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!
I'll be honest, I had goosebumps for most of this interview... from the almost unbelievable miracles of the signs she received from God to seeing her son talk to her through billboards to the orbs that showed up in photographs, this is a really amazing story. Listen in as Kelly Kowall from My Warrior's Place shares her amazing story.
In this episode, the Salt Strong brothers break down the #1 most versatile saltwater fishing lure ever made. The one lure capable of catching more species of saltwater fish than any other lure. Plus, this fishing lure is one of the most simple to rig and use. Anyone can catch fish using it! Enjoy.
In this episode, Capt. George Gozdz, host of the new hit fishing TV show "Unfathomed" (and past host of the Reel Time Florida Sportsman show), talks about how fishing has changed his life and how he's been able to impact others. From long 12-hour days in the Emergency Room to long days out on the water, George shares his really cool story. Enjoy
In this episode, Jovan McNeill from Cloud 9 Outdoor (a mentorship and education based non-profit focused on getting high-risk kids outside fishing), shares his amazing story of growing up without a dad in his life, what fishing meant to he and his mom, and why he decided go pour his love into kids in his area.
I got to be honest, the day a nurse told me that I had cancer was a really tough one for me... something I'll never forget. But looking back, I can see how that low time in my life was one of the biggest blessings I ever received from God. Listen in as I discuss how I dealt with it and a personal 30-day challenge I have for you that could alter your life for good.
In this episode, we tackle the hard-hitting topic of technology and it's impact on fishing. Are all of these shortcuts, online maps, and cheat-sheets helping or hurting the industry? At what point do we go too far in terms of fishing technology? Listen in as we weigh in our candid thoughts.
The Midwest FisherGal is awesome! What a fun time having the pleasure to interview Kristine Fischer (yes, that is her real last name as a professional angler). Kristine walked away from a lucrative job in order to pursue fishing full time. She breaks down everything from having to compete with mostly all men, the tough times, the mistakes, the moments she'll never forget, and some great life lessons we can all benefit from. Enjoy and tight lines.
What a story! In this episode, we get to spend a day with Marty Zoffinger, the kayak angler who started a massive YouTube channel sharing what he loves... kayaking, woodworking, boating, and making the best of everything. Listen in as we discuss his ups and downs, a few failures that turned into blessings, and how he's built a following of incredibly loyal fans and kayak customers.
30+ spearfishing world records and counting... Cameron Kirkconnell has already accomplished so much, yet he's really just getting started. Listen in as we talk about his transition into one of the biggest spearfishing guide businesses, lessons learned, his most memorable spearfishing trips, and what's next...
I've got to be honest, I got a little teary-eyed on this interview... Listen in as college student Savannah Billett discusses how she is using fishing to help cure the most common form of childhood cancer. We take a deep dive into how this all came about, we meet some of the young kids with cancer who have made a massive impact on her, and her big plans for the future. Definitely a must-listen to episode.
Want to know how to create an amazing fishing trip in the Florida Keys? Regardless if you're lobstering, targeting snook and tarpon, or going after mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel, Capt. Mark "Hollywood" Johnson has you covered. Listen in as he talks about how to best maximize your fishing time in the Florida Keys.
Perhaps one of the most well-know female fly anglers in the world, April Vokey has been disrupting the fishing industry for many years. So in this episode, Joe sits down face to face with April to cover everything from her days of barely paying the bills, to getting her own TV show, to the hate on social media, to the "Instagram fishing girls," to being a mum, to giving back. Enjoy!
It's flounder fishing time again! In this episode, we bring on flounder expert Capt. Jot Owens (Wilmington, NC) to share his best tips, tricks, and baits for catching more flounder (year-round). Capt. shares the biggest mistakes he sees most inshore anglers making when it comes to catching big flounder (along with some other priceless doormat tips). Enjoy.
Are you sick and tired of not knowing what saltwater fishing equipment you really need (and what you can avoid), then listen in as Tony and Luke (Salt Strong fishing coaches) discuss the best saltwater inshore fishing equipment (from kayaks to lures to reels to accessories).
In this training #2 of 3, Luke and Tony from Salt Strong answer top questions from weekend warrior inshore anglers on the best tactics to catch more redfish, snook, speckled trout, flounder, tarpon, etc. If you aren't catching as many fish as you'd like then definitely listen in to this episode.
Want to be able to find more inshore fishing spots for redfish, snook, speckled trout, and flounder? Then listen in to this training 1 of 3 with Luke and Tony from Salt Strong. They answer audience questions on how to find productive new spots fast.
If you've ever thought you might be drinking too much, then is a must-listen to episode. I break down some of my issues with alcohol, some pretty embarrassing stories, along with the results from the first 3- month of my alcohol test (best news is that you don't have to quit drinking... unless you need to...) Enjoy.
Ever heard of a toddler catching tarpon, bonefish, and snook? If you've ever wanted to get your kids (or young grandkids) into fishing, then you're going to love this episode. We have Capt. Scott Brown to discuss how he's getting his entire family out having an absolute blast on the water (even his 3-year old and infant). Enjoy!
If you've ever been frustrated that your wife, girlfriend, or significant other doesn't like fishing (or maybe doesn't "get it" at all), then you've got to hear this. Capt. Leiza Fitzgerald does a great job of explaining some simple tricks to get your spouse or girlfriend on board and having fun. Enjoy.
What a story! If you love fishing, family, and hearing about fathers getting to do amazing things with their kids, then you're going to love this. Mark and Michael Cowart (Team Shallowtails) are doing some BIG things in the redfish tournament space. Enjoy!
What an experience! Luke and I had the opportunity to tag along with the FWC for a day out on the field. We dragged seine nets, took samples, and saw more baby pinfish and juvenile snook than we could shake a stick at! Definitely some exciting news for the future of our inshore fishing waterways. Enjoy.
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Have you ever thought about what people would say at your funeral? Did you make a difference? Did you make an impact? Did you leave a lasting legacy? If you want to know one of the big keys to happiness (and to help create a fishing legacy in your life), then you've got to hear this!