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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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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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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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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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Mike Dvorak - Gray Foxes

Mike Dvorak had a spooky evening on the stream when voices game from the trees. Were the trolls? Aliens? Not even close.


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Stephen Wisner - Growing up fly fishing

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He's been around fly fishing ever since he was a child, and his mentors were the original OG's of the industry.


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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame - The Beginning

The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying historical artifacts of the freshwater fishing community. Emmett Brown, executive director, told me how it all began.


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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame - The Big Muskie

The main attraction to the FFHOF is the giant muskie. Visitors may climb to the observatory in the gaping jaws of the beast, or enjoy history in its belly. Either way, you're in a giant muskie!!


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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame - Catch and Release Records

The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame was one of the very first entities to track catch and release fishing record data. It has become an important part of their mission, and others who have followed suit.


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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame - Emmett Brown's favorite things

The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame is known by many, but there are some things that still surprise visitors to the venue. Emmett specifies a few of his favorite things.


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Emmett Brown - Watching a bobber

This is not revolutionary or original, but the fact remains that a bobber going down is one of the most fascinating phenomena to ever hit the fishing world. Emmett tells us about his appreciation for it.


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Emmett Brown - Proudest angling moment

Emmett Brown is proud of the work he's done for the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI. But what are his proudest moments as an angler?


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Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - Legacies and proud moments

Emmett Brown has been the executive director of the FFHOF for over 15 years. He is proud of the work they have accomplished during his time and hopes for a bright future for the hall and museum.


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Emmett Brown - Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - Full Interview

Emmett Brown is the executive director of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. His story, and the work they are doing at the Hall, is inspiring. Check out the full interview, and small bits of it in the archive.


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Stephen Wisner - Being a Fishing Guide

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He guides clients to memorable adventures chasing muskie and smallmouth bass. This is what it's like to be a guide.


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Stephen Wisner - Starting Eau Claire Anglers

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He knew he wanted to be a guide the moment he saw a drift boat, but lost that desire until he moved back to Eau Claire.


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Stephen Wisner - Bear hound hunting muskie

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. This is a crazy story that happened to him in the fall of 2018.


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Stephen Wisner - Proudest moment as an angler

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He told me what makes him most proud as an angler. His answer might surprise you.


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Stephen Wisner - The Magic Muskie Tree

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. One year he was given a gift by Mother Nature. He only used the magic of the gift for good, and reaped its rewards.


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Stephen Wisner - Full Interview

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He first cast a fly rod in 1973 and fell in love with the sport he grew up around. Since then, he has logged thousands of days fishing and guiding rivers in Montana and Wisconsin. His passion is for chasing smallmouth bass and musky on area rivers, but loves fishing for anything that will bite. He invited me into his home for an interview about his live and some of his favorite fishing stories.


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Stephen Wisner - Fishing for a Living

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He loves his job, but makes some good points about what it is like to fish for a living.


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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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Stephen Wisner - That's Muskies

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He loves hunting for muskies and smallmouth with his clients. But he has learned that this game is not for everyone.


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Stephen Wisner - Social Media and Fishing

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. Social media is becoming a bigger part of the fishing community, and a valuable tool for anglers to connect and share experiences. But it is not always a positive.


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Stephen Wisner - Finding New Fishing spots

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He likes to explore new waters whenever possible. He believes that experience to be sacred in angling, and one people should be able to experience on their own.


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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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