Beer Fish Fanatics

Beer Fish Fanatics

MaPop Fishing and Fishing Kit doing more for the fishing community and small businesses while having several beers. Come along as they will take this journey over several beverages, while of course talking about fishing once in awhile. Custom Fishing Products from poles, to custom lures, and fishing tips are what's in store for listeners. Many laughs and unfiltered topics will be discussed. At the end, this will be as much of a learning experience for them in the podcast world, but to them worse case scenario they are enjoying beers while talking about fishing. Thank you for joining us.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 59 min

Hello BFFS, welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics. On today's show we sip on a couple of brews from Kalona Brewing Company  while talking to Communities Fishing Biologist Tyler Stubbs. The Community Fishing Program works with cities around Iowa to bring fishing opportunities to communities around the state. These ponds are primarily stocked with bass, blue gill and catfish though there has been some experime...

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Hey there BFFs, welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast! We are joined by Ben and Brett of The Short Rod Show, the premier ice fishing podcast. Ben and Brett are two Iowa locals that love ice fishing and share their passion through their podcast. They've also accomplished something we've been trying to do on BFF, and that's catch a fish on the podcast! Grab a drink, sit back, this one was a bla...

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Hey BFFs, welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics podcast. On today's episode we have Danny Thompson of Danny Thompson Outdoors. Danny is Garmin's regional sales manager for the upper Midwest in the United States. Being in the upper Midwest Danny is big into ice fishing which is kind of a big thing where we live. We learn more about Garmin as a company and some of the the tech that goes into Livescope as w...

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Hey BFFs, welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics podcast. We're proud to announce a new sponsor for the show, Kalona Brewing Company out of Kalona, Iowa! "Heavenly Beers, brewed by mere mortals." On today's show we have David Wyner, who runs the Chasin' Cats - Catfishing Guide Service right here in Central Iowa. Dave specializes in targeting channel catfish in our larger impoundments and small...

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Welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast. We have Jake Byerline of Jiggin' with Jake out of central Illinois on today's show. Jake's relatively new to the YouTube scene but he's making a bit of a splash. Even though Illinois is right next door to us here in Iowa, Jake fishes lakes that are very different from Iowa's lakes. Power plant lakes are not uncommon in Illinois, these warm water ...

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Hello BFFs! Welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast. Ice fishing is in full swing here in central Iowa.  On today's episode Grandy and I talk about our ice fishing gear for this 2020/2021 season. Things we did or didn't do to get ready for this season, some goals for the season and things to look forward to. Cheers! Beer donated by Bruno at Carroll Brewing Co.

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Hello BFFs, welcome back for another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast.  Quick shout out to Carroll Brewing company for donating some beer again and Today we are joined by Travis Harman, owner of Stan's Bait & Tackle just on the outside of the Iowa Great Lakes in Milford, Iowa. He's been running the shop for 4 years now. We discuss some challenges that go with owning a bait shop as well as what makes it rewardin...

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Welcome back BFFs to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast. Our guest for today is Nick Smith aka the Informative Fisherman. One of the original YouTube fishing channels, the OG of YouTube fishing. The first full time fishing channel on YouTube. He's been doing this for over 12 years and has worked in the fishing industry ever since. He's been a guide, and has won some tournaments in the past and now has his Sti...

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Happy New Years BFFs! We are kicking off 2021 with a bang! We are proud to announce that Whisker Seeker Tackle is now a sponsor for the Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast! To celebrate this new partnership we'll be giving away a Whisker Stick 38 inch MH ice rod, details in the podcast! In today's episode, we have not one, but two guests returning to show. Spencer of River Certified and Denny of Float Fish Adventure join us to talk ...

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Hello BFFs, Hope you had a good Christmas! If ice fishing isn't your thing then our next guest will take you away to somewhere warm. Nick Morris of the Reel Adventures Hawaii YouTube channel and Morris Lures Hawaii joins us in today's podcast. Nick takes us through what it's like fishing for tuna, marlins, jacks and loads of other fish I've never even heard before. Everything from trolling in hundreds of fathoms of ...

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Merry Early Christmas BFFs! We are joined by Hank Kohler of Hank's Learn 2 Fish and his son Andy Kohler. Hank runs a fishing guide service but it's not your average fishing guide service. He incorporates education and just an overall appreciation for all things outdoors. Hank has many stories to tell but I'll highlight one here and that'd be his journey from the Minnesota all the way up to the Hudson Bay, in a canoe...

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Hey there BFFs! Welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast. I started with a beer donated by Bruno of Carroll Brewing Company once again. On today's show we have Robbie Weber, a fisheries research specialist over at The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Going from a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries Biology at K State to finishing with a Master's up in Iowa S...

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Howdy BFFs! We are quickly approaching the ice fishing season here in Iowa, I know some of you are already ice there in the northern parts of the country. We share our thoughts on all things ice fishing, such as ice safety, gear, electronics, what species we like to target as well as some goals for this upcoming season. We are no experts but this is what we've learned in the 5 or 6 years we've been doing this. Have some exc...

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Hello there BFFs, welcome back to another episode of the Beer Fish Fanatics. Today's beer was once again donated by Bruno of Carroll Brewing Co. On today's show we have Taro Murata; a Torontonian, hip hop fanatic, fishing guide, and has been on both seasons of Uncut Angling's 39 Hours fishing competition. If you're one of the 6 people who hasn't seen that show yet, I would recommend going back and watching it fo...

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Happy Early Thanksgiving BFFs! Our beer for this week was donated once again by Bruno from Carroll Brewing Company. We talk turkey about kayak bass tournaments with Kristine Fischer. She is an avid kayak bass tournament angler, she is always on the road fishing in tournaments all over the country. Winning 3 tournaments last year and even cashing out on a few tourneys this year. If she isn't fishing, she's wishing that she w...

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Hello BFFs! The beer for today's episode was kindly donated by Bruno of Carroll Brewing Company, cheers! Today's Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast is all about muskies! These fish of 10,000 casts are pretty elusive but they have a hardcore following with the likes of Matt Vavroch from the Matt Vavroch Fishing YouTube channel. Matt hops on to teach us how to target muskies, what tackle to use, what techniques and how to properly ha...

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Hey BFFs, As you know, beer is a big part of our podcast and that's the focus of this week's episode. We have Bruno; who is a one of the driving forces behind central Iowa's Food and Beverage scene. He's the owner of Lucky Horse Beer & Burgers and Carroll Brewing Co.  He's brought in beers from all over the country and world to Iowa through bars and restaurants such as The Royal Mile, El Bait Shop, Hessen Ha...

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Happy Friday BFFs! Here's part 2 of this week's Beer Fish Fanatics Podcast. Let's keep leveling up your fishing IQ with the Iowa DNR's Jeff Kopaska. We go into some conversations regarding regulations, conducting fish surveys, and the master angler program. We also talk about few more projects that Jeff is personally involved with that make our fisheries a bit better. There might be a couple of lakes named in here t...

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Hello BFFs, on this week's episode of the Beer Fishing Fanatics Podcast, we are joined by the Iowa DNR's Biometrician Jeff Kopaska. He is also one of the host's on the Iowa DNR's own monthly fishing podcast. This one is going to be a good one for fishing nerds as Jeff is a walking encyclopedia in regards to fish, fisheries, and fish habitat. Grab a drink, sit back, and absorb some knowledge about lake restoration, f...

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Hey there BFFs! On this week's podcast we are joined by fellow beer fish fanatic and East High Alumni; Ross Peterson. Sports fans may have heard his voice on the radio as he is one of the hosts on The Sports Fanatics on KXnO Des Moines' Sports Station. If you're a big sports nerd like MaPop Fishing then it's the show for you. Ross is also a host on the Iowa DNR's monthly Fishing Podcast along with Jeff Kopaska a...

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