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Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast

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; that is always interesting, usually funny and mostly true.
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Jan 30, 2017

Podcast 140 Recorded live at the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Michael Frank’s Guide Corner http://www.franksflyarts.com/ Stump the Fish Nerds with Doc Martin and Scott Decker NH Fish and Game http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/ Fish in the News http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/06/watch_these_electric_eels_execute_shocking_leaps_video.html Fishy Pet Peeves

Jan 23, 2017

Welcome to the Fish Nerds I’m Clay Groves, Licensed NH Fishing Guide This episode is the fourth in our series on how to become a fishing guide. I am happy to bring you on my journey into making a living (at least partially) in the fishing industry. This episode is brought to you by our friends at NH Outdoor Learning Center, they offer tons of great outdoor certifications and I went to guide school with them. Scott Jackson really understands this business and without his help I would have had no chance of becoming a fishing guide. We originally were going to make this a simple four part series, but as I dig into this material and grow the business I am finding that it’s much more difficult than I could have imagined. Upcoming ideas for future episodes in this series, the expenses of guiding, becoming a pro-staff, sponsorship, marketing and the one that surprised me most, the Politics of guiding. First up my first trip I arrived to the fishing spot a half hour before my client. People were in the spot of my first choice, so I moved to plan B. It was January 1 so by law I could not pre-fish the area, in addition, my snowmobile broke down the day before so it was going to be a walk-on ice fishing trip. Did I mention I hate silver lake? My client arrived on time and was super excited to fish, so we headed out. There was nobody else in the area I chose, I chose the spot for two reasons, 1- Easy Parking and 2 5 years ago I saw a trout on an underwater camera, my hopes were not high and I informed my client we were not going to catch much, did I mention I hate silver lake? Here is Mike’s first impression Confidence grows with experience, we took a break to collect more audio, after this my equipment froze so I had to stop recording. All in all it was a good day, I counted 9 lakers for Mike and a few for myself, Mike called in to recap. BTW I can’t begin to thank Mike Enough, it means a lot to me that he wanted to be my first client. With my confidence High, Fish Nerds fly fishing correspondent and my friend Rich Collins came out with me. Rich is my banana, he’s full of bad luck, so we chatted while my recording equipment failed... the buzzing noise you hear in the background is my fish finder. Recently we had some protesters or I should say protester, you’ll hear my Father-in Law Scott call in to talk about our protestor. Then our recording equipment failed, you will hear more from RIch in the future. Part of being a guide is doing fishing seminars, I have been doing these for years (since 2011) so I did one for the Conway Public Library, Vinnie Joined me, once he is licensed he will be my partner in the Guide Service. We won’t make you listen to the whole thing. I booked 2 trips from the seminar, 18 people attended and the feedback we got was positive except for one. Someone said the children were distracting (My kids!) I got a call from Dave Wilson, who is has invented a new device call the Pocket Rod Res, he asked to meet me at a coffee shop to show off his new invention. https://pocketrodrest.com/ I have a handful on these Pocket Rod Rest to give away. Here’s how you can get one. I need to know what Annoys you most about other fisherpeople, what’s your fishy pet-peeve, leave that on my voicemail and I will send the first 8 people who call in a Pocket Rod Rest and some FN Decals. 607-378-FISH

Jan 16, 2017

Andrew Lewin from the Speak Up for the Blue Podcast co-hosts How do conservationists feel about recreational fishing? Do fish feel? Is fishing an act of violence? Facebook discussion from Fish Nerds Podcast group https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/simulations/fishbanks/Pages/fish-banks.aspx http://endoftheline.com/ The river institute http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/01/04/Fish-linked-to-North-Korean-guards-diarrhea-declining-in-value/4571483544239/ http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2017/01/04/trump_fish_is_iraqi_kurdistan_s_first_donald_trump_themed_restaurant.html http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/science/fish-climate-change-northeast.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=3&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com%2Fgoto%2F9432569%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2016%2F12%2F30%2Fscience%2Ffish-climate-change-northeast.html%3Fsmid%3Dtw-nytimesscience%26s

Jan 9, 2017

Next week we will be releasing the fourth episode in our series on becoming a licensed fishing guide It’s going to be a lot of fun, you might be impressed If you want to hire me to take you fishing head to www.fishnerds.com to get the info. All I will say is that this week I have had the best ice fishing of my life... species caught so far this season, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, smelt, brown bullhead and yellow perch Guide Conrer with Michael Frank, www.franksflyarts.com Go Fish Dan The Fish Neds will be at the New England Fishing and Outdoor expo! http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Fish Guy Josh and the Amazing James, FN West - Boat Battery and Hell Sturgeon http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-fake-seafood-20161220-story.html http://www.cbsnews.com/news/japan-bluefun-tuna-fetches-632000-tokyo-tsukiji-fish-auction/

Jan 2, 2017

Phil’s gonna be famous, but we knew him before he was cool! http://www.fishingu.com/ The schedule for the Sportsman Channel is: Jan. 2 Monday 11:00am Eastern Jan. 5 Thursday 10:00am Eastern Jan. 8 Sunday 8:30am Eastern Jan. 9 Monday 4:30am Eastern The schedule for the Outdoor Channel is: Jan. 2 Monday 7:30am Eastern Jan. 6 Friday 7:30am Eastern Jan. 7 Saturday 5:00am Eastern Jan. 7 Saturday 1:30pm Eastern “Your show description is: “Charlie & Ray are fishing today in Saratoga Springs, NY on Lake Saratoga with Bill Siemantel, B.A.S.S. & SPRO Pro & Phillip Belcher, Rat Fishing expert! Everyone from novices to pros can fish the big RATS! Tune in to see everything that Saratoga Springs has to offer! “ “ Fish Nerds live at the New England Fishing and Outdoor expo http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Guides Corner We have a brand new sengment, Michael Frank from Columbia SC is our new guide correspondent, Michael runs Franks Fly Arts you can find more info from him or hire him at www.franksflyarts.com - Patreon.. Our show is funded through our fans www.patreon.com/fishnerds . Captain Shawn sent us a nice Brown Trout story... Thanks Shawn Jeff Dannaldson shared this fishnerds podcast group FISH IN SPACE https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-first-fish-in-orbit/ What happens you let your little cousins name a new species: NINJA SHARK! http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-discovered-a-weird-new-shark-that-glows-in-the-dark#.WGN1_eR6tfA.facebook

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

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