On our "VIEWERS FEEDBACK" page we will share with you some of our emails, both good and bad, that we have received from our viewers. Drop us an email on our "COMMENTS" page and let us know your thoughts or suggestions. Take a few minutes to read some of the comments we've recieved.
A short note to thank you for a very exciting and informative show. I have been watching these last couple of episodes fishing on the Missouri River. Great Walleyes guys!!!
I have a question: Are you using "bare" jigs or are you tipping them with minnows? Sometimes it is hard to see what is going on because the camera goes from one of you to the other without being able to see how the first one finishes up. In other words, one of you will catch a fish and while you are landing it, the other one catches a fish so and the camera goes to him. This way I cannot see how the one that just landed his, rigs his jig again (to see if he put a minnow on, uses the old minnow, or just casts a bare jig. Another problem is watching one of you make a cast and I am ready to study how you start your retrieve and watch when the strike comes how you re-act with the hook set. Before any of this happens, the other one of you will get a strike and the camera goes to him and all I see is him reeling the fish in. I am pretty good at reeling in a fish--I would like to see how the bait is prepared, the presentation, the jigging technique, the hook-set, etc, etc.
In other words, I would like to have a little more education and not just watching you reel in fish (as exciting as that is). That is what is so "boring" with "the other guy on the other channel". The one thing I did appreciate about your Missouri River series is how you taught us where the fish are and how you manuver your boat. That is good info.
Thanks for a good show.
Keith - Bismarck
You answered my question just fine. I started using Gulp! Alive last summer on perch and bluegill and had very good success on a drop shot rig. I also used the Gulp maggots under the ice this year and knocked them dead! I will use it more now this coming season. And yes, your show's presentation is VERY educational. In fact, those two episodes on the Missouri River could have been made into three or four shows and still packed a big punch!
Keith Bismarck, ND
You are awesome. Mike was still on cloud nine when he got home Saturday night. His friend Don was also very impressed with the whole experience. Thank you so much for doing what you do. The efforts of people like you are so meaningful to people like Mike that would have no opportunity to bag a turkey or even how to go about it on their own. I could take him out, but it would probably turn out as a disaster and his state of mind would be worse instead of better. Thank you from Mike and from me. You might have an idea what you do for people like Mike, but you may not know what it does for me. When his life is more meaningful, it makes our home life so much better, too. I don't have the words to express my appreciation. Thank you again.
Kathy N. Bismarck, ND
I heard about your show and after watching some of your different ND hunts, I'm hooked. I'm just getting back into bow hunting and live in SW, ND where there are some beautiful antelope bucks just calling my name (or still laughing at me from previous years). My husband and I tried numerous times over the past 2 years bow hunting these goats using decoys with little luck. I want to try the hunting blind method to see if we have better luck but am not sure what type of blind to get. I'm not too excited about spending $400 on a blind (Double Bull), but am wondering if you could suggest a blind that you've had luck with? I'm also an avid deer hunter (white-tail and muleys) so I'd like to get something universal...does color pattern matter when hunting antelope vs white-tail vs muleys? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
One other comment I wanted to mention is that I appreciate that you and the crew keep the outdoor adventures real...missing shots, being honest about mistakes, and laughing when you mess up. Everyone screws up from time to time and it's nice that you address mistakes so everyone can learn from them vs hiding them like some other hunting shows might do. Thanks again,
Laurie J. Southwest North Dakota
I enjoy your TV show and watch it almost every Sunday (that tells you how much ice fishing I have done this year). I have a question for you and hope you are kind enough to reply. I was watching the segment on walleye fishing the Missouri river and noticed how high the water seemed and how fast you were moving down the river when heading out in the morning. My buddies and I used to fish the river occasionally but have stayed away in recent years primarily because of the low water reports. Could you tell me if that was in 2007 when you were fishing and what the water conditions were then and what your expectations are this spring. I would like to come out and try it again this spring if it is not to hard for a relative river rookie to navigate the river. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Ray O. North Dakota
First of all let me say that I really enjoy watching your show, you guys do a great job of filming and give some great tips on pursuing the game that you are after and of course show everyone that we are all able to miss an easy shot or loose a big fish!
If you could tell me, I recently watched your show on fishing the Missouri river near bismarck and I would like to make a trip out there this spring to try it. I guess what I would like to know is about what time does the spawn happen there, now I know it is not them same each spring but it is usually within a two week period or so. I am not sure if the river is open now or not but maybe the fishing is good right now. Over the years I have been going to southern Minnesota to fish the Mississippi river near Redwing and you really can just about fish this all winter but the weather is usually so crappy that it kind of takes the fun out of it. That is one reason that I would like to head to Bismarck because it usally is warmer, probably a lot less boats too.
After watching that show I think I kind of have an idea of what type of structure or current breaks you were looking for to fish.
Any info you could give me on this area would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry J. Minnesota
I really enjoy your show. Being an outdoors person, I love the fact that you show a true to life experience. Missing a shot or two, choosing the shot or not, and best of all hooking a fish and a LOG at the same time. I enjoy your show so much I find myself crying from laughing at the "things" that go on in the outdoors. It has happened to most all of us at one time or another. Thank you for keeping it real and please keep up the great work. PS.
John is a hoot from pheasants to fish he has a great sense of humor that we all can share in. Thanks again!
Sharon J. Fargo, ND
I JUST WANT TO SAY I AM A 44 YEAR OLD WOMAN THAT WAS NEVER INTO HUNTING..FISHING NOTHING LIKE THAT..AND I DO MEAN "NEVER" THEN ONE DAY WHILE FLIPPING THROUGH CHANNELS I CAME ACROSS YOUR SHOW...WOW AM I EVER HOOKED..I NEVER MISS IT I SCHEDULE AROUND IT EVERY SATURDAY..I STILL DON'T WANT TO PERSONALLY HUNT ..FISH OR ANYTHING BUT YOU ARE ALL AMAZING AND THE SHOW IS WONDERFUL ALWAYS INTERESTING AND I JUST THOUGHT SOMEONE SHOULD LET YOU KNOW WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC JOB YOU ALL DO ON THE SHOW KUDOS! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK..AND I'LL BE WATCHING YOU CAN COUNT ON IT! SINCERELY,
We just finished watching your ice fishing and summer fishing show on Devils Lake. We enjoyed your show as we have fished Devils Lake a number of times. WE are from Minnesota and are planning on doing alot of Spring fishing on Devils Lake and camping at Grahams Island. We were wandering if you could give us some tips on the area you were fishing in on the program and which lures and bait seemed to work the best for you.
Penny J Minnesota
Brother, I have no idea how you guys aren't nation-wide. Seriously, I am really enjoying the DVD. I have only gotten to see the antelope and the buffalo so far, but I truly enjoyed both. What I have really enjoyed are your abilities to talk to the camera as if you are talking to us who are watching, being honest about shots (I really thought it was great how you placed the X and the line on the back of the antelope Kurt shot to show how it ducked) but even more I appreciated his reaction to the shot and his disappointment in it (even though it wasn't his fault), and you have an ability to make me feel like I am actually on the hunt instead of sitting on my couch. Sounds corny, but you know how a good book can get your imagination going? I really thought you did a nice job of doing the same thing with your show. The music choices are good, the editing is smooth, and it just is an overall great show. The only negative I've got, and this is how small I have to get to find one, is you and Kurt both say "folks" a lot. That could just be a Dakota vs. Ohio thing and it doesn't detract from anything. It's just something I am not used to hearing.
That antelope episode sure has me excited for next year. Looks like a blast. BTW, great shot on that buffalo. You drilled him at 40. It is amazing to me that you had to shoot him again. What a fascinating critter, definitely on my "to do" list.
Jim D Ohio