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Capt. Travis Thompson

Tracing his Florida roots to the 1870’s, Travis is as much a part of the Sunshine State as the Everglades or Kissimmee River.

The only guide in Florida who operates full-time for waterfowl in season, Travis is equally adept in the marshes and bottoms in the middle of our state as he is on the bow of his flats skiff patrolling for tarpon. Whether you want a personal best snook, one leg of your turkey grand slam, or the best duck shooting on the peninsula, Travis is ready to help plan your next adventure.

Passionate about conservation, Travis has worked with, is a member of, or has donated to Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Ducks Unlimited, Captains for Clean Water, Vanishing Paradise, The National Wildlife Federation, Delta Waterfowl, Coastal Conservation Association,  and more.

His ramblings have been published in Pointing Dog Journal, Sporting Classics, HuntFowl.com, Outdoors360, Gunn & Hook Journal, and others, as well as a recurring column on Cast and Blast Florida’s website.

Travis created the Cast and Blast Florida podcast in 2017 with his wife, Emily, and close friend, Nathan Henderson.  Together they have grown the show to cover the entire country in listeners, and at last count had loyal fans in 26 countries.  The show is available on all podcast platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc) and new episodes are released every Tuesday.

Travis is a resident of Winter Haven, Florida, where he and Emily reside with his son Will, daughter Olivia, and a bird dog named Finley.


Wood Ducks, Mottleds, Puddle Ducks – Central Florida Freshwater lakes (Public Waters)
$400 for 2 hunters
$475 for 3 hunters (3rd hunter free if under 18)

All done by boat

Charlotte Harbor – Divers and Mottleds (Public Waters)
$425 for 2 hunters
$500 for 3 hunters (3rd hunter free if under 18)

Private Land Waterfowl – (Collector Ducks, Puddle Ducks)

Targeting Mottled/Black Belly/Fulvous – $400 per person (this is a guided hunt, but may not be guided by Travis)

Targeting Puddle Ducks (may have shots at Florida 3) – $300 per person (this is a guided hunt, but may not be guided by Travis)

DIY Puddle Ducks (may have shots at Florida 3 – unguided – blind assigned) – $200 per person – minimum 3 hunters, decoys available upon request

Ranch Experience – Stay in a working ranch Camp House, hunt on the property or nearby properties, fish in the stocked pond.  Primary species: Mottled, Black Bellied Whistling Duck, Teal – $500 per person per night, $400 per person per night (multiple nights)


April – July

4 hours – $550
6 hours – $650
8 hours – $850


May – July

6 hours – $850



Capt. Travis Thompson
(863) 206-0762

Hear Travis every week as the host of the Cast and Blast Florida Podcast!