Thursday, December 6, 2018

Magic Fish Nerds Irrationally Exuberant and Magnet Fishing EP 214

Tonight we are lucky to have Reid Messerschmidt host and creator of the Irrationally Exuberant Podcast which is a podcast and also art. We talk about fishing with nipples, magnet fishing, a 1950's comic featuring an advertisement for Magic Fish Nerds (Thanks Olaf) Fish Guy Josh is here with his social media recommendations.. And of course we have a lot of fun. Call the show to be part of it 607-378-FISH Big thanks to our sponsor Fisher Guiding

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

High Eels Deeper Sonar and Constipation Relief

A lot happening on the podcast today... News Product Review Deeper Sonar Pescadamy Awards Gross Bait Contest Update Patreon First up the News, you will hear lots of background noise in this because it was recorded in a coffee shop... so fun How about a product Review I was sent a Deeper Sonar to test out and here is what it is and what I think. First a big thanks to deeper for sending it. Now a description Troll, map, scan and catch with the Deeper Smart Sonar PRO, then use it as an ice flasher in winter. This versatile, powerful fish finder scans down to 260 ft / 80 m, using its rock solid Wi-Fi connection to send detailed sonar data direct to your smartphone or tablet. Mark fish, locate structure and features, map out any water from your kayak or boat, and start fishing smarter with the Deeper PRO. SO Here is what you get, a cool looking black ball... and a few cables for charging... It charges up quickly and is ready to go. You will need to download the free deeper app for your smartphone. I was using it on an iPhone 6. Full disclosure. I got this in the beginning of the summer, but Rich Collins our Fly Fishing correspondent got one last winter, so I have used it before. Let’s talk about first impressions in open water. As soon as I linked it to my phone and tossed it in the water it started working. I was super impressed with how easy the screen was to read and I actually found it easier to use than the super expensive lowrance system I have on my pontoon boat. So that’s a total win. I was able to see structure, mark fish and easily figure out how to catch fish. So pretty great. I know a lot of guys who use these in their kayaks and love it. Last year on the ice was the first time I really used this.. And it has flasher setting so it’s great for vertical jigging. Works well and eliminates the need for a super expensive flasher. Not bad for something that retails for around $200 We caught a lot of fish using it. Now the downside... and this is not the fault of deeper. Iphones hate the cold. So you have a very limited window of fishing when it’s extremely cold out. Iphones just shut down. So use them on warmer days, inside your ice shack or have your phone plugged into external power while running this. Another trick you could try is sticking hand warmer packs to the back of your phone case. I have not tried this on an android device and would be interesting in hearing other’s feedback. Overall I like the deeper sonar and think it’s a cool gadget for the money especially great for kayak anglers and ice fishers. Gross Bait Contest 607-378-FISH You could win a FN Beanie Call us up tell us your name and where you are from and tell us about gross baits Here is an example from Paul Csomos from the Varmints Podcast Pescadamy Awards To nominate your Fishy Things Click Here Super special thanks to the Crappie Hippie, you can find his lures at and Doc Martin and all our friends at Emporia State.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Emporia State University Biology Seminar Kansas EP 212

Emporia State University hosted the Fish Nerds for a biology seminar. This episode is the seminar and ends with questions from students. We could not be more thankful for this opportunity. You will hear Doc Martin, Jeff Danaldson our FN Librarian and Zoe Groves. Enjoy this special episode

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bait Fishing from A to Zombait FN throwback

Dave and Clay focus their fishy talk on a dirty word in some fishing circles: bait. In this fishing podcast our intrepid heroes discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using bait. Fans are part of the show this week as the Nerds relay the results of the latest Facebook poll on the Fish Nerds Podcast group. Dave interviews Zombait co-founder Matthew Borowski to find out why we need a fishy robot to bring our dead bait back to life. Zombait is nearing the end of their kickstarter campaign and they need Nerd help. The Nerds end the show by promoting their upcoming appearance at the Rockingham Fishing and Hunting

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

50 Shades of Lake Trout Blue Gills & Go Fish Cam

We went fishing for lake trout with and had an amazing time. Fish Guy Josh is back with his social media recomendations BLUEGILLultralightfishing and we review the

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50 Shades of Lake Trout Blue Gills & Go Fish Cam

We went fishing for lake trout with and had an amazing time. Fish Guy Josh is back with his social media recomendations BLUEGILLultralightfishing and we review the

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dragon Behind the Glass Emily Voigt 210

Emily Voigt, author of the Dragon Behind the Glass joins our Fish Nerds Book Club. We learn all about the adventure in the search for the most expensive aquarium fish, the Asian Arowana.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fishing Pet Peeves and Blue Head Chub EP 209

This week we get into your fishing pet peeves. We chat about Clay's brush with fishy fame! Fish Guy Josh and Doc Martin are here to teach us about the Blue Head Chub and we find out who won the Glasswater Lead Free Lures. So fun

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Primer with Oh No! Lit Class

We have a super special show for you today. We are joined with our friend Meg from the world famous Oh No! Lit Class podcast. She and Clay take you on a journey through the history of the Fish Nerds John King joins us as well to give you his six favorite episodes and we learn a little more about Moby Dick than we should. Enjoy the show This episode is brought to you by Spread-Em the portable outrigger system.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

FN Throwback Bubba J - Black Drum and Blue Balls

This week I was busy fishing and so you get an FN Throwback, this is a fun with early appearances by Doc Martin and Hugo.. SO much fun.. 
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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Spread-Em Fishy Scams and Pipe Fish Love

Someone tried to scam me... Fish in the News with Doc Martin..  . We got a call from another inventor -Srpead-em Hugo is back with another adventure in killing sea bass.. Call the Fish Nerds Hotline and tell us your biggest fishy pet peeve 607-378-FISH

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wet Fly Swing Trout Trolling Prostate Cancer and Penis Stingers

Dave Stewart from the Wet Fly-Swing Podcast is here We got to interview George Cannan about his survival of prostate cancer and how it has informed his deep sea fishing and hist life. My Mom visited and we took her fishing, we have some live audio that you will love Hugo is back with a great or “Crappie” recipe Fish Guy Josh sent us another addition of “Fish Guy Follows” Hank Patterson Youtube And of course we have the news

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Monday, September 3, 2018

PMx Hookless Fishing Lure Fish Guy and Fake News

Today on the show Doc Martin is here with some more FN Fake News Fish Guy Josh is back with a new segment Fish Guy Follows Hugo is here with a story of brown trout I got to interview the inventor and creator of the Hookless Fishing Lure WOW and I found a lost tape of my award winning PMx Presentation... This episode is brought to you by - YOU our supporters at Patreon. If you want to help support this show head to and you can give us a dollar and episode. Our friend Josh Lopes at gives us $25 and that gets his business mentioned. But we have other rewards too, but the biggest reward is helping this show get to a sustainable level. WE CANNOT MAKE THIS SHOW WITHOUT YOUR MONEY First up the NEWS - Big Thanks to Dr. Erika Martin Doc Martin holds a PhD in biology from Kansas State University where her research focused on prairie stream fishes. She is also an amazing human and we are lucky to have her here. You can find her on our private Fish Nerds Podcast FB group Next Fish Guy Josh is back, you might remember him as half of the FN West or Half of the Fish of the Day, he is trying out a new segment called Fish Guy Follows, we think you will like this, WE NEED FEEDBACK, so take a listen and let us know what you think... Also Fish Guy Josh does an amazing job with instragramming tons of fish species, you can check it out @fishguyjosh HUGO is back, we love this guy. Hugo is our resident seagull, he will eat anything. He also takes amazing photos of food and makes want to eat terrible things... He runs a FB group called Culinary Connection and we think he’s fab. Here is hugo with Killing Fish and Time Someone share a link to a KickStarter campaign for the Hookless Fishing Lure with me, and I had no choice but to reach out to the creator. Here is my interview with Sam Clymer Finally As you heard last week, I competed in PMx, the TED “like” Talk for Podcasters, turns out there was no professional recording of my presentation, but a fellow podcaster, Lori from the  Simply Designed Life Podcast surprised me with a recording of my talk on her cellphone. The quality is super echoey but here it is anyway, let me know what you think. We will end with the PMx presentation, so before we play that thanks a bunch to Fish Guy Josh, Doc Martin, Hugo Medeiros, Sam Clymer, John King and Diana’s Bath Salts for making this episode possible, we are getting closer to the show I want to make because of their contributions.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Podcast Movemenet Exlax Sushi and Fishing for an Audience ep 206

We have been away most of the summer and are back! Over the summer we went to Podcast Movement in Philadelphia, while we were there we got a chance to hang out with Reid Messerchnidt from the Irrationally Exuberant Podcast and Christian from the Documentally Podcast Doc Martin brings us some new Fake Fish in the News and Hugo is back to talk killing and cooking fish. We also do a Fish Nerds walkaround of Podcast Movement, let’s see if podcasters know the biggest secret in fishing! code Fishnerd save 20% off entire order

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Lead Free Lures Fur Bearing Trout and Hippies ep 203

John King the Crappie Hippie brings us news on the lead free movement and talks about making lures. Doc Martin is back and we try to determine if Fur Bearing Trout are real. We debut the new segment FISHING RUINED MY LIFE. Call 607-378-FISH to ask your questions. Finally we learn a little about why guiding is hard. News Links

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Friendly Blue Gills Fly Fishing for Carp and Speak Up for Blue 202

Rich Collins our Fly-Fishing Correspondent is back and he went on an urban fishing adventure, fly-fishing for carp- with --- I am back from Summer Camp- Stories from camp Of course we have some news Doc Martin has brought us some “Fake” fish in the news AND we have a new segment - “Fishing Ruined My Life” 607-378-FISH AND chat with Andrew who just recorded his 500th episode of Speak Up For Blue

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

In Memory of Brad Klose Hubris Fail and Creme De Fish FN Throwback 42

We just heard that a friend of the show died, Mr. Brad Klose. Brad was a great guy and inventor of the Turbo Weedless Spinner. We were lucky to know him and know for sure he will be missed. Lots of love to Nancy (Brad's wife) and the kids. We know this is hard and we are feeling some of your pain with you. We love you. Brad was a ton of fun and we hope you enjoy this vintage FN Episode.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Black Sea Bass Tacos Tilapia Vaginas and Noisy Orgies

We are hanging out with Listener Ryan Dubay and FN Cullinary Correspondent Hugo Medeiros today and eating black sea bass tacos! We also hear about how tilapia are being used to rebuild vaginas (Yup that's a thing) and Doc Martin is with us to help us decide if our News is Fake or For reals! Enjoy

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

5 Year 200th Episode Extravaganza Live on SIlver Lake

Holy smokes, on this episode we are celebrating 5 years of fishy podcasting. This was recorded live on Silver Lake with special guests: Dave Kellam, Doc Martin, Nick Hudson-Swogger (from Diana's Bath Salts) and Rich Collins. We also got dozens of calls from listeners who wanted to share congratulations and fishy jokes. On a personal level, I want to thank every listener for being part of this adventure and I hope to keep doing this. I literally weeped with joy while mixing this episode. Hope you like it. -Clay Groves, Chief Executive Fish Nerd...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Spot Otter Dave Kellam and Pooped Fish EP199

Dave Kellam is back to tell us about his new start-up we have a great time talking about launching and breaking boats. We also get deep into the news and learn about how hippos are killing fish. We got a call from the crappie hippie with a stump the Fish Nerds and of course we have a ton of laughs!

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