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Todd Heitkamp - The DA Family

Todd Heitkamp is a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He is also the proud owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD. He gave us a backstage pass to his fishing career in this conversation. We talked about his passion for fishing and where it comes from, some of the challenges that exist for the "mom and pop" tackle shops, and his proudest moment as an angler.

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Don't count your paddlefish before they're snagged

Trevor Limoges, his father Jerry, and grandfather went snagging for paddlefish in Warsaw, Missouri. Trevor was confident that he would snag a big one, but it didn't quite turn out how he expected.

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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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A big walleye and good conversation

John Schulte and his 33 day old son Brayton sit down to tell a few stories and answer a few questions at the 2017 Ice Institute in Sioux Falls, SD.

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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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Brandon and Wes conversation at 2017 Ice Institute

Brandon and Wes are new fishing buddies who have a mutual respect for each other. They talked a bit about becoming friends and fishing at the Ice Institute

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My 8 lb rainbow

Recorded Live at the 2017 Ice Institute. Dalton remembers his 8 lb rainbow trout caught in Pierre, SD.

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My tarpon got hit by a bull shark

Recorded live at the 2017 Dakota Angler Ice Institute. Derrick Gilbert remembers tarpon fishing in Florida with his family when he hooked into a 150 lb tarpon. A bull shark came along and the fight was on!

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Karma for Uncle George

John's uncle George thought he would have a laugh by giving some bad advice. The joke was on him.

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Mike's maps

Mike Reiley is an angler from Huron, SD. He picked up a fishing map one day, and noticed a few things missing. So he decided to make his own.

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