Star lite Star Brite – again!

Capt Blair and Chris Trosset

I’m 90 miles from Cuba, floating on a 62’ luxury raft and fishing for my dinner.  Not bad, huh?  Actually, I’m writing this week’s blog from the Dry Tortugas while shooting another episode of AF.  We've been pretty lucky throughout our careers to visit some pretty cool places, and this one’s got to be close to the top of the list.  The Dry Tortugas are a small chain of coral islands located about 70 miles west of Key West (so really that makes me almost 20 miles from Cuba, right?) and the fishing here is awesome and we’re definitely catching a plethora of Mogans!

I’ve been on the road a lot lately, and I’ve been trying to keep up with all my emails, Facebook posts and questions and even hanging out in the Mogan Lounge a bit, but this is really my only chance to tell you what’s been happenin’.  Before I left for Key West, we just finished shooting with Capt. Billy Henderson in Crystal River. We got the show shot in 1 day (if you want to know what makes Mr. Producerman happy, get a show shot in 1 day)!  Caught some really nice black drum and got to show you their cool crushers up close . . . I think you’ll dig this episode. 

Flats Pink Rod
Mother’s Day is coming up and that usually means I’ll be on the water fishing with my Mom.  I always ask her what she wants for a Mother’s Day “present” and she always says, "to go fishing" . . . it’s the least I can do!  This year, I’m really excited because I’ll be able to give her an actual present - the new Mogan Maiden Inshore Rod by Wright & McGill, and yes, it’s Flats Pink.  She’s gonna love it!  Want to pick one up for your Mom, wife, daughter or girlfriend . . . visit  My Mom’s gonna love it! This week we’re running episode #1 again for y’all.  “The Goon Squad” got a lot of feedback.

In case you missed it the first time, watch me catch my favorite targeted species, Mosquito Lagoon trout, in this episode with Capt. Tyler Vollmer.  I’m throwing the Mogan Series Mirrolures and getting’ the job done.  Had a lot of fun fishing my backyard.  Don't miss tonight's episode at 9:30 p.m. ET.  Episodes of AF are on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET on Fox Sun Sports (replays Sunday 9:30 p.m. ET / Tuesday 6:00 a.m. ET).

#showyourmogan Photo Contest
Y’all have been fishing!  Love to see all the photos and hear your fish stories.  You’ve got another week to get your pic into the “Show Your Mogan” contest before I pick another winner.  Make sure you tell us where you caught your Mogan and what you were using.  Here’s how you enter:    Facebook users must submit their photo within the “Show Your Mogan” photo contest 

Well, back here on the Star brite fishing with Gregor Dornau and fixin’ to get called “meatballs” again by Capt. Peter Dornau any minute now, so I better run.  I’ll check back online soon!

Until next week . . . tight lines,

Blair Wiggins