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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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Dec 26, 2016

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!

Dec 23, 2016

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

Dec 19, 2016

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 www.whitemountainflyfishing.com 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, http://www.nhoutdoorlearning.com/ 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 www.Timmooreoutdoors.com Richard Yvonne from www.twinmapleoutdoors.com 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 www.patreon.com/fishnerds 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 Patreon.com and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! Clay: Special thanks to Tim Moore www.timmooreoutdoors.com Richard Yvonne www.twinmapleoutdoors.com and of course Nate Hill http://www.whitemountainflyfishing.com/ 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.

Dec 15, 2016

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 www.fishnerds.com

Dec 12, 2016

.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 www.fishnerds.com 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. http://www.whitemountainflyfishing.com/ 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 www.fishnerds.com 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 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-game-and-fish-try-new-technology-control-invasive-burbot www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38127428 Fish Guy Josh and the Amazing James tossed us a little news too! http://www.grindtv.com/fishing/vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-catch-one-last-fish-video/#8zC7g3JLMMYZdjRW.97

Dec 9, 2016

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

Dec 5, 2016

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 http://www.nhoutdoorlearning.com/ 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 www.timmooreoutdoors.com 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 www.mainetunafishing.com We recorded this segment on top of a Mountain in North Conway NH Twin Maple Outdoors.com 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! https://twinmapleoutdoors.com/ I managed to get him out of the woods and on the phone. FISH IN THE NEWS I love Fish IN the News http://www.startribune.com/hudson-wis-entrepreneur-makes-slick-pitch-on-shark-tank/402770536/ 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 Patreon.com and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! Special thanks to Tim Moore www.timmooreoutdoors.com Captain Shawn Tibbetts www.mainetunafishing.com Richard Yvonee, www.twinmapleoutdoors.com Vance Zahorski from Line Cutterz.com : 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 www.fishnerds.com In a couple of weeks we will release the next part of the guide series, the Business of guiding

Dec 1, 2016

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

Nov 28, 2016

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. http://www.americanfishes.com/about-and-contact/ Then Captain Shawn Tibbets www.mainetunafishing.com 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

Nov 24, 2016

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

Nov 21, 2016

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. www.fishnerds.com

Nov 16, 2016

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

Nov 14, 2016

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

Nov 10, 2016

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.

Nov 7, 2016

This week Ben Cantrell From www.microfishing.com 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 (www.americanfishes.com) 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 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/science/penobscot-river-maine-dam-removal-fish.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fearth&action=click&contentCollection=earth&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0 2 headed sharks http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/sharks-two-headed-oceans-mutations/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20161102news-twoheadedsharks&utm_campaign=Content&sf40834881=1 Clinton Gifilte Fish https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/09/01/the-story-behind-the-funniest-e-mail-hilary-clinton-has-ever-sent/ Trump Puffer Fish https://onsizzle.com/i/new-hobby-putting-donald-trumps-mouth-on-puffer-fish-2271912

Nov 3, 2016

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.

Oct 31, 2016

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

Oct 27, 2016

#FNThrowback 5 In this episode the nerds talk about catching giant waterbugs, Fishing with John and End with another Dam Fishing Quest. The boys were starting to find their voice!

Oct 24, 2016

Are Fish Vegetables? Once that is put to rest, the guys have an uplifting discussion on cancer, then Lindsay Withers and Captain Shawn share their cancer experience and talk fishing on www.mainetunafishing.com. Josh tells us all about hanging out with legendary fish nerd Dr. Peter Moyle. You are invited to write a book with the Fish Nerds Email your fishing adventure to Clay@fishnerds.com http://nanowrimo.org/ AND of course Fish in the News! http://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishermen-killed-own-illegal-equipment-mondulkiri http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shark-gets-stuck-in-divers-cage_us_5807db88e4b0b994d4c3a8ba http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/science/discarded-goldfish-invasive-species.html?WT.mc_id=2016-KWP-MOBILE-INTL_AUD_DEV&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev&kwp_0=236696&_r=0 Podcast and Business

Oct 20, 2016

In this episode We recount our adventures in chasing the elusive banded sunfish. The best choices for rubber worm colors when fishing for small mouth bass and we tell tales of ditching work to fish. Enjoy this FN throwback

Oct 18, 2016

Podcast 125 Welcome to the Fish Nerds This podcast is listener supported by our fans! Thanks so much for all of your support. If you want to support this show and keep some bait on our hooks head to fish nerds dot com and click on the patreon link. You can give in any amount. We recomned $1 a show (4 dollars a month) One of our supporters called us last week to discuss why he supports the show. -Barry Singer- Barry Singer Art - l Thanks to our newest Patreon Supporters Michael Crooker $2 per episode Reed Sutter $1 Today we are going to spend some quality time with our Cooking Correspondent, Hugo Medeiros. Hugo has been part of the show for a long time, many compare him to a seagull because he will eat anything. Hugo draws from his Portuges roots and creative pallet to make any fishy dish look and taste delicious. I love cooking fish, but am not great at it. This I gave Hugo a Cod cooking challenge. I cooked Cod and made a recording of the action and sent it to Hugo. This was sort of an Audio Experiment, you’ll hear my wife, Kristin, in the background messing around with the piano working on a new theme song... then the action begins. COD WITH CLAY So I sent this to Hugo, he was less than impressed and answered back with this fabulous recipe. This recipe can be found at www.fishnerds.com COD WITH HUGO He then doubled down and visited the Westboro Farmer’s Market http://eatfresh01581.com/ And gave us this interview Hannah from Farmstead Goatcheese... what does that have to do with fishing? Hugo then bumped into Spencer from Red’s Best Seafood and filed this interview... makes me want to go to a farmer’s market. https://www.redsbest.com/redsbest/ As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month the Fish Nerds were asked to help raise money for the National Breastcancer foundation and partnered with a bunch of organizations to make it extra valuable to make a donation. If you donate through the Fish Nerds link www.fishnerds.com you will be entered to win fantastic prizes, Sweatshirts from Maintunafishing.com, Dexter Knives, Line Cutterz Rings, a Guided Ice Fishing Trip with Me, a Guided river trip with Twin Maple Outdoors, Pink Fishing Swag, FINS line, and Karent Talbot Art gave us a set of four Angler’s Pints... Just go to www.fishnerds.com and make your donation. We have lots of Fish Nerds friends impacted by cancer, as you heard earlier this month Lindsay Whithers from Maine Tuna Fishing.com had breast cancer at 27, hence the fundraising we are doing. Super Friend of the FIsh Nerds Ryan Dubay suffered from Lukemia, Hugo bumped into him this Summer in MA and gave us this interview. I think you’re all going to like Ryan as much as we do! RYAN DUBAY So that’s it, you’ve listened to a bunch of Fish Nerds when you should have been fishing If you want to support the fish nerds, head to FISH NERDS . COM and CLick the Patreon link and help us crowdfund this show, we really need and appreciate your support Big fat thanks to Hugo for doing the heavy lifting in this episode, to follow his adventures look for the outdoor culinary group on facebook, you will find a link at www.fishnerds.com Until next time Follow the Code of the Fish Nerds Spawn early and often Never trust a free meal with strings attached And swim against the current every chance you get.

Oct 18, 2016

Podcast 125 Welcome to the Fish Nerds This podcast is listener supported by our fans! Thanks so much for all of your support. If you want to support this show and keep some bait on our hooks head to fish nerds dot com and click on the patreon link. You can give in any amount. We recomned $1 a show (4 dollars a month) One of our supporters called us last week to discuss why he supports the show. -Barry Singer- Barry Singer Art - l Thanks to our newest Patreon Supporters Michael Crooker $2 per episode Reed Sutter $1 Today we are going to spend some quality time with our Cooking Correspondent, Hugo Medeiros. Hugo has been part of the show for a long time, many compare him to a seagull because he will eat anything. Hugo draws from his Portuges roots and creative pallet to make any fishy dish look and taste delicious. I love cooking fish, but am not great at it. This I gave Hugo a Cod cooking challenge. I cooked Cod and made a recording of the action and sent it to Hugo. This was sort of an Audio Experiment, you’ll hear my wife, Kristin, in the background messing around with the piano working on a new theme song... then the action begins. COD WITH CLAY So I sent this to Hugo, he was less than impressed and answered back with this fabulous recipe. This recipe can be found at www.fishnerds.com COD WITH HUGO He then doubled down and visited the Westboro Farmer’s Market http://eatfresh01581.com/ And gave us this interview Hannah from Farmstead Goatcheese... what does that have to do with fishing? Hugo then bumped into Spencer from Red’s Best Seafood and filed this interview... makes me want to go to a farmer’s market. https://www.redsbest.com/redsbest/ As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month the Fish Nerds were asked to help raise money for the National Breastcancer foundation and partnered with a bunch of organizations to make it extra valuable to make a donation. If you donate through the Fish Nerds link www.fishnerds.com you will be entered to win fantastic prizes, Sweatshirts from Maintunafishing.com, Dexter Knives, Line Cutterz Rings, a Guided Ice Fishing Trip with Me, a Guided river trip with Twin Maple Outdoors, Pink Fishing Swag, FINS line, and Karent Talbot Art gave us a set of four Angler’s Pints... Just go to www.fishnerds.com and make your donation. We have lots of Fish Nerds friends impacted by cancer, as you heard earlier this month Lindsay Whithers from Maine Tuna Fishing.com had breast cancer at 27, hence the fundraising we are doing. Super Friend of the FIsh Nerds Ryan Dubay suffered from Lukemia, Hugo bumped into him this Summer in MA and gave us this interview. I think you’re all going to like Ryan as much as we do! RYAN DUBAY So that’s it, you’ve listened to a bunch of Fish Nerds when you should have been fishing If you want to support the fish nerds, head to FISH NERDS . COM and CLick the Patreon link and help us crowdfund this show, we really need and appreciate your support Big fat thanks to Hugo for doing the heavy lifting in this episode, to follow his adventures look for the outdoor culinary group on facebook, you will find a link at www.fishnerds.com Until next time Follow the Code of the Fish Nerds Spawn early and often Never trust a free meal with strings attached And swim against the current every chance you get.

Oct 12, 2016

In this early episode the nerds were still trying to complete their quest. Clay almost got busted for trespassing. Enjoy this vintage fish nerds

Oct 10, 2016

We break from format for this special edition of the Fish Nerds podcast. Clay went to New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center and Learned to be a fishing guide from master outdoorsman Scott Jackson. Clay sat in on the three day course and recorded this show live during the class. All the audio was recorded in the field and you will get a real sense of what guide school is like. Check out www.nhoutdoorlearningcenter.com to learn more or visit www.fishnerds.com for links to course materials.

Oct 10, 2016

We break from format for this special edition of the Fish Nerds podcast. Clay went to New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center and Learned to be a fishing guide from master outdoorsman Scott Jackson. Clay sat in on the three day course and recorded this show live during the class. All the audio was recorded in the field and you will get a real sense of what guide school is like. Check out www.nhoutdoorlearningcenter.com to learn more or visit www.fishnerds.com for links to course materials.

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