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FSF 019 - Remembering Anthony DeChandt

On October 19, 2008, Anthony Eastman DeChaundt passed away at the young age of 67. he was known by hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts by the name Tony Dean. Tony's career spaned over 25 years including radio, written word, television, and seminar presentations. To remember Tony on this 9th anniversary of his death, we talked with three people who know him well. Here is a nice write-up about Tony Dean in the Capital Journal. Music (in order of appearance): "Keith" - Huma...

Duration: 00:32:11

FSF 018 - More than a hatchery

DeWitt Clinton Booth, or “D.C.” as he insisted on being called, came to South Dakota in 1899 to become the youngest hatchery superintendent in the country. What he created has become the gem of a community, and an archive of fisheries knowledge. His legacies lives on through an ever-expanding fisheries archive, active youth activities, 150,000+ visitors each year, and fish production/stocking within South Dakota and beyond. Visit the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and...

Duration: 00:21:14

FSF 017 - Mike Stracco - A Dog Named Fish

Mike Stracco was a reverse-retired angler spending summers in Alaska, and winters travelling the world to chase fish. His laid-back nomadic lifestyle was flipped upside down after a small pup picked the scruffy guy in camp to hang out with. Music: "First Day" - Huma Huma "Nevada City" - Huma Huma "North" - Silent Partner "Even When We Fall" by Phillip Weigl

Duration: 00:17:01

FSF 016 - Like Mother Like Son

Dan Frasier has a genesis story that is a bit different from most. His mother, Joyce, was the person primarily responsible for teaching him how to fish, and feeding his fishing curiosity as a youngster. This story is about Joyce and the impact she has had on the Frasier family fishing traditions. Joyce grew up fishing with her grandfather, and has always had fishing in her life. She fell in love with the sport at an early age and has been at it ever since. After Dan began fly fishing, he...

Duration: 00:27:25

Fish Stories Feature 015: 101 Carp Flies and Counting

Dan Frasier is the author of Orvis' Beginners Guide to Carp Flies. He snuck into catching carp on the fly, and is building a foundation for his career in the industry. His passion for common carp, fly fishing, and adventure is contagious. Guarantee you'll be searching for your next fishing adventure, or searching for carp before the episode is over. And this is only the beginning... Check out the first issue of Carp Pro magazine, fly fishing edition. Very, very good information. Music...

Duration: 00:23:52

Fish Stories Feature 014: Fishing is family

Doug "Duke" Seiner is a lifelong angler from Mitchell South Dakota. He's also my dad. He is one of those dads who goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has a good experience. You know, the kind of dad who would create/host outdoor events, make trophies, take you out of school early to go hunting fishing and sometimes (albeit unknowingly) embarrass you in front of a crowd. Another thing he has always been good at is telling stories. Fish Stories is about family, friends, and the...

Duration: 00:16:02

FSF 013 - Poor Fish Ranch

Jim and Martha Schwartz own the Poor Fish Ranch in western Idaho. It is an oasis in the middle of and Idaho countryside. Hospitality, creativity, passion, and fish now fill a property that was once a wasteland of weeds and cheat grass. Music (In order of appearance): "Etude" by Ondrosik "Rotisserie Graveyard" by Doctor Turtle "J'ai toujours prefere le gris" by Monplaisir "Even When We Fall" by Phillip Weigl

Duration: 00:26:30

Fish Stories Feature 012

This is a few short stories and a few stories told live all rolled into one. Eddie Salmon talks about a memorable experience as a nine year old, Monty Nelson reminisces about catching walleye in Canada, and the Crawfords tell a few stories live in SD. Music (In order of appearance) Rhodesia by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: "Cylinder Six" - Chris...

Duration: 00:15:11

Fish Stories Feature 011: Lucky

Jordan Rodriguez is the outdoor columnist for the Idaho Statesman. He has been fishing since he and his father took up the sport when Jordan was young. Some of his earliest memories, and favorite stories, involve a fishing pole and some excitement. Join Jordan on some of his favorite fishing adventures, and a journey through his early career as an avid angler. Music from this episode listed below. Please say thanks to the artists for making it available for me to use. "The Zeppelin" -...

Duration: 00:20:16

Fish Stories Feature 010: The Year of Walleye

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.

Duration: 00:18:52

Fish Stories Feature 009: Walleye of a lifetime

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. Music (in order of appearance): Autumn Sunset by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: Hit the Streets (Version 1) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed...

Duration: 00:10:03

Fish Stories Feature 008: Unexpected Catch

Craig Mickelson is a realtor from Aberdeen, S.D. He is also an avid angler fishing almost 200 days in a good year. Craig told us a story about catching a big drum in an unexpected place, and chatted with us a bit about being a responsible angler and business person. Cameo by Casey Weismantel himself. Music (in order of appearance): "Where I am From" - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena "Funky Good Time" - Doug Maxwell "On Our Side" - Silent Partner "Doctor True" - Jingle Punks Happy...

Duration: 00:18:36

Fish Stories Feature 007: Chignik Childhood

Whitney Anderson grew up in a commercial fishing family in Chignik, Alaska. Her experiences fishing with her family, and values she picked up along the way have helped her create her own art business and fashion line. She shared some of the lessons she learned, and some of her childhood memories with us over the phone. Music (In order of Appearance): "Plastic or Paper" - Wes Hutchinson "Reasons to Smile" - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena "Crimson Fly" - Huma-Huma Sites to check...

Duration: 00:14:07

Fish Stories Feature 006: Let's Go Fishing

Stan Wright is a media icon in the state of Hawaii. Now retired, Stan talks about his life as an angler, host of "Lets Go Fishing" television and shares stories about fishing with his family in Hawaii. Music (In order of appearance): "Atlanta" - Jingle Punks Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:...

Duration: 00:17:24

Fish Stories Feature 005: Bears and Bars

Bob Landberg is an 83 year old angler from North Platte, NE who loves to fish. He's had some epic adventures over the years, and has the photos to prove it. We dusted off some of those rusty old photos and shared some of his memories from out on the water. Salmon, walleye, battles won, and battles lost. Music (In order of appearance): "Humidity" - Silent Partner "Funky Good Time" - Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions "The Gunfight" - Everet Almond "Where do I go but to the Lord" -...

Duration: 00:16:25

Fish Stories Short 004: It takes a family to catch a shark

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. Music (in order of appearance): Triumphant Return by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: "Claudio the Worm" - The Green Orbs "The Creek" -Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

Duration: 00:04:06

Fish Stories Feature - Episode 003: Catching A Catfish for Lunch

Casey Weismantel is the Director of the Aberdeen CVB, and an avid outdoor enthusiast. He told one of his earliest fishing memories, one that has helped shape his outdoor perspective and passion. Music (In order of appearance): "Swamp Stomp" - Silent Partner "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License "We Were Once Kings" - Silent Partner

Duration: 00:13:56

Fish Stories Feature 002 - Quitting Fishing

Dan Maio grew up as a keen fisherman in Australia. This is a story about his life as an angler and how one fish changed his whole perspective. Special thanks to The Getaway Plan for allowing us to use a few tracks from their Dark Horses album. Here is a link to Dan's original facebook post. Music - In order of appearance: "Cielo" by Huma-Huma "Dreamer/Parallels (Feat. Freeds)" by The Getaway Plan "Last Words" by The Getaway Plan

Duration: 00:17:19

Fish Stories Feature 001 - Jim Mollison

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. Music (in order of appearance) Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: "Walk the Dog" by Coyote...

Duration: 00:17:43

Fish Stories Feature 000: Trailer

We believe that all fish stories deserve to be told. We will do this by recording fishing stories and preserving legacies of the people who tell them. Fish Stories will be more than a podcast. It will be an online archive dedicated to recording fishing stories from all over the world about anglers who make fishing the sport it is today. We will also allow the fishing industry to record the people they care about, so their voices, stories and legacies will never die. Fish Stories is the...

Duration: 00:03:29