Florida’s East Coast vs West Coast (Fishing, Googans, Beer, & More)


I love it when someone devotes their life to becoming they best they can be at their craft.

Today’s podcast guest, Dennis Friel, has blended his passions for art and fishing to become one of the greatest marine artists in the world.

He’s got quite an impressive resume…

He did this mural in Pompano Beach:

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He designs boat wraps…

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He paints guitars…

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And he even designs some of the artwork for Freedom Fighter Outdoors, an organization that takes veterans hunting and fishing.

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He’s a Florida native and has been fishing these waters his whole life, so today we had a fun conversation about:

  • Florida’s East Coast vs. West Coast (and the prevalence of monster fish, catfish, googans, jet skis, and more)
  • What it takes to be successful (and why he’s seen a lot of talented people fall by the wayside)
  • The difference between preparing vs. performing
  • Bass fishing vs. saltwater fishing
  • Why we should learn from anglers that came before us
  • And much more

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Florida’s East Coast vs West Coast [VIDEO]

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What an awesome dude!

I had a fun time chatting with Dennis and I hope you enjoyed this conversation, too.

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