . . a double sailfish hookup. Sam's a real character, and he knows his stuff. Don't miss this week's episode, "Sails & Sam" on Fox Sun Sports (Friday, 10:30 a.m. ET / Sunday 9:30 p.m. ET / Tuesday 6:00 a.m. ET).
We had such a great time in Tallahassee last weekend! I think we set a record for how many photos were taken with fans and Mogan Maniacs. It was great to meet y'all and thanks for coming in to kick off the opening of the new Dick's Sporting Goods.
And although I'm a proud Gator fan, it still was a real pleasure getting to meet Coach Bobby Bowden while in FSU territory. Thanks again to everyone who came out to see us . . . you make what I do so much fun!
This Labor Day weekend y'all will probably be on the water, or watching NFL and College Football, or finishing out the summer with a big 'ol barbeque. No matter what you do have fun and be safe. I'm heading out to Louisiana soon, and my new Skeeter boats should be here when I get back. I think Christmas is coming a little early for AF this year!
Until next week . . . tight lines,