• Conversations #2.23: Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Fish sores and lesions have become a hot topic in Florida with the recent push against herbicide usage. To get to the bottom of the issue, we reached out to one of the leading fish veterinarians in the world, Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd to chat about the myriad of maladies that fish can suffer from, whether there’s a singular characteristic, proper fish handling, and much, much more! 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…

  • #149: Stacy’s First Moorhen

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts In the same vein as “Kaley’s First Duck Hunt (episode 18) and “Will’s Gator (episode 145), we reached out to a longtime listener and friend who finally notched her first harvest, and her story is fantastic!!! Plus, hypocrisy in conservation circles, Nate learns to deer hunt, a million new reviews, and a preview of what’s coming soon! 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…

  • Conversations #2.22: Frank Gidus, CCA Florida

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora CCA Florida is the leading fisheries conservation group in Florida . . . In this conversation, we talk to their expert on habitat and ecology, Frank Gidus.  From oyster restoration, to seagrass planting, to crap trap removal, find out what CCA is doing to make our waters and fisheries better for everyone in the state! 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 Double the “T’s”…

  • An Incomplete Guide to Youth Shotguns

    Can I tell you how many youth shotgun guides I see on the regular? A lot. It’s like outdoors industry search engine optimization 101 – “write an article about youth shotguns” . . . Most of them are good.  Recently, the good folks at Project Upland released this one, and I think it’s the be all, end all for youth shotgun articles – it’s written by a former gun shop employee, it takes into account almost all the things you want to take into account, and it has the most comprehensive chart I’ve ever seen of youth shotguns.  I used to have a chart, but now I’m embarrassed to show…

  • #148: Off the Desk

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora Sportsmen for Biden! Sportsmen for Trump! We wrap up the show with our thoughts on those two groups, but not before we discuss sewage spills, grilling options, Weeki Wachee River impacts from kayaks, Women who hunt, duck stamps, new books, Jon Fury, and so much more!!! 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 Double the “T’s” Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions…

  • 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…

  • Conversations #2.20: Leiza Fitzgerald

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora On the Florida fishing scene, you’d be hard pressed to find many names more recognizable than Leiza Fitzgerald’s . . . One of the most accomplished redfish tournament anglers in the state, a native Conch, a hunter, a fisher, a guide, a conservationist, and a trailblazer . . . This week, we walk through Leiza’s story, how passionate she is about protecting our fisheries, and her current project, the CCA Florida STAR Catch and Release Tournament . . . Join CCA Florida here Register for the STAR Tournament here Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY…

  • #147: Teach Me Conservation

    This week, we take a whole episode to discuss this years recruitment initiative – Teach Me Conservation . . . Our teachers are our connection to our youth . . . and conservation does a lousy job of tangibly connecting hunting and outdoor recreation to the public . . . We thought this would be an awesome opportunity to bring our world to those charged with educating our kids! Want to sign up (or sign a teacher up) for Teach Me Conservation?  Click this link! Want to purchase a duck stamp for a teacher (or even part of a duck stamp)? Click this link! Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts…

  • Conversations #2.19: Scott McKinney, Darkwater Calls

    Calling wood ducks. It’s often debated in the social media world . . . can you call them, do they respond, who calls wood ducks? Well, this week, we sit down with the creator of the best wood duck call on the planet, Scott McKinney of Darkwater Calls, and discuss call making, youth in hunting, and how we use his calls to trick the prettiest bird in the state. 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…

  • Keep & Release

    Every podcast recording session starts out the same way: Emily, exasperated, looks at Nate and I and asks, “Do you guys have a ‘Keep’ and ‘Release’ for this week?” If you’ve never heard the show, a) consider yourself lucky and don’t click this link, and b) Keep and Release is the segment where we give a little shout-out to whatever the one thing is that we want to talk about this week in a positive light (Keep), and the one thing that irritated us or aggravated us in the previous week (Release).  A release could be leaky waders or faulty spinning reels or lousy internet service or duck ID posts…