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Fish Stories Feature: Short Stories and Live at the Akaska Walleye Classic

This is a few short stories and a few stories told live all rolled into one. Eddie Salmeron talks about a memorable experience as a nine year old, Monty Nelson reminisces about catching walleye in Canada, and the Crawfords tell a few stories live in SD.


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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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Fishing Big Sauk Lake with Big D

Darrel Carlson has become a fanatic about fishing Sauk Lake at Big Sauk Resort in central Minnesota. He and I chatted while trolling for anything that would bite one hot July day in 2017.


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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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South Dakota's state record walleye

Georgine Chytka was fishing with her son one November day in 1975 when she landed a fish that many thought would never be landed in South Dakota...A new state record walleye.


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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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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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Walleye of a lifetime

Buddy Seiner is the founder of Fish Stories. This is the story about the largest walleye he has ever caught, and the fight he had later with his conscience. Recorded on his smartphone to prove that it can be done by anyone.


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Legacy of Georgine Chytka

Georgine Chytka was fishing with her son one November day in 1975 when she landed South Dakota's state record walleye. She talks about her favorite fishing and the legacy that she'd like to leave behind.


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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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Charlie Moore - Getting Grounded

Charlie Moore spent many years as a professional angler. When the industry began to get the best of him, he decided to get back to what was truly important in his life.


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Peter Olson - My biggest walleye

Peter Olson remembers the largest walleye he caught while on a family fishing vacation in Minnesota.


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Geremy Olson - Ghost guiding on the Missouri

Geremy Olson tells a story about old fishing friends and how their remote advice was missed on one day of fishing.


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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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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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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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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 - Falling out of a canoe on fishing opener

Tony is an angler & outdoor educator from the heart of Minnesota lakes country. He and his brother had high expectations for their 2015 fishing opener, but things did not come out the way they had hoped.


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Bars and Bears

Bob Landberg is an 83 year old angler from North Platte, NE who loves to fish. He's had some epic adventures over the years, and has the photos to prove it. We dusted off some of those rusty old photos and shared some of his memories from out on the water. Salmon, walleye, battles won, and battles lost.


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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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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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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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Paul Nester - Catching a stringer of walleyes

Paul Nester is the managing editor of Midwest Hunting & Fishing Magazine. He tells a story about fall fishing on Lake Poinsett with his brother-in-law while in college. Some people have caught big fish, but how many people have done this!?


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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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Brian Brosdahl - First guide trip for "Bro"

Brian "Bro" Brosdahl grew up on a Minnesota resort. He got an opportunity to guide at an early age, and loved the experience!


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Sunscreen walleye scent

Jim Mollison tells a story about him and his wife Susan fishing for walleye's. Susan's secret bait scent made all the difference that day.


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NWT Pro Champ

This is the story about Duane Hjelm's (pronounced Jelm) first win on the National Walleye Tour, fishing a lake he had never fished before pre-fishing for six days prior. Duane is from Ft. Pierre, S.D. and has aspirations for being a better angler in the future. He tells a great story about his early career success.


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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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