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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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Kenneth Kieser - Why he does it

Kenneth Kieser, outdoor communicator and educator, talked with me at the 2018 Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers about why he does what he does.


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Kenneth Kieser - Meeting Stu Apte

Kenneth Kieser, outdoor communicator and educator, talked with me at the 2018 Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers about the first time he met Stu Apte, and the impression it made on a young outdoor communicator like himself.


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Kenneth Kieser - Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Kenneth Kieser, outdoor communicator and educator, talked with me at the 2018 Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers about what it means for him to have been inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.


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Halverson Lake

If Jordan could be out fishing at this moment, chances are, he's going to fish Halverson Lake.


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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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Craig Oyler - Don't bring a walleye rod to a laker fight

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. This is one of his favorite stories about fishing with a friend and equipment not up to the task of hauling in a Black Hills laker.


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Craig Oyler - Legend of Waypoint 107

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. He created some buzz in the fishing communities when he began referencing a "secret spot" as waypoint 107. Love everything about this story and the message behind it. Enjoy.


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Craig Oyler - Allure of the Laker

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. Here he talks about what makes Lake Trout fishing so fantastic for him.


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A flatworm stealing smallie

Josh Bertrand is a professional angler from Arizona who made the haul up to Lake Oahe for an Elite Series showdown. He figured out South Dakota's smallies enough to take 8th overall, but had one memorable fish that didn't even help him at the weigh-in.


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Even the best miss a big one or two

Boyd Duckett is a Bassmaster Classic champion from Guntersville, Alabama. He found himself fishing on championship Monday on Lake Oahe in Pierre, So. Dak. on July 2, 2018 in the hunt for the Elite Series title. Lake Oahe gave him a chance to seal the deal, but the big green South Dakota smallies had other plans.


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An Unexpected Catch

Craig Mickelson is a realtor from Aberdeen, S.D. He is also an avid angler fishing almost 200 days in a good year. Craig told us a story about catching a big drum in an unexpected place, and chatted with us a bit about being a responsible angler and business person. Cameo by Casey Weismantel himself.


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Fishing Big Sauk Lake with Big D

Darrel Carlson has become a fanatic about fishing Sauk Lake at Big Sauk Resort in central Minnesota. He and I chatted while trolling for anything that would bite one hot July day in 2017.


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South Dakota Deaf Anglers Association

A few weeks back, the South Dakota Deaf Anglers were holding their annual tournament on the shores of Lake Oahe near Pierre. The Fishing Crew founder Curt Underhill helped me get in touch with his childhood friend and group member Paul Fosheim for a chat while they fished for northerns in Cow Creek. I learned a lot from this passionate group of anglers, and had a blast chatting with them for a few hours.


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Catching Crappies with a 2 year old

Grayson and his dad Buddy fished in Big Saux lake one cool Memorial Day morning in 2018. They caught Grayson’s first crappie, and a few others that morning.


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Not so Goode after all

The attempt and failure to catch fish in a lake overflowing with monster brook trout


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Joey Plunkett - Favorite fish and biggest

Joey loves fishing and talks about his most favorite fish to catch and the story behind the biggest fish he's landed to date.


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Fishing Lessons and Defining Success

Joey talks about what fishing has taught him before sharing his perception of what it means to be successful on the water


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Proud of Conservation

In all the year's Joey has been catching fish, it's not a particular catch that he thinks is his proudest moment. It all boils down to conserving the resources for future generations.


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Becoming a Multi-species angler

Joey has enjoyed targeting multiple species of fish since moving to Nebraska from Mississippi. Holmes Lake has become one of his go-to spots. A small body of water in the middle of Lincoln. Great fishing opportunities abound.


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Gary Howey and Larry Myhre - Chasing Catfish in Canada

One of the best fishing trips these two ever ha was coming out of Lake of the Woods and looking to burn an extra two days. They found a favorite catfish hole that later produced a big walleye bite.


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Fishing Ice Lake

Jim Mollison describes his first time fishing high-country water known as Ice Lake, and the unusual experience they had there.


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Gary's Rock Bass

Gary and Larry have had some great adventures together. Larry tells his favorite story about catching big rock bass on the Missouri River.


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Hook in the hand...and the pants

Jason Durham owns Go Fish! Guide Service out of Park Rapids, MN. He's never been hooked as a fishing guide, but tells about a time when things did not go right for one of his clients.


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Fishing with Chief Justice

Jason Durham owns Go Fish! Guide Service out of Park Rapids, MN. He remembers one of his favorite memories fishing with a chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and getting a great story out of the day.


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Fishing the Wildside

Chip Leer is a professional outdoor communicator and educator from Walker, MN. His passion for fishing and the great outdoors is something that we can all strive to achieve. This episode will definitely help you become a more passionate and successful angler.   Music:  Jason Shaw - "Mountain Sun" Josh Woodward - "I Will Not Let You Down"


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Breaking the Ice

Jordan reads a story from one of his columns about determination on the ice and how it paid off for him and one of his buds on Henry's Lake in eastern Idaho.


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Bullheads and missing fishing

Joyce and Orval Larson have been fishing for almost all of their 62+ years together. They shared some memories and thoughts about what they miss most.


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Lake Sharp Smallies on the Fly

John Cooper talks about exploring the smallmouth fishing on Lake Sharpe in South Dakota with Tony Dean. It was one of those days that he'll never forget.


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Crappies in texas - Lake Fork

Bob Landberg shares a story about fishing for crappies in Lake Fork. A premier black bass fishery.


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Softshell surprise

Jordan Rodriguez tells one of his favorite stories about a trip with friends, and an unexpected catch.


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Don't Worry Son, I'll Catch Him For You

Noal Nelson told us a story at the 2017 Dakota Angler Ice Institute about his dad's angling heroics on Lake Poinsett.


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Reaching into the ice hole for a walleye

Melissa recorded a story live at the 2017 Ice Institute about her love of ice fishing and her boyfriend's act of fishing heroism.


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1 Bass for 2

Recorded live at the 2017 Dakota Angler Ice Institute. Cooper and his dad tell a story about two anglers catching one bass at the same time.


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Paul Nester - Catching a stringer of walleyes

Paul Nester is the managing editor of Midwest Hunting & Fishing Magazine. He tells a story about fall fishing on Lake Poinsett with his brother-in-law while in college. Some people have caught big fish, but how many people have done this!?


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Losing and catching a Devil's Lake Northern

Shawn and family friend Jeff were on a fishing adventure in North Dakota when the unbelievable happened. They had to work together to catch a fish that had almost bested them all.


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Catching Dad's Walleye

Jarret was fishing with his dad early one morning when the unexpected happened.


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Brad Hawthorne's first guide trip

Brad Hawthorne's is a fishing guide on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. When he was 19, he bought a bait shop. The rest...is history. Recorded live at the 2018 Dakota Angler Ice Institute Pro Panel.


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Brian Brosdahl - First guide trip for "Bro"

Brian "Bro" Brosdahl grew up on a Minnesota resort. He got an opportunity to guide at an early age, and loved the experience!


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Brad Hawthorne - Using the can in my boat

Brad Hawthorne is a fishing guide on Mille Lacs Lake. His favorite fishing story has suspense, humor, and a bit of uneasiness.


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Dennis Kassube - First time fishing with Tony Dean

Dennis Kassube had just moved to South Dakota. His new friend, Tony Dean, wanted to film a show with him on a lake Dennis had never fished before. Spoiler...Dennis ended up doing a lot more shows with Tony Dean.


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NWT Pro Champ

This is the story about Duane Hjelm's (pronounced Jelm) first win on the National Walleye Tour, fishing a lake he had never fished before pre-fishing for six days prior. Duane is from Ft. Pierre, S.D. and has aspirations for being a better angler in the future. He tells a great story about his early career success.


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Mike Dvorak - Story about a Cuttie

Mike Dvorak has a lot of amazing stories. Some of them are even about fishing. Mike used to dream about catching big cutthroat trout when fishing backcountry lakes with his dad. Many years later, his dream would become reality.


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Let's Go Fishing at Jaycees

Chuck is a volunteer for Let's Go Fishing, a charitable organization focused on giving great fishing opportunities to veterans an the elderly. He told us a little bit about what they do, and added his secret to catching more fish on the ice.


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Sunday Family at the Jaycees

The Sunday family has a long tradition of coming to the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. They've even won in the past. But the most important thing to them is having a good time with family.


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