His adventures take him all over the globe, and while there is the potential for barriers caused by language, different cultures, customs, and more, Carter says that he finds it rather easy to assimilate wherever he goes. Part of that easy transition he credits to his personality and the other part he attributes to his extensive travel experience over the years that give him the ability to navigate new places with greater ease. Carter says that he loves going to new destinations, enjoys meeting new people and is particularly drawn to interesting characters he inevitably meets on every trip. Although he has been chasing this passion for decades, Carter says the thrill still exists and it never gets old. He has been to a lot of different places, experienced a lot of different things, fished for a lot of different species and he says that every experience is great and uniquely its own. Recently back from a trip that took him about 400 miles off the coast of Chile, Carter talks about fishing on Robinson Crusoe Island. One of the more unique places he’s ever been, Robinson Crusoe Island is the main island in the remote Juan Fernández Archipelago. Carter talks about the small village of people that make their living from the sea and how they have managed their fishery so well. He talks about the increible fishing opportunities there, the lobster and octopus that are indigenous to the archipelago and the good eating that comes from the sea.
Heading to somewhere as remote as Robinson Crusoe Island or any of the other far-flung destinations Carter has visited, he says proper preparation is key. You never want to be in over your head in a far off location, he notes. It’s important for anglers to know exactly what they are getting themselves into before leaving and to pack and plan accordingly. Carter says that he’s never felt in over his head, although he recalls one trip off the coast of Costa Rica where a storm whipped up some really rough seas and he was aware of the potential for things to go bad.
Turning to the best fishing available right now, Carter says the spring months are an exciting time to be on the water, with a lot of different rod and reel opportunities. Carter says living in Vero Beach, Florida there is a great beach fishery with tarpon and cobia migrating up and down the beach. In addition, near shore reefs have great snapper and grouper fishing this time of year. Florida provides a nice mixed bag of fishing opportunities depending on the day and the weather, he says.
Listen in to The Revolution with Jim and Trav this week as Carter Andrews joins the show to talk fishing in exotic locations, spring fishing and a brief backstory on how he went from fishing Tennessee farm ponds as a kid to being a fly fishing guide in Wyoming and ultimately international destination fishing and hosting a television show.
Be sure to catch “The Obsession of Carter Andrews” on Outdoor Channel, Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET. You can also binge watch big fish moments with Carter Andrews by using the MyOutdoorTV app where there are six seasons worth of “The Obsession of Carter Andrews” available for streaming.