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2005/2006 Season
Who Appears On The Fishing Line?

For  "Fishing Line" listeners, the list comes as no surprise as the wide array of guests and topics each week is as eclectic as any in the history of radio. RJ & Shaw GrigsbyBill Evans & Rich JohnsonFlip Palot, Bob Popovics & Rich JohnsonSince we debuted on the airwaves over a decade ago, I only hope your fishing success has improved and I thank each and every one of you for tuning in each week. For those who just found us on the airwaves of WGBB 1240 AM or who listen to the shows streamed each week on the internet, all the information on the shows is contained within this web site. Following is the list of all the guests, subjects and topics we have covered in our 2005/2006 seasons. As you can see guests include Flip Palot, Bob Popovics, WABC's Meteorologist Bill Evans, comedian Joey Kola  Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston,  "One More Cast" host Shaw Grigsby and the "Bass Professor" himself Doug Hannon on a regular well as that of the expert captains and anglers from around our Northeast region and the world. If you happen to see a guest, subject or topic that interests you, audio tapes of "The Fishing Line" radio show may be purchased by sending a check or money order made out to Rich Johnson for $9.95, add $4 for US Priority mail shipping & handling charges. Now you can listen to Archived Radio Interviews where indicated starting with our June 18th show and we will make every effort possible to go back and pick the best interviews over the last decade and put them on the web as start checking the rest of 2005 & 2006 and start working your way backwards.

2005 Radio Show Guests
Click on the person's name for the archived interview or their business for their web site

January Shows 1-5

  • 1/1: Remote from NY Boat Show: Capt. Joe LoCicero, Ben Lombardo
  • 1/8: Remote from NY Boat Show: Jimmy Houston, Capt. Bob Wiegand
  • 1/15: Remote from Garden State Expo: Al Ristori, Tom Jr. Jersey Coast Anglers, Joe Kennedy of Rogue Rods
  • 1/22: No Guests, back in studio
  • 1/29: Ms. Debra Tressler of Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show & Ticket Give-A-Way

February Shows 6-9

  • 2/5: Capt. Chuck Adams of Sea Clusion charters / FL Keys
  • 2/12: Live Remote from Metro Boat, Fish & Recreational Expo in Westchester: Charles Melchner promoter, Charles Stam of HRFANJ, Drew Gorman Hudson Ferry Sloop, Charles George of Bedford Sportsman
  • 2/19: No Guests
  • 2/26: Capt. Chuck Butler on FL Keys action

March Shows 10-13

  • 3/5: Live Remote from Suffern Show: Doug Hannon, Penny Barryman, Skip Wells of Acme Tackle, Jake Hartwick of Outdoor Channel and others.
  • 3/13: No Guests
  • 3/20: Capt. Ken Tokar: Jamaica Bay Spring Flounder
  • 3/27: Live on Location from Myrtle Beach, SC

April Shows 14-18

  • 4/2: Charles Guthrie, NY DEC LI Freshwater
  • 4/9: Spring Striped Bass Fishing How To: Capt. Steve Fallon of Swedish Princess Charters western LI Sound.
  • 4/16: Byron Young of NY State DEC on new 2005 Fluke, bass, porgy Reg's.
  • 4/23: Jake Hartwick of the Outdoor Channel on the station now coming to Cablevision.
  • 4/30: Bill Theis of Fisherman's Market

May Shows 19-22

  • 5/7: Mark Sosin and Capt. Joe McBride on passing of Steve Sloan, Mark Baluha of Tide Slide
  • 5/14: Lou Monteleone of Eldred Preserve, then Joan Wulff of passing of Steve Sloan
  • 4/21: Capt. Jim Schneider of Capt. James Joseph, short interview on differences of spring vs. fall togging.
  • 4/28: Memorial Day Weekend special

June  Shows 23- 26

  • 6/4: Calls and Fishing Reports
  • 6/11: Assemblyman Bob Sweeney on NY Assembly bill to regulate 4x4's/
  • 6/18: Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, author of NY Assembly Bill Restricting 4x4's. Archived Interview Part 1 / Archived Interview Part 2 Total of both parts 50 minutes
  • 6/25: Assemblyman Bob Sweeney recapping the week in Albany with 4x4 Bill and others.

July Shows 27-31

August Shows 32-35

  • 8/6: Ms. Cara Sutherland Catskill Fly Fishing Museum
  • 8/13: Henry Uihlein of Uihlein's Marina & Motel in Montauk
  • 8/20: Fishing Reports & Call In's
  • 8/27: Live remote from Cozy Clam Restaurant in merrick

September Shows 36-39

October Shows 40-44

November Shows 45-48

December Shows 49-53

2006 Radio Show Guests
Click on the person's name for the archived interview or their business for their web site

January Shows 1-4

  • 1/7: Remote from NY Boat Show:
  • 1/15: Remote from Garden State Outdoor Show with Chris Salis of Crabby's, TowBoat US, Tom Cristine of the Meadow Creek BBQ Dudes,
  • 1/21: Remote from CMTA Fish & Boat Show in Hartford, CT
  • 1/28: Call in's and reports

February Shows 5-8

  • 2/4: Byron Young, NYDEC on 2006 Reg's & his retirement. (his last show)
  • 2/11: Phone Calls & Reports
  • 2/18: Live Remote from Hartford, CT Fishing & Hunting Expo. Guests include Eric Johnson of Westport, CT Outfitters, Al Gag of Gag's Grabbers Lures, Quantum Reel Reps and George Gonsalves
  • 2/25: Remembering Curt Gowdy: Mark Sosin of Mark Sosin's Saltwater Journal on the Outdoor Channel joins Rich Johnson in remember the legend, American Sportsman Curt Gowdy. Click on Mark's name to hear interview or his show title to visit his website and click on the Outdoor Channel to get Mark's show schedule..

March Shows 9-12

April Shows 13-17

May Shows 18-21

June Shows 22--25

July Shows 26--30

August Shows 31-34

  • 8/5: NY Senator Chuck Schumer on NY's Fluke Regulations and Suffolk Co. Exec. Levy on the formation of his new Task Force for Commercial and Recreational Fishing Industry
  • 8/12: Live remote from Boat Center in Lindenhurst
  • 8/19: Reports & Calls
  • 8/26: Live Remote from Team Bass Boy Bait & Tackle for 1st Annual Snapper Derby. Guests include John & Keoth Gleason and Village of E. Rockaway Trustee Ed T. Sieban

September Shows 35-39

October Shows 40-43

  • 10/7: Capt. Chris Cullen of Island Current on Western LI Sound Fall Fishing & Capt. Frank Sylvestro on Getting a Captain's License.
  • 10/14: Fishing Reports and Phone Calls.
  • 10/21: Offshore Fishing with editor Jeff Yapalater & push for New Hudson Weather Buoy
    Fishing Reports, Capt. Bob Wiegand of the Flamingo 3, Capt. James Schneider

November Shows 44-47

  • 11/4: Fishing Reports and Phone Calls.
  • 11/11: Fishing Reports and Phone Calls.
  • 11/18: Gary Shiebler on his new album of fishing Songs called "All Gone Fishin." Interview Pt. 1 & Interview Part 2 (35 minutes with clips)
  • 11/25: Reports & Call In's

December Shows 48-52


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