Catch You Outdoors with Captain Rob Modys
By Rob Modys
Catch You Outdoors with Captain Rob ModysMay 17, 2022
This episode is all about finding and hopefully catching exotic freshwater fish in South Florida. Mainly in Miami - Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The focus is on peacock bass, along with snake heads, clown knife fish, and a host of cichlids. Gear, baits and locations are all discussed.
Onboard The Odyssey
A bit of everything. My onboard visit of the research vessel, Odyssey while is was docked at the Superyacht Village in Fort Lauderdale. Offshore fishing reports and inshore freshwater exotics. Formula One racing returns to Miami and my Kentucky Derby fail! Thanks for listening!
Islamorada Fishing - Sanibel Shelling - Fort Lauderdale Airshow
A rundown of my outdoor adventures from the past week. Fished the Keys for big snook, redfish, tarpon and permit. Some shelling advice and answers to shelling enthusiasts emailed questions, and a review of the 10th annual Fort Lauderdale Airshow featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Hope you enjoy the podcast.
It Happened In The Florida Keys
This is a three-part episode about my past week in the Florida Keys. Covered is the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 9th annual Circle of Honor Inductions in Islamorada. Next is my adventures at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon. Lastly, we visited the Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park near Islamorada. Whew! Busy 3 days. Hope you enjoy the podcast.
Random Thoughts #3
What you get when I have ideas about multiple topics, but can't seem to lock down on one! Yes, you got it. Random stuff. There's some travel, some eats, some fishing and some beaching. Hope you enjoy!
So You Want To Be a Fishing Guide
I've been asked many times about the requirements for becoming an officially licensed charter captain. So here ya go!
Guiding folks to fish is fun and challenging, but it's also a lot of work. Here's the skinny on how to get started.
An all-in-one talk about the many types of plants that can be grown in Florida. From palms to flowers, butterfly gardens, and orchids.
Fishing is a science. It's also lucky. Nope, not true. Like anything else, fishing takes practice, but there's also a little inner voice that talks to me on the water and tells me where I should be to catch fish. I call it a "notion", but it's really experience and time on the water. Here are some tips to hopefully help you with getting a notion.
I learned to sail at a young age, long before I piloted my first power boat. Do you have a youngster in your life that needs to get out of the house? Might want to look into sailing clubs all around Florida that teach sailing. It worked for me!
Shelling is huge in Southwest Florida. As a matter of fact, Sanibel Island is the number 2 destination for serious shell seekers. I'm what I like to call an accidental sheller. I love to walk beaches and I love to fish along beaches. While doing both of those activities I tend to pick up shells. Only the pretty ones. Thus I'm and accidental sheller.
The title says it all! A recent visit to a fishing tackle store was eye opening. There's lots of new fishing stuff out there!
Random Thoughts Part 2
The title says it all. I sometimes have several random ideas and really can't decide what one to grab ahold of and run with it. Mostly because there's not quite enough to cover 30 minutes or more. So, this one has some current events, Scottish Highland games, and air fryers. Go figure.
I love a good story. Written or spoken, it doesn't matter. I also love to tell stories, mostly true. In this podcast I've included a few of my own as well as a list of other authors that I think do a wonderful job of telling a great short story.
I love a good story. Especially short stories told while fishing with friends or around the campfire. I've included a few that are somewhat attached in via an old thread. Hope you enjoy it. I've also included some of my favorite short story writers.
Outdoor Retirement - The Possibilities
Retirement has its ups and down's, but when it comes to playing outdoors its most certainly full of ups! This podcast is mainly aimed at those of you that have reached the goal of not working, only to find that you still want to work and play. You young folks might want to listen too. There's some good advice here, if I say so myself.
Fishing Is Still My Life
Back to fishing we go! A long story about how I was introduced to a very special lure that has caught more Florida saltwater fish than I can count.
Boat Drinks & Appetizers
I very special guest joined me for this podcast. The former 'Executive Chef' of Reel Talk Radio, my wife, JoNell Modys, sat down to the mic to share her knowledge about favorite Florida libations and some very yummy appetizer recipes. Yum, yum!
Birds of a Feather
Florida has thousands of birds. From the shores to the interior there are a combination of soaring, wading, diving, swimming and song birds. I've long been fascinated with the many types and thought I share some insights on some of my favorites.
As many of my listeners already know, I love Key West. I've spent many wonderful and crazy days & nights on that small island at the end of the Florida Keys. I decided to share some insights into visiting there. Basically "what to see and do." Hope you enjoy the podcast!
Let's Talk Fishing
Kind of like the two Fishing Hodgepodge episodes, only different. This time the subject is much broader without going into too much detail. You know, none of the lure sizes and weights. I do slip a bit in one part, but hope you enjoy my New Year's Resolution. Note, resolution is not plural. Thanks for listening!
Adventures In The Woods
Happy New Year. What happens when a large northwest Florida river disappears into the the ground? It reappears 3 miles later and continues on toward the Suwannee River. Listen and I'll explain. Also there are some cooking tips and another favorite tall tale of mine.
The In-Between Week - Catch You Outdoors
The week between Christmas and New Years Day is often a break for most, and back to work for some. I find it a time to just ponder on the past year and hope for better in the next. That is most certainly my feelings for 2022. It MUST be better. This episode has more random thoughts and a new addition - story telling. I was asked by quite a few listeners to include a story each week, outdoorsy in nature. So hand in there until the end. Happy New Year!
Random Thoughts from Catch You Outdoors
With a great deal of introspection ( I love that word ) I've made a change in the format of my podcast. It will still be about the great outdoors, but instead of sticking to one subject per episode, I've decided to make it multi. This is what happens when you spend time in a beach chair thinking about what's been and what will be. Hope you enjoy and all feedback is much appreciated. Thanks for listening! Capt. Rob
Public Service Announcements - Sort of Catch You Outdoors
This idea came about because I used to be a radio announcer. Stations are required to make public service announcements, yet podcast don't really have to go there. But I am, sort of. I've put together a few things that I think most all outdoor folks, especially anglers, boaters and beachgoers, ought to know.
Christmas Gifts for Outdoorsy Folks
The gift giving season is upon us, so I thought I'd throw some ideas out, sooner than later. This seems to be the year to shop early, due to supply and possible shipping slowdowns. Hope this helps listeners find something for that special person who would rather be outside instead of inside.
Fishing Movies, well... Sort Of
While watching A River Runs Through It for the umpteenth time, I thought it might be interesting to investigate films that have somewhat of a theme of fishing. Some have quite a bit, and some are limited, but all are watchable. Here's a my take on some of the more popular movies with a little or a lot of fishing included in the plot.
Fishing Hodgepodge 2
By special request, from quite a few listeners, Fishing Hodgepodge is back and will become a regular feature on Catch You Outdoors. It should appear about every 3rd or 4th episode. Not really a problem for me. I love talking about fishing!
This one is about the changes brought about by the impending cold fronts of winter and how they affect fishing on the west coast and east coast of Florida. I've also added my observations of how those same fronts affect the Florida Keys.
Florida Roadside Attractions - Catch You Outdoors
As a kid growing up in Florida it wasn't always fishing and beaching. We also spent a good amount of time visiting what were then known as roadside attractions. Before the Interstate Highway system was established travelers use state roads, and on those roads entrepreneurs came up with some very interesting places to stop and visit. A good many are still there. Might be time to take a road trip!
Florida Seafood - Catch You Outdoors
I can't get enough of fresh Florida seafood. Is there anything better? I don't think so. In this podcast I give listeners insight into some of my favorites, where to shop and where to dine. There's also a few cook-it-yourself tips. Enjoy!
Boat Shows Are Dangerous - Catch You Outdoors
Yes, boat shows can be dangerous, especially if you're hunting for a new boat. There's far too many decisions to make. Included in this episode is my visit to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and some insight into boat shows in general. Enjoy!
Fishing Hodgepodge - Catch You Outdoors
I had to do it! This is short collection of fishing tips with more to come in the future. Enjoy!
Kayaks - Fishing and Sightseeing
Kayaks have become very popular in all areas of Florida for sightseeing, fishing or for just getting away from it all. This podcast is an overview of what to look for when purchasing a kayak and what pitfalls to watch out for. Both paddle and pedal are covered as well as accessories along with fishing tips. Email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaches - Catch You Outdoors
This episode covers all things beaching. Just sitting and reading a book or going all out with fishing gear. Capt. Rob's favorite beaches are located all around Florida are he's included special features and amenities. Enjoy!
Catch You Outdoors - Florida Mystery Writers
I'm a reader, and my favorite books are mystery novels. Especially those written by authors that use Florida as the setting. Enjoy my list of what I consider the best and please let me know if I missed a favorite of yours!
Catch You Outdoors with Capt. Rob Modys - Introduction Trailer
Hello listeners! Capt. Rob here. I finally did it. This podcast has been a long time coming and I'm happy to report that Catch You Outdoors is underway. Please let your friends know and I hope you enjoy the episodes that are about to come your way. I'm looking to produce at least one a week and there may be more, depending on what's happening in the great outdoors. The podcast will be primarily about the state of Florida, but I've been known to wander.
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