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Lance Valentine is known as an east Michigan walleye guide and electronics expert from Flint, MI. He is a full time fishing educator and communicator who focuses on making people better anglers. His journey to fishing for a living has crossed many paths and required many sacrifices for him and his family. He has learned a few things along the way that we can all benefit from hearing.


**Use headphones for this one, Ken was a soft talker** In 1978 Kenneth Virgil Bresley moved to the small town of Walker, MN and opened up a small bait and tackle shop. Pretty soon, he and a partner had a hair-brained idea for bringing people to the community in the dead of winter. Nobody else was doing it, and it was just crazy enough that it might work. The international Eelpout Festival is still going strong today, responsible for increasing the population of Walker from 2,000 to 10,000 for 3-4 days. This is how the festival was started and some stories about Ken's participation throughout the years.


The Ice buster bobber has been a staple in my tackle arsenal for many years. Never once did I consider the story behind the inventor or how he came up with this revolutionary product. From now on, every time that ice buster bobber goes down, I'm going to think of Bruce.


Steve "Zippy" Dahl is one of the founding members of the Perch Patrol Guide Service on Devils Lake, N.D. We chatted at the 2019 St. Paul Ice Show about his life and legacy in the fishing industry.


Tim Moore is a professional angler and fishing guide from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His life has always been about fishing, but his legacy is much more than that. We talk mentors, fishing buddies, favorite fishing stories, and how Tim wants to be remembered by the next generation.


Darren Troseth is the current (2019) record holder of the largest catch and release sturgeon in Minnesota.


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