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.

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
JOHN HOYER; The 2022 NWT Champion Is Already Tw...
John Hoyer is a man who loves what he does and what he does is catch alot of fish. He's the 2022 NWT Champ and he tells us about the first two tournaments of 2023 as he attempts to defend his title. He also talks late spring/early summer walleyes, the biggest changes and concerns he's seeing. Plus a Fast Five, of course.
27 min
FREED UP TO FISH! Jason Overcomes an Opening We...
Opening weekend was a bummer for Jason Freed of Leisure Outdoor Adventures. But after getting the boat fixed, all has been well since then. The Leech Lake bite is awesome and he's headed north to Vermilion soon. We cover it all, along with the obligatory Bemidji-Brainerd football talk and a fast five.
24 min
MUSKIES ARE COMING...And Isaiah Hahn Is Ready. ...
Isaiah Hahn of You Bet Fishing Guide Service updates us on the early walleye bite in the Park Rapids area. We also talk about his passion...muskies (we're just over a week away!). Also, we head to the Grand Rapids Area for the Lake of the Week, and Christina Regas is in to preview Bemidji's annual Take A Kid Fishing Event
39 min
MILLE LACS: We Put The Spotlight On Legendary L...
Lake Mille Lacs is in the spotlight. Mille Lacs Area Fisheries Supervisor Tom Heinrich is in to talk all things Mille Lacs...walleyes, smallies, trophy northerns, and record muskies.
24 min
FRESCH FRISCH: Mike Frisch of Fishin' The Midwe...
Mike Frisch of "Fishing The Midwest" returns to talk early season walleye in Alexandria area waters, as well as bass, his filming schedule and his teenage celebrity crush (and more) with the latest Fast Five
29 min
DUSTY & The Professor: Dusty Minke Talks NWT, B...
Two events in, Dusty Minke already has a Top 10 finish in the NWT. Plus, he updates the Leech Lake bite, admits to bass fishing (and with the beast he pulled in, why not?), his favorite new toys and a Fast Five. Then Bemidji State Aquatic Biology Professor Dr. Andy Hafs is back to discuss the effects of stocking muskies on a walleye population.
29 min
TOM WHITEHEAD: Fishing, Feathers and Foraging
Tom Whitehead checks in to talk early season fishing in the Brainerd Lakes area, along with turkey hunting, maple syrup and more. Plus his unique educational guide trips and a Fast Five.
28 min
DICK & BRADY: Early Season Walleye Tips, Why Fi...
Dick Beardsley and Brady Laudon LOVE to fish. They talk about the fun of early season walleye, guiding and other fish to pursue early in the year. Plus they discuss their diverging opinions on the latest electronics and do a Fast Five Duel.
30 min
The Red Lake Walleye Limit Is Up to Five. Tony Kennedy Says The Lake Is In the Best Shape Its Been In Since The Restoration. Plus, Trophy Northern, Crappies....And Down The Road...Sturgeon. Check It Out On The Latest Podcast.
21 min
While reports were spotty in general, it was lights out on Red Lake opening weekend. 100 fish days, bites everywhere and nice sizes. Legendary Red lived up to its hype this opener.
19 min