When it comes to fishing, Justin Lerner gets around. Having grown up in New Jersey, he headed south to the University of Miami where he got to catch and study swordfish. Plus he worked with the Fish and Wildlife Commission where he got further acquainted with all the Florida fish species. Toss in a year “down under” in Australia, and the list of species Justin has boated gets real impressive. In this episode, we talk about all that, which is pretty epic by itself. But that’s not the main event here. No, for this New Year’s episode, we are going big. Bluefin tuna fishing big.
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/037-big-tuna-justin-lerner/
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 …
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/036-just-keep-casting-with-jeffrey-james/
Captain Jonathan Moss is the owner and operator of Go Castaway Fishing Charters in Central Florida. Light tackle saltwater fishing for Mosquito Lagoon redfish is his specialty. Capt. Jonathan grew up in Orlando and on the “Space Coast” of Florida. He has always loved saltwater and freshwater fishing here. Before guiding he took a detour as a PE teacher for a few years, but the call of the water was too strong. Capt. Jonathan hung up his whistle and picked up his push pole. These days he can be found poling clients around in his skiff for Mosquito Lagoon redfish, speckled sea trout, black drum, snook, and tarpon. But in this episode, the Mosquito Lagoon redfish bite was so incredible the most difficult part was heading home.
For more information and to see pictures, visit the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/035-mosquito-red-captain-jonathan-moss/
Hector Quintero works in logistics for an import/export business in McAllen, Texas. But when he is not delivering the goods, he’s chasing the fish. Redfish, that is. You see, Hector’s home water is the Laguna Madre. It’s flats boat heaven, and an awesome inshore fishery for trout and redfish. In this episode, Hector tells us about the first time he got turned on to topwater fishing for reds. Ever since, he’s gone topside for more of those incredible blow ups that never get old.
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/034-topwater-texas-hector-quintero/
Mike McCoy is a professional bass fisherman on the FLW Tour. He grew up in Florida where his passion for bass fishing began at the local golf course ponds. Mike took a bit of a hiatus from fishing while serving in the Marine Corps. However, he now takes the perseverance, focus, and intensity of a Marine with him on the tournament trail. Now going into his second year at the front of the boat, Mike is ready for battle each and every week. But in this episode, Mike shares with us an incredible day of large and smallmouth bass fishing that was not on the trail. If only the bass would bite like this during every tournament!
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/032-moving-up-mike-mccoy/