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

#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.

#062 Ty Hibbs: Louisiana Jacks, Cajun Crawfish, and Learning from Others

In this episode, we sit down with Captain Ty Hibbs and discuss his home waters of Louisiana, how he wade fishes for summer time jacks, cajun crawfish, and how he has tried to learn from others. We also discuss some tips on kayak fishing and how to avoid common mistakes that anglers and guides make.

#045 Paul Puckett: Art, Travel, Sketchy Stuff & Smoked Okra

#045 Paul Puckett: Art, Travel, Sketchy Stuff & Smoked Okra . In this podcast, we sit down with Paul Puckett of Flood Tide Company and discuss his childhood chasing bass in Texas, how he learned that guiding wasn’t for him, his career as an artist, travel, fishing, and the importance of enjoying the moment. Paul also shares with us why he loves sketching in his infamous notebook, and a smoked okra recipe for the Traeger (Smoke’ra). To learn more about this podcast, head to CaptainsCollective.com

#043 Billy Rotne: Bull Reds, Biology, and the Importance of Being Aware

In this episode, we sit down with Billy Rotne and discuss his home fishery of the historic Mosquito Lagoon, and how his background in biology has helped him as a guide. During this podcast, Billy shares with us the his love for targeting trophy class fish, tips on learning new fisheries, and how a purchase at a flea market as a kid led to a life long love of fishing.

#024 Vaughn Cochran: Life, Art, and a Love for the Water

In this episode, we sit down with Vaughn Cochran, the creator of the iconic Blackfly brand. After finishing an art degree at USF, Vaughn made his way to the Keys to begin a life of art, music, and fishing. From performing in Jimmy Buffet’s Band, to selling t-shirts out of a small market stand, Vaughn shares his stories and lessons he has learned along the way.

#016 Jordan Todd: Hurricanes, Side Hustles, and Learning to Love the Water

In this podcast, we sit down with Jordan Todd of Salt Water Obsessions and talk about Port Saint Joe, Hurricane Michael, how side hustles helped build his business, and his family’s love for the water. Jordan’s mother helped instill in him at a young age a love for the water. After receiving a degree in Marine Biology, Jordan began to build a business in his home waters of Northwest Florida. To follow him online check out SaltwaterObsessions.com or follow @Saltwater_Obsessions on Instagram.