So the studio seats shifted again this week, with Jeff back, Capt. Kirk out, and even producer Chris doing some OSR in the hills of Kentucky (he was actually checking out the Ark Encounter, and would highly recommend it to you). So Gibby was in the booth, turning the microphones on for Jeff, Capt. Kevin, and Fishing Forecast co-host Capt. Ricky Poupore.
There was a lot to talk about, but there’s no sense in burying the lead: during the show, Mr. Joel Hutchinson called in to share his story…he took down a 14+’ gator! It’s an incredible tale (and if you check out the pics on Facebook, you’ll see that it’s an incredible tail, too), and one you don’t want to miss.
- Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Check all pull up ropes on your stand and replace with some strong 550 paracord – you can find 100′ of the stuff for under $10.
- Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week from Captain Kevin: This is the time of year to move your trail cameras around especially on a fresh scrape. He had no idea he had a beautiful buck on his property until he found his scrape! Trail cameras are just too much fun!!
Here’s your KirbyCo Builders, Inc cooking tip of the week from our friend Travis: ULTIMATE SHRIMP & GRITS!
- 4 slices bacon, cut into ½-in dice
- 1½ lbs jumbo (21/25 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, such as Emeril’s ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, light and dark green parts divided
- 1 large stalk celery, finely diced
- 1 small red bell pepper, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- 4 cups whole or 2% milk
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking grits
- ¾ cup (2 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese