going wild

The Dirty Dog Ranch is no place for wild game. Lizards, squirrels and turtles alike fear the wrath of Rocco when he patrols his domain. You can imagine the concern we all had when Patrice announced a fellow feather had come to deliver this week’s headlines. At least this turkey had the sense to stay on the roof of the studio or he might have ended up like the turkey in that scene from “A Christmas Story.” We were all able to breathe easy and get back to work after our feathered friend departed! Here’s what we had come into the newsroom this week.

Tampa Outdoor Expo
The Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo (aka The Frank Sargeant Show) is going on this weekend at the state fairgrounds. The Mogan Man will be making his appearance Saturday, March 3rd, 10 am-3 pm. Look for Blair to be hanging around the FINS display at the Southeastern Liquidators booth or in the Family Boating Center section. Come out to swap fish tales with Capt. Blair Wiggins this Saturday.

The AF Fans page on Facebook got tweaked this week. The NEW Fan pages are rolling out with the new timeline style format. The timeline has a new look and feel that lumps what our fans are saying into one section. To see their comments and pictures, click the “See All” link at the top right corner of the “Recent Posts by Others on Addictive Fishing” section.

Dick’s Mogan Tour
The Mogan Man takes to the road again as he travels across the state and beyond to bring his expertise to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Capt. Blair will be sharing his knowledge about products, techniques and even some honey holes at the in-store meet and greets. The first stop this year will be in Ft. Lauderdale, March 11th, 11 am-4 pm. Blair will have $10 off coupons which makes the Flats Blue rod a real bargain at $89. Don’t forget to stock up with lures, leader and line from the AF Zone.

New FINS News
Coming soon … news from FINS. FINS announced this week they will have their own news updates that will post to their web site and other networking sites such as FaceBook. These updates will highlight new products, celebrate milestones and give exclusive looks into what keeps their company stringing along. Do you know where your braid is made? FINS is Braid in the U.S.A.!

Coming up on Addictive Fishing
When the temperature gets too hot for kingfish, cobia and dolphin, the tarpon bite goes ape ... The Mogan Man doesn’t monkey around! Capt. Blair tackles tarpon in the dead of summer off Cape Canaveral with Capt. Travis Tanner on this week’s episode of Addictive Fishing. Catch the excitement Sunday @ 12:30 am, Monday @ 12:00 pm, Tuesday @ 6:30 pm and Saturday @ 9:30 pm on Sportsman Channel. Can’t get enough Addictive Fishing on the tube? Subscribe to the AF YouTube channel. It’s FREE and airs any episode at the click of a mouse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mogan of the Week
One of the original lounge lizards, Mark Bellotte, posted pictures of a recent trip with his friend, Ron, in the Mogan Lounge. Ron Gougher comes down to sunny Florida every year to take in some Spring Training games, a few hockey games and as much fishing as he can squeeze in between sporting events. Ron recently had a chance to try out the Flats Blue travel rod in the waters of Tampa Bay and caught several redfish and the biggest trout he has ever caught. That catch of a lifetime is a well deserved Mogan of the Week.

Still mopping up the drool,