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Special thanks to the following:
Capt. C.A. Richardson – Flats Class TV
Capt.George Gozdz – Reel Time Florida Sportsman
Capt. Chris Wittman – Captains for Clean Water
Capt. Scott Walker – Into the Blue
Capt. Bear and Bannan Holeman – Key West Angling
Capt. David Mangum – Shallow Water Expeditions
Capt. Tom Rowland – Saltwater Experience
Capt. Daniel Andrews – Captains for Clean Water
Capt. Flip Pallot – Angling Legend
Capt. Ray Van Horn – The Gypsy Angler
Capt. Blair Wiggins – Addictive Fishing
Capt. Chris Fischer – OCEARCH
Capt. Greg Dini – Flywater Expeditions
Capt. Travis Holeman – Key West Angling
Capt. Robert “RT” Trosset – Spindrift Fishing, over 200 IGFA World Records
Capt. Ray Rosher – Miss Britt Charters
Capt. Steve Rodger – Into the Blue
It’s time to tune in and join host George Gozdz as he takes Reel Time Florida Sportsman on the road. Ride along as the RTFS crew goes from Miami to Amelia Island on the east coast and from Ft. Myers to Crystal River on the west coast as George hooks up with anglers, like you, to film the fourth season of the very popular television show. This season is all about amazing destinations, colorful characters and new techniques.
The premise of the show has always been to connect with anglers from around the state and fish their home waters, making them stars for a day. “It was a dream come true,” said Zach Truong, 16, of Orange City, Florida, when George Gozdz reached out to him as a result of his Instagram post. “I never thought I’d be picked to be on the show. I’ve been watching RTFS since it started online. It’s my favorite fishing show because it’s relevant; they do a lot of the same kind of fishing that I do with my parents.” You can catch Zach in action on episode four.
Crystal River | Photo: Cavin Brothers
“Once I was able to forget about the cameras, the day turned into a regular fishing trip,” said Mark Lamacchia, a 28-year-old roofer from Sarasota who will be in episode four. “George was awesome. He was funny and great to be around. There was never a dull moment. We caught snook, jacks, tripletail and sheepshead. It was a great day.”
“To keep our shows improving, we want to bring more to the picture than simply recalling our day’s fishing,” host Gozdz commented. We want to teach you something you didn’t already know with our technique shows, make you want to fish an area with our destination shows and introduce you to an interesting person with our personality shows.
“As I say in each show, post a report or give me a shoutout—I want to fish with you next.”
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Gulf stream off southeast Florida coast | Photo: Cavin Brothers
Behind the scenes air boating the St. Johns River | Photo: Jake Harn
Florida stick marsh | Photo: Cavin Brothers
Behind the scenes | Photo: Jake Harn
Full throttle in an old Florida locale | Photo: Jake Harn
Where the Econlockhatchee meets the St. Johns | Photo: Cavin Brothers
Crystal River, topwater gag grouper | Photo: Cavin Brothers
That’s a wrap! Below is a playlist of full length episodes from the entire season. We’d like to thank everyone we met along the way and everyone that helped make season 1 happen! Check out wildinstinctoutdoors.com for more info.