Back Lash Musky Fishing Podcast

Every Wednesday Jeff Widmann owner of Team Rhino Outdoors and Brad/Carrie Hoppe who own Musky Mayhem Tackle discuss the world of musky fishing along with the occasional guest who will talk about anything else that swims.

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Welcome to another exciting episode of the Backlash Podcast! This week, we dive into the much-anticipated Minnesota Musky opener with special guest Matt Seifert from Musky Mercenary Guide Service.
In this episode, we reflect on the recent Wisconsin opener, share some fishing tales, and discuss the current state of muskie fishing. Matt provides valuable insights into water temperatures, weed growth, and the best tactics to use for the upcoming opener.
Listen in as we cover the importance of adjusting your strategy based on conditions, the effectiveness of various baits, and some memorable catches. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to the sport, this episode is packed with tips and tricks to help you kick off the Minnesota musky season on the right foot!

Episode 272 - Jeff Van Remortel

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Breaking Down Musky Fishing Opener : A Comprehensive Guide with Jeff Van Remortel 
Welcome to the 'Back Lash Podcast' where we dive deep into the intriguing world of musky fishing. In this conversation with Jeff Van Remortel  of WDH Guide Service, we share valuable insights about the highly anticipated Northern Wisconsin musky season opener, understanding the importance of seasonal triggers, scouting water bodies, and adapting to variable fishing conditions during unpredictable weather spells. Discover the amazing world of muskie fishing and learn how the study of crappies, bass, and bluegills can help predict the muskie spawning season.
This thrilling episode also covers the upcoming release of a new fishing gear product and the invaluable resources available at WDH Guide Service's Muskie Academy. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice, WDH Guide Service's wealth of knowledge, coupled with a community of seasoned fishers, will elevate your fishing experience.
From receiving guidance on correct fishing tools installation to using fishing electronics correctly, understanding the significance of your fishing equipment can lead to better outcomes. In this insightful episode, join us as we navigate the balance between work and leisure, the challenges of running a small business, the art of promotional activities, and other relatable experiences from the lives of self-employed anglers.
Finally, unravel the art of fishing as we discuss how elements such as scouting your location, observing the underwater environment, and understanding pre-spawn patterns can lead to successful fishing expeditions. Whether you're an amateur or seasoned angler, this podcast will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a fruitful fishing outing. Be a part of this intriguing conversation and elevate your fishing knowledge and skills.
Intriguing times await you on this captivating journey into the world of musky fishing with the 'Back Lash Podcast'. Gear up for a stimulating episode filled with invaluable resources, relatable experiences, and a wealth of insights into the world of muskie fishing.
Tune in now and let this episode open up new fishing vistas for you!

Episode 271 - Keith Cortopassi

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Wednesday May 15, 2024

In this episode of the Backlash Podcast, we invite Keith Cortopassi, a renowned guide from Muskie Psycho Guide Service in Indiana. Keith shares his compelling journey into musky fishing, revealing how he transformed from an enthusiast into a lauded guide. Listeners will benefit from his valuable insights into musky fishing in Indiana, particularly about spring muskies. We also discuss intricacies of fishing gear, introduce a new bait product - the Pit Bull from Musky Innovations and Team Rhino Outdoors, and highlight the importance of variety in musky podcasts.
Keith provides a detailed account of his transformation, right from his early formative years in Indiana to his first professional Musky fishing tournament. He also talks about his personal struggles and how he used fishing as a tool to overcome alcoholism. He highlights his experiences of teaching first-time anglers, emphasizing both skills development and love for the outdoors.
In the realm of professional Musky fishing, Keith shares his expert opinion on the best baits and fishing techniques prevalent in Indiana. He talks about popular lures that promise to redefine the industry standard, includes anecdotes about the Scuba-Diver bait, and expresses his enthusiasm for the latest fishing gear offerings.
Keith stresses the importance of proper tactics, the willingness to spend long hours on the water, and keeping fishing gear simple yet effective. He highlights how boat size doesn’t necessarily equate to fishing success, but boat control, an open mind, and persistence do. He also predicts trends for the upcoming year, combining traditional fishing methods with innovative approaches.
This episode is an encyclopedia of muskie fishing, with Keith finally sharing his expert opinions on tackle preferences, top water techniques, benefits of diverse equipment, and the crucial influence of moon phases on fishing. Tune in for some practical tips, fascinating anecdotes, and an unparalleled peek into the world of professional Musky fishing.

Episode 270 - Bryan Schaeffer

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Uncover the captivating world of musky fishing in this comprehensive episode of the Backlash Podcast, featuring expert angler Bryan Schaeffer from Schaeffer Outdoors. We explore the dynamics of musky fishing, revealing tell-tale signs of a promising fishing season, boat management, and the impact of various weather conditions on an expedition. Dive deep into Bryan's experiences and the wealth of wisdom he has to share to enhance your fishing skills.
Learn about the art and science behind one of the most thrilling sports, musky fishing. From understanding the behavioral patterns of fish to selecting the most productive spots for fishing based on a variety of factors. Discover the intricate strategies and techniques used to lure muskies and how to adapt with the unpredictable nature of fishing conditions.
Journey into the nuanced realities of a fishing expedition from dissecting social media perceptions to the inevitable disappointments in the process. This episode is more than just about fishing; it shines a light on the skills, patience, and unpredictability that epitomizes the art of fishing.
The episode blossoms as we delve into the geographic differences impacting fishing in Northern and Southern Wisconsin, discussing the unique influences of each region. Get first-hand knowledge on the varying strategies required for differing weather conditions, water temperatures, and bait options. Learn from our expert about the fascinating fish migration patters post-spawning season.
Finally, listen as Bryan discusses the value of preparation before the fishing season, including the use of the right equipment and understanding various water conditions. Benefit from Bryan's rich experiences and trusted advice, irrespective of your angling skills. This episode is a treasure trove of insightful information and practical advice designed to enhance your love for fishing and your skills on the water.

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Welcome to another informative episode of the Backlash Podcast featuring Captain Erik Lennertz who owns and operates Tactical Angling Guide Service. This episode is a treasure-trove of insights, valuable tips, and behind-the-scenes exploration into the world of fishing.
The discussion primarily revolves around maximizing fishing success under diverse circumstances - unpredictable spring weather, heavy winds, and varying water temperatures. Erik, with his years of experience and hands-on knowledge, explains how one can adapt, survive, and even thrive in such conditions by selecting the right lake, using a wind tamer line, and staying updated with weather forecasts.
Digging deeper into the fishing techniques and strategies, this episode highlights the importance of understanding spawning patterns and choosing the right bait for different fish. Erik shares some interesting anecdotes about his experiments with different baits and techniques in line with the unpredictability of the season and the fish.
Dive deeper into the thrilling world of bass fishing with our host and seasoned musky angler. This detailed exploration covers the usage of larger baits, the rewarding challenges that each season brings, and the impressive rise of female anglers in this sport.
In the final segment of the podcast, we talk about the increasing use of technology in fishing, specifically the role of forward-facing sonar, and the advantages of having a blend of traditional fishing skills and modern tools. From sharing personal favorites from the St. Croix musky rods lineup to a rapid-fire Q&A session on preferred fishing methods, this episode leaves no stone unturned.
Captain Erik Lennartz provides a unique blend of practical advice, personal experiences, and theoretical knowledge, making this episode a must for fishing enthusiasts and anyone interested in unlocking the secrets to the timeless charm of fishing.

Episode 268 - Larry Dahlberg

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Welcome to an insightful episode of the Backlash Podcast, where we host the legendary Larry Dahlberg. Known as the "Michael Jordan of Sport Fishing", Larry takes us through his fascinating journey in the angling world. From his initial fishing adventures as a child to his representation in the fishing tackle industry and his time spent on "The Hunt for Big Fish", Larry's tale is rich with adventures and valuable insights.
Listen in as Larry discusses his invention, Flashabo, a ground-breaking development that transformed fishing forever. Experience his life on the water across 89 countries and understand how fishing has evolved over time. This episode is a tribute to Larry's remarkable career but also explores the ever-changing world of fishing.
Angling Mastery through the Eyes of Pros
Join an immersive discussion centered around the hidden secrets of angling, evolving technology in fishing, and the captivating personal stories from professional anglers. As experts recount their diverse fishing methods and views, listeners will gain insights into old school and modern techniques. Uncover how understanding fish behavior influences successful strategy development and how different materials or techniques can attract or repel fish.
Enter a conversation about underwater sonar equipment, the impact of technology on modern fishing, and whether technological advancements have simplified or diluted the essence of fishing. This episode promises to offer keen perspectives and valuable insights into angling, sure to engage both experienced anglers and those new to the sport.
World Exploration with Larry Dahlberg: An Angler's Chronicles
Embark on an exceptional journey with seasoned angler, Larry Dahlberg. Larry recounts gripping tales from 89 different countries and brings a first-hand perspective on different fishing environments, from the equator to colder climates. From catching peacocks to tussling with enormous Arapaima, every story is a thrilling tale to excite the angler in you.
Listen to deep reflections about life, drawn from Larry’s fishing experiences, and revel in the delightful, challenging, and sometimes tragic adventures of an expert angler's life across the globe. Discover the essence and joy of fishing as you dive into this episode loaded with captivating anecdotes and worthwhile discoveries from the world of angling.
Techniques and Tactics in Fishing: Wisdom Shared by Larry Dahlberg
Dive deep into the mind of Larry Dahlberg, a veteran angler who stands apart with his hands-on experiences and fact-based understanding of fishing. Larry unravels various aspects of angling, illustrating how to view situations from a fish's perspective, while emphasizing the need to be relentless rather than patient while fishing.
Gain insights into natural selection, fish behavior, execute tactics, and how critical comprehension of these elements can enhance angling success. Explore Larry’s wisdom about fish, their evolutionary strategies, and survival instincts, leading to an enlightening bundle of tips that every fishing enthusiast should know. This episode offers a systematic and practical approach that promises to make your fishing trips more exhilarating and fruitful.

Episode 267 - Amanda Wilson

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Immerse in the world of musky fishing in this episode of the Backlash Podcast as we welcome Amanda Wilson, owner of Deerfoot Lodge located on the Chippewa Flowage. Amanda shares her intriguing transition from a bass fishing enthusiast to a muskie fishing expert and her exploits running a resort famous amongst anglers.
We delve into various topics, from Ladies’ Muskie School, Amanda's PMTT tour, catching a 50.5-inch musky to win a tournament, to the intimate details of musky fishing. A window flies open to the operations at Deerfoot Lodge, showing how the fishing landscape adapts with the seasons.
This episode also spotlights the thriving trend of women indulging in fishing, highlighting Amanda's contribution in propelling this trend. Amid detailed discussions on fishing gear and clothing for women, we also foresee the potential future of women guiding professional tours in the fishing realm.
Experience first-hand advice and insights from this seasoned professional, who has been part of the Pro Muskie Tournament Trail, about the thrills, challenges, and nuances of Muskie fishing. Listen as we discuss the importance of maintaining fish populations, the challenges in fish stocking, and a peek into the upcoming fishing season.
Enjoy the inspiration, excitement, and expert knowledge in this episode that sure to resonate with both novice and experienced anglers alike, particularly women diving into the fascinating world of musky fishing.

Episode 266 - Clayton Spiess

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

In this episode of the Backlash Podcast, we speak with Clayton Spiess, an experienced musky fishing guide from Eagle River. Adorned with deep-rooted family connections, Clayton offers an engaging story of his relationship with musky fishing, highlighting the thrill of the catch and his journey from carpentry to guiding full-time. He provides a heartfelt insight into his resilience in times of grief and shares his exciting professional experiences while continually evolving to venture into new fields. This episode is an exploration of musky fishing, guiding, and embracing life amidst hardships.
Our conversation with Clayton offers a comprehensive understanding of competitive musky fishing, reflecting on the journey through different fishing leagues and the invaluable community support in shaping a musky angler. We dive into his role in Musky League, discussing the innovative structure of teams, sponsors, and rewards - all contributing to the thriving community spirit. A special mention goes to the fishing opportunities in the Eagle River area, including the flourishing natural reproduction, diverse lakes, and how these waters have helped hone angling skills. Ending on an inspiring note, Clayton emphasizes maintaining a positive attitude while fishing as a cornerstone value for all anglers.
Clayton opens up about his experiences in participating in professional muskie tournament trails and shares the fundamentals of becoming an effective fishing guide. He reflects on entering the competitive landscape of the Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) and how the community, along with passion for the sport, played fundamental roles in shaping his journey. We also discuss the significance of taking breaks during tournaments, with Clayton strongly advocating the importance of continuous learning and adaptability among successful anglers. Gain insights into the thrilling world of professional tournament fishing in this episode.
Finally, our chat with Clayton takes a turn into the intriguing world of fishing tournaments, where he provides an insider's perspective into the tactical minds of top professional anglers. We delve into the impacts of sudden weather changes, explore the importance of tech in fishing, and hear about Clayton's unforgettable and action-packed seven-day trip to Lake of the Woods. This segment illuminates the unpredictable and thrilling life of a professional angler.
 

Episode 265 - Brian Klein

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Get ready for an adventure with this episode of "Backlash Podcast", where we dig into the exciting world of outdoor recreation with our guest, Brian Klein from Klein Outdoors. Brian takes us on a journey through his world of hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation, sharing stories from his nationwide guiding endeavors and his strategy to deliver bespoke outdoor experiences for his clients.Whether he's chasing muskies, hunting ducks, or participating in wildlife conservation efforts, Brian's dedication to the outdoors is deeply engaging. As we delve into the challenges and joys of his unique lifestyle, you will gain valuable insights on muskie populations, fishing techniques, life on the road and more.We also dive into Brian's philosophy for living a fulfilling life led by passion. His inspiring journey of swapping a traditional career for the unpredictable life of a wilderness guide truly underlines the power of following your heart. Join us as we uncover the beauty of life in the wilderness, and learn valuable tips from a dedicated outdoorsman.From casting lines in different fishing locales to understanding the nuances of being a guide, this episode encapsulates the essence of muskie fishing. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a beginner, Brian's experiences are bound to resonate with you. Tune in to discover the exciting world of muskie fishing guided by expert advice from a seasoned guide.Finally, immerse yourself in technical and ethical considerations in muskie fishing. Brian's mastery in using advanced fishing techniques, blended with his wisdom about the need for patience and adaptability, makes this episode an unmissable listen for every fishing enthusiast.Join us for an exhilarating journey into the great outdoors, filled with fascinating anecdotes, expert tips, and invaluable life lessons from a true wilderness adventurer, Brian Klein.

Episode 264 - Matt Gunkel

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Welcome to a gripping episode of the Backlash Podcast where we feature Matt Gunkel, a seasoned musky fishing guide. Matt unpacks precious insights about the musky fishing season and how weather conditions affect the fish's behavior. Learn more about his intricate journey in balancing work, family, and business, and hear about the latest developments in his charter company - So Ill Sport Fishing.
We explore the crucial role of technology, water clarity, and boat positioning in fish spotting. Discover the impactful role of local landscapes and hilly geography on fishing expeditions and understand the challenges and intricacies concerning water level fluctuations in reservoirs.
Learn about the significant impact of stocking on local fisheries, the struggles with natural musky reproduction, and the ways these factors shape the local fishing scene. We also delve into the heart-pounding excitement of early season fishing. Discover techniques and strategies such as rattle bait fishing, swim baits, and glide baits, and understand the importance of the right equipment for maximum results.
Join us as we delve deep into various angling techniques and baits used to catch fish in different environments. We debate factors influencing bait effectiveness, including water temperature and location, and discuss the role of boat selection in achieving successful catches. Listen in as we analyse the contradictory practices of northern and southern anglers, and explore why certain successful tactics are not widely employed.
Finally, enjoy tales of successful muskie fishing from So Ill Sport Fishing. Gain thrilling insights into bait selection, fish location, and seasonality. Understand the potential of jigs in muskies fishing and be inspired by stories of successful fishing expeditions. Gain the competitive edge from customized lures offered by Llungen Lures and look forward to your own captivating adventures in the world of musky fishing.

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