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Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors

Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors features discussion of all things outdoors in the True North. With thousands of lakes and thousands of acres of forest, Paul Bunyan Country is home to some of the best fishing and hunting in North America and you’ll hear from the some of the nation’s best guides and anglers.


Latest Episodes

Dick Beardsley Is On The Move: Catching Walleyes Throughout PBC (& Bass too!)

Whether it’s Lake Bemidji, Cass, Winni or the Turtle chain, Dick Beardsley is catching fish for his clients. He talks about the strong walleye bite this year and a multitude of other fish that have been in and out of his boat. Plus, it’s Lake of the Week Day and Carl Pederson of the Walker Area Fisheries Office has the details.

We Talk With One of the Ten Best Walleye Anglers of 2022: Dusty Minke Is Back!

Dusty Minke loves fishing walleyes…and he’s having a great year. He’s currently sitting #6 in the National Walleye Tour’s Angler of the Year standings. He gets us caught up with his season, previews his next events and then just talks Paul Bunyan Country walleye fishing (particularly on Leech). And of course, we have to grill with a Fast Five.

TOURNEY TOPPER: Randy Is On The Top of the GRAHA Heap…In Record Fashion!

We chased down GRAHA Walleye Shootout Champ Randy Topper. Randy and his partner Brock Anderson win the title in record fashion three weeks after Topps and Chuck Hasse won the Leech Lake Walleye Tournament. We talk all about it, plus get some great advice for walleye angling on the long holiday weekend. And Randy’s first Fast Five.

Jason Rylander Checks In From GRAHA Pre-Fishing & It's Lake of the Week Day!

Jason Rylander of North Country Guide Service has been catching LOTS of walleye for himself and his clients. He talks about the great season so far, and the challenges he and partner Dan Fuller face at Saturday’s GRAHA. Plus, it’s Lake of the Week Day…also in the Grand Rapids area…and Jason tackles another Fast Five.

The United Way Fishing Tourney Returns & The Youngest Guests In PBC History!

Sam and Joe (ages 9 & 7), the youngest guests in Paul Bunyan Country history join the show to talk about their experiences in the United Way of Bemidji Area Fishing Tournament presented by Lueken’s Village Foods. Plus, an EXCLUSIVE: Joe fires Grandpa for a new teammate! Plus, Denae Alamano has the details on how to get in on this year’s tourney and Steve Scepaniak talks muskies.

Toby K Talks Leech Lake Walleye, Muskie, Bass et al & Preparing for the GRAHA

Toby Kvalevog of Leisure Outdoor Adventures has been putting his clients on fish. At this point, it’s mainly been walleyes, but there’s nothing wrong with a great walleye bite. He’s also had a chance for some limited muskie fishing and he’s been hearing about some excellent bass fishing. Plus, he’s gearing up for the third leg of the Paul Bunyan Country Triple Crown…the GRAHA Walleye Shootout on Pokegama. He’s been in the Leech Lake Walleye Tournament Top 20 and took 5th in the KC Walleye Classic on Bemidji.

Houston We Have A Proposal…And The Lake of the Week

Jarrid Houston of Houston’s Guide Service in the Twin Ports is back to talk about Duluth-Superior fishing, particularly his favorite spot…the St. Louis River estuary into Superior. Plus, he tells us of a guiding first for him (episode title is a hint) and we hear from Rick Bruesewitz of the Aitkin Area Fisheries Office on our Lake of the Week.