Episode 17: It’s Probably Hydrilla

Fishing team wakes up hatefully early to fish for crappie and bass on Lake Walter E. Long. Matthew records a cheeky “Best Thing to Happen This Week” segment for NPR’s It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. Everyone gets covered in spiders. Lunch is a blow-out success at the Pollo Campero convenience store/bus stop/car wash/fried chicken counter. 

Episode 16: The UL’s Werewolves of Boredom

We said we wouldn’t do it, we said it wouldn’t be a good idea, but we went back to the Undisclosed Location. Episode 16 has Matthew and Jamey back at the UL. Will the secret fishing hole be too scummed over in the heat? Will Matthew and Jamey catch as many fish as they feel they deserve? We won’t spoil the surprise, but the trip ends with dinner at Chi Chi’s food truck and all the New York garbage plate they can stand. 

Episode 15: Wading for Puppies in the Colorado River

Beneath the Long Horn Dam in Austin, Texas, a dozen or more feet below the level of all those yoga stand-up paddle boarders, there’s a river which runs through some fairly undeveloped green space. Fishing team wades this treacherous stretch of unpredictable water, prospecting for puppy bass on light tackle. The adventure ends with a conversation about the city plans for draining Lake Walter E. Long. Take the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WELArrange

 Special guest appearance by Banjomotion!

Episode Fourteen: After Work Fishing at Lake Long

Survey to determine the fate of Decker Lake:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WELArrange  Should it be drained for a PGA golf course? There may not be much more time on it, so Jamey and Matthew try their best to catch every fish in the lake. Although they really only catch a couple. They talk about chicharrones and if it’s an unfair advantage if you get to take the first cast. 

Episode Twelve: Lake Long Largemouths

Jamey and Matthew paddle out into Lake Walter E. Long, the biggest lake within the Austin City Limits that no one has ever heard of. Ignoring the weather reports, they hit their favorite spots in the lake, pulling in black crappie, sunfish, and some of the biggest largemouth bass they’ve seen in a while. There’s also some impressive high-stakes shit-talking, and a medley of hits from Annie. It’s the peak of the fishing season at Lake Long, so hopefully there’s more to come!

Episode Eleven: Matagorda Odyssey

Even though they spend an entire weekend fishing, Jamey and Matthew only manage to put together a 22-minute podcast. Because of technical problems mainly, if we’re honest. Highlights of the epic saltwater fishing trip to Matagoda include a veritable swarm of hardhead catfish and an involuntary education into their venomous barbs. A bonnethead shark came to the net, as well as a bunch of gafftop catfish, if we’re keeping score. A conversation while driving down a treacherous beach focuses on the merits of the cut-rate sci-fi programming available on Comet TV. 

Episode Ten: Last Hurrah at the Undisclosed Location

Fishing team returns to the Undisclosed Location (UL) for what they assume is the last time before the pond gets choked with summer growth. In this nondescript urban pond in the heart of Austin, Jamey and Matthew catch a plethora of largemouth bass and sunfish. Afterward they hit up a local corn-cup store called Las Manganadas and eat some amazing corn cups filled with fiery hot Cheetos. 

Episode Nine: Return to the Undisclosed Location

Fishing team returns to the Undisclosed Location (UL), for a madcap jaunt around our favorite little Austin fishing hole. Using a variety of flies including the cypert minnow (whose name just suddenly came back to me), poppers, foam spiders, and bead-head nymphs, we catch all the green sunfish and bass you can imagine.

Unfortunately, our recording equipment has been degrading throughout our fishing adventures, so the sound quality and the length of this madcap adventure is pretty short. But we do get a couple of good digs in on Jamey, and expressions of pure joy. Not to mention a That Wasn’t That Bad segment while eating barbecue sandwiches at the Rolling Smoke food cart on East Sixth Street.

Cypert minnow hidden in the mouth of a blue gill

Episode Eight: The Undisclosed Location

Jamey and Matthew visit their favorite little fishing hole for the first time this season. They primarily use fly fishing techniques, squirmy wormies and a streamer fly whose name Matthew has forgotten. If you know what the fly is, email us at ask@lastcastpodcast.com! When the topwater action heats up, the mics blow out from shear excitement. Fishing team catches so many fish that they forget who catches the most sunfish and largemouth bass. Also of note, famed film auteur Tommy Wiseau makes an appearance.