We fished out of Panama City Beach, Florida, running out to 200 feet to catch red grouper with Nick Haddad of Return ‘Em Right, a non-profit conservation organization that’s using BP oil spill money to promote the use of descending devices. These tools let you release out of season fish (in this case, red snapper and gag grouper) without intrusive methods like venting, reducing mortality to help ensure we all get the best chance to catch the most fish for the longest seasons.
We brought two new guys along on this adventure. If you’ve watched any of our past adventures you likely know Ryan Morie, but we also fished with Rich Janitschek, who goes by FishAholic on YouTube, and Brent Schirmer, who goes by See Ya Dude. The crew had a great day on the water with Captain Scott Nguyen, of Tailhunter Charters, boating some impressive grouper, a big African pompano, and one of the biggest triggerfish we’ve ever seen.
Ryan Morie is a full-time content creator based out of southeast Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida, Ryan served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. During his time on active duty he was able to document some outstanding fisheries near the bases on which he served. He now creates a wide variety of fishing content that documents both local and international adventures.
Richard Janitschek (Fishaholic)
Richard Janitschek grew up in North Jersey, then spent time living in Montauk NY, where he worked on a charter boat, guided surf casting trips, and ran his own light tackle charter boat. After graduating college in 2017 he loaded his kayak on his truck and started traveling, fishing, and filming along the U.S. east coast, finally settling in Stuart, Florida in 2021.
Brent Schirmer (See Ya Dude)
Brent Schirmer is a content creator based in Tampa Bay, Florida. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018, then moved back to the Tampa Bay Area and began filming his fishing and camping trips. Almost 5 years and over 300 videos on YouTube later, Brent focuses on high quality, educational videos for inshore and offshore saltwater fishing for fishermen of all skill-sets and experience.
Phil Hollandsworth (SaltSquatch)
Phil Hollandsworth is the Salt Water Sportsman Video Producer. He grew up in Pennsylvania and began bass fishing in local ponds in high school. It wasn’t until he moved to Pensacola, Florida, after graduating college that he began to fall in love with saltwater fishing. Now Phil takes every opportunity to chase fish from land, kayak, pier, and boat.