Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tinned Fish - Crazy Ice Driving and Fat Fish

We are recording live in an Ice Shack on Silver Lake, surprising our guest with our annual tinned fish challenge. We also chat with a guy who was ice fishing when a crazy lady tried to run him down. You won't beleive how bananas this story is. Enjoy the show

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pup Fish New England Outdoor Expo and Eating Tape Worms 185

Fish Guy Josh and Doc Martin are back with Fish of the Day, the Pup Fish. We walk the halls of the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo and find out about strange places folks have caught fish. AND we of course have the news, we learn about tape worms and how beer makes ice safer?

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Biology in the Bahamas Rockingham Fishing Expo and Cooking with Squid

I’m Clay groves, Chief Executive Fish Nerd and Licensed NH Fishing Guide, glad you are here! Today on the Podcast we are back with a vengeance (and a little off schedule) Update on the Fish Nerds Guide Service We got one phone call for our Fishy New Year’s Resolutions Doc Martin our Nerd from Kansas took students on a trip to the Bahamas, we will hear how Students from the Middle of the country reacted to seeing the ocean for real. I wish I had a teacher like Doc Martin when I was a young nerd. Hugo can’t get enough Tinned Fish, he is back with a tinned squid

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Tinned Fish Gourmet Frozen Beers and Crappie Hippie

We cook a few recipes from Tin Fish Gourmet as part of our FN Book Club. John King the Crappie Hippie joins us to talk about making lead free lures and of course we make some news!

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fish in the News New Year's Special

Welcome to our FN Holiday News Spectacular! This week we take a look at some of the top stories in FN News with special guests from listeners to other podcasters! Happy New Year! #varmints #casualbirder #speakupforblue 

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Ice Fishing Christmas and Spot Burning #fnthrowback 23

#FNThrowback 23 we take a walk back to Christmas 2013 and revisit one of our super fun vintage shows. We talk about Public Radio, dog cigars native american fishing and much more.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Duckling Lures and Otter Tailed Fish Thieves FN Throwback #22

We are taking a couple weeks off so Clay can act in "A Christmas Carol" so here is an Fish Nerds throwback. This is the first time the Nerds chatted with Luke from Chamo's Lures in Australia. Luke makes custom lures that look like duckling and grubs, total art pieces. Enjoy!

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Monday, December 4, 2017

The Curse of Silver Lake and Sex with Octopodes

We get a visit from Anthony Von Dessauer, host and DM of the Curse of Silverlake Podcast. Anthony is a tenth level nerd, you're going to love him. We chat a lot about fishing, RPG neediness and of course we have a famous fish quiz. Hugo Jumps in on the show with a review of the Bosch Heated Jacket. We wrap up with some Fish in the News and get really excited about Sex with Octopodes... Enjoy. Support the show on Patreon Book an Ice Fishing Trip with the Fish Nerds Links to the News

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Spawning in the Age of Aquarium Stocking for Ice Fishing Ep180

Today we play a little Stump the Fish Nerds Fish Guy Josh is back with a visit to AALSO I took a visit to North Country Angler to attempt to give advice on what ice fishing gear to stock AND I am bringing in a new segment. FN Reviews. The FN West is back This episode is brought to you by the Fish Nerds Guide Service This season we are starting a new program a 4 week teen fishing clinic Quick shout out to the gang over at the twisted ten podcast. Flat Earth has been in the news a lot and as many listeners know, I am obsessed with this topic. The fact that people can be so willfully ignorant is fascinating. The twisted ten had the guys from the Flat Earth Podcast on a few months ago and we here at the Fish Nerds sent them a rebuttal. I will keep ya posted on how that’s going. Stump the Fish Nerds - Call 607-378-FISH -Do stocked trout reproduce?

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Shark Tank Gar Fish and Fake Fish News ep179

 Recently on Shark Tank the guys over at Reely Hooked Fish Co. closed a 75K Deal with Mark Cuban, I reached them by phone in their minivan..Doc Martin is with us for some Fake Fish in the News with..Rich Collins our Fly fishing correspondent is back with “Why Fishing sucks in Nov”..And of course we have the real news  

Feel free to call the Fish Nerds anytime 607-378-FISH or email to be part of the show. 

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Trivial Warfare Carp and Braintrust Brothers

To be part of the show call 607-378-Fish or email This week we have Jonathan Oaks from Trivial Warfare and Rhett Hall from the Braintrustbros podcast. Fish Guy Josh and Doc Martin are back with Part 2 of the Fish of the Day with their chat about Carp and Goldfish

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Chicago Eels - Fish of the Day and Hanging Tuna Ep177

 Fish Guy Josh and Doc Martin have joined forces to bring us their Fish of the Day Segment.

So let’s get right to it!

Fish Guy Josh has been part of our show for a long time and works as a biologist in California. He brings us part II of his story on swimming with Whale Sharks or as Finding DORY says “SWIMMING WITH WHALLLLEE SHARKS” you can find part I on episode 174 - Links in the show notes Fish Guy Josh also has a fantastic youtube channel, be sure to subscribe

OK now how about some news - But before I get into that, we had huge storms here in NH this week resulting in massive flooding, this fall and late summer huge storms brought floods to Florida, taxes and Puerto Rico. It got us thinking about what happens to fish in floods... we will dive into that on next weeks show.

Special thanks this week in the news to Captain Shawn Tibbetts and David Jakubiak from the Environmental Law and Policy center in Chicago for their help.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Terrifying Fish - Lunar Lunacy and Fisherguiding 176

In honor of Halloween we are celebrating the five scariest or most feared fish on earth. Doc Martin is here to chat about how the moon impacts fish behavior We get a visit from some new web developers to share their new concept called Guides with us and help us with the news. AND Hugo is back with a culinary delight with his segment, Killing fish and Time with Hugo. So Let’s start with the 5th Most Scary Fish. 5. The Giant Devil Catfish 4. 
The Goliath Tigerfish 3. Electric Eel 2. Pacu - Legendary Nut Cruncher 1. The candiru

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Oyster Pirates -Speak Up For Blue & Slime Eels #175

Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For Blue Podcast cohosts with Clay Groves. The boys chat about careers in fish podcasts and dive in on the Oyster Pirates of Chessepeak Bay, yeah that was a real thing! Then the guys chat Fishy News, slime eels are the most fun! Fish in the News

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Virginia Eats and Drinks - Fish Guy Josh - FN Librarian- Fishing Reports 174

Jeff the FN librarian is back with a koi story. Fish Guy Josh is here With his new Segment, Fish Guy on Fish Guys- I had lunch with Virginia Eats and Drinks Magazine and Radio producer Patrick - - We went fishing with our FN Fly Correspondent Rich Collins and we have an a amazing amount of local fishing reports. This episode of the fish nerds podcast is brought to you by the Beyond Data Podcast... Our friend and science writer Rett Talbot’s new show. Here is a sneak peak! Be sure to subscribe on apple podcasts to not miss a single episode. Rett is far nerdier than we are and will make a great podcast for your ear holes. FISH IN THE NEWS

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Fish Addiction Radio Fish Nerds Podcast 173

Scott Albrecht visits the show this week and brings us a taste of his podcast, Fish Addiction Radio which is an ice fishing podcast. Scott is on Team USA's ice fishing team and is a ton of fun.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Koi Division Lobster Hell Fish Nerds Podcast 172

The only Fish Goth Joy Division parody cover band that matters joins us this week to talk music fish and make some news. Hook, the Bassist takes us on a musical journey you won't want to miss. Hook also performs in the touring band Bitchin Seahorse, Enjoy the show, special thanks to Diana's Bath Salts for the audio help with this episode.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Looking for Wild Brook Trout Return to Tunnel Brook Road EP 171

Chris Proulx from recently made a documentary on the Brook Trout Restoration project on Tunnel Brook Road in New Hampshire. Chris and I (Clay) went to check out the progress by having a very scientific fishing adventure. In this special episode we take you along with us to hear for yourself if the Tunnel Brook Road Brook Trout experiment has worked.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Ten Great Flies for Fall Fishing Backwoods Graphics and Running With Sharks

Liam from Backwoods Graphics  joins us as co-host this week We play a little stump the Fish Nerds A little Fish in the News Sammy Talks a little about what to do when your dad sticks you with a hook And We chat with North Country Angler and Hill Country Guides about some great flies to use while fishing this fall for trout. Promo: NO PATREON THIS WEEK Hey this is Clay from the Fish Nerds podcast, we're here in support of #PodcastersUnite in order to raise money for the American Red Cross for the relief effort of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane ripped through Florida and left families and pets homeless, buildings demolished and no power to millions of people. Now it's time to rebuild, and #PodcastersUnite need YOUR help! Go to blazingcariboustudios dot com and click on the #PodcastersUnite button and Donate today. All proceeds go directly to the American Red Cross and their relief efforts. The Fish Nerds have made a donation to this cause already and we gave away a month of podcast advertising as a part of the fund raister . SO this Podcast is brought to you by Zeng This But First - Conversation with Liam Did you ever hurt your kid with a fish hook? First up Flies you need to know about for fall trout fishing How bout some News? STUMP THE FISHNERDS Karl Hayes Can I eat trout that has been in my freezer for 4 months lol? From NANFA DO Bullheads produce Venom? Bullheads are probably best known for the sting that can result from careless handling. That "sting" is actually a sharp cut from contacting the sharp edges of the dorsal and pectoral fins. Jim Congdon, DNR fisheries manager in Horicon, says the fins are a defense mechanism the bullheads use to prosper in lakes and waterways throughout the state. "Predators learn to avoid a sharp-finned meal," he notes. If you, like me, have had the unfortunate experience of swooping your hand into a mass of bullhead fry roaming near a boat landing, you understand how painful those sharp little fins can be. A bullhead "sting," is more painful than that of a bee, and within minutes swelling can occur.The pain can last for a week or more. Congdon explained that bullhead fry have small glands near their side fins which produce a poison that can make getting "finned" by even half-inch fry very painful. These poison glands are common throughout the catfish family. Not to worry though – the poison is not life threatening and the pain can be dulled by dabbing the wound lightly with household ammonia. Don't dab gashes or larger open cuts. Recently, Jeremy Wright, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, determined that there are at least 1,250 and possibly more than 1,600 species of venomous catfish in the world, including the yellow bullhead, brown bullhead, channel catfish, blue catfish, stonecat, slender madtom, and white catfish. All madtoms except the Orangefin, which is a threatened species from Virginia and North Carolina, are venomous. Read more: As you know last week I was at Podcast MIDATLANTIC hanging out with lots of Nerds and at 1am I tried to record a stump the Fish Nerds segment, it went terribly wrong because they thought it was a trivia contest, so I am putting it out here anyway... I love other podcast Nerds and don’t forget September 30th is International Podcast Day Clay: So That’s it you’ve listened to a bunch of Fish Nerds when you should have been fishing! Liam: We would love to thank our Families for supporting while we podcast, go on fishing quests and do silly things that nerds do. Clay: Special thanks to the gang at Podcast MIDATLANTIC, North Country and Hill Country Guide Service my kid Sammy (sorry I stuck ya) and Liam from

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Mid Atlantic Podcast Conference and Sharks with Frickin Laser Beams

We recorded live at Mid Atlantic Podcast Conference Podcast Mid Atlantic Super Joe Pardo from the Dreamers Podcast I am hanging out with loads of podcast Nerds which is good because September 30th is international podcast day. So I am walking around asking Podcasters what their show is and asking them the impossible science question, what is a fish? Death of the Fox Brewery Amanda Doughty - Great Beer Adventure Justin Hellstrm - Audio Editing Solutions Live the Fuel -Scott W. Mulvaney Harry Duran Podcast Junkies Anthony Hayes Me Myself and I Radio THE Dave Jackson School of Podcasting David Steele Steele Empire Jenee' Views From a Cubicle Killing Fish and Time with Hugo! Hugo Medeiros is back with a new fishy recipe. This week it’s Salmon Tartare FISH IN THE NEWS The Real Shark Tank

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