Our Fishing Team goes to the Colorado River near Austin, hunting the state fish, the Guadalupe bass. Not to spoil anything, but from the pics you can see that they did indeed catch a Guadalupe. As Matthew and Jamey were a bit giddy from a live podcast taping at Armadillocon the night before, there’s more
It’s a last minute and poorly executed after-work trip to the County Line BBQ, which sits on a spur of Lake Austin. Fishing team takes advantage of fishes’ love of BBQ bread and hooks up on grass carp, catfish, and plenty of sunfish. It’s the longest fight sequence since They Live, so don’t miss it!
A bit of a spoiler, this is the episode where Jamey catches a great big carp. He’s already got his Big Fish Award for it, and he’s very proud of himself, you can be sure. Also included in this episode, Las Trancas tacos and a torta. If there’s something better than carp and street cart
Our intrepid fisherguys take it to Lake Travis at Sandy Creek Park to try and catch something, anything they could call a trophy. It doesn’t quite go that well, but it also doesn’t go that poorly. There are tilapia sightings, fish in the hand, and some badly recalled Cher songs.
Even people who have spent years in Austin don’t know that just past the airport there’s a county park with beautiful hiking trails and oddly productive pond fishing. Jamey and Matthew go to Southeast Metropolitan Park and they find plenty of fish deep down into the woods. Afterward they eat the surprisingly good cheeseburger at
The gentlemen of fishing, Jamey and Matthew, take the long way to Lake Walter E. Long and take a stab at catching some largemouth bass and crappies. The long-anticipated giant cichlids don’t show, but they do get to weather close-quarter shotgun blasts. Matthew makes an easy “your-mama” dig, and Jamey does a lot of swearing.
Jamey sits this episode out, but in his place is budding super-fisherman and nephew to Matthew, Shel. They go crabbing and catch a bunch of blue crabs using chicken backs on a string, and then Shel loses Matthew’s phone. You won’t want to miss what happens next!
You might ask yourself, how can a fishing podcast have a live taping in front of an audience of its fervent fans? Well, Jamey and Matthew have been saving all those white bass and that one tilapia they caught, and they unleashed it on their public in one giant orgy of eating. The fish fry
Jamey and Matthew brave the wind and vultures of Lake Fayette and manage to bring in some bass. Nothing says spring like some pre-spawn bass action!
Special guest, Matthew’s mom, AKA Squamous McShannity, joins fishing team for an epic That Wasn’t Bad from Reimers Ranch in Travis County. The final score includes a few white bass from the beginning of the run. Also pictured, white bass roe mixed in with pasta.