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Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - Folklore of Ice Fishing

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a writer, photographer, speaker, and outdoor enthusiast from Wisconsin. In college, she studied the folklore of Wisconsin ice fishing, despite having never set foot on the ice to fish. She interviewed ice anglers about why they do what they do, and lit the fire for a lifelong passion that she pursues today.


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An Interview with Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a writer, photographer, speaker, and outdoor enthusiast from Wisconsin. Hannah works to inspire others through her stories, and educate them about the value of life and the outdoors. She's an ice fishing fanatic who, when not on the ice or open water, spends her time speaking about the power of social media & virtual communities, why it’s important to live life to the fullest, and teaching organizations and businesses how to handle social media when something tragic occurs.


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Kenny Kieser - Full Interview

I had the pleasure of meeting Kenneth Kieser at the 2018 Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers conference in Bismarck, ND. A 40+ year career, along with many thousands of published articles and books have only fueled his passion for outdoor communication and education.


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Bob Holzhei - Full 2018 Interview

Bob Holzhei is an outdoor writer from Michigan. We sat down for a conversation that only touched on fishing a few times. Instead, we learned about Bob's career as an educator, his life on the family farm, and his journey to writing, among many other topics.


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Craig Oyler - Live on Main Street Square (Full Interview)

Craig Oyler is a multi-season/multi-species angler who travels across the midwest chasing the next big bite. Craig likes fishing for anything that swims, but Pactola lake trout are by far his favorite. Craig’s passion for educating anglers led him to start Hooked on Hardwater, which partners 60 underprivileged boys from the Rapid City Club for Boys with 60 professional ice fishermen from across the country for a day of mentoring, fellowship, ice fishing, and fun. This interview is from a live storytelling event on Main Street Square in Rapid City, SD. Despite the equipment issues and venue noise, we had a great conversation. Enjoy!


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Ranel Kommits - Full Interview from the ice

Ranel has been ice fishing since he was 15. In 2018, he was one of the top ranked ice anglers from Estonia. He was competing for his country in Kazakhstan at the 2018 World Ice Fishing Championships.


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Scott Mackenthun - Full interview from St. Paul Ice Fishing Show

Scott Mackenthun is a Fisheries Biologist and outdoor communicator from New Prague, MN. He took time out of his day to chat with me about his career in the fishing industry, some of the people who have helped him along the way, and advice for the next generation of fishing enthusiasts.


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Tony Mariotti - Full Interview

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. He sat down to chat about his fishing career, mentors, favorite fishing stories and much more at the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show in 2018.


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Pebble Mine take

Michael worked in Alaska for 10 summers. He's talked with locals, traveled through remote regions, and heard all the info from people pushing the pebble mine. This is his take. *Update: The Pebble Parternship's plan has changed since this interview was recorded.


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Mike Dvorak - Full Interview

Mike Dvorak is a professional photographer and angler from Minnesota. He has travelled the world shooting for Fly Fishing Magazines, The NY Times, Outdoor/Conservation publications, book publishers, and others. We talked fishing, but we also talked about some of the adventures that makes Mike such an interesting person. His life, like the lives of many anglers, holds so much more than just fish.


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Emmett Brown - Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - Full Interview

Emmett Brown is the executive director of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. His story, and the work they are doing at the Hall, is inspiring. Check out the full interview, and small bits of it in the archive.


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Stephen Wisner - Full Interview

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He first cast a fly rod in 1973 and fell in love with the sport he grew up around. Since then, he has logged thousands of days fishing and guiding rivers in Montana and Wisconsin. His passion is for chasing smallmouth bass and musky on area rivers, but loves fishing for anything that will bite. He invited me into his home for an interview about his live and some of his favorite fishing stories.


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The Grass will be here

Jason Durham owns Go Fish! Guide Service out of Park Rapids, MN. He shares some great advice during our interview that might inspire people to get out and enjoy the day.


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