COLLEGE PASTOR AT CITY CHURCH TALLAHASSEE. PODCAST HOST AT CAPTAINS COLLECTIVE. HUSBAND, FOSTER-DAD, AND OCCASIONALLY THE LAWN GUY AT HOME. FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA @HUNTER_LEAVINE

093 Johnnie Candle: Walleye World Championships and Learning New Waters

In this podcast, we sit down with Johnnie Candle and discuss all things Walleye fishing. In this episode, Johnnie shares some stories and lessons he has learned from over 30+ years of professional angling, including some helpful insight into utilizing maps and learning new waters. This episode also includes a special musical performance by Florida Folk Artist Leon Majcen.

#092 Piper Johansen: Grade School and Grand Slams

In this podcast, with sit down with Piper & PJ Johansen for a special Captains Collective Kids Interview. Piper has an impressive list of fishing accomplishments for a young lady who has not yet hit her teens! And she is just getting started. In this podcast, we discuss how Piper fell in love with fishing, her inspirations as a kid, and how her dad has helped encourage her love for the outdoors.

Holiday Gift Guide

THE unofficial, semi-certified, number one and only source for your outdoor gifts. Marty Gallipeau of Badfish Supply and I teamed up to have some fun and put this list together. This is not about marketing. These are all products that we actually love, use, or desire. To learn more about these great products, make sure to listen to our podcast.

#089 Mike Burkee: Surviving Hurricane Ian

In this episode, we sit down with Ft Myers resident, Mike Burkee, and discuss his experience living through some of the worst of Hurricane Ian. To get involved in relief efforts, head to captainsforcleanwater.org. To give directly to Mike head here. To learn more about this podcast, head to captainscollective.com

#088 Owen Gayler: Cowboys & Captains

In this podcast, we sit down with Owen Gayler of Port O Conner Texas, and discuss his transition from cowboying to guiding. We also discuss his approach to chasing redfish in quiet places, and how to honor older guides wherever you fish. Special thanks to our friends at Borracho Pescador for putting on an incredible tournament to raise support and awareness for Rett Syndrome. Also, special thanks to Paul Puckett for laying some tasty guitar jams for this podcast.

#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