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#087 Richard Schmidt: The Pelican Chandeleur

In this podcast, we sit down with Richard Schmidt of the Pelican Chandeleur and talk about his operation located on a remote chain of islands on the easternmost point of Louisiana. In this episode, Richard shares about his journey to owning the Pelican and what he has learned along the way.

#086 Mac Elliot: Photos, Faith, and Looking Ahead

In this podcast, we sit down with Mac Elliot and discuss her work as a fishing focused photographer. Mac shares about how she got started in outdoor media, how her faith has shaped her work, and shares some tips and stories she has picked up along the way. See her work here.

#085 Mark Kenyon: Fighting Busyness, Finding Mentors, and Becoming a Lifelong Learner

In this podcast, we sit down with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt and MeatEater and discuss his lifelong love of fishing. We also discuss the importance of fighting busyness, finding mentors, and how we can become lifelong learners by simply staying curious.

#083 Nick Labadie: Jet Ski Tours, Targeting Fish, and Putting Your Ego Aside

In this podcast, we sit down with Nick Labadie and discuss how he went from giving jet ski tours to becoming a well respected guide in the Florida Keys. We also discuss targeting bonefish, barracuda, and the importance of putting your ego aside.

#082 Jared Cyr: Evolving Fisheries, Little Advantages, and Doing It the Right Way

In this podcast, we sit down with 4th generation Key West guide, Jared Cyr and discuss his upbringing, approach to fishing, and tactics he uses to increase his likelihood of success. We also discuss the challenges of a rapidly changing fishery and what it means to “Do things the right way.”

#081 Ian Slater: Challenging Permit, Coaching Anglers, and Dealing with Competition

In this episode, we sit down with Captain Ian Slater of the Florida Keys. In this podcast, we discuss how Ian transitioned into guiding after pursuing a career in professional sports, tips on chasing Permit, how he coaches clients, and his approach to fishing tournaments.

#080 Scott Brown: Special Forces, Flats Fishing, and Family

In this episode, we sit down with Scott Brown of Push it Good Inshore and discuss his time in the service as a Green Beret, the importance of family life balance, and how he is currently working through Brave Waters Guide Service and Valiant Traditions to help get former military members engaged and active in the outdoors.

#079 Jesse Males: Moving Slow, Chasing Opportunities, and Fishing Costa Rica

In this podcast, we sit down with Jesse Males and discuss his fishing operation in Costa Rica and his career as a professional fly tier and content creator. In this podcast, we dive into not only some helpful tactics for fishing but also Jesse’s overall outlook on life, and how he went from being a Dominos Pizza Guy to a well traveled and versed angler. Jesse shares about our need to be able to slow down in life, the choice of contentment, and the importance of mental toughness.

Behind the Bahamas: Guides Round Table

In today’s episode, we get a chance to be a fly on the wall with the Guide Team at Soul Fly Lodge. In this podcast, we sit down with the crew and discuss their philosophies around fishing, team work, and conservation. To learn more about this series, and this podcast, head to captainscollective.com.

Behind the Bahamas: The Schaefers

In this episode, we sit down with Kyle and Kitri Schaefer and discuss what all goes into starting and running a fishing lodge. In this podcast, we talk about the … Continue reading Behind the Bahamas: The Schaefers

Behind the Bahamas: Travis Sands

Behind the Bahamas: Travis Sands. In this episode, we sit down with Travis Sands of Soul Fly Lodge and discuss his story growing up in the islands, and how he approaches the water today. Travis also shares how he survived Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm that hit the Bahamas back in 2019.

#078 Trey Mikell: Close Up Redfish, Arrowhead Hunting, and Florida’s Nature Coast

In this episode, we sit down with Trey Mikell, a 9th generation Floridian whose family roots go deep in the small town of Gulf Hammock Florida, nestled within Florida’s Nature Coast.

In this podcast, Trey gives us a rundown of his story of a small town kid who fell in love with site fishing after watching an episode of outdoor television. Trey also shares with us tips on feeding redfish up close, navigating tight quarter fishing, and his passion of hunting arrowheads.

#077 Blane Chocklett: Musky, Innovation, and Looking through Key Holes

surrounding Virginia, the importance of organization, and all things Musky fishing. Blane also shares about his relationship with Larry Dahlberg and Lefty Kreh, as well as his philosophy on fly tying/design.

#075 Joe Cermele: Loving Your Fishery, Telling Stories, and the Case for Snakeheads and Other Underrated Fish

In this podcast, we sit down with Joe Cermele of MeatEater and discuss his love of fishing and how he first connected with the outdoors as a kid in New Jersey. In this episode, we also dive into the importance of loving your home waters, the case for underrated fish (like snakeheads), and how Joe has grown from his time in outdoor media.

#074 Willie Espinosa: Miami Waters

In this podcast, we sit down with Willie Espinosa of Triple Crown Sport Fishing and discuss his upbringing in Miami. In this episode, Willie discusses the diversity of South Florida’s fishery, his relationship with his father, must eat foods, and how having a skiff as a teenager helped shape his life.