America Outdoors Radio Podcast

Northwestern Outdoors Radio - July 17, 2021

This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio we talk to Caylun Peterson, the Spokane angler who caught a certified Washington State Record and unofficial world record tiger trout out of Loon Lake in NE Washington this summer.  Mary Duncan previews the upcoming Rogue River Salmon Derby taking place along the Southern Oregon Coast near Gold Beach, Bob Loomis with Mack's Lure talks about how to have success catching coho and Chinook salmon off the coast and Amy Patrick with the Oregon Hunters Association lets you know about Initiative Petition 13, a petition that hopes to make it on the ballot that would ban fishing, hunting, trapping and even livestock production in Oregon if passed by voters into law. 

America Outdoors Radio - July 17, 2021

This week the America Outdoors Radio crew heads to Sportsman's Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska!  Owner Captain Mac (McQuarrie) will give you an overview of the lodge experience and the customer service aspect that really sets their lodge experience apart from the others.   Captain Hunt Edwards talks to John Kruse about the great halibut and salmon fishing they are enjoying on the trip and the unique method they use to catch salmon here called mooching.   One great thing here is the food and Tina Page, the chef in charge of dining here, talks about some of the great Alaskan seafood she serves up for guests.  Finally, Mike Kirchner, his son Pearce, and my daughter Faith and I all discuss why this is such a great adventure for parents (or grandparents) to enjoy with teens. 


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Northwestern Outdoors Radio and Team River Runner

Host John Kruse talks to Bob Tracy, the Northwest Regional Coordinator for Team River Runner, about the therapeutic work they do getting wounded and disabled veterans out on the water kayaking both whitewater streams and quieter rivers.   This interview will be part of the July 24th weekend edition of Northwestern Outdoors Radio and you are hearing it hear first!


Northwestern Outdoors Radio - July 10, 2021

A "best of" edition featuring outdoor recreation in Northeast Oregon's Wallowa County to include wilderness horseback adventures, trout and kokanee fishing and a historic barn tour you can enjoy on the backroads of this rural area. 

America Outdoors Radio - July 10, 2021

A "best of" show featuring interviews that earned Excellence in Craft awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  This includes conversations about a very memorable elk hunt, a company making very innovative wool clothing here in the USA, a quest to restore salmon runs in a major Oregon river and the ambitious plan to create a transcontinental rail-trail for outdoors enthusiasts called the Great American Rail Trail. 

Northwestern Outdoors Radio - July 03, 2021

This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio  John Kruse and Northwestern Outdoors Pro-Staffer Russell Johnston head to the Columbia River Gorge to fish for shad, smallmouth bass and northern pikeminnow.  While we are there we check in with Wendy Boyer at Gorge Outfitters Supply in Rufus who has the latest reports and tips about salmon, walleye, catfish and bass in the area.  Bob Loomis with Mack's Lure previews the Wenatchee Salmon Derby coming up July 16th and 17th on the Upper Columbia River and we've got news about a record trout and a moose attack in Northern Idaho.  Finally, we get to enjoy some great Cajun food at the Columbia Portage Grill in The Dalles and talk to the owner and kitchen manager about this newly remodeled restaurant with great views and fantastic food!

America Outdoors Radio - July 03, 2021

This weekend on America Outdoors Radio we'll tell you about several great bass fishing destinations you'll want to visit sooner than later!  Two of them feature big bass and lots of them in Mexico and another one is a destination for peacock bass in Brazil.  Lodges at all three locations are run by Anglers Inn International and the owner, Billy Chapman, along with trip host Mike Whitlow will tell you more about these bass fishing adventures.  If you want to find big bass in the United States one place to go is Toledo Bend Lake on the border of Louisiana and Texas.  Chip Davis, Executive Director of Toledo Bend Lake Country, will tell you more about this destination.  If you need a guide while you are here, look no further than Darold Gleason.  He's not only a local bass fishing guide and marine electronics instructor, but also an angler competing in the Bassmaster Elite Tournament Series.  Darold will also tell you about Yamaha Power Pay, an incentive program just for tournament anglers by Yamaha Marine.  Last but not least, Brooks Hansen with Camp Chef joins us with tips about how to grill the perfect meat of your choice on the backyard patio this Independence Day weekend! 

Northwestern Outdoors Radio - June 26, 2021

SHOW PREVIEW (For media release)
This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio we are bringing you audio recorded at the Bassmaster Classic in Fort Worth, Texas.  We'll chat with Brandon Palaniuk about his humble beginnings as a tournament angler in Idaho and how he became one of the best competitive bass anglers in the world.  Larry Hutchens with Lowrance will tell you about  Live Target Active Sonar and how this technology is changing how anglers fish.  Finally, Erin Freiboth with Texas State Parks will tell you about some of the amazing destinations they have for outdoors enthusiasts in the Lone Star State!

America Outdoors Radio - June 26, 2021

SHOW PREVIEW (For media release)
This weekend on America Outdoors Radio we bring you more audio recorded at the Bassmaster Classic in Fort Worth, Texas.  We'll profile two anglers who did very well during this tournament, Chris Jones and Justin Kerr.  We'll also talk to Al Odom, the founder of another national bass tournament circuit, the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail.  In addition to this we'll talk to Sam Carlisle, the General Manager of MotorGuide, who will share details about their great line of electric trolling motors! 

Northwestern Outdoors Radio - June 12, 2021

This weekend on Northwestern Outdoors Radio we'll chat with Stephanie Albano, the founder of Finatical Flyfishing.  This company specializes in guided fly fishing trips in the Western U.S. and abroad for female anglers. Michelle O'Brien, the Executive Director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, discusses the toll the pandemic took on the economy of this port city and also talks about all of the outdoor recreational opportunities available in and around this wonderful Southeast Alaska city.  Finally, Brian Pearson with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has an outdoor news round-up covering fishing, crime and the rescue of a stuck in the mud mule deer.

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