Pod-Casting a Line with Dan Glickberg – Fish Tales with a Seafood Expert

Dan Glickberg

Fish and seafood expert Dan Glickberg joins Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast to talk fishing, equipment and culinary tips

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Anchors Aweigh Boating PodcastAnchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come away with new skills and knowledge each episode.

According to the 2015 Special Report on Fishing, in 2014 there were 46 million U.S. participants in recreational fishing. To put that in perspective, that is more people than play basketball, soccer, baseball, and hockey put together. It is more than the populations of the top 20 U.S. cities combined!

There are many reasons fishing is such a popular pastime. Among the top reasons cited in the study were: to be with family and friends, get close to nature, and get away from the usual demands of everyday life.

Many of those 46 million people grew up fishing (23% of participants are between the age of 6-17 and 30% of new participants in 2014 were between the age of 6-12). It was something that was passed down to them on family vacations and morning trips with dad. Their fondest memories of growing up take place on the family boat reeling in the catch of the day. Just smelling the saltwater, or hearing the lapping of waves, instantly transports them back to those great times. And of course, has them daydreaming about the next outing.

My earliest fishing memories took place on Jinx, a Torres fishing boat owned by my friend Dan Glickberg’s father Howie. Every summer we would head out to Montauk and spend a day on the water, usually catching lots of fish (Howie knew what he was doing) and always having lots of fun.

Dan is currently CEO of Dan Glickberg Food, a venture capital and media company, and a partner at Rodeo CPG, an advisory services and venture capital fund. Previously, he was the fourth-generation founding family member at Fairway Market where he became THE expert on fish and seafood.

With Dan Glickberg Food and Rodeo CPG, Dan is actively engaged in venture capital opportunities and consulting in the food industry.  He was also an investor and star on the Food Network series Food Fortunes.

This podcast episode features some great fishing stories, practical equipment advice, and culinary tips you don’t want to miss.

Podcast Highlights with Dan Glickberg

Here are some highlights from my Anchors Aweigh podcast interview with Dan.

Be sure to click on links to listen to the full podcast interview at the end!

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On starting to boat…

I’ve been on boats since before I could remember. I started out on the docks, in Montauk where my dad was an avid fisherman. By the time I could walk he took me out on the water and I’ve been hooked ever since. 

On fishing in Montauk…

We were usually fishing for striped bass, fluke, porgies, and sea bass. We would go out for tuna once or twice a summer. The Atlantic Canyon, where the continental shelf is, seems to be a great place for not only tuna, but also Mahi Mahi.

On time spent on the water…

Being out on the water is really about the people you are with and the stories you tell. It’s really a time when you can put everything else going on in your life away, put your cell phone away, and detach and focus on being in the moment.

On his favorite place to fish…

I love the Florida Keys. I love backcountry fishing. I really enjoy sight fishing where you see the fish you want to catch and you throw your bait in the line you think that fish is gonna go. If I could only go fishing one place the rest of my life, that would be it. Catching a tarpon is something that, if you haven’t done it before, you go out and do it.

On where he hasn’t fished but would like to…

The Bahamas, that’s supposed to be the epicenter of bonefishing. The bonefish are so thick that you don’t even have to go in a boat, you can actually just wade by the shore and you have schools of hundreds of fish coming by every five to ten minutes.

On boating as part of his family lifestyle…

It has to be. The water is too big a part of my life. I can’t imagine my life without boating. I’d do the same thing, as soon as my kid can walk I’d get him or her a life jacket and get out there learning at a young age.

On boating equipment…

One thing people might forget, and to me it’s the most important item that you can have when you’re out on the water, is a good pair of sunglasses, definitely polarized.

On essential fishing gear…

If you’re getting started, you have to have a good rod. For the pole I like an Ugly Stik, and for the reel I like a Penn reel.

Favorite fish to eat…

It changes from season to season and it depends on what part of the country I’m in. I definitely like local seafood, if it’s line caught even better. In New York my favorite fish is fluke or flounder. If I’m going out on the West Coast I’ll probably do something like halibut. Down in Florida my favorite fish is yellowtail.

On lessons learned on the water…

As we’ve gotten older and we have more and more technology, being able to unplug and disconnect from the outside world and enjoy being in the moment is extremely important.

Final advice for boaters…

If you are thinking about getting out on the water, definitely go and do it. There is no time better than the present!

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Matt O'Hara

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Matt O’Hara is the owner, along with his wife Rebecca, of Freedom Boat Club Lake George and the Queen Boat Co marina. After a 10-year career in media sales in Boston, MA Matt and Rebecca decided to relocate and open their own Freedom Boat Club, where they could share their love of boating and Lake George by helping others get on the water. The best part of the new career has been the joy they see families having on the water day in and day out, making memories that will last a lifetime. Matt has combined his background in media with his move to the boating industry to launch Anchors Aweigh, a podcast for boaters.
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