Episode 67: Steve Kantner – “The Land Captain”
Steve Kantner has one of the greatest fishing spirits I know of, and his spectrum of ability on and off the water is legendary. For many decades he’s been known as “The Land Captain”, fishing on foot, out of his car, in the surf, off piers, canal banks and canoes, but sadly the great Captain has been grounded, if you will, because of the debilitating Parkinson’s disease.
Steve is famous in South Florida, and was on my radar well before I produced two television shows with him. The finished product was one of the most popular of the thirteen we delivered to the network that year. He was brilliant, informative, humorous and he was good on his promises. We caught a pile of fish driving around in his land vessel, his car.
He’s been predominantly a writer most his life, and has written for many South Florida fishing publications. He also has a technical background with a degree in science. With all this in his back pocket, he’s authored four books and wrote the history of tarpon chapter for, A Passion for Tarpon.
Steve is a fascinating friend who has always been there for many of us, and it gives me great pleasure to have him on our podcast today…