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027 – One Last Cast with Dan Butler

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Now that’s not what I was expecting …

Guest Profile

Dan Butler is a Florida transplant that comes to the Sunshine State by way of Iowa and Texas. In Texas, Dan grew up fishing both fresh and salt water. In Iowa where Dan went to college, he took his love for fishing to a new level. He helped start the St. Ambrose University fishing team. Over the next couple of years they fished B.A.S.S. and FLW collegiate tournaments, even making it to a national final in their second year. Dan met his girlfriend at college. During a visit to see her parents, Dan decided to sneak off and do a little fishing in a new spot. Spoiler alert – Dan was late for dinner with the family that night. But the reason why made Dan a local celebrity, and was one heck of a great fishing day with a surprise twist.

Guest Links

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Fishing experience

Dan fished both fresh and salt water growing up in Houston, Texas. He got real serious about bass fishing in college fishing the collegiate circuit. Now living in Florida, he is back to salt and fresh water angling. Dan is also now big into kayak angling.

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Dan Butler (upper left, center) with some quality bass catches, the catfish that stars in this episode (lower left, center), and Dan with Hunter Shyrock (upper right).


This episode takes place in a pond in Illinois.

Catch of the Day

Bass, Catfish

This episode is about a really good day of bass fishing on a new pond that ends with a big (ugly) catfish surprise!

Gear Used

Rat-L-Trap –

Z-Mann Chatterbait –

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.

To sign up (or to recommend a guest), visit our guest page ( The interview format is super easy – just tell us a little about yourself, and then share with us the story of your most epic day of fishing ever. All you need is a computer or phone and 15-20 minutes of time. That’s it!

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1 Comment

  1. Fishing tails on 12/03/2017 at 3:31 PM

    Hey, super post! Really inspiring. I just love going fishing (and|&) outdoor activities. Thank you for sharing!

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