The mission of Cast & Spear is simple…

We want to inspire 1,000,000 people to become better anglers while focusing on reviving our oceans and waterways.

I’ve been fishing since as early as I could remember. Mainly I started fly fishing in tiny streams and lakes in the backcountry of Yosemite. However, it was my Uncle Mike and Uncle Jay who opened my eyes to deep sea and shore fishing.

Later in life I went for my PADI certification and after completing it, found out about spearfishing.  Spearfishing mixes many of my philosophies into one activity: meditation, adventure, pushing the limits, meeting new friends, and catching your own food.

We’ve created this website for you if:

  • You believe in improving our oceans so more animals and plants can prosper.
  • You want to catch your own protein in an ethical manner.
  • You want to get back to nature…where you belong.

Here at Cast and Spear, we blend adventure and nature in order to give you the knowledge necessary to bring the bounty of the sea to your table.

Who’s Behind Cast and Spear?

Jon Stenstrom, Founder

Hi friend – I’m Jon. I have a deep love for fishing…but I’m no expert. I’m always striving to get better and I hope through this site I can share what I learn.

I can’t do this alone.

I’m always looking to meet cool people who also share a love for fishing so we can compare notes and hopefully meet up on an excursion to find the best fish around the world.

Whether you like spearfishing, deep sea fishing, fly-fishing, shore fishing, or any other type that’s not as common (I’m thinking of you, no reel fly-fishing) I’m down to go.

Reach out if you have any cool tips worth sharing. If you want we can even share it on the site for others to improve everyone in our community.

About Cast and Spear

I’ll leave you with a few Q&A’s:

Q: What’s my favorite fish?

A: Rainbow Trout. This was the primo fish when I was a kid to catch in the backcountry. It was a nice change of pace from the common Brook or Brown.

Q: What’s my favorite fishing spot?

A: Lately, I’ve been spearfishing primarily in Palos Verdes and Malibu near Los Angeles.  Tulum is amazing too!

Q: What’s the most unique fish you’ve caught?

A: I was able to spear a few parrot fish in Tulum…they were tasty!