The Outdoor Scoreboard Fishing Podcast
206 Gary Klein

Christmas is almost here and right behind it a brand new year. Kicking off the new year weekend is the next season of Major League Fishing on December 31st. Who better to have on the show to talk about MLF other than fishing legend Gary Klein!

After that it's more tivia with Froggindirty Jeff Hollander and fellow twitter legend Andy Slump Gumpy!

We hope you enjoy the show and want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year!!

 

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205 Greenfish Tackle Wil Hardy

This week David and Matt are joined by Greenfish Tackle co-owner and BASS Open champion Wil Hardy. Wil fills us in on the emergence of Greenfish Tackle and how he plans to attack the 2017 Classic. Then it's another round of trivia with Duke Jenkel and Roger Dudra!

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204 Keegan Stroud and Trivia

This week we're joined by BASS Central Open co-angler Keegan Stroud,  Keegan is still in high school and already tearing it up in the tour. We find out how he got into bass fishig and what's on the horizon for his career. Then it's trivia time with 2 Wilson Lake anglers Holli Woodward and Shane Jewell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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203 MLF Kevin Vaughan and Trivia Challenge

This week's guest is Major League Fishing official Kevin Vaughan. We had some more issues with Skype so Matt missed most of the call, but he made it back for the 2nd half of the show to kick off TOS Trivia Challenge season 2! This week's contestants were Jerry Hauck and Tony Posey. Enjoy!

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202 Gerald Swindle

We're back! After 2 weeks of technical issues Matt and David are back with the 2016 Bassmaster AOY Gerald Swindle. Sit back and enjoy everywhere this conversation goes while you're on your way to some good eatin' with your loved ones this Thanksgiving. 

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201 Jason Lambert

After a week off David and Matt are back with FLW pro Jason Lambert. Jason gives us a report on practice from the Costa championship on Table Rock, how his season has gone this year, as well as what's coming up for the next season of the TV show The Bass Doctor

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Two Hundo Celebration

This week David and Matt are together for a special celebration of their 200th show. Our guests for the night are all friends of the show: Randy Howell, David Mullins, Jason Christie, Eric Prey, Cliff Crochet, and Lance Freeman. Thak you all for listening and your comments and support is greatly appreciated. Here's to the next 200!

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199 Duke Jenkel and FTR Joe Sills

Recent Lake of the Ozarks Costa champ Duke Jenkel joins us to talk about his win. Then Fishing Tackle Retailer's digital editor Joe Sills (@Joesills on twitter) discusses the details of Bass Pro Shop's acquisition of Cabela's. What does this mean to the indurstry, the consumers,  and the vendors? 

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198 Seth Feider and the Cabela's Acquisition
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197 Ott Defoe
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196 Red Gold Pro Todd Hollowell

FLW pro Todd Hollowell joins us this week to talk about his top 5 at the recent FLW Invitational on Lake Norman. Todd catches up on he approached the event and what he did to accomplish his highest tour level finish. David and Matt recap the AOY event at Mille Lacs, Swindle's claim to angler of the year...and of course a little football talk. It's gator hate week!

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195 Brandon Lester

David and Matt catch up with Mud Hole pro Brandon Lester and get his thoughts on how his season went. David gives Brandon a little advice on marriage and which car is best for demolition derbies. Then we cover the AOY standings and AOY elite event on Mille Lacs this week. 

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194 James Watson From Parts Unknown

Hold on to your hats, James Watson is back for another round. Everyone's favorite MLF angler and licensed beautician, Watson catches up with Matt and Dave and discusses the 2017 Opens and why FLW and BASS having overlapping schedules next year can interfere. Also James says to check out the Big Bash Bash on Lake of the Ozarks this October. For more information go to The Big Bash Bash right here.

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193 Brandon Perkins

It's a rare Monday TOS this week! Matt's heading down to Tennessee this week to test a new fish attractant on the KY lake ledges. Will it work or is it a gimmick? Stay tuned. Our guest this week is Pickwick hammer stick/stick hammer Brandon Perkins. Brandin gives his account of what it was like to fish in the Forrest Wool Cup. Representi' the little guy as he puts it. Enjoy the show y'all!

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192 All American Champ Jeremy Lawyer

BFL All American champion Jeremy Lawyer joins Matt and Dave to discuss his great season that wrapped up with a 5th place finish at the FWC on Wheeler. We also talk about the FLW Invitationals. Did you get your invitation yet?!

 

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191 BASS Live Tommy Sanders

Matt and David visit with Bassmaster Live host Tommy Sanders. We get some insight on how Tommy and the team prepare and improvise for each day's coverage. Tommy also shares how he got into the bassmaster biz though his vast media background.

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TOS Host Blog FWC and Potomac Fantasy Picks

No show this week, folks. David is out on the west coast rubbing elbows with the rich and famous so I figured this would be a good week to throw together a little blog post. The 2016 Forrest Wood Cup is in the books and it was won with an unorthodox approach. Usually late summer on a Tennessee River lake means main lake flats and deep water schools with some scattered wolf packs chasing bait. John Cox bucked the system and took his little aluminum boat off the beaten path. Way off the path. We’ve seen the advantage of smaller and lighter boats helping anglers get into those tight spaces and skinny water honey holes before. But, this time it was for all the marbles. Cox was able to hold off the field for 4 days and make his fish last the whole event. Will we see more anglers buying aluminum boats on the big tournament trails? I doubt it. Perhaps 1 or 2, but the big fiberglass Cadillacs will continue to be the norm. Something to note here is for the 2nd year in a row the Cup winner won in a non-Ranger boat. Good for Ranger I guess. They can keep that contingency cash in the bank until next year, but it sure would be nice for FLW to crown a champion in the boat made famous by their [former] namesake’s founder.  FLW is no longer Forrest L. Wood. They’re Fishing League Worldwide. According to a TOS source close to FLW there is some news floating about that the vote to eliminate co-anglers after the 2017 season is on the list of changes up for vote next year.  Let’s break it down based on a 150 boat field. The co-angler entry fee is $800. That’s $120k per event. Multiply that by 6 events this year and you get $720K. Now, they pay some of that back in winnings, but with no co-anglers there is about $300K after all payouts gone. My initial thought was how will they make up that much revenue? Then it dawned on me. FLW just announced they added a 7th event onto next year’s trail. Pro level entry fees are $4,500. That comes out to an extra $675,000 in pro registration fees for that 1 event. So, after payouts they’re banking a few hundred grand a year in advance of losing co-angler revenue before the 2018 season even starts. Problem solved. What does this mean for the professional bass fishing world? For many pros, as stated by pros in the Cup last week, that means no one in the back of the boat exhausting your limited fish supply 2 of the 4 days during an event. To us normal guys who would love to invest serious cash for a 2 day fishing lesson in the boat with a pro that is no longer an option. Not at the top level at least. There could be more competition for spots in Costa events as well as BASS Opens. Over the years the FLW tour has gained several good pros who began as co-anglers. There are even some co-anglers in whom sponsors have invested serious amounts of money as pro staff who fill a niche in selling and marketing their products and expanding their reach into certain fishing customer bases. Even co-anglers have significant social media impact for their sponsors. Where will they go now?

Enough of that for now. Let’s get out of the business side of things and look forward to this week’s BASS event on the Potomac River.  BASS has been here a few times over the years, but the former FLW pros who made the jump into the Elites may have a little more experience. That’s certainly true for 4 favorites: Jacob Powroznik, Dave Lefebre, Adrian Avena, and Luke Clausen. It will be interesting to see how things shake out in this tournament. There will likely be some grass in play as well as timing the tide.

Let’s wrap things up with our fantasy picks. First up, TOS podcast hosts’ select team for our SSFL (Super Secret Fantasy League). One advantage of being the hosts of the show is since David and I have no skin in the game we can pick whoever we want as our starters. One thing I noticed in my research this week was…wait…research? HA! Matt, you fool. It’s fantasy fishing. The smarter you think you are the worse you end up doing! Silly man! OK, sorry, my inner self doubt surfaced for a second. Sometimes you can experience paralysis by analysis and I’m not one for mental gymnastics. Anywho…speaking of research, have you seen Skeet Reese’s last 4 finishes on the Potomac? Chronologically he’s finished 4th   in 1999, 3rd, in 2000,  2nd in 2006, and 1st in 2007. If this was the Olympics I’d say dude’s been doping! Seriously though…that’s pretty dope with a run like that. That being said Skeet Reese is the official team captain of our group this week. Finishing out our roster are the guys I mentioned earlier. Powroznik, Lefebre, Avena, and last but not least, because he will be doing everything he can to stay in the AOY fight Greg Hackney. Beat that, SSFL members! David's picks are Tharp-Chris Lane-Paul Mueller-David Walker-Mark Davis.

Now for my BASS fantasy picks.  

A. Powroznik

B. Lefebre

C. Browning

D. Walker

E. Clause

63lbs 1oz

I’m going with a similar strategy for bucket A. You have to go back to his FLW history to see how Powroznik has performed on the Potomac. Overall he’s been consistent enough to trust. Lefebre in bucket B is another safe pick, but as I said earlier, Skeet’s recent track record deserves some consideration if you want to go with a lower ownership stud. Want a dark horse pick for bucket B? Dig DEEP into Bobby Lane’s FLW history. You’re welcome. Stephen Browning is known for his river fishing skills. It may not quite be the Arkansas river, but I’ve witnessed how well he can fish a tidal river system firsthand at the Delaware River event and his son just won the Jr High National Championship last week, so I’m hoping he picked up some mojo before he left home. I had Brent Chapman selected at first. He’s highest owned and you’ll at least go with the house team/autofill percentages, but he’s also had some decent success on the Potomac so he wouldn’t be a terrible choice. My 3rd option here would be Britt Myers. Decent success and he’s fishing with confidence this year.

Bucket D was my most difficult choice. I settled on David Walker. A little birdie here at Cabela’s corporate told me that our pro staff guys do share information with their teammates and if you remember Clark Wendlandt won here last year. I’m hoping Clark has given David some helpful info to put him on the right stuff. It’s up to David to execute. My other choice was Koby Kreiger. He and Powroznik travel together. They’re pretty tight and they always share info. He has had mixed results on the Potomac so he could also have a surprising finish.

Lastly, bucket E. Luke Clausen. He’s better than his current AOY and bucket status shows. The Wheeler DQ was a serious blow, however he has done well here before and why not give him a chance to come back strong. Hmmm…I just noticed something 3 of my picks have in common. If you figure it out send the answer in an email to theoutdoorscoreboard@gmail.com and I’ll draw a name out of all the correct answers on next week’s show for a little prize.

 

Good luck, y’all!

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190 Mike McClelland

Bassmaster elite angler Mike McClelland joins David and Matt this week to talk about how crazt this season has been, obeying the rules, MLF dynamics, and even some politics...sort of. Then we cover our Forrest Wood Cup fantasy picks for this week's big tourney on Wheeler!

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189 Niagara Recap

Short show this week. No guest so David and Matt discuss last week's Classic bracket and KVD win. 

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188 Mark Daniels Jr and Pokemon NO!

David and Matt catch up with MDJ to discuss next year's FLW schedule, ICAST recap, and being on Circuit Breaker. 

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187 Wesley Smith and ICAST

Looks like David and Matt and our guest, BFL all American co-angler champion Wesley Smith, are the only 3 people NOT going to ICASt 2016. So we might as well talk about it. 

New product showcase impressions and opinions and we get the scoop on how Wesley won the All American co-angler crown. 

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Summer Break

David is in pursuit of some redfish and gave Matt the week off. We'll be back next week with new guests and lots to talk about leading into ICAST week. 

Please enjoy one of our old episodes from the blog talk radio days with guest Terry Brown from Wired2Fish. 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theoutdoorscoreboard/2013/04/11/wired2fish-terry-brown

 

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186 The GOAT and the BOAT

Matt and David talk about Greg Hackney's Cayuga Day 1 DQ, KVD's win #2, Andy Morgan's AOY #3 out of 4, and wrap it up with a tribute to the Best Of All Time, Pat Summitt.

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185 Special Guest BA Baracus

Matt and David catch up with KY lake guide Brent "BA" Anderson and talk about his BFL All American experience. Then we cover our fantasy picks for BASS at Cayuga and FLW at Lake Champlain. We wrap it up with some ICAST best of lures that flopped. 

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184 Cliff Crochet

Our good friend Cliff Crochet is back with an update on his season, fatherhood, his streak of not changing diapers, and the LSU Tigers. 

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183 Murray State's Lance Freeman

Murray State fishing team member Lance Freeman joins us to talk about his recent BASS collegiate midwest regional victory. Later, Matt and David cover their fantasy picks for the BASS Elite event at Texoma as well as the FLW event on KY Lake. 

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182 Matt Herren

This week's guest is BASS Elite angler Matt Herren. We discuss his successful season so far as well as his TTBC victory on Ray Roberts. Dave gives a report on his family trip up to Niagara Falls over the Memorial weekend. 

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181 David Mullins

Matt and David catch up with David Mullins and get the deets on how his Southern Open victory played out on Douglas lake.

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180 Wheeler Wrapup Toledo Bend Picks

Matt and David are back after a week off. We discuss a few things that went on during the Wheeler event, especially the DQ of Luke Clausen and how difficult it is for anglers to avoid getting public information these days. We discuss our fantasy picks for Toledo Bend then end with interviews with Cliff Crochet and Brandon Palaniuk. 

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179 Wheeler Fantasy with Tony Posey

The shad spawn is on down at Wheeler and Matt's heading down to be a marshal. This week we're joined by TOS friend Tony Posey to get some insight on how the Elites might be catching fish. We also do our best to pick a good fantasy team...because, you know...we're experts!

 

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178 BullFork and Norshoals Fantasy Picks

Ron Swanson says fishing isn't that hard. But picking the right fantasy team sure is. Once again BASS is making it tough on us fantasy fishing "experts" by splitting their event between 2 Ozark lakes. Bull Shoals and Norfork. David and Matt give their best (educated?) guesses for who will do the best. 

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177 Brock Mosley Full Show
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177 Brock Mosley

David and Matt catch up with the other Bagley Twin BASS Elite rookie Brock Mosley. Later they cover their FLW Beaver Lake fantasy picks. 

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176 Fantasy Crapshoot
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175 Kayak Talk Cody Prather and Gene Jensen

Yakkity Yak! It's time to talk some serious kayaking with Kayakfishingleague.com's Cody Prather and Kayak Bass Fishing's Flukemaster Gene Jensen. 

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174 Drew Benton

Team TOS catches up with Drew Benton on his recent top 5 finish on the St. Johns river and his thoughts on being a "rookie" on the BASS Elite tour this year. Then we discuss the recent DNR slot limit controversy on the Potomac river that might affect this Summer's Elite event. 

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173 Edwin Evers and Fantasy Picks

David and Matt discuss their FLW and BASS fantasy picks and we play Saturday's interview with Edwin Evers. 

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172 Classic Recap and Interviews

What a week it was in Tulsa for the Classic. Matt and David recap their trip and how the Classic came to an amazing end. We end the show with some interviews we recorded. 

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Bassmaster Classic Day 2 Post Weigh-in Intro

Dave and Matt chat about today's events and get ready for the day 2 weigh-in. 

 

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2016 Bassmaster Classic Weigh-in Interviews

We get updates from Micah Frazier, Brandon Palaniuk, Brandon Lester, and David Walker. 

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171 2016 Bassmaster Classic Fantasy Picks

Matt's livin' on Tulsa time and Dave is on his way soon to join up and cover the 2016 Bassmaster Classic! We cover our fantasy picks and what's to come from TOS during the Expo and all tournament events. 

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170 Super Secret Fantasy Draft

It's draft day for the members of the Super Secret Fantasy League! The first ever (don't fact check us) season long drafted fantasy fishing league. This should be fun!

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169 Contingense.com

This week's guests are Jason Baggett and Dustin King, founders of the website Contingense.com. Contingense is your one stop site to get tournament contingency information from dozens of outdoor companies. Then we have the TOS trivia challenge championship between John McGregor and Rich Lindgren. 

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168 Trip Weldon

Bassmaster Elite series tournament director Trip Weldon joins us this week to discuss the ins and outs of being the sheriff of the BASS tournament trail. Then it's the 2nd half of the TOS trivia challenge final 4. Slump (Andy) vs. John McGregor.

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167 3 Year Anniversary Fantasy Picks

David and Matt celebrate the 3 year anniversary of TOS. Rich and Cody square off in 1 half of our trivia challenge final 4. We also cover our FLW fantasy picks.

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166 James Watson

This week's guest is FLW and Major League Fishing pro James Watson. Hang on to your hats, it's going to be a fun conversation! Then it's more trivia challenge between Slump(Andy) and Brandon Johnson. The questions are getting a little tougher! 

 

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165 Tickle Sticks and Pimples

Another round 2 trivia challenge face off between Bruce and Rich. Dave and Matt cover a few odds and ends and even some ice fishing...

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164 Dave Mercer Facts of Fishing

BASS emcee and Facts of Fishing host Dave Mercer catches up with Matt and David on his show's new season, ice fishing, carp fishing, and much more. Then it's round 2 of TOS Trivia Challenge playoffs!!!

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