Thursday, January 19, 2017

Podcast 138 Trump Fish, Speak Up for the Blue &and Runny Bottom Border Patrol

Andrew Lewin from the Speak Up for the Blue Podcast co-hosts How do conservationists feel about recreational fishing? Do fish feel? Is fishing an act of violence? Facebook discussion from Fish Nerds Podcast group The river institute

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Podcast 137 Vegan Fish, New England Fishing Expo, Guides Corner and Boat Battery Hell

Next week we will be releasing the fourth episode in our series on becoming a licensed fishing guide It’s going to be a lot of fun, you might be impressed If you want to hire me to take you fishing head to to get the info. All I will say is that this week I have had the best ice fishing of my life... species caught so far this season, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, smelt, brown bullhead and yellow perch Guide Conrer with Michael Frank, Go Fish Dan The Fish Neds will be at the New England Fishing and Outdoor expo! Fish Guy Josh and the Amazing James, FN West - Boat Battery and Hell Sturgeon

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Fish Nerds #136 Phil Belcher Jr. Fishing University

Phil’s gonna be famous, but we knew him before he was cool! The schedule for the Sportsman Channel is: Jan. 2 Monday 11:00am Eastern Jan. 5 Thursday 10:00am Eastern Jan. 8 Sunday 8:30am Eastern Jan. 9 Monday 4:30am Eastern The schedule for the Outdoor Channel is: Jan. 2 Monday 7:30am Eastern Jan. 6 Friday 7:30am Eastern Jan. 7 Saturday 5:00am Eastern Jan. 7 Saturday 1:30pm Eastern “Your show description is: “Charlie & Ray are fishing today in Saratoga Springs, NY on Lake Saratoga with Bill Siemantel, B.A.S.S. & SPRO Pro & Phillip Belcher, Rat Fishing expert! Everyone from novices to pros can fish the big RATS! Tune in to see everything that Saratoga Springs has to offer! “ “ Fish Nerds live at the New England Fishing and Outdoor expo Guides Corner We have a brand new sengment, Michael Frank from Columbia SC is our new guide correspondent, Michael runs Franks Fly Arts you can find more info from him or hire him at - Patreon.. Our show is funded through our fans . Captain Shawn sent us a nice Brown Trout story... Thanks Shawn Jeff Dannaldson shared this fishnerds podcast group FISH IN SPACE What happens you let your little cousins name a new species: NINJA SHARK!

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast, See Ya 2016, Hello 2017

It's been another great year, we hope you enjoy this yearly check in! Tons of fans and fishy correspondents have called in to make this a great show! Have a fishy 2017 and thanks for being part of the Fish Nerd Nation!

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fish Nerds podcast no.16

Another classic Fish Nerds episode. If you are enjoying these throwbacks, please leave us feedback or send us an email better yet, head over to and donate a dollar per episode to help keep the show going

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Monday, December 19, 2016

FN Podcast 134 The Business of Guiding, Tim Moore Outdoors, Twin Maple Outdoors & Hill Country Guides

Welcome to the Fish Nerds It’s a celebration of fish, fishing, and eating fish that is always interesting, usually funny, and mostly true. Nate Hill of Hill Country Guide Service I’m Clay, We talk about fish, fishing and eating fish! Anything is fair game and it’s a good bet, that waiting for winter will make me want to change hobbies to something else that’s boring to wait for, like watching food cook in a crock-pot or watching grass grow. This is the third part of our series of becoming a fishing guide, we are going to chat about the business side of guiding. This series is sponsored by NH outdoor learning center, This is where I went to guide school. There is no chance I would have passed NH’s guide exam without going to guide school. Scott Jackson will teach you everything you need to know to Pass NH’s rigorous oral boards, he also will make sure you are an expert outdoorsman. Nate, what do you think about the NH guide exam? I interviewed Tim Moore, from Richard Yvonne from and asked them how does one make a living at guiding. But since I have Nate right here with me, I am going to ask him that first, Nate, How do you make a living as a guide? What is your business model? I am still working on mine, my business is starting off part-time while I wait to generate some revenue and grow it. In an upcoming show I will tell you about the hidden expenses of running a guide service. This show is funded by YOU OUR listeners, and we need more support, so if you have a few extra bucks a month, like 4 bucks, head over to and throw a dollar an episode into the hat. That money goes directly to paying to keep this show on the internet. We honestly cannot do this show without listener support. If you donate at the $5 a show level you will be sent a super warm fleece lined fish nerds beanie! Also a big fat thanks to our newest Patreon Supporters, Michael Steffen Akihito Dan Michael crooker Michael Frank Reed Sutter Clay So that is it. you have listen to a few of Fish Nerds when you could have been fishing,: Nate We’d like to thank our families for supporting us while we podcast, go on fishing Quests and do all sorts of silly things that nerds do. If you would like to support Fish Nerds you can go to and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! Clay: Special thanks to Tim Moore Richard Yvonne and of course Nate Hill Nate:: And until next time, follow the code of the Fish Nerd: Spawn early and often; Clay: Avoid free lunches with strings attached; Nate: swim against the current every chance you get.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fish Nerds Throwback Episode no.15

Another fun early Fish Nerds episode, you can hear the Joy and Hope still in our hearts as we tackle one more fish on our quest for glory. Dave will talk about sticklebacks and yes Deadly Dicks are real.. sit back and enjoy this classic Fish Nerds adventure. For more Fish Nerds fun head to

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 133 Center Pin Fishing with Daina, Ice Skating on Dead Fish and the FN West

.Today’s show is supported by the Fish Nerds Guide Service, the only Ice Fishing Service serving the Mount Washington Valley, if you want to fish with ME Clay Groves, head to to book your trip, we specialize in family friendly ice fishing adventures. And coming in February, Romance/Bromance night fishing for lovers. We will hunt the most romantic of NH’s native fish. So in today’s show we are going to talk Center-Pin Fishing, I’ve never heard of it either! As you may know we have a facebook group “The Fish Nerds Podcast” and Daina Snyder and her husband Jeffery Syder have been sharing fantastic photos and videos of the fish they have been catching in the Niagra River, this sparked conversations about fish and of course their technique. I should also say that we needed a female angler on the show because we got called out on another podcast for being a show for guys. The She Podcasts, podcast can be found anywhere podcasts are found, Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupferman do a fun show but mentioned and talked about the Fish Nerds recently and said women do not fish. I want to show them they are FN wrong. We love them anyway. But before I get to her, I chatted with Nate Hill from Hill country guide service about center pin fishing. So I called Dana and asked her about her fishing, she was actually fishing the niagra river when I called.. That’s the background noise you will hear in this interview. Head to to see the photos of her fish. Fish in the News I asked Nate to hang with me for the news News this week was submitted to us by our fans on the fish nerds podcast group on Facebook Fish Guy Josh and the Amazing James tossed us a little news too!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016


#TBT #FNThrowback Episode 14, we explore bass fishing, tiny fishing for blues. We also hear the story of screaming frogs.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 132 Becoming a Guide Part 2 Guiding Mistakes

Welcome to the Fish Nerds, it’s a celebration of Fish Fishing and Eating fish I’m Clay Groves, Licensed NH Fishing Guide Today’s episode is sponsored by the NH Outdoor Learning Center this is where I went to gudie school. Scott Jackson runs a great program that will teach you everything you need to know to pass the NH Guide Test... I doubt I could have passed the test without taking the course. This is the second part in our series on becoming a fishing guide. As I was traveling around meeting guides, I was struck by how competent and confident they all are. The only way to gain that level of confidence is by making mistakes. So I begged the question, what do you consider a bad day with clients. I’ve collected three stories or you, FIrst Up, we have Tim Moore, Tim Moore is a licensed NH guide and one of the hardest working guys I know. For more information on Tim head to I caught up with Tim at a coffee shop in Portsmouth NH Next up, Captain Shawn Tibbetts, Captain shawn runs a tune/shark charter out of Saco MAine. Shawn has taught me a ton about fishing for sharks, cussing like a sailor and kissing other guys... I don’t want to talk about that! You can find the good captain at We recorded this segment on top of a Mountain in North Conway NH Twin Maple Richard Yvone owner of Twin Maple Outdoors checked in with his guide disaster story. After hearing this I would definitely trust Richard to guide me in the wilds of Maine.. If you are in the Highlands of ME you should hire Richard, you can even book his lodge! I managed to get him out of the woods and on the phone. FISH IN THE NEWS I love Fish IN the News Hudson, Wis., entrepreneur wows 'Shark Tank' Vance Zahorski, an avid fisherman, nets $120,000 investment on show. He entered the infamous “Shark Tank” seeking a $120,000 return for 20 percent of his company, but gave up 33 percent to seal the deal. While other Sharks showed interest in the company, Daymond John, the multimillionaire behind FUBU, was the only one to make a formal offer after seeing the device, marketed as the “ultimate fishing essential” on the company’s website. The exposure is a huge victory for the start-up that Zahorski founded on a whim in 2013. He quit his six-figure salary sales job at an appliance company in Arizona, sold his prized fishing boat and the dream home he helped build with his bare hands, then moved back to his hometown in western Wisconsin with his wife and two young daughters. A prototype made of welding putty and a dental floss cutter would explode into a booming business. Less than two years after launching, the rings now sell in hundreds of independent bait and tackle shops in eight different countries. When Zahorski realized the rings also cut thread and yarn, the products were stocked in quilting stores. It retails for $12. There will be even more to be thankful for this year. I caught up with Vance over skype after the show aired... Captain Shawn Tibbetts is back with his segment Vets in the News, the Fish Nerds want to pay tribute to vets who have protected our free speech and allowed us to grow into this Fish Nerd Media Empire. So that is it. you have listen to a few of Fish Nerds when you could have been fishing, We’d like to thank our families for supporting us while we podcast, go on fishing Quests and do all sorts of silly things that nerds do. If you would like to support Fish Nerds you can go to and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! Special thanks to Tim Moore Captain Shawn Tibbetts Richard Yvonee, Vance Zahorski from Line : And until next time, follow the code of the Fish Nerd: Spawn early and often; Avoid free lunches with strings attached; swim against the current every chance you get. If you want to book me to guide you on the ice this winter, head to In a couple of weeks we will release the next part of the guide series, the Business of guiding

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fish Nerds #FNThrowback Intertube Grave Yard and Bad Pictures

A very fun throwback, in this episode you'll hear all about canoeing with in-laws, cormorant fishing, fishing reviews and Stump the Fish Nerds... the Nerds were finding their stride in this classic episode

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 131 American Fishes Artist Joe Tomelleri

The Amazing James spends some time with legendary American Fishes Artist Joe Tomelleri. Joseph R. Tomelleri has been illustrating fishes since 1985. Joe works in Prismacolor pencil, and his 1,100+ illustrations have been rendered from actual fish to ensure scientific accuracy. He has collected the majority of his specimens in the field so he can study and photograph the fishes and preserve them for use in the illustrations. Joe's work has appeared in more than 1000 publications, including Trout and Salmon of North America, Fishes of Alabama, Outdoor Life, The In-Fisherman, and Eddie Bauer. His recent projects include research on the native Trout of Mexico, Fishes of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound, Fishes of Texas, and Fishes of Kansas. Joe lives in Leawood, Kansas with his wife Susan and their two sons. Then Captain Shawn Tibbets submitted a new segment Vets in the News. You are going to Love Captain Shawn, he's a marine and a tuna captain. Captain Shawn has been fishing with the Fish Nerds for a few years and we love him

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

#FNThrowback 11 Dead Fallfish, Swamp Fishing and Snake Junk

Another FN Throwback, you're going to love this show... please subscribe to keep up with all of our episodes. In this episode we learn about fallfish, snake junk and have a ton of fun

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 130 No Humans are in this Tinned Fish

Tinned fish special! To celebrate Thanksgiving, Clay grabbed his friends Vinnie Matturro and Rich Collins for a feast of tinned fish. If you have an aversion to fun you should skip this episode. But if you're feeling a sense of adventure, join the nerds as they taste dozens of tinned fish... who knows maybe it'll be good.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FN Throwback #10 Passed Tests, Dace Hunt, Stripers and Carpe Carp

Another classic, Clay finally passed his boating test, we hear about Dave's Striper adventure and Carp Carp Carp! If you are enjoying these throwback episodes please leave a review or drop the boys a message on Facebook or Twitter

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Monday, November 14, 2016

FN Podcast 129 Line Cutterz, Shark Tank and Guide Disasters

This week the guest host is Michael Frank, fishing guide from South Carlina. Then we caht with Vance from Line Cutterz abut his ring and future visit on @sharktank. Finally Vinnie contributes to the seefood palet, with a french dug recipe.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

FN Throwback #9-Boating Tests, Grilled Fish and Stump the Fish Nerds

In this vintage episode, Clay tries taking the boating exam. The nerds try out some grilled fish in Stump the Fish Nerds, we learn a little about fishing with families and tons of other nerdy stuff. You'll love this vintage nerds.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 128 Cantrell, Tom

This week Ben Cantrell From sits in the co-host seat. Ben tells stories about microfishing and nearly getting killed by a catfish. Clay follows up with Joseph Zyldweski a research biologist with the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit of the United States Geological Survey. Finally and answer to the question, what happens to invasive species when a dam is removed? The FN West checks in with an interview with Fish Nerd Joe Tomelleri this past week ( with part 1 of a two part nerd story. This first convo is about fish art. And in the news we learn about 2 headed sharks, trump lips and Hillary Gifilte fish. Joseph Zydlewski 2 headed sharks Clinton Gifilte Fish Trump Puffer Fish

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

#FN Throwback #8 Whitefish, Naked Sunbathers, Wunder Boner and God

This old episode in an instant classic, the boys recount their naked fishing adventure, learn a little about whitefish, god and discover the Wunder Boner. You will love this classic Fish Nerds Throwback.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 127 Doc Martin, Tin Mountain and the Downside of Dams

Doc Martin sits in as guest host on this weeks show. Classic Fishy Conditioning is a recurring topic. We revisit last weeks big question and settle the age old question "Are fish vegetables?". Zoe Groves learns about Brook Trout Habitat with Tin Mountain Conservation and her school. Doc talks a lot about fish education in schools. And we wrap up with Fish In the News

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