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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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Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - Learning from Jim Hudson

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a writer, photographer, speaker, and outdoor enthusiast from Wisconsin. She learned a lot about ice fishing from her late husband Jim Hudson. She remembers fondly these learning experiences and the man who delivered them.


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Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - First Time Ice Fishing

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a writer, photographer, speaker, and outdoor enthusiast from Wisconsin. She talks about the very first experience she had ice fishing with her late husband Jim Hudson.


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Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - Folklore of Ice Fishing

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a writer, photographer, speaker, and outdoor enthusiast from Wisconsin. In college, she studied the folklore of Wisconsin ice fishing, despite having never set foot on the ice to fish. She interviewed ice anglers about why they do what they do, and lit the fire for a lifelong passion that she pursues today.


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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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Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - Women on Ice

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a writer, photographer, speaker, and outdoor enthusiast from Wisconsin. She talks about how a tragic event led her to finding an organization that fuels her passion today.


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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 - Hooked on Hardwater

Craig Oyler is a multi-season/multi-species angler who travels across the midwest chasing the next big bite. His 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.


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Craig Oyler - For the love of Ice Fishing

Craig Oyler is a multi-season/multi-species angler who travels across the midwest chasing the next big bite. His passion for ice fishing, and the Black Hills, is second to none. This is why.


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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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Craig Oyler - First time ice fishing

Craig Oyler is a multi-season/multi-species angler who travels across the midwest chasing the next big bite. He remembers the first time his dad took him ice fishing, and remembers is fondly.


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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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Joey Plunkett - Favorite fish and biggest

Joey loves fishing and talks about his most favorite fish to catch and the story behind the biggest fish he's landed to date.


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Disqualified twice

Myron Gilbert is an angler with a long resume. Here he talks about two disqualifications that he'll never forget.


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USA Ice Team: Part 2

USA Ice Team is on their way to Kazakhstan to compete in the World Ice Fishing Championships. This story takes off right where Part 1 left off. If you haven't listened to that yet, please do that first. We learn more about this sport and the guys who represent our country overseas.


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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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Ice Fishing Etiquette

Myron Gilbert and Chad Schaub discuss how to have a good, friendly day on the ice.


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Jig size matters

Nick Schertz is a member of USA Ice team. He took the time after practice at the World Ice Fishing Championships in Kazakhstan to tell me about his jigs and how they are sized.


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Palm Rods and how to rig them

Nick Schertz is a member of USA Ice team. He talks about palm rods and how to rig them for success.


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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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Sweden Ice Fishing Team

Johan was the team captain for Sweden's 2018 Ice fishing team. I caught up with him during their practice session to learn about his journey to the World Championships and how they will fair.


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Ranel Kommits - Full Interview from the ice

Ranel has been ice fishing since he was 15. In 2018, he was one of the top ranked ice anglers from Estonia. He was competing for his country in Kazakhstan at the 2018 World Ice Fishing Championships.


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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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2nd place is the first loser

Anthony Rodriguez is a competitive ice angler and member of USA Ice Team. He tells a story about tournament fishing in South Dakota that drills up bad memories.


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Being the Best

Jacob Meek was fishing his first World Ice Fishing Championship as a member of USA Ice team in 2018. He wanted to compete against the best in the world, and got to do it in Kazakhstan.


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Getting Anthony into guiding

Chad Schaub is a member of USA Ice team. He remembers how he helped get fellow team member, Anthony Rodriguez, into the guiding business.


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Losing a phone, catching a marmooska in Kazakhstan

Ranel Kommits is one of the top ranked ice anglers in Estonia. He was competing in his first ever World Ice Fishing Championships this year (2018) in Kazakhstan. We had some time to chat while he was catching big bream during the final official practice day to hear about Ranel's ice fishing career and some stories from the championship.


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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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USA Ice Team: Day 1

After recovering from a 27 hour journey to the other side of the planet, USA Ice Team prepares for the World Ice Fishing Championships in Kazakhstan. Nick Schertz talks about his ideal scenario coming into an event that the United States has never medaled in overseas.


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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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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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USA Ice Team: Part 1

USA Ice Team consists of a group of guys who compete at the World Ice Fishing Championships. This is the olympics of ice fishing. USA Ice Team has never medaled overseas, but will be trying again this March when they travel to Kazakhstan. Fish Stories will document their trip and help tell their story along the way. This is the beginning of their 2018 pursuit of gold and fishing fame.


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Fishing the Wildside

Chip Leer is a professional outdoor communicator and educator from Walker, MN. His passion for fishing and the great outdoors is something that we can all strive to achieve. This episode will definitely help you become a more passionate and successful angler.   Music:  Jason Shaw - "Mountain Sun" Josh Woodward - "I Will Not Let You Down"


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Second place is the first loser

Anthony tells a story about fishing a South Dakota Ice Fishing tourney with Chad Schaub...and a little drama.


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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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Remembering Jane Goeschel

Roger Goeschel found the love of his life when he met Jane. Not only was she smart and beautiful, but she shared many of the same interests and Roger. He remembers her fondly.


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Tackle Terry Tuma

Terry Tuma, one of the most recognizable fishing aficionados in the state of Minnesota, talks about how he got his nickname, what he loves about fishing, and a few of his favorite fishing stories.


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75 years fishing and counting

Mark Liesener took a time-out from helping his son sell Big Bite ice houses to chat about his fishing career. It's still going strong.


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Bucket Hoodie

Like many of us, Shawn Miller is a bucket fisherman. He likes to store things in his bucket for easy access and storage. He was tired, however, of stuff always getting wet/dusty, falling out, or being difficult to carry. So, he made a few improvements to the everyday bucket.


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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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Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association

Roger Goeschel helped create the Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association, and is still an active member and advocate for the sport today.


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Hook Line and Threader

Ashley Veglahn owns Hook Line and Threader, an innovative product made in the USA that keeps your bait alive and attached to your setup. Listen to Ashely talk about how this concept came to be.


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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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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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A "big" northern and wet shoes

Makayla told us a few stories at the 2017 Ice Institute in Sioux Falls, SD


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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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Kamikaze Perch

Kassie recorded a story at the 2017 Ice Institute about a small dam with crazy perch.


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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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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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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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Don't mess with your buddy

Dave Hunter talked to us at the 2017 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Festival. He shared some wise words about keeping karma on your side.


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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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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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The gift of ice fishing extravaganza

Megan and her mother Donna talk about their strategy for the 2017 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.


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Alaska Bushman in Brainerd

The one and only Alaska Bushman was walking around the 2017 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza raising money for Alaska's Healing Hearts. He gave us a few minutes of his time to chat.


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Losing a pike in the boundary waters

Kevin was the only angler in a group of friends on an adventure in the Boundary Waters. Fishing was difficult, and Kevin remembers trying to catch dinner for the group, and not having the best luck.


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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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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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Fish dance for luck

While time was running out on the 2017 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza, Jim went to his go-to fish dance to drum up some action.


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Let's Go Fishing at Jaycees

Chuck is a volunteer for Let's Go Fishing, a charitable organization focused on giving great fishing opportunities to veterans an the elderly. He told us a little bit about what they do, and added his secret to catching more fish on the ice.


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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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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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