• #115: 2020, the Year in Review

    New Year, same train wreck of a podcast. This year, like so many years before it, we boldly let you know what’s going to happen in the outdoors world in 2020 BEFORE it’s even happened.  Try getting that from Meateater! Plus, we spend a good bit of time recapping Cindy Stites recent recaps of Deer Camp (read the posts here and here and hear us talk about it at 31:10), Ian Nance’s new Outdoor Power Rankings (read it here; we talk about it at 36:25), Backcountry Hunters and Anglers events in both Florida AND Georgia, and whether or not it will ever.  Stop.  #^$&*!%. Raining. Become a friend of the…

  • 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,…

  • #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…

  • #34: Let’s Get Yeti to Rumble

    Did you know: Recently the NRA and Yeti had what might be described as a “spat” – this week, your Cast and Blast Florida crew takes a look at every angle . . . Including puns for episode titles . . . Keep: Nate: Ceramic Knives by Stone River Emily: Aura Frames – BUY THIS FOR MOTHER’S DAY!!!! Travis: Bearmageddon News  – Because you never know when a bear attack may occur! 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…

  • #32: The Live Bait Draft

    Show Notes: Greenbacks.  Shrimp.  Mullet.  Crickets. Got bait?  We’ve got you covered in this week’s episode! Keep and Release: Nate: Captain’s for Clean Water Trav’s Keep item – It Pays to Fish Podcast 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

  • #30: Excuses

    Show Notes: Have you ever spent 12 hours on the water, only to arrive home empty-handed? (shakes head in agreement) “Neither have we” But, just in case that DOES happen to you one day, we’ve got you locked and loaded with our best excuses for a bad day afield . . . No fish, too many fish, bad weather, bananas, lucky hats, and more!!! Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – Grilled shrimp, with this butter on it . . . Trav’s Keep item – What would Teddy Roosevelt Do?  The new website from Back Country Hunter’s and Anglers that examines public land policy through the lens of one of…

  • #28 Things Turkey Hunters Like

    Show Notes: Turkey Calls.  All the Turkey Calls.  Slate calls.  Box calls.  Mouth calls.  Wingbone Calls. All.  The.  Calls. Plus, TSS, Overcalling, Thermocells, Choke Tubes, and MORE Things Turkey Hunters Love!!!! Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – The Bug-A-Salt Trav’s Keep item – Will taking an interest in Photography   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…

  • Dogs I Have Known

    I’m not exactly sure how or when my infatuation with hunting dogs began. I came by this naturally, I suppose . . . My maternal grandfather was a quail hunting tour-de-force, almost always with a pointer or 3 leading the way. My dad raised beagles when we were very young, so gun dogs were abundant.  There were always 2 or 3 in the kennels, until a litter came along.  Toby and Max and Dutchess and Bear wandered through my adolescence with their tri-colored saddles and soulful howls. But somewhere, and I don’t remember the switch exactly, we ended up with a Brittany.  Abracadabra was her name on paper, which we…

  • #27: Listener Questions

    Show Notes: This week, we empty the mailbag and tackle YOUR questions about anything and everything, from “How to get your kids more involved in the outdoors” to “who wins a fight: a taco or a grilled cheese” . . . Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – SladeNW Youtube Channel Trav’s Keep items – BackCountry Hunters and Anglers   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 –…