The show: from reports to tips to to gear
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Costa Catch of the Week
Viewers can submit their fish photos for a chance to be a television fishing star and WIN A FREE PAIR OF COSTA SUNGLASSES! Each week, one viewer photo from each of our two regions is featured on the show as the "Costa Big Catch," giving that angler instant bragging rights with all his or her buddies. To enter your photo in the "Costa Big Catch" contest, simply to login or create an account, fill out the form, attach your digital photo, and click "submit."
Academy Right Stuff
Academy Right Stuff is the part of the show where viewers get to see all the equipment used on the show up close and personal. Each week, Barry helps anglers locate the specific lures, rods, reels, line, electronic gear, and accessories they'll need to catch fish on their upcoming outing. So whether it's an Alabama Rig, Carolina Rig, or Texas Rig, you'll see it here, along with tips on how to rig and use it.
There's a science to picking the right days and times to fish. Julie Dobbs gives anglers all the detailed data they need for a successful weekend fishing trip. Solunar tables, peak fishing times, moon data, sunrise/sunset, and weekend events are all included in this feature each week. She also passes along tidbits on kids fishing events and tournaments. Read more about Julie on our team page.
Ask the Pro
Submit your fishing questions via TWITTER for a chance to have them answered by one of our pro anglers. We get the top guys off the pro tours like Kevin Van Dam and Mike Iaconnelli. We also get top crappie pros like "Mr. Crappie" Wally Marshall, and biologists from our state wildlife departments. This is your chance to get your answer straight from a real pro.
"Cajun" Phil and Kevin Broussard have been fishing Louisiana waters a long, long time. Their experience and knowledge helps our Fox Sports Southwest viewers know where to fish. While they live on the coast where they love to catch reds and specks, they also know how to catch lots of bass and perch at Bistineau, Toledo Bend, and D'Arbonne. Their cajun buddies feed them the latest news from all over the state. See more about them on the team page.
Gary Dollahon spends all of his free time on the water somewhere in Oklahoma. Each week, he gives our FOX Sports Southwest audience first-hand info on where the fish are biting and how to catch them. From largemouths at Grand Lake to crappies at Eufaula to hybrids at Waurika, Gary covers it all. He's hooked in with guides and tournament pros all over the state, so you'll always get the straight up-to-the-minute scoop. Learn more about Gary on the team page.
On the Coast
Bill Olson spends as much time on Texas coastal waters as many guides, and he tells our viewers on Fox Sports Southwest what's happening each week in saltwater fishing. He stays in touch with all the boat captains, and saves anglers lots of time by revealing where the real "sweet spots" are along the massive Texas bay system. Featured species include speckled trout, redfish, flounder, snapper, kingfish, and even tarpon. Learn more about Bill on the team page.
Lone Star Lakes
Brian Hughes is our resident expert on Texas Freshwater lakes and rivers. He has a vast network of local guides and pros who feed him the very latest fishing news. There are no secrets here, as Brian tells our viewers on Fox Sports Southwest exactly where they're biting and how they can be caught. Featured species include bass, catfish, crappie, white bass, stripers, and bream. Learn more about Brian on the team page.
MS/AL/GA Saltwater Report
Our viewers in the southeast region on Fox Sports South get the latest saltwater fishing reports from the Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia coastlines from our Insider Reporter Bob McNally. Bob is an experiences saltwater angler, writer, and reporter, and gets all the good info from charter captains and locals in all three states and brings it to our viewers each week.
Crispin Powley covers the states of Tennessee and Kentucky and brings the latest reports on fishing conditions for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, stripers, white bass, crappie, saugeye, catfish, and much more. Crispin is on the water often and is also connected with the best guides and fishing pros in these two states. His reports air on our southeast telecast on Fox Sports South.
MS/AL/GA Freshwater Report
Each week our viewers in the southeast region get the latest freshwater fishing reports from Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia with longtime outdoor writer and reporter Jimmy Jacobs. Jimmy talks to the guides and locals every week to find the best hotspots for all freshwater species and brings the latest reports on our Fox Sports South version.
The Carolinas Report
Englis Glover fishes constantly in North and South Carolina and each week brings the current fishing report to our Fox Sports South viewers. He covers both the saltwater scene inshore and offshore, and also the freshwater reports for all species in both states. It's a big job, but Englis is up to it.