Matt and Kyle are the type of people that everyone should have in their close circle of friends. They are the ones I train with, read books with, and give endless support and motivation to myself, and to each other. Each year, Matt and Kyle are avid goal setters for themselves, and their families. Matt describes that on New Year’s Eve, he and his family sit at the table together, and write down their goals for the year ahead. As a family, they talk about the resolutions they have for themselves, and for everyone else.
Start by navigating in your marina, or dock, in small, consistent circles. When you are first starting this step, make sure to bring your boat back to the dock before 2 pm., as there will be a glare forming when the sun starts to set. After about a week of continuing this technique. see if you are completely comfortable with doing small circles in the glare, and in the dark. Once you are familiarized with this step, expand your circle, and repeat the same process as before.
Born an Irishmen, Josh Cash spent the first 19 years of his life in Northern Ireland, and later moved to England for college. After his first year of school, Josh was offered to work at Camp Ozark in the United States for the summer, and continued to work there for three summers straight. Eventually, Josh was offered a job at Camp Ozark as a full-time employee, and moved to the United States under a J-1 visa. This visa is specifically for educational and cultural opportunities, and would expire in 18 months. Having met his soon-to-be wife at Camp Ozark, Josh decided they should marry before his visa access would be declined. Josh and his wife married in March of 2017, and began his application process for Green Card status.
When finding a perfect balance of talking about public lands, I mention Jamie Howard’s film, Location X, as a prime example of filming a secret fishing spot without revealing the location. In my podcasts and television series, my goal is to encourage newcomers into outdoor sports, but in doing so, being respectful to the established hunters/anglers in keeping their favorite spots secret. There is a responsibility not only to the animals that inhabit these areas, but to the people that hunt and fish there as well.
In this How 2 Tuesday episode, I discuss managing expectations for fishing and hunting. As a guide, it is important to set the expectations to my client and letting them know the realistic outcomes for when they’re out on the water. Because there are so many factors that are out of your control, like the weather, it’s best to have little to no expectations.
Raised in Australia, Brandon created a gym for members to have a safe space for those with depression and anxiety. While the gym at first was a rising success, it was closed down due to financial reasons, and the doors closed soon after. As a young entrepreneur, Brandon wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life after his failing business and felt hopeless. Brandon started to have panic attacks, and attempted suicide but had a voice inside his head saying he needed to make an impact on the world first.
We have started a fishing guide business and am sure that we will succeed with hard work and many many hours on the water. Listening to your podcasts has also reminded me to surround ourselves with positive and hard working people.
Hunter always knew he wanted to become a guide since he could remember. Not having a preference to the type of guiding, he enrolled himself in guiding school 36 hours away from home. During school, Hunter learned everything about horses to packing for trips. The second half of his training involved learning about finding coordinates and first aid/CPR training. Once he finished guide school, the class celebrated by camping out for two days and truly putting their skills to the test.
I started listening to your podcast a few months ago and have fallen in love with it. The format, the quality and the content are all top-notch. All that said, I listened to the recent "Men in the Arena" podcast and felt compelled to contact you. As an avid hunter and angler, I found the content fascinating as usual, but more than anything, I was impressed with those two kids and the clear vision and solid foundation they have at such a young age. They are a lot farther along than guys twice their senior in terms of courage, confidence, and conviction. Their eagerness to learn is a rare trait these days and furthermore, their willingness to forge their own path and follow "the call" is even more unique.
Elliot began his true fishing experience in Alaska at the age of 18 unloading fishing boats and going fishing in his spare time. Later on, Elliot moved to Nantucket as a boating guide, and not making enough money, he lived in his car for a few weeks. Three weeks into being in Nantucket, Elliot was fishing off the beach, and ended up catching a brown shark, pulling it by the tail up onto the beach. After a video of him catching, handling and releasing a shark on Nantucket went viral on social media and then to conventional TV, Elliot found himself on over 80 TV shows and other interviews.
Cooking snapper on the Half Shell 1. one stick butter 2. one large onion, chopped 3. two cups Italian salad dressing 4. one tsp. garlic powder 5. three tsp. worchestershire 6. one tsp. Tabasco or Tiger Sauce
While my kids were growing up, we had a canal in our backyard and would play the Ring Game. As a fisherman, this is a great activity to reinforce my kids’ interest in fishing, but also I get to share one of my favorite hobbies with them. Though we had a canal, this game can be played in a pool, lake, or anywhere with water access. The Ring Game not only teaches kids how to cast their line, but is also a way to progress their skills, so they’re able to start catching fish on the flats.
Capt. Robert “RT” Trosset is a light-tackle fishing guide based out of Key West, Florida. Born and raised in East Central Florida and moving to Key West in 1974, Trosset quickly found a following among hardcore light-tackle anglers in the Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club, as well as serious world record chasers. To date, he’s led anglers to 238 IGFA records on light-tackle and fly. RT was the first guide to lead anglers to over 100 records, and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Gamefish Association (IGFA).
Joshua Jorgensen goes by the handle BlacktipH on social media and YouTube. Beginning with shark fishing at the beach, his videos have grown to include all types of fishing, including freshwater and saltwater. BlacktipH has over 900,000 subscribers, and two of his videos have over 40 million views, while others have reached 8-10 million views.
The tides were late that day and Rich wanted to fish from 2:00 P.M. through past dark. We chose to visit Derek in Big Pine in the morning to get the interview for the TV episode. We hit the water at Hawks Cay and headed to Long Key Bridge. Derek was hoping to get a bite on a live mullet because he had never seen that happen before.
Derek is one of my favorite guests, and soon, we became fast friends. I knew I wanted to do a podcast with him, but it seemed like we had run out of time. I offered him a ride back to Big Pine instead of his wife having to pick him up, and we put on the headphones and hit record.
Lawson started SEALFit in May 2013, and by November 2013, he was in a 20X event. This is an intense, 12-hour, nonstop event that will show you that you’re capable of 20 times more than you think you can do. This was Lawson’s stepping stone event to the SEALFit Kokoro, which is where our brotherhood really begins.
For his TV shows, Bill learned how to edit, shoot, and script his own videos. In total, Bill completed 208 shows in just one year in the early 1970s. However, demographics weren’t too high on ABC, so Bill switched to TNN, located in Nashville, and his views skyrocketed.
As a UK Special Operations Soldier, Tim has seen both UK and US soldiers wrestle with PTSD after war. The boat is called Tame the Kraken, which has a much deeper meaning of overcoming fear and the unknown, as soldiers are having to do every day after returning from combat. In total, this challenge costs over $100,000 for all the prerequisites and medical supervision, but Tim’s main focus is to raise as much money as possible for PTSD victims.
Aside from guiding, winning tournaments, and hosting television shows (and running a mothership operation in the Sea of Cortez somewhere in there), Smethurst is well known for his role in a number of award-winning films that feature his fly-fishing adventures in some of the most exciting and interesting parts of the world.
Miles Burghoff is a College Bass Fishing Champion, traveling professional bass fisherman, and co-host of Sweetwater,a show dedicated to freshwater fishing. I have worked with Miles for several years and enjoy talking with him. I have been a guest on Sweetwater as I took the boys fishing for big redfish in Venice, LA and fished with Joey and Miles.
Chasten Whitfield is a young lady who has devoted her life to helping others through fishing. She was introduced to me through my friend, Capt. Paul Fisicaro, who saw a news story on her and thought I might be interested in having her as a guest. After watching the story myself, I called her immediately and scheduled her to be on Saltwater Experience.
Clay recently returned from a trip to Cuba, where he fished in a string of islands 60 miles off the south coast that look very similar to the Florida Keys. The difference is that these islands are pristine and uninhabited. When traveling to Cuba, Clay needed to have research and educational purposes to be there, and Clay learned all he could about fishing there. Clay fished near Gardens of the Queen, a popular diving and fishing destination because it is one of the few intact reefs existing in the Caribbean.
My job requires me to drive all over the country, and there is a lot of time spent behind the wheel. I have found podcasts to be a way that I can use that time to learn a ton, stay entertained (and awake) and get to know people who I like, respect, or have admired their work in a much different and deeper way.
I became interested in Will Taylor when I noticed his photos on Instagram. Each photo has a different look and feel to it, and I was very interested in his North Georgia waters. Blue Ridge, Georgia was only down the road about an hour away from where I grew up in Chattanooga, TN. Yet, I had no idea that trout the size of my leg lived there.
I didn’t know anything about Joe, and didn’t know what to expect from my time with him, but I was also blown away by his story. From horrible conditions in Liberty City, FL (where Grand Theft Auto is set) to a 4.0 and honors in college, to a great job and being the author of several books before the age of 30. Then, he lost it all from a series of bad decisions, only to get it back and then some.