Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast

Started in 2013, Fish Nerds is a celebration of fish, fishing and eating fish with your host Clay Groves. The goal of the show is to explore all aspects of fish; highlighting the amazing, inspiring, unusual and funny.
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Jan 8, 2018

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!

Dec 31, 2017

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 

Dec 18, 2017

#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.

Dec 11, 2017

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!

Dec 4, 2017

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

Nov 27, 2017

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?

Nov 20, 2017

 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. 

Nov 13, 2017

To be part of the show call 607-378-Fish or email This week we have Jonathan Oakes 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

Nov 6, 2017

 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.

Oct 30, 2017

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 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

Oct 23, 2017

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

Oct 16, 2017

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

Oct 9, 2017

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.

Oct 2, 2017

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.

Sep 25, 2017

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.

Sep 18, 2017

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

Sep 11, 2017

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

Sep 4, 2017

Have fun with this Vintage and very funny throwback.

We will be back next week with a fresh catch! 



Aug 28, 2017

Michael Frank sits in the co-host seat tonight and tells us a terrible story about the dangers of rivers. We chat a little about fly fishing for reds and of course we have fish in the News. In addition Hugo is back with a recipe for bluefish that everyone should try. NEWS LINKS

Aug 21, 2017

Fish in the NEWS fish music And our favorite protester is back - Fish Feel Here is a song for fishy rights people- This is called I am Fish written and performed by Art Paul Schlosser News Old Timey Fishy Music Thanks to Olaff for sharing with us Speak Up for the Blue Podcast

Aug 14, 2017

Our friend Nick sits in the Co-pilot seat and we have a ton of fun! Bass Fishing while kids are at camp Tuckerman’s Brewing Company Fish in the News Stump the Fish Nerds There’s a new Fishing Podcast on the Internet, Livewell Podcast The Livewell is a podcast about fishing and the outdoors. It is based in Minnesota, but features the sport nationwide. Hosted by Andy Petterson and Justin Moen. _Please Head to Itunes or Stitcher and subscribe. Take a listen and tell Andy and Justin what you like and more importantly what you want to hear. They are brand new and feedback is important. Shout out to Gerry Hansel - He’s a fan who visited NH this week from the Midwest and grabbed some lifelist fish while he was here. News Stump the Fish Nerds 607-378-FISH Karl Hayes Why are scallops so much money? CaptShawn Tibbetts Scallops are primarily caught far offshore. The quotas are small and supply and demand gets big dollars for them

Aug 7, 2017

Chris Proulx from to tell us about his documentary White Mountain Tunnel Brook Road in Partnership with the US Forest Service. We learn how Hurricane Irene has impacted the stream and what US Forest Service is doing to bring back brook trout habitat. Doc Martin sings some Imagine Dragons, Hugo cooks sperm! Yeah for real he does and the news is all sperm this week. News

Jul 31, 2017

Today on the Show Hugo Medeiros is back with Killing fish and time with hugo, can’t wait to hear what he’s cooking-. I picked up an AT through hiker who is a total fish nerd -Yates Carrier instagram @kook_in_the_woods And we get Naked and Afraid with Samantha Ohl You can see her episode on Discovery on August 13th 10pm Follow Samantha on Instagram @Samantha_Ohl Stump the Fish Nerds Fish in the news

Jul 25, 2017

Doc Martin and Fish Guy Josh team up to bring us a great new fish segment Fish In the News A girl was attacked by a muskie We chat with reporter Mike Vokovan Stump the Fish Nerds -Fish Mortality from deep water The Fish Nerds visit the Twisted Ten Podcas

Jul 17, 2017

We take the week off but bring you a fun vintage episode. This show features a fishing trip with and some great fish in the news enjoy!

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