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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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