Relic Fishing Podcast

Relic Fishing Podcast

Talk, Tips, and Product reviews for fishing Bass, Walleye, Crappie and other species in the middle Tennessee region, with an additional focus on Kayak related things. New episodes published every week.


May 31, 2023 79 mins

In this 19th episode Bassmooch owner Matt Lewis comes on to talk about their lineup of quality Outerwear, Clothing and Hats, Hard & Soft Baits, and Level fishing rods, as well as avoiding a potential tactical invasion mid-podcast.  Watch for an upcoming Bassmooch giveaway of a Kayak Fishing Net and Level Fishing Rod...  more details to come.

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Big Daddy BRIAN HATFIELD from Big Daddy's Baits joins us this week to chat about their baitmaking business history, relationship with Pro Anglers, and walk through their current and upcoming lineup of baits.  Residing from Spring City, in east Tennessee.

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Matt Stark, owner of Riot Baits joins us this week to talk about their full line of Soft & Hard Baits that I really am excited about...  just look at all those little feet wiggling around!

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Matt Newman, president and owner of iRod Fishing joins us this week to talk about iRod's line of custom fishing rods designed by many of the top names in fishing today. B.A.S.S. Kayak Champion Rus Snyders also joins in again to talk about his Synders Sniper signature iRod model.

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In this episode we chat with YouTube fishing personality Bass Geek - Hank Rogers.  Hank has over 67k followers on YouTube and walks us through how he got where he is,  milestones & plateau's, and pit-falls that anglers looking to grow a YouTube channel should possibly look out for.  We also talk cameras and audio, Fav fishing lures he's seen this year  (Thunder Rocket Lures & J3 Fishing).

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In this episode perennial Kayak tourney stand-out Adam Riser FINALLY makes his appearance on the RFP! We talk over his approach to Tourney's, best baits, and have him dissect my strategy (and mediocre performance) in my first kayak tournament last weekend with South Mid-TN Kayak Anglers.

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Danladi Graham joins us this week to talk all about River and Creek kayak fishing.  His YouTube channel details his adventures (and missadventure getting upside down last summer) fishing middle Tennessee region rivers creeks and even some lakes.
We chat about specific bodies of waters, his favorite baits & gear, and of course go down a few rabbit holes along the way.

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In this episode Bassmaster Kayak Champ RUS SNYDERS joins us to talk over his Tourney successes, preferred baits and gear, Southern'isms,  and then we go down a rabbit-hole on Kayak trolling motors where Rus convinces me i'm WRONG for considering a front mount.   (and I think he may be right).

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In Ep11 we're talking with Nick Inzio owner of Onida Outdoors about their line of Jigs, Soft Plastics, Spinnerbaits and Terminal Tackle, as well as his fishing,  and taking a Crankbait to the chin thanks to his fishing partner.


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Bonus Episode 10 is a feature on Kayak Tournaments for Noobs with multiple Kayak Bass trails angler Ethan Jett, and also with Rogue Fishing.
Our goal is to talk through the everything a hesitant angler new to Kayak Tournaments (like myself) needs to know and be prepared for so they have less reservations jumping into Kayak Tournaments with their local clubs or groups.

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In Ep9 we're talking with Norm Hightower from Ditch Pickle Baits.  Originally from Oregon, & recently relocated to Louisiana gator country.

Norm talks us through his line of baits from himself and sponsors he's partnered with, and tells a few stories along the way.


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Ep7 focuses on a bass tournament series many have not heard of called Aluminum Fishing Series.  It exists in multiple regions of the U.S. and multiple trails in the Southeast including Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky.

Find out all the info direct from Chris Martin (President & Director) and Brian Tolbert (TN Director).

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In Ep6 we're talking with Justin Patrick who is a Kayak angler fishing the Hobie B.O.S., Bassmaster Kayak, and Tennessee Bass Nation Kayak tournament series.

Justin talks about winning at Chickamauga in 2022, his other tourney success,  and where he's headed for 2023 as well as techniques and specific lures he has success with.

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In Ep4 we talk with Brian Carper, owner of Brian Carper Guide Service.   Brian chats about his background and growing his popular guide service for clients in the middle Tennessee area of lakes.  Bass, Crappie & Hybrid Striper are his specialty depending on the season.

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In Ep4 we talk with Wade Werner, owner of Thunder Rocket Lures and tournament angler currently fishing the Toyota Series and ABT100 - Alabama Bass Trail.  We talk about Wade's tournament fishing, techniques, favorite regional and national bodies of water,  and his own Lure company name Thunder Rocket Lures that has a patent pending rattle chamber spinnerbait (Thunderbait) and Alabama Rig (ThunderBait).

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Episode 3 of Relic Fishing Podcast features Jon Nelson, owner of Torrent Outdoors talking soft plastic confidence baits and Torrent Outdoors history, growth and how they're supporting young Anglers in Tennessee.

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Episode 2 of Relic Fishing Podcast features Russell Shelton of Rocky Ridge Baits to talk custom Jigs, Ned heads, finesse lures, and some hints at what's coming next from Rocky Ridge Baits.

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This inaugural episode of Relic Fishing Podcast is with south central Tennessee local fishing legend Pete Hatchett. Pete joins us to talk Walleye, Crappie, and Rainbow Trout fishing on lake Normandy and the Duck River near Manchester, TN.
We'll talk through the seasons, techniques and lures he uses as a Guide on Normandy lake/reservoir.

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