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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Episode 256 - Steve Herbeck

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

*Please note, the description below was AI generated and we didn't just decide to use lots of words to make us feel more important lol. 
Welcome to another enriching episode of 'Back Lash Podcast,' where we invite musky fishing maestro, Steve Herbeck. Dive into Steve's captivating journey filled with piercing tales of health battles, lifestyle changes, and an untamed love for musky fishing. Discover Steve's profound knowledge of fishing as he shares expert advice on fishing schedules, diverse water & seasonal strategies, and exciting offer for eager anglers to join him for a fishing trip.
In this episode, we discuss the impacts of a year of low water on fishing and adaptability strategies to such conditions. Get captivating insights into Steve's fishing experiences across Wisconsin and Canada. Learn about all dimensions of musky fishing, the potential effects of changing water levels, and varying fishing techniques across different seasons.
For the ambitious anglers in our community, join us at the upcoming Milwaukee Muskie Expo. It's an unmissable chance to mingle with fellow fishing aficionados and participate in a live podcast recording at the event!
Whether you are an avid musky fisher, a casual Sunday angler, or a nature lover enticed by mastered skill stories, this episode promises a first-hand insight into one's love for fishing.
Get ready for a knowledge-packed discussion with the charismatic Steve Herbeck on the 'Backlash Podcast,' where we delve into the nitty-gritty of unique fishing tactics. From appreciating pre-season scouting to understanding fishing's weather dependencies, this episode is a comprehensive guide to successful angling strategies.
Experience a deep dive into the world of Muskie fishing. Explore the art of the bait, musing on varied topics from identifying specific feeding windows for fish to using a bait successfully. Discover more on how to adjust strategies to pressure waters and time your activities for maximum benefit.
Another fascinating segment of this podcast revolves around the evolution of fishing technology and its impact on anglers' habits. Navigate through great fishing stories, including fishing days that prospered despite technological glitches! Embark on a journey that gives you profound insights into the mind of an experienced fisherman and enriching life, nature, and fishing stories. It's a podcast episode you can't afford to miss!

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

This week we bring you the episode we recorded live at the Chicago Show January 19th through the 21st. We want to Thank everyone who stopped out to see us at the show. We will do it again in February in West Bend WI for the Milwaukee Show. In this episode we have a guide panel and we have a handful of topics we discuss. Thank You all for your support of Team Rhino Outdoors, Musky Mayhem Tackle, and Back Lash Podcast

Episode 254 - Todd Young

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

This week we have a great conversation with one of the OG's in podcasting, Todd Young. Todd owns and operates Muddy Creek Fishing Guides and helps with Fat AZ Musky Products. We have touch on a variety of topics like usual. Come see us at the Chicago Musky Expo January 19th - 21st. We will do a live podcast on Friday the 19th about 7pm in the Musky Mayhem Tackle booth. We hope to see you there. 

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

We are back from our extended break with a new episode talking to Brad Ruh who owns Musky Innovations. We talk briefly about the start of his company and then we talk about what new products you can expect from Musky Innovations from 2024. Show season kicks off January 19th to the 21st in Chicago. If you need the latest musky gear visit Team Rhino Outdoors ( and Musky Mayhem Tackle ( 

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

This week I take the easy way out and rerelease an episode of the TRO podcast that many of our listeners haven't heard. It's a conversation I had a year ago with Joe Bucher and we talk mostly about crank baits. Before and after the conversation Jeff has some thoughts and thanks to offer about the past 5 years of podcasting. Happy Holidays to you all and my 2024  be better than you can imagine. We will return with a new episode of the podcast on January 10th 2024. 

Episode 251 - Jeremy Smith

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

It's been a long time since we had a solo episode with Jeremy Smith. Jeremy is part of the Lindner Media Productions team. We talk about his trips to Canada, big blades, live image sonar, and finish with 5 questions. If you need gear for your next musky fishing adventure visit Team Rhino Outdoors ( and Musky Mayhem Tackle ( 

Episode 250 - Steve Genson

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

This week we have a short season recap with Steve Genson. We also talk about tubes, boats, and electronics. If you need Christmas gifts for the angler on your list visit Team Rhino Outdoors ( and Musky Mayhem Tackle (

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

This week we talk with Matt Quesnel from AFTCO. We talk about the brand and what AFTCO has to offer anglers in the midwest. We also discuss the future of the podcast and talk about Thanksgiving sales. Thank you all for the support of the podcast and Happy Holidays. 

Episode 248 - Ayden Froeschle

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

This week we talk with Ayden Froeschle with Froeschle Fishing. We talk about what it's like you be a young guide, forward facing sonar, river fishing, and a great accomplishment in his young career. If you're still out chasing musky and need gear visit Team Rhino Outdoors ( and Musky Mayhem Tackle ( 

Episode 247 - More Fall Fishing

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

This week Brad, Jeff and Chase Gibson talk Fall Fishing. This conversation covers baits and gear for both trolling and casting as well as fish location. If you need gear for your next musky fishing adventure visit Team Rhino Outdoors ( and Musky Mayhem Tackle ( 


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