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Welcome from Fishonted ... we talk with Guides and Charter Captains about Fishing and the Business of Fishing.


  • Navigate Like A Boss - The Ocean Coach Charles Loos

    01/10/2022 Duración: 19min

    Charles Loos, "The Ocean Coach", releases his new online course called "Navigate Like A Boss".  Over the years,  Charles has found one of his most popular topics while coaching new captains is Navigation.   This is what prompted him to release "Navigate Like A Boss" as an online course where students can study and review the material based on their timeline. Navigation is a key part of the captains responsibility and understanding where you are at and where you are going is a key component.   Your passengers expect you to know how to get where you are going and how to return safely no mater the weather or ocean conditions.   This course will give you the knowledge and tips and tricks of not only understanding proper navigation techniques but how to be confident with your new skills. This course consists of a few dozen short videos,  study pdfs and other relevant material that can be completed within about 6 weeks while studying only a few hours per week.  Ch

  • Fishing For Salmon with DM of Fishy Waters Guide Service

    09/09/2022 Duración: 38min

    Professional Fishing Guide DM - Don-Michael - shares with us his story of growing up in Hawaii to becoming a Professional Fishing Guide in Oregon. From an early age DM has had a passion for the water and fishing.  His love and respect for things that swim are very apparent and a is very much a part of who he is.  DM loves to share his skills and knowledge of fishing with his clients and fishermen who are from all over the US.  DM has 3 boats he uses depending on the type of fishing he will be doing.   He has a guide model Clackacraft Drift Boat when fishing for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout on local rivers,   a 24' high side sled for fishing the coastal waters and a smaller Driftboat for fishing shallower streams and rivers. DM is a full time Fishing Guide as he is fortunate enough to live in a part of the country that has multiple runs of a number of different species of fish. You can reach DM by phone at: (541) 556-1499 or reach out to him through his website at www.FishyWat

  • Appalachian Bronzeback Adventures 2022 Season - Muskie, Trout and of course Smallmouth Bass

    07/09/2022 Duración: 29min

    Can you imagine fishing in small pristine rivers where you have a chance to catch a Citation Smallmouth Bass,  Trophy Rainbow and Brown Trout, and a huge Muskie all during the same trip?   It is possible when fishing in Western Virginia with Appalachian Bronzeback Adventures. Rob England is the owner and head guide of this well established fishing outfitter with over 14 years of guiding experience in Western Virgina. The stars would have to be perfectly aligned to catch all 3 species in one day but it can be done.    Contact Robat 704 467-5993 to book your next fishing adventure.  --- Send in a voice message:

  • DGG Fishing Guide - Professional Guide Dylan Gorman

    12/05/2022 Duración: 45min

    Dylan Gorman is one of Oregons premier Salmon Fishing Guides.   Dylan calls Philomath Oregon home.  Philomath is surrounded by a large number of prime Chinook and Coho Salmon rivers.   The McKenzie River, Alsea River, Siletz River, Willamette River are just a few of the rivers within easy driving distance. Dylan has both a Sled Boat and a Drift Boat which gives him access to where the fish are at.  It also gives him the ability to fish with a large variety of techniques.  During this interview Dylan talks about techniques such as bobber dogging,  bobber fishing, and trolling along with what types of bait are used for each. Dylan can be reached by calling him at (650) 804-5411 --- Send in a voice message:

  • Bait Bomb ... The "Down Under" way to catch crabs, crayfish, shrimp and yabbies

    01/05/2022 Duración: 20min

    Adam Morgan,  inventor and founder of Bait Bombs talks with Ted today about his unique bait system that attracts more crab with less bait.    After extensive testing Adam Morgan has reinvented the bait system that works in virtually every type or trap, cage or pot being used today.   Time and time again Bait Bomb has proven that it truly attracts more crustaceans,  which means more crabs, crawfish and shrimp in your pots. You can contact Adam by going to  There you can find out more about Bait Bombs,  order Bait Bombs or connect with Adam --- Send in a voice message:

  • Captain Chris Hoag - Seattle Charter Captain & Professional Chef

    13/05/2021 Duración: 45min

    Captain Chris Hoag is a regular on the Fishonted Podcast and he has returned to talk about the 2021 Seattle Fishing Season and will also be sharing with us some new recipes and cooking techniques. Captain Chris is not only a Professional Charter Boat Captain but also a Professional Chef who has spent decades in the Seattle Seafood community.   When you go fishing with Captain Chris you get the best of both worlds ..... How to Catch Them .... and How to Cook Them. You will enjoy this episode ..... Captain Chris Hoag Big King Salmon Charters (425)776-7688 --- Send in a voice message:

  • The Ocean Coach - Charles Loos - What Every Mariner Needs To Know About Navigating The Ocean Safely

    14/04/2021 Duración: 38min

    It is one thing to start your day on the water at a boat ramp on a lake or river to begin a fun day of fishing.  It is another to start your day launching  your boat at the mouth of river or marina knowing that you have yet another precarious bar to cross to get out to a fun day of fishing.  Not to mention crossing the bar one more time at the end of your day. Charles Loos,  The Ocean Coach,  has built his business on coaching individual Sports Fishermen,  Charter Captains and Fishing Guides on how to navigate the precarious waters and weather conditions of the ocean.   Charles has close to 50 years experience navigating the waters of the Pacific Ocean from Southern California to his home today in NW Oregon.   Charles is recognized as a expert in all facets of ocean and weather conditions that can affect the weekend boater and professional alike. His program is customized, one on one, training that helps boaters become more comfortable in navigating marine waters.

  • Tackle for the Serious Salmon Fisherman

    08/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    Tony DeGasperis owner of is our guest today.  Tony wear many hats:  successful businessman,  expert tackle designer. professional charter captain and industry advocate. Today we talk with Tony about his successful line of Salmon Fishing tackle.   Tonys flashers, bait heads and lures are popular not only in Canada but worldwide.   Tony is frequently shipping his products to the United States, Europe and parts in between. Tony shares with us his fishing background and how he balances a career between being a Charter Captain and Tackle Designer. You can reach Tony a couple different ways:  -  tackle website - Charter Fishing Business (519) 270-9308 --- Send in a voice message:

  • Scott Pence Author of the Book "Winter Steelhead Fishing" is Teds Guest

    01/04/2021 Duración: 43min

    There is no doubt that Scott Pence has a passion for the outdoors.  He and his family love to both Hunt and Fish and spend a lot of time in the forests and rivers of Oregon. Scott is very analytical in everything that he does and when he started fishing for Steelhead in NW Oregon years ago he began keeping meticulous records of water and weather conditions compared to the number of fish that he caught.   A number of years later Scott decided to publish his book which quickly became a popular read for the Steelhead fishing community. Scotts book is no longer on store shelves but you can still get a copy of it by calling his office in Sunriver Oregon at (800) 541-1756.   --- Send in a voice message:

  • Kings On The Run Charter Will Be Fishing In The Silver Salmon Derby - I You Can Too!

    01/04/2021 Duración: 17min

    Captain Ian Britton of Kings On The Run Charter talks with Ted about the Silver Salmon Derby on Lake Ontario.  This is a Derby on the Canadian side of the lake that will run from June until late August.  There is weekly prise money and a Derby Cash Prize of $100,000,  split between the fisherman and Charter. The best thing about this tournament is that if you simply book a trip with Kings on the Run Charters during the tournament dates then you are automatically fishing in the tournament while on the boat.   Don't discount this opportunity  as Kings on the Run Charters had a $10,000 winner just 2 years back. Captain Ian is pulling out all the stops and is running Hot Fish Lures this year.  These are the "hottest" lures on Lake Ontario and are responsible for catching more than their share of Big King Salmon.  You can see the new Hot Fish Tackle at If you are interested in fishing with Ian during the Silver Salmon Derby you need to act fast as his calendar is

  • Professional Guide and Fishing Celebrity Tyler Dunn Shares His Success With Ted

    01/04/2021 Duración: 35min

    Tyler Dunn of Tyler Dunn Guiding wears many hats: Professional Fishing Guide Industry Advocate Sport Fishing Celebrity Accomplished Businessman  As for Guiding, Tyler fishes on the Canadian Side of Lake Superior in an area known as SAULT STE. MARIE AREA.  In his backyard he has an array of Trophy class fish including; Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Silver Salmon, Walleye, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and Pike. Tyler fishes all year long and runs a very tight calendar. His business has grown by not only being an amazing fisherman but also an outstanding businessman that focuses a lot of his time on marketing his business and branding.   Tyler has been on many different Fishing Shows,  Radio Broadcasts and Podcasts and has become a household name in the Canadian fishing community. In this interview Tyler shares with us his fishing history and how being a guide is fulfilling a lifelong dream. If you would like to contact Tyler about a fishing adventure

  • Silver Skalez Tackle - Premier Kokanee Tackle and more ....

    24/12/2020 Duración: 40min

    Silver Skalez is only a few months old but the business has exploded due to their passion for the sport and their endless attention to what catches fish.   It has been a challenge for Silver Skalez to keep up with all the demand,  even in this short amount of time. Founded by Brandon Pakareck and Mike Lunley (along with the help of their wifes Amanda and Trinka) Silver Skalez offers a maurid of lures and other products that, plainly stateed,  catch fish.   If you are a Kokanee fisherman you will appreciate their Koko leaf lures that have tremendous action and their new Wild Safari Glow series. Long time fishermen,  Brandon and Mike have spent thousands of hours fishing central California's lakes, rivers and estuaries.  In this interview they share with us their experiences and passion for the sport.   They also give us some tips on how to fish their most popular lures. Silver Skalez has an online store at You can also reac

  • Spring Salmon Fishing 2021 on the Columbia River with Professional Guide Daniel St Laurent

    24/12/2020 Duración: 31min

    Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon are the prized  Columbia River Salmon.  They may be a bit smaller than the Fall Chinook Salmon but what they give up in size is made up in flavor.   You will find no better eating salmon anywhere. Professional Guide Daniel St Laurent shares with us his passion for catching these amazing fish on both the Columbia and Willamette River in Oregon.  The season only runs a few weeks but serious fishermen make sure to book their trips early to get a chance to bring a few of these home each spring. To book your trip with Daniel go to his website at: or call / text him at. (503) 440-5188 --- Send in a voice message:

  • Monster Sturgeon Fishing On The Columbia River with Bill Gaither

    21/12/2020 Duración: 42min

    Imagine hooking into a 12' fish weighing over 500 pounds in a freshwater river!  The Sturgeon in the Columbia river system grow to enormous size and Bill Gaither, owner of NW Hawg Hunters,  makes it his job to put his clients on these amazing fish every day he is on the water. Bill has been fishing Sturgeon in Oregon for over 30 years and has hooked more Sturgeon than you can imagine.   He knows both the Columbia river and the Willamette river like the back of his hand and is very well respected amongst his fellow professional fishing guides. During this interview we talk with Bill about his long career and some of the the tips and techniques he uses to catch these prehistoric fish.   Bill also fishes for Chinook Salmon during the Spring and Fall runs.   During this time many of his clients enjoy a day fishing for both Salmon and Sturgeon. For more information about Bill Gaither and Sturgeon Fishing Go To: https://www.ColumbiaFishingnet     .... or you ca

  • Curt Currey - Seasoned Professional Fishing Guide loves fishing for Steelhead in Oregon Rivers

    08/12/2020 Duración: 59min

    Oregon has a vast array of rivers that are considered a good Steelhead River, and chances are Curt Currey has fished it .... many times.   Curt grew up in a fishing family and says his influence and passion for the sport has come from his father.   Curt caught his first limit of Steelhead when he was just 6 years of age,  since then Curt has been hooked. In this interview Curt shares with us his experiences of being an Oregon Fishing Guide.  He also shares his different fishing techniques, tackle and equipment.    Beads Bobber Dogging Side Drifting are just a few of the techniques that are discussed. Following is Curts contact information: Website: Email:  Phone:          541 914-3899 --- Send in a voice message:

  • The Guides Forecast .com is a weekly Fishing Forecast Produced Weekly By Bob Rees and His Brother Doug

    07/12/2020 Duración: 38min

    When it comes to Sports Fishing Experience Professional Fishing Guide Bob Rees has done it all.  Guided in Alaska,  Guided in Oregon, worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife,  President of NW Steelheaders and the list goes on. Besides all these endeavors Bob and his brother Doug have been producing "The Guides Forecast" weekly for NW Anglers for the past 20 years.   This report is an amazing compilation of fishing reports for Oregon's NW waters along with rivers in SW Washington.   If you are either a recreational fisherman or work in the industry you will appreciate the hard work that goes into their report week after week. Following are ways to reach Bob for more information: The Guides Forecast Website: Bobs Guiding Website: Phone: 503) 812-9036 --- Send in a voice message:

  • Ice Fishing techniques - Jason Lesmeister - Professional Fishing Guide Coopers Landing Alaska

    03/12/2020 Duración: 58min

    Jason Lesmeister grew up in Minnesota and moved to Alaska at the age of 21 and never looked back.  Now on his 28th year of being a professional fishing and hunting guide Jason shares with us his knowledge and experiences fishing on the ice. Like many other types of fishing,  Ice Fishing has adapted to new technologies that have enhanced the Ice Fishing experience.  Jason talks about the newest high tech equipment that helps ice fishermen catch more fish.   Waterproof Cameras,  fish finders, sonar etc are all being used to help both the professional and  weekend fisherman. Jason ice fishes for Trout, Char, Pike and many other species of fish. Here are the ways to reach Jason: Website: Email: Phone:  (907) 351-3036 --- Send in a voice message:

  • Walleye Fishing On The Columbia River With Professional Guide Steve Johnson

    01/12/2020 Duración: 55min

    Yes, the Columbia River has a lot of Walleye in its majestic waters .... so many that there is an entire industry being built around fishing for them.  Fishermen are coming from all over the world to fish the Columbia for Trophy Walleye and there continues to be speculation that the next World Record Walleye will come from its waters. Steve Johnson has dedicated a large chuck of his fishing life into fishing for these amazing fish.  Steve was first introduced to Columbia Walleye fishing in the early 90's and has been intently fishing for them ever since.  Steve waited for 14 years before he started professionally guiding for Walleye and now most of his guiding revolves around them. In this interview Steve talks about growing up in Oregon and how his passion for fishing evolved.   You can tell that Steve has great respect for these fish and practices  his own rules when it comes to conserving these fish for generations to come. You can reach Steve by: Website - www.SteveTheWalley

  • Grizzly Creek Lures - New Northern California Lure Manufacture

    26/11/2020 Duración: 30min

    Grizzly Creek Lures will soon be found in Northern California Tackle Shops starting in December 2020.   They are custom hand made lures made in Humboldt county California. Owner Ruben Rios, is a Middle School Teacher for Humboldt County along with a passionate Steelhead and Salmon angler that started making his own lures a number of years ago.  One thing led to another and now Ruben is making them to provide to local retailers under the Grizzly Creek Lure name. In the first launch you will find a number of color combinations and designs.  All are tested and proven to catch Steelhead and Salmon in the Northern California Rivers. You can find Grizzly Creek Lures on Facebook at: You can reach them by email at --- Send in a voice message:

  • Tony Maja - famous for his Striper Lures and Gear shares his success during this interview with Ted

    25/11/2020 Duración: 47min

    If you think of Trophy Stripers one of the top things that come to mind is Tony Maja lures.   Tony Maja lures have caught more Trophy Stripers than any other lure on the market.   Founded over 30 years ago my Tony Maja senior,  the Bunker Spoon  has become synonymous with Trophy Striper fishing world wide.   If you are trolling the coastline of New York  or hunting trophy hybrids in Lake Texoma a Tony Maja product is probably in your boat or attached to your line.  In our interview Tony Maja junior shares with us the evolution of the Tony Maja line of products. Tonys lures and tackle can be found in most fishing stores up and down the east coast and also at Bass Pro Shops,  Dicks Sporting Goods and other fine Fishing retailers. You can reach Tony at email at or by going to his website at --- Send in a voice message:

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