South Texas Redfish & Flounder
Steve joins chef Jesse Griffiths on the Texas coast to target redfish and sea trout with Captain JT Van Zandt and gig for flounder with Captain David Dupnik. An abundance of fish results in a seafood feast.
Good rain gear is always important, especially when you’re out on the water.
These full-length zips are perfect for situations where a storm may roll in but it can also get real warm.
A versatile, go-to base layer for a broad range of conditions.
Perfect when frost-covered mornings turn into hot, sunny afternoons.
A lightweight packable insulating later, as outer layer during milder temps, and comfy for around camp.
These pants are comfortable, with plenty of stretch and breathability, but stand up to tough hunting and wet brush.
The perfect shirt for scouting in the morning and having a beer in the afternoon. We even wear this shirt to work, but then again our boss is pretty cool.
With a jersey-lined hood and dialed-in fit, you'll never want to take this one off.
Redfish on the Half Shell with Onion Butter
There are endless variations on the classic Gulf Coast technique of half-shelling, or cooking fish in the handy vessel of its own skin and scales. This butter- and onion-rich preparation shines because the onions insulate the fillet while taking on the smoke from the grill. The smokiness enhances the intrinsic meatiness of black or red drum fillets without overpowering them, and is a welcome change from the standard citrus and butter versions...
Grilled Redfish on the Half Shell
As a native Texan, I feel obligated to share an iconic seafood dish from the Gulf: grilled redfish on the half shell. Cooking on the half shell means keeping the skin and scales intact with the fillet. Doing so creates a barrier between the heat and the meat, which locks in moisture. The beauty of this method is that you cook the fish directly on the grill with no foil or pan necessary. When finished, you’ll have a perfect flaky fillet that...
Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature
Steven Rinella talks with JT Van Zandt, Jesse Griffiths, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Lola and Stone Age chewing gum; how Texas is the highest of the high and lowest of the low; hunting nilgai; poop piles; how Steve shot the top of a nilgai’s heart out and then saw it run off like it was carrying the mail; electro-tenderizing meat using a car battery; fish-spotting abilities; flounder gigging; appreciating silence; when...
How to Catch Redfish with Jigs
Much like spot-and-stalk hunting, sight casting to redfish in skinny water is equal parts electrifying and frustrating. Reds are the bully of Gulf Coast inshore fishing: they’re quick, meticulous, and aggressive, which is why many anglers treasure this species. The rush of seeing a red tailing, casting at it, hooking up, and that fish burning up your drag with its shoulders out, busting through skinny water is like few other fishing experiences...