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South Dakota Deaf Anglers Association

A few weeks back, the South Dakota Deaf Anglers were holding their annual tournament on the shores of Lake Oahe near Pierre. The Fishing Crew founder Curt Underhill helped me get in touch with his childhood friend and group member Paul Fosheim for a chat while they fished for northerns in Cow Creek. I learned a lot from this passionate group of anglers, and had a blast chatting with them for a few hours.


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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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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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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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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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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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Travis Swartz is Hank Patterson

Hank Patterson is a larger-than-life character who doesn't give a heck about anyone but himself.  Hank's a beer-drinking, fish catching, lady swooning machine...and he knows it.  That's the character that Travis Swartz gets to play in his videos.  In real life, he's a low-key guy with a past filled with comedy and fishing adventure.  We had a great conversation at the Alex Johnson in Rapid City.  I challenge you not to laugh during the discussion...pretty sure you'll lose.  Good luck!


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Kate Golden - Fish Obsessed

Check out my conversation with Kate Golden, a journalist at sea down in Australia. She has already had some amazing adventures because of fishing, and it has become an obsession that consumes much of her life. Kate and her husband are currently renovating a sailboat for sea travel. She is documenting her journey at kategolden.org where you can sign up for updates and follow along.


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Sturgeon Bay Hometown Boy

Gary Nault is a semi-professional angler and fishing guide from Sturgeon Bay, WI.  He wears his passion for fishing, fishing education, and the Sturgeon Bay area on his sleeve.  I really enjoyed talking with him at the National Professional Anglers Association Conference, and enjoyed the conversation even more the second time around!  Check out what makes Gary so passionate about the sport, and find out the real person behind the success of his guide business. 


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