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Welcome from Fishonted ... we talk with Guides, Outfitters, Lodges and Charter Captains about the business of Fishing and Hunting
65 Episodes
Rick Pecci owner of Dreams Come True Charters fishes the Salmon River of upstate New York with his 18' Fish Rite Drift Boat.   Rick fishes the Salmon River in the winter months for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead.   Over the years Rick has caught thousands of fish on the Salmon River thanks in part to his Fish Rite Drift Boat.   His 18' anniversary Drift Boat is decked out to fish with 3 pedistal seats, heaters, and 9hp motor (when needed). Rick shares with us his experience of fishing the Salmon River in his Fish Rite Boat. Contact Information: Rick Pecci Dreams Come True Charters Facebook: Website: Phone:  (315) 790-7412 Email:
What is more iconic than to be fly fishing for trout from a custom Wood Drift Boat?  In this episode we are talking with the owner of Hayes Custom Wood Boats located in Springfield Oregon the gateway to the McKenzie River.  The unofficial home of the Drift Boat is actually Springfield Oregon where back in the 30's & 40's craftsmen were modifying wooden dories to handle better in the turbulent waters of the McKenzie River ... i.e. the name McKenzie River Boat. These boats became so popular that an entire industry was built following the early design of these boats.   Today ,  not only are Drift Boats made of wood but are also crafted from aluminium and composite materials. Jayson is a true craftsman and artist when it comes to designing and building wood drift boats.   Many guides and Sportsmen use Jayson boats because of their classic look, strength and durability. If you are interested in finding out more about Wooden Drift Boats and Hayes Custom Wood Boats go to Jaysons Facebook page at:
Pennsylvania is known for its rich history, outstanding universities, friendly cities and of course George Schauer the "Pocono Outdoors Guy". George is an accomplished outdoorsman, master fisherman, aspiring  videographer and just all around great guy.  He knows is way around all the major waterways throughout the Poconos and can always seem to catch fish even when others are struggling. The "Pocono Outdoors Guy" has its own channel on Youtube and can be found at If you want to reach out to George go to his facebook channel at
AK Fish Charters provides excellent King Salmon Fishing and Sockeye Salmon within an an easy drive from Anchorage. Using commercial white water rafts Aaron Topolinski and his crew float the Gulkana and Klutimna rivers for both King and Sockeye Salmon.   Aarons guests regularly catch 30+ lb salmon with a few even in the 50 lb range.   On the broadcast Aaron shares with us how he fishes these waters and the gear and the tackle he uses. If you are interested in contact Aaron for your next fishing adventure please contact him at (907) 799-4569
Damon Struble is the owner and operator of Nomads Adventures and fishes the central Oregon coast and rivers.  Damon fishes out of both Depoe Bay and Newport for Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish.  In addition he will also fish for salmon in the inshore waters. The rivers Damon fishes includes the Alsea, Siletz, Yaquina, Santiam and Willamette. In this interview Damon shares his techniques on fishing for Lingcod and how he consistently limits his boat with big lingcod.   If you are a saltwater fisherman you will surely not want to miss this. Damon can be contacted by: Website: Phone"         541 619-5671 Email: 
Captain Chris Hoag talks with us about Salmon Fishing out of Seattle Washington in Puget Sound.  Captain Chris fishes 12 months of the year for various species of Salmon all year round. King Salmon - Blackmouth - Chinook Silver Salmon - Coho Salmon Pink Salmon - Humpies Chum Salmon - Dog Salmon Big King Salmon Charters also provides bottom fishing in Puget Sound.  They catch: Lingcod Cabazon Halibut and various other Rock fish Chris fishes no more than 6 people at a time primarly as a private charter.   He runs both full day trips and half day trips. You can contact Captain Chris the following ways: Website: Email: Phone:        (425) 776-7688
Lake Sabine in Texas is famous for its Red Fish and Speckled Trout.  Captain Randy Foreman is the premier fishing guide on Lake Sabine with almost 40 years of experience as a full time fishing guide on Lake Sabine.   Captain Randy knows these waters better than anyone and also offers both inshore and offshore trips in the Gulf.  You can contact Captain Randy by going to his website at or by calling him at (409) 719-6067.
Captain Shawn runs over 70% corporate trips and has a stellar reputation with local businesses.  Because of this his repeat business is a huge percentage of his 200+ trips per year. Captain Shawn Pruitt
Professional YouTube Video expert George Schauer talks with Ted about how to use video to market your business. George Schauer Lone Fish Studios
Joby Cefalu, owner of Mile High Fishing Charters is a native of Lake Tahoe and has been fishing its waters all of his life.   Joby remembers catching his first Trophy Trout when he was just 4 years old and since then he has never looked back.  In 1997 Joby started his charter fishing business and has now fished 10's of thousands of fishermen from all over the world. Lake Tahoe is not only known for its scenic beauty and hopping night life but is also known as one of the worlds top producing Trophy Lake Trout fisheries.   Many fish over 30 pounds are caught every year in its crystal clear waters.   Although Lake Tahoe is considered an Alpine Lake,  it never freezes over which means Joby fishes 12 months out of the year. You can contact Joby at or call (530) 541-5312.
Alaskas Salmon Catcher Lodge on the Kenai Peninsula is Alaskas premier destination fishing and adventure resort.  With 47 beds, 5 star chef, attentive staff and centrally located lodge, Salmon Catcher Lodge is a lodge you will return to again and again. We offer some of the best Sport fishing in all of Alaska.  Depending on the season our guests catch: Trophy King Salmon Fishing Coho / Silver Salmon Fishing Sockeye Salmon Fishing Trophy Rainbow Trout up to 20 lbs Halibut Fishing Various Saltwater Fish Clamming and a whole lot more Being a destination lodge our guests are offered a number of other activities including Horseback Riding, Glacier Viewing, Bear Viewing, Float Plane fly outs, wine tasting and much more. You can contact Salmon Catcher Lodge by going to their website at or call the lodge at 907 335-2001
Professional Hunting Guide James Stone joins us to talk about the upcoming 2019 Duck and Goose Hunting Season.   James owns Elite Sportsman Guide Service and offers Duck Hunting opportunities throughout Northern California.   If you are just looking to go out for a day or two or are wanting to lease a blind for the entire season then you surely don't want to miss this interview. James and Ted talk about The Season In General The Different Species Of Ducks You Find In Northern California Goose Hunting For Specs & Snow Geese and much more If you are interested in contacting James then call 530 923-0440 or go to his website at
Capt Joe Takacs is a professional Charter boat Captain and Lake Erie Fishing Guide.   Joe is located in the Central Basin and fishes for not only Walleye but also Perch and Steelhead. Located near Cleveland Eyes Ready draws fishermen from all over Ohio.   The area has many different hotels, restaurants, bars and lounges and other services.   Many fishermen will book multiple day trips on the Eyes Ready and then enjoy the local area when not on the ater. You can reach the Captain Joe a number of different ways: Website. Phone.           440-749-6150 Email  
When you are looking for a remote Alaskan experience one of the things you don't normally hear is "easily accessible".    Yakutat is at the very northern end of what is known as SE Alaska.   There are no roads going in and out of Yakutat and the only ways in are by boat and plane.   In Alaska the first thing you think about when someone says plane is a float plane.     Yakutat is actually served by Alaskan Airlines which drops in a commercial plane twice a day.   If you plan it right you can leave San Francisco or LAX in the early morning and be fishing in Yakutat by noon. Yakutat Charters is the premier Fishing Charter business based in Yakutat.   They have 5 fully equipped fishing boats with all the latest gear and electronics.  Scott Chadwick is the owner of Yakutat Charter and has been living and working in Yakutat most of his life.   He is also one of the best halibut fishermen you will find and knows the waters off Yakutat as well as anyone. Yakutat is considered Alaska's most productive Halibut fishing destination and you can keep 2 Halibut a day in 2020 verses just 1 in most of the other Alaskan fishing destinations.  Fish in excess of 100 pounds are very common and the average size of Halibut caught in Yakutat is 39 pounds,  this is about 10 pounds more than the next best destination. The waters off Yakutat also hold King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Lingcod and various Rockfish,  which Scott also fishes for.   There is always something to catch in Yakutat. Contact Scott today to have him help you plan your next Alaskan Adventure .. Website: Email: Phone:       (907) 784-3976
Kodiak Alaska is best known for its Big Game Hunting and in particular Trophy Brown Bear hunting.  Bears over 10 feet tall are common with a few getting much bigger than that.   These bears weigh as much as 1500 pounds and have no natural predators.  Professional Outfitter and Hunter Rick Hoskins shares with us his knowledge of Kodiak Island and his experiences providing Trophy hunts for not only Kodiak Bears but also Mountain Goat, Roosevelt Elk and Sitka Deer.  Rick hunts both the Spring and Fall seasons and provides avid hunters with the adventure of a lifetime. Rick coordinates all aspects of the hunt from applying tor tags, setting up transportation from Kodiak to the hunting grounds, setting up camp and removing and preserving your Trophy.   Depending on what you are hunting for Rick will arrange for water transportation,  float planes, bush planes, four wheelers and packers. To reach Rick you can contact him at: Website: Email: Phone:      (907) 654-7484
Captain Mark has been fishing Lake Erie for over 30 years and the last 10+ he has been guiding this great fishery.   Besides Walleye Mark fishes for Smallmouth Bass, Perch and Trophy Lake Trout. Mark enjoys fishing with both novice and expert fishermen alike and has the knack to find fish when others struggle.    Mark has an amazing boat with all the newest electronics and gear.  The perfect fishing machine!
Along with being an inspiring business man Larry Lawton has many accolades to his name including: - Recognized on the floor of Congress in Washington DC - Feature Guest on the Mike Huckabee Show on Fox News - Developer of the most successful program for At Risk Kids and Young Adults ..... but Larry is also recognized for a few other things - Larry was on the FBI's Most Wanted List - Larry was known as America's  biggest Jewel Thief In this inspiring interview Larry tells us his story of building a thriving business from adversity.  How he went from being America's biggest Jewel thief to becoming a highly recognized business person that is building on his passions of helping young people make the right choices in life. All business owners face challenges and adversity in building their ventures and Larry has definitely overcome his share.   Larry's stories and lessons have given many the fortitude to face their own fears and overcome the tests they face in life.
Facts and myths surrounding the Nutritional value of Wild Caught Fish.   Which is better for you?  Cold water fish or warm water fish?  Should I be concerned about mercury poisoning?  Why fresh water fish are not as nutritional as salt water fish. Accomplished Sports Nutritionist Chris Dole shares with us his thoughts and insights regarding wild caught fish. Questions?  You can reach Chris on his facebook page at
 Australia is known for Kangaroos, Friendly People, Great Beer and Fishing!   Fishing competitions "comps" are a little different in Australia compared to fishing tournaments in other parts of the world.   There are hundreds of fishing comps going on throughout the country each and every year where everyone in the family participates.   On any given weekend you can find 3-4  comps going on somewhere and there are thousands of dollars in prizes given out at each one. Richard App of iFishComps has developed a mobile application that is FREE to use anywhere in the world that lets you connect in to the fun.  Track your favorite comps,  chat with other fisherman and share photos and videos, etc.  If you manage a comp or tournament anywhere in the world you can enter your event into the system for free! The App Is Available World Wide and Is Fun To Look At No Matter Where You Are Google Phones Click Here To Download The App Apple Phones Click Here To Download The App
Professional full time Fishing Guide Casey Kelly has been guiding full time for over a decade.   Casey fishes for Salmon, Steelhead and Kokanee in many of the most popular local rivers and locations including the Columbia, Lewis, Cowlitz and Bouy 10. Casey is known as a consummate student of fishing techniques and most of the time uses his own custom lures and tackle. Located in Woodland Washington,  Casey is just a short drive from the Portland Oregon metro area and just a couple hours from the Seattle area.  The waters he fishes are world class when it comes to the number of fish and size of fish that travel through them. You can reach Casey by going to his website at or call Casey at 360 910-0812 
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