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.

Guiding Flow Series: Tampa Bay Round Table

Guiding Flow Series: Tampa Bay Round Table. In this podcast, we sit down with Maya Burke of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Captain Dustin Pack to to discuss some of the victories and challenges surrounding Tampa Bay. In this episode we discuss the variations and importance of seagrass, water flow, and the science behind red tide. We also talk about the history and current landscape of Tampa’s fishery.

#071 Brian Esposito: Modern Gladesmen

outs of Florida’s Everglades, and how his days of surfing as a teen eventually led to him building his own custom skiffs. Brian is a modern day gladesmen who has dedicated his life to learning as much as he can about these amazing waters. From scouting for fish to planning camping trips, Brian gives some great insight during this conversation.

#070 Court Douthit: Get A Round Tuit

In this podcast, we sit down with Court Douthit of the Saltwater Specialist located in Tampa Bay. In this episode, Court shares the correlations between hiking and flats fishing, how he worked through a tough season of life while spending 11 months camping in the Florida Everglades, and his philosophy on enjoying life and sharing it with others.

Guiding Flow Series: Depolarizing Conservation and Building Up Advocates

Guiding Flow Series: Depolarizing Conservation and Building Up Advocates. In this podcasts, Hunter sits down in Louisiana with Lucas Bissett of AFFTA, Kyle Schaefer of Soul Fly Lodge, and Benny Blanco of Guiding Flow TV in order to discuss how we can continue to fight for the waters we love and build up more advocates.

#064 John Dunaway: Learnings from Life at Sea

In this podcast, we sit down with John Dunaway who has traveled to over 35 countries, captaining large vessels. In this episode, John shares how he got started in the Merchant Marine Industry, his love for photography, and how he has learned to remove “blockages” that we all experience in order to pursue the next “trip of a lifetime.” John also shares some tips on planning, boat navigation, and a recent trip he too to Devils River with our friends at Turtlebox Audio.

#063 Jonathan Moss: Teaching, Television, and Taking Leaps of Faith

In this episode, we sit down with Jonathan Moss of the Captains Log and discuss how he went from being an elementary school PE teacher to a full time guide and television show host. We also discuss tips for working with kids on the water, how leaps of faith can work out, and lessons he has learned from filming and travel.

#059 Chris Herrera: Smoking Meat: Battling Cancer, and the Importance of Positivity

In this podcast, we sit down with Captain Chris Herrera of Palm Coast Charters and Captains BBQ. In this episode, we discuss Chris’ history as a guide, his love for good bbq, tactics for finding redfish in muddy and deep waters, and how his battle with cancer has changed the way he sees life on and off the water.

#047 Chris Peterson: Beating Cancer, Building Boats, and Never Growing Up

In this episode, we sit down with Chris Peterson, owner of Hells Bay Boat Works, and discuss the early days of his childhood in Florida, his fight with cancer, the importance of listening to guides when building skiffs, and how he went from being a kid exploring with a flat-back canoe to owning the world renowned Hells Bay Boat Works today.

#021 Lacey Kelly: Overcoming Obstacles and Seeing the Outdoors through a Child’s Eyes

In this podcast, we sit down with Captain Lacey Kellywho guides hunting and fishing with Florida Outdoor Experience.

Lacey began guiding in Fort Myers Florida, spent a season of life in Belize, and eventually made her way to Florida’s Nature Coast fishing along areas like Cedar Key and Homosassa. 

#017 Greg Dini: Coaching Clients, Chasing Redfish, and Treating Every Cast Like It’s Your Last

In this episode, we sit down with Greg Dini of Flywater Expeditions and discuss how he got into guiding, challenges of spending time on the road, Louisiana Redfish, and how college baseball taught him to better coach clients.