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The Dark Waters Kayak Fishing Podcast

The Dark Waters Kayak Fishing Podcast

By Josh
A podcast dedicated to Kayak Anglers.
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Ep. 141 Ben Adrien
The Dark Waters welcomes Ben Adrien to the show. Ben is the owner and designer of the CAT3 Lure. We go into detail about this new product and grass roots company. I hope everyone enjoys the episode and takes some time to check out CAT3 tackle! As always thanks for listening!!
43:47
January 22, 2021
Ep. 140 Craig Dye
The Dark Waters welcomes back Craig Dye. This conversation was all about crank baits!!! Craig does things a little differently and it was awesome to be able to pick his brain. Hope everyone has had a great week so far, hang in there the weekend is almost here. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:08:19
January 20, 2021
Ep. 139 Anthony Winkleman
The Dark Waters is excited to have Anthony Winklemen on for the first time. This dude is getting ready to head to Florida to compete in KBF The Ten. I had a great time getting to know Anthony and how he has earned his way into one of Kayak Fishing’s most prestige events. I hope everyone enjoys the episode. As always thanks for listening!!
55:13
January 18, 2021
Ep. 138 Casey Reed
First conversation of the year with Casey Reed. In this episode we recap the 2020 season, discuss plans for the 2021 season, and Casey educates me on one of his favorite techniques. Hope everyone enjoys the episode. As always thanks for listening!!
55:12
January 16, 2021
Ep. 137 Rus Snyders
The Dark Waters welcomes Rus Snyder back for the first time this year. Rus had an awesome 2020 season and looks to crush it again in 2021. In this episode Rus talks about making it back to the Ten house and fishing in Florida again. I hope you all enjoy the episode. As always thanks for listening!!!
46:21
January 13, 2021
Ep. 136 Kurts Smit
Kurt Smits cannot come on the show enough!!! This dude knows his stuff, and I learn something from him every time. In this episode we recap last season and dabble in the upcoming 2021 season. We also discuss some of the traveling challenges and what some anglers are doing to make life on the road a little less stressful. Always a great conversation with Kurt and I hope you enjoy the episode. As always thanks for listening!!!
50:44
January 11, 2021
Ep. 135 Adam Rourke
My next guest is another North East Angler and one of the three people responsible for creating the NE trail series Elite Kayak Fishing. The name is appropriate, because everyone knows the best Anglers are from the North East. Don’t get mad at me....it’s science!!!! Anyway, cool conversation with Adam, and I really appreciate what him and the others are doing to provide more opportunities for NE anglers. As always thanks listening!!!
54:50
January 8, 2021
Ep.134 Chris Catucci
The Dark Waters welcomes Chris Catucci back to the show for round two!!! This conversation is exactly what you should expect from the show by now. I have no idea what we even talked about!!! We were all over the place, so business as usual. Anyways, Chris is good people and I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in 2021. As always thanks for listening!!!
55:28
January 7, 2021
Ep. 133 Aaron Anders
The Dark Waters welcomes Aaron Anders to the show. Aaron is one of the Woo dudes from Woo Tungsten. In this episode we discuss The Woo company and community. So many topics to discuss, and I don’t think we even talked about anything tungsten related? Anyways.....I had an awesome time and I hope you all enjoy the episode. As always thinks for listening!!!
1:20:13
January 1, 2021
Ep. 132 Jake Harshman
It has been very difficult to find guests lately, so the Dark Waters has been slumming it. We are not proud, but we let Jake Harshman come back on the show. We are aware this could very well ruin us, but where we going anyways? Whatever, in this episode Jake breaks down the Chatterbait and let’s us in on some of the success he has had with it. In all honesty not a bad show, but dances on the line of evil and you might need to go to church on Sunday after listening. As always thanks for listening!!
1:31:44
December 30, 2020
Ep. 131 Nick The Informative Fisherman
The Dark Waters is trying to learn some shit, and fortunately the guests lately have been working really hard to share their knowledge. Nick The Informative Fisherman comes back to the Dark Waters to talk about some of the rods he designed (Stix Fishing) as well as some of the set-ups he fishes with and why. I am sure some learning has occurred and when this ice finally melts hopefully I can put some of these ideas to practice. Hope everyone enjoys and gets something out of this episode. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:21:35
December 28, 2020
Ep. 130 Adam Riser
The Dark Waters welcomes back Adam Riser to the show. Adam is a way better angler than I am, so I tried to let him do most of the talking in this episode. Hopefully some learning has occurred and we can all get a little something out of this. Love having the dude on show and look forward to having him on again. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:16:00
December 23, 2020
Ep. 129 Shane LemMon
The Dark Waters loves hearing from the Cali buds!!! Shane Lemmon hustles!!!! He has been doing a lot lately and it was great catching up with him. This conversation was all over the place, which is how we like it here on the Dark Waters. I hope you enjoy the episode and have a great weekend!!! As always thanks listening!!
57:07
December 18, 2020
Ep. 128 Alex Sherbinow
The Dark Waters was excited to talk with Alex Sherbinow. Alex is the marketing manager at Old Town Canoes and Kayak. This episode is all about Old Town and the kayak fishing world. Such a fun conversation and I am looking forward to seeing what’s next in the kayak industry. As always thanks for listening!!!
48:06
December 17, 2020
Ep. 127 Ryan Lambert
The Champ is here!!! Ryan Lambert finally made time to come back to the Dark Waters to talk about his killer performance at the Tournament of Champions. This episode wraps up the season for show. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, and I’m looking forward to an awesome 2021 season with you all. As always thanks for listening!!!
47:47
November 23, 2020
Ep. 126 Bradley Hallman
The Dark Waters had an awesome time speaking with professional Angler, Bradley Hallman. In this episode we go over his journey and the experiences he has had as a pro angler. As always thanks for listening!!
42:48
November 20, 2020
Ep. 125 Alex Epperson
Alex Epperson is for sure Oklahoma’s Worst Angler so it only makes sense for him to come on the worst podcast. I had a great time talking with Alex who runs a pretty legit YouTube channel. We talked about a ton of shit, and had a few laughs, so enjoy the show. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:21:00
November 16, 2020
Ep. 124 Jeremy Mitchell
The Dark Waters is excited to welcome Jeremy Mitchell back to the show. He just got himself a huge win that puts him in the House to compete at KBF The Ten. Jeremy will be going head to head with 9 of the best!!!! It’s was great catching up with our friend. As always thanks for listening!!!
41:15
November 13, 2020
Ep. 123 Chad Hoover
The Dark Waters welcomes back Chad Hoover to the show. In this episode we talk about a lot shit, but we mainly try to focus on KBF. 2020 was a shit show of a season, and who knows what next year has in store for us, but either way we will grind it out. Hope everyone enjoys the episode. As always thanks for listening!!
1:05:32
November 9, 2020
Ep. 122 NautiFish Outfitters
I had a great time talking with Andrew and Lawrence from NautiFish Outfitters. A lot beer drinking and shit talking in this episode, so never take anything I say too seriously. I like to have fun. With that being said, the main reason for the episode is a charity event they are running along with Slay Nation. Make sure you check it out and do what you can. As always thanks for listening!!!
57:08
November 2, 2020
Ep. 121 Adam Riser
Adam Riser comes back to the Dark Waters to help close out the season. This dude has had a hell of a season and it’s not quite over for him yet. Adam, along with 49 of the best Anglers in the country are all zeroing in on The Tournament of Champions. I hope everyone enjoys this episode, we covered a good variety of interesting topics. As always thanks for listening!!
58:37
October 26, 2020
Ep. 120 The Paddlers Playbook
I decided to give Drew and Chris from the Paddlers Play Book a chance and instantly regretted it!!!! Just kidding. I had a great time talking with some fellow podcasters. Not clue what the episode is about, I think we just drank beer and talked shit the whole time? Be warned!!!! Definitely some shit people can get offended about in here, but the good news is you don’t have to listen and if you do , you can always leave me a shitty review on apple!!!! As always thanks for listening!!!
1:17:37
October 23, 2020
Ep. 119 Alex Rudd
I had great time talking with Alex Rudd on a few topics that I thought he would be perfect for. This dude puts out really good content that helps a lot of anglers from different skill levels. Hope everyone had a great weekend. As always thanks for listening!!
1:04:10
October 19, 2020
Ep. 118 Matthew Conant
The Dark Waters is pumped and proud to have the 2021 KBF National Champion Matthew Conant on the show. Obviously the dude can fish, but he is fun as shit to talk to. I hope everyone has a great weekend. As always thanks for listening!!!
54:39
October 16, 2020
Ep. 117 Rob Pagnano
I was very excited to have my friend Rob Pagnano back on the show. In this episode Rob shared his experience at the KBF National Championship. He went down there with two other MA dudes and they all went back home with some money they didn’t have before!! I hope everyone enjoys this episode as much as I did. As always thanks for listening!!!
52:49
October 15, 2020
Ep. 116 Nate Gloria
This weeks conversation was another one that was all over the place. In this episode Nate Gloria and I talk about life and how we try to find balance with the sport of kayak bass fishing. I definitely drank a bunch of beers so expect ridiculous over thought rants that could be annoying or life changing....hard to say. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:15:03
October 12, 2020
Ep. 115 Patrick Bavaro
I take a little bit of a different route on this episode of the Dark Waters. In this one I got the chance to talk with Patrick Bavaro, who is the owner of Invicta Kayak. We shoot the shit about starting and building a new Kayak company in a pretty saturated market. Super cool dude and I’m stoked I got the chance to learn more about his company. As always, thanks for listening!!
1:03:22
October 10, 2020
Ep. 114 Brandon Brylinsky
My next guest is a fellow Angler out of Upstate New York and the NYKBF state champion. Brandon Brylinsky finished the season strong and was able to share his 2021 season on the show. We discussed a lot about his personal growth as an angler and what the future looks like for him. I hope everyone has a great week. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:01:52
October 5, 2020
Ep. 113 Frankie Provolone
The Dark Waters welcomes back my brother from another mother Frankie Provolone!!! Frankie is the owner of the small bait tournament series known as the Slay Nation. In this episode we talk about a lot of shit, but eventually we get to the reason for the podcast, and that’s the Slay Nation Kayak only tournament series “we” are putting on next year. I cannot wait for the 2021 season. I hope everyone has a great weekend. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:20:58
October 2, 2020
Ep. 112 Ken Wood
The Dark Waters was able to catch up with Ken Wood before he made the long trip down to Guntersville Alabama for the KBF national championship. We did a season recap and talked a little about next year. Ken is at the top of his game and it was great having him on the show. As always thanks for listening!!
54:44
October 2, 2020
Ep. 111 Nick the Informative Fisherman.
On today’s episode, I had a great time speaking with Nick the Informative Fishermen. We talked about a whole lot of stuff, especially the content he puts out and how he made a career out of fishing. I think I actually learned something from this conversation, but if not, I at least had a great time drinking beer and shooting the shit with Nick. As always thanks for listening!!
1:27:46
September 28, 2020
Ep. 110 Alden Walden
I had an absolute blast talking with Alden Walden in this episode. It was a Friday night recording, we both had a rough work week and just wanted to drink beer and talk fishing. I hope everyone enjoys the show. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:14:35
September 21, 2020
Ep. 109 Rus Snyders
The Dark Waters welcomes back Rus Snyder to the show. He has had an awesome 2 and a half months traveling the country and winning tournaments. This dude has had an amazing season and I feel privileged to have had him on my show to share his experience!!! As always thanks for listening!!!
44:48
September 18, 2020
Ep. 108 Shane LemMon
My next guest is a west coast angler who just recently had a strong performance at the B.A.S.S event on Clear Water. It was a fun conversation with Shane LemMon and I look forward to having him back on the show. As always thanks for listening!!
52:33
September 14, 2020
Ep. 107 Bailey Eigbrett
The Dark Waters welcomes Bailey Eigbrett back to the show. Bailey is the host of the Serious Angler Podcast. In this episode we discuss the awesome season he has had and what the future looks like for him. As always thanks for listening!!
53:55
September 11, 2020
Ep. 106 Matt Linsenman
My next guest is an angler from the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. Matt and I have become pretty good friend over the season and it was great having him on the show. The dude has been pulling up some good size Smallmouth and it was awesome getting to know how his 2020 season has gone. As always thanks for listening!!
41:30
September 8, 2020
Ep. 105 Adam Milstead
The Dark Waters welcomes retired UFC fighter and now competitive Kayak angler, Adam Milstead to the show. I had great time getting to know Adam and hearing his story. Whether it be in the octagon or on the water, this dude is a complete bad ass. By far one of my favorite episodes. As always thanks listening!!
49:19
September 4, 2020
Ep. 104 Jake Harshman.... again
This is probably the worst episode I have done on the Dark Waters. Jake scum of the earth Harshman came on the show to purposely ruin the podcast. He tried really hard but I think we will be okay. I am just kidding. It was great to have my friend back on the show and it’s never a bad time with Jake. Not sure what exactly we talked about, just make sure you take everything with a grain of salt and it’s okay to stop listening at any point. And all you nerds out there easily offended by foul language, I promise this one isn’t for you. As always thanks for listening!!!
55:57
August 31, 2020
Ep. 103 Kurt Smits
The Dark Waters welcomes back the wise and powerful Kurt Smits. In this episode we break down my experience at the Lake George event and dig into some of the challenges that newer anglers face in tournaments. I hope everyone has a great weekend. As always thanks for listening!!
58:00
August 27, 2020
Ep. 102 Casey Reed
Casey was bored and had nothing better to do so he decided to come back on the show to talk about his most recent tournament and a few other random topics. Dude has been on the show a lot this year and is one of my absolute favorite guests! Hope everyone enjoys the show. As always thanks for listening!!
59:12
August 24, 2020
Ep. 101 Brian Baulsir
The Dark Waters welcomes back Brian Baulsir to the show. In this episode, Brian and I talk about Lake George, where we both happen to have a tournament this weekend. Lake George is an incredible lake and this weekend is going to be badass. As always thanks for listening!!
40:50
August 19, 2020
Ep. 100 Bobby BigGun Morin
The Dark Waters welcomes Bobby BigGun Morin to the podcast. This man has a great story and has really put himself out there in the tournament scene. It was absolutely awesome having him on the show and I cannot wait to see how the future plays out for him. As always thanks for listening!!!
49:40
August 17, 2020
Ep. 99 Cody Milton
The Dark Waters welcomes back Cody Milton to the show. Cody has been a busy dude traveling and competing every weekend for the past 2 months. We finally caught him not doing anything and we were able to catch up on some past events. Hope you enjoy the show. As always thanks for listening!!
34:40
August 14, 2020
Ep. 98 Bunch of North East dudes
This episode was crowded!!!! Ken Wood, Jason Gardner and Adam Rourke came on the show to talk about some great news coming to the North East. We are tired of being ignored and it is time for a change, J/K!! These 3 are in the process of developing a trail series in the North East that will be nothing less than awesome! Hope everyone has a great week. As always thanks for listening!!
44:31
August 11, 2020
Ep. 97 Joshua Evans
My next guest is a mid Atlantic angler getting ready for the huge Hobie event on the Susquehanna River. I had a lot of fun talking with Joshua Evan. Dude loves fishing and is very passionate about the tournament scene. Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend. As always thanks for listening!!!
52:04
August 6, 2020
Ep. 96 Sam Jones
The Dark Waters welcomes back Sam Jones. In this episode, Sam and I talk about prefishing and all the things that can go wrong in a tournament. Sam is very open with his success and struggles. It’s awesome having someone like him to learn from. I hope everyone can get something out of this episode. As always thanks for listening!!
46:43
August 3, 2020
Ep. 95 Chris Santoro
My next guest is an angler fisherman out of PA. In this episode I was able to get to know Chris Santoro. We talk about tournament fishing and the great content he puts out on social media. I hope everyone has a badass weekend, we will return next week. As always thanks for listening!!!
59:28
July 30, 2020
Ep. 94 Chris Sartain
The Dark Waters welcomes Chris Sartiain to the show. Chris is half of the Yaktactics podcast and I’m happy to say that I have now had both hosts on my show. This was such a fun episode. Can’t really tell you all what it was about because we were all over the place. I hope you enjoy. As always thanks for listening!!
56:51
July 27, 2020
Ep. 93 Katherine Fields
The Dark Waters is honored to have Katherine Fields back on the show to celebrate an end to her 250 days of fishing as well as her birthday!!!!! She has been on an incredible journey and it does not look to be ending anytime soon. I hope you enjoy the show. As always thanks for listening!!!
42:37
July 23, 2020
Ep. 92 Greg Blanchard and Mike Ensign
My next two guests are anglers fishing out on the West Coast, Greg Blanchard and Mike Ensign. In this episode my Cali buds and I are all over the place, drinking beers and talking about fishing in the current situation that is corona. Great time talking with some great people. As always, thanks for listening!!
1:03:56
July 20, 2020
Ep. 91 Garrett Morgan
My next guest is another hammer out of Arkansas. Garrett Morgan comes back on the Dark Waters to shoot the shit about his latest tournament, upcoming tournaments and his local fishing scene. I hope everyone has a great weekend. As always thanks for listening!!
58:44
July 16, 2020
Ep. 90 Jamie Stevenson
My next guest is a friend from north of the border. Jamie Stevenson is a Canadian angler and is back on the show for the second time. Last time we spoke it wasn’t even bass season for her. Now she is out there in the water putting a hurting on them. Hope everyone had a great weekend. As always thanks for listening!!!
38:45
July 13, 2020
Ep. 89 Chris Catucci
My next guest is an angler out of Rhode Island. In this episode I get to know Chris Catucci and I had a blast. He was drinking beer and I was drinking beer so the episode was all over the place....just the way I like it!!!! Friendly reminder, I am no professional and should never be taken too seriously. As always thanks for listening!!
44:43
July 7, 2020
Ep. 88 Susie Roloff
My next guest is another Paddle N Fin host and lets be real, probably the only one with any talent. In this episode Susie and I talk a lot about kayak fishing and what it means to us. For some reason we also talk a lot about the one and only Katherine Fields!!!! Anyways thanks for listening and I hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend!!
53:44
July 4, 2020
Ep. 87 Rus Snyder
Rus Snyder comes back on the Dark Waters to talk about his past weekend that involved two amazing first place finishes. We all know this dude can fish, and I’m excited to see what will happen with the rest of his season. As always thanks for listening!!
37:21
July 3, 2020
Ep. 86 Jody Queen
My next guest needs no introduction, but I will give it my best shot. Jody Queen is a pro kayak angler who makes his living, fishing. He has won multiple national level tournaments and a few championships. In this episode, I had the privilege to hear about his journey and some of the lessons he has learned becoming one of the greats. Hope everyone enjoys the show. As always thanks for listening!!
45:34
July 1, 2020
Do. 85 Jeremy Baker
My next guest is an angler from the Southern Michigan area. Jeremy Baker came on the show to talk about his most recent run in the Kayak Bass Bracket Tour (KBBT) and his big second place finish. It was awesome getting to know him and I look forward to having him on the show again in the near future. As always, thanks for listening!!
49:00
June 30, 2020
Ep. 84 Brad Hicks
Fellow podcaster Brad Hicks comes back to the Dark Waters for a long overdue conversation. It’s been while since he was on and we definitely needed to catch up. We talk about way too much shit, so enjoy babbling. As always thanks for listening!!
49:52
June 28, 2020
Ep. 83 Derek Brundle
My friend Derek Brundle comes back on the Dark Waters to catch up and talk about his past tournament and the upcoming events. This Covid-19 bullshit has gotten in the way of our traveling and it’s refreshing to hear that Derek is back on the road doing what he loves. As always, thanks for listening!!
52:17
June 24, 2020
Ep. 82 Adam Riser
My next guest has the prettiest smile in the sport of kayak fishing. I had an awesome time talking to and getting to know Adam Riser. Dude was super easy to talk to and it was awesome hearing about his amazing performance on Kentucky Lake this past weekend. As always thanks for listening!!
40:02
June 17, 2020
Ep. 81 Scott Reynolds
My next guest is my good friend and fishing buddy Scott Reynolds. In this episode I give listeners the chance to get to know Scott and how fishing is here in the north country. Scott is one a hell of angler who just had a strong first place finish at Otisco Lake. As always thanks for listening!!
34:26
June 15, 2020
Ep. 80 Josh Stewart
Josh Stewart is one of the best anglers in the country, having won and participated in some of the biggest tournaments in the kayak fishing world. In this episode, I get to know Josh and we talk about past and upcoming tournaments. As always thinks for listening!!
31:11
June 10, 2020
Ep. 79 Kurt Smits
Kurt Smits is excited about Kentucky Lake this weekend!!! This was a fun episode full of great information. Kurt is an experienced angler and I loved picking his brain about things that I have been struggling with as an competitive angler. It a tough sport so might as well try and learn from the best. Good luck and safe travels to everyone heading to Kentucky Lake to compete this weekend. As always thanks for listening!!
42:32
June 10, 2020
Ep. 78 Justin Hausner
My next guest is the tournament director for the NYKBF. Justin is the best in the business and also a good friend of mine. It was awesome having him on the show to drink a few beers and shoot the shit. I hope everyone has a great weekend. As always thanks for listening!!
39:20
June 5, 2020
Ep. 77 Katherine Fields
My friend Katherine Fields came back to the Dark Waters for another badass conversation. A lot has happened since we last spoke and it was great to catch up with her. I hope everyone has had a great week so far. As always thanks for listening!!
44:39
June 3, 2020
Ep. 76 Erin Mathis
My next guest is an angler from Utah. In this episode Erin and I get to know each other, and shoot the shit about many different topics. Erin keeps her self busy fishing and running in her local club. She is very passionate about the sport and it was great having her on the show. As always, thanks for listening!!
37:51
June 1, 2020
Ep. 75 Mike Mckinstry
The Basssquatch Hunter comes back to the Dark Waters!!!! I was really excited to have Mike back on the show to catch up with him and see how Covid-19 has been affecting his world. It was good to hear his show is still going strong. We talked about whole bunch of shit and I am thankful I was able to pick his brain about some of things that are taking place in my little podcast world. Everyone have a safe and fun weekend. Hope the fish are biting where you are. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:01:52
May 29, 2020
Ep. 74 Ryan Lambert
The Dark Waters welcomes back Ryan Lambert. Ryan is the other half of the Kayak Bass Nation podcast and is one of the top anglers in the sport. In this this episode we catch up with Ryan and shoot the shit on multiple topics. As always thanks for listening!!
39:33
May 27, 2020
Ep. 73 Conrad Binetti
Love him or hate him Conrad Binetti is a name that has been talked about a lot in the kayak bass fishing community. He is the first ever KBBT National Champion and deserves every bit of his new crown. However, there has been a hell of a lot of controversy with him and the community. So I brought him on and come to find out he is human and not that bad of a dude. Take everything with a grain of salt of people! It's just fishing and in a few short months no one is gonna give shit about any of this anyways. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:07:30
May 22, 2020
Ep. 72 Greg Nosar
Just a little recap with Greg the creator of the Kayak Bass Bracket Tour. Fun conversation about an awesome tournament series that couldn't have came at a better time. As always thanks for listening!!
35:16
May 20, 2020
Ep. 71 Chris Hollingsworth
My next guest is another California angler. In this episode, Chris and I talk about kayak fishing, family and a whole bunch of other things. Really enjoyed the flow of this conversation. Hope everyone had a great weekend as always thanks for listening!
51:35
May 18, 2020
Ep. 70 Jeff Malot
The Dark Waters welcomes back Jeff Mallot from Kayak Bass Nation. Jeff is a fellow podcaster and angler. Jeff and his crew at KBN are great ambassadors of the sport and it was great talking with him about crazy shit going on in the community. As always thanks for listening!!
38:15
May 15, 2020
Ep. 69 Chad Hoover
My next guest needs no real introduction. He is the creator and owner of KBF. In this episode I get to know Chad Hoover and find out what to expect with the rest of the 2020 season and the future of KBF in general. Fair warning, we went down a few rabbit holes which may or may not get somebody’s panties in a bunch! It is okay people, life’s not that serious, you are always allowed to vent and open up here on the Dark Waters. As always thanks for listening!!!
1:23:12
May 13, 2020
Ep. 68 Ken McCoy
My next guest is an angler out of California. It was nothing but smiles and laughs with Ken McCoy. Nothing too specific about this episode, we just shot the shit about whatever the hell we wanted. Sometimes my podcast is all about getting to know other anglers and forming great friendships. As always thanks for listening!!
40:17
May 11, 2020
Ep. 67 Mike Elsea
My next guest is last years KBF National Champion!! In this episode Mike Elsea discusses his experience competing on the Five Live and how he can become the 6th person to be part of the championship if he can get enough votes. He’s definitely proven himself to be a fierce competitor, and is campaigning hard. Everyone, listen to what the man has to say!!!! And as always, thanks for listening!!
37:45
May 7, 2020
Ep. 66 Mar Coats
My next guest is another Elite 8 angler competing this weekend in the Kayak Bass Bracket tour. Marc Coats is a really cool dude, and had a lot to say about competing in this new bracket type tournament. Looking forward to seeing how this weekend plays out for him. As always thanks for listening!!
58:47
May 6, 2020
Ep. 65 Jonathan Pepin
My next guest is one of the elite 8 competing this weekend in Kayak Bass Bracket Tour. Jonathan and I talked about the whole bracket experience and online tournaments in general. This dude has a ton of good energy, and I look forward to having him back on the show in the future. As always thanks for listening!!!
55:25
May 4, 2020
Ep. 64 Jake Harshman
My next guest is one of the most disrespectful anglers in sport. This dude comes on my podcast and just shows his ass!!!! But....Jake Harshman is my friend and I wouldn't want it any other way. In this episode Jake and I are all over the place talking about his performance at the Five Live, bed fishing and a whole bunch of other bullshit. If you haven’t caught on by now, understand that this show should not be taken that serious and professionalism depends on how much beer and fun we are having. As always thanks for listening!!!!
56:00
May 1, 2020
Ep. 63 Ryan Milford
My next guest is another fellow podcaster from the Paddle N Finn crew. Ryan runs the Noob show that brings a ton of great information to new and experienced anglers. Ryan is a great dude and I had an awesome time talking to him. As always thanks for listening!!
56:42
April 29, 2020
Ep. 62 Casey Reed
In this episode, The Dark Waters was able to catch Casey Reed on the water while he was night fishing. We talked a lot about current conditions in the kayak fishing scene and what the future might look like for the sport. It's always great having Casey on the show, and I’m looking forward to talking to him again! As always thanks for listening!!
37:25
April 27, 2020
Ep. 61 Rus Snyder
The Dark Waters welcomes back Rus Snyder. In this episode we catch up with Rus and what he’s been up to since the pandemic started. Don’t worry, he is still fishing and getting ready to compete in the Five Live this coming weekend. Can't wait to see this go down! As always thanks for listening!
44:27
April 23, 2020
Ep. 60 Daniel Perry
My next guest is a fellow podcaster from the Paddle N Fin family. Daniel is also one of the hosts from the Reel Down. In this episode we talk about the tournament scene and how online tournaments are booming. He just competed in The Kayak Bass Bracket Tour and is moving on to compete this weekend. Congrats and good luck DP. As always thanks for listening!!
52:55
April 21, 2020
Ep. 59 Joshua Boothe
My next guest is another angler competing in the Kayak Bass Bracket Tour. This week, Joshua Boothe goes head to head with Brad Case!! A lot of fun shit happening this weekend, so make sure you are paying attention! As always, thanks for listening!
28:16
April 17, 2020
Ep. 58 Jeff Isham
The Dark Waters welcomes Jeff back to the show. In this episode, Jeff and I drink a few beers and talk about the current situation going on in the kayak fishing community as well as his upcoming event in Kayak Bass Bracket Tour (KBBT) . Jeff competes against another angler this weekend and I can't wait see the results. As always thanks for listening!
36:46
April 16, 2020
Ep. 57 Dan Mulder
The Kayak Bass Bracket Tour tips off this weekend!!!! My next guest Dan Mulder is competing this weekend, going head to head with another angler in the bracket. Really enjoyed getting to know Dan and can't wait to see how he and the other anglers do this weekend. As always thanks for listening!!!!
28:31
April 14, 2020
Ep. 56 Greg Nosar
Was very excited to get Greg on the podcast for this episode. He is doing his best to keep Anglers motivated and the competitive spirit alive through the COVID-19 era. In this episode we talked about the Kayak Bass Bracket Tour, which is about to be the March Madness of Kayak tournament fishing! Make sure you check it out and sign up. We can still compete!!!! As always, thanks for listening!
43:23
April 13, 2020
Ep. 55 Jake Suvak
My next guest is an angler from the sunshine state, who’s always showing off his epic adventures on social media. In this episode, Jake and I are all over the place just talking about fishing and life in the kayak. As always thanks for listening!
53:57
April 10, 2020
Ep. 54 Matthew Scotch
Mathew Scotch is one of the best anglers to ever sit in a kayak!! I was fortunate enough to get this guy on the podcast to talk about some of his success. Awesome dude, and I am looking forward to talking with him again. As always thanks for listening!
41:15
April 9, 2020
Ep. Brian Schiller (paddle n fin)
Brian comes back on the show to discuss current events and some other shit. It's definitely a strange time in the world right now, but incredibly thankful we can still communicate and interact with friends! As always thanks for listening!
47:27
April 6, 2020
Ep. 52 Mark Springer
Mark Springer is cool dude that loves the sport of fishing and it was fun bullshiting with him. He’s also a vet so we get into that, some cannabis talk and other weird shit along the way! It’s the apocalypse and there’s always alcohol involved so you just never know these days where the talk is going to go. As always thanks for listening!!
45:38
April 3, 2020
Ep. 51 Jaxton Orr
My next guest is a 17 year old with a heart of gold. Jaxton wants to bring the community together to help those who have been affected by covid-19. He has put together an online tournament that is nationwide. The winners are able to donate the money raised to someone or some organization that has been impacted by the virus. This is a great chance for anglers to do what they love while being able to help others. Join the cause and let's have some fun!!! As always thanks for listening!!
23:51
March 31, 2020
Ep. 50 Mark Edwards
My next guest is an angler out of West Virginia. Mark came on the show to talk about his big second place finish at Logan Martin and the experience of walking on the big stage. Cool dude and super easy to talk to. As always thanks for listening!
37:19
March 30, 2020
Ep. 49 Lance Burris
Lance comes on the show to talk about his experience at both Bass Nation trail events and walking the Bass Master Stage. Two 5th place finishes back to back! Not too bad!! I’m As always thanks for listening!
41:24
March 27, 2020
Ep. 48 Craig Dye
My next guest has been around the sport of kayak fishing for quite a while. In this episode, Craig Dye gives me a history lesson on the sport and how big it's become. As always thanks for listening!!!
43:00
March 24, 2020
Ep. 47 James Engle
Another Angler from Maine comes on the show to talk about fishing!!!! Dude also still skate boards in his 30s which is something we had to discuss!!! I had a fun conversation with James and hope we can get him back on the show!!! As always thanks for listening!!!
35:22
March 23, 2020
Ep. 46 Cody Milton
Forgive me for my grammar and spelling. My wife usually edits everything for me, but she is a nurse working at the hospital right now. So, just want to thank everyone for the support and I am gonna keep putting content out as much as possible. I hope this helps kill some time during this crisis. You are all in my thoughts and I hope you are safe and healthy with your loved ones. In this episode I brought Cody Milton back on to talk about his big win on Lake Fork. As always thanks for listening.
31:51
March 20, 2020
Ep. 45 Dan Krispinsky
My next guest, Dan Krispinsky is from South Ga. I was lucky to get him on the show after his second place finish at Lake Fork this past weekend!!!! Such a fun conversation and I'm looking forward to having him on the show again. As always thanks for listening!
43:40
March 19, 2020
Ep. 44 Lifted Jigs
In this episode I was able to talk to the owner of Lifted Jig, which is an upcoming company that is finding a ton of success. We talked about their products, the kayak fishing community and fishing in general. Awesome guys with some kick ass products. Looking forward to using their stuff this season. As always thanks for listening!
1:06:08
March 18, 2020
Ep. 43 Kurt Smits
Kurt Smits is back on the show for a third time!!! Love having this dude on the show. In this episode we talk about his huge 1st place finish in North Carolina. This guy knows how to fish and it’s always a pleasure to get a chance to talk with him. As always thanks for listening!
46:48
March 17, 2020
Ep. 42 Chris Spencer
My next guest is coming off of a huge win at the KBF trail event in Roosevelt Arizona. In this episode Chris and I talk about his first place finish and the fishing scene out west. Such a great start to his season, I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the year plays out for him. As always thanks for listening!
38:36
March 16, 2020
Ep. 41 Mikey Shamrock
My next guest is straight out of Boston and sounds the part. In this episode Mikey Shamrock and I drink some beers and talk about fishing! That seems to be the trend in most episodes! Anyways, Mikey is the co-dude/owner of Slay Nation, a small boat tournament series that can be found all over the country. Make sure you check it out. As always thanks for listening!
46:50
March 13, 2020
Ep. 40 Alden Walden
My next guest is another Californian Angler who is part of the infamous Dark Horse Division. Alden is cool dude who likes to drink beer and fish. So it seemed only fitting that we drank some beer and talked about fishing. Looking forward to bringing him back on the show. As always thanks for listening!
58:16
March 11, 2020
Ep. 39 Frankie Prollifrone
My next guest is the owner of The Slay Nation. Slay Nation is a small boat fishing trail that can be found all over the country. In this episode Frankie and I discuss running a grass root tournament series and some other shit I can’t recall. Dude has an insane amount of energy and it’s so contagious. As always thanks for listening!
1:02:49
March 9, 2020
Ep. 38 David Cruz
The Dark Waters welcomes back David Cruz. David is a fellow combat veteran and when you get guys like us together it’s always interesting. Great conversation on tournament fishing and some current controversy going on within the community. As always thanks for listening!
49:45
March 7, 2020
Ep. 37 Brian Baulsir
Brian came back on show to drink beer and talk about fishing the Santee Cooper this last weekend. It was a tough tournament, the weather definitely wasn’t our friend, but it is way at it is. As always thanks for listening!
53:00
March 6, 2020
Ep. 36 Jason Broach
I wish I would have know my next guest was a god damn scientist that deals with fish!! Definitely would have been better prepared with my questions, but now I know for next time. Obviously Jason is a smart guy and it was fun talking with him about fishing. He had pretty good performance at the Santee Cooper this past weekend and has some big things coming up in the near future. As always thanks for listening!
38:12
March 4, 2020
Ep. 35 Rob Pagnano
My next guest is a traveling musician who also happens to love the sport of Kayak Bass Fishing. In this episode Rob and I discuss fishing, music and life. These are hands down my favorite kind of conversations. We are not champions, but we all love the sport and that is what this podcast is about. As always thanks for listening!
34:21
March 2, 2020
Ep. 34 Derek Brundle
My next guest is KBF Rookie of the Year!!!! Fresh off of his 3rd place finish at The Ten, Derek Brundle comes on the Dark Waters to share his story. This dude had an amazing 2019 season and I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for him. As always thanks for listening!
54:48
February 26, 2020
Ep. 33 Jason Gardner
My next guest is another angler representing the North East. Jason Gardner is a badass in the Kayak Fishing scene. Not only is he a tournament angler, but he runs a local club and is responsible for overseeing the KBF trail events in the North East Region. It was a fun conversation and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one suffering from the winter blues up here. As always thanks for listening!
42:38
February 24, 2020
Ep. 32 Jeff Malott
My next guest is another fellow podcaster from the Kayak Bass Nation. Last night I was able to talk to Jeff after he got done with some pre fishing at Lake Fork. It was full of fun conversation of fishing and podcasting talk. Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend and as always thanks for listening!
29:02
February 21, 2020
Ep. 31 Joshua Eldridge
My next guest is another fellow podcaster from the Paddle N Fin network. Joshua Eldridge is cool dude and I enjoyed getting to know him a bit. Not sure how to explain this episode, we were kind of all over the place talking about Jackson Kayaks, my failure as a tournament angler and the Paddle N Fin podcast. Not going to lie, I got into my wife’s wine so I was feeling pretty goofy during this episode, but I had a great time and can’t wait to bring Josh back on the show. As always thanks for listening.
1:02:31
February 19, 2020
Ep. 30 Brian Baulsir
My next guest is a fellow New Yorker who spends a lot of his time fishing in the Adirondack mountains. I had a great time drinking beer and shooting the shit with Brian. It’s hard to do anything else in the frozen tundra that is upstate New York this time of year. As always thinks for listening!
56:41
February 17, 2020
Ep. 29 Rus Snyders
I was really excited to get Rus Snyders on the show. This dude has been busy lately!!!! He is fresh off of his big win in Florida where he competed against 10 of the best Kayak Anglers in the Country and he beat them all. It was awesome to talk to Rus and get to know him a little bit. His 2019 season was epic and I can’t wait to see what 2020 is going to look like for him. As always thanks for listening!
46:44
February 14, 2020
Ep. 28 Jake Harshman
My next guest just finished #1 in the First Hobie B.O.S at Lake Seminole. Jake Harshman has got some serious momentum behind him and it was awesome talking to him about his victory. This is the second time he has come on show and I continue to look forward to bringing him back on in the near future. As always thanks for listening!
45:42
February 14, 2020
Ep. 27 Cody Milton
My next guest needs no introduction. Cody Milton can fish!!!! That is all you really need to know about about this dude. In this episode we talk about his experience down at the KBF The Ten. He didn’t finish the tournament the way he had hoped but he definitely didn’t do that bad either. Congrats to this man and I can’t wait to have him back on! As always thanks for listening!
51:10
February 12, 2020
Ep. 26 Alan Reed
My next guest is a cool dude who has done a lot in the sport in a short amount of time. In this episode I bugged Alan until he told me all of his secrets to success. Just kidding.....sort of. Super thankful I was able to pick his brain about certain aspects of fishing in tournaments. This dude has a wealth of knowledge and I am so grateful to have had him on the show. As always thanks for listening!
49:29
February 12, 2020
Ep. 25 Jeremy Mitchell
My next guest is another Army Veteran. If you haven’t caught on by now....I love my Vets. In this episode Jeremy and I shoot the shit about fishing, his trip to Lake Seminole and The Fallen Outdoors. This dude continues to serve others including the veteran community and it was an honor having him on my show. As alway thanks for listening!
37:45
February 10, 2020
Ep. 24 Ken Wood
My next guest is an absolute hammer from the Northeast. Ken Wood is a force to be reckoned with and consistently places well in tournaments. In this episode we talk about his time down in Florida competing at The Ten and thoughts on the tournament scene in general. As always thanks for listening!
1:09:01
February 10, 2020
Ep. 23 Kurt Smits
The Dark Waters is excited to welcome back Kurt Smits. In this episode we discuss his recent 3rd place finish at Lake Seminole. I loved talking to this dude and listening to him break shit down. As always thanks for listening!
1:11:48
February 9, 2020
Ep. 22 Jeff Isham
My next guest is a nappy headed Angler from East Texas. In this episode Jeff and I discussed his performance at lake Seminole this past weekend. Everyone I have talked to that attended the Hobie BOS at Lake Seminole had nothing but great things to say about the Tournament and it was great to hear Jeff talk about it. As always thanks for listening.
33:23
February 6, 2020
Ep. 21 Casey Reed
Casey Reed returns to the Dark Waters to talk about his experience at one of the most prestige tournaments in Kayak Fishing. KBF put on an amazing event at The Ten and it is awesome to hear all about it from one of the top dudes in the sport! As always thanks for listening.
47:41
February 5, 2020
Ep. 20 Bailey Eigbrett
My next guest is a friend of mine from Upstate New York. Bailey is a fellow podcaster and an incredible Angler. Most of this episode consists of me talking shit trying to convince him to give up everything to pursue a career in Tournament Fishing. Thankfully he knows I am full of it and should probably not be giving life advice to anyone. Anyways I had a great time talking with this dude. As always thanks for listening!!
59:23
February 5, 2020
Ep. 19 Sam Jones
My next guest is a fellow podcaster who is also an experienced Angler. In this episode I got to pick Sam’s brain on offshore fishing. He definitely knows more than I do and I was glad to be able to put a few more things in my tackle box (pun very much intended). As always thanks for listening!!
1:07:01
February 3, 2020
Ep. 18 Aaron Sims
My next guest is another Army veteran. This episode went exactly how I thought it would go. Two old school war vets from the early 9/11 era having a few beers, and talking a little bit about our glory days. I promise we talked about fishing too!! Aaron is great dude, a great American and I am proud to call him a brother. As always thanks for listening.
56:30
January 31, 2020
Ep. 17 Katherine Fields
My next guest is a woman who has embraced the sport of kayak fishing like a bad ass. This chick is diving head first into her second season with zero limits. Katherine Fields is so rad, and has definitely changed my outlook on fishing by sharing some of her story. I am really excited to share this episode. As always thinks for listening!!!
49:12
January 29, 2020
Ep. 16 Jake Harshman
My next guest has a lot on his plate for the 2020 season. Jake is ready to attack this next tournament season and was eager to talk to me about it. A lot of great events this year and Jake is taking full advantage of it, all because he loves this sport!! As always thanks for listening.
49:21
January 27, 2020
Ep. 15 Casey Reed
My next guest is one of the best anglers in the kayak fishing world. Casey Reed had a phenomenal 2019 season and is getting ready to battle 10 other anglers for $10,000 in a few weeks. In this episode Casey talks about his journey through the tournament world and how he got to where he is today. It was great conversation with humble dude who is a great ambassador of the sport. As always, thanks for listening!
34:41
January 24, 2020
Ep. 14 David Cruz
Had an absolute blast talking to my next guest! David Cruz is a fellow Veteran and when two old war fighters are put together.....the cursing ensues. So fair warning, we used a lot of colorful language. In this episode we discuss his life as a law enforcement officer, husband, dad and tournament Angler. We also run our mouths about the tournament scene and our opinions on it (understand my opinion does not count for shit). It was fun conversation and I am glad I was able to have Cruz on the show. As always thanks for listening!
35:15
January 22, 2020
Ep. 13 Kurt Smits
My next guest is the 2017 KBF National Champion. Kurt is a veteran of the sport and has been involved in it since the early days. In this episode we talk about some of the history and where the sport is at now. Dude is a great ambassador of kayak bass fishing and I really enjoyed our conversation. As always thanks for listening!!
38:05
January 20, 2020
Ep. 12 Garrett Morgan
I had a great time talking with Garrett Morgan. He had an amazing 2019 season and is ready to attack 2020!!!! A lot going on in the upcoming season and it was fun hearing Garrett’s plans and approach to the ever changing tournament scene. As always thanks for listening.
52:05
January 17, 2020
Ep. 11 Tyler Sweet
My next guest is a fellow New York Angler. This dude loves the sport of Kayak fishing and has really embraced the tournament life style. In this episode we talked lot about his experiences competing in 2019 and his goals for the upcoming season. As always, thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the show!
44:37
January 15, 2020
Ep. 10 Mike Mckinstry
My next guest is the one and only Bassquatch Hunter dude!!! Mike Mckinstry is well known in the kayak fishing community for multiple reasons. In this episode we go through his journey from making small YouTube videos to creating his own show on cable TV. He is one badass dude who has worn many hats, and it was a pleasure talking with him!
33:30
January 12, 2020
Ep. 9 Bam Miller
My next guest is from Northern California. Bam and I discuss his kick ass 2019 season, including where he won AOTY competing in the Yak-A-Bass tournament series in Nor Cal. We also get into discussion about his Fishing Rod company and why his rods (Guru FishingRods) are the best ever!!!! Hope you enjoy the show and as always thanks for listening.
33:42
January 10, 2020
Ep. 8 Jamie Stevenson
My next guest is Canadian Angler Jamie Stevenson. Jamie is a hard working farm girl who spends as much time as she can catching fish. Fun conversation on her 2019 season and her plans for 2020! As always thanks for listening.
32:38
January 6, 2020
Ep. 7 Mike Elsea
My next guest is the 2019 KBF National Champion!!!! In this episode Mike and I talk about the 2019 season and our plans for 2020. It’s a new year, and I hope everyone is ready to crush their 2020 season goals! Enjoy the show!
41:59
January 3, 2020
Ep. 6 Dean Limb
My next guest is an Angler from the North West. Dean is half of the duo that runs the Yak Tactics podcast (so check it out)! In this episode we discuss what it is like to be a multi species fisherman. It was a fun conversation and I hope you enjoy the show.
52:46
December 30, 2019
Ep. 5 Forrest Buchan
My next guest is a fellow New York Angler. Like myself, he is from the South and somehow got lost in the great state of NY. We met this past season in the local tournament scene, drank a few beers together, and now we’re friends. Anyways, it was a great conversation with Forrest. Enjoy the show!!! (Probably easier to listen to after a few a beers, I know we had a few)
33:57
December 28, 2019
Ep. 4 Adam Baumbach
My next guest is an Angler from the west coast. He is a family man who shares his passion for kayak fishing with both his wife and son. In this episode we drink a few beers and shoot the sh$& about life and fishing
40:30
December 23, 2019
Ep. 3 Brad Hicks
Another member of the Paddle N’ Fin podcast was cool enough to come on the show and shoot the sh@& with me. Conversation was all over place, mainly because of the cold beer I was drinking and Brad is a rad dude to talk with. Hope you guys enjoy the show.
50:56
December 19, 2019
Ep. 2 Ryan Lambert
Had an awesome conversation with Ryan. Dude was all over the place doing cool stuff in 2019 and it was fun talking about his year and his plans for 2020. Be advised I went a little over board with profanities. I had a few beers and came in a little hot! Anyways, enjoy the show.
42:05
December 15, 2019
Ep. 1 Brian Schiller
First episode!!! Could not think of anyone better than Brian to kick this thing off with. Brian runs his own Podcast called Paddle N' Fin and was a big part in helping me start my own.  We had a fun conversation that I hope you enjoy, thanks for listening.
56:09
December 13, 2019