The boys were on the road again…well, that’s not exactly accurate. It’s El Cheapo Day, so Capt. Kirk and Jeff are competing again on the water. As for Capt. Kevin, he checked in live from Consignment Boat Sales for the seventh consecutive year with Capt. Scott Shank and Capt. Chip Wingo!

As you’d expect, there was a bunch of fishing talk, and since we’re now in turkey time, Kevin had some cool stories about a gobbler…and a pesky beaver!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: From Captain Scott Shank… Bio-Kleen is a great product for cleaning the boat and getting ready for great spring fishing!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: This is the time of year to catch a giant drum! A quarter or half a blue is your best bait with following rig: a 1/0 three way swivel one part of 3 way attach a # 4 sinker clip on the other attach 24-30 inches of 50# mono with a Mustad 39951np- bn 8/0 tuna circle hook wide gap.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week from Captain Chip Wingo:

Black and Blue Redfish

Cut redfish or other hardy fish such as mahi in 6 to 8 oz pieces. Hand rub filets with Zatarains New Orleans blackening spice coating fish evenly on both sides. Heat cast iron skillet on outside grill on high. When skillet is hot add 1 tablespoon of cold unsalted butter to pan. When butter starts to smoke add filets. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove fish from pan. While fish is hot top fish with crumbled blue cheese. Use a brioche butter toasted bun for sandwiches or place fish on red beans and rice for an entree.