St. Pete Smokers

Tampa Bay King Mackerel

I'm in St. Pete in this week's episode fishing offshore a bit with Capt. Ryan Farner. Capt. Ryan is sort of a Kingfish guru here on the Gulf side of Florida. He's also part of the Skeeter/Yamaha team, and we always have a good time fishing together. This week he puts me on some killer Kingfish, we like to call 'em smokers. You may also recognize Capt. Ryan from last season's episode "Hogs in the Fog" where we were catching those cool Hogfish in Tampa Bay on a foggy, foggy day. If you haven't seen that episode, you really need to check that one out too!

Tampa Bay Hog Snapper

Not much else going on right now, but don't let the lull fool ya . . . my schedule is about to get crazy again. I'm just taking it easy and enjoying a breather for now. We've got some new Dick's Sporting Goods stores opening up in the Southeast this summer that I'll be at (will keep you posted the closer we get to the dates), we've got our annual industry convention (ICAST) coming up next month as well, and I'm still shooting a few episodes to wrap up this year's season. Right now like I said, I'm just kicking back for a couple of days with nothing to do . . . oh, I'm sure my wife Cari can find something for me to do (hopefully she doesn't read this week's blog - ha!). 

By the way . . . make sure you catch next week's episode too! We're fishing off of the rigs in Louisiana catching redfish and red snapper. I know that Snapper season is brief here in Florida so if you can't get out before it closes, at least you can see how cool and beautiful these fish are on the show. 

Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. on Fox Sun Sports for this week's episode "St. Pete Smokers." Y'all have a great weekend!!

Until next week . . . tight lines,