Bob goes quail hunting at Southern Woods Plantation in Sylvester, Georgia.
What a year! 2016 was another huge year for Bob in the outdoors. Join us as we celebrate the 500th TV show episode of Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine as we take a look back at the Best of 2016. Don’t miss the best Chevy Destinations around the country that feature the best of the best!
2012 was a huge year for Bob in the outdoors. White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and big Wahoo all in the same year. Quail hunting with NASCAR Champion Terry Labonte, turkey hunting in the famous lowcountry of South Carolina, and trophy pike fishing in northern Canada. What a year… from Bermuda to Saskatchewan this week’s look back at the Best of 2012 has something for every outdoorsman. Chevy Destinations around the country that feature the best of the best, so don’t miss this week’s program and start making a list of where to go in 2013!
On many trips I specifically have a species of fish in mind and with close coordination with the guides that host our program, there is always a certain level of doubt as to the conditions in which fish will respond. On a recent trip to the Atlantic coast the game plan included fishing for Red Fish and only if they were not “on”, then switching to another species and in a hurry. Well, as seems to be the case in over 90% of the scheduled fishing trips I have to be prepared to change the “play” at the line of scrimmage. This day would not be any different as every trip is not a guaranteed fish catching experience.
The Red Fish were not responding and the only fish we were catching was Sea Trout. Most guides prefer to use “live” bait and our guide for the day, Capt. Robert Olsen, www.KnotAtWorkFishing.com , was prepared with live shrimp, but the red fish did not take the bait. After a quick decision and looking at the conditions, tides, wind, temperature Robert recommended that we try a favorite spot of his inside the coastal waterway in Charleston, SC.
Sea trout is a great species of fish to catch and some can be up to 22-24 inches and put up a great fight. They are very soft mouthed and anglers have to been very careful to not pull or “set” the hook, which for most of us is a very hard habit to break. All you bass fishermen know what I am talking about, and Robert being the good coach that he is, warned me about setting the hook in reaction to the bite on a “popping cork” rig on our spinning tackle.
I always try to use a variation of techniques and baits on our program and had brought along some Berkley Gulp Shrimp baits and wanted to demonstrate just how effective they could be on various species of fish. Red Fish seem to always be on the Gulp baits, but with us switching to sea trout I wanted to see if the trout would respond. Well, respond they did, and in a big way…… you will just have to wait and see the results when you watch the show.
On our program each week Chevrolet features our weekly Chevy Outdoor Destination as I try to find some of the best fishing and hunting outfitters in the business. You can see that the Low Country of South Carolina has a lot to offer the hunter and on the featured destination at Deux Cheneaux Plantation near Green Pond, South Carolina it will tell the rest of the story. Log onto their website at www.docheno.com to view their beautiful plantation and lodge.
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All the best, Bob
Join Bob on Lake Ontario in Upstate New York as he fishes for lake trout and king salmon! Bobby Sennili and his wife Karen are both longtime guides and tournament anglers on Lake Ontario. Don’t miss Chevy Destinations and an awesome recipe on the Sportsman’s Table!