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021 – Double Kick with Rico Cruz

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Just when you thought you caught the big one …

Guest Profile

Rico Cruz is a Michigan guy who now resides in Florida. From the first fish he caught at a summer camp when he was 10 years old, Rico was hooked on bass fishing, and is now working his way through the professional ranks. A member of the Florida Bass Nation circuit, Rico has fished tournaments all over the Southeastern U.S., and has racked up several impressive finishes. This episode is all about one of those fantastic finishes, fishing in famed lakes in the Central Florida area. It’s a day on the water that Rico will never forget, and one you won’t want to miss.

Guest Links

Fishing With:

Florida Bass Nation FaceBook –

Florida Bass Nation Website –

Fishing experience

Rico is an aspiring pro bass fisherman, and has been on the tournament trail for the past several years.

fishing podcast, fisherman, angler, inshore, offshore, saltwater, freshwater, ocean, lake, pond, stream, river, lagoon, flyfishing, bass, Florida

Rico Cruz with the big bass that sent him to the top of the leader board (top right, bottom).


This episode takes place on Lake Dora in the Harris Chain of Lakes in Central Florida.

Catch of the Day

Largemouth Bass

Gear Used

Zoom UltraVibe Speed Worm (

Color: Junebug

About TTF Podcast

The Tell Tale Fisherman™ podcast is the place for all avid anglers (not just guides and tournament professionals) to share their fishing story of a lifetime and become fishing legends. Fresh water or salt water, middle of the ocean or middle of a stream, on this fishing podcast we are on a quest to catch the most EPIC fishing adventures from around the world—to inspire yours!

If you are an avid angler, we would LOVE to have you as a guest on the show. So, if you love to fish, and find yourself often sharing your fishing pictures or talking fishing with other anglers, then you are EXACTLY the type of guest (and listener!) this show is all about. On this fishing podcast we want to hear from ALL avid anglers – not just pros and guides (although we love them too!). Join us on this quest to catch the greatest fishing stories in the world.

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1 Comment

  1. DannyBFishing on 10/01/2017 at 11:14 AM

    Great episode! Keep em coming!

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