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I was walking my dog near Down's Marina when I met a man with a pile of catfish at the cleaning station. This may have been the first interview I conducted after conceiving the idea of the archive. Tom and I talked about his father, Harvey, combat fishing on the Mississippi, why catfish are so great to catch, how to run set lines, and a little bit about why some anglers are so spoiled. : ) It's a great conversation through the buzzing of an electric knife.


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Josh Bertrand is a professional angler from Arizona who made the haul up to Lake Oahe for an Elite Series showdown. He figured out South Dakota's smallies enough to take 8th overall, but had one memorable fish that didn't even help him at the weigh-in.


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Boyd Duckett is a Bassmaster Classic champion from Guntersville, Alabama. He found himself fishing on championship Monday on Lake Oahe in Pierre, So. Dak. on July 2, 2018 in the hunt for the Elite Series title. Lake Oahe gave him a chance to seal the deal, but the big green South Dakota smallies had other plans.


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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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Eric Lopez is the Operations Manager for the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournaments. He doesn't even fish, and yet, has come to appreciate this sport and building the BASS brand around professional anglers.


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Lillian Seiner tells a short story about fishing for shark in Hawaii proving that fishing stories need not be long or factual to be fun to listen to.


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Jacob Wheeler is a professional bass angler from Tennessee. He fishes the Bassmaster Elite Series and spent some time in Pierre, So. Dak on Lake Oahe in 2018. We talked about his experience, and what makes Pierre a special place.


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Ron Friedman doesn't claim to be an angler, but has a great fishing story. He and his buddy Steve went looking for Oregon salmon and beat the odds by each catching the same fish.


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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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Curt and Paul remember an ice fishing trip when paul went for an unexpected ride in a portable ice shack.


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Paul tells the story about Curt's dad pranking his dad while fishing down at Westbend in South Dakota.


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Curt and Paul remember going out to play in the water one windy South Dakota day.


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Jamie and her family were out for a relaxing evening fishing the Missouri River in Pierre, SD when craziness ensued.


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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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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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Jim Mollison describes his first time fishing high-country water known as Ice Lake, and the unusual experience they had there.


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Paul and Doug are members of the South Dakota Deaf Anglers. They hold an annual tournament at various locations in South Dakota and have a great time busting each others chops.


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Paul is a member of the South Dakota Deaf Anglers. They hold a deaf fishing tournament ever spring. He is proud of his accomplishments as an angler.


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Larry and Gary have been friends for a long time. Hear about how it all came to be and about their careers in the outdoors in this amazing conversation. Belly laughs from these two can help a person anytime!


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This is a story about how a dog from Harrold, SD came to become my favorite fishing companion and best friend.


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I took my daughters fly fishing for white bass a few years ago. We didn't fish long, but really caught some nice fish.


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Chip Leer is a professional outdoor communicator and educator from Walker, MN. His passion for fishing and the great outdoors is something that we can all strive to achieve. This episode will definitely help you become a more passionate and successful angler.   Music:  Jason Shaw - "Mountain Sun" Josh Woodward - "I Will Not Let You Down"


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Brad Beeler always loved fishing in Pierre, but when job change brought him here permanently, he eventually put his fishing to work for him full time. Walleyes, salmon, smallies, northerns and everything else that swims in the Missouri is in his repertoire.


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"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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"Caster" Don Polovich is a fly angler from Rapid City, S.D. He talks about one of his favorite fishing buddy's, Paul Stabile, and why he appreciated him. Paul passed away in 2016.


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David Doerr moved to Ft. Pierre, SD in 2019. I met him at a community meet and greet that the Police Dept was hosting. We talked fishing right away, and I could tell he had some cool stories. Soon, I was sitting down with him at Fort Pierre Motors to talk about his life as an angler.


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John Cooper tells one of his favorite stories from childhood. Homemade floats and a derby hat in 1954.


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John Cooper talks about exploring the smallmouth fishing on Lake Sharpe in South Dakota with Tony Dean. It was one of those days that he'll never forget.


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Recorded Live at the 2017 Ice Institute. Dalton remembers his 8 lb rainbow trout caught in Pierre, SD.


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**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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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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Samson Boutchee and his uncle Johnny have bonded through hunting and fishing. Johnny has been a mentor to Samson throughout his life, and continues to offer advice and wisdom today. We sat down in Samson's man cave before a day of chasing South Dakota pheasants to talk fishing and tell fishing stories. This is what it's all about!!


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