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Old 04-08-2020, 08:08 AM   #1
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Fishing Podcasts

YouTube as well....
What do you listen to?

I'm most interested in west coast saltwater shows with tips and techniques that will help me fish better. Seems like most of the shows are guys whooping it up and being stoked, or travelling, or selling something, or doing stuff we don't have out here.

I like the Let’s Talk Hookup archives and a new one called the SoCal Fishing Podcast... On the Let's talk hookup episodes I particularly like the ones with a sport boat captain rather than the vendor shows. Search for episodes with Ryan Bostian, he gives out excellent tips for our style of fishing. Also Brandon Hayward episodes.

Ron Lane from Fastlane is on there a couple times a year to talk kayak fishing. Unfortunately I never learn anything because he always repeats the same thing: Kayak fishing is great. Mirage drive is great. Hobie is great. He's super stoked. Come buy a kayak from him....... Missed opportunity to share good information from my perspective.

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Old 04-08-2020, 10:16 AM   #2
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Check out utube for the Inside Sportfishing Channel, Michael Folwkes is posting videos from his catalogue of shows that appeared on WFN or Fox Sports in the past. It is a sweet library, some I had seen before but is nice to have them on demand. Helps with tips and just in general enjoying the Fishing Porn.
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Old 04-08-2020, 02:59 PM   #3
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Check out utube for the Inside Sportfishing Channel, Michael Folwkes is posting videos from his catalogue of shows that appeared on WFN or Fox Sports in the past. It is a sweet library, some I had seen before but is nice to have them on demand. Helps with tips and just in general enjoying the Fishing Porn.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:29 PM   #4
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Conway Bowman and his wife had started a podcast out of San Diego. It is a lot of fly fishing stuff, my passion, but lets of good info for salt and fresh

https://podcast.barbless.co/guest/conway-bowman/

On youtube Honeybadger voodoo has a lot of good info videos about kayak fishing LA area.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:41 PM   #5
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Cast and crank has a few good episodes. Have to weed through the green bass ones though. Iím not a big freshwater guy either.


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Old 04-08-2020, 09:16 PM   #6
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I don't listen to any fishing podcasts but one of the main channels I watch on youtube is flying fish tv. Kayak fisherman out of Hawaii chasing pelagics.
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Old 04-09-2020, 12:10 PM   #7
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Old 04-10-2020, 09:21 AM   #8
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Here is a few

I'm a bit of a podcast junkie, not just fishing podcast but tons of topics. How ever in the fishing realm I like these:

Raw H20 Podcast, formerly extreme kayak fishing podcast: Hosted By Joe Hector owner of EKFT, based in South Florida, tons of guests and guys you know of. New episodes on about a monthly basis. This is one of the best podcast I have found in general, very entertaining, good guests and many topics covered, not limited to but mostly kayak fishing.

The Worlds Greatest Fishing Podcast - Tons of good info here, Hosted by Paul Moritz (maybe spelled wrong) and based in San Diego, unfortunately they stopped producing new content 3 or 4 years ago. The episodes are available for download and the content is great.

Cast and Spear - More spear fishing centric but many good guests and the Coach from SDfish hosts an episode ones in a while. New episodes weekly, hosted by Jon Stenstrom. Great overall fishing infomoration and some scientific discussions about the fisheries around us, etc.

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The Spear - I have never listened to this podcast, but its hosted by Roman Castro, a San Diego angler who specializes in kayak fishing these days. Most of you are probably familiar with him from his youtube presence, tons of good info on his channel.

Kayak Fishing with Jim Sammons - I haven't listened to this podcast yet but Sammons is one of the OGs in the game. Looks like its updated once a month.

edit: fwiw I agree with the last part of your post alot of guys are shills for X company one modern podcasts. Also some guys on youtube who i think are pretty cool to watch that seem to be relatively unbiased are EliasV fishing, hes east coast but his techniques are transferable to west coast species. John skinner fishing is another one, again east coaster but techniques are transferable to our waters. Flying fish TV is another cool one as mentioned above. A couple of the guys I like to fish with out here have channels as well, inshore stuff but good info. Southwest kayak fishing, and oc outdoorsman.
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:48 PM   #9
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Big +1 on Roman Castro. He actually has a radio show every weeknight at 7 that published a week later for rewatch. I think Kevin Nakada's on tonight actually. Really nice guy and a great show.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:27 PM   #10
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Big +1 on Roman Castro. He actually has a radio show every weeknight at 7 that published a week later for rewatch. I think Kevin Nakada's on tonight actually. Really nice guy and a great show.
Nice. It's on now, I just tuned in. Thanks
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Old 04-23-2020, 10:35 AM   #11
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Roman....?

This isn't a slam on Roman as he seems to try pretty hard and gives it his best...
I enjoyed the show with Kevin Nakada...only because he's a very good friend and he always gives up so much info...
But...what is the appeal of this show...the guy doesn't seem very knowledgeable of fishing techniques, important individuals in the fish biz or DFG info....
Is there something I'm missing or have I just happened to see the wrong shows...

I know LTH is filled with commercials...but that's how you keep a good, long running show on the air..you can always listen to the archives and fast forward thru the BS and the commercials.... Pete still has all the latest info and some really informative guests...as well as the various fish reports and spotter plane call-ins.

Conway Bowman has had some good fly fishing info too...

Inside Sportfishing Channel...is some of the best edited and filmed fishing shows on the air...most of it is pretty quality stuff...Michael is a pretty stand up guy with some great experiences to share...I've spent a weekend at Cat filming with Michael and staying on the "Vintage"...what a beautiful old yacht !
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This isn't a slam on Roman as he seems to try pretty hard and gives it his best...
I enjoyed the show with Kevin Nakada...only because he's a very good friend and he always gives up so much info...
But...what is the appeal of this show...the guy doesn't seem very knowledgeable of fishing techniques, important individuals in the fish biz or DFG info....
Is there something I'm missing or have I just happened to see the wrong shows...
LOL that first line reminds me of whenever someone starts a sentence with "I'm not (insert thing I'm probably about to embody), buuuuut"

I dunno... Sounds like a *biiiit* of a slam. Maybe a slap...

This is something I feel kind of strongly about, so since you asked

FWIW, it took me a while to warm up on his content. I've long been a big fan of the Noob Spearo, which is an Australian, almost a direct competitor to his spearing podcast with a lot of the same interviews in a pretty small community. Further, I'm kinda spoiled by Robert Field (Who I recently found out had only been fishing for 3 years when he decided to pick up a camera, btw) who's kinda hard to beat for depth/breadth of content and *amazing* production quality for a one man show.

I think you can add value in a lot of ways when creating content.

First of all, Roman's first love is spearfishing and he's grown into fishing with his content. His spearing podcast has been around for quite a while and was one of the first to be created dedicated to the sport. He's a pretty rock solid spearo, and also pretty dedicated spotty fisherman in the bay. This response is also speaking to his content as a whole and not just his call-in show.

1) I think there's a lot to be said for content that's shared from the perspective of someone *as* they learn, leveraging knowledge from those who know more than them and being a conduit of knowledge. I spend a lot of time trying to learn from others on the internet on some pretty hard to grasp things that I picked up late in life... Swimming, fishing, and spearfishing. While obviously it makes sense to learn from an expert, there's something comforting about community built around the premise of us all being where we're supposed to be in our own process.

While I damn sure went to an expert to get free-dive certified, there's something about commiserating with others who are still struggling to get past 20m, as opposed to someone who can tell you what it was like when they were there.

When I'm studying content to better my swim stroke, I often feel there's a disconnect when learning from someone who had the trajectory of an olympic swimmer when they were age 5 because I can't exactly relate to them.

Often it's a glossing over of details that matter immensely to someone who's struggling with something they didn't have to. I also think the spearing/fishing world can be a bit of a member-measuring contest sometimes, and I'm personally a bit desensitized to content that's just "check out this big fish I caught" even if it comes with a "here's how I did it". Say one thing about that guy, and he's said as much to me, if he has one driving motivator in making content, it's to learn.

2) Quality of content. I think the obvious trope on one end of the spectrum is the dude who uploads a 17 minute gopro video of them reeling in a yellowtail that we all fast forward to the end of.

I've also tried a handful of podcasts where the host didn't understand why he should refrain from, or perhaps edit out, the part where he coughs into his mic. I've turned off shows and never returned over that kind of stuff. Roman has a really solid talent in content production. He clearly knows his camera, how to edit, how to interview, and how to show up consistently with new ideas. I'm always supportive of anyone creating independent content in the outdoor sports world who really cares for their craft.

3) There's a lot to be said for building community with an intentionally welcoming vibe and careful moderation. That dude's building a community as much as he's making content.

Frankly, the fishing/spearfishing world in general can be kind of intimidating to approach. Sometimes this forum itself can be a glaring example of how you don't want to stick your head up lest it get chopped off. Exclusivity exists everywhere, but fishing can be a monoculture for sure. Between a culture of scarcity/alarmist/competitive secrecy, a bunch of angry keyboard warriors with short fuses that can't seem to figure out how to turn off their Caps Lock, and a general trope of dudes not being too nice. . . There's no wonder in my mind why a lot of online communities tend toward insular if not downright toxic.

I think the very thing you scratch your head about with Roman is what I find endearing about his program. I own just about every book I can find on saltwater fishing. I attend seminars and comb forums pretty voraciously. I somewhat recently accepted that depth of knowledge doesn't really help as much as I wish it would after a certain point. To me, instructional content is overrated, as is the "latest and greatest" in technology. I'm the kind of guy who gives the new iphone a couple of years, and there's not much to new technology that isn't usually a marginal improvement on something else.

Kevin was talking about that last night WRT stickbaits.... There are no secrets. You never really have confidence in a technique until it works for you *you*. Then all of the sudden, you can barely remember what it was like before you got it down.

Somehow I've never really had anything but hangups my whole life on a bucktail jig despite obvious evidence of them being a classic lure that works well for just about any species. . . I still frickin' hate 'em with passion.

Fishing is such a strong example of luck being a mix of preparation meeting opportunity.... Half the battle in that equation is sticking with it long enough to find that opportunity. I can tell you I end up sticking with most things that I care about because of the friends I make along the way. Kayak fishing can be especially unforgiving. My first trip out, I'd borrowed my dad's kayak, gotten up at 5 in the morning to launch, drove an hour, and got the ever-loving shit kicked out of me in the malibu surf. For a good 48 hours I'm pretty sure I'd quit the sport. Sometimes I'm much more interested in a supportive community and conversation than I am expertise. . . And if I need expertise, I'm sure there will be guests and people in the community who have it to share.... Or I can just go pick up a book. Or I can go figure it out for myself.

Anyway... you asked
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Old 04-27-2020, 02:35 PM   #14
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+1 for inside sportfishing. excellent show.
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3) There's a lot to be said for building community with an intentionally welcoming vibe and careful moderation. That dude's building a community as much as he's making content. :
Good point. I am drawn to spending my time these days with genuine people, places and things.
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west coast saltwater tips and techniques that will help me fish better.

I like everything Greg Andrew publishes on his youtube channel
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