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Dan Small Outdoors Radio

Dan Small Outdoors Radio

Host: Dan Small
Dan Small Outdoors Radio Dan and his on-air sidekick "Hardwater" Jeff Kelm bring you timely and informative hunting, fishing and conservation topics covering Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. The show features interviews with professionals from fishing, hunting to conservation and more. Dan Small is the face and voice of MPTV's Outdoor Wisconsin and the weekly voice of Dan Small Outdoors Radio: Wisconsin's #1 Outdoor Radio Show.

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FRIDAY - MAY 14
Show 1620: Lake trout and cohos highlight the Lake Michigan action, says Dumper Dan. Meet Marq Fisher and Brave, characters in a new Fur Trade novel by Barry Dalberto. Bass and pike are hitting on Lake Waubesa. Capital City Muskies Inc. tournament is this Saturday. Casting for Kids next weekend on the Madison Chain.

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FRIDAY - MAY 14
Show 1620: Lake trout and cohos highlight the Lake Michigan action, says Dumper Dan. Meet Marq Fisher and Brave, characters in a new Fur Trade novel by Barry Dalberto. Bass and pike are hitting on Lake Waubesa. Capital City Muskies Inc. tournament is this Saturday. Casting for Kids next weekend on the Madison Chain.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good catches of lake trout, along with steelhead and some salmon, off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind0) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoors Report, author Barry Dalberto discusses his new novel, Brave, set in the Fur Trade era of the early 1800s. (hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro anger Duffy Kopf reports good bass and pike action on Lake Waubesa.

THURSDAY - MAY 6
Show 1619: Choosing the right paddle for different kayaking applications. Wisconsin River walleyes are hitting from Wausau to Lake Wisconsin. The Hunting Collective connects new hunters and anglers with mentors. Dan and Jeff share turkey stories.
Phil Schweik, of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports good walleye action on the Wisconsin River in the Wausau area. (hooksetters.biz) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoors Report, John Stellflue, Wisconsin chapter leader of The Hunting Collective, explains how and why this new organization connects novice hunters with mentors. (facebook.com/groups/823863384884381) Jon Small reports on his recent kayak outings on Lake Superior and his goal of paddling to all 22 of the Apostle Islands and offers advice for selecting the right paddle for different kayaks and water conditions. (facebook.com/LostCreekAdventures) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says there's a good nighttime walleye bite on Lake Mendota and walleyes are hitting on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River.

THURSDAY - APRIL 29
Show 1618: Madison chain walleyes should provide good action on opening weekend. Moms, military and veterans shoot free on their special days at the Range of Richfield. Browns and salmon are hitting on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. You can help prevent the spread of oak wilt disease. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament on Big Stone Lake in Minnesota.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good inshore action off Sheboygan for browns and some salmon. Anglers Avenue will prepare your catch for a post charter trip meal. (dumperdan.com, anglersavenue.net) Jon Steigerwaldt, Great Lakes and Upper Midwest forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, talks about spring grouse drumming surveys and offers advice for avoiding oak wilt disease. ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces May classes and events at the Range. Mothers shoot free on Mothers Day, May 9. In honor of Armed Forces Day, active military and veterans shoot free on May 14 and 15. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf says opening weekend walleye action should be good on the Madison chain, despite low water levels.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 21
Show 1617: Wisconsin muskie rivers compared with one in North Carolina. Make sure your trailer is road worthy before you tow this spring. Wisconsin DNR resumes live hunter education classes. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament held last weekend at Port Clinton, OH.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mike Small compares several Wisconsin muskie rivers to the French Broad River in North Carolina, which he fished this month. (wiwf.org, hupy.com) Chad Baker, factory representative for Floe International, announces three new models in the Ultra Max UT trailer line and offers some spring maintenance tips for all trailer owners. (floeintl.com) Wisconsin DNR hunter education administrator Jon King talks about the resumption of in person hunter education classes. (dnr.wisconsin.gov) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says low water on the Madison Chain may hamper anglers when the gamefish season opens on May 1. Walleye and northern action continue strong on the Wisconsin River.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 14
Show 1616: Wisconsin Izaak chapter will fund Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Youth Conservation Leadership Council scholarships again this year. Lake Michigan trolling season is off to an early start. Stop ticks from infecting you with Lyme and other diseases.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mark LaBarbera, incoming executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, reports on new scholarship opportunities for youth interested in conservation. (wiwf.org, hupy.com) Charter captain Dan Welsch reports good early brown trout action near shore off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan and predicts another good season, thanks in part to increased stocking of trout and salmon. (dumperdan.com) Tick Terminator Brian Anderson offers advice for avoiding tick bites and Lyme Disease. (lymetickbughub./) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good early panfish action on backwaters and bays of the Madison Chain. Walleyes continue strong on the Wisconsin River.

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