Quinn Hollingsworth comes to us from the great state of Georgia. But he comes there by way of Central Florida. Quinn grew up fishing in my neck of the woods for seatrout and redfish in the Mosquito Lagoon. What brings him to Georgia, you ask? Well, Quinn happens to be an Army Ranger out of the 1st Ranger Battalion in Savannah. He certainly has a lot of specialty training for that job. Yet, it’s the training from his Florida days that prepared him for his favorite mission – redfishing. Nothing like a little Savannah redfish action when off duty. Especially when he gets to take his favorite fishing buddy along, his son. The epic trip they shared this day is one neither will soon forget.
Zach Drazner hails from parts all over, and has done some serious fishing in all of them. Idaho, Wyoming, Texas, you name it and he has probably fished there (or close to it). His prime target? Carp. Zach is a carp fly fishing expert, and has a ton of experience at it for his age. Zach’s knowledge of not only fly fishing but his target species is impressive. If you didn’t know or think much about carp before, that will all change after you hear this episode. Zach delivers some great info on carp fishing, and of course an awesome carp fly fishing day. But we don’t stop there. He also tells us of his first saltwater fly fishing trip, and the epic Key West flats slam that followed.
FLW Costa Series co-angler Rachel Uribe joins us for our 50th episode. Growing up taking family trout fishing trips, Rachel not only developed a love for fishing. She and her brother Joe (also an FLW Costa series pro) learned the sport together. Now the duo travels and practices for tournaments together. You might say fishing is in their family’s DNA. That family support has propelled this female pro angler to some impressive FLW tournament finishes. She tells us all about her most epic tournament finish in this episode.
Joe Horvath currently hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. But that was not always the case. Joe is a Seattle guy, and grew up fishing the Puget Sound for salmon and dungeness crabs. After work took him to a totally new climate, he had to learn a totally new way to fish. Now he is dialed in on the smallmouth, largemouth, and striped bass bite. Yet, the main event takes us back to the Northwest for something completely different. A fish we have only briefly touched on once on this show. But that all changes in this episode. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to talk sturgeon river fishing!
Joe Rosier is an attorney during the week, and a bait slinger every weekend he gets a chance. You see, Joe gets to fish in the Tampa Bay estuary, where bait abounds. And so do discriminating snook and redfish who love their sardines. Like many who fish those waters, live bait chumming is Joe’s favorite way to catch these fish. But Joe is taking live bait snook fishing to a whole new level. The snook he caught on the day he shares on this episode was on another level too.