Wow what a story! Patrick Sebile could very well be one of the best anglers in the world. With over 300 fishing records, 760+ different documented fish species caught, and countless lure, rod, and hook design inventions, he's done more in the fishing world that most ever dream of. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Patrick to hear his amazing story. We cover everything from him getting bullied as a kid, how fishing helped him with his confidence, how he was designing fishing rods before he could drive, and how he's been able to think like a fish. Enjoy
If you love catching big speckled trout then you're going to love this episode with The Speckled Truth founder Chris Bush. We break down the best areas, best lures, and best moon phases to target gator trout on the flats this fall and early winter. And it's all from the fisherman who has more speckled trout data on these thick gator trout than anybody else. Enjoy.
In this episode, Pastor Johnny and Joe share their own personal struggled with marriage, tips for a happier marriage, and thoughts on divorce. Definitely a must-listen to episode if you desire a happier marriage.
In this episode, I interview Capt. Benny Blanco where we discuss how he and the guys from Captains for Clean Water are doing everything in their power to restore clean water to our estuaries. He shares the battles, the tough discussions with politicians, the big problems, and some education on what's really going on. We also discuss his new fishing show Guiding Flow and how he's using that to help our waterways.
In this episode, Robert Fields (from the fishing show Field Trips with Robert Fields) shares his hard-hitting story of losing his job, girlfriend, and close family member all at the same time which opened the door to stop chasing zeros and pursue happiness. He shares how he went from not ever fishing at all to becoming pretty consistent at kayak fishing to now getting paid to fish. You definitely don't want to miss this episode!
This could be one of the tougher questions we face as humans... If there is a God, why does he let bad things happen to good people? This is a daunting question (and probably the main reason atheists exist). So in this episode, we share some personal stories of loss, suffering, and pain to explain why God lets bad things happen to his children.
If you've ever wondered the secret to catching loads of inshore saltwater fish (like redfish, snook, speckled trout, flounder, and tarpon) in a brand new area then you're going to love this episode. Capt. Jay Withers moved from Ohio (where he was a bass fisherman) and set his sights on learning the waters down here in Florida so well that he could be a full-time guide. He shares his amazing story on how he did it. Enjoy.
In this episode, we brought on Capt. Ben Chancey from Chew On This to discuss how he's been able to catch so many Goliath Grouper (to the point he makes it look easy). Capt. Ben has now gone on to catch over 1,000 Goliath Grouper (even some from kayaks, paddleboards, and other small floatation devices. Enjoy this one!
In this hard-hitting episode of Salt Strong Unchurched, we cover a question that so many of us struggle with... If God is real, what's the deal with the theory of evolution and science that goes against Christianity? Why do some scientists claim God can't exist? We brought on Pastor Johnny Kelly to discuss. Enjoy and we'd love your feedback.
In this episode, we have on Aric from Heroes on the Water to share all of the amazing things they are doing to heal (and even save lives) through kayak fishing. Their organization is taking veterans, active military duty, police officers, firefighters, and all other heroes. Enjoy.
Want to catch more inshore saltwater fish on your next trip? Want someone to take all of the guesswork out of finding the best day and time to fish (to maximize the amount of strikes you get)? Then you've got to hear about this new fishing tide and forecast website called Smart Fishing Tides. It's custom built for inshore anglers targeting redfish, speckled trout, snook, flounder, mangrove snapper, and more.
For many years I struggled with church. Some were boring. Some churches seemed to be all about the money. Some churches seemed stuck on rituals (forgetting that their members came seeking help, support, and love). So I brought on pastor Johnny Kelly to discuss another hard-hitting topic... Why Church?
I first heard about Freedom Boat Club a couple years ago. A few of our Salt Strong members had sold their boats (after many years of frustration dealing with things breaking, long lines at boat ramps, etc) to join a boat club. I was skeptical at first, but the more I kept hearing about it, the more curious I became. Finally, I drove down to the local Freedom Boat Club here in Winter Haven, FL and asked for a tour. Here's what I discovered...
What a story!!! Listen in as angler Ronnie Green shares how losing his mother ended up opening up doors for him to quit his job and pursue his love for fishing. Not only that, but he landed his very own fishing TV show that has become one of the fastest growing shows out there. If you thought fishing stories were powerful, you haven't heard anything yet. Enjoy
Over the last year of doing these podcasts we've had numerous questions come up about Faith. In particular, confusion and hard-hitting questions about God, church, Christianity, etc. This is a pat of my life that I've struggled with (in terms of clear answers) so I'm setting out to interview pastors and other experts who can give us simple answers to Faith through stories. I hope you enjoy this first episode with pastor Johnny Kelley. His story is pretty amazing. Please give me feedback on how to make these Unchurched episodes even better.
Every college kid's dream is to be able to make some extra dough on the side doing something they love. How about getting paid to fish? This was impossible just twenty years ago, but with the rise of the Internet, young fishermen like Tyler Anderson have found ways to get paid to do what they love... fishing.
Wader Dave is back by popular demand! With fall weather quickly approaching, many Salt Strong audience members have been asking for wade fishing tips (in particular for redfish, snook, and trout). So we brought back on fellow Salt Strong Insider Wader Dave (the guy who wade fishes 220+ days per year). Listen in as Dave discusses his fall and winter tactics, best fishing lures for wading, and more.
What a story! Will Dunn from Take A Kid Fishing grew up a bit of a tough upbringing... he's been struck by lightning, shot, and bit by a rattlesnake... all signs from God that he needed to change his ways. Now he's making a massive impact with underprivileged kids through fishing. Enjoy!
It's custom fishing rod time! In this episode, we have Black Pelican Custom Rod owner Brandon Elinich to break down everything that goes into making your own rods. Brandon shares the biggest mistakes most anglers make when building their own rods, the best materials, the best rod blanks, and all of the tools you need. Enjoy and tight lines!
If you've ever wondered what is the best fishing lure size for different applications, the guys from Salt Strong break down what lure sizes work best for different depths, seasons, species, and more. This is primarily focused for inshore saltwater species such as redfish, snook, speckled trout, tarpon, and flounder. Tight lines!
Do you believe fishing can bring relief to your life? Well eighth-grader Jake Klopfenstein is bringing relief to pediatric cancer patients and their families through fishing. This is an amazing story of a young boy who watched his friend pass away from cancer and wanted to made a difference. Listen in as Jake and his mom Toni share their story of how Angling for Relief was born.
If you want to hear how a weekend warrior goes from being decent at catching trout and redfish to entering his first major tournament and winning it (plus numerous others), then you're going to love this story about Kalon Johnson (the "Redfish Assassin"). Listen in as we discuss some of his best lures, tricks, and advice on catching more redfish.
What a power-packed episode! If you've been struggling at all (even slightly) to find new inshore saltwater fishing spots, then you've got to hear this episode. The Salt Strong fishing team sheds some light on the steps they use to find new spots incredibly fast.
The Mad Snooker is known as one of the top snook anglers in Florida. He's been fishing for snook since he was a youngster and now has over 80,000 snook under his personal belt (that he's personally caught and logged), along with over 220,000 snook that his customers and friends has while fishing with him. Either way you slice it, this dude knows a thing or two about fishing for snook (and catching tons of them). Listen in as Capt. Dave Pomerleau (The Mad Snooker) discusses what he's learned about snook fishing over the past forty years.
Can you imagine drowning at age 14, fearing the ocean and never wanting to go near it, to one day quitting your job as attorney to become a professional spearfisherwoman? Valentine Thomas can. And along the way she had to deal with debilitating anxiety attacks, living in her car, and countless shark encounters. Listen in as she shares her amazing story of overcoming fear and dreaming BIG!