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Our mission is to bring relevant value worldwide to the fishing community. All species, all techniques for all ages. Fish Recon will feature weekly podcasts with many special guests from all around the world.

Our mission is to bring relevant value worldwide to the fishing community. All species, all techniques for all ages. Fish Recon will feature weekly podcasts with many special guests from all around the world.
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Our mission is to bring relevant value worldwide to the fishing community. All species, all techniques for all ages. Fish Recon will feature weekly podcasts with many special guests from all around the world.






022 - MLFer

What if NBA Superstars all left to go play in a new league based on the game of H-O-R-S-E? Gary throws down some hot sports opinions as the guys discuss the MLF-ing impact of change to professional bass fishing. What caused all this to happen and what will become of the legendary Bassmaster Tour? This Fishing Podcast brought to you by Fish Recon Ventures, LLC. in conjunction with Spiralite Rods.


021 - Cool Hand Lucas

Catfish birthday parties, barracuda from a bass boat and the secrets of spy baiting. The guys sit down with rising star Justin Lucas. If ever a guy was destined for greatness, Justin Lucas fits the bill. Tune in as Justin talks his growth from non-boater to Bassmaster superstar with some prophetic words! Check out Justin online: This episode is brought to you by Spiralite Rods! Fishing Podcast by Fish Recon Ventures, LLC.


020 - Pa-Pow!

A Bluefin Tuna is the BADDEST fish in the ocean! From dock rat to captain of FV-Hot Tuna, TJ Ott talks the good ole days and why bluefin tuna fishing is now as good as it was in the 90s. A 600+lb Bluefin that didn't fight at all, and a lot of good chocolates delivered doorstep! Tune in as Gary & Jimmy sit down live with Captain TJ Ott of National Geographic's #1 show Wicked Tuna! TJ discusses how the quota system makes us the global leaders in sustainability of the bluefin tuna. Live from...


019 - The Havasu Hawk

Live a stress free life! Is tournament fishing really a mental game? If it is, this guy has it mastered better than anyone! Gary and Jimmy catch up with Bassmaster Elite Series angler Roy Hawk for a new perspective on tournament angling and life itself. Check out Roy on the Elite Series and his website:


018 - Florida Bound!

Gary and Jimmy kick off Season 2 of Fish Recon Podcast! Gary discusses the long move to Florida from Arizona.and has an adventure with a Goliath Grouper and a Black Fin tuna. The guys prepare to make a big splash during iCAST 2018 and discuss the future plans for Fish Recon. Tune in as Season 2 gets under way with new adventures from Florida! Check out the Fish Recon YouTube channel for the video of the Goliath Grouper chasing the tuna and other good...


017 - The Hardest Fighting Fish

Clearly Luke Skywalker is a great fisherman, but why does he have to milk a space manatee-walrus-giraffe in the latest episode of Star Wars? If Mark Zona writes the forward, it must be a good book! The guys catch up with expert smallmouth bass fisherman and author Jim Root. Jim’s expertise and experience with smallmouth bass fishing is a wealth of information for all anglers and his book “Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Everyone” is a MUST READ! Tune is as Jim shares insider information on...


016 - Zombie Iguana Apocalypse

Iguanas falling from the sky, dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria! Is everything new to an ecosystem "invasive" or can various species co-exist in new environments? Peacock Bass, Clown Knives (sic) and Snakeheads--the guys catch up with Captain Bill Lepree of South Florida Bass Charters to go in depth on what is happening in the Sunshine State and how far are we from man-eating pythons? Captain Bill shares his exceptional knowledge and insight on both fresh and saltwater fishing in...


015 - F/V Hard Merchandise

"Over the rail, in the pail, back to the dock to make the sale!" How has reality television transformed the entertainment community and why are the fishing shows seemingly the most popular? The guys catch up with Captain Dave Marciano of F/V Hard Merchandise and star of National Geographic's show "Wicked Tuna". Dave talks bluefin tuna fishing and the life of a commercial fisherman. Dave also shares how tuna fishing is a great way to make a small fortune, you just have to start with a large...


014 - Whoa Nelli!

Have you ever caught a fish as big as your boat? Getting checked out by hammerheads and what the H-E-double hockey sticks is a clown knife? The guys reminisce on the old float tube craze and then interview three time EFKT Champion Brian Nelli of Pushin' Water Kayak Charters. Brian is an expert in South Florida saltwater fishing, a professional guide and a tournament champion--all from a kayak! Brian Nelli: South Florida Kayak Fishing Guide since 2010. 3x Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament...


013 - One Night in Baghdad

Duck-eating mangar, Saddam Hussein liked fishing, and when bullets start landing nearby, just grab your rod and take shelter for a bit. The guys have the honor and privilege of interviewing Commander (now Captain) Joel Stewart of the USS Navy. What if your fishing boat was 683’ long, could carry 20 tanks, and was great for trolling blue water? Captain Stewart shares some of his real life adventures, talks about the therapeutic aspect of fishing, and shares information on how Project Healing...


012 - Have You Been Speyed?

Dolly Varden has really huge boo…oost to Gary’s competitive fishing confidence, flesh eating rainbows and other various and sundry things. One young man is moments from an arse chewing when the crisis was averted due to a good arbor knot. Was there a second Woodstock and we didn’t know about it? Are air dryers in public restrooms utterly useless? Tune in as Gary and Jimmy interview the legendary George Cook and talk all things spey fishing and Alaska. George Cook lives and breathes salmon...


011 - Big Bait Bailey

A world record is caught but doesn't count, SuperClean saves the Taco Bell day, and bass will blow kisses--CRAZY!. The guys interview Paul Bailey, one of the original Big Bait Posse members and owner of Big Bait Bailey Guide Services out of Clear Lake, California. Paul discusses the biggest mistake people make when throwing swim baits, and why you need to think outside the box. How did the swim bait craze grow so fast and how does time of year impact the swim baits you throw? How did he...


010 - Major League Bad Ass

Ashley Judd and getting chased out of the water by twenty four sharks. The guys interview veteran cameraman Rick Westphal -Professional/Certified U/W Camera Operator. Rick has worked with the Outdoor Channel, World Class Sport Fishing, Major League Fishing and Ultimate Match Fishing. An experienced underwater diver who's been around the world and seen it all. Tune in to this great interview and intense real life stories! WORLD CLASS SPORT FISHING ULTIMATE...


009 - Salt-crusted for the Win

What to make if Gordon Ramsay comes for dinner, Facebook debates, and Jimmy says Q-linary instead of culinary. The guys interview MasterChef Jr. Champion Logan Guleff and talk about all things cooking and eating fish. Logan shares some chef secrets and how he became Time Magazine's "Top 30 Most Influential Teens".


008 - Hand-Feeding a Mako

Catching air in a 12' Wizard, a halibut chases a swimbait and if you go east you will eventually hit land. The guys catch up with Captain Chuck White of Pacific Venture Charter services in Oceanside, CA. Chuck White has been running charters in the Pacific Ocean for over 25yrs and is an expert in Southern California ocean fishing.


007 - Are You Pro, Bro?

Are you a "Professional" bass fisherman or are you a "Promotional" bass fisherman? Is there a difference? The guys talk about the dangers of getting out in front your skis and the Miami Dolphins winning the Super Bowl last year (sic). Special guest Bassmaster Elite Series Professional - Josh Bertrand! @JoshBertrand #josh_bertrandfishing


006 - Pushing Buttons and Stuff

Super Mario Brothers and Alligator eyes. Is the government conspiring to prevent your GPS from being accurate? Gary and Jimmy talk to Lowrance Electronics expert and Pro staffer Ken Sauret. Ken discusses advances in technology, what's on the horizon and how you can get the most out of your electronics.


005 - From the Pier to Here

Unlike other professional sports, there are very few limitations when it comes to fishing. Getting over the top sometimes happens at a time when you least expect it. The guys interview special guest - Bridgford Pro bass angler Joe Uribe Jr.


004 - Your Fly is Down!

Tuxedos, evening gowns and blue marlin. Special guest Richard McPherson of Blue Mule Outfitters. Gary and Jimmy talk fly fishing. Jimmy gets lost in a canyon and Gary reminisces about a trip to Yellowstone National Park.


003 - Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

If you are not cheating, you are not trying. The guys interview Billy Skinner from Dirty Missions T.V. show. Gary discusses how some people hate to lose more than they love to win and the guys try to figure out how the blame game is part of human nature.