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!
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).