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036 – Just Keep Casting with Jeffrey James

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It’s about so much more than catching fish …

Guest Profile

For our Christmas episode, we could not think of any better guest than Jeffrey James from Wisconsin. Pastor. Director of a boys and girls club. And youth mentor. Jeff embodies everything that this season is about. But what makes his work even more special is how he incorporates his passion for fishing. He uses his skills as a shore fisherman to connect with kids and give them the memory of a lifetime. And as a master of muskie shore fishing, he has logged some pretty spectacular days from the water’s edge. In this episode, Jeff shares his most epic day of muskie shore fishing ever. Plus, one of his most cherished days fishing with a spectacular young female angler. This one is more heart warming than a Christmas fireplace …

Guest Links


  • Check out Jeff’s YouTube channel (justkeepcasting) for some awesome muskie fishing action (including shore muskie fishing) and great tips!




Fishing experience

Jeff comes from “fishing royalty”, having an uncle of the same name that was a guide and professional tournament angler. Although he took a detour from fishing during his teenage years, all it took was one muskie bite at a family reunion and he was forever hooked. Though Jeff does get to fish with friends from the boat on occasion, his specialty is shore fishing. And more particularly, muskie shore fishing. But the walleye, pike, largemouth, and smallmouth bass he has netted from the bank are no less impressive.

musky shore fishing, fishing, podcast, fisherman, angler, freshwater, lake, pond, stream, river, Wisconsin, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, pike, musky Jeffrey James with a muskie from his best muskie shore fishing day ever (center). Plus, his PB largemouth bass (left) and Lilly’s pike (right) also discussed in this episode.


This episode takes place in Wisconsin.

Catch of the Day

Muskie Shore Fishing

Largemouth Bass

Northern Pike

This episode is about muskie shore fishing, as well as shore fishing for walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and pike.


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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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