Bob heads to Santee, South Carolina for some striper fishing with longtime guide Stevie Pack with Pack’s Landing. Also on this week’s show, we feature a new line of Berkley Power Baits. Then on the Sportsman’s Table, it’s a South Carolina certified crab cake recipe that you don’t want to miss.
On this weeks Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, Bob heads to Florida’s Bienville Plantation to fish with a special guest, long time guide and professional fisherman, Ron Ryals. Also this week, Bob will be back with Berkley Fishing’s, Kevin Malone as they discuss Berkley’s new PowerBaits. And on The Sportsman’s Table, we feature a low country boil that you can make for a crowd or just for two.
[Announcer] On this weeks Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine. Bob heads to Florida Bienville Plantation to fish with a special guest long time guide and professional fisherman, Ron Ryals. Also this week, Bob will be back with Berkley Fishing’s, Kevin Malone. As they will be discussing Berkley’s new PowerBaits. And on this week’s Sportsman’s Table, we feature a low country boil that you can make for a crowd or just for two. It’s a full packed show of this weeks Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine. And it all starts, right now.
Well folks listen it’s early morning, it’s North Florida Bienville Plantation. And I’ve got a special guest and guide with me today. Ron Ryals, is one of these local guides down here at Bienville. He’s about 20 minutes away. He lives not far out of Lake City. But he has blessed us this morning with this beautiful sky and Ron, I wanna thank you man.
For hosting the show. And just you know I have to ask ya, when you come to Bienville to fish with you guys, you guys have got 27 opportunities of lakes around here, okay?
Yes sir we do.
That that just are and they’re all different.
[Ron] They are, yeah.
[Bob] And you know of the things, too, that I want you to tell all of our viewers out there today is it don’t matter if you’re novice, you’re a skilled bass fisherman, okay? You guys do ’em all.
[Ron] Yeah, that’s for sure. We got different lakes that have different fishing structures, different environments completely where they’ve been mined and all and they’ve been reclaimed. We do a lot of the fishing for people that fish one time a year, it works out great ’cause we can go in different places for their skill level, honestly. We’ve got some lakes that have a lot of numbers of fish. We’ve got some lakes that have just a bigger quality of fish in some of ’em, and it works out great for what we have.
Well and the other thing, too, is folks can stay on site, okay?
[Bob] The beautiful cabins that are here.
[Ron] Yes, Sir.
[Ron] We’ve got the five cabins that have five separate rooms, five separate bathrooms, and then a living area in those. So it’s all inclusive. You can come right here, stay on the property, and never leave. We’ve got a chef that does the stuff at lodge for meals and everything, got a pro shop for tackle, and everything’s right here.
Well, thank you man for having us. I tell you what and folks with that, the next thing you’re gonna see us doing is bringing in some big bass, okay? How about it Ron, you ready?
All right man.
There’s another one.
You got him.
That’s a little better.
Yeah, man. All right, get it, get it, yeah man.
That’ll work. Get ’em, get ’em, Ron. Get in boat.
Fun on this little spinner huh?
Come back over here little guy. Oh I guess we can go to this side.
Which way you wanna go?
Here let me dip him out for you. Hey boy, I got my unique
I don’t know that he’s quite ready to come in here with this light line.
That’s okay Yeah there it comes. There it comes. All right maybe we can him over here for everyone to look at.
Oh yeah, come on.
He’s tough this morning. Yeah man he swallowed that thing.
Yup, yes sir he did. Yeah that’ll work. Okay all right need some pliers. Oh yeah, he definitely ate it.
Yeah he did.
Well okay we got, there we go I’m telling ya folks this is the general this morning huh? One of the fusion weedless, right there Look at that
That’s a good start!
Nice man. Okay. Pulling on the general
Man I’ll give him the salute when he gets in here. Well at least that’s better than the last one. I tell you what they are absolutely
They are mashing that thing.
We’re not getting a lot of bites but the ones that are biting are sure small ones.
I’m telling you. Yeah. You know the thing is I have to confess I swapped colors on you.
Oh! Now the truth comes out. Oh I see how this works out.
I went with the purple. The purple general, right there huh? Okay well he’s a little bigger but that’s okay. We’ll take him though.
We will take him, we’ll take everyone we get.
You know what? I’ll tell you what the thing about is that they are absolutely just swallowing that thing.
Yeah, that’s it I mean yeah. We’re setting the hook as quick as we can.
I’m telling you.
Having to get it out the back of the mouth for sure.
Wow okay awesome. Purple it is!
Being sneaky on me
I know but you told me just to you know try a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
I did I did
I’m just following the advice of my guide. That’s all I’ve been doing.
All right, they’re being a little finicky this morning. But that’s what you gotta do sometimes.
Change up on ’em.
Okay, well Ron I have to ask you okay is you know, I know that you are an avid fisherman. Okay you’ve been guiding for what over 20 years?
Okay you have to tell me a little bit about of course, the accident here as far as what happened I mean as it wasn’t really an accident but
In a way it probably was.
Well tell all the folks out there I mean obviously you’re paralyzed from the waist down but that does not keep you from doing this. From driving a truck, from driving a boat guiding you know it’s remarkable.
I try not to let it slow me down a whole lot. It’s I appreciate you saying that. After complications with open heart surgery When I was very young, five years old I ended up being paralyzed after that. So you know it happened at five so I never really knew a whole lot of difference.
So I just kinda tried to adapt to it best I could and you know, go and have fun and catch some fish.
[Bob] Well you know you fished a tournament series tell everybody about that, ’cause again it’s just remarkable and it’s not that I’m astonished that folks with handicaps, that have issues it’s not that. You overcome you adapt you have a normal life you’re married I mean it’s just awesome.
Well I appreciate that.
And I tell you you’re a great guy to spend the day with in the boat okay? I mean gosh what more can I say? Tell everybody about the tournament trail that you fished.
Thank you for saying all that. I fished the Bassmaster Eastern Opens and traveled pretty much the east coast. We go as far as New York and we fish four tournaments a year and sometimes they’ve changed it up and had a championship tournament on top of that and hopefully one day qualify for the Bassmaster Classic and maybe the elite series at one point.
[Ron] Hopefully that’s in you know in the long run and that’s the goal and you know whether I you know whether I am able to fish the elite series or not, just to qualify for it is a pretty big accomplishment.
Well I mean, gosh you’re currently 60 out of 300
Well that’s not bad
That’s not to bad, I mean with some of the best fishermen in the country.
[Bob] Well exactly Bo, that’s what I’m talking about give me five right there. Well folks I tell you what you got to log on to Bob’s top 16 on our website at www.bobredfern.com click on Bienville Plantation. You wanna fish with this guy? I tell you what, you won’t regret it. Now I got to catch some more okay? There’s got to be another big one out here.
Oh yeah there’s more.
We both kind of lost them at the boat this morning. But that’s okay.
We have, we have lot a couple fish.
Let me try this purple general again okay? Salute!
[Announcer] Coming up we head to the pure fishing tackle shop with guest Kevin Malone from Berkley Fishing to introduce you to some new Berkley PowerBaits that should help you catch more fish. Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine is being brought to you today by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Life’s just better outdoors! By Berkley, catch more fish with Berkly fishing products. By Ranger Boats, Still building legends one at a time. By Browning Ammunition, Browning the best there is. And by Southern Woods Plantation. Voted as one of the top quail hunting destinations in America.
Well folks we’re going to have more on the show this week, but joining me now with out tackle shop update this week is Kevin Malone, the product brand manager at Berkley and pure fishing. And we’re going to be talking some Berkley PowerBaits this week okay. If you fish and don’t have Berkley PowerBaits in your tackle box you need to pay attention and get some. Okay, I’m all about this MaxScent stuff. Talk to me about the importance of all of these baits.
Yeah so PowerBait MaxScent is relatively new to our PowerBait family. Everybody knows and loves PowerBait but as the name indicates it’s a sort of amped up version of it. You know with PowerBait it’s all about the taste but the MaxScent version actually excretes scent out and into the water column. So you get that added benefit of a larger range of attraction to the fish and we’ve actually quantified in our lab and in the field that this actually catches 45% more fish than original PowerBait so take what you thought was good about PowerBait and this is an even better version. Similar to Gulp with the scent excretion water column. The good thing about this stuff though is if you’re moving a lot, doesn’t dry out on the hook. You know you’ve got a lot of great key shapes here today.
[Bob] Well I tell you it’s even 45% on the packet so it’s got to be good. So you’ve got some really some great options here okay. I mean we’ve got craws, I mean we’ve got I’m just telling you kingtails. I mean you’ve pretty much got it all covered with all of the different varieties in the plastics.
Yeah we’ve got a full range of sizes from bigger worm profiles and creature baits to drop shot baits and it’s really a full assortment and probably my favorite and the most popular is The General. So our stick bait, it’s got the right action it’s got the perfect action but you’ve got that added benefit of that scent.
[Bob] And it’s just one thing when you’re throwing this it’s just a heavier plastic and for me, I reduce down the weight I use because I don’t need it.
Yeah, casts super well because of how we gotta get it to fall right to your point it is a little bit heavier and really great casting it’s all plastic as well.
Kevin, you guys never cease to amaze me at Berkley and Pure Fishing okay. Thank you well I tell you what, bringing all this great stuff in. And folks listen, if you wanna know more about all these great Berkley products log on to www.berkley-fishing.com see for yourself okay? And next week we’ll probably have Kevin back here again on the show, to talk about some more great fishing products.
[Announcer] Stay tuned after a commercial break. We head to the Sportsman’s Table for a South Carolina certified low country boil recipe. And later in the show, we go back to Florida. For some more exciting bass fishing.
The Sportsman’s Table is brought to you by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Whether you live in South Carolina or out of state, be sure to buy South Carolina grown meats, vegetables and fruits. Make sure your food is South Carolina certified. It’s a matter of taste.
Welcome to this weeks Sportsman’s Table folks. We’re on the beautiful Waccamaw River here at Deck 383, tell you what we’ve got another great recipe for you this week and my guest chef is Carol Penagos she is a sous chef for Strand Catering right here in Myrtle Beach. Carol, welcome okay?
Thank you, nice to meet you.
Now listen, there’s a lot of folks who love what you’re gonna cook for us today. Tell me a little bit about it.
We’re gonna do a crab boil but we’re gonna do it for two. Typically a crab boil is done for a large quantity of people and that’s what’s great about it, you can get a lot of food out and for a large crowd.
I see mussels, I see shrimp
Little net clams
Some local sausage, there’s corn the shrimp from McClellanville.
There you go.
So and out corn duds came from a farm freeze.
And out little potatoes that were just picked the other day as well.
And you’re gonna let me help put in the stuff?
I am. I’m gonna teach you how to do this.
Oh my gosh! Okay so what first?
We’re gonna start with, I’m gonna want you to start with this butter because we want to make sure this broth has a lot of aromatics and flavors to it.
All right there goes the butter.
Now add your garlic
Oh wow okay.
And now your onion.
Look at this!
A cup of onion.
Redford’s cooking. Oh man!
And add your celery.
You’re just gonna give that a little stir round.
Yeah yeah yeah.
Now do you want all this butter to melt?
Yes you want everything to kind of melt together and the once you have your onions about halfway translucent.
You will add your crab boil seasoning to that.
Oh I gotcha.
Then you add your water, so that you’re not diluting your flavors.
Great, well you know I really like your idea because it’s for two okay?
Cause normally it’s a pot this big a round.
Then you gotta dump it all the paper out and all that other stuff. No not this, okay we’re there.
Okay so you can go ahead and about a half a cup.
I’ll say when. When.
Okay there we go.
There you go.
And what is that seasoning?
This is a great seasoning you can get from your Seven Seas in Murrells Inlet.
The have a house crab boil seasoning.
There you go certified SC.
It’s amazing. And then you’re gonna go ahead and squeeze two lemons in there.
Oh my goodness. Okay.
And the chef’s trick is if you use a strainer you won’t get those lemon seeds in there.
Wow that’s awesome. Okay you know folks listen, I always try to do the eating but not today. Carol’s got me working.
That’s right. All right now you’re gonna open up your can of New South Beer, this is brewed locally here in Myrtle Beach.
Now we gotta do this with care. Carefully. All right there you go.
Now the reason I like using this beer is that it comes, it’s brewed with coriander and spices and also has a zest of orange in it. So it pairs really well when you’re cooking with seafood or shrimp or anything like that.
And that’s right here in Myrtle Beach?
Right here in Myrtle Beach.
Okay there you go. Now don’t, how much?
The whole can.
Oh really? Okay.
There’s the sound your looking for so.
I’ll have to stand back cause the fumes are I wanna finish this segment. Okay, there we go all right.
So the fact that your smelling is good Make sure you give it a good stir together.
All right, now you can go ahead and add your water. Two quartz of water.
The whole thing?
Okay thank goodness you already got it measured out.
Just wanna make sure you have enough water to keep all the items covered as their cooking.
If you notice that things start to– that the waterline starts to dip below your vegetables or your seafood add a little more water to as well.
Oh wow! That’s easy okay got it.
All right now first thing you wanna start with is your little potatoes.
About 10 to 12 of them.
Okay got that.
Then you let that cook for about 20 minutes you want all this to simmer together at a medium high heat and just kinda work and incorporate together your potatoes are gonna cook the longest.
Next your gonna add your onions, your corn and your sausage.
Fresh local sausage.
Oh the corn looks great.
And we chose a hot kind just because we like a little flavor and an extra spice in there.
Oh yeah got it.
Two links of sausage cut up into fours.
Okay. Now any sausage will do?
Any sausage will do.
That looked like an andouille of some sort?
It was an andouille but you can use if you like kielbasa you can use that as well it doesn’t matter what your preference is.
Now your gonna let that cook for about another five to eight minutes to make sure that your corn is cooked thoroughly.
Man it smells great.
Then you will add your clams and
Just put ’em all in there?
Just dump ’em all in there.
And those are going to cook for eight to 10 minutes or until you see them open.
Once they open you know they’re cooked.
They’re playing peekaboo with me.
Here we go.
So after that’s cooked it’s been 10 minutes and you see your clams are open go ahead and throw your shrimp in. Now you want to be tasting this as you go along to make sure that you’re flavors still right you have a lot of seasoning it’s spice and salt in the water.
Okay I gotcha, I’ll do the right thing here okay?
Everyone’s a fan of taste testing that’s for sure.
Oh that tastes great. Yeah it’s awesome.
There you go good. Add your shrimp in and go ahead and turn your heat off.
And you wanna let this sit and incorporate together after it’s been simmering for a good 10 minutes and the you can strain it.
So onto the shrimp they’re just gonna turn kind of pink?
Oh wow. But not too tough.
No not too tough, that’s why if you turn the heat off you won’t over cook them but they’ll still incorporate the flavor that you’re looking for.
Listen, that’s awesome thank you.
You’re welcome. And then the last step is you would strain it
And then you could serve it into your bowls for two.
And here we have it, fresh low country boil right there.
Look at that folks, I’m telling you right here low country boil Deck 383 on the Waccamaw River. Join us again right back here next week. For another great episode on The Sportsman’s Table. We’ll see you then.
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[Ron] There’s a bite.
All right get him Bo, get him. What did he pick that thing up in the middle?
[Ron] Yes he did. Right in the middle of that cut.
Oh my gosh that’s awesome.
[Ron] Feels like a little better fishing than the last one I caught.
Oh there you go.
[Ron] That last one.
That’s what I’m talking about. Give him over here and I’ll dip him up for you.
[Ron] Yeah all right.
Ooh I’ll put mine down.
Oh their strong out here.
I’m telling you.
That’s how these fish fight.
Let me get mine out the way.
He doesn’t want to come see us does he?
No he don’t does he? And we caught him on a general. Oh yeah, there we go yeah man. I tell you, uh-oh boo.
Did he break my line?
Bo he broke your line man.
Probably should of retied that.
Oh my goodness. Wow!
Bo there ain’t nothing I can do about this one.
I think we got ‘im.
But we got to see ‘im anyway.
Yeah we got to see ‘im. Okay all right it’s all right.
It happens. That’s that’s that’s–
But you know in the tournament man, in the tournament you gotta make sure you get ‘im in the line well.
I’d be crying right now.
I know you would be, I know you would be. Yep it’s on the black general. If he’ll just take it, Ill get him over here. Yep there he goes.
Oh that sounded good.
Yeah he’s and he’s a small one that’s okay.
It sounded good anyway.
Yeah well, I just kind of look at him man. I tell you they are absolutely inhaling that thing. Yeah, wow.
[Ron] They are liking the general for sure.
They are liking the general.
[Ron] It’s gotta be all that scent that they put on ’em.
It has to be, they are just absolutely inhaling that thing wow. All right I had to switch up to the black. He ain’t very big but that’s okay I’ll take it. Get in there. All right man, where that one was there had to be a bigger one, there just ain’t one. And the general, fish on. Well Ron I tell what man, I have enjoyed fishing with you my friend.
I have too.
It has been a pleasure.
It has been a fun day, I have enjoyed fishing with you.
I’m just glad we caught up with one another off your turtle trail.
It’s kind of a crazy schedule we’ve kind of both got crazy schedules going don’t we?
Well listen I’ll tell you what, I will always have time for fishing.
Yes sir, me too.
And I know you will as well.
And folks listen I hope you’ve enjoyed our show from beautiful sunny Florida down here with Ron Ryals at Bienville Plantation. Again logon to Bob’s Top 16 on www.bobredfern.com and go to Bienville Plantation and you can come fishing with this young man right here and I’ll tell you what he’ll put you on fish just like we’ve had a great day today. I’ll tell you what it’s been the PowerBait General my friend!
It has been the general often did it for us.
Salute! Yeah well listen I’m gonna try and continue I know the folks have gotta go but I gotta continue to try and fish with this with the chappo okay? cause I’m telling you– Cause I’m going to keep throwing the general Yeah down the road, you know the chappo is going to be the ticket okay?
Yes it is.
Well listen I appreciate it very much thank you so much and folks as I always like to say each and every week, the outdoors are my passion and I want it to be yours too. We’ll see you right back here again next week. On another episode of Bob Redford’s Outdoor Magazine. Keep fishing Bo, I’m gonna keep wishing. Throw it on out there.
Guide and personal friend Frank Campbell of Niagara Charters near Lewiston, New York will be teaching Bob a new fishing technique to land the regions famous smallmouth bass. Fishing for smallmouth is one of Bob’s favorite species and he tests his skills in the fast moving waters of Lake Erie near Buffalo, NY.