Fishing guide Jerad Pool (left) and his business partner Alan Barrington of Hill Country Hammer Guides and Outfitters in Kingsland were recently in the KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune studio to talk about their new live fishing report. The Hill Country Hammer Fishing Report airs at 6:45 a.m. Thursdays starting March 3 on KBEY. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell
Tune in at 6:45 a.m. Thursdays starting March 3 to hear the new Hill Country Hammerfishing Report on KBEY 103.9 Radio FM Picayune. Fishing guide Jerad Pool will be joined by Captain Rick Harris, professional guide and angler, to share the secrets of fishing the Highland lochs.
Hill Country Hammer Guides and Outfitters, 100 CR 127 in Kingsland, is owned by Pool and his partner Alan Barrington. The company has five guides on five high-end boats that take customers big game fishing with a rod and reel. as well as bow fishing. As outfitters, they also set up ranch hunts for white-tailed deer, white-tailed deer, and exotic game. They provide all the equipment, if you need it, for hunting or fishing.
During the weekly two-minute spot on KBEY, Pool promises a “new flair on the fishing report.”
“We’re not just going to tell you the water temperature, the color of the water and where the fish are,” he said. “We go over the techniques, how we catch, how we work the baits to trigger reactions, what makes the fish bite. We’ll go over the whole shebang.
Pool is an angler who started out as a boat guide.
“Then I met Alan,” he said.
Together they formed Hill Country Hammer, which specialized in landing big bass.
“We do several species; we can catch anything,” Pool said. “But we pride ourselves on helping our customers catch trophy-sized largemouth bass.”
Fishing with Pool and his guides goes beyond big game fishing.
“We give our customers the knowledge to go out and fish for themselves,” he said. “It’s more than technology. It’s more time spent on the water, but that’s where it helps to have a guide who lives their life on the water every day. We can reduce this learning curve for you.
“It’s half philosophy, half biology, and a little bit of arrogance and a lot of patience,” Barrington said of the art of fishing.
Tune into KBEY 103.9 FM or listen online at KBEYFM.com or via the KBEY app every Thursday at 6:45 a.m. to learn more about fishing in the Highland Lakes.
“You’ll get two different perspectives,” Barrington said. “Rick is a professional fisherman. He’s fishing the Toyota series this spring. Jerad put 19 on a double-digit low last year. He has an understanding of fish, of fish biology that is second to none.