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,