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
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this podcast, we sit down with Virginia Salvador of Gate Crashers Fishing. In this episode, Virginia discusses White Sturgeon, King Salmon, and the cuisine and culture of San Francisco.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we sit down with Bruce Chard and discuss the importance of understanding your gear,the benefits of destination trips, how to improve as an angler, tips on teaching others, and how a trip to Long Key State Park led to a lifelong pursuit of guiding and educating anglers.
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.
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
he waters of the Caribbean. In this podcast, we sit down with legendary guide, Percy Darville, and discuss his life, fishing tactics, mindset, and lessons learned from decades of guiding.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we sit down with Aaron Adams, Director of Science and Conservation at the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. We discuss the importance of Aaron’s freedom to explore fisheries as a child in Maryland and Virginia, how we can be more observant when fishing, and the importance of habitat for fish populations.
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.