Outdoors with Luke Clayton

Saturday Morning at 5am

Luke writes a weekly outdoors column for over 30 Texas newspapers and is Hunting Editor for Airgun Hobbyist Magazine, Field Editor for the Dallas Safari Club and feature writer for several outdoor magazines. Luke is on the pro staff of Darton Archery, Airforce Airguns, Smokin Tex Electric Smokers and In Sights Nutrition. Luke also just released his second book, Kill to Grill which is devoted to hunting and cooking wild hogs! To best keep up with Luke's outdoor activities, visit his web site

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Deer, duck, and crappie all on the topic list today
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Luke visits with guide Seth Vanover and gets some current fish catching tips for lake Fork and discusses the opener of bow season which is today! Luke also gives some tips on fishing at Galveston and talks about a trip for redfish and trout he's planning next week.

Mike Williams shows off a Gulf catch, but this week the talk is of catching shark.

Fall fishing is underway on the upper Texas Coast. Join Luke and his guest veteran guide Capt. Mike Williams for a current update.

Bob Lusk talks about private pond management and gives tips on fall and winter feeding.

Private waters fishery biologist Bob Lusk ( is Luke's guest this week. Bob talks about private pond management and gives tips on fall and winter feeding. 

Dean Stovall poses with an Elk the Luke and crew got on the first day of the trip.
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Luke has joined some friends in the Colorado Rockies to hunt Elk. Along the way, he paused to share some of the experience with us as we hear a few details recorded at different times during the excursion. Luke shares some great camp cooking tips, hurdles to overcome with a successful kill on the mountain, and even the impact of mother nature.

Many duck blinds on Caddo lake have been in place for over 100 years, they are as much a part of Lake Caddo as the cypress trees. Texas Parks and Wildlife has decreed that the blinds on the north side of the lake within the wildlife management area must b
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Luke visits with long time Caddo Lake guide Billy Carter and discusses the TPWD (Texas Parks and Wildlife) decision to remove some century old duck blinds on Caddo Lake.

A couple of Luke's hunting buddys with the Nite Site mounted above the rifle scope and the Nite Site spotter for scanning into the darkness. This big boar was taken at 95 yards in pitch darkness with the Nite Site.
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This week, Kenny Richardson with Nite Site (  joins Luke and discusses some state of art technology that will help put wild pork in the freezer.

The Syclops and Little Wolf Spoons are lethal for catching a variety of fish, especially white bass and stripers.
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Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover joins Luke this week and discusses "finesse" fishing for several species. Tune in and learn why many white bass anglers are missing the boat by not fishing with spoons.

Cleon Carraway pictured with one of his elk bugles fashioned from a cow horn.
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Veteran call maker Cleon Carraway is Luke's guest this week. Tune and and learn from one of the best call makers and game callers in the state. 

Lake Cooper guide Tony Parker shows off a nice size hybrid striper from Lake Cooper.
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This week, veteran guide Tony parker joins Luke and discusses the red hot fishing at Lake Cooper for hybrid stripers and white bass.

Happy Opener of Deer Season! In today's show, Luke visits with guide Seth Vanover about a red hot crappie bite underway at Lake Fork. There's also lots of deer hunting talk.
Seth Vanover, Luke Clayton

Luke visits with Lake Fork Fishing guide Seth Vanover this week to discuss catching big coolers full of good eating channel catfish.

Deer, duck, and crappie all on the topic list today
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The first case of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) was discovered earlier in the week in a whitetail deer on a deer breeding operation in Texas. Larry Weishuhn (Mr. Whitetail) who is an A & M trained wildlife biologist as well as a hunting celebrity, joins Luke this week to discuss CWD.

Luke and Pat Babcock with Cree River Lodge show off one of many big northern Pike landed on a recent trip.
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Luke just returned from Cree River Lodge up in Saskatchewan where he enjoyed some of the best fishing of his career for northern pike, walleye and arctic grayling. Eddie Sparks also joins in to give some big striper catching tips in the Red River below the Lake Texoma Spillway. You'll also learn about a Texas based Crappie tournament trail in todays show.

Brad Fenson with a monster pike he landed at Cree River Lodge.
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When this weeks outdoor show airs, Luke will be up in northern Saskatchewan at Cree River Lodge ( fishing for giant northern pike, walleye and Arctic Grayling. Luke's friend and well known outdoors writer Brad Fenson joins the chat. Brad paints a very good picture of what a day at Creek River Lodge is like

Luke speaks of post-flood fishing on Lake Fork with Seth Vanover this week, as well as sharing insights on Luke's upcoming book on hunting wild hogs.
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Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover joins Luke this week for an update on Lake Fork fishing, post flood and Luke talks about some of the things he has learned while in the process of writing his new book on hunting wild hogs.

Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover (right) and Billy Kilpatrick show off one of many channel catfish landed last week.
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This week Luke visits with Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover  ( and learns Seth's catch and release live bait tactics for catching bass. Next we will head up to Lake Texoma and check in with guide Larry Sparks ( and learn about some exciting striper fishing in the Red River below the dam.