Monthly Archives: June 2013

Show Rundown for 6/29

I kick off this week’s show talking about my recent walleye fishing adventures.   I got to spend some quality time on Saginaw Bay with my mom and dad….and we caught some nice fish too.

My Dad with a Saginaw Bay walleye

Then, Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Hunts in White River Ontario joins me to talk about fall black bear hunting in that Canadian Province.  Hunters who did not get a Michigan bear tag can still hunt with Ron in Canda.  I’ll be there in mid August too.

The second hour features “Michigan’s Mr. U.P.”, Dan Donarski.  Dan and I haven’t talked for a while so we have lots to catch up on, including the proposed license fee increases and mandatory antler point restrictions.

Tony Hansen of MUCC  is up next with comments on why that group has not taken a formal stand on the mandatory antler point restriction movement sweeping Michigan.

Veteran outdoor writer and Great Lakes angler Dave Mull joins me next to talk about the status of fishing in the Lakes and how the fishery has changed.  He also tells the story of his fishing boat sinking on southern Lake Michigan last summer.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very tasty walleye recipe.

This week’s show is a little slower paced, but that gives me more time to talk with some very good guests.  I hope you enjoy it.




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Radio Rundown For First Weekend of Summer

We kick off summer with a good show filled with several Michigan outdoor experts.

First, veteran outdoor broadcaster Bob Garner joins me.  Bob will be inducted into the Michigan Conservation Hall of Fame.  If you think Bob is just a TV guy, be sure to listen to this conversation and learn how he’s been instrumental in some of our state’s biggest conservation success stories.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a look at their July edition.

Whitetail Expert John Eberhart kicks off hour number two.  John is regarded as one of Michigan’s premiere whitetail hunters, and he has the numbers to prove it.  You can learn more about John and his work on the website

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next with an update on the proposed license fee increase and another wolf follow up.

The continuing ammo shortage is the topic of conversation hour number three as Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City joins me.  Glenn says there are some signs the shortage is easing but Michigan has been his especially hard.

We close it out on a fishing theme with Chip Cartwright of Michigan based Wolverine Tackle.  Wolverine makes the popular Silver Streak Salmon and Walleye lures.  Chip talks about the hot colors so far this season and how they come up with those crazy names.

A fast paced and broad based show this week.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for Father’s Day Weekend

We celebrate this Father’s Day weekend by talking about fishing with a trio of heavy hitters on the Michigan fishing scene.

First, Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 joins me to talk about his dive curves and the finer points of trolling for walleye and salmon.  Mark also discusses moving his television show from Sportsman Channel over to the World Fishing Network.

Then Tim Roller talks about flyfishing for trout and  smallmouth.  For more than two decades Tim owned Ultimate Outfitters guide service.  During that time one of his customers caught the world record brown trout on Michigan’s Manistee River.  These days, Tim is concentrating on his Whitetail Journey TV show, so we spend some time discussing deer hunting as well.

Kent Wood of MUCC wraps the hour up talking about license fee increase legislation  and proposed firearm legislation that could impact Michigan’s youth hunting seasons.

Michigan’s  ”Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin is featured in the third hour of this week’s show. Mark has a live report from Lake Erie while pre-fishing for a tournament there.   We had some cell phone problems due to storms in the area but while talking with me for the show, Mark caught a couple beautiful walleye.



The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a hearty bear recipe.

A little slower paced show this week featuring some long time friends sharing some great fishing information.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Show Rundown for June 8/9

Bear hunting and fishing are the theme this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, I tell the story of my Quebec bear hunt with Northern-Outfitters.    I shot a nice bear there and had a great time on the trip.

Avery Quebec Bear

Then, Scott Szafranski of the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay joins me with a walleye fishing report.

Nels Larsen of the Walleyes For Warriors event is up next.  Nels will take advantage of that great Saginaw Bay fishing to honor a group of veterans and take them fishing on Father’s Day.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews.   Tom and I discuss the importance of freelance outdoors to the success of his magazine.

In the second hour we feature one of the Great Lake’s top angling adventures….lake trout fishing on Stannard Rock.  Captain Dave Kimar of Kimars Charters joins me to talk about that Lake Superior destination.

Then, Tony Hansen of MUCC has yet another update on the Michigan wolf hunt and plans by HSUS to try to stop the harvest.

Bass fishing in Michigan is the topic in our final hour as I talk with Jerry Gostenik of the GreatLakesBassFishing Charter Service.  Jerry says our state is one of the best in the country for great smallmouth action.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a great bear stew recipe.

Great guests and lots of great information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  I hope you like it.



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