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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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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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Bruce Condello - Fishing with my dad

Bruce had no problems thinking of a fishing mentor to talk about. His stories might ring a bell for some of you, and his advice rings true.


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Bruce Condello's favorite fishing story

Surprisingly, Bruce Condello's favorite fishing story does not revolve around a bluegill. It's a toothy critter that he has spent a lot of time chasing.


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Andy Moore - Crappies, walleyes, bass, kayaks catch and release

Andy Moore is an artist and kayak angler from Lincoln, Nebraska. He has been fishing for over 50 years and has accumulated some amazing fishing stories. His most famous (or infamous) is about a big crappie that Andy never thought he would see. Many others fill this interview along with some good laughs. Enjoy the conversation!


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Andy Moore - Influential angler dad

Andy Moore's dad was his hero, and is the reason he is passionate about angling.


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Tony Mariotti - Hardwired to fish

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. His passion for fishing, he believes, is hardwired into his DNA.


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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 - Back into Fishing

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. He left the fishing community for a while, and looks back on how he got back into it and what that has meant to him.


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Tony Mariotti - Lost muskie and smallmouth playing dead

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. He tells a crazy story about muskie fishing on Lake of the Woods. You just can't make this stuff up!


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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'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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Catching Dad's Walleye

Jarret was fishing with his dad early one morning when the unexpected happened.


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Stephen Wisner - Fishing with Dad

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He shares a special bond with his father through fishing, and talks about what that means to him.


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