Kyle Jenkins serves in the Coast Guard and is no stranger to the water. His love for fishing began at an early age. While being in the Coast Guard took him away from fishing for a time, he came back to it with a vengance. So much so that he spent two years fishing the Bassmaster Open tournament circuit. Not only did he get to meet his idol Gerald Swindle, he got to fish with an learn from other Bassmaster Pros like Matt Lee and Tommy Martin. In this episode, we talk about the incredible experiences he had fishing as a Bassmaster Open co-angler. Plus, he shares an epic day where he put all he has learned together for a serious smackdown on smallies!
FLW Costa Series co-angler Rachel Uribe joins us for our 50th episode. Growing up taking family trout fishing trips, Rachel not only developed a love for fishing. She and her brother Joe (also an FLW Costa series pro) learned the sport together. Now the duo travels and practices for tournaments together. You might say fishing is in their family’s DNA. That family support has propelled this female pro angler to some impressive FLW tournament finishes. She tells us all about her most epic tournament finish in this episode.
You just never know who you are going to meet at the boat ramp. If you are in Nevada bass fishing, you just might happen upon Silver Rogers. If that name does not ring a bell, maybe Black Silver or Black Ice do? You see, Silver is a retired rap artist who has toured all over with such artists as Ice T, Foo fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Even then, his heart was never far from the water. He was always looking for the next best fishing hole on his days off while on tour. But now, when he is not paying bills as a promoter, Silver is mining for bass. In this episode, Silver hits the smallmouth bass mother lode!
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In this special bonus episode, FLW Tour Pro Cody Kelley shares two epic big bass stories with us. The first is of his personal best largemouth bass. The second is of his personal best Arkansas River largemouth bass. For more information, visit http://www.telltalefisherman.com/042b-big-bass-bonus-cody-kelley/
Our guest this week is FLW Tour Pro Cody Kelley from Conway, Arkansas. An Arkansas native, Cody grew up looking for the next best way to catch more Arkansas bucketmouths. Sometimes that meant studying fishing books from family friends or watching fishing shows. The rest of the time it meant having Mom, Dad, or Grandpa take him out for some Arkansas bass fishing. Even when he went to college, he was still studying bass on the college fishing team. Come graduation day, Cody decided to give the pro circuit a go for one year before getting a “real” job. That was several years ago, and Cody is now an FLW Tour Pro making his home state proud. In this episode, Cody shares one of his early tournament experiences. It was one of those “lightbulb” moments that turned into a “lights out” tournament finish. Plus, we talk about the awesome ways he gives back through the Special Olympics and other great youth events.
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