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030 – Second Chances with Ryan Spuhler
13th November 2017 • Tell Tale Fisherman • John Woodson
00:00:00 00:21:02

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If at first you don’t succeed …

Guest Profile

Ryan Spuhler is an archivist for a county government in Pennsylvania. Ryan loves to fish the rivers and lakes of Pennsylvania for large and smallmouth bass. As a records keeper, Ryan is always in search of the elusive 20″+ largemouth bass. These are hard to come by in his parts in their heavily fished waters. Most weekends you can find Ryan going through the same routine. Loading the kayak on top of the car, the fishing gear in it, and heading off to the old fishing hole in search of that record fish. The trip Ryan describes in this episode started out much the same. But it ended in a broken heart. Then a mended heart. And all by the same fish. This one will definitely have you doing a double take …

Guest Links

Instagram: @yakn610

Fishing experience

Ryan is a seasoned angler who does most of his fishing for largemouth bass in the lakes of Pennsylvania. He has also done some river fishing for smallmouth bass as well.

Ryan Spuhler with some epic Pennsylvania kayak bass catches, including the bass featured in this episode (center)


This episode takes place at the Blue Marsh National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania.

Catch of the Day

Largemouth bass

This episode is about the big green bucket mouth – largemouth bass.

Gear Discussed

Ned Rig

Whopper Plopper


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About TTF Podcast

The Tell Tale Fisherman™ podcast is the place for all avid anglers (not just guides and tournament professionals) to share their fishing story of a lifetime and become fishing legends. Fresh water or salt water, middle of the ocean or middle of a stream, on this fishing podcast we are on a quest to catch the most EPIC fishing adventures from around the world—to inspire yours!

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