Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Addictive Fishing TV films in Lowcountry

When Captain Blair Wiggins and childhood friend and TV producer Kevin McCabe wanted to capture some exciting redfish action in HD, they brought Addictive Fishing to the Lowcountry. Filming took place over two days, as the boys from the Space Coast of Florida tried to locate the 'Mogan' reds around McClellanville and Bull's Bay. The thirty-minute cable television show is action-packed and Wiggins chose Captain Chris Wilson's FinAddict Guide Services to put him on the fish. Captain Champ Smith took turns on the poling platform, keeping the camera boat ready for close-up action. 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of Addictive Fishing TV and besides tackling media, Wiggins has also proved his skills on the tournament fishing trails when he became the 2006 FLW Redfish Series Champion. Just check out his new line of Flats Blue Signature Rods that he has partnered with Wright and McGill to make, you know the ones with the 'flats blue' camo color that blends in with the sky so as not to spook fish at close quarters. In the Lowcountry, look for them at Dick's Sporting Goods but they are also available at Academy Sports or Bass Pro Shops. Guided by Wilson, of, Wiggins and crew fished nothing but D.O.A. artificial lures starting at low tide and continued fishing all the way through the flood tide. Captain Wilson said, "It's neat to fish with Blair and to observe some of the tactics that he has perfected while fishing out of his Ranger 16-foot Phantom boat." A Mogan fish is a cross between a Monster and a Biggan, and Captain Champ Smith said, "Blair can cast the D.O.A. shrimp within 6-inches of where it needs to be everytime, and that really helps the hook-up ratio." What was working so well? Wiggins said, "I'm wearing Costa 580 amber lenses in a fathom frame and fishing a D.O.A. shrimp in the Morning Glory color (black with chartreuse tail) rigged on a weedless Lazer Sharp 1/8-ounce swim bait hook." Look for the Lowcountry redfish TV episode to air in approximately eight weeks to see Blair catch a 34-inch Mogan redfish!

PhotosByJeffDennis: Capt. Blair Wiggins with a bronze-backed 27-inch redfish in the Lowcountry; Three fishing buddies - Bootsie, Champ and Blair; The second generation S-Curve rod features the split foregrip that Wiggins designed for fingertip contact with the rod blank to give greater sensitivity

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