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MidWest Outdoors Podcast

Do you want to learn how to fish and hunt, and find great places to go? Whether you’re just getting started in fishing and hunting, or looking for the latest tips, you’ve got a friend in MidWest Outdoors. Since 1967, we’ve been helping people enjoy the outdoors by following our formula of providing information on “where to go, what to use, and how to use it.” You have more fun if you have more success, and our team of contributors includes the finest teachers in the outdoors. In addition to how-to, where-to segments, the show features exclusive interviews with legendary anglers and hunters, and celebrities who love the outdoors.
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Aug 3, 2019

'Bobber' Anne Orth has humbly and quietly forged a fishing career landing her in two halls of fame. A fixture in the Gapen Company, her story includes growing up on a turkey farm and becoming a licensed pilot.

Jul 5, 2019

Two people from the same Midwest family make it big in pro bass fishing? This is the story of Jonathon VanDam, nephew of fishing legend Kevin VanDam, on MidWest Outdoors Podcast.

Jun 24, 2019

In the past, it's only been the brave, the indefatigable, and the slightly insane who would bother chasing muskies. After all, there's a reason they're called "the fish of ten thousand casts."

But fear not mere sane mortal and benefit from angling pro Jeff Andersen's countless casts to lessen your learning curve. Jeff breaks down the basics of coaxing these monsters to the hook and offers sensible solutions to tip the odds in your favor.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and listen in! It's time well spent.

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Apr 30, 2019

Your best fishing season ever. It means different things to different anglers...right?

Right. That's why we connected with three anglers whose diverse backgrounds and specialties combine to give you the tools needed to launch your best season ever. Marianne Huskey, Barb Carey, and Tom Nuestrom team up to get you started right!

Mar 31, 2019

Korey Sprengel is lighting the walleye world up at a young age, but he didn't simply stumble into it. Learn the strategies and mindsets it took him to mount a meteoric rise into professional angling.

Mar 4, 2019

Celebrate the fishing legacy of Mick Thill, pioneer of float fishing in America.

Jan 21, 2019

If you've ever held a rod, you know the name Bill Dance. A bass fishing icon and pioneer in the business of sharing angling information on TV, Bill never stops moving.

Now, in his 51st year of being in the industry, he shares the knowledge and experience he's gained during that time in a recent visit with MWO Digital Editor Dave Csanda.

Jan 20, 2019

Backcountry superstar Kristy Titus describes how she hunts tough terrain DIY fair-chase. Story starts in Nov, 2018 MidWest Outdoors magazine and continues here, in her own words.

Jan 20, 2019

Fishing tournaments drive innovation that trickles down to everyday anglers. Are we at a tipping point where bass tournaments are going to explode into the mainstream? Historian and tourney angler Dan Basore thinks so.

Fishing historian and tournament angler Dan Basore talks with MidWest Outdoors Editorial Director Mark Strand on big changes coming to big-time bass competitions.

Dec 12, 2018

How did an untrained videographer become a legendary outdoor TV producer? Find out as you listen to Mossy Oak camo's Ronnie 'Cuz' Strickland in his own words...

Sep 20, 2018

Present at and winner of the very first MWC tournament in 1983, angler extraordinaire Mike McClelland has shaped the face of modern competitive walleye angling. With a humble personality and desire to share his knowledge with others, Mike has won countless friends and fans along the road as he criss-crossed the nation giving seminars, often times with his partner-in-crime, Bob Probst Sr.

Mike is no stranger to a television camera, has published multiple books, and stood on the winner's podium at many tournaments. He's an angler with a track record most will never touch...but you'd never know it by casual acquaintance.

That's why you need to listen in on the visit he and MWO Associate Editor Dave Csanda recently had.

Aug 11, 2018
Download this episode Imagine the fishing world without planer boards? For those of us who troll on a regular basis, it's almost impossible. But as with every great and useful piece of equipment, someone had to conceive of the idea, then build it...then build it again and again until they finally reach an iteration that does what they intended. For planer boards, that guy was Gary Gehrman. Like most anglers, Gary got hooked on fishing early in life, but he was never content with the status quo. When he figured out how to catch suspended fish in the middle of what seemed to be an angler's no-man's-land, people began taking notice. Listen to the entire story on this month's podcast and we think you'll end up with a deeper appreciation for the online planer board and the man that caused that wake almost 40 years ago.   Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links If you enjoyed this podcast, check out this podcast with Gary Klein! Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eyes on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com Tim Kjellesvik: The Thinking Woodsman
Jul 25, 2018
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Jason Mitchell in his own words

Pick an interview with any professional angler and you’ll be hard pressed to come away with more helpful information, explained in simple English, than what you’re about to hear from Jason Mitchell. He might not be the most famous fisherman, but he might be the most thoughtful, and he has an undeniable gift for teaching us how to catch fish. More from Jason, right here and right now... Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eye on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com Tim Kjellesvik: The Thinking Woodsman  
Jun 12, 2018
Download this episode Who doesn't want to fish for a living? Dan Sura did and is one of the rare individuals who made it happen and parlayed his passion for fishing into a career. Join us on this month's show and listen in as Dan talks about what it took (and what it takes) to make it in the fishing communications business. Spoiler alert, it's not all crankbaits and monofilament: Sura had to master an interdisciplinary set of skills to find success in a highly competitive field. His story begins in the pages of the June, 2018 edition of MidWest Outdoors, but you get the rest of the story here, in his own words... Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474
May 31, 2018
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Dick 'the Griz' Grzywinski in his own words

We love characters on this show, and the man we meet today fits the bill in ALL CAPS. They call him the Griz and he’s famous for catching more fish on a day in and day out basis than maybe anybody ever has. He performs these fish-catching feats in urban areas and wilderness waters and guides on lakes he’s never seen… and there’s only one guy like him that we’ve ever come across. This story begins in the May, 2018 issue of MidWest Outdoors. The conversation takes place in Griz’s basement, seated on creaky chairs that create ambiance that just seems to fit. As we leave the printed page and pick up the trail here, this grizzled legend of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and national Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame tells us what it was like to live through what we now call the modern fishing revolution, and how his approach to the sport was shaped by those years. It’s all stored up there in his head and it was fun to get him talking about it, and we’re excited to present the Griz, in his own words. Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eye on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com Tim Kjellesvik: The Thinking Woodsman  
Mar 25, 2018

Our conversation with Larry Dahlberg about his life as an angler in the fishing industry was just too expansive to fit into the March 2018 edition of MidWest Outdoors Magazine...so it continues here. Listen in as Larry visits with us about the opportunities he's had to fish exotic (and often dangerous) locations as well as his passion for creating new baits.

An accomplished craftsman, Larry shares resources for any aspiring angler to create their own fish-catching lures. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give it a listen!

Jan 12, 2018
Download this episode Fifty years ago, no one would have guessed that a high school track coach and a first grade teacher would forever change the way outdoorsmen and women in the MidWest would access hunting and fishing information. There were precious few sources for solid how-to outdoors information. Enter Gene and Gail Laulunen. From a makeshift publishing office in their suburban home to a steal-of-a-deal on an office building where a murder occurred (you read that right), MidWest Outdoors has grown substantially in those 50 years. Today, we're a multimedia company reaching thousands of passionate individuals in the outdoor community on a daily basis. No matter the platform however, the heart has always been the same. Hear how "Helping You Enjoy the Outdoors" got its start in this visit with Gene and Gail Laulunen, the pioneers of MidWest Outdoors. This conversation is a keeper. Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eyes on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com Tim Kjellesvik: The Thinking Woodsman
Jan 12, 2018
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Nov 11, 2017
Download this episode Melissa Bachman is the first woman ever to appear on the cover of MidWest Outdoors magazine. Her story begins in the November, 2017 issue of MidWest Outdoors magazine, and continues here, on the MidWest Outdoors Podcast. There is no simple way to explain what makes her a great hunter, and successful television producer, editor, host, and great role model for other hunters. She inspires girl hunters and women hunters and hunters of all stripes, and you'll understand how after listening to Melissa Bachman, in her own words. If you know a young girl or woman interested in hunting... or anybody else who might be interested in learning how to hunt, invite them to listen to this show. It's time well spent... Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Melissa Bachman website Melissa Bachman Facebook Melissa Bachman Instagram Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eyes on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com
Oct 18, 2017
Download this episode When it comes to preserving America’s hunting tradition and the right for individuals to own firearms, nothing is guaranteed. Forces opposing these freedoms are marshaled like never before, and it is, indeed, a culture war, says our guest, Ted Nugent. Sitting silently on the sidelines, he argues, will earn a thank-you note from the antis. After filling up two pages in the October, 2017 issue of MidWest Outdoors magazine, we pick up the conversation as it turns to the health benefits of eating wild game, then sprints from one transition to the next. Never a dull moment when Uncle Ted sharpens the culture-war spear, so if you don’t like controversy, better cover your ears… because it’s fixin’ to get real loud in here, as we hear from Ted Nugent, in his own words. It's time well spent... Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Ted Nugent website Ted Nugent Facebook Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eyes on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com
Sep 24, 2017
Download this episode We know him best for his long-running Fishing History column in MidWest Outdoors magazine, but there’s much more to Dan Basore, and it begins with the amazing head start his mother provided. Let’s jump in and hear from Dan Basore… in his own words. Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Pete Maina website Shimano Fishing reels & rods Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eyes on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com
Aug 15, 2017

MWO Interview: Pete Maina

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Pete in his own words

This man is known throughout the Midwest as a muskie fishing legend. Pete Maina guides, tackle maker, television host, seminar speaker, and noted muskie maniac. This is the Pete Maina guide to his muskie fishing adventures over the years and how he became a muskie fishing master! This tale starts out in the August, 2017 issue of MidWest Outdoors magazine. As we leave the printed pages, Maina is telling us that, even though he loves to catch all kinds of fish, there will always be something special, something different, when it’s a muskie on the end of his line. Pete Maina muskie fishing tips and techniques are all here for you! MidWest Outdoors Digital editor Dave Mull spent time learning what makes him tick, and here we go, with Pete Maina, in his own words… It's time well spent... Download this episode Subscribe on iTunes! Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Important Links Pete Maina website Shimano Fishing reels & rods Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription Order MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eyes on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com
Jun 28, 2017
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Ross Robertson in his own words

You can learn enough about fishing to be fairly successful in a couple weeks… but to become  a fishing educator takes a lifetime of learning and there are no shortcuts. Today we talk to a young man who’s not so young anymore, who tackled the puzzle with all his might and has earned the right to help us all catch more fish. Ross Robertson specializes in trolling the big waters of the Great Lakes, especially Erie, but what he offers up pertains to any of us, and any waters. As you listen, if all you hear are specifics of trolling Lake Erie, you’re missing some big-time advice delivered by one of best thinkers among today’s top fishermen. Listen with your creative mind and you’ll notice lessons you can apply, no matter where you go or how you fish. It's time well spent... Subscribe on iTunes! (click “View in iTunes” then click “Subscribe”) Listen on iHeart Radio! Listen on Stitcher! Many newer vehicles have Stitcher available–listen on your car radio Important Links Ross Robertson website Shimano Fishing reels & rods Follow MidWest Outdoors on social media Facebook: facebook.com/midwestoutdoorstvTwitter: @MWOutdoor: twitter.com/MWOutdoorInstagram: instagram.com/MWOutdoorMidWest Outdoors YouTube: our YouTube ChannelMidWest Outdoors eNewsletter: free subscription MidWest Outdoors magazine subscription: 800-606-3474 Discover our Key Connections! Ray Eye, Eyes on the Outdoors Radio: Listen Live or On Demand Julie McQueen, Fitness for the Field Julie McQueen Facebook Page Instagram: @julesmcqueen Northwest Ontario Fishing: northwestontario.com 800-665-7567 or info@ontariossunsetcountry.ca (great resource for customs info!) Pheasants Forever Target Walleye: targetwalleye.com
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