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.
Right now it is tarpon season, and something you might notice is a lot of guides out there with a push pole that they are using to direct the boat towards the fish and also using to stop the boat. This is called “staking out” and it is very effective and very easy to mess up and break your push pole. These poles are made of high-end graphite and can break easily if there is too much strain put on them, and they are expensive so you really don’t want to break them. Also, since I use Power Poles for anchoring in shallow water, it is important to know that there are some cases when I will still stake out with a push pole because there are areas where I can’t use the Power Poles.
Are you ever wanting to switch up your workouts and maybe test yourself in a different way? If you are tired of the routine of the gym and going on runs then maybe you should try some of these pool workouts. These are great for when you are traveling for work or vacation and you want to stay in shape and keep your fitness routine. I highly recommend that you always have a buddy when doing any of these workouts as they can be a little dangerous if you are getting out of the pool to do some squat or pushups and you are wet.
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.
I got a question on the email@example.com email about seasickness and I was going to start a How 2 Tuesday on this subject and then I remembered a podcast I did with expert photographer Jason Stemple. Jason is a phenomenal photographer and I have never seen him get so seasick that he is down for the count. He seems to have some pretty solid ideas on how to take photos inshore and offshore and avoid the sickness that is pretty common for that kind of work.
Sometimes you have work to do, or you are waiting on an appointment and you just can’t leave your hotel room but you want to get in a solid workout. I have for you quite a few bodyweight workouts that you can do and will give you exercises where you can be creative and quick so you aren’t spending tons of time working out. You don’t need any equipment for these workouts and you can do them anywhere, that’s what makes them perfect for traveling and time sensitive situations.
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.
Pompano has exploded in the past few years, the price has skyrocketed, there is a high demand for them. Because of this, I thought I would feature Captain Matt Budd on the podcast to teach us all how to catch pompano. Captain Matt Budd may know as much about pompano fishing as anyone I have ever talked to. This is a guy who is not just doing this recreationally but doing it commercially. When fishing commercially you may learn some things that a recreational angler doesn’t have to learn.
There are 3 treadmill workouts that I use to get in a really good workout but also prevent myself from getting bored and staying on the treadmill for too long. These exercises are great ways to provide some variation in your workout and also give you some opportunity to be creative when you don’t have very much equipment.
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.