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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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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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Joey Plunkett - Bucket list locations and losing a big bucketmouth

Joey talks about his dream fishing locations before I hook a giant bucketmouth on my flyrod.


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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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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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Proud of Conservation

In all the year's Joey has been catching fish, it's not a particular catch that he thinks is his proudest moment. It all boils down to conserving the resources for future generations.


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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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Combat Jigs

Joey Plunkett partners with Kyle Scoletta to make and distribute soft plastic lures. They use the proceeds to give back to combat veterans.


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Becoming a Multi-species angler

Joey has enjoyed targeting multiple species of fish since moving to Nebraska from Mississippi. Holmes Lake has become one of his go-to spots. A small body of water in the middle of Lincoln. Great fishing opportunities abound.


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Fishing the Chandeleur Islands

Joey tells the story about going down to the Gulf coast to fish around the Chandeleur Islands.


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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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Larry Myhre - How I started fishing

Larry Myhre grew up fishing in the river. He talks about how he got started and some favorite fishing memories.


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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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Randy Tambke - We Be Crankin for Catfish

Randy Tambke is a catfish hunter and tournament angler from Lincoln, NE. A fluke day of fishing resulting in a big catfish created a life of experimentation and dedication to wiskered water lovers of all types. He knows how to catch catfish and helps others do it through the We B Crankin' Guide Service. You can find out more at www.facebook.com/webcrankinguideservice/.


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Daryl Bauer - It is who I am

Daryl Bauer is a fisheries biologist, educator, and outdoor advocate in Lincoln, NE. We talked about how Daryl got into the fishing field of study, and what keeps him passionate about it after 30+ years.


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Bruce Condello - Managing big gills

Bruce Condello is a dentist and avid angler from Lincoln, NE. He has polished his skills in pond management over the years and knows what it takes to grow big gills. If you're skeptical, check out his site at www.bigbluegill.com. You'll be amazed by some of the photographs.


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Bruce Condello - Why Bluegills are important

Bluegills are a favorite fish of many, but they are also the first fish for many who have taken up outdoor recreation activities. Bruce Condello knows how important they are.


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Bruce Condello - The good addictions

There are many things competing for our time and the time of our children. Bruce Condello breaks down his insight into this challenge and how we can get kids and adults more engaged in the outdoors.


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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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Bruce Condello - Finding Lois and doing it all over again

You'll laugh at what happens at the beginning, and then it gets a little serious. Bruce thinks deep about a common question and gives an uncommon response some of us should take to heart.


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Bruce Condello - Keeping panfish clean of parasites

I bet you don't know how panfish and bass acquire worms in their meat. I didn't until talking with Bruce Condello. He lays out the trifecta needed for parasites to flourish.


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Daryl Bauer - It's about family

Daryl is passionate about educating families about the benefits of the outdoors. This is why it's important to him.


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Daryl Bauer - Keeping secrets

Even though Daryl Bauer is an educator and fishing advocate, that doesn't mean he won't keep secrets for himself. Sometimes its just the little things.


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Daryl Bauer - Optimistic Angler

Daryl is optimistic about the future of angler, and in the game for all the right reasons.


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Daryl Bauer - The fish of a few casts

**Warning** This story may trigger some of your muskie anglers who have trouble catching big fish.


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Daryl Bauer - Prized brook trout

Daryle has many proud moments, but one of his favorite fish is a special brook trout in northwest Nebraska.


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Daryl Bauer - Good at fishing

Fishing is what Daryl Bauer knows, and is proud of his accomplishments.


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Daryl Bauer - Full Interview

Daryl Bauer is a biologist with the Nebraska Game and Parks. He is a self-proclaimed "one trick pony" and is proud of knowing a lot about fishing. We had a great chat in Lincoln, Nebraska in a dungeon -like room of the Lancaster events center.


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Best Fisherman in Nebraska

Bob Landberg talks about his pick for the best fisherman in Nebraska. Neil Smith.


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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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