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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 - Pro tip for trophy pike

Craig Oyler is a multi-season/multi-species angler who travels across the midwest chasing the next big bite. This is a story about some of his fishing buddies who have a very interesting tip about catching big pike on the ice.


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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 - 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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Why you need a good fishing buddy

I love fishing alone, but there are times when having a fishing buddy can make the trip so much better.


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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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Takes two to catch an Oregon salmon

Ron Friedman doesn't claim to be an angler, but has a great fishing story. He and his buddy Steve went looking for Oregon salmon and beat the odds by each catching the same fish.


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Misadventures on the Ice

Curt and Paul remember an ice fishing trip when paul went for an unexpected ride in a portable ice shack.


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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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Riding the tube at Westbend

Curt and Paul remember going out to play in the water one windy South Dakota day.


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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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Unexpected Personal Best Walleye

Joey Plunkett and Bob Landberg went searching for walleyes in South Dakota, only to find that Joey's personal best walleye was waiting in an unexpected spot on the way home.


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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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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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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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Gary Howey and Larry Myhre - Fishing Mentors

Gary and Larry talk about the people who they've looked up to and the people who helped get them into fishing.


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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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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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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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Fly Fishing with a bull whip

Larry Myhre makes custom Bamboo fly rods and loves to chase fish with them. He's tried to get Gary Howey into fly fishing, but there was a slight problem with his backcast. Here is Larry busting his chops.


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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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Nick Schertz - Doing what we love with good friends

Nick Schertz is a member of USA Ice Team. While riding on a bus to the 2018 Ice Fishing World Championships in Kazakhstan, he told me what the WIFC is all about.


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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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Fishing like Chad

Nick Schertz is a member of USA Ice team. He talks about one of the people who has taught him a lot about the european style of ice fishing and how to be successful at it.


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Anthony Rodriguez - Finding WIFC

Anthony Rodriguez is a fishing guide from Michigan and USA Ice Team veteran. He told me about how he came to find the WIFC and what it was like to get into this unique sport. Photo Courtesy: USA Ice Team


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Nate Gloria - Marty Hughes and tournament kayak fishing

Nate Gloria is relatively new to a still young field of kayak fishing enthusiasts. One person really helped jumpstart his career and put him on the path to success.


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Nate Gloria - Kayak fishing dream

Nate Gloria's young career as a kayak tournament angler is on the rise. He won angler of the year of his local club, and tells a story here about his journey to qualifying for the 2019 world championships in Australia! Wise beyond his years.


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Olson boys - Favorite fishing partners

Daniel and Peter Olson have had the opportunity to fish with many influential anglers during their young careers. They talk about their favorite people to fish with in this quick story.


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Fishing with Dr. Olson

David Hanna talks about getting into fly fishing and the man who helped teach him the ropes.


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Big City Attitude

David Hanna tells me one of his favorite fishing stories after telling us some of his nicknames.


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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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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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Tony Mariotti - Family Fishing Cabin legacies

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. He remembers with fond reverence the days of fishing at the cabin in Canada with friends and family.


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Tony Mariotti - Experiences with Friends

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. He talks about the importance of friends, and how his fishing buddies have helped create special memories.


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Tony Mariotti - Falling out of a canoe on fishing opener

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. He and his brother had high expectations for their 2015 fishing opener, but things did not come out the way they had hoped.


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Tony Mariotti's favorite fishing buddy

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. Hear about his favorite fishing buddy, Adam, and how they met.


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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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Don Polovich: Remembering Paul Stabile

"Caster" Don Polovich is a fly angler from Rapid City, S.D. He talks about one of his favorite fishing buddy's, Paul Stabile, and why he appreciated him. Paul passed away in 2016.


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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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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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Softshell surprise

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


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Mako shark centerpiece

Wyatt and some buddies went on a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fl for some fun and deep sea fishing. When a Mako unexpectedly took the bait, Wyatt was up for the fight.


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Caught a deep trouser

Thomas and his buddy went fishing after a day at the movies. The half bottle of hot sauce he had the night before was coming back for revenge.


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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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Snagging a boat in the tailrace

**This episode contains language that might not be appropriate for all listeners. Please use discretion. Buddy, David, and Nichols fish the tailwater below Oahe Dam in Pierre. One other boat in the tailrace makes poor choices and ends up driving over their lines. Craziness ensues.


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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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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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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 - 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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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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Fishing Leased Land

Jim Mollison and some of his fishing buddies fished leased land in Colorado. They found big fish, and big stories.


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Mike Dvorak - Favorite fishing friends

Mike has fished all over the world with some very influential anglers. But he sets the record straight about his favorite fishing buddies.


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Mike Dvorak - Dog talk

Mike Dvorak appreciates his dogs. They are some of his favorite fishing partners.


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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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Mike Dvorak - Catching a Royal Wulf

Mike Dvorak is a professional photographer and part-time fishing guide in Minneapolis, MN. He has more adventure stories than most. One of his favorite fishing stories involves a trip to Canada with some new good friends.


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Team Bang-Bang

Johnathan and Brady talk about their strategy going into the 2017 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza and how their team name came to be.


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Riding the colonel to gravy town

**BE ADVISED, THIS STORY CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER LISTENERS. ** Lifelong friends Tom and John talk about their friendship while fishing in the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. They were having a good time.


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Silver Creek Reservoir

**BE ADVISED: THIS STORY CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF EVENTS AND LANGUAGE THAT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNG LISTENERS** Friends Tom and John talk about their adventure on Silver Creek Reservoir


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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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WOW at the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

The Women on Water (WOW) group has been getting together for 20+ years. They've been fishing at the Ice Fishing Extravaganza for 10, and this is the third year for bra pong. Every year gets better and better for them!


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