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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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Sep 26, 2016

In this action packed episode Luke Chamings from Chamo's Lures sits in as co-host. We have a great time talking about fishing and lure making in Australia. We then move on to some serious news where we hear about a sick Aussie Goldfish and the lengths a little girl would go to save her poor poor fish. Finally we have an important discussion on fishing with corn

 

Sep 14, 2016

In this very special episode we say goodbye to Host Dave Kellam, he has decided to move on to other projects, we of course will check in with him on occasion. In addition our friends the FN West check in with a visit from Peru. Fish in the News is very exciting and we even play Stump the Fish Nerds. We are glad to be back! 

Jun 24, 2016

The Fish Nerds are honored and humbled by guest host Ret Talbot, an award-winning writer and photojournalist with over two decades of experience covering stories from some of the more remote corners of the globe. Dave and Clay were thrilled to hear fascinating stories from the aquarium world from a guy who actually does deep research on the subject. The guys learn that blast fishing to collect fish for aquariums is false, but using cyanide is a real thing. This is a must-hear show for anyone interested in keeping fish in an aquarium. Ret was a good sport to help with Fish in the News, Stump the Fish Nerds, and the world famous Fish Nerds' quiz.

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

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Links

Check out Ret Talbot's website

And his wife Karen's art

 

Music

Creative Commons music and sounds used on the Fish Nerds show.

Jun 21, 2016

13413116_10153715374861608_9058631563401648528_nDave, Clay and Fish Guy Josh from FN West crashed the North American Native Fish Association annual meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

May 31, 2016

Dave and Clay were invited to visit the Maine Highlands! So they went and while they were there they stayed at the beautiful and rustic Wilson's on Mooshead Lake. The Wilson's took them fishing in the Kennebec River, where they caught dozens of brook trout and monster smallmouth bass!  After fishing it was dinner at the beautiful Kelly's Landing  restaurant. While there they got to hang out with local historian Liz from the Katahdin "Kate" Museum, Moosehead's Marine Museum and famous steam ship.  The next day the weather turned bad, so they spent some time making friends and checking out the local businesses.

 

The Highlands

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From Maine’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin to its largest lake, Moosehead, The Maine Highlands offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences, many culinary delights and unexpected entertainment opportunities. Located in the center of Maine, there are more than 200 waterfalls, miles and miles of trails for hiking, ATVing, and some of the best snowmobiling trails anywhere. The last or first portion (depends on your perspective) of the Applachian Trail is in The Maine Highlands. Known as the "Hundred-Mile Wilderness", it is said there are more moose seen there than on any other part of the trail. If you are looking for less moose and more music, head to one of our many festivals, the Waterfront Concerts series in Bangor, enjoy shopping boutique or mall style, or try some of our culinary delights and craft beers. Whatever your adventure, The Maine Highlands is a must visit while exploring Maine.

 

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Links

Moosehead Marine Museum

Wilson's on Moosehead

Kelly's landing

Maine Guide Fly-Shop

Indian Hill Trading Post

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May 24, 2016

113image-06If you think your lot in life is less than stellar, consider the features in this episode: men charged with scooping up 35 tones of dead fish in under the hot Chinese sun, a pupfish killed by a naked drunk redneck on a binge, and a sea cucumber with an unwanted fish living in its butt that is eating it's gonads. Yep, your life could be worse. All this and a new FN challenge from our friends at FN West. This episode is one for the greatest hits album.

May 10, 2016

MulletThis episode jumps around more than a silver carp next to an Evinrude. Doc Martin talks about bowfin, the prehistoric air-breathing freshwater fish that turns out to be a fabulous sport fish. Fish in the News features the use of herpes to control invasive common carp in Australia, how a dead guy catches a massive carp and a fundraiser in the south that charges people to toss mullets from Florida into Alabama.  Dave shares why he will never drink another Moosehead beer again and Clay shares his first story of learning to be a guide in New Hampshire at the New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center. Hold on, cause this roller coaster of an episode may make you queasy.

Links

New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center

Back in the Maine Stream

Fish in the News

 

Music

Creative Commons music and sounds used on the Fish Nerds show.

 

 

May 4, 2016

Sumner Brook Fish Farm

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Dave from the Fish Nerds chats with Jesse Prunier and Jess Cole, who are making their fishy dreams come true at the Sumner Brook Fish Farm in Ossipee, NH.

   

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In addition to selling trout for stocking, they have a pay-to-fish pond and they sell herbs and smoked trout.   Jess runs the other family business, Sumner Brook Herbals.

The fish farming couple wear their hearts on their sleeves (and on the bumper of their Volvo station wagon)Sumner mobile

 

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GALA : Global Awareness, Local Action.  Jess is the president of the nonprofit with the mission to provide education and opportunity that empowers communities to thrive in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges.

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images courtesy of Sumner Fish Farm on Facebook and FishNerds.com

Music from http://ccmixter.org/

"There" by Admiral Bob, 2008 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

"You're the Change" by unreal_dm, 2010 - Licensed under Creative Commons

May 2, 2016

Pholidichthys_leucotaenia_1-250Dave and Clay contemplate the finer points of angling in a multicultural world during this Sunday morning episode. Doc Martin amazes the Nerds with stories of the engineer goby that makes its kids bring the dinner home every night. "Fish in the News" features a Texas aquarium disaster, skydiving betas, exploding trout and bikini waxing. Dave quizes Clay about famous hats of the world, including the iconic FN baseball cap.  The show wraps up with a compelling "Stump The Fish Nerds" question about what to do with lionfish.

 

Links

White Perch, Morone americana 

Fish in the News

Fish Nerd Nation - the place to buy a FN hat

Cold River Radio Show

Networks

Music and Sounds

Go to our FN music page for credits

Apr 25, 2016

FN West (Amazing James and Fish Guy Josh) talked to Steve Shirley, an avid shark fisherman who has become a citizen scientist and a champion for shark catch and release and conservation. Clay and Kristin reported on their trip to Virginia Beach and their dinner of seafood risotto, tuna bits and shrimp and grits at Croc’s 19th Street Bistro. Chef Matt Knack shared his tips for cooking great seafood and touted the benefits of eating  sustainable, local food.   “Fish in the News” reports on a Florida man who caught a 400 pound fish on a wrench and the answer to why fish do not have necks.

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

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Apr 18, 2016

110-striper-joshFN West takes us on a specimen collection trip on Suisun Marsh with the UC Davis fisheries crew. The trip was made extra special when fish nerd celebrity Dr. Peter Moyle joined the crew. Dr. Moyle is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis. He literally wrote the book on California fishes (Inland Fishes of California). He also wrote Dave's college ichthyology text book 25 years ago! Dave and Clay wrap up the show with "Fish in the News" that features less toxic fish, pucker gloves and an endangered New England river.

 Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

 

Apr 11, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #109 - Clay and his wife Kristen stop at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center to chat with education specialist Karen Burns about the Sensible Seafood Program. Dave takes a trip to Maine to attend FishingFest '16 where he meets old friends, makes new ones, and thinks about getting a sweet deal on a surfcasting reel.  "Fish in the News" features bogus licenses, ticked off salmon and a Viking funeral for a pervy fish.

 

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

 

Apr 4, 2016

The Nerds pick a fight with Walmart and win! Clay takes listeners on a trip to the Northeast Hunting and Fishing Show with his family at the Connecticut Convention Center in beautiful Hartford, Connecticut. Dave hangs out with our species fishing friend Ben Cantrell as he recounts a recent three-day adventure in the wilds of Missouri. Fish in the News examines fishy BFFs, non-native fish fishing in Florida and a sink hole in China that makes a fish farmer really, really sad.

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

Mar 28, 2016

fish-belt-buckleMarcus Hunt, costumed actor, TV host, and inventor, talks to the Nerds about his latest venture. He is launching The World’s First “Fish-Ready” Sportfishing Belt Buckle! Through a Kickstarter campaign, Marcus will bring to the planet a sleek, rugged and customizable belt and buckle combo. Fashionable and functional.  Not only does he know his belt buckles, but he also talked about his previous career as the Michelin Man. The show then features a segment from FN West when The Amazing James goes to a flyfishing show and gets the lowdown on this popular sport.  "Fish in the News" covers the world's first fish with braces (sort of) and the bloody details of the birth of a baby false killer whale. Thar she blows!

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

 

Mar 21, 2016

Dave and Clay welcome to the show FN West! A fishy duo comprised of FN correspondents The Amazing James and Fish Guy Josh. These two brothers from different mothers hale from the Oakland/ San Francisco area and excel at finding the fishiest, nerdiest stuff west of the continental divide.  In addition to catching up with the Nerds and accepting the a FN challenge, they submitted an outstanding report from Hawaii's famous Honolulu Fish Auction. The show also features Doc Martin following up on a fan request to investigate the strange black scabbardfish. "Fish in the News" completes the show and includes a report on the deceitful knifefish.

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

 

Mar 16, 2016

The Nerds caught up with Kristen Berube who just wrote a book called "Confessions of a Camo Queen: Living with an Outdoorsman".  She has a great time talking about her crazy life as an outdoorswoman with a husband, three children, six dogs and a pig in Missoula, Montana. A denturist by trade and a graduate of Montana State University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, she get's in the spirit of the podcast by telling funny stories and doing a spot-on impersonation of English royalty.  This show also includes one of our best "Fish in the News" segments and a report on the Sunapee trout by fellow Fish Nerd Doc Martin. 

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

Mar 10, 2016

As 2015 ends, the Nerds divulge their fishy New Year's resolutions. Fish in the News examines the value of sinking Christmas trees in lakes to benefit fisheries and Field and Stream's "Five Reasons to Start Fly Fishing in 2016". New Fish Nerd Correspondents Fish Guy Josh and Fish Friend (Amazing) James offer up a tour of the Nimbus fish hatchery in eastern Sacramento County where they talk to biologists about spawning Chinook salmon as well as kids on a school tour to get their take on the stripping of eggs. Stump the Fish Nerds answers the question "how big do largemouth bass get".

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

 

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #104 -Dave and Clay get fancy and go to Boston's Symphony Hall to interview international singing star and expert Louisiana fisherman Paul Groves.  The interview was set up by Sam, the Hall's senior publicist and our new best friend in Boston. We hauled all our recording gear to Paul's fancy dressing room and learned about his journey from a kid putting around Louisiana in a jon boat to a guy jetting around the globe singing in the best opera houses! Of course we gave Paul one of our famous Fish Nerd quizzes that tested his knowledge of fish and musical instruments (he knew more fish). We can't thank Paul and Sam enough for making this one of a kind show possible. Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #101 - An unusual show focused on Clay's traumatic experience attempting to save 23-year-old Garid Hounsell who fell into the chilly waters of Pequawket Pond and tragically lost his life. Clay recounts hearing Garid's cries for help in the night and falling through the ice himself as he tried the reach the him.

The Fish Nerds ask listeners to donate what they can to Garid Hounsell's family

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #102 - Dr. Erika Martin takes a turn at the host microphone while Clay is on vacation. Doc Martin is currently on the faculty of the Department of Biology at Emporia State University. When she is not teaching and doing scholarly things, she contributes to the Fish Nerds Network by providing expert commentary on our Facebook group and doing fish profiles for her segment: "The Doctor is In". In this episode, Doc Martin recounts some good fish stories from Indiana and chimes in on a pet fish story during "Fish in the News". She also does her classic report on Pterapogon kauderni, the Banggai cardinalfish, and let's us know this popular marine aquarium fish is also endangered in the wild. She does a great job sitting in for Clay this week and even takes over some of the singing duties.

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #99 - Full time licensed New Hampshire hunting and fishing guide, outdoor writer, seminar speaker, producer of Tim Moore Outdoors TV and all around nice guy Tim Moore is featured in this special edition of the Fish Nerds podcast as he shares his wealth of information about catching panfish through the ice. In this episode recorded mostly at a seminar at NH Fish and Game's headquarters in Concord, Tim goes through every aspect of modern icefishing for bluegill, crappie and white perch through the ice. This episode is a must listen for anyone who still fishes with traps in the Northeast. The Fish Nerds guarantee that Tim's methods will out produce any tipup angler and is just plan more fun.

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #100 - The Nerds got together with an intrepid group of New England anglers and fishy businesses for the annual Ice Fishing Grudge Match with Tim Moore Outdoors - 0ne of the best ice fishing guides in New England. The teams fishing for bragging rights were Daddymac Lures, Team Wicked Fishah and Get Bent TV. Some of the teams pre-fished Lake Winnipesaukee at 2 a.m. before the official 7 a.m. start of the match. Participants were eager to go after the legendary white perch in the lake, and knew there were also great crappie, sunfish, rock bass, rainbow trout and lake trout swimming in the depths. Clay was excited too because this was the first day he was driving his new snowmobile on the ice. Everyone had a blast and Tim and Chuck put everyone on lots of fish. This episode is full of tips and tricks to catching fish in Lake Winnipesaukee, funny stories from folks on the ice, and some special 100th episode surprises!

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by Daddymac Lures and our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #103 - Dave and Clay get their Public Radio mojo cookin' as they appear on both New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth" to talk about icefishing and WGBH's "Boston Public Radio" with friends Jim and Margery to talk fish and po

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #98 - Travis Moran of Lucky Tackle Box (luckytacklebox.com) spoke with the Nerds about this lure monthly subscription service that specializes in species specific boxes and educational videos. Dave and Clay offered up some new box themes and administered a classic Fish Nerds quiz. Travis kindly offered a $10 discount for listeners who type in promocode FISHNERDSLTP. "Fish in the News" focused on the shocking news that Uncle Josh pork rind baits will no longer be manufactured.

Funding for this fishing podcast is provided by our growing list of supporters on Patreon – the crowdfunding site for artists and creators.

Mar 9, 2016

Fishing Podcast Episode #94 - With the holidays here and the year coming to a close it's time to use up our leftovers! Just like the pasta that was forgotten in the freezer or that jar of pickled herring from last Christmas, the Nerds have scraped the cutting room floor for some stories that for whatever reason never made it on the show. Last October Tim Moore Outdoors took Clay fishing for lake trout and they actually caught fish!  Daddy Mac provided the lures, Old Town provided the kayaks and apparently the Lord provided Clay with some much needed luck. Hugo Medeiros, a Fish Nerds correspondent from Massachusetts caught up with Go Fish Dan Kennedy and asked him about his popular fishing show on Youtube and his upcoming expo. Finally, Dave pulled a story he did with Captain Morgan of Guildford, Connecticut.  The Captain tells some great tails about the wide-range of characters that enter his shop.

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