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Lake James Smallmouth Fishing

On this episode Bob goes smallmouth fishing in North Carolina with Captain Craig Price with Fish On Guide Services. They will be fishing Lake James which is located near Nebo, North Carolina. And on this weeks Sportsman’s Table recipe we feature a true Italian duck and pasta recipe for you duck hunters.

Bob Redfern at Bienville Plantation

bvp2018Tune into the show this week and catch us in Florida at Bienville Plantation for an incredible experience.

Bienville is one of America’s most renowned hunting and fishing operations! They cater to individual sportsman, as well as families and corporations. Our pristine accommodations will afford you the opportunity to relax while never compromising your standards.

Enjoy the same activities and amenities that have been afforded to BASS, ESPN, Remington, OLN, Ferguson Enterprises, DeWalt Tools, Moen and Amana to name a handful. And if you are a true sporting enthusiast you will recognize the names of Hank Parker, Chris Dorsey, Shaw Grigsby, Bernie Schultz, Al Linder, Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston. These are just a few of the on air celebrities that have and continue to make Bienville a destination of choice.

Southern hospitality and corporate events are our specialty. Over the years Bienville has been in operation we have seen an increase in the need for corporate event planners to find locations that are unique and able to accommodate small executive groups to larger gatherings. We at Bienville Plantation are able to provide a mixed bag of activities such as quail hunting, guided bass fishing, duck hunting, alligator hunting, skeet, trap, five-stand, fine dining and well appointed lodging.

Whether you are looking for fast flying Florida quail hunting or Florida trophy bass fishing, Bienville Plantation is the destination where all your dreams can come true.

Lake Okechobee Fishing with Mark Shepard


This week Bob is with long-time friend Mark Shepard fishing in Lake Okechobee. If you’ve ever wanted to have a blast on the water, but not sure where to go – give Mark Shepard a call!

About Mark:

Captain Mark Shepard born in Hamilton, Ohio lived on family farm in Fairfeld, Ohio tell the age of 9. We had a farm pond, where my brother and I loved to fish more than anything else. We fished every pond and creek we could find, my grand father fished with us all the time. We went to Florida every year for vacation, we hope to sell the farm some day and buy a place in Ft. Peirce, Florida.

We eventuality sold the farm, my family moved to Ft Pierce and the family bought a small fishing resort on South Hutchinson Island in 1975. I grew up around fishing both tourist and commercial fishing industry, living in Ft Pierce I had the best salt water fishing at my finger tips. But, as you can probably imagine I loved bass fishing the best, as kid I love going to Lake Okeechobee the best!

I had small boats as a kid, but when I got about 16 years old I purchase my first bass boat. I bass fished all over South Florida until the age of 26, when I went up North with my boat in tow learning to fish Northern lakes and rivers. This helped my professional fishing career a lot, I then went on to start fishing with FLW Outdoors in 1996.

Captain Mark Shepard has become a skillful professional angler, sensational fishing guide, promoter and top competitor on the BASS Master & FLW Outdoors tournament trails. In addition, Mark is the creator of his very own hand carved crank baits.

In his career he has qualified for the:
Bassmaster tour, B.A.S.S. Elite Qualifier, 4-time FLW Stren Championship, BFL Regionals, many team championships and the winner of the Stren Tournament on Lake Eufala in Alabama.

Mark guides many celebrities including professional ball players, NASCAR drivers like Ryan Newman, musicians, actors along with many pro anglers. He is very active working kids and conservation minded in his daily task.

He has appeared on several TV and video shows including: FLW Outdoors, Outdoor World, Outdoor Channel and more…..

Along with performing seminars across the state of Florida, Mark has been a guest speaker on various radio shows including: Strictly Florida Fishing Radio weekly on ESPN Radio and others local stations.

Mark is one of the Nations most highly respected pros traveling the country and competing at all levels. Mark is also one of fishing’s most popular personalities. He has won tournaments at all levels, including the prestigious tournament trails.

Mark is very dedicated to the Conservation of this sport. Mark works extremely hard at bringing awareness to the conservation of our resources. He is very committed to the promotion of our sport to further enhance the great outdoors for future generations. It is this dedication to his sponsors that makes Mark the one to have on board for extreme promotions and to catch big Florida bass. Mark is active in the Florida Freshwater Fishing Coalition when not guiding and tournament fishing.

To read more on Mark’s professional profile and results go to FLW Outdoors and BASS Master.


New York Smallmouth

1024px-Detailed_underwater_photo_of_smallmouth_bass_fish_micropterus_dolomieuThis week Bob heads to Buffalo, New York for some smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Erie. If you’re ever in the Buffalo area and love to fish, you’ll have a blast fishing smallmouth on Lake Erie!

Lake Erie Facts:

Lake Erie’s fish populations are the most abundant of the Great Lakes, partially because of the lake’s relatively mild temperatures and plentiful supply of plankton, which is the basic building block of the food chain. The lake’s fish population accounts for an estimated 50% of all fish inhabiting the Great Lakes. The lake is “loaded with superstars” such as steelhead, walleye, smallmouth bass, perch, as well as bass, trout, salmon, whitefesh, smelt, and many others. The lake consists of a long list of well established introduced species. Common non-indigenous fish species include the rainbow smelt, alewife, white perch and common carp. Non-native sport fish such as rainbow trout and brown trout are stocked specifically for anglers to catch. Attempts failed to stock coho salmon and its numbers are once again dwindling. Commercial landings are dominated by yellow perch and walleye, with substantial quantities of rainbow smelt and white bass also taken. Anglers target walleye and yellow perch, with some effort directed at rainbow trout. A variety of other species are taken in smaller quantities by both commercial and sport fleets.