How Fishing Stories Let One Angler Quit His Job & Start A Fishing Show


Is fishing really about the fish you catch?

Sure, it’s fun to feel the tug of a big fish on the end of your line, and it’s fun to show off the big fish pics, but if you take a step back and think about it, it might not be about the fish at all…

Today’s guest on the podcast, Ronnie Green, the host of the TV show, A Fishing Story, shares a story about going fishing with his great-grandmother.

When they were on the water she would share stories about the Great Depression and the civil rights movement, things she would not normally talk about with other members of the family.

Ronnie is also a Marine, and we talk about how fishing is therapy for veterans suffering from PTSD.

There’s just something magical about being on or near the water that allows humans to open up and connect like nowhere else.

Ronnie’s fishing trips with his great-grandmother seeded the idea for A Fishing Story, where he fishes with people of all walks of life who’ve had tremendous experiences and gets to hear and share their stories.

In this podcast episode, he shares how he grew up fishing, why it’s so important to him, and how it has allowed him to make a living while serving others.

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

P.S. Ronnie is a great storyteller and I know you’re going to love this episode!

Ronnie Green & A Fishing Story [PODCAST]

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Watch the video below to see Steve Harvey’s speech about the jump, which encouraged Ronnie to finally quit his job and chase his passion.

The Jump by Steve Harvey [VIDEO]

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In the interview, Ronnie mentioned how humble NFL superstar DeSean Jackson is.

Check out the video below of the two of them getting on some bass and talking about life!

A Fishing Story: DeSean Jackson [VIDEO]

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And finally, below is the episode of A Fishing Story with Veteran Colonel Don Eady.

A Fishing Story: Colonel Don Eady [VIDEO]

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There’s just something about being on the water that allows you to connect with a person!


What an awesome guy!

Ronnie is so inspiring and I love how he and Salt Strong have similar missions in that we’re both about making memories and connections with people through fishing.

Every Tuesday at 12:30 PM EST a new episode of A Fishing Story airs on NBC Sports, and you can also keep up with Ronnie at the links below:

Also, in 2020 be on the lookout for his new foundation called the May Foundation.

His mother and mother-in-law’s middle names were both May, and they loved teaching and helping children, so the May Foundation will help kids (especially underserved kids) learn about the outdoors early on in life.

Have any questions about Ronnie and A Fishing Story?

Let me know in the comments below!

And please share this episode so you can help spread the mission of A Fishing Story.

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