Luke Clayton

'Outdoors' Host

Outdoors writer/radio host/book author Luke Clayton has been addicted to everything outdoors related since his childhood when he grew up hunting and fishing in rural northeast Texas. Luke pens a weekly newspaper column that appears in 34 Texas newspapers and is Editor at Large for Extreme Hog Hunter Magazine, Bowhunting Adventures and East Texas Outdoors Magazine and field editor for Dallas Safari Club "Camp Talk" publication.  Luke is on the pro staff of Mathews Bows, Smokin' Tex Electric Smokers, and GhostBlind. Follow his columns and listen to his weekly radio show throughout the year and you'll surely get exposed to many facets of the outdoor life. 

This is the entrance to the famous YO RANCH  in Mountain Home, Texas
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week and visit with Debbie Hagebusch, Director of Tourism for the famous Y.O. Ranch in Texas  (www.yoranchheadquarters.com) . 

The Y.O. Ranch was established in 1880 by Charles Schreiner and encompassed over one-half million acres. The Y.O. introduced exotic animals for hunting back around 1950 and now and Texas is "the" destination for hunting animals such as Axis and Fallow deer, blackbuck antelope and a host of other animals. 

Luke talks Bass fishing at Lake Fork with Larry Large this week
Luke Clayton; Larry Large

Veteran Lake Fork guide Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com) joins Luke today and discusses white bass fishing at Fork. A decade or so ago, white bass were extremely scarce at Lake Fork but in the past few years, these prolific spawners have gained a strong foothold. Savvy anglers like Large are still catching plenty of largemouth bass but now, there is an abundant "food fish" that is usually more than willing to bite! 

Clients of Capt. David Dillman show off their Galveston Bay catch
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This week Luke takes us to the upper Texas Coast, to Eagle Point Fishing Camp (www.eaglepointfishingcamp.com) to visit with long time speckled trout guide Capt. David Dillman. David was the first angler to make trout fishing using live croakers for bait popular. Today's show will most definitely help you plan your next fishing trip to Galveston Bay System.  

Luke Clayton
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week as he discusses some current fishing tips, divulges his favorite Dutch Kettle cobbler recipe and.... talks a bit about a new trend in the outdoors, "Tiny Houses".

David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
Luke Clayton

This week, Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391)  joins Luke and gives a current update on the red hot blue catfish bite currently underway at Lake Tawakoni. David and Luke, both long time outdoor cooks, divulge some of their favorite methods of making tasty BBQ from venison and wild hogs.

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson shows off a couple of many "eater" size blue catfish he and Luke Landed this week.
Luke Clayton

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) joins Luke this week and tells how to fill the cooler with good eating blue catfish. 

There is little doubt that Charlie Goodnight and White Parker swam in this beautiful spot on Buck Creek, located on the White Ranch.
Luke Clayton

In this week's show, Luke visits with his longtime friend Guide Randy Routh (www.teamredneck.net). Luke hunted turkey with Randy last week on the White Ranch not far from Glenrose. Randy has worked cattle and hunted on this ranch for many years and has learned much about the ranch's history from the late Reese White.

David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with a couple of catfish pro guides that give some tips to help you put together the making of a big catfish fish fry. At Fork, guide Seth Vanover is hammering the channel catfish in shallow water while over at Tawakoni, guide David Hanson is catching lots and lots of eater size blue catfish in the 3-6 pound range from shallow water.

BBQ champ Obie Obermark joins Luke this week.
Obie Obermark (www.obiecue.com)

  This week, Luke visits with noted BBQ expert and spice maker Obie Obermark. Obie's spices (www.obiecue.com ) have taken 3 different world championship titles. Obie not only explains how to make great tasting BBQ but goes into great detail explaining exact what is occurring during the cooking process.  

Joe Dunn and "The Beast" transforming wild hog into meals for the homeless.
Luke Clayton

Joe Dunn and his wife Donna have used this smoker (nicknamed "The Beast") to feed many homeless folks through the years that would otherwise have little, if anything to eat. This week, Luke and Joe tell about how some wild pork was transformed into many tasty meals for folks that greatly appreciated the effort.   

A cabin at the Crockett Family Resort on Houston County Lake. www.crockettresort.com
Luke Clayton

This week Luke introduces you to one of his favorite fishing/camping getaways; Houston County Lake near Crockett, Texas.    

Luke explores concerns of the fate of the National Bison Range and American Bison such as these with writer Susan Campbell Reneau.
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Noted outdoor writer Susan Campbell Reneau joins Luke this week to talk about the National Bison Range and concerns over how that land may be affected by potential changes in federal regulations.

Bob Wucher joins Luke this week to discuss tips for feeding fish in private ponds.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Bob Wucher with Purina Mills and discusses feeding fish in private ponds and small lakes. If you manage small waters for fishing, it will soon be time to begin your spring/summer feeding program. Wucher divulges some tips that will not only help your fish grow faster but save you money as well.    

Larry Large shows off a catch.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke's guest is long time Lake Fork bass guide Larry Large. Larry says the largemouth bass spawn at Fork is still a couple weeks away but he is enjoying some great bass fishing at Lake Welsh, a 1,200 acre warm water reservoir where bass have had time to recover from the spawn and are currently on an aggressive bite. Tune in this week and learn how to catch them. Large's website is www.huntingeasttexas.com

    

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

The crappie spawn is currently it's early stages, and Luke visits with fishing guide Seth Vanover to  discus catching the big ones while they are in shallow water. Vanover also shares some good news concerning the white bass spawning run on the Sabine River.

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