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New Hampshire, Lake Winnipesaukee: Smallmouths

In New Hampshire, all bass must be released from May 15 through June 15, a good rule since that’s the peak of smallmouth bedding activity. But catch-and-release fishing during those four weeks is lawful, and for dedicated bass anglers there are few places on the planet better than central New Hampshire’s 45,000-acre Lake Winnipesaukee when love-sick spawning bass move onto gravel-bottom bars, coves and flats.

During good, calm, warm weather, it’s common for a pair of bed fishing smallmouth anglers to catch and release 50 fish weighing 2 to 4 pounds, and catching twice that number in a day is possible. It’s all sight fishing for bedding “Winni” bronzebacks, so polarized sunglasses and a brimmed cap are imperative equipment. Light spinning tackle, 6-pound test line, with stand-up 1/8-ounce jigs and soft plastic pumpkinseed lizards are deadly.

In addition to smallmouths, Winnipesaukee has a surprisingly good largemouth bass fishery. Smallmouths are much more numerous, but largemouths to 8 pounds have been recorded from “Winni.” Fishing continues good through the summer, too.

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Low Country Fishing

On this week’s show, Bob heads to the beautiful low country of South Carolina for some early-winter trout and red fishing. , Hosting Bob this trip is Chris Mattson of Mattson Guide Service in Beaufort, South Carolina. Chris is a former U.S. Marine with two tours of duty overseas., and now a full time fishing guide. Plus, on this week’s Sportsman’s table, we feature another great South Carolina-certified seafood recipe.

Santee Spring Fishing (Extended)

This is an extended version of Bob’s trip to Santee with guide Stevie Pack from last year. Bob and Stevie hook several large striper and a fat catfish or two.

Bienville Largemouth Bass Fishing

Bob heads to White Springs, Florida for some winter largemouth bass fishing at Florida’s premiere location for bass fishing, Beinville Plantation www.bienville.com. Then on the Sportsman’s table, Culinary student Dan Petrillo serves up a pork Wellington recipe using South Carolina certified pork.

Pensacola Redfishing

This week Bob heads to Pensacola, Florida for some early winter big bull red fishing. Joining Bob will be Captain Bill Willis with Lost Bay Guide Service. On the Sportsman’s Table, Jamie Saunders, Chef and owner of Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery in Myrtle Beach shares her Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp recipe. (originally aired 1/2019)

Bob Redfern at Bienville Plantation

bvp2018Tune into the show this week and catch us in Florida at Bienville Plantation for an incredible experience.

Bienville is one of America’s most renowned hunting and fishing operations! They cater to individual sportsman, as well as families and corporations. Our pristine accommodations will afford you the opportunity to relax while never compromising your standards.

Enjoy the same activities and amenities that have been afforded to BASS, ESPN, Remington, OLN, Ferguson Enterprises, DeWalt Tools, Moen and Amana to name a handful. And if you are a true sporting enthusiast you will recognize the names of Hank Parker, Chris Dorsey, Shaw Grigsby, Bernie Schultz, Al Linder, Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston. These are just a few of the on air celebrities that have and continue to make Bienville a destination of choice.

Southern hospitality and corporate events are our specialty. Over the years Bienville has been in operation we have seen an increase in the need for corporate event planners to find locations that are unique and able to accommodate small executive groups to larger gatherings. We at Bienville Plantation are able to provide a mixed bag of activities such as quail hunting, guided bass fishing, duck hunting, alligator hunting, skeet, trap, five-stand, fine dining and well appointed lodging.

Whether you are looking for fast flying Florida quail hunting or Florida trophy bass fishing, Bienville Plantation is the destination where all your dreams can come true.

Shenandoah Plantation Bass Fishing

unspecified-20This week, Bob continues to find great spots to large mouth bass fish and he’s right in the Black Belt Region of Alabama: Shenandoah Plantation! Tune in, you won’t want to miss the amazing largemouth we’re catching at Shenandoah!

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Shenandoah Plantation is located in the heart of the famous Alabama Blackbelt, just West of Union Springs, Alabama. Herb Holmes, a famous bird dog trainer, used the property as training grounds for his bird dog training operation. Union Springs is considered the Field Trial capital of the world and is famous in its own right for world class birddogs and quail hunting. In 1991 the training grounds were purchased and developed into what became known as Shenandoah Plantation by a gentleman named Fred Rowen. Fred enlisted the help of Herb Holmes to help design and build the facilities which included the main house, a small 2 bedroom guest house, 3 lakes, horse barn, dog kennel, tennis court and flight pen. This is when the property first became known as Shenandoah Plantation.

Tom Lanier and his wife, Sue Ellen purchased the plantation from Fred in May of 2000. Tom and his staff continued the extensive wildlife management programs that Fred started and managed for the previous nine years. The programs included managing the Trophy Bass lakes, Trophy Deer herd and enhancement of the other wildlife that live on and use the property. The lakes are considered some of the finest trophy bass lakes in the area. During the first five years of their ownership of the plantation, Tom and Sue Ellen used the facilities for the private enjoyment of their family and friends. They eventually began offering some commercial quail hunting at the request of a friend who wanted to entertain his clients at Shenandoah. Tom and Sue Ellen added a state of the art 5 stand skeet facility, Continental (tower) Pheasant course, a 4 bedroom guest house and other amenities during their ownership. The Lanier’s now operate an exceptional, first-class, commercial hunting and fishing property that offers an extraordinary hunting and fishing experience to its guests.

Shenandoah’s address is 1193 Wildlife Trail, Union Springs, Alabama. Wildlife Trail is located on US HWY 82 about 6 miles West of Union Springs, Alabama between mile markers 192 and 193.