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Tag Archives: ice fishing
Ice fishing is the opening topic of discussion this week as I talk with Captain Jeff Godi The Michigan Experience. Jeff is a Saginaw Bay charter captain who runs ice fishing trips in the winter and he has some great advice on targeting big walleye.
Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about the recent Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi and takes a look at the February edition of their popular magazine.
Hour two features six time Michigan turkey calling champ and former turkey guide Greg Abbas (AWayHunting.com). Greg looks forward to the springtime turkey season and also talks about his outdoor invention consulting business.
Ed Roy of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org) discusses their “Here for Generations” campaign and the impact it’s having in southern Michigan.
Fishing is the opening topic in the final hour of this week’s show as Dave Rose joins me. Dave has great advice on hot bites in northern Michigan. You can learn more at his website WildFishing.com.
As always, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice squirrel recipe.
I hope you like the show.
We kick off this week’s show talking with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City. Glenn talks about gun maintenance and recent trends in firearm sales.
Hour two features Tom Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club (ShedAntlers.org). Tom talks about the appeal of searching for shed whitetail antlers and has some tips on where to find them.
Then Al Stewart from the Michigan dnr reminds us that January is the time to apply for the limited quota springtime turkey hunts.
Ice fishing is the topic in hour three as Joe Cook from Jays Sporting Goods joins me. Joe has great advice on targeting pike with tip ups.
We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe.
I hope you like the show.
First Bob Abbot of Dog Tired TV describes his role in the fight to allow centerfire rifles after dark for predator hunting. He also talks about why hunting coyotes at night can be so productive.
Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews comments on some big outdoor related issues in 2017 and what we an look forward to next year.
We head to the Yoop in hour two as I talk with Tony Demboski, President of the Upper Peninsula Sportsmens Alliance. Tony talks about the long term project to save, and enhance, wintertime deer yards.
Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next. Katie has details on the new Michigan elk license plate and the Pure Michigan Hunt.
The final hour of this week’s show features Fishing Hall of Fame member Mark Martin. Mark talks about his early days in the fishing industry and his upcoming ice fishing vacation schools.
We wrap it all up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice venison recipe using a crock pot.
I hope you like the show.
It’s a busy pre-holiday show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio.
First, River Guide Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charrter in Manistee talks about wintertime steelheading on the Manistee River.
Then Scott Sczafranski from the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay has a look ahead to the ice fishing season.
Hour two features Paul Phillips from the US Rifle Team. Paul is one of the best long range shooters in the country. He talks about what it takes to shoot accurately at distances of a mile or more. Paul also explains his testing of the 450 Bushmaster and that he’s been able to reach out to six hundred yards with that cartridge.
Next, Nick Green from mucc discusses the late season deer hunts in the TB and CWD zones.
He’s followed by Glen Venner of Lure Lipstick. Glen talks about that fish attractant, the growth of the company….and their new podcast that will kick off in January.
The “Deer Whisperer” John Eberhart (Deer-John.net) is featured in the final hour this week. John has many bucks in the trophy books, but an experience this season has him re-evaluating his quest for trophy racks.
Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up. This time Dave has a coyote recipe. Yep, I said coyote.
I hope you like the show.
Now that ice fishing season is here, we kick off this week’s show with advice on staying safe from retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion. Joe is also an avid ice angler and has some great suggestions for preventing an accident on the ice.
Then Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group dispels the rumor that your vehicle isn’t covered while on the ice.
We continue the ice fishing theme in hour two as I talk with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV. Mark has some great advice for targeting panfish and other species on first ice.
Next, Brian Mastenbrook of the Michigan dnr has an update on the December elk hunt. He says the department uses the hunt as a management tool to control the elk population, but for a lucky group of hunters, it can be the hunt of a lifetime.
The hour wraps up with Ed Roy of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org). Ed has an update on the “Here for Generations” campaign to promote hunting and fishing in Michigan.
Coyote hunting is the topic in the final hour of this weeks show as I talk with Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods. Blaine is a veteran predator hunter and has great advice on getting started.
We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week the chef has a very nice rabbit recipe.
I hope you like the show.
We celebrate the 10th anniversary of Outdoor Magazine on the Michigan Radio Network this weekend (the show has been around a lot longer than that on a different network and the local level).
First, Richard P Smith joins me to talk about a proposed further reduction in the number of Michigan bear tags.
Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a preview of their February edition.
Hour two features veteran beagler Tom Summers (AmericanBeagler.com). Tom has great advice on running rabbits and choosing the right puppy.
Al Stewart of the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour with a reminder about the deadline to apply for a Michigan springtime turkey license.
We switch gears and talk ice fishing in hour three. Mark Romanack of Fishing411. Mark tells of an upcoming adventure for brook trout in the frozen lakes of Ontario and has advice for Saginaw River walleye anglers.
The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week there’s no recipe though as we talk about upcoming wild game dinners. Here’s the flyer for the St. Martin dinner coming up next weekend.
I appreciate your support of Outdoor Magazine Radio over the years and hope you like this weekend’s show.
It’s a fast paced show filled with great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine.
First Jason Michalski of Darkhouse Decoys and Spears joins me to talk about the wintertime sport of spearing. Jason makes custom decoys and spears and has lots of experience on the ice. He describes spearing as “bowhunting for fish”.
Then T0m Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has advice on how to become an outdoor writer in this age of digital media.
Hour two kicks off with Saginaw Bay charter captain and avid ice fishermen Jeff Godi. Jeff has great advice on fishing for wintertime walleye. You can learn more about Jeff’s charter service at The Michigan Experience.
Then Michigan dnr fisheries chief Jim Dexter joins me to talk about a new grant program to improve fisheries habitat.
Ben Nielsen of Showspan is up next. Ben talks about the big Outdoorama show coming up in Novi.
Predator hunting after dark is the subject of the final hour as I talk with Paul Cianciolo of Predator Hunter Outdoors. Paul has come up with an innovative new light system that allows hunters to see game up to four hundred yards away.
We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a hearty rabbit recipe.
Lots of great guests and information this week….I hope you like it.
We kick off this week’s show with walleye fishing master Mark Martin. Mark tells of a recent fishing adventure on Lake Gogebic where the wind chill was almost sixty below zero. He also talks about his upcoming Fishing Vacation School on Saginaw Bay out of the Linwood Beach Marina.
Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a preview of their February edition.
Hour two features Mark Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club (ShedAntlers.org). Mark discusses the appeal of searching for shed whitetail antlers and has some tips on where to find them.
Whitetail and black bear expert Richard P Smith is up in the third hour. Richard talks about how the rough winter is affecting the UP deer population. We also discuss bear numbers across the state.
We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave is recovering from a serious heart attack and bypass surgery. He describes what led up to the situation.
Another interesting show filled with great guests this week on Outdoor Magazine. I hope you like it.
We celebrate this last weekend before Christmas with a fast paced, informative show.
First, Travis Ockerman of Michigan Predator Quest joins me. Travis is spearheading a statewide predator hunting contest in January. For details go to their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/events/671614549536601/.
Then, I talk Tim Humes of the Carhartt company. I had no idea Carhartt is a Michigan based company….and has been for 124 years.
The second hour kicks off with spear fisherman Mike Holmes. Mike is the president of the Michigan Darkhouse Association (http://www.mi-darkhouse.org). Mike says the spearing season got an early start this year with good ice across the U.P.
MUCC‘s Erin McDonough wraps up the hour. Erin talks about the important petition drive spearheaded my Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management (CitizensWildlife.com) to fight the anti hunting movement in Michigan.
We turn our attention to the frozen water of Saginaw Bay in hour number three as I talk with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge. Doug talks about perch and walleye fishing on the bay…and his recent recovery of a snowmobile that went through the ice.
The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice recipe for venison in grape leaves.
Lots of great guests and information in this week’s show. I hope you like it.
Lots of hunting related topics this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio….and some ice fishing too.
First, Michigan wolf and hog hunter Nick Ostroski joins me. Nick was successful in his Michigan wolf hunt, but he says many hunters are using the wrong techniques. Nick has some suggestions to help Michigan wolf hunters reach the quota of 43 animals.
Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews discusses the slow firearm deer season and the December edition of their magazine.
Hour number two features veteran predator hunter Blaine Bailer. Blaine has great advice on getting started in that rapidly growing wintertime sport.
Next, Drew YoungeDyke of mucc joins me. Drew talks about the “Colorado model” of hunting and fishing promotion. He also details a petition drive by the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management to fight the anti hunters in Michigan. You can learn more about that program at CitizensWildlife.com.
Mike Horswill of Jays Sporting Goods kicks off the third hour of this week’s show. Mike is the manager of the fishing department in their Clare store and he previews some very cool new ice fishing gear for this season.
We wrap it up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a hearty venison stew recipe.
Another show filled with great guests and information. I hope you like it.