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Kyle Gemas - Seychelles And Florida Fishing Tournaments

Kyle Gemas - Seychelles And Florida Fishing Tournaments

Kyle Gemas recently traveled to the Seychelles by way of Dubai.  As a once in a lifetime destination for most anglers, The Seychelles holds a particular allure.  Kyle talks about the trip as well as his extensive tournament experience in the Florida Keys and how it helped him develop as an angler.

Josh Collins - 2,742 Miles On SUP - Veteran Voyage 360

Josh Collins - 2,742 Miles On SUP - Veteran Voyage 360

Josh Colins and I spoke about his 2,742 mile paddle board trip from Texas to the Statue of Liberty and his incredible story. Josh is a veteran that has a very extensive resume; a special operations combat veteran with multiple rotations to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia in support of the war on terror. Josh is a wounded warrior with 4 traumatic brain injuries (loss of consciousness from explosive blasts, 2 from parachute landing falls, and one from combative training). He retired in 2008, but continued to support the military as a contractor state-side and abroad. While leading a training exercise in 2013 he had his last traumatic brain injury, complete with a fractured nose, rib, and cervical spine compression. With the doctor’s prescribed medications and self-medicating with alcohol, Josh reached the limits of his functionality. Josh went from that to bouncing back…

Dr. Lori Schweikert - The Science Of Fish Vision

Dr. Lori Schweikert - The Science Of Fish Vision

Dr. Lori Schweikert is a researcher with degrees in Marine Biology from Florida who not only researches fish but is an avid fisherman. Lori gets a lot of inspiration from her experiences on the water and brings that stuff back to the lab. She has been able to apply a lot of her research to her fishing. I found out conversation super interesting about the Hogfish and mostly about the Tarpon. I had so many questions about what the fish could see and how that would help my fishing.

Chris Bush - The Speckled Truth

Chris Bush - The Speckled Truth

Chris Bush is an active duty Air Force Officer and angler from Louisiana. He is known for his association with  and writing for The Speckled Truth which is a blog all about hunting giant trophy Speckled Trout. He has a benchmark for his group to catch the “dirty 30” which is a monster 30 inch trout. Data is collected on these giants that he hopes will help the species in the long run. Chris joins us to talk about his story, his Father’s record Trout tagging contributions and The Speckled Truth. Visit http://blog.thespeckledtruth.com for more information.

Capt. Matt Budd - New Guides, Commercial Fishing And Jupiter Academy

Capt. Matt Budd - New Guides, Commercial Fishing And Jupiter Academy

In this podcast we talked about the balance of people being able to do whatever they want to do (becoming a hunting or fishing guide) and follow their passion and also following a path that is the right way. Versus the wrong way. A path that creates respect from those around you as compared to a path that creates resistance from those around you.

Hank Patterson - Fishing Guide - "If The Bar Ain't High, I'm Your Guy."

Hank Patterson - Fishing Guide - "If The Bar Ain't High, I'm Your Guy."

Hank Patterson Fishing Guide is one of my favorite Fly Fishing personalities.  I have to admit that I was more than a little star-struck while conducting this interview.  From Yellowstone Survival Guide to Camp Hawgadawgaa, I have followed Hank for years and it was a real pleasure to find out what makes him tick.  Check out today’s podcast with Hank Patterson Fishing Guide.

Lawrence Gunther - North America's Only Blind Competitive Angler

Lawrence Gunther - North America's Only Blind Competitive Angler

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ashley Saunders during my time in Bimini and I had the good fortune of him showing me around the Dolphin House. Ashley told me about his life and how everything changed after he swam with a group of wild dolphins. Since then he began building this Dolphin House (or Poetry In Stone) 26 years ago and he is still building it. Ashley has dedicated his life to creating the house in honor of the dolphins that he swam with.

Ashley Saunders - Dolphin House Bimini Bahamas

Ashley Saunders - Dolphin House Bimini Bahamas

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ashley Saunders during my time in Bimini and I had the good fortune of him showing me around the Dolphin House. Ashley told me about his life and how everything changed after he swam with a group of wild dolphins. Since then he began building this Dolphin House (or Poetry In Stone) 26 years ago and he is still building it. Ashley has dedicated his life to creating the house in honor of the dolphins that he swam with.

EagleEye Fred - Bimini Bahamas

EagleEye Fred - Bimini Bahamas

I am going out on a ledge and saying this is the first podcast in history that there has ever been a podcast done on the water, on a bonefish boat, in Bimini Bahamas. Eagle Eye Fred has been guiding for 47, he is a kind hearted, sweetheart of a guy and he actually has eyes like an eagle. Fred pulls a boat like a man half his age, he gets around like a man half his age and he’s just in great shape. We talked about things Fred has learned over his 47 year career and he taught me a lot about the history of Bimini. Before I recorded this I caught a bunch of bonefish and afterwards I caught a bunch more bonefish.

Bouncer Smith - The Art Of Giving Back

Bouncer Smith - The Art Of Giving Back

Captain Bouncer Smith has committed his life to sharing fishing with others through articles, radio shows, seminars, and taking people on his boat, Dusky 33. Bouncer shares stories of how he introduces kids and adults to the excitement of catching bait to catching monster tarpon and marlin. I’ve now had the good fortune of sitting down with Bouncer twice.