Game Fish Behavior (With Hall Of Famer Mark Sosin)


Talk about a fishing legend…

Mark Sosin has been inducted into both the freshwater and saltwater fishing hall of fames, he had a TV show that aired for 27 years, and he’s written over 30 books.

So you can say the guy knows how to catch fish.

I read one of his books, Through The Fish’s Eye, recently and was blown away at how much intel there was about fish behavior and biology in there.

Today people just want to talk about the best lures and knots and gear, but in reality, there are much more important things when it comes to catching fish…

And that’s exactly what Mark and I are talking about on the podcast today.

Here’s a preview of the topics we covered:

  • Why fish eat during dawn and dusk
  • Why depth matters
  • Where to cast your lure once you’ve found a school of fish
  • The biggest mistakes anglers make that cause them to not catch fish
  • How far away fish can detect fishermen in the water
  • What noises on the boat spook fish and what noises don’t
  • And much more

Plus, he shares some incredible stories about World War II survival kits, catching tarpon in Africa, and studying fish in Alaska.

You can listen to this episode by clicking the play button below, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.


P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify and leave us a review!

Game Fish Behavior With Mark Sosin [PODCAST]

salt strong podcast itunes
salt strong podcast stitcher

salt strong podcast spotify

Note: Don’t forget to subscribe to the Salt Strong podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify and leave us a review!


Related Podcasts:

How To Rig Shrimp [VIDEO]

Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts!

Using A Bobber When Targeting Redfish [VIDEO]

Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts!


Here’s the big takeaway: there’s no one big thing that will turn you into an expert angler.

It’s a combination of little things…

From understanding how fish feed, to knowing how to approach them, to using the right lures and gear…

All of these little details add up and that’s the difference between an expert angler and someone who wishes they were an expert.

If you want to learn more about fish biology and behavior, I definitely recommend checking out Mark’s book, Through the Fish’s Eye: An Angler’s Guide to Gamefish Behavior.

Even though it was written 50 years ago, it’s still relevant today because fish biology and behavior doesn’t change.

Have any questions about what we talked about in this episode?

Let me know in the comments below!

And if you know someone who should hear it, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

P.S. Want access to our best fishing spots and tips, plus discounts to our online tackle store? Click here to join us in the Insider Club!

Related articles:

Disclaimer: When you buy through links on our site, we sometimes earn affiliate commission from places like Amazon, Bass Pro, Tackle Warehouse, etc. It’s one more way we can help you quickly find the best deals on the web while making sure we’re still around to serve you for years to come (and you do want us to be around to help you catch fish for many more years, right)?

Related categories:

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Lee Myers
Lee Myers
1 month ago

Always love a conversation between two characters! Nicely done sir! Was wondering if you could provide a top 10 list of fishing books (or really any book) that you would recommend to people as must reads? I’d like to think of myself as an avid and am always looking for books to add to my ‘to-do’ list. Mainly curious about what your top fishing books are but also interested in any other books you feel are ‘must reads’.

Victor Gatell Jr
Victor Gatell Jr
1 month ago

Great interview Joe! You enhanced his stories, you lead him perfectly, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You guys never disappoint.

Marc Wisniewski
Marc Wisniewski
2 months ago

Great interview. Listened to it twice and still may listen again. A wealth of information. Looking for that book right now! Well done, guys.

Brett Laws
Brett Laws
2 months ago

Guys, keep these coming. Absolutely awesome info from the legends of the sport!!!

Charles Phillippi
Charles Phillippi
2 months ago

Some reason I thought I was signed in. It listed me as anonymous, when I posted short time ago.

2 months ago

Chuck Phillippi- Salt Strong-Platinum
Great Podcast with one of the best. I used to watch his fishing shows in past. Very informative. Sounds like even 50 yrs ago the fishing methods were the same, 90 % of the fish are in 10% of the water. Learn two or three lures and stay with them. Cigar fishing for marlin a great story. You really never know. Didn’t see “notes” listed at bottom.

Last edited 2 months ago by Anonymous


Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club.

Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join:

  • Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing exactly where you should fish ever trip
  • Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in your area
  • Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else
  • Everything you need to start catching fish more consistently (regardless if you fish out of a boat, kayak, or land).

Other Fishing Tips You May Like :

Saltwater vs. Freshwater Rods: Can You Use A Freshwater Rod In The Salt?

Can you use your freshwater rods in the salt? See what the difference between these two types of rods are and how to make them last longer.
See Full post

What Every Angler Should Know BEFORE Joining An Online Fishing Club

Here's why thousands of inshore saltwater anglers are flocking to this online fishing club (plus why certain anglers aren't welcome...)
See Full post

What Is An Octopus Hook? (And When Should You Use One?)

Have you ever wondered what an octopus is? No, it's not a hook you use to catch octopus with. There's one small difference in the shape of it that makes...
See Full post
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

The SECRET Redfish, Trout, & Snook Lure That Is Out-Fishing Live Bait



FREE Record-Breaking
Redfish Lure