• #116: Resolutions 101

    Everyone knows that resolutions are a terrible idea – you make some bold proclamation like “I’m gonna lose 150 lbs this year” or “I’m going to summit Kilmanjaro” and you have forgotten it by January 15th! Not to worry, your fearless co-hosts at the Cast and Blast Florida Podcast are here to help you lower your resolution goals, which will in turn help you become so accustomed to making your resolutions stick, which will in turn help you skydive/zipline/shark cage dive/whatever. Plus, we talk sewage management, post-outdoor-excursion breakfasts, Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, snook fishing, decoys, and much, much more! Become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with…

  • #114: Loose Ends

    That’s a wrap on 2019 – we gave you 65 hours of content, culminating in this mess of a podcast! Thank you all so much for all your support and being part of the Cast and Blast Family!  We’ll see you in 2020!!! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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 Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #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 –…

  • An Open Letter to the FWC Commissioners

    Commissioners, I wanted to reach out to your prior to this week’s Commission meetings in Panama City Beach. I wish I could be there. I tried. I pushed hard. I’ve been to the past 4-5 meetings, but, as a full-time waterfowl guide, this one was tough to pull off. See, I have a client flying in to hunt the day of the meetings from out of state. This gentleman has harvested 42 species of waterfowl, and only needs the Florida mottled duck to complete his slam. We’ve planned the hunt since June. If everything goes according to plan, there will be a celebration in a Central Florida Swamp Tuesday morning,…

  • Conversations #10: Clay Newcomb

    This week, we’re chatting with Clay Newcomb from Bear Hunting Magazine. In light of the upcoming FWC Commissioners’ meeting to discuss the Bear Management Plan, we’ve been working with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to unite Hunters and Conservationists and inform folks about the true application of conservation principles and practices with sustainable resources and sound scientific measures in game management. We hope you’ll enjoy this conversation, and we hope you’ll take the time to attend the FWC Commission Meetings Dec. 11 and 12 in Panama City Beach, take the time to use BHA’s online form to let your opinion be known, make a phone call . . . Follow Cast…

  • #112: The Gift Guide

    Stuffles.  Fried Honey Buns AND Krispy Kremes. Duck Season Recap.  Plus all the gifts you could ever want for Christmas, including: First Lite Fingerless Merino Wool Gloves Gator Breathable Waders Sitka Gear T-shirts Blackstone 17″ Griddle Alps Vanish Hunting Chair The North American Model of Conservation Book Smile Outside Conservation Series Books Peter Hathaway Capstick Books Sig Sauer P320x Compact LetterJoy IT Cosmetics Sunscreen Bombas Socks Darn Tough Socks Accusharp Sharpener Olukai Flip Flops E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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…

  • Why Misses Matter

    Throughout duck season, we’ll attempt to keep you abreast of what we’re thinking, Monday Morning Quarterback-style, just with less football and more waterfowl There was a time when Will didn’t want to hunt. He was slight of build, which was tough to sort out with gun sizing, to say nothing of recoil in the way it related to the featherlight guns he could handle. The first duck he ever shot, a pin-feathered bluebill that graces our living room wall, was followed by tears, due in large part to his first experience with #4 steel shot against his shoulder.  I wasn’t sure he’d ever come around on it. It’s a tough…

  • #109: Gun Stuff

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Guns. We talk about them all the time in passing, but, thanks to this recent piece from Guns and Ammo, we decided to unpack some of the more confusing terms you’ll hear tossed around in firearms circles. Plus – Nate decides to take up hunting, Emily takes a run at vegan-ism, and Travis recaps Alabama vs. LSU. 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 . . .…

  • Conversations #7: Bill Cooksey

    This week, we catch up with Bill Cooksey of Vanishing Paradise.  Bill and I chat about waterfowl, conservation, duck calling, classic outdoor writers, and more . . . Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! 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 Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #108: the North American Model of Conservation

    The North American Conservation Model. We toss this term around pretty frequently on our show, and we hear it mentioned on other podcasts and platforms on a regular basis . . . but, what does it mean? This week, we take a run at unpacking the model, in a quick hit fashion, to at least bring it to the surface for future conversations. Plus – Our favorite redheads, Nate’s weekly football allegiance update, Emily recommends a curling iron (sorta), and more! Links: Shane Mahoney The North American Model of Conservation Book Want to take action on the Bear Hunt?  Here’s the link to our Take Action page Or – take…