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 Not Your Guy."

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

Captains Collective - Hunter Leavine & Josh Wells

Captains Collective - Hunter Leavine & Josh Wells

Hunter Leavine a college pastor, author, outdoorsman and occasional lawn guy - and Josh Wells a Firefighter, came together to make the Captains Collective Podcast. A podcast dedicated to gathering wisdom, knowledge, & stories from captains & industry leaders. They feature some amazing conversations with some iconic fishermen and recently released an episode with yours truly (CHECK IT OUT)

David Mangum - Tarpon, Tarpon And Tarpon

David Mangum - Tarpon, Tarpon And Tarpon

I had the opportunity to stop in Florida and visit a friend of mine who is known far and wide as a person who pays close attention to details. He’s known as a mad scientist of tarpon fishing - we hadn’t caught up in a long time and we had a lot to talk about. We spoke about what he’s got going on and what he’s getting ready to do; things that make him much more than a tarpon guide, he's an artist, a photographer and a very creative person.

Jeff Maggio - LunkerDog

Jeff Maggio - LunkerDog

Jeff Maggio has been the go-to tarpon guide for the Broward and Dade counties taking over 230 trips a year. He then teamed up with his buddy Lamont who was in the production industry and they began making fishing videos. Over the past 10 years LunkerDog has continued producing videos and showing the world how “reel” guys/girls fish.

Florida Skiff Challenge - A Serious Endurance Event

Florida Skiff Challenge - A Serious Endurance Event

I sat down with Heath Daughtry of Yellowfin Yatchs, Alycia Downs of Captains For Cleanwater and Chase Daniel from Yellowfin Yatchs to talk about the Florida Skiff Challenge. This event is not joke - you get in a Skiff (18ft or less boat) with a 70 horse-power or less motor. You take that boat around Key West and end in Cabin Bluff, GA. This event is 1,600 miles and you go for 48 hours nonstop. You don’t sleep.