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David Sawatzky - Snapper Dave

How often have you driven past someone fishing in a creek or lake without considering what stories they might be able to tell you? I hope this encounter encourages you to stop and talk to a fishing stranger next time you are out and about. You never know what you might learn. David Sawatzky is a self-made guy living in Aberdeen. His latest hobby surprises a lot of people but gives him a rush like no other!


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Pro to Pastor - Charlie Moore

Charlie Moore has been involved in fishing his entire life. His journey into pro angling, and corresponding career, bring great memories for him. HIs exit from the pros, and life after, might surprise you. Find out what happened to this pro angler after fishing for a living.


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Jens Lund Interviewing Bob Propst Sr. - Part 1

In 2002, Jens Lund came to Pierre, SD contracted to do an oral history project about the Lewis and Clark expedition, interviewing people all the way along the Missouri River. His task was to talk with people who have lived on the river and utilized it to create a sustainable income. His interview with legendary fishing guide and angling innovator, Bob Propst Sr. was one of the best. This is part one, courtesy of the South Dakota Arts Council and the South Dakota State Historical Society. Thanks to Jens Lund for the audio and photos. http://artscouncil.sd.gov | https://history.sd.gov/


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Shaun Lezotte - Black Hills Fly Fishing Guide full interview

Shaun Lezotte is a fly fishing guide with Dakota Angler and Outfitter in Rapid City, So. Dak. He has been fly fishing since he was a teenager, but loves traditional fishing methods just as well. We sat down in the comfort of the new fly shop on a busy Jackson Blvd to talk fishing, hunting, significant others, and what the future holds.


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Shaun Lezotte's favorite fishing partner

When I asked who Shaun's favorite person to fish with was, I knew what answer I was hoping for. The stories did not disappoint.


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Geremy Olson - Getting into fishing

Geremy talks about his love for the outdoors and how he got into fishing.


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Geremy Olson - Proud Dad moments

Geremy and Kirsten Olson are raising outdoor enthusiasts and business owners Daniel and Peter Olson. Geremy's pride is palpable.


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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 - 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 - 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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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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Caster Don: Remembering Michigan...finding South Dakota

"Caster" Don Polovich is a fly angler from Rapid City, S.D. He told me about his childhood in Michigan while fishing below the Oahe dam on a unseasonably warm December morning.


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Mike Dvorak - Photographing Cuba

Fish Stories is not all about the fish. Sometimes, it's the stories and life experiences of anglers that make them so interesting... fish or no fish. Mike Dvorak is a professional photographer and angler from Minneapolis, MN. This is one of his amazing stories that isn't about fish.


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Mike Dvorak - Floating the Mekong River

Mike Dvorak is a professional photographer and angler from Minnesota. His stories,angling and non-angling alike, are incredible. This crazy story takes us to the Mekong river, and fate and luck play a leading role.


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Mike Dvorak - Full Interview

Mike Dvorak is a professional photographer and angler from Minnesota. He has travelled the world shooting for Fly Fishing Magazines, The NY Times, Outdoor/Conservation publications, book publishers, and others. We talked fishing, but we also talked about some of the adventures that makes Mike such an interesting person. His life, like the lives of many anglers, holds so much more than just fish.


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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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