"The Fishing Line" Radio Show
With now 22 years under our belts on the airwaves of the northeasts NY/NJ/CT Tri-state region, The Fishing Line
has earned the "Official Fishing Voice," title for
the recreational fishing & boating community. The show airs 52 weeks per
afternoons, during prime drive time of 4 to
5 p.m. The show is heard from southern New Jersey along the
stretch of NJ shoreline into the NY Metro, Long Island area and through to
western and mid Connecticut on WGBB 1240AM radio and beyond as we live
signal through Streaming Audio as we have for the the last
20 years through our LI Press Club Award winning
website at www.thefishingline.com.
You can follow
to hear the show live on the air at the times above.
You may also
listen to our 24 hour Webcast of the "meat and potatoes" portion of our
weekly Saturday show without commercials or other fluff. Just the entire
interview(s) from the prior Saturday's show or any previously recorded show
through our Archived Interviews for any years pasts starting with 2006 and
Line" covers salt & freshwater fishing with a firmly established and
continually growing listening audience of all ages and experience. The shows format
schedules the areas most knowledgeable & well-known fishermen, captains, fishing
experts, fishery management experts and politicians, combined
with "live" on air interviews of these guests and listeners phone
calls as they speak directly to these experts.
The Fishing Line
lets you experience northeast regional action as no one else can or has ever
with exciting live interviews and your phone calls! These special niche
techniques as we like to call them, are detailed and explained through these interviews
with our experts.
REPORTS: The fishing reports
you hear on "The Fishing Line" are the only, true up to the minute
reports you can find in the entire fishing industry. If you follow the reports on paper,
you follow fish and never quite catch up. Good anglers know fish are always on the move. I
compile these reports all day Saturday, right up to air time. I call nearly, every tackle
shop on Long Island and the surrounding areas and get party and charter boat reports right
from the captains on the VHF radio! Then my staff work the phones, updating these reports
throughout the radio show until finally, when I give one of six (6) report segments, they
are truly "up to the minute. " I'll give you fishing reports for
the entire Long Island region from Montauk to the NY Bight and all of Long Island Sound
from boat, beach and the lakes or streams of your area.
Over the years the Outdoor Channel,
Boater's World, Pure Fishing, Abu Garcia, Berkely
line, PowerBait and others have been corporate radio sponsors. "The Fishing Line"
means business and truly is the NY Metro. Long Island and Tri-state area "Official
Fishing Voice" and promoter of the recreational angling & boating
industry. Tackle shops and party boats play the show live for their customers and
fishermen call on their cellular phones from the rails of party and private boats to speak
with my guests and win free fishing trips. We average dozens of phone calls per show with
more than 50% of these coming from listeners who have never called before.
I hope you'll be a regular
listener and one of these callers!
Thanks and I'll see you on
- Host: Rich Johnson
- Channel: WGBB 1240 AM radio
- Penetration: Over 8 million homes
- Live audio streaming: Through www.thefishingline.com
- History: 22 Years
- How Often: 52 Weeks & LIVE on the Internet.
- Programming: The Regions only fishing radio
- When: Saturday @ 4 p.m.
- Where: Long Island / NY Metro area / New Jersey
- Covers: Salt & freshwater fishing in all
aspects, forms & techniques.
- Features: On air interviews of local &
national fishing professionals, captains, fishery management experts and politicians,
promoting the sport of fishing and our natural resources. Combined with live phone calls
- Call: 631-888-8811 to get on the air
Plugs for stripers and bass? Look back over the last half decade at the
shows, topics and guests we've had. Whether we use
Herring for Winter Stripers, or
Live Snappers for Doormat Fluke,
Bass and Blues in the skinny water of the back bays in the early morning of a
summer heat wave or hitting the Surf for Striped Bass
from time to time...The Fishing Line has covered it and will
continue covering it all
giving northeast regional anglers exciting fishing action
From worming or bucktailing
weakfish on light tackle to
Thresher Shark and on to Catching
the Thresher or other
gamefish, its The Fishing Line" radio show
that gives you the detailed info on how to do these things. When it comes to finicky
Early Winter Smallmouth Bass or if youre a
bottom fishermen, then The Fishing Line gives you insight
into the underwater world of Blackfish of NJ or NY,
and Sea Bass as Rich Johnson and his guests
guide listeners through the steps and techniques to boost your fishing prowess and
Choosing the correct
presentation, rod, reel, bait, hooks and lures is important and you too will be fishing
like we know you can
with better success and hook up. For
over a decade now, Rich Johnsons The Fishing Line has teamed up with the
and most well known captains to help us all become better anglers!
As many of you have done,
listeners head back to the Internet site for a Recap of the shows with
streaming video of action clips, Boating Tips and detailed graphics of the Rigs and descriptions of the products we used
for success and you can link to the manufacturers sites to see product lines.
For over a decade, The Fishing Line has been
to be...and will always be must listen radio for anyone who
fishes or wants to fish in the Northeast.
You too will be fishing like a pro after each show!