• To the Hunt

    Here’s to 2 am alarm clocks and ice on the windshield. To us not being sure why our hands are shaking – is it the bitter cold, or the monstrous 10 point that just stepped into the clearing. The sound of a wood duck whistling his way unseen through the darkness seconds before shoot time.  The rattle of the dog boxes as the pointers bang their tails against the side, desperate to find their next quail.  The snap of a twig behind you in the tree stand – Unknown yet full of promise.  The whistles, of bobwhites and pintails and dog handlers . . . The clucks, of hen mallards…

  • #50: A Game Is The Foot

    IT’S.  OUR.  BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! One year ago today, we were just a precocious, nascent podcast. Today – we’re celebrating.  We talk our favorite episodes and moments – in the finest tradition of this train-wreck of a podcast . . . we hope y’all enjoy! Follow Cast and Blast Florida . . . Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram – @lovedalocafitness – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • Together.

    I’m sick of this mess. I’m sick of Big Sugar, and Discharges, and Red Tide and Mosaic and Cyanobacteria and Septic Tanks and Glyphosate. We’ve ravaged Charlotte Harbor, the Indian River Lagoon, Florida Bay, and the Kissimmee Watershed, from Shingle Creek all the way down . . . We’ve posted up our allegiances – BullSugar, Captains for Clean Water, The Rivers Coalition, Everglades Trust . . . “Vote Water” is the chant . . . We adamantly defend our choices – Desantis was at this rally, Levine really seems to have a handle on things, Graham’s family didn’t really want to destroy wetlands for a mall, maybe Chris King or…

  • #49: Discharges, Big Sugar, and Red Tide

    It’s been a miserable summer in Southwest Florida – a never ending red tide bloom. Discharges from Lake Okeechobee.  An election cycle. Our state sits in the midst of an ecological disaster that’s being tossed around like a political volleyball.  Misinformation abounds.  Divisions are drawn in the sand.  Confusion reigns. This week, we take one episode to give you our thoughts.  This is not our normal fare.  This is pure, unfiltered, and raw. We’ll be back to jokes and punchlines and fishing tips and duck tricks next week. Follow Cast and Blast Florida . . . Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book…

  • #48: The Stay Woke Playlist

    It’s 4 am. You’ve got a full, NRA approved Yeti Rambler of coffee, the boat’s gassed up, and you’re headed to the boat ramp. What’s on the radio? We asked as many folks as we could for their “on the way to the boat ramp” songs, and this is what we’ve ended up with.  The first ever playlist designed to actually keep you “woke” in the truest sense of the word . . . You can use Spotify to listen to our entire list by clicking here . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida . . . Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter?…

  • 47: Anonymous Takes

    How do you feel about Power-pole?  Airboats? Fly Fishing? This week, we’re taking apart the hot takes that folks were too chicken to attach their names to . . . Plus Brad Paisley vs. Garth, Nate catches a 7″ fish and brags about it, and we talk Florida water issues again. And the First Annual Inaugural Codiment mini-Draft (spoiler: Nate wins)! Keeps: Travis – Captains for Clean Water – THE group on the right side of Florida’s Water Issues Emily – Have y’all seen John Crist? The Ultimate comedian for any youth group kid from the ’90’s Nate: Dawn Lea McKenna Books – The Forgotten Coast series – fictional procedural…