Sam Sirgo is a petroleum engineer from Texas. When he is not dealing with black gold, he is chasing red gold – redfish, that is. Not to mention all the freshwater fish Texas has to offer. Sam also loves to travel with his trusty fly rod and try new places to fish. He has been to spots all over South America and the Caribbean, including Costa Rica, Belize, and the Cayman Islands, to name a few. But the epic story he shares in this episode comes a little closer to home. Sam made the drive to New Orleans looking for that red gold. After after some early struggles, he served up the perfect cast on a bull redfish’s dinner plate. Time for some bull red fly fishing action.
Colin McCain is our first guest from the great state of Mississippi. While “the state kids love to spell” has some great offshore fishing, it’s the inshore critters that keep Colin occupied. Colin chases redfish and spotted sea trout from his favorite fishing platform, his kayak. A seasoned kayak angler, Colin has dipped the plastic yacht all along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Louisiana. But this tale comes to us from his home waters. It was a great day that had an even greater finish, a moonlight Mississippi redfish surprise!
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.
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.
Mark Dunnam is a police officer in the Tampa, Florida area. When he is not protecting and serving, he is casting and catching in the awesome Tampa Bay fishery. While snook, redfish, and trout are the quarry, it’s the company Mark keeps that is equally as important to him. As it turns out, Mark is one lucky guy. His wife loves fishing as much as he does, and they love to share that passion together. In this episode, Mark recounts the day when he first took his wife fishing, and got her fire for fishing burning red hot. Happy wife, happy life, and redfish beware!
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