Legends of the Outdoors "Legends of the Outdoors TV" -- The Legends of the Outdoors has been established to recognize those outdoor sportsmen and sportswomen who through countless hours of hard work and devotion to the outdoors in both hunting and fishing have played an integral part in setting the standards and guidelines for the rest of the outdoor world to follow.
Legends of the Outdoors "Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" -- In the season finale of Legends of the Outdoors TV Garry and Abby travel to the Johnny A and Genny Morris Conservation Center in Springfield Missouri for the 2021 Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Eight people from across the outdoors industry are being inducted this weekend to celebrate their lifelong commitment to the improvement and promotion of hunting fishing and conservation. In this episode we sit down with former inductees as they share with us the importance of the Hall of Fame to the industry. Then the ceremony begins as Garry and Abby invite the inductees up on stage to accept their induction and share their perspective on a life spent in the great outdoors. Join us to celebrate these men and womens achievements on Legends of the Outdoors TV!
Legends of the Outdoors "Jack Wells" -- Hosts Garry Mason and Abby Jo head out to Lake Arkabutla for a day of crappie fishing with local guide Clay Blair and Mr. Jack Wells. Clay breaks down his strategy for fishing with the Garmin Livescope including what bait he uses what rods and where he looks for his fish. Then we head over to the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery to speak with Emily Jo Wiggins Education Coordinator about the process of conserving and maintaining Mississippis fish population. Emily takes us on a tour of the hatchery walking us through the process of growing the fish and how it all works. Be sure to check out this highly educational installment of Legends of the Outdoors!
Legends of the Outdoors "Steve Coleman" -- On this episode of Legends of the Outdoors our host Garry Mason is joined by hall of fame crappie fisherman Steve Coleman. Steve and his partner Ronnie Katz have won more fishing tournaments than any other angler on the trail today. Out on Reelfoot Lake Steve and Garry talk about what it takes to become a skilled fisherman and shares some tips and tricks for using a livescope. Crappie is the fish of the day and Steve knows how to hook em. Be sure to check out this weeks episode of Legends of the Outdoors!
Legends of the Outdoors "Kent Driscoll" -- On this episode of Legends of the Outdoors our hosts Garry Mason and Abby Jo are joined by BnM Pro Staff manager Kent Driscoll. Using crank baits and a variety of techniques Kent takes Garry and Abby out onto Lake Arkabutla in northern Mississippi to fish for some crappie. Garry and Abby learn some new tricks from Kent out on the lake and then back at the Les Smiths Crappie Compound they swap stories over the campfire with guests Jack Wells and Joel Harris. Kent also shares some of the trial tribulations of creating and running the BnM Pro Staff team and challenges hes faced in growing the industry around crappie fishing. All this and more coming up on Legends of the Outdoors!
Legends of the Outdoors "Will Fowler" -- Host Garry Mason is joined by Frogg Toggs president Mr. Will Fowler out on Reelfoot Lake. Will shares with us how his waterproof rain gear came to be with help from his father and how Will tailored these products to the outdoors industry. While searching around the cypress trees for catfish Will Fowler talks about how Frogg Toggs got started and how they grew their business from only one product to a whole catalog of outdoorsmen gear. Along the way Will and Garry swap stories and catch some beautiful Reelfoot Lake catfish. You do not want to miss this weeks episode of Legends of the Outdoors!
Legends of the Outdoors "Clay Blair and Jack Wells" -- This week hosts Garry Mason and Abby Jo are joined by BnM pro staffer Clay Blair and the president of BnM Poles Mr. Jack Wells on this episode of Legends of the Outdoors. Out on Lake Arkabutla Jack tells us the story of BnN Poles from its humble beginnings as a broom manufacturer to today as one of the leading fishing pole manufacturers in the United States. He also goes on to talk about some of the design features behind his products and what sets BnM apart from other poles on the market. Later on we pop over to the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery in Enid to learn how the state is working to conserve and protect the fish population in its iconic lakes. You do not want to miss this episode of Legends of the Outdoors!
Legends of the Outdoors "Legend Charlie Brewer" -- This week on Legends of the Outdoors hosts Garry Mason and Abby Jo venture out onto Reelfoot Lake with hall of fame member Charlie Brewer Jr. of the Charlie Brewer Slider Company. Both Charlie and his father Charlie Sr. are hall of fame members having pioneered fishing tackle innovation that revolutionized sport fishing. Our guide Billy Blakely takes Garry Abby and Charlie out on the lake to find catfish between the lakes iconic partially submerged cypress trees. Charlie Jr. shares with us the history of Charlie Brewer Sliders what it was like to take over and grow his fathers business and now what it is like to pass it on to the next generation.On this episode of Legends of the Outdoors!
Legends of the Outdoors "Legend Paul Alpers" -- Continuing our time on Lake Arkabutla we join Paul Alpers in Como MS. Paul’s dream and goal in life was to have a business that would involve working with people in the outdoors. In 1996 his dream came true. Paul was approached to be an owner of Crappie USA. For seven years he worked with many people young and old introducing them to tournament fishing and new techniques. In 2003 Joe Miller and Paul founded a new company called Crappie Masters along with Bass Pro Shops and started a new adventure with a tournament trail that had a guaranteed purse of 10000 dollars. This excited the anglers. There were 132 teams that showed up from 16 states. History was made in the crappie fishing industry. In 2008 Paul started and hosted Crappie Masters TV which helped increase sales and exposure for our national sponsors and introducing many new techniques to crappie anglers throughout the US. Join us as we learn what makes Paul a legend of the outdoors.
Legends of the Outdoors "Legend Darrell Van Vactor" -- In this weeks episode we stay on Lake Arkabutia in Como MS. We spend time out on the water with crappie legend Darrell Van Vactor. Darrell is the operations manager for Crappie USA tournament trail the oldest crappie tournament trail in the nation. A 2014 hall of fame inductee Darrell Van Vactor is synonymous with crappie fishing. Join us as we have a conversation with Darrell and learn what makes him a legend of the outdoors.