Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Episode 062: Owen Eldred – Master Taxidermist from The Wildlife Gallery

In this episode I have a discussion with Owen Eldred, Master Taxidermist of The Wildlife Gallery ( I talk with Owen about becoming a taxidermist, some of his favorite types of work he likes to do and how he got his start in taxidermy.

We also discuss what The Wildlife Gallery can do for people looking to have their hunting memories turned into works of art. The Wildlife Gallery is located in Michigan and able to service anyone in the United States and other areas of the world.

Please contact The Wildlife Gallery at 989-561-5369 to talk with Owen or anyone else on the staff for your taxidermy needs.

Also check out the amazing videos of their work at

As a show that talks about and discusses the outdoor lifestyle that we all love to participate in, I hope you will consider joining the groups that help to protect wildlife habitat. If you are not a member, look at the following groups to support:


National Wild Turkey Federation –

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation –

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers –

Episode 060: Chris Caffery – Musician and Hunter

In this episode, I catch up with Chris Caffery ( Chris is a famous musician, playing guitar for the band Savatage ( and one of the founding members of Tran-Siberian Orchestra ( Not only is Chris a master at the guitar, you will also find him using his bow and crossbow out in the field hunting for whitetail and turkey in his New York home. Chris also likes to fish for the various types of fish found in the waters of New York state.

In addition to his hunting and music, Chris is an entrepreneur and has a line of hot sauces called High River Sauces (

I hope you enjoy the interview, Chris is an amazingly nice guy like so many outdoorsman. If you want to contact Chris, you can reach out at:

Facebook –

Twitter – @ChrisCaffery

Episode 055: Kara Wattunen – Walleye Angler


I have been on a leave from the show for a few months, and this new episode is great. I talk with Kara Wattunen a tournament-fishing woman from Minnesota. Kara has fished in a number of tournaments including Cabela’s National Walleye Tour ( You can contact Kara via Facebook ( or on Instagram (@kwattunen).

In this episode we discuss a number of different subjects that Kara is passionate about. Here is a link to further articles that Kara has written on numerous subjects around fishing (

Episode 054: Mark Martin Professional Walleye Angler

In this weeks episode I interview legendary professional angler Mark Martin ( Mark has spend almost the last 30 years making a living as a professional angler, best known for the numerous walleye tournament wins. Mark has been fishing his whole life, but cemented his reputation by fishing walleye at night.

On Mark’s website you can access information on the books, DVDs, and articles that Mark has available. Also, Mark offers summer and winter walleye fishing clinics (

We have a great discussion on tournaments and expectations of a co-angler that might fish with Mark or any other pro-angler.

Connect with Mark at his website (, Facebook (@MarkMartinsFishing), or by email from the Contact Us on his website.

Also, please consider joining groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation ( You can also help me by supporting the podcast through my Patreon account

Check out Kill’n Stix ( for premium carbon fiber arrows.

Episode 053: Land Tawney CEO and President of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Association

In this episode I get to interview Land Tawney, CEO and President of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers ( We discuss BHA and the many benefits that the organization provides and how BHA and the local chapters serve as watchdogs and a grassroots organization to protect our public lands across the United States and Canada. To learn more about BHA, check out their website, and go to the Media tab to see lots of different items that BHA puts out for information including their blog and podcast. You can also access their YouTube channel ( and Facebook (


In this episode we discuss several books that you can purchase from the below links. As an Amazon affiliate a small commission is earned to offset the cost of the show:


Beyond Fair Chase


American Serengeti


Also, please consider joining groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation ( You can also help me by supporting the podcast through my Patreon account


Check out Kill’n Stix ( for premium carbon fiber arrows.

Episode 052: Eric Dinger Founder and CEO of Powderhook

In this episode I get to discuss Powderhook with CEO and founder Eric Dinger. Powderhook is a unique website and phone app ( designed to provide hunter’s and fishermen with access to information and mentors around the United States. Are you in Iowa and heading to Florida? You want to fish and not sure where to begin? Access Powderhook to harness the power of the community to get the information and help you need.

This app is filled with great information waiting to be discovered. We discuss this and how to use this with other apps that you may already be utilizing and why Powderhook should be your first stop for hunting and fishing information.

Make sure to look up Powderhook on Facebook at @Powderhook, Instagram @Powderhook, Twitter @Powderhook. You can download the app in both the Android and Apple app stores (it’s a free app).

Don’t hesitate to contact Powderhook for additional information and download the app and enjoy!

Episode 051: Mike Defibaugh – Professional Fisherman

In the episode I get to interview Mike Defibaugh who is a Professional Walleye Angler. This was Mike’s first year fishing as a pro in the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour ( after years of fishing as a semi-pro. Mike had an impressive finish to win the first stop on Lake Erie  in the 2017 NWT and take home $61,000 in prize’s and money. You can watch the event here on the NWT YouTube channel ( Mike donated his cash winnings this year to Make a Wish (, and that amounted to $15,000 for just this tournament. Mike provides some great information on how the tournament works, some equipment that can be used for Walleye Fishing and how the co-angler spot on the tournament works. You can contact Mike by email at and on Facebook at 

Mike uses the following items:

Ranger Boats

Knox Marine

Off Shore Tackle