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The BEST fishing day of someone's life—to inspire YOURS.™

022 – Slick Blues with Zach Vann

How many marlin can you hook at once? Let’s find out …

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Zach Vann is living the dream. From the time he was a child, he just wanted to go offshore fishing. So much so that he begged his dad to take him down to the docks just so they could see the fish that were caught. When Zach graduated high school, he moved to one of the most epic offshore fishing grounds around, Hatteras Island, NC. And he went right back down to the docks. It wasn’t long before his drive, passion, and love for fishing got him out on the water full time on a charter boat. Now, as first mate for Wasabi Sportfishing Charters, he gets to experience some of the most epic offshore fishing imaginable on a daily basis. But the story he shares with us on this episode is so epic it’s beyond imaginable. Don’t miss it? That’s the understatement of the year …

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Fishing experience

Even at a young age, Zach is an “old salt”. He has seen every fish that swims off of Hatteras Island, NC, up close and personal. And that’s a lot of different types of fish. Zach tells us all about them in this episode.

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Zach Vann with his hands on the tail of a monster bluefin tuna (left), the bill of a monster blue marlin (upper right), and the bill of one of the blue marlins that star in this episode (lower right).


This episode takes place out of legendary Hatteras Island, NC.

Catch of the Day

Blue Marlin

This is a CRAZY good blue marlin story. You DO NOT want to miss hearing Zach tell it.

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!

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