Welcome to Hunt Gather Talk, Season Three. This season will focus entirely on fish and seafood, freshwater and salt. Think of this as the podcast behind my latest cookbook, Hook, Line, and Supper, which covers all things aquatic.
I am happy to be working with two title sponsors, E-Fish and Filson. These will be the only two commercial sponsors of the show, a move I’ve made to keep things as uncluttered as possible. I happen to already wear a lot of both Filson and I love what the folks at E-Fish are doing, so it’s a natural fit.
Every episode of Season Three will dig deep into some aspect of the fish and seafood world, from prep and how to sessions to sustainability and the farmed vs. wild debate, to how fish and seafood plays into other world cuisines, to episodes on specific kinds of fish.
This episode is all about life as a deckhand, specifically aboard charter boats or the larger party boats. I talk with my friends Joe Baya and Butch Thierry of Great Days Outdoors for this one — all three of us have been deckhands at some point in our lives. We go over some do’s and don’ts you need to know as a customer, and tell some horror stories from life on deck.
For more information on this episode, here are some helpful links:
- This is a useful post on how to be a better fishing charter client.
- Another good story about deckhand life.
- A link to our new website, “To the Bone,” where we do all our essay writing and storytelling. Here’s where you’ll be able to read all my hunting and fishing stories.
I have brought back Hunt Gather Talk with the hopes that your generosity can help keep it going season after season. My two sponsors help things a lot, but you are the third leg of the stool. Think of this like public radio, only with hunting and fishing and wild food and stuff. No, Hunt Gather Talk won’t be a “pay-to-play” podcast, so you don’t necessarily have to chip in. But I am asking you to consider it. Every little bit helps to pay for editing, servers, and, frankly to keep the lights on here. Thanks in advance for whatever you can contribute!