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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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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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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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Knuckles Malone the French Bulldog

Knuckles Malone is a French Bulldog and Dustin Hafner's fishing buddy. He is also the mascot for DH custom rods. We hear how these two found each other, and how DH Custom rods got their start, in this short fish story. DHcustomrods.com


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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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2018 Dakota Angler Ice Institute Pro Panel

Four pros telling stories about their lives as anglers, favorite fishing memories, first guide trips, and favorite mentors in the industry.


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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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Dennis Kassube - Fishing with Grandpa

Dennis Kassube grew up fishing. When he was three, his grandpa put him in his boat, and he's been attached to this sport ever since. He has fond memories fishing with his grandpa and shared a few with the group at the 2018 Ice Institute Pro Panel.


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Jason Durham - The In-Fisherman Experience

Jason Durham had a lot of great mentors and fishing opportunities while growing up in northern Minnesota. But there was one resource that inspired him and motivated him to do more.


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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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Jason Durham - Catch and keep vertebrae

Jason has a lot of great fishing stories. He told this one at the 2018 Dakota Angler Ice Institute Pro Panel with a twist ending.


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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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Brian "Bro" Brosdahl - Al and Ron Lindner are animals

Bro has a great story about the Lindner guys that has a happy ending...for them anyway.


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Andy Stromsness - Hooked on Hardwater memories

Andy helps out with Hooked on Hardwater, an affiliated program of the Club for Boys in Rapid City, SD. 60 pros come from all around the country (and Canada) to forge valuable relationships with club members, and spend some much needed time on the ice in South Dakota's Black Hills.


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Chad Cummings - Hooked on Hardwater memories

Chad helps out with Hooked on Hardwater, an affiliated program of the Club for Boys in Rapid City, SD. 60 pros come from all around the country (and Canada) to forge valuable relationships with club members, and spend some much needed time on the ice in South Dakota's Black Hills.


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James Girard - Hooked on Hardwater memories

Hooked on Hardwater is a program created by Craig Oyler dedicated to enhancing the lives and outdoor experiences of members at the Club for Boys in Rapid City, So. Dak. 60+ professional anglers from all around the country and Canada forge bonds with children that will never be broken.


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Cody Magnuson - Hooked on Hardwater memories

Chad helps out with Hooked on Hardwater, an affiliated program of the Club for Boys in Rapid City, SD. 60 pros come from all around the country (and Canada) to forge valuable relationships with club members, and spend some much needed time on the ice in South Dakota's Black Hills.


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Hooked on Hardwater Memories

Robbi volunteers with Hooked on Hardwater, an affiliated program of the Club for Boys in Rapid City, SD. 60 pros come from all around the country (and Canada) to forge valuable relationships with club members, and spend some much needed time on the ice in South Dakota's Black Hills.


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Hooked on Hardwater

Jarrod and Shantel are an angling couple from Lennox, and pro staffers for Clam Outdoors. They help out with Hooked on Hardwater, an affiliated program of the Club for Boys in Rapid City, SD. 60 pros come from all around the country (and Canada) to forge valuable relationships with club members, and spend some much needed time on the ice in South Dakota's Black Hills.


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Hooked on Hardwater Memories

Don and Tristan Cox are Nebraska ranchers and pro anglers who help out with Hooked on Hardwater, an affiliated program of the Club for Boys in Rapid City, SD. 60 pros come from all around the country (and Canada) to forge valuable relationships with club members, and spend some much needed time on the ice in South Dakota's Black Hills.


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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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