• Conversations #2.17: Brad Phares

    Brad Phares is the creator of Cowhunters Unlimited, the Between the Beaches Podcast, an accomplished artist and poet, and a Florida rancher.  This week, we sit down to discuss all of those topics, plus how conservation fits into Florida’s cattle industry, our hopes for the future, and the similarities between ranchers and hunters! 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…

  • #143: Odds and Ends

    Follow ups on the waders conversation, including what we wear underneath it, thoughts on the new edition of Modern Huntsman magazine, more than you’d ever want to know about headlamps AND fishing line, scouting for alligators, brisket tips, socks, and the strangely bizarre case of the Kentucky Commissioner of Wildlife. Plus, deer season opens in South Florida, Top Gun delays, and reviews of like all the podcasts in the world! Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions…

  • Conversations #2.16: The North American Model, with John Cooper

    We interviewed John Cooper earlier this season regarding the changes we’ve seen to migratory waterfowl patterns.  You can hear that interview here. Now, we’re doing a deep dive into the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation – the Bible for Wildlife Managers . . . The 7 Tenets, how the model is funded, is the model the blanket framework for all conservation, what is the path forward for both funding and these guidelines, why private lands AND public lands AND parks all matter, Chronic Wasting Disease, the Land Water Conservation Fund, the Great American Outdoors Act, Missouri v. Holland, and what’s next for Sportsmen . . . Here’s the book,…

  • #142: Wading In

    Waders. Every duck hunter has a love/hate relationship with waders. On one hand, when they work, they’re the greatest invention of all time.  But.  When they don’t. Well – let’s just say it can make for a very “moist” season. What do we look for in waders, what do we like, dislike, want, and what we bought! Plus, free advice on non-lead shot, Foster Dogs, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Mesh Pants, unity sandwiches, the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow and the Great American Outdoors Act! Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett…

  • Conversations #2.15: Dr. Jason Ferrell

    Dr. Jason Ferrell is the director of the Center for Aquatic Invasive Plants at the University of Florida. In short, he’s an expert on the subject of one of the hottest topics in Florida: invasive plant, which in turn are generally handled by spraying. In this conversation, we unpack these plants and their behaviors, herbicides, both the good and bad sides, and we go in depth on aquatic harvesters, including detailed discussion of the recent pilot study done on Lake Toho.  This is a packed episode with a ton of amazing information around a very difficult subject . . . Please listen and share . . . Go to Patreon…

  • #141: What’s New, ICAST?

    Every year, we do a “New Product Showcase” Review from our time at the ICAST Fishing Industry Trade Show . . . With this year’s show being virtual, we decided to take a different tact and wander through the New Product Showcase Winners – while this goes against our governing principle of always looking for the innovation and newcomers, it also saved us hours upon hours of combing the internet doing research! With that said, here’s our take on the New Product Showcase winners, including the Best in Show Kayak with a built in trolling motor . . . Plus, we defend Power-pole’s honor, we talk about hope for the…

  • 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…