• #107: The Halloween Draft

    4 or 5 times a year, we decide to throw the outdoors out with the bath water and we completely lean into our wacky, fun side – we’ve done drafts of Boat Songs, Fishing Songs, Road Trip Songs, and now we’re doing a draft of . . . Halloween . . . anything and everything goes! Plus, we talk Florida Urban Legends, including Bloody Bucket Bridge, Bloody Ed Watson, Spook Hill, Old Hitler, and the Swamp Ape! Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow…

  • Conversations #5: Adam Bass

    Adam Bass is a rising star on the nature photography circuit, but his real passion?  Conservation. Any time the two of us get together, we pump each other up chatting about the Rural and Family Lands program, Florida Forever, Duck Hunting, what makes the perfect picture, and how many duck boats are enough? Find Adam online here! Love our theme song?  Check out Trail Diver (the song is called “Citrus”) 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…

  • Recipes: Fried Honey Buns

    We’ve talked about it for 2 weeks, so we decided it was time to put a marker down.  Here’s the recipe for the greatest breakfast snack of all time – fried Honey Buns. Credit goes to Josh Raggio of Raggio Custom Calls for bringing this culinary delight to our attention. It’s also important to note that these are not DEEP FRIED Honey Buns – that is a bit much! These are much healthier than those!* Ingredients: Box of Little Debbie Honey Buns Bacon Grease Directions: This ain’t rocket science, y’all. Get your bacon grease hot, add in the honey buns (unwrapped), cook for about 90 seconds per side.  Serve warm.…

  • #106: Open Threads

    Last week, we talked about the Stages of a Hunter, and asked for your feedback. Y’all came through in a major way! This week, we read through and discuss our thoughts on your thoughts about recruitment, fly fishing, and fast food restaurants. Plus, Emily falls over, Nate bemoans Georgia, and Travis tosses shade around like he’s an oak tree. Here’s the link to Nate’s Keep, the Hot Ones Youtube Channel Here’s the link to Simon Sinek’s Google Talk (if you own a business, this is for you!) and here’s a link to his new book, The Infinite Game! Here’s a link to the trailer for Top Gun Maverick, because it’s…

  • Conversations #4: Justin Seelig

    Hand Carving Decoys. It’s one of the more nostalgic and romantic notions in waterfowling, and this week we’re talking to the man who WAS the decoy carver laureate of Florida.  Justin takes us through his introduction to hunting, his passion for carving, how he started out, and what’s next for him and his girlfriend, Melissa! One of the most renowned call makers of our time, Josh Raggio sits down with Travis to discuss bullfighting, college baseball, honey buns, conservation, his family . . . oh, and duck calls. We’re still working out kinks on our remote recording setup, so it’s a little “muffled” but the content is too good to…

  • #105: Stages of a Sportsman

    This week, we take a run at the University of Wisconsin’s study from the 70’s on the “Stages of a Hunter” – here’s a link to the article we referenced, and we’re looking forward to receiving some feedback on this discussion. Plus, our rankings of the top Fast Food restaurants, the issue with Georgia sports, southern Zodiac signs, and Fried Honey Buns . . . Again. Here’s a link to the Hunting Collective interview with Valerius Geist Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow…

  • Conversations #3: Josh Raggio

    One of the most renowned call makers of our time, Josh Raggio sits down with Travis to discuss bullfighting, college baseball, honey buns, conservation, his family . . . oh, and duck calls. We’re still working out kinks on our remote recording setup, so it’s a little “muffled” but the content is too good to pass up. Here’s the link to Josh’s website. Here’s the link to the new trailer we spoke about in the episode . . . Want more Josh?  Here’s a link to his most recent episode with Rocky Leflore on the End of the Line Podcast – (there are more on Rocky’s page, look for those…

  • #104: The Small Game Draft

    No Nate, No Emily – this week, Travis is in Mississippi and is joined by Chad Rischar and Josh Watts from Southeast Backcountry Hunters and Anglers as we discuss our recent event at Raggio’s Custom Calls, the challenges faced by living in Mississippi, and our favorite small game pursuits. For more on Raggio’s Custom Calls, click here For more information on Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, click here Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . 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…

  • Conversations #2: Eric Weather

    Remember, as a kid, how you wanted to take your net and catch one of every little fish and crab and creature on the grass flats behind your hotel when you were on your Florida vacation? That’s Eric Weather’s job. Eric is a biologist with FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), and this week he spends an hour with us discussing how he got to Florida, his love of the water and everything in it, and how FWRI informs so many of the fisheries decisions we see as anglers! Indices of Relative Abundance The McCall’s Basin Theory of sampling for fish The Otolith (ear stone) for aging fish If…

  • #103: You Might Be a Florida Outdoorsman, if . . .

    This week, we’re channeling our best Jeff Foxworthy impersonation as we discuss the things that make the fine folks in Florida different from the other 49 states! Plus, FWC meetings, Nate rides a scooter, and Emily likes limes! Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . 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…