Cody Herman was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and his passion for the outdoors has led him around the world in search of the next great adventure. He is currently the host of Day One Outdoors which airs on Comcast Sportsnet throughout the year. While not out filming, Cody is on the water guiding his clients in the Pacific Northwest or beyond in places like Samoa and Hawaii for pelagics, and even down in South America chasing salmon. Cody has also guest hosted shows on ESPN, Fox Sports, Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network, Sun Sports and several other local programs and radio shows.
When time allows, he enjoys fishing in competitive bass, salmon, tuna and marlin tournaments around the world. Cody is active with several conservation groups and uses his degree in fluvial geomorphology not only in his outdoor pursuits but assisting these groups with better hunting and angling opportunities nationally.
Education is at the forefront for Cody and Day One Outdoors. Since his family did not fish or hunt, Cody learned through experience, guides, tackle shops and magazines to become successful in the field and on the water. Through guiding, seminars, Day One Outdoors TV and additional educational projects, Cody’s goal is to give back to those who helped him along the way and encourage the next generation to enjoy the outdoors.
One of the opportunities the outdoor industry has afforded him was the chance to participate in Operation Catch Fish. This USO tour occurred in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom to entertain our deployed soldiers. Cody was fortunate enough to be asked to come along for two of these tours. Operation Catch Fish has traveled across the war-torn Middle East with a mission to support our troops. The culmination of each tour ended with a fishing tournament for the soldiers in the middle of downtown Baghdad at Camp Victory. Thousands of soldiers have had the opportunity to lay down their weapons, pick up a fishing rod and relax while catching a few fish and having some semblance of home. Of all the things that Cody has done or will do, these two tours to support our troops in Iraq and Kuwait will always be the proudest moments of his life.