• Conversations #2.27: Kipp Frohlich

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Kipp Frohlich has been the Director of FWC’s Habitat and Species Conservation Division the past 3 years, and has a lifetime of experience working for Florida conservation on some of the most cutting edge of topics: manatees, bears, sea turtles, panthers, and more. This week, we sat down with Kipp to recap and reflect on his career an talk about his stories and experiences, his hope for the agency, and his retirement plans! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your…

  • Conversations #2.21: Jon Fury

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora Jon Fury is the outgoing Freshwater Fisheries Director for FWC, and this interview is packed with EVERYTHING – from walking on alligators to the Doctrine of Public Trust to exploding fish to social dimensions in wildlife management to airboat wrecks . . . This is a career well done, and you will enjoy every second of this conversation! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and…

  • Virtual ICAST with FWC: #5 – Artificial Reefs

    Do you know about Florida’s Artificial Reefs program? Around our state, 3600+ reefs dot the coastline, providing habitat to many of our most popular and critical fisheries . . . In today’s episode, we’re joined by FWC’s Keith Mille and Amanda Nalley to discuss this very cool program, how it’s driven by science, the data it provides, the incredible opportunities it provides anglers, and how you can learn more about it! Make sure to visit FWC’s Virtual ICAST Page at myfwc.com/icast Click Here to Listen on Spotify Click Here to Listen on Apple Podcasts Click Here to Listen on iHeartRadio Click Here to Listen on Pandora Podcast: Play in new…

  • Virtual ICAST with FWC: #4 – Boating Access

    Where did all these boat ramps come from? Who paid for them? And who takes care of them? Today, we’re joined by Laura Beagle, FWC’s Boating Access Coordinator to discuss how this works in our state full of water.  We’ll spend time discussing BoatRampFinder, one of the Agency’s most successful tools, and how Sportfish Restoration Funding works to make sure we are all able to spend more time on the water! Make sure to visit FWC’s Virtual ICAST Page at myfwc.com/icast Click Here to Listen on Spotify Click Here to Listen on Apple Podcasts Click Here to Listen on iHeartRadio Click Here to Listen on Pandora Podcast: Play in new…

  • Virtual ICAST with FWC: #3 – Catch a Florida Memory

    Have you ever caught a grand slam? Or a monster fish you really wanted to celebrate? Or maybe you’ve caught a new species, and you’ve wondered how many different species are out there to catch in our seemingly endless waters? Catch a Florida Memory is the program that provides an outlet for all of those things and more – whether you’re registering your first slam, or working your way down the life list (70 species!) or just trying to catch a trout or redfish big enough for the Reel Big Fish Program, Catch a Florida Memory is a great way to celebrate the diversity and abundance of Florida’s Marine Fisheries,…

  • Virtual ICAST with FWC: #2 – TrophyCatch

    FWC’s TrophyCatch Program is an awesome opportunity for anglers to show off their big bass, have an amazing chance at some amazing prizes, and an opportunity for the state to collect catch data on these monster fish! Since it’s inception, the TrophyCatch Program has produced a staggering number of fish (spoiler alert: WAY over 10 tons of Bass have been weighed.  Way over.), it’s provided countless memories for the anglers, and it is a constant source of information for the Commission as they continue to study our world class Bass Fishery. Today, Ryan Hamm of FWC and Travis are joined by Drew Dutterer and KP Clements, both from FWC’s Freshwater…

  • Virtual ICAST with FWC: #1 – Sportfish Restoration Funding

    Completely different week of episodes this week as we are joined every day by a special guest from Florida Wildlife Commission’s staff to discuss Sportfish Restoration Funding and the programs this money supports, from Trophy Catch to Artificial Reef creation, to Boat Ramp access and Catch a Florida Memory! In today’s episode, Travis is joined by Ryan Hamm (hear a full interview with Ryan from earlier this season here!) and they discuss how Sportfish Restoration Funding (also called Dingell Johnson) works, where the money comes from, and how it gets here! Make sure to visit FWC’s Virtual ICAST Page at myfwc.com/icast Click Here to Listen on Spotify Click Here to…

  • Conversations 2.9: Danielle Kirkland, FWC Invasive Plant Management

    Chances are, if you’re listening to an outdoors podcast, you’ve heard some mention of the topic of Spraying.  We toss around binary concepts – stop spraying, ban chemicals, poison . . . In this week’s conversation, we take a measured approach with an expert on the subject, FWC’s Danielle Kirkland, a leader in the state’s Invasive Plant Management Team. We go into detail on why spraying occurs, why natives matter, why managing invasives needs to continue, how herbicides are approved for usage, the creation of muck, lake levels, and pay to spray – plus why Danielle does what she does . . . You do not want to miss this…

  • Conversations #2.3: Ryan Hamm

    Ryan Hamm is with FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries – in this week’s episode, we chat about anything and everything, including R3 in fishing, Lake Management Plans, Triploid grass carp, basketball, and even a little hunting . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! 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…

  • #11: Allen Martin with FWC – Black Crappie

    ‘Tis the season . . . For specks.  Black Crappie.  One of the most popular fish in the Sunshine State, we’re talking this week with one of the experts on these tasty and fun spotted slabs! Allen Martin is Biologist with Florida Wildlife Commission and helped create the Black Crappie Management Plan – he took some time to work with us unpacking Specks and everything you’d ever want to know about Crappie! 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 –…