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Fish Stories

43 EpisodesProduced by Fishing Buddy Studios, LLC - Buddy SeinerWebsite

Fish Stories in an online archive dedicated to the fishing community and anglers from around the world.

43 Episodes | 2017 - 2020

Fish Stories 042 - Covid Positivity Stories

April 26th, 2020


During the COVID-19 crisis, faithful Fish Stories ambassadors are doing their part to keep people positive and optimistic.  Some of these stories are …

Fish Stories 041 - Midwest Angler Podcast - Fish Stories

March 18th, 2020


The Midwest Angler Podcast is a weekly podcast focused on fishing in the Upper Midwest. They interview interesting anglers and industry pros from across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and …

The Godfather of Kayak fishing - Fish Stories 040

February 12th, 2020


Marty Hughes moved to Nebraska in 1976.  Until that time, he had moved around a lot within a military family.  But he set his roots in the cornhusker state and found awesome fishing opportunities!  When he decided to …

Fish Stories 039 - Teachin Fishin with Capt'n Lance

January 30th, 2020


Lance Valentine is a charter boat captain and angling educator from Flint, MI.  He has always wanted to work in the fishing industry and his grit and determination has allowed that to happen.  Anyone who wants to be a …

Fish Stories Feature 038 - 2019 year in review

December 31st, 2019


2019 was a great year for fishing stories!  With 2020 on the horizon, here is a look at some of our favorites.  

Fish Stories Feature 037 - Kristine Fischer

October 7th, 2019



Kristine Fischer grew up in small town Nebraska.  I met her at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) conference in La Crosse, WI. We sat down to chat about her childhood, career path, mentors, goals, …

Fish Stories Feature 036 - David Sawatzky - Snapper Man

October 1st, 2019


This story would not have been possible without the support of  This is the premier directory for hunting and fishing adventure in …

Fish Stories Feature 035 - Shaun Lezotte - Black Hills Fly Fishing Guide

July 1st, 2019


Shaun Lezotte is a fly fishing guide with Dakota Angler and Outfitter in Rapid City, So. Dak. He has been fly fishing since he was a teenager, but loves traditional fishing methods just as well. We sat down in the …

Fish Stories Feature 034 - Clay Groves - Fish Nerds

June 29th, 2018


Clay Groves is an educator and licensed fishing guide from the triangular state of New Hampshire. Clay loves to talk to people about his true …

Fish Stories Feature 033 - Charlie Moore - Pro Angler to Pastor

June 13th, 2018


Charlie Moore is a South Dakotan with a fishing life story that has a lot going on.  He grew up in the professional fishing world.  All of his angling dreams were coming to fruition, but he lost his grip on true …

Fish Stories Feature 032 - South Dakota Deaf Anglers

May 16th, 2018


Paul Fosheim has been a member of the South Dakota Deaf Anglers for many years.  He and his fellow deaf anglers get together at least once each year …

Fish Stories Feature 031: Larry Myhre and Gary Howey - Outdoorsmen Adventures

May 4th, 2018


Gary Howey and Larry Myhre have collectively worked in the outdoor communications industry for more than 80 years.  Their connection to the …

Fish Stories Feature 030: Georgine Chytka - SD State Record Walleye

April 21st, 2018


South Dakota State Record Walleye


On November 16, 2002, Georgine Chytka and her son went fishing like they did on most evenings.  It was a cold …

Fish Stories Feature 029: Jason Durham - Go Fish

April 12th, 2018


Jason Durham started Go Fish Guide Service when he was 15 years old.  He has learned a lot from the great people he's fished with over the years, and …

Fish Stories Feature 028: Igor Chinyakov

March 27th, 2018


Igor Chinyakov is responsible for sport fishing in Russia and for oversight of the annual World Ice Fishing Championships. Igor and I chatted about sport fishing in Russia and why their country has experienced so much …

Fish Stories Feature 027: Kate Golden - Fish obsessed

March 14th, 2018


Kate Golden is a fish obsessed gal living in Australia. She penned an article for the Sierra Club magazine about her journey into fishing and all …

Fish Stories Feature 026: USA Ice Team - Part 2

March 7th, 2018



We joined USA Ice Team at tryouts in 2017 and will be following the team to the 2018 Ice Fishing World Championships in Kazakhstan, March 16-17. …

Fish Stories Feature 025: Todd Heitkamp - Dakota Angler Family

February 28th, 2018


Todd Heitkamp - Dakota Angler Family

Todd Heitkamp is a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He is also the proud owner of Dakota Angler …

Fish Stories Feature 024: Chip Leer

February 21st, 2018


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. This episode will definitely help you become …

Fish Stories Feature 023: USA Ice Team - Part 1

February 17th, 2018


USA Ice Team is a group of anglers representing the United States at the World Ice Fishing Championship. This is the Olympics of ice fishing, and a …

Fish Stories Feature 022: Travis Swartz

February 14th, 2018


Hank Patterson is a larger-than-life character who doesn't give a heck about anyone but himself.  Hank's a beer-drinking, fish catching, lady swooning machine...and he knows it.  That's the character that Travis Swartz …

Fish Stories Feature 021: Gary Nault

February 6th, 2018


Gary Nault is a semi-professional angler and fishing guide from Sturgeon Bay, WI.  He wears his passion for fishing, fishing education, and the …

FSF 020 - Stories from the 2017 Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza

January 27th, 2018


Fish Stories made the trip to Brainerd, MN last year to attend the 27th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. We had great conversations, and met great people. Get primed for this year's event with some …

FSF 019 - Remembering Anthony DeChandt

October 20th, 2017


On October 19, 2008, Anthony Eastman DeChandt 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, …

FSF 018 - More than a hatchery

October 18th, 2017



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 …

FSF 017 - Mike Stracco - A Dog Named Fish

October 11th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 016: Like Mother Like Son

October 3rd, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 015: 101 Carp Flies and Counting

September 26th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 014: Fishing is family

September 20th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 013 - Poor Fish Ranch

September 13th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 012: Short Stories and Going LIVE

September 5th, 2017


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, …

Fish Stories Feature 011: Lucky

August 30th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 010: NWT Pro Champ

August 23rd, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 009: Walleye of a lifetime

August 15th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 008: Unexpected Catch

August 8th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 007: Chignik Childhood

August 1st, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 006: Let's Go Fishing

July 26th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 005: Bears and Bars

July 18th, 2017


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 …

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

July 11th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 003: Catching A Catfish for Lunch

July 4th, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 002 - Quitting Fishing

June 27th, 2017


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.  

Fish Stories Feature 001 - Jim Mollison

June 22nd, 2017


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 …

Fish Stories Feature 000: Trailer

June 20th, 2017


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 …

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