Texas Country Reporter turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share classic episodes from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips.

The Fuqua farm near Navasota was well known as the best catfishing spot in all of Grimes County. Every day, Daryl “Buckshot” D. Fuqua answered a knock at the door from some poor soul with cane poles sticking out of the window of his pickup truck or old, beat-up car. One look and Buck knew the difference between someone who was fishing for sport and someone who was fishing to put supper on the table, and if you were in the latter category, Buck invited you to fish for free at his place.

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