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Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - The Death of Jim Hudson

**THIS STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS AND LANGUAGE THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL LISTENERS. PLEASE USE DISCRETION.** Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a writer, photographer, speaker, and outdoor enthusiast from Wisconsin. In 2013, her husband, Jim Hudson, passed away after falling through the ice while ice fishing. Her stoic resolve while telling the story of Jim's death comes from years of advocacy and education around ice safety.


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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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Bob Holzhei - Remembering Grandfather

Bob Hozhei has very fond memories of a grandfather who he idolized.


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Bob Holzhei - Family fishing memories

Bob Holzhei grew up on a family farm. Hard work and memories of meager times exist about his childhood, but the positive memories of fishing and outdoor recreation shine through.


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Bob Holzhei - Shirley Holzhei

Bob Holzhei gives much of the credit for his successes to his wife Shirley. His vehement praise for her support and love is expressed with pride.


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Lucky (Podcast version)

Jordan Rodriguez is the outdoor columnist for the Idaho Statesman. He has been fishing since he and his father took up the sport when Jordan was young. Some of his earliest memories, and favorite stories, involve a fishing pole and some excitement. Join Jordan on some of his favorite fishing adventures, and a journey through his early career as an avid angler.


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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 - 11-year-old guide

Craig Oyler is a multi-season/multi-species angler who travels across the midwest chasing the next big bite. He started guiding his dad's friends when he was 11-years-old, and new right away that he wanted to fish all the time.


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It takes a family to catch a shark

Lillian Seiner tells a short story about fishing for shark in Hawaii proving that fishing stories need not be long or factual to be fun to listen to.


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Let's Go Fishing

Stan Wright is a media icon in the state of Hawaii. Now retired, Stan talks about his life as an angler, host of "Lets Go Fishing" television and shares stories about fishing with his family in Hawaii.


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Joey Plunkett - Fishing with Sisters

Joey is a multi-species angler transplanted from Mississippi to Nebraska. He told me about fishing with his sisters and what it was like growing up with them.


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Dad pranks Dad

Paul tells the story about Curt's dad pranking his dad while fishing down at Westbend in South Dakota.


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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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Aunt Cooter

Joey Plunkett is a Mississippi transplant living in the great state of Nebraska. He has fond memories of growing up in rural Mississippi and his family that he fished with. This is one of his favorite fishing stories about his Great Aunt "Cooter" Sue and some toothy critters that paid them a visit.


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Fishing with Dad and the power of storytelling

Joey favorite person to fish with, his dad, has taught him many things over the years. He has also passed on stories about people Joey never had a chance to meet.


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Bass with Grandpa and meeting Bob Landberg

Joey talks about his earliest fishing memory fishing with his grandfather before telling us the story about how he met his "surrogate" grandfather in Bob Landberg


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Larry Myhre & Gary Howey - Fishing with Wives

Gary and Larry have had some great adventures together. But the reason they can take those adventures is because their families are so understanding and open to the lifestyle. It helps that they take their wives along for a fishing adventure once-in-a-while.


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Chignik Childhood

Whitney Anderson grew up in a commercial fishing family in Chignik, Alaska. Her experiences fishing with her family, and values she picked up along the way have helped her create her own art business and fashion line. She shared some of the lessons she learned, and some of her childhood memories with us over the phone.


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Fishing Defines Me

Jim Mollison has been fishing for nearly 80 years. He's learned a thing or two during that time, and has some great memories on the water. We sat down with Jim to share some of those memories and learn about what makes him so passionate about the sport we all love.


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Quitting Fishing

Dan Maio grew up as a keen fisherman in Australia. This is a story about his life as an angler and how one fish changed his whole perspective. Special thanks to The Getaway Plan for allowing us to use a few tracks from their Dark Horses album. A link to the original facebook post can be found on our podcast page: http://fishstories.libsyn.com/fish-stories-feature-002-quitting-fishing Music - In order of appearance: "Cielo" by Huma-Huma "Dreamer/Parallels (Feat. Freeds)" by The Getaway Plan "Last Words" by The Getaway Plan


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Paul and Doug talking guides

Paul and Doug are members of the South Dakota Deaf Anglers. They hold an annual tournament at various locations in South Dakota and have a great time busting each others chops.


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What I leaved from fishing

Whitney Anderson grew up in a commercial fishing family in Alaska. The life lessons she learned from fishing, and memories made on the water, still stick with her today.


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Lucy - Favorite Fishing Companion

This is a story about how a dog from Harrold, SD came to become my favorite fishing companion and best friend.


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Fishing with Chad

Steph grew up fishing. He often took his brother, and his brother's friend along for the adventure. Chad was that friend, and now he and Steph are good fishing buds.


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White Bass with Lilly and Mya

I took my daughters fly fishing for white bass a few years ago. We didn't fish long, but really caught some nice fish.


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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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Largest fish in the Olson family

Daniel Olson tell the story about his younger sister landing the largest fish the Olson family had ever caught.


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Peter Olson - My biggest walleye

Peter Olson remembers the largest walleye he caught while on a family fishing vacation in Minnesota.


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Geremy Olson - Proud Dad moments

Geremy and Kirsten Olson are raising outdoor enthusiasts and business owners Daniel and Peter Olson. Geremy's pride is palpable.


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Daniel Olson - Frog Fish vs. Minnow Fish

The Olson family was out ice fishing when they learned a valuable lesson about experimentation and observation.


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Why I Hate Ice Fishing

Mitch remembers one of his earliest ice fishing memories that may have fueled a bit of disdain for the sport today. Dean Nachtigal and Jack Tisdale working smarter, not harder, to have a fun day on the ice.


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Intro to HT and the Gruhl Family

Tom Gruenwald is an outdoor journalist, fishing educator, published author, and television show host. He is also the marketing/sales manager for HT Enterprises, Inc. He gave up some floor time at the 2017 St. Paul Ice Fishing Show to talk about his intro to HT and the family that made it all possible.


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Orval and Joyce Larson discuss fishing with their kids, and raising them.

Orval and Joyce Larson discuss fishing with their kids, and raising them.


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Catfish in the bathtub

Joyce Frasier remembers catching a big fish when she was young. Her pride prompted Joyce to bring her catch home to show it off to the family.


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Fishing is Family

Doug "Duke" Seiner is a lifelong angler from Mitchell South Dakota.   He's also my dad.  He is one of those dads who goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has a good experience.  You know, the kind of dad who would create/host outdoor events, make trophies, take you out of school early to go hunting fishing and sometimes (albeit unknowingly) embarrass you in front of a crowd.  Another thing he has always been good at is telling stories. Fish Stories is about family, friends, and the anglers we care about. At the end of the day, that’s a lot of what fishing is to my dad.  Music (In order of Appearance): Puzzle Pieces - Lee Rosevere RSPN - Blank and Klatt  Siesta - Jahzzar Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100499 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ "Fargo" - Riot


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Fishing with Doug Frasier

Doug Frasier met Joyce and it was love at first sight. Listen to Joyce Frasier talk about meeting her husband and getting him into the sport she was passionate about.


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Hook in dad's hand

Adam Leiferman tells a story from his childhood that left a scar in more ways then one.


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Like Mother Like Son

Dan Frasier has a genesis story that is a bit different from most. His mother, Joyce, was the person primarily responsible for teaching him how to fish, and feeding his fishing curiosity as a youngster. This story is about Joyce and the impact she has had on the Frasier family fishing traditions. Joyce grew up fishing with her grandfather, and has always had fishing in her life. She fell in love with the sport at an early age and has been at it ever since. After Dan began fly fishing, he took Joyce under his wing and taught her the ropes. That has become her new passion. She loves fishing with her children and her grandchildren, and she loves fishing on her own. Most of all...she loves sharing her stories and her experiences with the ones she cares about. Music (in order of appearance): "Tonto" - Silent Partner "Chances" - Silent Partner "Sugar Pines" - Wes Hutchinson "Someone's in the Kitchen" - Ella Frasier "Bittersweet" - Silent partner


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Kids fishing with sticks

Dan Frasier and his mother, Joyce, reminiscing about fishing experiences of old.


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Casting dad's fishing pole off a bridge

Joyce recalls her greatest catch of all time...and it didn't involve fish.


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Fishy Brothers

Dan and his mother Joyce talk about Dan's brother Michael and how fishy he is.


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Grampy Helping to Unhook a Bluegill

Dan Frasier and his mother Joyce remember a fishing trip with his father's parents.


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Lucky

Jordan Rodriguez is the outdoor columnist for the Idaho Statesman. He has been fishing since he and his father took up the sport when Jordan was young. Some of his earliest memories, and favorite stories, involve a fishing pole and some excitement.  Join Jordan on some of his favorite fishing adventures, and a journey through his early career as an avid angler.  


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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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Big Smallie and Big Cat

Dominick and his brother Miles tell some cool stories about fishing with their dad. They have been spoiled as young anglers, that's for sure!


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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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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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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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Emmett Brown - Proudest angling moment

Emmett Brown is proud of the work he's done for the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI. But what are his proudest moments as an angler?


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Crazy hats at the Jaycees

Chad Christian has been fishing the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza for 10 years. The tradition that his father created is a strong one.


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Donkey Brothers

John and Greg have always been close brothers and have called each other donkey since watching Grizzly Adams on television. The tradition continues to the ice in an unusual way.


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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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