Montana Outdoor Podcast

Montana Outdoor Podcast

A weekly podcast covering the topics and people that make Montana’s Outdoors like no other place in the world.

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July 13, 2024 61 mins

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale sits down with the Chief Marketing & Communication Officer of the Montana Department of Commerce, Mitch Staley, to talk about the VisitMT.com website and all the amazing things it can do for Montanans and those outside of Montana that want to discover our great state. And believe us when we say they aren’t just talking about the typical tr...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Biologist for Region 1, Travis Rehm. They cover pretty much everything there is to know about Noxon Rapids Reservoir and the fish that call it home. Did you know just how diverse the fish population is in Noxon Rapids Reservoir and the fact that it is one of the only places west of the Cont...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast FWP Fisheries Biologist Nathan Jaksha talks with your host Downrigger Dale about Canyon Ferry Reservoir and the fish that we all love to chase after in it. Nathan is new to the Montana FWP and Canyon Ferry Reservoir. What did steps did he take to learn all about the reservoir, and will he be making big changes to how the fish are managed there? How does he feel about h...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale has a great conversation with Ryan Medlinger owner of Reliable Steel Erectors. Ryan and his amazing team of builders construct steel buildings that are taking Montana by storm! These buildings are without a doubt the hottest trend in the way to live the outdoor life in a budget friendly and incredibly comfortable way and uses your land in the ...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast we continued our series about learning waterways and species of fish that are new to you by hiring a fishing guide. Your host Downrigger Dale sat down with fishing guide Don Wilkins of 56 Fishing Guide Service for an amazing discussion about learning fishing techniques with fishing technology and oh so much more. Don guides on Fort Peck Reservoir and though he is fairl...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale and the Captain of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show sat down with Fort Peck Fishing Guide, Scott Collinsworth. Scott and his wife Jess are also the owners of Fort Peck Marina on the incredible Fort Peck Reservoir. One of the many topics that Rigger and the Captain talked with Scott about is the idea of someone that is not familiar with such a ma...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks with Neal Cote’ of pikewhisperer.com and Bite Me Flies. Neal is an amazing Fly Fishermen, Custom Fly Tyer and a great teacher of fishermen. Believe us, if he can teach ole Downrigger a bunch, he can teach anyone. Neal really went all out in sharing his knowledge in this podcast, from covering the rivers and streams to the hidden lakes th...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talked to Bob Loomis of Mack’s Lure Company about ideas on how catch HUGE Kokanee and he hit the jackpot when it comes to information. Bob has been in the fishing business for 42 years, first manufacturing fishing rods and now at the legendary Mack’s Lure Company. They have been making incredible Kokanee, Chinook, Trout and Walleye Lures for 5...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks to Chris Mischke of Big Sky Fishing Charters about learning from his fishing guides who are located all across Montana. And when we say all across Montana, we mean it! When you listen you will learn about about where and how to fish in northwest Montana in lakes like Flathead, the Thompson Chain of Lakes, the Flathead River, and list goe...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale had a great conversation with Montana FWP Fisheries Biologist Heath Headley about Walleye in Fort Peck Reservoir and beyond. If you love to fish for Walleye, want to learn about them or have just been curious about how in the heck the FWP can collect 83 million eggs from Walleye in Fort Peck then this Podcast is for you! Heath explains all kin...

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Well, this is a new one for us! Listeners have blown up The Montana Outdoor Podcast site, so we have held last week’s podcast over for yet another week! Thanks to all of you that shared this podcast so much that we just had to keep it going so everyone can keep listening and learning from the incredible discussion that your host Downrigger Dale and the Captain of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show had with Kit an...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale and the Captain of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show talk to Kit and Trevor Johnson about finding AND catching huge Kokanee Salmon in Holter and Hauser Reservoirs. You might recall when Rigger talked to FWP Fisheries Biologist Adam Strainer on the Podcast (click here if you want to hear that podcast from a year ago) about the mysterious disappear...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks to none other than the Wizard of the Waterways, Matt Cowen, from Mon-Dak Marine. This time the Wizard is back with all new Tech for your boat. There is so much incredibly cool electronics out right now you just HAVE to listen to this Podcast! Matt covers so many fascinating ideas for boat electronics it will blow your mind. For example, ...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast Collin Griffiths with Bretz RV & Marine joined your host Downrigger Dale for a great discussion as we continued our series “How to Find the Right Boat for You”. Rigger and Collin covered a tremendous amount of ground, or should we say water covering all kinds of ideas and tips that will help you in your quest to find that boat you have always wanted. Collin from Br...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale had a great conversation with Chris McFadden, Owner of Townsend Marine. Chris is another perfect person to help Rigger continue his series on “How to Find the Right Boat for You”. When you listen to this podcast, you will hear Chris give all kinds of great advice like, make sure you learn about the people that work at the dealership before you...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host, Downrigger Dale sat down with the owner of Mon-Dak Marine, Mat Cowen. You might recall last year when Matt participated in out series about “How to Find the Right Boat for You” Matt gave some incredible information that was, well, wizard like! Which is how he got the nickname, the Wizard of the Waterways. Not sure if he likes that name Rigger gave him but it...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale starts our annual series on “How to Find the Right Boat for You!”. Last year this series was a huge hit and if this episode of the Montana Outdoor Podcast is any indication it looks like this year’s series is going to be even better! Downrigger kicked off the first instalment of the series with Kent Andersen of Warrior Boats. Warrior is a boat...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale sat down with the President of Bretz RV & Marine, Brandon Bretz. Bretz RV & Marine is truly an incredible outdoor company and a legend in the RV and boat business. Brandon shared some touching and at times funny stories about how this legendary company got its start, and how it almost never became what it is today. Spoiler Alert: Brand...

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks to CSKT Fisheries Specialist, Cindy Benson and one of the top anglers in past Spring Mack Days Tournaments, Jason Mahlen. Jason has won the tournament many times!  You will be blown away by how much cash Jason Mahlen as made fishing in the Mack Days tournaments. Spoiler Alert: the total amount is in the SIX FIGURES! Yeah, this tournament...

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One of the most popular fishing reports on the Montana Outdoor Radio Show every Saturday morning is the Brian Olson Report. Brian always has great information about fishing on Fresno and Nelson Reservoirs as well as the Milk and the Missouri Rivers. This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale caught up with Brian Olson and talked to him about ice fishing on those reservoirs, how to appr...

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