Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors

Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors features discussion of all things outdoors in the True North. With thousands of lakes and thousands of acres of forest, Paul Bunyan Country is home to some of the best fishing and hunting in North America and you'll hear from the some of the nation's best guides and anglers.

CHUCK HASSE: Boy of Summer...Fishing & Baseball
Chuck Hasse is finding walleyes on Leech Lake and success as an assistant coach on the diamond. We hear about the late summer bite and some Walker Baseball success with the multi-faceted Coach Hasse.
17 min
LIVE ON THE WATER: Bruce Jean Checks In While N...
Bruce Jean of Rainy Lake Guiding checked in while guiding and netting fish for a family of four from (dare I say it out loud?) Green Bay
23 min
BRO BROSDAHL: Catching Walleyes & Bluegills in ...
Bro Brosdahl can catch fish...and he's still catching walleyes in late July. We get the details, plus discuss the bluegill bite and many other important (and not too important) topics including his latest Fast Five.
23 min
DICK BEARDSLEY IS BUSY: He's Catching a Multitu...
Dick Beardsley of Dick Beardsley Fishing Guide Service is back to talk multi[species fishing in the Bemidji area. He's still finding walleyes, but the crappies and bass are really snapping. All that and we meander through several other topics too.
30 min
It's coming up next Saturday & Sunday (July 22nd & 23rd). The 4th Annual Lueken's Village Foods United Way Fishing Tournament. And this year, Lakes Area United Way joins the fun, so you can fish many more lakes. We have all the details!
20 min
SCOTT MACKENTHUN on Two Line Fishing On The Riv...
Outdoor Writer (& Hutchinson Area Fisheries Supervisor) Scott Mackenthun joins the show to talk about two line fishing, which is now legal on a couple of river systems in southern MN. Plus, Dr. Andy Hafs of Bemidji State University talks fishing stocking practices.
34 min
MUSKIE WHISPERER: Wanna Catch Muskies? Listen U...
Kev & Kevin talk muskellunge. It's July, and the muskie anglers are all in from now to November 30th. Paul Bunyan Country's premiere muskie guide talks all things muskie. Plus, if you don't know Jack, you will after the Lake of the Week!
35 min
Lake of the Woods is an amazing fishery and one of the gems of Paul Bunyan Country. Area Fisheries Supervisor Matt Skoog checks in with Kev to talk about all things Lake of the Woods including species health, AIS issues, concerns and, of course, sturgeon.
25 min
Mandy's Back: MANDY UHRICH Checks In With A Ton...
Mandy Uhrich has had a great fishing season so far. She's got all the details, plus an overall look at fishing in the Brainerd Lakes area, her favorite new "stuff', and a Fast Five.
30 min
JASON RYLANDER Talks Lueken's Village Foods Uni...
The Earlyl Bird Deadline is June 30th for the Lueken's Village Foods United Way Fishing Tournament. Jason Rylander has all the details on that and everything else about this awesome six county tourney. Plus, Edie Evarts of the Bemidji Area Fisheries Office with an awesome Lake of the Week
31 min
GARETT SVIR: Seeking (and finding) Slabs In Ott...
It's been a great fishing season in Paul Bunyan Country and Otter Tail Country too. Garett Svir of Slab Seeker Guide Service talks walleyes, bass...and of course slabs. Plus Twins angst and we head to Aitkin for our Lake of the Week.
37 min
JASON DURHAM: Fishing Guide, Kindergarten Teach...
Jason checks in from a Lund Boat photo shoot to talk Park Rapids area fishing. We talk bites, gear, trends and a great story on why he does what he does.
30 min
Friend of the show Will Pappenfus is gearing up for Round 3 of his first season on the NWT. We review Rounds 1 and 2, and preview Round 3. Plus we get an update on the new Northwoods Bait location and of course a Fast Five.
18 min
JOEL NELSON OUTDOORS: Joel checks in from Canno...
Joel Nelson has been fishing all over Minnesota and he reports on the strong bite he's experienced all season. He's been fishing Paul Bunyan Country and several points south. We hear about it all. Plus a little spring turkey talk too.
25 min
BLASING HOT: Nate of the Nisswa Guides League H...
Nate Blasing of the Nisswa Guides League is catching fish and so are his clients. It's been a banner month throughout Paul Bunyan Country and the Brainerd Lakes area is NO exception. And that's just ONE of the topics we cover.
27 min
STEVE MATTSON Says the Fishing Is Grand in Rapi...
Steve Mattson loves fishing the Grand Rapids area...and he loves fishing any species. But right now, the walleye bite is raging on Winni and the GRAHA is coming up on Pokegama. A lot to cover with a GREAT angler!
28 min
33 Years of Paul Bunyan Country and we've NEVE...
National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Famer Ted Takasaki makes his Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors debut! Ted was in town for Ray's Sport & Marine's Grand Opening so Kev had the chance to sit down and talk shallow water walleyes, new gear, Lund Boats and much more with the legend! PLUS our Lake of the Week from the Alexandria Lakes region.
37 min
JASON RYLANDER of NorthCountry Guide Service Is...
Jason Rylander is catching a ton of walleyes, like everyone else. But he isn't spending the bulk of his time on the "biggies". He's hitting a lot of smaller lakes and getting the same results. We get all the details and fire up a Fast Five, too.
22 min
SPOTLIGHT DAY: We Put The Spotlight On Another ...
Tony Kennedy, Large Lake Specialist out of the Bemidji Area office, updates us on the status of the Cass Lake Chain. It's loaded with walleyes and muskies and has a number of other species, too. We talk numbers, lake health, year know, the usual.
21 min
TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: We Hear From The KC Walleye...
Dan Fuller & Pat McSharry Check In With Kev Fresh Off Their Knights Of Columbus Walleye Classic Championship, Plus Kev Talks With Chris Thury About the Brian Truax Memorial Muskie Tournament and Adam Jackson On The Wahoo Bass Classic On Leech
38 min
Bruce Jean and Randy Klasen have known each other for a long time, but it's mainly been on a basketball court as a coach and official, where they didn't always see eye to eye. But now, they need to find common ground, because they're fishing together for the first time ever at the Knights Of Columbus Walleye Classic. They popped in after their first day of pre-fishing...and it was a blast.
36 min
STATE OF THE FISHERY: New Northwest Regional Ma...
The Northwest Region Has A New Fisheries Czar. Marc Bacigalupi slides over from his former role as the Brainerd Area Fisheries Supervisor and has his first conversation as the top dog.
26 min
SAME SONG, SECOND VERSE: Hasse & Topper Make It...
For the second straight year, Chuck & Randy claim the Leech Lake Walleye Tournament Title and bring home over $15K! Plus we hear from The Aquatic Biologist On Zebra Mussels
20 min
BONUS PODCAST: Stuff To Do at The Knights Of Co...
The KC Walleye Classic is this Saturday and there will be 200 anglers on the water vying for the the $12,000+ top prize. But if you're not fishing, there's still a ton of stuff to do at the waterfront. Terry Belanger of All Pro Dads has the details, plus how to get your raffle ticket before the drawing Saturday.
9 min
Walleyes, Turkeys and Mushrooms: MATT BREUER Is...
This is Matt Breuer time! He loves fishing, turkey hunting and foraging and he's already done it all this year. He has all the details, including a wicked good start to the walleye season.
21 min