Captain Keiland and Captain Blake Sending time with Captain Mark Nichols

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East Coast Dolphin Fishing With Capt. Mike Rathjen

Captain Keiland And Captain Mike at the Boat

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Click here to listen to East Coast Dolphin Fishing!

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Mike Rathjen shares the excitement of catching Bull Dolphin off Florida’s East coast.  Recorded by Captain Keiland Smith at New Smyrna Florida.

Mike Rathjen shares the excitemen

Captain Mike with a large dolphin!

Captain Mike with a large dolphin!

Offshore with Capt Z in the Florida Keys

Fishing in the Florida Keys with Awesome fishing

Fishing in the Keys

Join the Awesome Fishing Crew in the Florida Keys for some fast saltwater action.  Capt Z is a guide with World Wide Sportsman.  Fishing on the Atlantic side, Captain Keiland, Capt Z, and Cindy catch Black Fin Tuna, Dolphin and Tile fish, Bonita.  Amixed bag produces a great day on the water.

Fishing in the Florida Keys with Capt Z

Displaying the Catch

Displaying the Catch

Dorado

Dorado

Sushi AKA Blackfin Tuna

Sushi AKA Blackfin Tuna

Florida Keys Costa Del Mar

Florida Keys Costa Del Mar

Hook Up Charters

Hook Up Charters

Tory and Reid

Tory and Reid

World Wide Sportsman-Water Side

World Wide Sportsman-Water Side

Southern Most Point

Southern Most Point

Capt Keiland and Cindy

Capt Keiland and Cindy

Recording Awesome Fishing Radio
Recording Awesome Fishing Radio

Mike Rathgen on Tarpon, Nearshore, and Offshore, Great Summer

The photos tell this story but listen to these two shows with Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Mike Rathjen!

  Nearshore, Offshore, and Great summer Fishing

  Nearshore Tarpon

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Rolling Tarpon

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Sailfish

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Catch of the Day

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Catch of the Day

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Dophin

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Dophin

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen King Mackerel Couple

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen King Mackerel Couple

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Big King

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Big King

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon Smiles

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon In Tarpon On!

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon In Tarpon On!

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tapron Final Run

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tapron Final Run

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon In Tarpon On!

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon In Tarpon On!

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Cobia Party

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Cobia Party

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon Double Trouble

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon Double Trouble

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon on Final 2

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon on Final 2

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon on Final

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathjen Tarpon on Final

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathgen Leaping Tarpon

Photo Courtesy of Mike Rathgen Leaping Tarpon

ICAST | Costa Del Mar

Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith check out the new Sunglasses from Costa Del Mar at the ICAST Show.  Costa Del Mar has been a long time sponsor of AFR.  The guys find the new polarized 580P sunrise lenses.

ICAST Costa Del Mar

Costa 580P Sunrise Color Lense

Costa 580P Sunrise Lenses

Costa 580P Sunrise Lense Sunglasses wins the “Best of Show” award at ICAST!

View Costa Web Site

Capt. Rick Murphy at Marine Supply Show

Rick Murphy with Awesome Fishing Radio

Victoria Smith with Captain Rick Murphy at the Marine Supply Show 2012

Host of Sportsman Adventures, Captain Rick Murphy, joins the crew of Awesome Fishing Radio.  Capt. Rick is always personable, and just like you see him on TV.  Perhaps he is even more fun!  Capt. Keiland Smith and Capt. Blake Smith spend a few great minutes with this friend of the family.

Capt Rick Murphy at Marine Supply show

Rick Murphy is always personable

Captain Rick Murphy is just as friendly in person as he is on TV. Rick Murphy is the host of long Running Sportsman’s Adventures.

Mudhole (Rodbuilding) at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo

This is a 2 Part interview:

Download Mudhole 2012 Pt I

Download Mudhole 2012 Pt 2

Mud Hole Rod Building

Mud Hole Rod Building

Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith speak with Scott Gimbert, from Mudhole (Rodbuilding.)  Mudhole has been a long term friend of Awesome Fishing Radio, and it was fun to catch up with them at the Expo.

Learn Rod Building with Mudhole, click here

TFO at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo

Capt Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith are at the Tamapa Tribune Outdoor Expo for the next several shows.  They interviewed old friends and new friends about gear ofr fishin (of course!)

Listen here:

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TFO Tampa Trib Expo

 

TFO LogoIn this edition, Awesome Fishing speaks with Brandon Powers of TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters)They discuss the conventional saltwater rods designed by Gary Loomis and fly fishing fly rods designed by Lefty Kreh.  TFO rods have a repuation for making high quality and economical rods  for Salt or Fresh.  TFO has one of the best warrantiy programs in the industry.  Click the logo to see the TFO website.

This show is hosted by Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith.

Rigging your boat for Tarpon Fishing Pt1

Rigging your Boat for Tarpon fishing.  Catching and fisghting the Silver King takes more than just muscle.  Equiping your gear and boat the right way makes all of the difference when the fish runns all of your line off, or you have found the perfect spot.  Solutions are simple if you know them.  Captain Keiland shares his years of experience on the subject.

Info on Wang Anchor

The Magic of Polarized Sunglasses – Seeing is Believing

Polarized Sunglasses make it easy to see fish

Polarized Sunglasses make it easy to see fish.

Seeing is Believing-Polarized Sunglasses

Awesome Fishing Radio and Captain Keiland Smith are big fans of high quality polarized sunglasses. This show is dedicated to what makes the best pair for you.

Unlike 10 years ago, there are a lot of good polarized sunglasses. Currently, we talk about our favorites, and our Excellent Sponsor Costa Del Mar.

And of course, we talk about Breakfast Chili-a true Southern delicacy.

Nearshore and More with Captain Rick Grassett

Captain Rick Grasset Nearshore and More

Albie

Photo Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

Nearshore-Mayhem

Photo Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

In an empty ocean.  Birds Mark the Spot

Photo Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

Little-Tuny

Little-Tuny

Little-Tuny-Too

Little-Tuny-Too Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

 

One of our most informative shows with Captain Rick Grassett from Sarasota, Florida.   He fishes nearshore and inshore in the late fall and catches several  species that are great fun and tackle busters.  Allen and Rick discuss the fun of catching ‘trash’ fish; and about Rick’s recent tournament which helped raise funds for Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers and CCA.

Most important are Captain Rick’s methods of using and rigging DOA jigs and plastics as well as the Rapala Skitterwalk.  And also, the secret fly-Grasset’s Snook Minnow:

Grassetts Snook Minnow

Grassetts Snook Minnow

Captain Keiland raps up the show with new gear reviews from Rail Riders and Rhodan trolling motors.

Captain Rick Grasset has two websites:
http://www.snookfin-addict.com/
http://www.flyfishingflorida.net/

Captain Rick Grassett is an active member of:
http://www.mangrovecoastflyfishers.com/
http://www.ccaflorida.org/

Winter Grouper Fishing Inshore with Capt Blake Smith

Winter Grouper Fishing with Capt Blake Smith

Did you know that you don’t have to go offshore to catch Florida’s famous Grouper.  Even a small flat bottom boat will do the job in the winter.  This show is load with info on inshore grouper fishing during the winter months.  Captain Blake Smith has been catching and eating a lot of Grouper for the last few weeks.  He uses a couple of techniques including live Pinfish and Grunts, and also trolling Rapala plugs.  Rigging your gear for big fish is important because occasionally you’ll catch a true Goliath!

Capt Blake with a future Grouper Sandwich

Another Super Grouper

Capt Blake Smith and perfect Gag Grouper

Gag Grouper

 

Sight Fishing Big Redfish in Moquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 2

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 2

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 3

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 3

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 4

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 4

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 5

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Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 6

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 6

Sight Fishing Big Reds on Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathgen

Our friend, Mike Rathjen has been catching some monster Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon this fall.   It  has been so good, that they filmed a TV show!  Recently Mike picked up a fly rod with great succes.  He suggests several flies that have been working well.  And he shares some of the places on Mosquito Lagoon that are producing monster redfish.  The guys have a great time joking around in this show. 

Mike is the Florida East Coast Rep for Beavertail Skiffs

Sebastian Snook with Rodney Van Horn

Fishing for Big Snook at Sebastian Inlet

Fishing the Jetty at Sebastian Inlet

This show on snook fishing could be called the “Inlet Show.”   We spend quality time talking to Rodney Van Horn about his snook fishing around Sebastian Inlet, and also Canaveral and Fort Pierce.   Rodney uses specialized techniques when rigging, and he likes to make his own jigs.   The tackle is heavy duty, but so are the fish!

Tides, when and where to fish are key to Rodney Van Horn’s success with big snook, and he shares many of his techniques with us.

Sebastian Snook Fishing with Rodney Van Horn

Tournament Redfishing with Capt. Blake Smith

Match the Greenbacks with a Twichin Rap

Match the Greenbacks with a Twichin Rap

Join Capt Blake for some summertime action on the water of Tampa Bay, Chasing Redfish for a tournament with Captain Granger Haranamis.  Tips for working your artificials and “matching the hatch.”  Because of the warm summer water, some of the tips are particularly helpful.  

Tournament Redfishing with Capt Blake Smith

Best places to hunt for reds when the water is warm.
Hummingbird and Navionics App
Fishing the Mangroves.
Falling Tides.
Working the Skitter Walk.

Snook Beach Fishing with Capt Tom Van Horn

Snook Beach Fishing with Capt Tom Van Horn

Installment Two of Awesome Fishing Radio’s series on Snook fishing.

If you like snook fishing, Captain Tom Van Horn shares insight into catching snook on the Beach.  Tom is owner of the Orlando Edition of Coastal Angler Magazine, and professional guide in the Indian River Lagoon and nearshore around Canaveral Inlet and Sebastian Inlet.  Long time friend of Awesome Fishing Radio. This show covers a lot of material and is one of our best!  Here’s what is inside this edition of Awesome Fishing Radio

 

Capt Tom Van Horn

Capt Tom Van Horn with Indian River Lagoon Trout

For more information about Capt. Tom Van Horn’s guide service use this link:  http://www.irl-fishing.com/

And he can be reached through our friends at Coastal Angler Magazine.

Snook Fishing with Capt Rick Grassett

Snook Fishing with Capt Rick Grassett

Captain Rick Grasset joins the Awesome Fishing Radio Crew to talk about Snook Fishing. Capt. Grassett fishes from Tampa Bay North to Charlotte Harbor South with most of his fishing done in the Sarasota area.  He is an Orvis Endorsed guide and works with CB Outfitters.  While we know him as a fly fishing guide he is equally good with light tackle.  This show features insight into night time snook fishing and what flies and to use, and salt water light tackle fishing.  We spend some time on redfish and gator trout and how they can be a pleasant bonus when mixed into our snook fishing.

Snook Fin Addict Catches Tarpon

Captain Rick Grassett can be contacted at (941) 923-7799

He has two informative websites which are linked below!

http://www.flyfishingflorida.net/

http://snookfin-addict.com/

Jamaica Fishing with Capt Blake Smith

We are talking to  Captain Keiland’s son, Blake Smith-New Captain and Newly Wed.  Jamaica honeymoon is also a fishing trip.  Blake, you found the perfect bride!  Blake shares the adventure and gives advice for anglers wanting to fish in Jamaica. 

Jamaica Fishing with Capt Blake Smith

Captain Blake Smith wiht Monster Snook

Captain Blake Smith witt Monster Snook

Key West to Sarasota with Captain Gabriel Lippert

Key West to Sarasota with Captain Gabe Lippert

Snook with Captain Blake and Captain Gabe

Snook with Captain Blake and Captain Gabe

Awesome Fishing Radio talks about fishing with Captain Gabe in two locations.  We start the show in Key West and finish on the water for Tarpon in Sarasota.  Captain Gabriel Lippert is close friends with new Captain, Blake Smith ( Keiland’s son.)   For more information about Captain Gabriel Lippert (we know him as Captain Gabe)f or fishing in Key West, Sarasota, or Engelwood Florida, use the link below:

http://amazinggracefishingadventures.com/

Tarpon-with-Captain-Gabriel

Tarpon-with-Captain-Gabriel

Terminal Non-Slip Loop Knot

Tie an overhand knot in the standing part of the line
Go through the hook eye
Pull back through the overhand knot-go in the same way you came out-ie if the tag came out on top, go in on top.
Wrap the tag around the tag around the standing line two to 5 times-bigger line fewer wraps.
Back Through the overhand knot, again the same way as before.
Tighten by pulling tag and standing line, hook will be dangling in the loop!

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Sight Fishing Gear for Shallow Water

Sight Fishing Gear for Shallow Water

Captain Keiland Smith tells Co-Host Allen Wyatt about his favorite gear for shallow water fishing. 

  • The main tool for saving the grass on the flats – CMC Jack Plates. 
  • Polarized sunglasses work well, but there are a few tricks of the trade to seeing fish. Costa 
  • Great soft bait combinations from Gulp and Docs Jigs
  • Critical terminal knot for more action.
  • Captain Keiland’s best knot for tying Suffix braid to mono or flurocarbon.
  • Crazy good shrimp fly
  • Pole Vs. Troll – maybe neither!
  • Abadabadoo and Buff Headgear

Pat Kelly President of Florida Guides Assoc on Gulf Oil Spill

Pat Kelly, President of Florida Guides Association, shares his insight in to the Gulf Oil spill. It effects the Fishing Guide industry in ways that are obvious and not. At this time, with only Pensacola showing tar balls, the industry is still suffering badly.

For more information see the Florida Guides Association website with detailed info not normally seen on TV.
http://www.florida-guides.com

Florida Guides Association

Florida Guides Association


Pat Kelly has been a long time friend of Awesome Fishing Radio and we thank his for his service to the guide industry of Florida, and the active role that he takes in the conservation of the state of Florida.

Fla Guides Assoc Pat Kelly and Gulf Oil Spill

Sight Fishing California with Captain Mike Gardner

Second installment of our Sight Fishing Series.  We call our new friend,  Captain Mike Gardner, and learn about the fishing in the Newport Harbor and Long Beach Harbor for Spotted Bay Bass, Halibut, and more.  We wanted to know some of the tricks to Light tackle fishing as Mike regularly has 100 fish days.  He finds spoting the bottom structure crucial.  Learn his preferences and ways that he makes these phenominal catches a reality.  To see Captain Mike Gardners website click this link.

Sight Fishing with Captain Mike Gardner

Sight Fishing 101 with Captain Keiland Smith

Tailing Redfish

The Ultimate Sight Fishing Target!

Sight Fishing 101

This is the first in a series about  sight fishing.  Captain Keiland Smith and Allen Wyatt share insights into sight fishing on the the Florida Flats.  Of course, Captain Keiland shares a fishing story, and reviews the new Beavertail Skiff that he has been fishing.  Thumbs up to the new Vengeance.

Sight Fishing 101

Capt Keith Kalbfleisch on Bass Pro Show, Cobia, and Fly Fishing

Captain Keiland and Captain Keith talk about the Spring Bass Pro Show and the events that occur annually.  Captain Keith can not help but talk about Cobia fishing.  The passion is obvious, as he shares many of his insights.  Captain Keith tells us about a new fly that he uses in Mosquito Lagoon.  And both Captains discuss how to make a Fly Fishing trip more successful with casting techniques and mistakes to avoid.   Link to  Captain Keith

Capt Keith Kalbfleisch on Bass Pro Show, Cobia, and Fly Fishing

Mark Nichols of DOA at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor P3

Awesome Fishing Radio with Rathjen and Nichols

Mike Rathjen, Captain Keiland, Mark Nichols

Part Three at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo, the DOA booth is filled with some of the best Captains of inshore fishing in Florida, all users of DOA products.  Perhaps it is the charismatic leader of DOA, Mark Nichols, or his philosophy of producing quality fish-catching lures.  In this interview with Captain Keiland Smith, you can hear his enthusiasm and love for catching fish.  There are tips on using the Deadly Combo and fishing for Pompano in the surf.    Link to DOA LURES

Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo Mark Nichols of DOA Lures P3

Winter Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen Pt2

Part 2 of the show with Mike Rathjen.  Equipment to keep live bait alive and your boat quiet.  Mike shares his method for fishing live bait in weedy areas.  Captain Keiland Smith talks about fishing.

Winter Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen P2

Winter Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen Pt1

Mike Rathjen Gator Trout

Wow, that is a big Trout!

Glad to be back on the air! Captain Keiland Smith and Allen Wyatt talk fishing with Mike Rathjen about Winter Fishing on the Mosquito Lagoon.  Great tips on catching huge Gator  Trout .

Winter Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen P1

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