Whether you’re a newbie just dipping your toes in the surf, a seasoned sharpie with saltwater running through your veins, or your casts land somewhere in-between, the surfcast podcast is for you.
The surfcast podcast is hosted by Jerry Audet and Toby Lapinski, two of the most dedicated and obsessed surf fishermen you’ll ever meet. They have nearly 80 years of combined experience fishing the surf and take immense pleasure in sharing with fellow anglers the adventures, stories, and knowledge amassed on their journey.
Since premiering on January 1, 2024, the surfcast podcast has received wildly positive reviews from the fishing community. With a new episode premiering every Monday, Jerry and Toby have filled a void in both the surf fishing and podcast worlds. Each episode runs 20 to 25 minutes, and listeners have embraced the short format as there is no fluff, no meaningless banter, no dead air; Jerry and Toby get right to the heart of the episode’s topic and deliver insightful commentary and colorful stories. To date a variety of topics have been covered including fire (bioluminescence) in the water, the concept of fishing’s “last cast”, discussions on the September and October new moons and what Jerry and Toby experienced fishing on them in the fall of 2023, and more.
For those looking for a slightly longer format, the surfcast podcast features a special episode each month wherein Jerry and Toby sit down with a prominent member of the surf fishing community. Shell E. Caris, one of the most beloved surf fishermen along the East Coast, kicked off the interview sessions, and this episode quickly exploded in popularity exceeding 1,000 listens in short order. Upcoming special guests include surfcasting legends Frank Daignault and John Skinner, as well as others.
Episode 8/January 29: Steve McKenna – In this special episode of the surfcast podcast, Jerry and Toby sit down with Rhode Island surf fishing legend, Steve McKenna, to discuss the heyday of Block Island striper fishing in the 1980s, getting a 50-pound striped bass on a prototype Gibbs needlefish, the anxiety that comes with targeting giant striped bass in the surf and more!
Episode 9/February 5: Holdover Winter Striped Bass Fishing – Not all striped bass migrate to southern waters every winter, and instead, for some reason, they decide to spend their winters in the many rivers that dot the New England coastline. From the largest of waterways, to the smallest of tidal creeks, there’s a good chance that at least a small population of stripers inhabit just about every tidal river of New England year-round. In this episode of the surfcast podcast, Jerry and Toby talk about the smaller rivers and how finding your own little gem can not only be extremely rewarding but should be treated with respect for it can be far more fragile than the larger host river systems.
Episode 10/February 12: The Traveling Surf Fisherman – While the surfcast podcast primarily focuses on Jerry and Toby’s home waters of the Mid-Atlantic and New England coastline, at times they will venture to other parts of the country in search of surf fishing adventures. Tarpon and snook in Florida? Redfish and seatrout along the Gulf Coast? Surf perch and transplanted striped bass in California? It’s all fair game at times, and in this episode the hosts discuss how they manage the many hurdles that the traveling surfcaster may encounter in his or her pursuit of new species around the globe.
Episode 11/February 19: Take Me To Your Leader – Jerry and Toby talk tackle this time around, diving deep into the differences they have found in using leader material versus standard monofilament when surf fishing. Their findings, and the reasons why they choose one over the other in specific scenarios, will surprise you.
Episode 12/February 26: Matt Broderick – Hardcore surfcaster Matt Broderick fishes outflows for striped bass, and you should too! In this special episode of the surfcast podcast, Jerry and Toby sit with Matt Broderick of The Fisherman Magazine and discuss fishing outflows for striped bass. From how to read an outflow, to the best time of the season to fish one, Matt makes a solid case for why he puts a lot of time in at these bass magnets.
A new episode of the surfcast podcast premieres every Monday with episodes available on YouTube and all your favorite streaming services. Visit surfcastpodcast.com, Facebook, or Instagram for more information.