Never before has Fishing Team brought you a fishing trip ripe with this much failure. On the heels of a massive flooding event and the first cold weather of the season, Jamey and Matthew find themselves on normally productive waters gone fallow. You may never again get to hear Jamey sound this miserable.
Matthew and Jamey choose the wrong time to go canoeing on the river, but they brave the excessive current to find that trophy gar. And some surprise fish as well. The That Wasn’t That Bad wrap-up takes place in El Secreto de La Abuela, where the fajita meat and bacon of the Abuela plate sizzles.
San Antonio is home to tacos, a big tower or something, metal, and Lake Calaveras, a freshwater habitat for the normally ocean-dwelling red drum. Some men call them redfish, some call them a tantalizing treasure of the waves. Our heroes, Jamey and Matthew, venture south of the border (of Bexar County) and tangle with the
Jamey gets his groove back as Fishing Team takes a trip to a secret gar fishing hole code-named “James Garville.” Several spotted Gar make it into the boat, as well as monstrous soft-shell turtles. Jamey, ever the gentleman, barely rubs Matthew’s face in his fishing prowess.
Fishing Team’s first foray onto Lake Fayette has some success, but then the gale force wind hits. Will Jamey and Matthew survive long enough to edit and post this episode of the podcast? Also featured, La Grange’s Backporch BBQ and sandwiches piled high with meat.
In the depths of the outlet works of Lake Somerville dam, Fishing Team reaches the human limit of heat tolerance. Also on the menu, buffalo and channel catfish, ice cream from Brenham’s hometown favorite, and hamburgers the size of a baby’s head from the Dairy Bar.
Fishing Team beats the summer heat with a swim-fishing trip to Lost Creek at the upper reaches of Barton Creek. Many cichlids find their way onto the flies, while Jamey and Matthew discuss possible titles for optician rom-coms.
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
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
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