Luke was raised in very rural Red River County where he grew up hunting and fishing. He began amateurishly writing about his adventures at the age of 12, the accounts of his boyhood outings often filling several pages of his Big Chief tablets. Luke began writing professionally while in his twenties and currently writes an outdoor newspaper column that runs weekly in 45 Texas newspapers. Luke is hunting/shooting columnist for Texas Wildlife Magazine and writes regular features for several other outdoor magazines including Airgun Hobbyist where he is Hunting Editor. Luke and his good buddy Jeff Rice film and produce a weekly outdoor show, A Sportsman’s Life. Please go to YouTube and subscribe. Radio is a fun endeavor for Luke and his shows are known for his relaxed and ‘down home’ style.
Luke is on the pro staff of Gearhead Archery, Airforce Airguns, Smokin Tex Electric Smokers, Nielsen Specialty Ammo and Texas Raised Hunting Products.
Luke covered hunting for the current Texas Almanac, one of the oldest and most revered publications in the state. With almost 30 years under his belt as an outdoors writer, Luke has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. He continues to love the lifestyle that has been so fulfilling throughout his life.
To best keep up with Luke's outdoor activities, visit his web site www.catfishradio.org.
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- Smokin Tex Electric Smokers - Smoking meats with electricity is easy with Smokin Tex!- www.smokintex.com
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- AGM Global Vision - www.agmglobalvision.com - maker of The Rattler thermal scope that Luke uses for his night hunting
- CATFISH PRO - www.catfishpro.com - Luke's go to catfish bait and catfishing supplies
- Ultramatic Feeders - utramaticfeeders.com - Rugged and dependable feeders Luke has used for many years.
- Catch and Release Apparel - Luke's choice in hunting and fishing clothing
- Y.O. Ranch Headquarters in the Texas Hill Country
Luke's guest this week is long time catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391). David has guided on Tawakoni for over a quarter century for catfish and is currently concentrating on the bigger channel and flathead catfish at Lake Fork. With today's sonar, it's possible to target individual fish and David, always a 'big fish' man, is after the bigguns on Fork. Click and listen to this veteran guide tell how he's targeting the big ones!
Luke's long time friend BIll Carey with Striper Express (www.striperexpress.com) is the guest this week and the topic is catching stripers on top water plugs. The topwater bite is going strong at Texoma right now, click and learn how this veteran guide catches them.
Luke is joined this week for more catfish talk, this week it's shallow water channel catfish at Lake Tawakoni with guide Tony Pennebaker (903- 474-3078) Tony gives some great shallow water bank fishing tips that will help you collect the makings of your next family fish fry!
Luke's guest this week is veteran Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391). David just returned to his guide business after spending a couple years on another business venture. As the popular guide stated, "I just missed fishing and guiding to much. I think I always knew I would pick up where I left off."Luke fished with David two days ago and picked up where he left off indeed! They caught a quick limit in a spot David had not fished in a couple years. The basic patterns don't change much year to year and the pair felt very confident they could limit out on the first anchor. David uses medium action rods and heavy duty reels from Catfish Pro Tackle - www.catfishpro.com.
Larry Weishuhn aka. Mr. Whitetail joins Luke this week and these two old friends have a good time talking about everything from survival of whitetail fawns to eating grasshoppers. Click to listen to this week's show. You might learn something new as well as get a good laugh!Contact Luke through his website www.catfishradio.org
Luke visits with Bob Lusk this week to discuss the stocking and managing of farm ponds.
This week, Luke discusses eating several species of fish that many overlook as table fare.
Luke and his buddy Jeff Rice enjoyed an awesome turkey hunt on the famous Y.O. Ranch (www.yoranchheadquarters.com) this past week. Click and listen to their account of a "textbook" spring turkey hunt.
Larry Weishuhn (aka 'Mr. Whitetail') joins Luke again this week and the two share some comical turkey hunting stories.
This week Luke visits with Aaron Sumrall, a wild hog specialist that holds both a Master's degree in Animal Science as well as a PhD in Wildlife Ecology. Aaron discusses wild hog control and gives and in depth look at the Pig Brig (www.pigbrig.com) trapping system.