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Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast

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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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February 22nd, 2024


An important message from RadioPublic


February 14th, 2024


Rated R warning   


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January 27th, 2024


Intro: 5-10m


Prizes and consolation prizes-have everyone except Kevin.  Kevin get a hold of me love your bit on reel arrogance!


I am on it


Minnesota Species Angler -  Shark Attacks & Clay is  TV Star   328

January 10th, 2024


Minnesota Species Angler -  Shark Attacks & Clay is  TV Star   328

Clay was in an episode teaching about foraging with Explore New England -the Greening of the Whites



December 11th, 2023


We are super excited to present to you our 2023 Christmas Special! 

This will be our last episode for 2023! Can't wait to bring you a ton of new content for 2024! 

Thank you so much for a great year~

This episode is …


November 23rd, 2023



John King the Crappie Hippie is such a fan boy it makes this episode a great listen



November 6th, 2023


Big show for you this week! 

The hopper dropper conundrum

Tim’s been picking-got three old lures in box from the sixties-early seventies for $30 …


September 21st, 2023


Action packed show this week, John and Tim are here with a review of Zman Plastic Baits, John also spent sometime chatting with Ana On Ice about what she's been up to, we have Fish in the News and lots more fun as well! …


August 23rd, 2023


the Crappie Hippie and Clay unveil the Cocaine Fish Story and have some fun. Jeff Dannaldson shares some tips on fly fishing for Gar and How to cook and eat them! 

John King breaks down - SPECIAL REPORT ON FISHING-

Kramer on Carp from the Fisheries Podcast Lure Love and Fishing with Kids ep 319

August 9th, 2023



Doc Martin in back with news about a Carp Study done by Nick Kramer who is a biologist and host of the Fisheries Podcast

Chasing Shadows Dr Greg Skomal & Ret Talbot Great White Sharks EP217

July 26th, 2023


Shark Expert Dr. Greg Skomal & Science Writer Ret Talbot join Clay to talk about their new book Chasing Shadows 

We learn all about the history and success story of the return of the Great White Sharks to the shores …


July 12th, 2023


Today on the pod John King sits in the host seat and is joined by the Fish Wrap Writer they are joined by Jeff Danaldson they talk about cleaning and cooking gar! Then Luke Chamings joins …


June 28th, 2023



JOHN KING GOES ON AN A ADDVENTURE With Angie Scott Host of the Women Angler and Adventurer Podcast

His firs …


June 13th, 2023


this week's podcast contains ZERO fish, we chat with Nat Geo Explorer Carlton Ward Jr about the Path of the Panther

We taste dehydrated food from Backpackers Pantry  

and we talk to John Acosta from Costa Sunglasses

The Science and Ethics of Bowfishing Fish Nerds 314

May 31st, 2023


Doc Martin, Chief Science Nerd of the Pod is back and we examine the science of bowfishing. 

Is it ethical? Is it good? Bad? What do you think?

She …


May 1st, 2023


This episode is dedicated to TRUE BASSES!

We will fill your ears with information on these Temperate Basses and Jeff Danaldson will tell you more than you can handle on how to fly fish for them

& Todd Corayer is …

Chasing Giants - Zeb Hogan & World's Deepest Fish EP 311

April 17th, 2023


Zeb Hogan joins the pod this week with his new Book Chasing Giants! 


In the news we talk to the World's Deepest Fish! 



April 5th, 2023



Pre Spawn Bass w Les “The Professor” Cline 

Interview with Greg -Knitting Daddy about catching cooking and eating puffer fish

Amie The Oklahoma Pond Lady vs the IG …


March 21st, 2023


Today we learn about how- Daffodils equals Walleye Spawn - We Join Cigar Gu Steve Saka on the ice - Doc Martin talks with Dr. Shiffman on Why Sharks Matter - We learn about Cinder Worms with Todd Corayer- Jeff Danaldson …


March 8th, 2023


FN hotline 607-378-FISH 

This week John and Clay talk about all kinds of fishy fun! 

John's family talk fish cookery! 

Rosie’s Tackle Shop introducing new correspondent Todd Corayer The Fish Wrap Writer

We talk bobbers …


February 21st, 2023



We also taste a litle Wyoming Whiskey! and Learn about fish on cocaine! 

Take a listen

Goonie Fishing -Muskies - & Profishiency Micro Rod EP 306

February 7th, 2023


John King the Crappie Hippie cornered Clay and forced the show back on the air! The Fish Nerds are back, we bring you some fresh news and some stories as well as a review of the Profishiency Micro Fishing Rod 

Tracking the European Eel and Drop Shotting ep 305

October 28th, 2022


We are back! 

Doc Martin is here and we chat about tracking the European Eel! 


Phil Sternes Shark Paleontologist EP 304

June 18th, 2022


Doc Martin Brings us Fish Nerd and Shark Researcher Phil Sternes! 

This episdoe is supported by use promo code PODFIX 


May 28th, 2022



Not All Trout Are Geniuses and Ballsack Fish EP301

May 5th, 2022


This week on the FN Book Club we are joined by Fly Fisher and Auther Mark Usyk. His new book Not All Trout are Geniuses is available now! We also get into the news and learn far too much about a weird russian fish! 


March 20th, 2022


Episode 300 with Doc Martin


Valentine's Special Death is Hilarious and Ignorance Was Bliss EP238

February 14th, 2022


Today is or most uncomfortable and possibly offensive show ever. If you have kids around or are a kid, skip this episode. It’s our Valentines Special! NEWS - We chat with - Fish Love Thanks to Olukai for sponsoring this …

Ice Fishing for Striped Bass with Fishing Grubbz

February 9th, 2022

This week we chat with Todd about his youtube channel and a recent trip to catch Striped Bass through the ice! Yeah you read that correctly! 

Be sure to check out his youtube channel Fishing GrubbZ 

Microplastics Red Drum and Food Webs EP 297

January 13th, 2022


Doc Martin is working on a citezen science project on Microplastics and needs you to participate. Click here to have some science fun Doc interviews Rachel Bowes River Food Webs and …

NaPodPoMo #30 how to make a fishing podcast

November 30th, 2021


WE DID IT! We made 30 podcasts in 30 days for National Podcast Posting Month! Thanks so much for listening #lurelove #fishoftheweek #NaPodPoMo21 #podfix 

NaPodPoMo #29 REAL Post Cold Front Fishing

November 29th, 2021


John King the Crappie Hippie is back to set the record straight on fishing post cold front! #NaPodPoMo21 please check out John's lead free fishing …

NaPodPoMo #28 Countdown Method

November 29th, 2021


The Crappie Hippie is back for #NaPodPoMo21 with the #countdownmethod #fishingtips #Podfix 

NaPodPoMo #2 Post Cold Front Fishing Day

November 29th, 2021


For #NaPodPoMo the Lure Love Podcast has tips on fishing after a cold front! #podfixnetwork 

NaPodPoMo #26 Gifts for Outdoorspeople

November 26th, 2021


It's the holiday season and some companies sent me some stuff to test, here are the results and your holiday shopping guide!

Wyoming Whiskey

NaPodPoMo #25 Fishing Southern Maryland

November 25th, 2021


Today David from the Youtube Channel Fishing Southern Maryland sent in his fishing tip for #NaPodPoMo21 how to fish for stocked trout. ALSO Happy #Thanksgiving and a special thanks to all out Patreon Supporters! #podfix …

NaPodPoMo #24 Popping Corks

November 25th, 2021


IT's National Podcast Posting Month #NaPodPoMo and listener Kevin Jones sent in his fishing tip of the day. How to fish with #poppingcorks Thanks Kevin! #podfix 

NaPodPoMo #23 Cold Water Fishing

November 24th, 2021


Tim Bete and the Crappie Hippie are back with another fishing tip for #NaPodPoMo21 Cold Water Fishing.. please sub to their #podcast Lure Love 

NaPodPoMo #22 Blood Fish War Pigs

November 23rd, 2021


"blood fish" parody of #BlackSabbath's "war pigs". #lamprey are so metal. this track has made me laugh the most. #NaPodPoMo 

NaPodPoMo #21 Top Water Fishing for Stripers

November 23rd, 2021


Joe Gugino from Costa Sunglasses and Why Knot Fishing Joins us to tell you a few tips about fishing for #stripers on #topwater! 

NaPodPoMo #20 Bobber Basics

November 21st, 2021


Crappie Hippie is back talking all things bobbers He is the cohost of the Lure Love Podcast you need to subscribe to that show! Do You have a #fishingtip to share for #NaPodPoMo21 record yourself on your cellphone and …

NaPodPoMo #19 Getting Lucky with Bluefish

November 21st, 2021


I love fishing for bluefish, this is a story of my first time! #NaPodPoMo21 #podfix 

NaPodPoMo #18 Drop Shot 101

November 21st, 2021


Drop Shot 101 thanks to Karls Bait and Tackle for the details. Have a fishing tip to share for #NaPodPoMo21 ? call it in to 607-378-FISH 

NaPodPoMo #17 Fishing for Arctic Grayling in Alaska

November 20th, 2021


Our FN LIbrarian, Jeff Danaldson, went to Alaska, here is his report #NaPodPoMo #arcticgrayling 

NaPodPoMo #16 Ice Fishing Broodstock Brook Trout

November 20th, 2021


Here is my technique for #icefishing for #broodstock #brooktrout 

Share your fishing tips 607-378-FISH #NaPodPoMo21 #podfix 

NaPodPoMo 15 How to Set Up Tenkara Rod

November 19th, 2021


This episode for #NaPodPoMo is all about setting up a #tenkara rod. We got this information from

NaPodPoMo 14 Sticking with Suspended Fish

November 17th, 2021


The Crappie Hippie Called the Fish Nerds Hotline to remind us of some ways to stick with suspended crappies while ice fishing! #NaPodPoMo 

NaPodPoMo #13 Evan Texas Slip Rig Lure Love

November 16th, 2021


Evan from Michigan tells us all about how to Texas Rig, the Crappie Hippie, cohost of the lure love podcast helps out. Want to contribute to #NaPodPoMo ? Send your fishing tip to

NaPodPoMo #12 FINE KETTLE OF FISH Podfix Presents

November 16th, 2021


This month our Network the Podfixnetwork is also participating in #NaPodPoMo2021 - The Phrase Of The Day Is... A Fine Kettle Of Fish (Feat. Fish Nerds)

NaPodPoMo 11 Rapala Countdown

November 15th, 2021


Piper Sent in his fishing tip for fishing with a rapala countdown lure! If you want to share your tip for #NaPodPoMo send a recording to

NaPodPoMo #10 Fly Clips

November 13th, 2021


It's National Podcast Posting Month #NaPodPoMo and to celebrate we are posting a podcast everyday for 30 days. This month we are sharing fishing tips. Todays tip is from Tim Bete, he is the cohost of the Lure Love …

NaPodPoMo #J9 First Fly to Use

November 11th, 2021


Jeff our #FNLibrarian is with us to clear up the confusion on what should be your first fly to use in any situation! He has applied science and years …

NaPodPoMo 8 How to Determine What Fly to Use

November 8th, 2021


Donald Russel sent in his tip on how to determine what fly to use... It seems a little incomplete so we challenge Donald to bring us more!

Donald runs the Everything Fly Fishing Youtube Channel!

If you want to get your …

#NaPodPoMo 7 Algae Matt with Crappie Hippie

November 8th, 2021


Today the Crappie Hippie one of the hosts of the Lure Love Podcast gives his fishing tip!  Want to get on the show for @NaPodPoMo call the #FishNerds Hotline 607-378-FISH

NaPodPoMo 6 How to Wacky Rig for Bass

November 7th, 2021


If you'd like to share your fishing tip with us for #NaPodPoMo please go to and push the microphone button! 


#NaPodPoMo 5 Lake Trout with Bucks Bass and Beyond

November 6th, 2021


Tim Bete from Lure Love came fishing on Sebago in Maine with Bucks bass and Beyond! Most of this show was recorded on a boat while fishing! 

NaPodPoMo 4 Ice Fishing Without Electronics

November 4th, 2021


It's National Podcast Posting Month #NaPodPoMo 

Everyday we are posting a new podcast 

Today we chat about how to jig through the ice without electronics

Want to share a tip! Call us 607-378-FISH

NaPodPoMo 3 Palomar Knot

November 4th, 2021


Tim Bete our Midwest Correspondent and host of the Lure Love Podcast is here with our #NaPodPoMo episode 3 on the Palomar Knot, if you want to be part of National Podcast Posting Month call us 607-378-FISH 

NaPodPoMo 2 Fishing tips How to fish with kids

November 3rd, 2021


In today's National Podcast Posting Month Episode we do a quick tip on fishing with kids! #NaPodPoMo

Tell us your fishing tip 607-378-FISH 

#NaPodPoMo 1 Fishing With Circle Hooks

November 1st, 2021


Its National Podcast Posting Month, so for the whole month we will posting one episode a day! 


This years' theme is Fishing tips

Want to …

Carp Herpes Tim Hoellein and Microplastics EP289

September 28th, 2021


Doc Martin Interviews, Tim Hoellein biology professor Loyola university in Chicago where he teaches and researches water pollution  and trying to …

Eels are the Cure and Lure Love ep 288

September 9th, 2021


The Crappie Hippie and Tim Bete made their very own Podcast, LURE LOVE! We feature it this week and of course we make #fishinthenews 

This weeks news we learn too much about how eels cure constipation! 

Wet Fly Swing Podcast Ice Fishing, Burbot, Brook Trout BONUS

August 19th, 2021


Show Notes: Clay Groves, the chief fishing nerd shares the step x step to massive success on the ice.  Clay is the founder of the Fish Nerds Podcast and one of the good guys in the fishing …

My Octopus Teacher Fonzie Fishes and Costa Sunglasses EP287

May 28th, 2021


Mark helps us review the Netfix Documentary My Octopus Teacher, we learn the Fonze is not a woke Fisher and we see what happens to fishing …

Wild vs Stocked Brook Trout Tiger Sharks and Ocean Conservation ep 286

May 21st, 2021


Andrew Lewin is  back from the Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast and Steve Angers is here to talk about the impacts of stocking brook trout over wild fish and of course we talk about fly fishing and his book! North …

Do You like fish sticks? Giant Sturgeon and science fraud ep 285

May 13th, 2021


Mark Carter joins us this week to test out the copilot seat on the Fish Nerds. Mark is a Biologist and aspiring podcast cohost. Let us know what you …

How Climate Change Impacts Freshwater Fishes and Feeding Dead Dads to Sharks ep 284

May 5th, 2021


This week Doc Martin is back with some super nerdy science about how freshwater fish are impacted by climate change. Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For The Blue Podcast helps out with the news and we find out why he thinks …

Wet Roots and Speak Up for the Blue ep 283

April 23rd, 2021


Andrew Lewin from the Speak Up for the Ocean  Blue Pod is with us for the news and Doc Martin wrote an original song!! 

Seaspiracy on Netflix and a Convo with a Fin EP 282

April 7th, 2021


Andrew Lewin from the Speak Up For The Blue Podcast joins us to review and talk about Seaspiracy Netflix's documentary. We talk about the film making, the bad science and some good too. THEN we talk to an actual #FIN …

Finland Doesn't Exist Flroida Arapaima & Getting Ponds Ready for Spring EP291

March 29th, 2021


Listener Kevin Jones reached out to the Crappie Hippie and brought some news from Florida

Then Zoe is with us to help us understand the conspiracy theory that Finland Doesn’t Exist! 

Need …

Z-Man ElaZtech Challenge The Very Brady Podcast and Farting Russian Herring EP280

March 15th, 2021


Tim Bete and the Crappie Hippie tell us all about Z-Man and the ElaZatech Challenge. Tach is here from the Very Brady Podcast and we learn far too much about russians and herring farts coupon code Fish …

Good Fish Salmon Skins Boat Setter and Carp Food EP279

March 7th, 2021


The good folks at have sent us some Salmon Skins to try! our all star cast will give you an honest accounting of the flavor! 

Then …

Brattleboro Museum Ice Fishing Culture, Community, and Conservation

February 27th, 2021


Ice fishing has a long, rich history in Vermont, having played an important role in both the livelihood of native peoples and the recreation of sport …

Z-Man WD-40, Brook & Brackish Flies Trout EP 277

February 22nd, 2021


Tim Bete and the Crappie Hippie are here to talk about cleaning old lures. Then Rich Collins and Geoffrey Klane from Brackish Flies teach us about  …

Mystery Box Show Valentine's Day Sex Special EP 276

February 13th, 2021


Reba Sparrow from the Mystery Box Show joins us this week as we chat about fish sex with our Chief Science Correspondent, Doc Martin! We have a great time and we fall in love all over again with fish in our annual …

Wildfish Cannery TINNED FISH SPECIAL EP 245

February 6th, 2021


Ever wanted to eat Octopus mayo? How about Geoduck Pasta or herring sliders? This week on the pod Wildfish Cannery in Alaska sent us some amazing …

Fishing Excise Tax and the BUZZ SAW SHARK Leif Tapanila EP274

January 24th, 2021


Tim Bete and the Crappie Hippie are here with Lure Love, they will tell you all about the Fishing Excise tax. 

THEN Doc Martin Bings us

Leif Tapanila …

Feather Thief FN Book Club and Trakker Products EP273

January 16th, 2021


It's time for the #FishNerds #BookClub this week we are reviewing the #Featherthief and we are joined by #FishguyJosh where we learn about #TrakkerProducts on #Youtube #podfix

Mysterious Pond Organsim Rectum Sharks and Podcast 42 EP272

January 8th, 2021

Crappie Hippie and the Pond lady tell us the story of the   "creature from the pond"  Christopher DeVoss From Podcast 42 is here with some news! …

North Carolina Fish Planked Brook Trout and MTV EP271

December 28th, 2020




Tim Bete is here with a new Essay and I love this so much and this one is so personal! We love Tim so much and his daughter Grace is a joy!

Zoe Joined me to cook a Brook Trout that she cooked herself

Ice Fishing for Brookies Carp Tips and Green Sunfish EP270

December 17th, 2020


@FIshguyjosh is in the cohost seat, we chat about #icefishing #carpfishing #greensunfish and more! We also feature @ronratliffs_marshdawn @instagram @Podfixnetwork

Ron Lindner Lindy Fishing and Women Angler and Adventurer Podcast EP269

December 7th, 2020


This week we remember #RONLINDNER #Lindyfishing with the #CrappieHippie Tim Bete and Angie Scott host of Women Angler & Adventurer Podcast with our Segment #Lurelove

Deer in Canoes TunO vs Tuna and Fish Guy Follows EP 268

December 3rd, 2020


This week we have a great essay from Tim Bete, we do a real test of #Tuno we make the #FNNEWS and #Fishguyjosh is back with us with Fish Guy Follows! …

Lure Kits Sniffing Sticks and Chimera EP267

November 20th, 2020


Dave Kellam sits in the Cohost Seat today and we talk about November Fishing #NaPodPom Sniffer Sticks weird fish and as a bonus Tim Bete and the Crappie Hippie bring us some Lure Love!

Stuff I Never Knew Trivia Podcast EP266

November 12th, 2020


Clay was a guest on the Stuff I Never Knew Podcast, so we are letting you enjoy the fun!

Giant Groupers SPOONS and Real Ass Science EP265

November 5th, 2020


The Twisted Ten Podcast challenged us to talk about groupers, the pond lady sits in the cohost seat. We learn far too much about spoons with Lure Love and Doc Martin hits us hard with RAS! 

Fish Scales China Poaching and Sexless Crayfish EP 264

October 29th, 2020


Cohost tonight in Andrew Lewin host of Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast.
Doc martin is with us and brings us an interview with Dr. Ritchie - Why Fish Scales are so Tough! (This one is from the archives, because I …

Fly Fishing for Pike, Unraveling Knitting and Minimalist Angling EP263

October 23rd, 2020


This week Greg host of the Unraveling Podcast sits in the cohost  seat and we learn what knitting and fishing have in common. Tim Bete is back with a …

Lure Love, Filet-O-FIsh God and Wicked Sunfish EP 262

October 16th, 2020


Today on the Podcast


  1. We chat with Michael Oullette and find out all about his invention called “Spread-em”

Magnet Fishing Mega Sperm and Cold River Radio EP261

October 9th, 2020


We get to listen to the Cold River Radio Show when Dave and Clay talk about the top ten fishy moms, then we learn all about Magnet Fishing with Scuba …

Lazy Cody, A RIver Runs Through It and Jellyfish and Chips EP260

September 25th, 2020


The Crappie Hippie Schools Lazy Cody from Texas about the problems with fishing with lead. 

Tim Bete is back with his latest essay, this week we talk …

3D Printing Coral Reefs, Baking Citrus Fish and FISH IN THE NEWS EP259

September 15th, 2020


Amazing show this week! The Crappie Hippie is going to give you a very manic recipe for citrus fish, Doc Martin is with us to talk about 3D coral and we will find out who knocked Dave Kellam off his throne!

Death on the Trinity River and Speak Up For Blue EP 258

September 1st, 2020


Crappie Hippie is here with a “True Crime” Fishing Segment “Death on the Trinity River” 

AND We get to spend time with Andrew Lewin, host of the Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast!

Great White Sharks Return to Maine -Duck Poop Schedule and The Problem with Fishy Social Media

August 18th, 2020


Ret Talbot, National Geographic Writer and a Data Nerd joins us to discuss great white shark attacks in Maine and what that means for conservation. We also grabbed him for an important discussion of duck poop! Then Time …

Pooped Fish Eggs Hatch - Rescue Carp and Worst Lures Ever

July 29th, 2020


Do ducks poop out viable fish eggs? Would you rescue a carp? What are the worst fishing lures of all time? We tackle these fishy questions on this …

LuLu Miller Why Fish Don't Exist David Starr Jordan

July 22nd, 2020


LuLu Miller Author of Why Fish Don't Exist and founder of the Invisibilia Podcast joins us to discuss her new book! 

David Starr Jordan was a …

Fin Rot Bourbon and Bergie's Trading Post EP254

July 9th, 2020


Today on the Pod, our FN Essayist Tim Bete is here with another essay that will be ignored by the Pulitzer community. Fish Nerds rarely get the …

Woman Angler and Adventure Podcast & How to Choke on a Fish Bone EP253

June 19th, 2020


Angie Scott - Host of the Woman Angler & Adventurer Podcast

We talk about Rapid Rise of female participation in fishing, pontoon boat fishing, and John King gives us his version of the …

Rapala Knives FN Happy Hour and Is Tuno Food?

June 8th, 2020


We filleted a deer with a vintage Rapala Knife, Tim Bete is here with an essay about socially distancing while fishing. We bring the news and you get to listen in on FN Happy Hour! Enjoy

John Gierach Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers and Wally Pleasant EP250

May 31st, 2020


This week we are joined by John Gierach to hear about his new book Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers. Then the Crappie Hippie pays tribute to Wally Pleasant! 

Color and Fish Vision with Nicole Stone Outdoors EP249

May 12th, 2020


Listener Tim Bete gives us a little taste of his essay writing chops and then the Crappie Hippie brings us a great interview with Nicole Stone …

Virus Fishing and Survival of the Fatest EP 248

May 1st, 2020


FN Founder Dave Kellam Joins us to bring us the news and then Rich Collins from Thirst Productions and our FN Fly Correspondent meets up with the …

Taking a Fish for a Walk and Ana on Ice Part 3 EP 247

April 25th, 2020


This week we have a little fun with some Virus-News, a Man from Spain takes his fish for a walk in order to have an excuse to get out. Then we are joined by the Crappie Hippie and Ana on Ice or Part 3 of this great …

Skimmate Giant Squid Sperm and the Pond Lady EP246

April 10th, 2020


This week we are joined by the Amazing James and Cephalopod expert and Juggler Rich Ross. HE is also the host of the Skimmate Podcast. We get very inappropriate talking about squid reproduction! We also trying out a new …

Fur Bearing Trout and the Varmints! EP245

April 1st, 2020


This week we do a crossover episode with the Varmints! AND we learn about Fur Bearing Trout 

Thanks to Olukai for sponsoring this episiode 

Happy …

Update from Australia with Luke Chamings of Chamo's Lures EP 244

March 27th, 2020


Luke Chamings from Chamo's Lures is back and gives us all kinds of updates from the fishing world in Australia! You can see his timber carved lures on the Chamo's Lures Facebook page

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Fish and How "THE" Virus Messes with Fishing Seasons EP 243

March 22nd, 2020


We announce the winner of our Lucky Fish Contest, the Crappie Hippie gives us a book review and we learn how the Corona Virus is interfering with …

Virus kills fish markets Iron Fly Competition and New York Times Responses ep 242

March 13th, 2020


Today on the show- 

  1. Iron Fly Competition 
  2. Responses to the New York Times 
  3. News 
  4. Why do we torture ourselves fishing where it’s hard
  5. Contest updates 

Smackdown Outdoors, New York Times and Hook and Hunt TV EP241

March 6th, 2020


Doug Glimmerveen from the Smackdown Outdoors Podcasts sits in the cohost seat and we find out why he is so angry. We get some great news from the New York Times. Listener Elijah Bradley Brings us an interview with Hook …

Lake Trout Spawn, Shark Smell and Ana on Ice EP 240

February 28th, 2020


The Crappie Hippie Brings us part II of Ana on Ice News about shark smells and robot fish tanks. Then we get into it with some Toque Sex! Links Ana …

Ana on Ice $15k Crappie and Fishy Disasters EP239

February 21st, 2020


We are lucky to be chatting with Ana on Ice, Mike Steffan who won $15k for a crappie! and we announce the winner of our Fishy Thanks to and

Valentine's Special Death is Hilarious and Ignorance Was Bliss EP238

February 14th, 2020


Today is our most uncomfortable and possibly offensive show ever. If you have kids around or are a kid, skip this episode. It’s our Valentines Special! NEWS - We chat with - Fish Love Thanks to Olukai for sponsoring …

Staples Connect Why Sharks Matter and THE Podcast Consultant EP 237

February 6th, 2020


We recorded live in the brand new Staples Connect Podcast Studio in Somerville MA. Our guests tonight are Mathew Passy

New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo and Flapping Swimmers EP 236

January 31st, 2020


This week we travel to the New England Outdoor Expo Then we dive deep into the math of fish schools! Links from NE OutDoorExpo

Tin Mountain Conservation Center Life Under the Ice EP 235

January 24th, 2020


This week we were invited to give a lecture called "Life Under the Ice" at Tin Mountain Conservation Center. We bring you some fishy news and update you on our Fishing Disaster Contest. Big fat thanks to Podcorn for …

Somalia Pirate Fishes and Do Unto Fish Downstream as You Would Have Fish Upstream Do Unto You EP 234

January 17th, 2020


Today on the show Doc Martin is here with Dr. Gido they are going to discuss a paper called “Pockets of resistance: Response of arid-land fish …

Ice Shack Disaster and Fishy New Year's Resolution EP 233

January 9th, 2020


This week Clay had a terrible Ice Shack Disaster! So we grabbed DUKE from the Redwood Podcast to pull the story from the depths of Clay's Brain. We …

Brook Trout Microfishing Extreme Environments and Penis Fish

December 14th, 2019


The Crappie Hippie is here to chat about Microfishing with @isaacsfishingcorner instagram microfisher Dr Mickey Tobler, Fish Biologist at Kansas …

Unethical Fishing Contest and English Eels High on Cocaine Ep 231

December 7th, 2019


Welcome Back! We survived NaPodPomo! This week we announce the winner of our contest!

So You Want to Be a Marine Biologist EP 230

October 29th, 2019


Doc Martin brought us an interview with the host of the Podcast “So You Want to be a Marine Biologist”? With Host Kara Muzia website is

Catch and Release Science Ret Talbot and Lead Sucks

September 27th, 2019


Is grip and grin good for fish? To answer that question we are joined by Doc Martin and Ret Talbot who know more than me about nearly everything. Doc Martin is a Professor at Emporia State University and has been part …

Mike Long Cheats Halley Bury and Whalers Suck

September 20th, 2019


Fish Guy Josh is back with a "Fish Guy Follows" This week he talks about @halley_Bury on Instagram. We hear from the Crappie Hippie with a news …

Vacation Log Methow Flyfishing Fish Washington ep227

July 27th, 2019


This is our travel log, we visited Pike Place and watched the guys toss fish. We then headed to the Cascade Mountains to enjoy the scenery and record with some fishy people we met along the way. One of our favorite …

Amie Robison The Pond Lady and Getting Back at Scammers EP226

June 21st, 2019


A scammer tried to get Clay to use stolen credit cards to book a fishing trip. Clay was able to get this scammer on the phone and waste his time. He …

Great Flies for Spring Fly Fishing, Fiddleheads and Hippies EP224

May 25th, 2019


We hung out at North Country Angler Fly Shop talking spring fly fishing, stocking trout and fun fishy facts. Zoe and Sammy jumped in to talk about Fiddle Heads, Lawrence Gunther, from Blue Fish Radio gave us another PSA …

What A Fish Knows Jonathan Balcombe FN Book Club EP 223

April 19th, 2019


Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the …

Trivia Geeks Live Something Fishy

April 11th, 2019


This week, Imran Javed hosts the game tonight with one podcaster that gets a nod from Newt Gingrich and the other went to jail for being a juggler! It’s Rocket Science vs. Fish Science this week as Trivia Geeks welcomes …

Play Comics Freaky Fish and No More Ice Fishing

March 28th, 2019


Chris Osborne host of Play Comics and the Meddling Kids Podcast sits in the copilot seat. We jump right into the news and learn about ghost genes and …

Look at My Ice Hole! Tench and Hamerhead Fish N Chips EP 220

March 15th, 2019


Ep 220 is jam packed with Fun, Erik Hoffner from Monga Bay Joins us to tell us about his ice hole art, and bring us some news. Fish Guy Josh and Doc …

A Comedian & Paleontogist Walk into an Ice Shanty Steve Macone ep 219

February 12th, 2019


Comedian Steve Macone and his Paleontogist Friend Michael D'Emic come lake trout fishing with us on the worst lake in NH. We learn about naming dinosaurs, shark attacks in the belly of the beast and have a great time …

Blue Fish Radio Show Lake Trout Jigging Tips EP 218

February 1st, 2019


Lawrence Gunther, North America’s Only blind tournament angler and host of The Blue Fish Radio Show The Blue Fish Radio show features subjects and people of special interest to the future of …

Shark OFF! Stinky Baits and Crappie Stopper Jigs

January 24th, 2019


Today on the pod we chat with the creator of Shark OFF a new product to keep sharks from eating you. Contest update - Stinky bait -winner announced today Kim Burnett joins us to chat about Crappie …

Burbot Biology Cusk Jigging Techniques and Hypothermia The Movie

January 11th, 2019


We review Hypothermia The Movie. Fish Guy Josh and Doc Martin teach us all about the burbot. We discuss jigging techniques for cusk. I do a review …

Tinned Fish Top Fishing Podcasts Carp & Catfish 215

December 21st, 2018


Today on the show - We get an update on Fish Guy Josh's social media pick, we take the Tinned Fish Challenge and we chat about the top fishing podcasts. email 607-378-FISH This show is sponsored by …

Largemouth Bass Chinook Fish Hatchery and New Year's Resolutions FN Throwback

December 14th, 2018


Brought to you by our friends at This FN throwback is one of our funniest vintage shows and we give you our …

Magic Fish Nerds Irrationally Exuberant and Magnet Fishing EP 214

December 6th, 2018


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 …

High Eels Deeper Sonar and Constipation Relief

November 29th, 2018


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 …

Emporia State University Biology Seminar Kansas EP 212

November 22nd, 2018


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 …

Bait Fishing from A to Zombait FN throwback

November 8th, 2018


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 …

50 Shades of Lake Trout Blue Gills & Go Fish Cam

November 1st, 2018


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

Dragon Behind the Glass Emily Voigt 210

October 24th, 2018


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.

Fishing Pet Peeves and Blue Head Chub EP 209

October 16th, 2018


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 …

Primer with Oh No! Lit Class

October 4th, 2018


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 …

FN Throwback Bubba J - Black Drum and Blue Balls

September 26th, 2018


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.. 
This episode is brought to you by Spread-Em 

Call …

Wet Fly Swing Trout Trolling Prostate Cancer and Penis Stingers

September 9th, 2018


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 …

PMx Hookless Fishing Lure Fish Guy and Fake News

September 3rd, 2018


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 …

Podcast Movement Exlax Sushi and Fishing for an Audience ep 206

August 24th, 2018


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 …

Lead Free Lures Fur Bearing Trout and Hippies ep 203

July 28th, 2018


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 …

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

July 19th, 2018


Rich Collins our Fly-Fishing Correspondent is back and he went on an urban fishing adventure, fly-fishing for carp- with ---

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

June 14th, 2018


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 …

Black Sea Bass Tacos Tilapia Vaginas and Noisy Orgies

June 8th, 2018


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 …

5 Year 200th Episode Extravaganza Live on SIlver Lake

May 31st, 2018


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, …

Spot Otter Dave Kellam and Pooped Fish EP199

May 23rd, 2018


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 …

Greg Myerson Born to Fish World Record Striper and Bass Sex

May 15th, 2018


We are super lucky to have had the chance to talk with Greg Myerson, if you recognize that name you a a striper nerd, he owns the world record striper company and is co-author of his own Biography Born To Fish I …

Speak Up for Blue and Is Catch and Release Cruel EP197

May 2nd, 2018


Clay is joined today by Andrew Lewin, host, founder and self-proclamed Ocean-preneur of Speak Up For Blue. The Speak Up For Blue Podcast is a podcast designed to show you how to Live For A Better Ocean Andrew Welcome to …

Arctic Char Beyond Data and Fishy News

April 25th, 2018


Ret Talbot Brings us some important conservation news about the Arctic Char, Ret is the host of the Beyond Data Podcast. My Kid Zoe plays cohost, we catch up on some news, talk about the new …

Native Fish Coalition and Doctor Worm EP195

April 18th, 2018


We are going to start with Stump the Fish Nerds Then we got to hang out with Nate Hill NH President of and NH Fly Fishing Guide Then Doc Martin is with …

Life Death Taxonomy and Living in a Van Down by the River EP 194

April 11th, 2018


Carlos joins us from the Life Death Taxonomy Podcast, we dig in deep on the Lion Fish. We bumped into a guy who lives in a van and had to chat with him about life in van. Our friend the Crappie Hippie called in with a …

Wally Pleasant Oyster Jokes and Drunk Carp Ep 193

April 4th, 2018


Wally Pleasant joins us to talk about his new Album being funded by fans on Kickstarter. We learn a lot about Spotted bass with Fish Guy Josh and Doc Martin. We play stump the Fish Nerds 607-378-FISH  and find out how …

Noob Spearo Podcast - 5 Tips for Beginner Spearfishers

March 21st, 2018


Today on the show We have Isaac Daly aka Shrek from the Noob Spearo Podcast The Podcast show interviewing spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from all over the world. We dial in on the experience and wisdom …

Speak Up for Blue Toxic Salmon and Why Podcast EP 190

March 13th, 2018


Today on the show Andrew Lewin from the Speak Up for Blue Podcast joins us. We dive into the art of podcasting and why it's an important part of science communications. We jump into Fish in the News and talk about Toxic …

Stupid Fish Names Crappie Sex and Shark Attacks

March 7th, 2018


Today on the show Stump the Fish Nerds Fish Names are Dumb! NEWS

FU Very Much Flat Earthers Twisted Ten and Sex with Angel Fish EP188

February 28th, 2018


This week we have a very special Guest Mr. Adam Poston from the Twisted Ten Podcast We are talking about the Flat Earther's Doc Martin Checks in with a parody of a Lilly Allen Song as a tribute to the flat earther's. We …

Mongabay Frozen Ice Holes and Fish Photography Tips

February 21st, 2018


Today we have Erik Hoffner - Erik is a fisherman and photojournalist who works for Mongabay, a global environmental news service with 30 million readers. He’s also producer for Mongabay’s podcast, the Mongabay Newscast, …

Tinned Fish - Crazy Ice Driving and Fat Fish

February 14th, 2018


We are recording live in an Ice Shack on Silver Lake, surprising our guest with our annual tinned fish challenge. We also chat with a guy who was ice fishing when a crazy lady tried to run him down. You won't beleive …

Pup Fish New England Outdoor Expo and Eating Tape Worms 185

January 31st, 2018


Fish Guy Josh and Doc Martin are back with Fish of the Day, the Pup Fish. We walk the halls of the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo and find out …

Biology in the Bahamas Rockingham Fishing Expo and Cooking with Squid

January 24th, 2018


I’m Clay groves, Chief Executive Fish Nerd and Licensed NH Fishing Guide, glad you are here! Today on the Podcast we are back with a vengeance (and a …

Tinned Fish Gourmet Frozen Beers and Crappie Hippie

January 8th, 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!

Fish in the News New Year's Special

December 31st, 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 …

Ice Fishing Christmas and Spot Burning #fnthrowback 23

December 18th, 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.

Duckling Lures and Otter Tailed Fish Thieves FN Throwback #22

December 11th, 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 …

The Curse of Silver Lake and Sex with Octopodes

December 4th, 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 …

Spawning in the Age of Aquarium Stocking for Ice Fishing Ep180

November 27th, 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 …

Shark Tank Gar Fish and Fake Fish News ep179

November 20th, 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 …

Trivial Warfare Carp and Braintrust Bros.

November 13th, 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.

Chicago Eels - Fish of the Day and Hanging Tuna Ep177

November 6th, 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 …

Terrifying Fish - Lunar Lunacy and Fisherguiding 176

October 30th, 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 …

Oyster Pirates -Speak Up For Blue & Slime Eels #175

October 23rd, 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!

Virginia Eats and Drinks - Fish Guy Josh - FN Librarian- Fishing Reports 174

October 16th, 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 -

Fish Addiction Radio Fish Nerds Podcast 173

October 9th, 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.

Koi Division Lobster Hell Fish Nerds Podcast 172

October 2nd, 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 …

Looking for Wild Brook Trout Return to Tunnel Brook Road EP 171

September 25th, 2017


Chris Proulx from recently made a documentary on the Brook Trout Restoration project on Tunnel Brook Road in New …

Ten Great Flies for Fall Fishing Backwoods Graphics and Running With Sharks

September 18th, 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 …

Mid Atlantic Podcast Conference and Sharks with Frickin Laser Beams

September 11th, 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 …

Humming Fish Fish Are Cute and Are we Famous FN Throwback 19

September 4th, 2017


Have fun with this Vintage and very funny throwback.

We will be back next week with a fresh catch! 



Franks Fly Arts River Danger and Catching Reds

August 28th, 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 …

Romance- River Sharks - Fishy Music

August 21st, 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 …

Tuckerman's Brewery Bass Tactics and Expensive Scallops Episode 166

August 14th, 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, …

Tunnel Brook trout - Eating Fish Sperm - Imagine Dragons Sing Fish Nerds

August 7th, 2017


Chris Proulx from to tell us about his documentary White Mountain Tunnel Brook Road in Partnership …

Naked & Afraid Appalachian Fish Nerd and Pee Mail

July 31st, 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-.

Fish of the Day Muskie Attacks and Twisted Ten

July 25th, 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

Fall Crappie Nuclear Fish and Hook Fetishes FN Throwback #18

July 17th, 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!

Trophy Pumpkinseeds Thermal Tolerance of Fishes and Flying with Lobsters

July 10th, 2017


I am back to work on Summer Camp Doc Martin is Back Hugo is still eating like a fish And stay tuned at the end of the show for your local fishing reports. We need more of these so if you are out fishing, and want to …

FN Throwback 17 Roadkill Pizza Robot Fish and Swimming in Waders

July 3rd, 2017


We revisit one of our favorite past episodes, we talk bass guiding, wader problems and robot fish! Enjoy

Pike on the Fly and Eat like a fish Citizen Science

June 26th, 2017


Hugo is back with another sea robin recipe. Kate Masury from Eating With Ecosystem joins us to talk about their citizen science project #eatlikeafish. Kate tells us about The 5 Anchors PRINCIPLES OF A PLACE-BASED …

Eat Sea Robin Roe and Speak Up For the Blue

June 19th, 2017


This week on the show Hugo is back with a great sea robin recipe. We can't wait to hear what you think about this. Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For the Blue interviews Clay about seafood. Please check out the Speak Up For …

Eating Smooth Dog Fish Are Cormorants a Conservation Win or Fishy Pest

June 12th, 2017


Welcome to the Fish Nerds Today on the show, Killing Fish and Time with Hugo We are trying something new. There has been some demand for fishing reports, so we are asking listeners to call 607-378-FISH and leave a …

Sustainable "Sensible" Seafood at the Virginia Aquarium #158

June 5th, 2017


We spent the week at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. We talk sustainable seafood with scientists, fish mongers, regular people and …

Virginia Aquarium Marine Science Center - Lunch and Learn -Special Edition 157

May 29th, 2017


The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center brought the Fish Nerds in for their Sensible Seafood Festival. In this special edition you will hear Clay Groves present live the Story of the Quest to Catch and Eat Every …

News Down Under Seal Impacts on Fish Stocks Fly Fishng Advice Episode 156

May 22nd, 2017


Luke Chamings from Chamo's Lures joins us to bring us some Fishy News from Australia! Andrew Lewin fom the Speak Up For Blue Podcasts teaches us a little about the impact seals have on cod stocks. And listeners call in …

John Gierach A Fly Rod of Your Own FN Book Club Episode 155

May 15th, 2017


The FN Book Club is back! This month we read John Gierach's newest book "A Fly Rod of Your Own" we loved the book and we got to talk with John! This is a big deal. Thanks to Simon and Schuster for helping us set this …

I've Got 99 Problems But Fishing Aint 1 Fish Nerds #154

May 8th, 2017


Doc Martin Checks in with a great Parody of Jay Z's classic, "I've got 99 Problems" Andrew Lewin (Speak up for Blue Podcast) Checks in with his segment speak up for the FN Blue, we learn …

Fish Nerds Podcast 153 Five Essential Flies for Fly Fishing and Postfly Box

May 1st, 2017


5 Flies every freshwater fisher needs -Rich Collins Elk Hair Caddis (Caddis on the surface, dry fly that can be stripped under the surface or …

Fish Nerds Podcast 152 Folly Beach Taxonomy Killing Trout

April 24th, 2017


We make a trip to Folly Beach SC and meet Actors and Producers Clarence Felder and Chris Weatherhead - Hugo is back …

Fish Nerds 151 Pink Floyd Shrimp

April 17th, 2017


The FN Book Club is back and we chat about the "Founding Fish" with our FN Librarian Jeff Danaldson. Doc Martin Checks in with some special news and Andrew Lewin (from the Speak Up for the Blue Podcast) brings us a …

Fish Nerds 150 Fish Eyes Easy Sibiki Fishy Conservation

April 10th, 2017


April is National Poetry Month, so my kid Zoe asked me if she could read a beautiful poem about fishing. Speaking of Literature, we have an FN Book …

Fish Nerds Podcast 149 Lamprey Varmints Speak Up for the FN Blue

April 3rd, 2017


We are so lucky to have friends like Paul and Donna Hosts of the Varmints Podcast, one of out favorite podcasts. Please subscribe to their show on …

Fish Nerds 147 Live at Kittery Trading Post

March 20th, 2017


Live At Kittery Trading Post! We spent the day hanging out at Kittery Trading Post, we met a ton of great people and caught up with some old friends.

Fish Nerds 146 Homeless Fish Marketing the Guide Service and My Friend Nick

March 13th, 2017


WE HAVE A SPONSOR - Promo Code FISHNERDS to save $5 off your first box Ice Fishing Business update How I marketed the fish nerds guide service -Podcast -Newspaper Ads -Chamber of Commerce …

FN 145 Carrie Z Hunt Fish Travel Purple Octopus and More Reasons to Fly Fish

March 6th, 2017


Intro Guest read by Wachusett Reservoir Addicts I’m Carrie Z of the HuntFishTravel Podcast, and of the Adventure & Travel Podcast launching this summer! Clay: Anything is fair game and it's a good bet that after …

Fish Nerds Episode 144 Outdoor Advebtures with Jayson Sacco

February 27th, 2017


We get to hang out with Jayson Sacco of the Outdoor Adventures with Jayson. We go deep into why we make podcasts, fishing and hunting ethics and all sorts of …

Episode 143 FN BookClub Why Fly Fish I Hate Mola Mola

February 20th, 2017


Guest intro 0:10 US Intro 3:00 WE HAVE A SPONSOR - MTB Promo Code FISHNERDS Segment A 11:00 FN Book Club “Cod” The …

Valentines Edition 142 Love Fish Nerds Style with Great Beer Adventure 2

February 14th, 2017


Intro Read, Dave Perry from Valentines Special SPECIAL gUEST Amanda from the Great Beer Adventure Podcast Clay - Hey Amanda, thanks for coming on the show! - Tell us about …

Fish Nerds Episode 141 The New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo

February 6th, 2017


We take you on a visit to the NE Fishing and Outdoor Expo. More than Dan Kenney, Go Fish Dan Casting Carter Salmon Pro Charters

Podcast 140 Rich Collins Frozen Eyes Boneyard and Fishing Pet Peeves Recorded Live at the New England Fishing Expo

January 30th, 2017


Podcast 140 Recorded live at the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo Michael Frank’s Guide Corner Stump the Fish Nerds with Doc Martin and Scott Decker NH …

Fish Nerds Podcast 139 Becoming a Guide Part 4 and Pocket Rod Rest

January 23rd, 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 …

Podcast 138 Trump Fish, Speak Up for the Blue &and Runny Bottom Border Patrol

January 16th, 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 …

Podcast 137 Vegan Fish, New England Fishing Expo, Guides Corner and Boat Battery Hell

January 9th, 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

Fish Nerds #136 Phil Belcher Jr. Fishing University

January 2nd, 2017


Phil’s gonna be famous, but we knew him before he was cool! The schedule for the Sportsman Channel is: Jan. 2 Monday 11:00am …

Fish Nerds Podcast, See Ya 2016, Hello 2017

December 26th, 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!

FN Throwback 16 Dace, Striny McGuinty, Trout Stink and Crushed Nuts

December 23rd, 2016


Another classic Fish Nerds episode. If you are enjoying these throwbacks, please leave us feedback or send us an email better yet, …

FN Podcast 134 The Business of Guiding, Tim Moore Outdoors, Twin Maple Outdoors & Hill Country Guides

December 19th, 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 I’m …

Fish Nerds Throwback Episode no.15

December 15th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Podcast 133 Center Pin Fishing with Daina, Ice Skating on Dead Fish and the FN West

December 12th, 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 to book your trip, we …


December 9th, 2016


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

Fish Nerds Podcast 132 Becoming a Guide Part 2 Guiding Mistakes

December 5th, 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

Fish Nerds #FNThrowback Intertube Grave Yard and Bad Pictures

December 1st, 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

Fish Nerds Podcast 131 American Fishes Artist Joe Tomelleri

November 28th, 2016


The Amazing James spends some time with legendary American Fishes Artist Joe Tomelleri. Joseph R. Tomelleri has been illustrating fishes since 1985. …

#FNThrowback 11 Dead Fallfish, Swamp Fishing and Snake Junk

November 24th, 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

Fish Nerds Podcast 130 No Humans are in this Tinned Fish

November 21st, 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 …

FN Throwback #10 Passed Tests, Dace Hunt, Stripers and Carpe Carp

November 16th, 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 …

FN Podcast 129 Line Cutterz, Shark Tank and Guide Disasters

November 14th, 2016


This week the guest host is Michael Frank, fishing guide from South Carlina. Then we caht with Vance from Line Cutterz abut his ring and future visit on @sharktank. Finally Vinnie contributes to the …

FN Throwback #9-Boating Tests, Grilled Fish and Stump the Fish Nerds

November 10th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Podcast 128 Cantrell, Tom

November 7th, 2016


This week Ben Cantrell From sits in the co-host seat. Ben tells stories about microfishing and nearly getting killed by a …

#FN Throwback #8 Whitefish, Naked Sunbathers, Wunder Boner and God

November 3rd, 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 …

Fish Nerds Podcast 127 Doc Martin, Tin Mountain and the Downside of Dams

October 31st, 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 …

#FNthrowback 6

October 27th, 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!

Fish Nerds Podcast 126 Are Fish Vegetables

October 24th, 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 Josh …

FNthrowback#5, Mr. Stripy, Best Worm Colors and Ditching Work to Fish

October 20th, 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 …

Hugo Medeiros, Cooking Correspondent

October 18th, 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 …

#FNThrowback 4 April 2013

October 12th, 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

Fish Nerds Podcast Becoming A Licensed Fishing Guide Part 1 - Guide School

October 10th, 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 …

#123 Shark Tank, Fish Call and What Fly Guys do While on The John

October 3rd, 2016


In this show @fishguyjosh hangs out with Clay and they discuss Fundraising for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, if you make a donation through

National Breast Cancer Foundation, MaineTuna and Lindsay Wither

September 30th, 2016


We are have all been affected by cancer in someway, the Fish Nerds decided that since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would …

Podcast 121 Corny Poop, Goldfish Surgery & Chamo's Lures

September 26th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Podcast - Episode 2

September 23rd, 2016


In this special episode, Dave and Clay were still learning the fine art of making a podcast... they tackle family fishing adventures, recount their attempts at fishing quests and have a great time. You'll love this …

FN Throwback #1

September 21st, 2016


This was the Nerds' first try at making a show, they had a lot to learn, but they didn't know it! Enjoy this vintage Fish Nerds episode.

#120 Snopes, Double Twister, The Alabama Sturgeon and the Amazing James

September 19th, 2016


The Nerds partner up with their old friend Tha Amazing James and learn about his work with East Bay Regional Park District and the Mobile Fish …

Goodbye Dave...Hello Peru

September 14th, 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 …

Stripers and Margaritas

July 11th, 2016


Dave and Clay are in a bar this week recounting the fishing events of the week. The show includes interviews with Doc Martin about alien DNA in octopuses and Tim Moore about current striped bass fishing in New Hampshire.

Finding Dory, Disapppointing

June 24th, 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 …

North American Native Fish Association

June 21st, 2016


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

Fishing in the Highlands of Maine

May 31st, 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 …

Chinese Fish Kill, Devil's Hole Pupfish and Pearlfish in the Back Seat

May 24th, 2016


If 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Carp Herpes, Mullet Flinging and Bowfin

May 10th, 2016


This episode jumps around more than a silver carp next to an Evinrude. Doc Martin talks about bowfin, the prehistoric air-breathing freshwater fish …

Short Cast: Sumner Brook Fish Farm

May 4th, 2016

Sumner Brook Fish Farm

Dave from the Fish Nerds chats with Jesse Prunier and Jess Cole, who are making their fishy dreams come true at the Sumner …

Lionfish Sleeps, Engineer Goby and Goatman

May 2nd, 2016


Dave and Clay contemplate the finer points of angling in a multicultural world during this Sunday morning episode. Doc Martin amazes the Nerds with …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast – Shark Tagging

April 25th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Dr. Peter Moyle

April 18th, 2016


FN 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Virginia Aquarium

April 11th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show

April 4th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - The Fishing Belt

March 28th, 2016


Marcus 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - FN West

March 21st, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast: Camo Queen Kristen Berube

March 16th, 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, …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Largemouth Bass, Chinook Fish Hatchery and New Year's Resolutions

March 10th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - International Singing Star Paul Groves

March 9th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - In Memory of Garid Hounsell

March 9th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Guest Host Doc Martin

March 9th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Podcast - Icefishing for Panfish: Special Seminar from Tim Moore

March 9th, 2016


Fishing Podcast Episode #99 - Full time licensed New Hampshire hunting and fishing guide, outdoor writer, seminar speaker, producer of Tim Moore …

Fish Nerds Podcast - Icefishing Lake Winnipesaukee

March 9th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Public Radio Bonanza

March 9th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast -Lucky Tackle Box

March 9th, 2016


Fishing Podcast Episode #98 - Travis Moran of Lucky Tackle Box ( spoke with the Nerds about this lure monthly subscription service that specializes in species specific boxes and educational videos. …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Tim Moore Outdoors, Go Fish Dan & Capt. Morgan's B&T

March 9th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Rockingham Fishing and Hunting Expo

March 9th, 2016


Fishing Podcast Episode #97 - The Nerds spent the weekend at the Rockingham Hunting and Fishing Expo in beautiful Salem, NH to get the latest …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Interview with Jerry Hamza Author of Outdoor Chronicles

March 9th, 2016


Fishing Podcast Episode #92 - The Nerds had a great time on their fishing podcast talking with Skyhorse Press Author Jerry Hamza about his new book "Outdoor Chronicles: True Tales of a Lifetime of Hunting and Fishing. …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Tim Moore Outdoors, Go Fish Dan & Capt. Morgan's B&T

March 9th, 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 …

Fish Nerds Fishing Podcast - Fishing Bait from A to Z

March 9th, 2016


Fishing Podcast Episode #93 - 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 …

The Fish Call: Is Calling Fish The Next Big Thing?

August 30th, 2015


A proposed  product called "The Fish Call" is taking Kickstarter by storm. As of the time of this recording, father and son team Jeff and Jack Danos are 664% funded, with $66,471pledged - and they still have 18 days to …

Fish Nerds Podcast #43 - Mako My Day and White Blue Cats

August 22nd, 2014


Image Credit: "Isurus oxyrinchus by mark conlin2" by Mark Conlin, SWFSC Large Pelagics Program -

FN#12 - Campfire Stories, Holy Mackerel, Pacu of Lies and Jumping the Shark

August 17th, 2013


In this classic Fish Nerds episode we first discuss the Nut Crunching Pacu, summer camp and Mackerel fishing

Recently Snopes did the same story and used our title, we encourage you to tweet @snopes and ask them to site …

FN Throwback #3 4/28/13

May 1st, 2013


Podcast #3 In this show the Nerds are working it out, learning about fishy sign languag, what James Bond would do with a salmon and trout …

Fish Nerds Podcast - Episode 2

April 30th, 2013


Another instant classic, the boys are learning how to make this podcast move a long! 

#3 4/28/13 Fishy Sign Language and James Bond Salmon

April 29th, 2013


Podcast #3 In this show the Nerds are working it out, learning about fishy sign languag, what James Bond would do with a salmon and trout …

FN Throwback #1 the Birth of the Fish Nerds Podcast

April 29th, 2013


From the FN Archives, the Nerds' very fist show... enjoy this vintage episode

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