Bob is fishing off the coast of South Carolina for Cobia and Amberjack. Plus we will show you why you need to have the new Chappo saltwater lure for some exciting topwater action.
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Georgetown Coastal Adventures
Bob is fishing off the coast of South Carolina for Cobia and Amberjack. Plus we will show you why you need to have the new Chappo saltwater lure for some exciting topwater action.
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Georgetown Coastal Adventures
Offshore of South Carolina offers some of the best fishing in the world and today Bob and his guest Tommy Scarborough of Coastal Outdoor Adventures take advantage of a great spring day to just have a fun day offshore fishing.
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Georgetown Coastal Adventures
Bob heads to Lake Wateree in South Carolina to do some late spring catfishing. Also Bob will introduce you to some brand new Ugly Stik catfish rods that you may want to get for your boat.
Bob is on Lake Hartwell SC for some striper fishing with Shad Slinger fishing charters.
Bob heads to Clemson, South Carolina to striper fish in Lake Hartwell. Joining Bob is Captain Nathan Key with Shad Slingers Fishing Charters to help Bob put on some early spring hybrid stripers. Also on this week’s Sportsman’s Table we feature a great appetizer for your next get-together. It’s a South Carolina certified shrimp toast recipe.
Bob is back at Santee, SC doing some catfishing! Along for the trip are his special guests SC State Senator, Larry Grooms and Buddy Jennings. They talk about how this great fishing did not come by accident. Hosting the trip is Doug Allen of Doug’s Guide Service.
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.
Bob heads to Lake Marion in South Carolina which is part of the Santee Cooper lake system. Joining Bob will be guide Ricky Drose, whose family has guided on Santee for over 40 years. Also on this week’s Sportsman’s Table we feature a South Carolina certified grouper taco recipe.
Ricky Drose at Drose Guide Service 803-460-7717
[Announcer] Coming up on this week’s Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine: Bob heads to Lake Marion in South Carolina which is part of the Santee Cooper lake system. Joining Bob will be guide Ricky Drose, whose family has guided on Santee for over 40 years. Also on this week’s Sportsman’s Table: We feature a South Carolina certified grouper taco recipe. All this and a whole lot more. And it all begins right now.
Yes, it’s been a great day.
Who shot this?
Look at that! Wow, let me hold that thing.
Get’ em Ricky.
Got’ em hooked.
All right. Yes, sir. Hmm-mm. Man. You know, you do well stylin’ and profilin’ on that thing.
You’re a good teacher.
Yeah, right. Now I don’t have a net in here so you get him over here and I’ll get him up, first.
How ’bout that? All right. Santee Stripe. Oh, yeah. Come here, now. I’m just gonna… We’re gonna take your picture. We’re just gonna take your picture. And yeah, uh huh. Don’t do that, ’cause I don’t want my hook in my hand. Hold still. Hold still. Hold still. Ah, there we go. We got it. Mmm-mm-mm. Okay, there. Nicely done, my friend. Man, that’s a good start right there.
They got a better fish…
Well, we’re gonna let this one go! Let me get’em. Whoo-hoo! Oh, that’s on the free line, Ricky.
[Ricky] Yes, sir.
[Bob] Well folks, welcome to our show this week. Here on Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine I have the distinct pleasure I have in probably if not the premier guide, the legacy guide on Santee, Mr. Ricky Drose with us, okay. And Ricky and his uncles, his dad, and I will tell you, they are just renowned guides here on Santee. And we are really very appreciative of having the opportunity to have him be on our show this week. He’s already pulled in one. Now, I tell you what, Ricky–
[Bob] I really don’t…uh oh…
[Ricky] That’s all right, just gotta unhook the line.
[Bob] You got it? Okay. Ah, there we go, awesome. And I don’t mind dating this thing, ’cause to be honest with you, it’s December in South Carolina and it’s nice.
It is hot.
Yeah, it is. I’m telling you.
It is hot.
So, you know, you fish 200 days a year.
I mean, of course you’ve got all kinds of things, okay. I know you got two kids in college, bro.
I do, I do.
You know, so, you ain’t got any choice…
That’s exactly right. We’ve gotta work.
Thank goodness, I already got mine out.
Tell everybody… Spend just a couple of minutes while I’m… I’m gonna let this fish dance a little bit. Everybody’s gonna say, “Redfern will you dial that thing in” But I really love striper fishing, okay. How exciting is it is for you to guide down here with these stripers that are coming back on Santee?
Striper fishing has gotten really good in the last couple years. We’ve had some good size limits as far as over the past few years, of getting the fish back to where they were years ago.
Catching some really nice fish now. Starting to, with those size limits. So they have helped tremendous amount. Caught some really pretty fish this week so hopefully it will continue… if the weather will cooperate.
Listen, I tell you, the weather’s awesome. It really is awesome, huh? Ah, there he comes. Okay. There he comes Ah, man. Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm. I tell ya, they’re difficult little hummers this morning. You know, we just passed over a bait ball and they just decided to hit.
The bait… That’s what we’re doing now is hunting the big schools of bait. And fishing around those schools of bait.
Yeah. And…tell everybody. I mean, we’re rigged up, it’s not rocket science. I mean, of course we’ve got Abu Garcia and striper rods here with the ugly stick.
But I tell you what, that is picture moment on that fish. I gotta…let me get him up there. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, mm. Now, that fish is a good what? Twenty…
Twenty-six maybe, yeah. Well it maybe with the tip fish tail.
Of course. That’s a good fat striper right there.
You done good, okay.
Well, thank you.
Man, here it is. It’s foggy.
The fish did good.
The fish did good. Well, you did too, okay, all right. Here we go. We let him go, we’ll catch more.
[Announcer] Stay tuned. When we come back from commercial break, we’ll have more striper fishing from Santee Cooper.
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Let’s see, my knee hit. Let’s do a switch here. Up, that one’s up. Oh, man. Listen, this one here is a lively hummer. Oh. Mm-mm-mm. Listen, you know what is so enjoyable? To see these stripers come back on Santee.
Folks, listen, you need to pay attention to this ’cause what was on Santee is no more. And this guy can show you the way, okay? Listen, 60 years of family history guiding on this lake. Talk to me while I’m reeling this fish in.
Right, my family moved here, my granddaddy moved to the lake in 1948. And opened up a bait and tackle store called “Joe’s Place”.
Joe’s Place, wow.
Joe’s Place. And so he started guiding, renting boats and running that and my father and two brothers grew up here guiding. So it’s been a family tradition.
Oh my goodness, Ricky.
So, I’m third generation from…
And you’re not that old, man!
I’m not that old.
I’ll tell you, it’s some good water down here on Santee. You hardly got no gray hair!
Oh my goodness!
I should have some gray hair.
Oh my goodness. Well, listen. I will tell you, years ago this was such a great fishery.
And then it kind of took a decline. Let’s just be honest about it.
And then, the DNR and all of the conservationists back here have done such great work to bring back the fishing in this lake.
Both the upper and the lower lake.
The size limits have done really well on the fish and we have a lot of fish, a lot of small fish in the past few years.
Man, that was caught on the free line back there too. Okay, ha ha! You know, he ain’t done yet. That is a good looking striper. Wow! Wow, Ricky, I’m so glad you talked me into coming this morning, okay?
[Ricky] Even though it’s 80 degrees in the wintertime.
Yeah, there you go, ha ha. Oh my gosh, ha ha. I tell you what, man, that one I tried to get out of there a while ago, he just wasn’t having it. There you are.
Just doesn’t want to open his mouth!
He just wasn’t having it! Aw, man! Mm-mm-mm. Wow, let me get over here and then I’ll get ’em from you. Show everybody this beautiful Santee striper. Wow, now that one… Gosh, that would almost go to, what 26, 28?
Maybe. Good fat fish. Listen, they are back, folks. Santee, it’s here, okay. Log onto to Bob’s Top 16, come on down, we’ll have Ricky on there, if you want to fish with him. Alright, tell ’em how to get a hold of you, now. Give ’em a number. My number is 803-460-7717.
Please, put that in your dial. ‘Cause I’ telling you, you want to come fishing on Santee, this is the guy to take you, right there. All right, let’s put this one back in here, we catch some more, bro.
I’m gonna go under this one right here.
[Bob] All right, here, let me get it out of the way. You got it? Okay. How ’bout the back one?
He gone under all of those.
Okay, all right, you set. That’s a nice hit right there now.
He’s taking some line.
Yeah. Well listen, while you’re doing all the work, let’s talk a little bit about… This is a unique fish now to Santee. Not in all the lakes that they stock and put and take, but this one, they reproduce here.
That’s correct. They go up, all the way to Columbia and reproduce. They spawn there. And their eggs float and come down the river. And so we do have natural reproduction.
For stripers here.
Now, does DNR still supplement?
They do occasionally stock a few fish, it’s not every year, but they do stock some from time to time. But a lot of ours are just natural reproduced fish.
Well, they just kind of help fine-tune. Look at…
He’s got around that.
[Bob] Do we got it wrapped?
[Bob] Let me see if I can get it out of there. Where am I? Over? Are we good?
Yep, got it now. One of ’em.
All right. Go ahead, bring him in. Let me see if I can get this thing off here.
I’m just taking my time. He’s just…
He looks like a nice striper. At least he’s giving you a head nod that he is.
That’s exactly right.
[Bob] Yeah. Get ’em up here. Well see if we can get ’em. Oh, yeah. Tell you what, let me move this one up here. And some strategery here. Yeah, there we go, come here. We’re just gonna take your picture, that’s all we’re gonna do. That’s all we’re gonna do. Wow, come on. Come on. Ahh, there we go. Now look, he wasn’t comin’ off there, either. He had that thing. Okay, there’s your fish.
Hey, I’ll let you hold it for everybody. Man, now that one’s the biggest of the day! Look it there! Whoo-hoo!
[Bob] Yes, they are. And I tell you, they’ve got some good weight to ’em. Look at that. Now one’s a good 26?
Twenty-eight inch maybe?
Man. Ricky Drose right there. Drose Guide Service, Santee. It’s back, brother!
It is back. Alright, ha!
Well folks, listen. I have a special guest today and I want him to talk about how we got where we are with the stripers coming back that you saw us catch today. And none other than Buddy Jennings, the former Director of the South Carolina Parks Rec and Tourism. We’re gonna talk about the legislation that got us where we are today and just how important it’s been. Buddy, I want to thank you for all you do for the resources of this state. But tell me, in 2014, a big change happened.
Yeah, you know we had lost the fisheries due to drought and a lot of other conditions but in 2014, with the work of DNR and the Santee Cooper Country, working with the stakeholder’s group across the state, we were able to come up with legislation that would help bring that fisheries back. What we ended up with was a 23 to 25 inch slot and the striped bass grow through that slot in a matter of a year. And there’s three different classes in that slot. So we were able to catch three fish in that slot limit. One can be over 26, so if you catch a truly memorial fish, it’s good to keep that one. But we closed the season from June the 16th through October the 1st. All of those, plus the fact that we’ve had more rain and we’ve had more stocking, have brought this fishery back to the world-class status that we once enjoyed.
Well, you know, one of the other key pieces too. I mean, Santee Cooper Country has done a wonderful job down there with the tourism, but this even helps their job even more to get more folks to come down there now and enjoy the lakes.
Absolutely. Their job is to promote and advertise the Santee Cooper area. Mary Shriner and her board do a great job working with the legislative delegation in that area. So, I’m real proud of all the work that they’ve done.
[Announcer] When we come back, we head to The Sportsman’s Table for another great recipe from Deck 383 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
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Folks, welcome to this week’s Sportsman Table. I tell you what, Carol Panagos, she’s a sous chef with Strand Catering here in Murrell’s Inlet in Myrtle Beach. She’s got a great fish recipe for you today. Carol, thank you for coming in, okay.
Thanks for having me.
Beautiful setting here at Wacca Wache Marina, Deck 383. And it’s all about fish.
Okay, well let’s get started ’cause I love fish.
Well, today we’re gonna be using grouper. We’re gonna do some beer battered fish tacos.
But it’s very simple recipe so everybody can use this. We got our grouper from a local place here in Seven Seas Fishmarket.
They usually get it in the day of.
Yeah, that’s right here in Murrell’s Inlet.
Certified South Carolina, right there.
Exactly. So all you’re gonna do, you’re gonna take your flour, and then you’re gonna take a little bit of baking soda with salt and pepper.
And then, you can’t have enough Old Bay. You can’t go wrong. I like to use the Old Bay with the garlic in it. And then we’re gonna use our Nut Brown Ale New South Beer which is local here as well. You just pour a whole can in there.
No kidding, huh. Well, I have to look at this beer. A New South Nut Brown Ale, right there folks. I’m telling ya.
A new use for beer. That’s local.
It’s local as well. The only brewery in South Carolina.
Okay, that’s certified.
And in Myrtle Beach I should say.
There you go.
There you go. Alright, so once you have this stirred up here, you want to have a nice pancake batter consistency.
You set that aside. You’re just gonna take your fish and you’re gonna just drudge them in there.
Oh, wow. So you don’t even have to kind of pre-do it with an egg wash or anything, huh?
No. Everything’s right in here for you.
Oh my goodness.
Then you just drudge it, and you’re gonna stick it right in your oil. And that’s gonna cook for 5 to 7 minutes, real simple.
That is easy.
Okay, Carol, what do we got now?
Now you want to make your cole slaw. While your dish is cooking, you can quickly make your cole slaw and let that rest. We’re gonna use thin sliced red cabbage and thin sliced red onions. Combine those together.
You’re gonna take some thin sliced green onions and then some lime zest, throw that in there.
You’re gonna take some olive oil, just enough, like two tablespoons, three tablespoons is fine. And then you want to take a lime and you want to squeeze over it. Remember we use the mesh screen over it.
So that way you don’t get your seeds inside there. And then, let that settle there. And then all you’re gonna do is just mix it around.
The lime just smells good.
It does. The lime with the lemon and then once you… You know, a little salt and pepper if you need to as well. Once you massage it with your hands, it’s gonna make the cabbage break down a little bit so it won’t be so crisp to it as well.
I gotcha. Well, I tell you what, let me move this plate over here and we’re ready to roll.
Okay Carol, now what’s next?
We’re gonna take our pre-heated taco shell.
We’re gonna take our cooked grouper, beer-battered nice big piece there. You take your slaw and put it right over top of this with the red onions, and see all the color in there? That’s really nice.
[Bob] Oh, yeah.
And then you take a little bit of your sour cream. A good way to spice up some sour cream or crema, is to take a lime and squeeze in there or put some lime zest in there as well. So that’s another option. And then you can also take some pineapple, a little sweetness to the spice, little pineapple salt, and then also some fresh cilantro.
[Bob] Oh my goodness.
[Carol] And there you go.
[Bob] Wow, that is fantastic.
Fresh beer taco.
Fish tacos, okay. Carol, listen, thank you so much for being a guest on the show today.
You’re so welcome.
And folks I will tell you, what’s fresh on your menu? Check out certifiedscgrown.com. And you too can have great items just like we saw today on the show. And, the next time you’re down in Murrell’s Inlet, stop on by Deck 383. Come on in, enjoy this beautiful backdrop. I tell you what, fishin’, it’s all about that and comin’ in for a great meal. We’ll see you right back here again next time, on The Sportsman’s Table.
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Got ’em Ricky, got ’em! Let me Oh, man! You know, we just came across that bait pod.
The sun’s come out, the fog’s lifted.
The fish were right behind that bait.
Look at him, look at him go. Bam! You know, we’ve caught some great fish today.
I’m serious. And I know you’ve caught some bigger ones. And I tell you what, that’s okay. But what you’re doing as a guide down here and what we want to show today is… Okay, okay.
Gotta chase the fish around the boat!
Well, you know, we try to play it real, here. I don’t want to give the false sensation that everybody’s gonna catch, you know, a 35 pound striper down here. Now, can you?
You bet you can.
But what we want them to do is to come down, stay active, catch lots of fish with you.
And you know, Santee is back.
From striper. I mean, it is back. Look at that. Oh-oh-oh! Yes, sir! Well folks, while I’m reeling this fish in we’ve had a great day on the water. Ricky, tell these folks… Let me come on back down here. Tell these folks, ’cause they want to come. Again, you can on to Bob’s Top 16 on our website at Bobredfern.com. Ricky’s gonna be on that top 16 list. Tell everybody your phone number again, how they can come down and fish with you.
It’s Ricky Drose at Drose Guide Service. And my number is 803-460-7717.
And folks, listen: Santee Cooper country, this is a beautiful place to come. Again, I know I keep saying, Santee, it never left. But it’s really back in a big way. And our DNR and all these great folks and these conservationists like the guides that are down here, have helped do this and bring these stripers back. And I will tell you all the great work that’s been done here is just awesome. And it is awesome. And that–whoa! You know, I may have got the big end today.
I believe you did.
Why man, look at that. Well folks, listen, as I always like to say each and every week, the outdoor’s my passion. I want it to be yours too. We’ll see you right back here again next week on another great episode of Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine. Come on in here, striper! Yeah, man, look at here! Whoo! You got ’em Ricky?
I’m gonna get ’em.
[Bob] All right, Bo, get ’em. He’s not giving up!
He’s not quite ready yet.
[Bob] You know, you gotta be careful too ’cause not only do the teeth hurt, that fin hurts too. Oh, yeah. Oh my goodness. Look at there! Wow! Folks, we’ll see ya next week, on another episode. Ricky, you did good, my friend. All right. Alright!
Bob takes you on two deer hunts on his property in South Carolina.
On this show, Bob takes you on a South Carolina deer hunt. Plus, he’ll show you some new products that may help in scouting and filming your next deer hunt.
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[Narrator] On this weeks “Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine”, Bob takes you on a South Carolina deer hunt. Plus, we’ll show you some new products that may help you in scouting and filming your next deer hunt. Also, on this weeks “Sportsman’s Table”, we head to Deck 383 in Murrells Inlet for a healthy South Carolina certified shrimp wrap recipe. All this, and a whole lot more! And it all begins right now!
Well folks, welcome to our show this week. Listen, we’re gonna do something a little bit different here on “Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine”. You know, you all have watched our Facebook page and you’ve taken a look at all of the preparation that we do here for deer season on my own property. Well, this is the proof that it works. Okay, now, is this the biggest deer that you’ve ever seen? No, but, we had an opportunity yesterday afternoon. It’s November, it’s cold, where probably the rut is about a month behind where it normally is here, due to drought and all kinds of other things, you know. We all have excuses. I’m not gonna give you excuses today. I’ve got a deer down, but, I wanna tell ya, we’re getting ready to take this thing to the processor, but on our show this week, I’m gonna kinda do this in reverse. I wanna show you some of the preparation that we’ve done this year, I wanna show you some of the deer that we’ve been watching, and I wanna show you a special, well, it’s really something kinda special here that a lot of folks may or may not know about, but, with my Browning BAR MK3 308 and it’s mounted with an ATN Video Scope. And that’s what we’re gonna show you today, because I didn’t have the opportunity to have my videographer, my partner, with me in the stand today. It was raining till about three o’clock, deer started coming in, well, I’m gonna save the rest of it because again, I hope you enjoy the show this week. We’re getting ready to take this deer to the processor. Well folks, listen. Let’s take a look at our afternoon hunt. Hey, by my lonesome on my ATN Video Scope and my Browning BAR MK3. Well folks, listen, I tell you what. As I said earlier, I got in the stand, it’s been raining here all day long. We probably got about three or four inches, so I decided to get in the stand. About three o’clock the rain had quit. I was by myself. It’s just one of those days where I didn’t have my partner and my producer with me with an extra camera, so I was gonna rely on this ATN Video Scope. And, as you can see, all of a sudden at about 3:54 these bucks came out into the field in the far end, and they’re to my left. Nice eight-point shooter buck. And as I had done earlier, been hunting for probably two weeks. The rut here is probably about a month behind. We had severe drought in the Southeast, as most of you all know. Not a lot of rain. Had to replant the food plot twice. So we’ve been supplement feeding. These deer, got lots of deer and turkey, a lot of bucks coming in the field, but, you know, today I just was killing some time. And you know, as it always happens, you can see that, you know, out pops this shooter eight-point. Now, is he the biggest one that I’ve seen? No. There are some other bucks, younger ones, that I’m really surprised that these bigger mature bucks, or what appear to be mature bucks, are allowing these little ones to kinda hang around. But they are. And I’m thinking, okay this guy is underneath my feeder, down the back side. Am I ever gonna be able to get this thing to come out on the front side. Well, I’m sitting here, waiting and watching. These other bucks, now one comes in front of me and there’s another down to the far right down there. There’s some does in the field, but they’re off-camera, to the left, and of course, again, this Video Scope is 1080i, and it’s really good. And you can see I’m kinda bouncing it around a little bit, but there’s also part of the nervousness to this. But it doesn’t look like this buck is gonna come out from behind and so I’m gonna have to place a shot underneath the legs, and try and get this deer down. He is content to be right there. I’m about 54 yards from him. I look to my left. There’s that itty-bitty, ugly looking buck, a young one, and now I’m coming back, and it’s time. And I’m gonna take the shot. Temperatures are dropping, it’s getting cold here in South Carolina, but I hope you enjoyed the hunt. But when we come back I’m gonna show you some of the techniques and some of the toys that I added to my hunting box this year, and I hope you enjoy them. Stay tuned! When we come back, it’s gonna be more great stuff on this weeks deer hunt!
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Well folks, on this segment I wanna show you some of the toys, some of things that all of us spend a lot of money for in order to deer hunt. When I showed you the deer hunt up front, I thought it was important this week because, first of all, I wanna make sure that folks understand what it takes to hunt deer, especially here in the Southeastern United States. Again, we’re not in Illinois, we’re not in Michigan, we’re not in Kansas, we’re not in Iowa, we’re not in Nebraska, we’re not in shooting deer in a pen, okay. And that’s okay, if that’s what you do. But that’s not what we do here. So, I do it on my property, and for that matter, I know a lot of the other average hunters out there are doing exactly what we did, so. I wanna show you in reverse exactly from the start to the finish for this season this year exactly what we did in order to get at least a buck on camera. Again, when you’re by yourself, and that seems to be the fad, you’ve got some toys of the trade. At least, I do, and these things, beside my BAR MK3 308 that I normally use when I’m hunting. I’ve got two things here that I wanna show you again. The ATN Bino. These things are in HD Video. They’re a great tool to have, especially when you’re hunting by yourself. You can take that HD Video shot, and with the HD Scope, of course it’s mounted on there as you saw earlier today. Again, and this is the setup. Now, basically what we’ve got here is I’m right next to the food plot, I’m in the middle of about a five acre plot, I’ve got the feeder on my left, and as you see what I see this week, that’s when I’m looking down the scope and I’ve got on. I’m looking at the feeder at which that big buck came out in. Okay? I also have another feeder off to my right that’s on the other end of the food plot with actually another stand. Now, this stand that I’m sitting in, last year I kinda had it about a hundred yards over to my left rear, but it really wasn’t in a good spot. And so, before the season began this year, I moved it. And so, all of the techniques, when you, again, when you’re hunting by yourself, I took a chance. I came up here, the rain stopped about three o’clock in the afternoon and I decided, well, I’ve got some time to kill, I’m just gonna sit here. Well, low and behold, I had those four doe that came out. Then, all of a sudden, at about a quarter to four, here come these bucks. And I’m a tell you, you know, it always happens. When your producer and your videographer’s not with you, and that’s okay. Again, that’s why I have these other toys and trinkets. Well folks, listen, this is about a five acre food plot. Now, what I had to do this year is because here in the Southeastern part of the United States, I had to replant this thing twice. Now, I’ve showed you on Facebook, we’ve done segments in the past, last year I came across a great food plot planting machine called the Firminator G-3, made by Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment down in Milner, Georgia. You’ve seen me talk about that thing before, well, the problem is, I put the food plots in, taking a gamble and a guess, for the past 20 years I’ve guessed right. I’ve always put my food plots in that time of year about Labor Day weekend, okay. Now, all the prep that comes up to it, you spray it, you turn it, you keep down, and then you get it all prepped, you till it up, you get the fertilizer in it, and I did something different this year, I actually put the seed in first, and then I brought the fertilizer over top, as opposed to tilling it, then putting the fertilizer down, and then coming back and using the Firminator to put the seed in. So, it did help. I got it up, it came up about a week after Labor Day weekend, then all of a sudden the spigot went off. No rain. No rain for the month of September, and almost of October. No rain. So I had to come back and I had to replant this thing twice. And so, what you see out here now, is a growth, not normally what I get. Normally, the mix that I use, I use winter wheat, I use deer greens, which is a combination of radishes and turnips. I also put in there some brassica. Also in there is a kind of a blend mix of clover trio and that then ensures that I get a pretty much of a good coverage throughout the whole fall season and into the spring, because, again, I’m not just hunting deer. I’ve got turkeys to worry with as well out here. As you can see, turkeys are coming in and out of here. We had hunted about three or four times over the course of prior to the hunt. And, again, when you get a chance to sit down and you see a lot of good bucks that are coming in, that one day the buck came in, I don’t know what spooked him, we heard a deer blow across the side of the field from us, and boom, off he went. That’s why, in the hunt, I was kind of afraid because that was a tricky shot through there, okay. It’s not because I made it, it was just, I was hoping he was gonna come out from underneath the legs of that feeder. Now, the feeders that I use, and we’re gonna go talk about those here, but I’ve got Boss Buck up on top. I do exactly what I thought I was gonna do when first owned, or bought, this property, was to come out here and put feeders up on top in this main food plot because I’m surrounded by timber property here. And so, the good thing is, there’s not developments, there’s not a lot of whole folks that actually live around here, and so I have the best of both worlds. Well folks, listen. As you can see, from the angle of which that deer was standing, when you look at the video again, prior, he was standing right here, okay? So, I’ve got, still got blood here on the corn and the supplemental feed. This stand just happens to be high. Again, these are Boss Buck feeders. I’ve got the varmint cage around them. It’s automatically timed. One thing that I would advise you all to do, that worked for me, is I used to have these feeders go off first morning light, and the last evening light of an evening, okay. Well, what I found was the deer love to come out, but with the corn was on the ground, they would only come after dark. So what I did was, I started letting them go off about 12:05 in the middle of the day. And so I get corn on the ground, and then that kinda changes the patterns of when the does come. So when the does come to eat, the bucks are sure to follow. That ain’t rocket science, but it works very very well, so when I’m out here hunting in the afternoon, or coming in the morning, they’re now coming during the daylight hours, which makes hunting a lot easier, okay. Now, one of the other things that I wanna talk about is something that I added to my hunting kit this year, and it’s a game camera from Spypoint. The great thing that I like about this little LINK-S LTE, and it’s on the Verizon network, this one has the little solar panel on top. There’s one thing that I hate, is having to come out here and change out all these AA batteries all the time, because A, that gets expensive, but that little solar panel up there keeps that thing charged all the time. I can plug in on my Verizon cell phone. Every time that thing goes off I get a notification on my phone, and again, this is nothing new to the guys out there that deer hunt, but I just kinda wanted to take this time to show you that that kinda changed my scouting for deer this year. Because I was able to not have to sit there for hours and hours and hours, I can then track them via this game camera right on my phone, and then I can pick up the pattern so I know when to come up here and sit. Well folks, listen. Enough lessons from the field. Stay tuned. When we come back, we’re gonna have a great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table this week.
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Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sportsman’s Table, folks. We’re back here at Deck 383 on the beautiful Waccamaw River. Come on down. Eat with them. Enjoy this wonderful view. Come and even fish! But, joining me today is Jermaine Alston. He’s all about Deck 383, okay, the main guy down here. And I will tell you, Jermaine, I am really looking forward to this recipe. Tell the folks what you got for us today.
I do a little something special every now and then. This is a good special that we run. You know, people just love it in the summertime.
You can never go wrong with a good wrap.
We’re gonna do our Deck Shrimp Wrap.
Ah, there you go. Okay.
It’s not much to it, you know. We’re gonna, first we’re gonna just take our fresh prawns right here.
Okay. And those come out of Seven Seas over here at Murrells Inlet.
[Jermaine] Seven Seas. We use all of those guys over there.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] We try to show all of them a little bit of love.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] Just season that with a little salt and pepper.
[Bob] Now how long are you gonna sear these for?
[Jermaine] Less than a minute.
[Bob] Just when they start turning pink? I got you.
[Jermaine] Pink, just a little opaque.
[Jermaine] And you are good to go. Not gonna take long at all. This shrimp green. You really don’t wanna overcook shrimp. Have that pink color coming in there.
[Bob] There you go, it’s coming quick.
[Jermaine] Oh, yes sir buddy.
[Bob] And those are big ones, too.
[Jermaine] Yeah, these are 21/25 shrimp.
[Bob] Oh wow.
[Jermaine] And that’s 21 to 25 shrimp per pound.
[Bob] Well, and the great thing about here on the menu at Deck 383 it’s, you guys have got, you got just a slew, got a variety of food.
Yeah we do. Oh yeah.
And this is a, a light, whether a lunch or you can eat a light dinner.
We try to give everybody a little something on our menu, you know.
There you go! Okay, all right, what’s next?
All right, we gonna go to start plating.
That’s easy enough.
That’s easy. There they go, the shrimp are ready. Ready to go.
All right, Jermaine, our shrimp, man they look good.
Oh yes sir!
Are we ready to go?
Yes sir, we’re ready to go.
We’re gonna start rolling this wrap. We’re gonna take some fresh South Carolina southern-fried spinach.
[Jermaine] Put that in the middle right there.
[Bob] And you know, this is a quick recipe.
[Jermaine] Oh, it is. It’s simple.
[Bob] You know, you can come down here to the river, at Deck 383, you can get it served up, but you can also, something you can do quick at home.
[Jermaine] Quick at home. Quick at home. Just put your fresh diced tomatoes on there.
[Bob] But you know, most wives like to go out to eat.
[Jermaine] Oh yeah.
[Bob] Plus, look at the setting. Look at the river behind us.
[Jermaine] You can’t beat it.
[Bob] No sir.
[Jermaine] Throw your avocados on there.
[Bob] Avocado, yeah, there you go. Okay.
[Bob] And ‘maters. Good color.
[Jermaine] Good tomatoes. I’ll tell you what Lee’s Farm, man those guys have some real good produce over there.
Real good produce. We’re gonna take our shrimp,
[Jermaine] Put it on there.
[Bob] Hoo man. That’s almost like a po’boy but with wrap.
[Jermaine] Oh yeah, there you go.
[Bob] Hey, there you go.
[Jermaine] But with grilled shrimp and not fried.
[Bob] There you go, that’s true. I prefer these. Yeah.
[Jermaine] Gonna take our house Deck Sauce. Which is just a little spicy mayo.
[Jermaine] Drizzle that on there a little bit.
[Bob] Gotta have that. That puts your zing in your wrap, man.
[Jermaine] Zing in your zang.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] All right.
[Bob] All right. I’ll get this out of your way.
[Jermaine] Now you’re gonna go wrap this.
[Bob] Now the skill comes in.
[Jermaine] Now the skills. You gotta be real careful with this, so you don’t, what I try to do is go ahead and fold it underneath.
[Jermaine] And get a good tuck. And then you have to take your edges.
[Bob] Oh I got you.
[Jermaine] Fold your edges.
[Bob] And then roll it in.
[Jermaine] And then slowly roll.
[Bob] There you go. That’s almost like an art and a science all together.
Oh yes, you definitely don’t wanna rush this right here.
Okay. There you go.
You got your wrap right there, ready.
[Bob] And I got your toothpicks.
[Bob] All right Jermaine, you got him all tied up there now, what’s next?
[Jermaine] Got him all tied up. We gonna just cut this at a little angle right here.
[Bob] Okay. Oh yeah.
[Jermaine] Look at that just like this right here.
[Bob] Oh wow. Look at those shrimp.
[Jermaine] Look at that. Aww look at that. And put that like this right here.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] And we always serve this with fresh fruit, pasta salad, cole slaw, you can get french fries, whatever side you want with it.
[Bob] I got ya.
This is our Deck Shrimp Salad.
Deck 383. Well folks, listen, I will tell you what, come on down, Jermaine, thank you man
Thank you Bob. Thank you. Not a problem
We appreciate you being on the show today. And I will tell you folks again, check out certifiedscgrown.com, see what’s fresh on your menu, but also come on down to 383. I tell you what, here on the Waccamaw River, the folks at Deck 383 will put more great food in front of you, just like this. And, next week, we’ll be right back here again on another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table.
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Well, folks, that’s our show this week. Just as a kind of a recap, kinda done it a little bit different. Probably haven’t seen the deer show where the bottom line was up front. We took down a nice eight point. It’s just beginning the season, I hope to have more. I tell you what, it has been a pleasure having you along this week, showing you my food plot, my property, and showing you some of the toys that I utilize to hunt alone, okay. That’s one of the key things, if you wanna capture your own hunt, and, again, I don’t have my videographer and my partner with me all the time, because sometimes I just go up into the stand, and it’s a great place to just to kinda think. But, you never know what’s gonna show up and as you saw this week, nice eight point, a lot of other deer came out. I’ve been tracking these bucks for, well, I guess for probably about two or three months, and finally one showed up. He’s not the biggest that I’ve got out there, but that’s okay, I’m proud of him just the same. As I always like to say, each and every week, the outdoors is our passion, I want it to be yours, too. Head on over to our website if you’d like to for products that you seen on this week’s show, they’ll be right there, as well as our Facebook page. We enjoy bringing it to you each and every week. We’ll see you again next week, right back here on another episode.