Ambassador Program

Fish Stories Ambassador Program

The Fish Stories Ambassador Program is an outreach effort established in 2019 to build awareness of the Fish Stories Archive, help establish new partnerships in the industry, and to increase the number of angler voices preserved for the future.  Professional anglers and partners from all fishing industries and disciplines have come together in support of historical and cultural preservation in the fishing community.  Find out if you have what it takes to become an ambassador and help preserve angler legacies for future generations.



Lucy is the best fishing dog an angler could ask for.  She loves being in the water, loves chasing fish, and has the patience of a saint!  She's the ambassador that brings a lot of passion to the table, as you'd find her fishing every day if she had the option.  This 11 year-old golden retriever brightens the day of all anglers, and has become a part of many magical memories on the water.  

Brian "Bro" Brosdahl

Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, of MAX, MN, is one of the most recognized and respected anglers in North America. He is known best for his influence on the sport of ice fishing, helping to design and market several popular ice fishing products.  He has been featured on many television shows including Midwest Outdoors, Lindner’s Angling Edge, In-Fisherman Television, North American Fisherman Television, Minnesota Bound, Due North Outdoors, and many others.  He is a frequent contributor to F + W Ice Fishing Annual, Field & Stream, FLW Outdoors, Game & Fish Publications, In-Fisherman Magazine, In-Fisherman’s Ice Guide, Midwest Outdoors Magazine, North American Fisherman Magazine, Outdoor News, Walleye Insider and other publications and websites.  Not only is he an angler people trust, he has experiences and stories that make the fishing community a better place.  His passion for the sport, and educating those interested in it, will help this community grow for many years to come.  

Chip Leer - Walker, Minn.

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. Over the years, Chip has he has been the tournament director of the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail, TV Host of the FLW Walleye Tour, co-host of In-Fisherman Ice Guide TV, published in numerous regional and national publications, appeared on countless radio programs and shared his knowledge and passion for fishing through his brand, Fishing the Wildside.  In 2019, Chip will be inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.   

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - Milwaukee, Wis.

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.  She is available for hire here, and you can watch her TedX talk here.  She is also in the archive, and shares some great stories about her journey into fishing and why her passion burns so bright today.

Cody Fischer - Tellico Plains, Tenn.

Cody Fischer is the owner of Tellico Outfitters (full site launching soon) in Tellico Plains, Tennesee.  He has a passion for exploring blue lines and enjoying all that these wild places have to offer.  Before moving out east to Applilatia country, Cody spent much of his time in the Black Hills of South Dakota where he guided while working full time.  His passion for this industry, and appreciation of the people in it make him the perfect ambassador to the archive!  








Craig Oyler - Rapid City, So. Dak.

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. Craig’s passion for educating anglers led him to start Hooked on Hardwater, which partners 60 underprivileged boys from the Rapid City Club for Boys with 60 professional ice fishermen from across the country for a day of mentoring, fellowship, ice fishing, and fun. In addition to being an all around great angling mentor and advocate, he is a pro-staff member for Cold Snap Outdoors and Clam Corp 







Angie Scott - Nashville, Tenn.  

Angie Scott created The Woman Angler & Adventurer Podcast with her co-host Barb Carey out of her passion for fishing and boating and her desire to inspire women of all ages to be active outdoors.

Though she developed her passion for fishing growing up in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Angie has lived in Nashville for the past 20 years where she spends much of her time on a houseboat on Percy Priest Lake. She has many years of experience in the Nashville music business and operates an Airbnb for tourists.

In 2018 Angie obtained her United States Coast Guard Captain’s License to increase her boating knowledge and to better share her love of the water with others.


Daryl Bauer - Lincoln, Neb.

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at

Peter Olson - Washburn, North Dakota

Peter Olson has been fishing all of his life, and has accomplished a lot in his 17 year career. He is the co-owner (along with his brother Daniel) of Missouri Secrets Tackle, loves fishing tournaments, is a National Professional Anglers Association Student Angler (NPA #247), seminar speaker, is a contributor to Midwest Outdoors, Angling Buzz, Target Walleye and produces a series of educational video “Secrets” that are geared for both novice and experienced anglers. Getting on the water every chance he can get, he has learned that it’s important to listen to the fish so he can fish with the right presentation and in the right place. Peter’s goals are simple: to catch fish, to catch lots of fish, and to catch the biggest fish of the day.


"We listen to the fish, so we can catch more."

Peter Olson
Owner, Missouri Secrets Tackle
NPAA #247

Casey Weismantel - Aberdeen, So. Dak. 

Casey Weismantel is the storyteller extraordinaire. His obsession for everything relating to the outdoors means he's a part of a lot of stories!  He's the perfect ambassador for the Fish Stories Archive. As the executive director for the Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Outdoor Representative for his boat skills and aim are put to good use. For the past 15 years Casey’s excitement for fishing and consistently landing big walleyes has led him to work with other like-minded individuals like Jason Mitchell Outdoors, Gary Howey Outdoor Adventures, Chip Leer’s Fishing the Wildside, Clam Outdoors and Vexilar. His insight on knowing where to catch a mess of perch makes him the key contact for hosting film and media events anywhere within the Glacial Lakes of northeast South Dakota.  




Become a member of the Fish Stories Ambassador team today!  Give me a call if you can help us preserver angler voices for future generations.  



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