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Mike Jackson Outdoors

logo-mjoMike Jackson, an honored member of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, is celebrating his 40th year as an outdoors journalist and broadcaster.  In addition to being a seasoned broadcaster, Jackson is a writer for one of Chicagoland's daily newspapers, The Daily Herald.  "Mike Jackson Outdoors" radio has been called "the best outdoors show in the country."  Mike Jackson is a tell-it-like-it-is sportsman, humorist and humanitarian with legions of fans and listeners. He and co-host Adam Marton talk fishing, hunting, the outdoors, chat with special guests and fishing friends - take calls - and sometimes talk politics.

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MIke-Jackson-banner-2only does Mike Jackson tell his listeners what lakes and rivers in Illinois and the rest of the Midwest are hot, both in the regular soft-water season as well as continuing to “breath fire” when it comes to politicians, especially when it relates to the pols ignoring the great outdoor resources bestowed upon us.


He grew up fishing the Fox Chain; Lake Michigan; and dozens of lakes and rivers throughout the state as well as Wisconsin; Minnesota; Canada; the Arctic; Central and South America, and a lot of Illinois destinations in between.

LIVE Sundays 7:00am - 9:00am

Podcast: Mike Jackson Outdoors

  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 10, 2018 Hour 1

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    Billy Heim joins us for a quick update on a busy Sunday Morning! He's has clients catching fish and Billy's prepping for a big Fishing Tournament too! Captain Bob talks a bit between big bites on Lake Michigan, "Green Acres" Mike gives us a Pork Shoulder recipe that is too die for, and Sue Garstki begins a discussion on self protection, which continues into the second hour. Sue is with Krav Maga Illinois where she is "able to not only help people fight crime, but Parkinson's Disease as well!"
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 10, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike wants to know how you plan on protecting yourself whether you find yourself alone in the jungle or on the streets of Chicago. But first, we learn a little bit about flogging. Matt Madlener of T Bone Guide Services tells us how to get a clear picture of the bottom of deep waters. Then, Mike is joined by knife aficionado and survivalist Laura Zerra. Laura has a new book coming out " A Modern Guide to Knife Making" and is also a regular on "Naked and Afraid"!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 3, 2018 Hour 1

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    It's busy on the waters and in the studio this morning! Billy Heim, fresh off a large mouth, gives a quick Geneva Lake update before going back at it. Brian "Bro" Brosdahl tells us which Minnesota Lakes have Walleye jumping into the boats... there is more than one! Captain Bob has Coho and Kings coming out of his ears on the Big Lake, and Chef Mike "Green Acres" Mantresca gives us some tasty tips for all these fish on the grill!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 3, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike starts off the second hour with an apology to the listeners. He is sorry that he hasn't laid the hammer down on the state legislators much this show. Unfortunately, he will have to hold off a little longer as Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade helps to take on Mike's other target, Poachers! On the lighter side, Mike closes out today's program with author and teacher Jeff Alt of Cincinnati. Jeff has great ideas that will excite your children to play outdoors while integrating today's technology and gadgets!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 27, 2018 Hour 1

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    Happy Memorial Day to everyone and what a great weekend to go fishing! Billy Heim has your Geneva Lake Report, and Captain Bob Jenkins tells us what's happening with the not so hungry, but still biting Coho in Lake Michigan! The bites are big and the fish are jumping! Mike has a lot of tips for the beginner and the experienced angler on today's show!!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 27, 2018 Hour 2

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    The second hour kicks off with a little surf n' turf talk with Chris "T-Bone" Taurisano. Steaks, nick names and the true meaning of Memorial Day, with some Chain o' Lakes fishing too. Mike closes out the holiday show with the "greatest freshwater fisherman" he has ever seen, none other than, Spence Petros! Spence takes Mike's earlier discussion on bait further and explains his own drop shot technique.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 13, 2018 Hour 1

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    Mike is ready to Rock n' Roll this morning with Billy Heim and Capt'n Bob! Mike also talks with Pat Harrison, who is having a slow time on the Chicago River, but is gettin' busy on the big lake! Get your pens and pencils ready everybody, as Mike reveals his recipe for Grilled Coho!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 13, 2018 Hour 2

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    In Hour 2 Mike takes your calls to answer trivia questions and to find out how your spring season in going! Good friend Brian "Bro" Broasdahl also joins the show to brag about his recent Walleye outing and to give his Small Mouth predictions for the waters of Minesota!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 29, 2018 Hour 1

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    Mike has woken up in rare form, must be the sunshine, and it his guest who'll receive the brunt of it. Billy Heim, Captain Bob, and special guest Phil Wein, of Irv's Luggage, find themselves the butt of many a joke this spring morning! Mike cools down a bit and heads down south to Carbondale's Colby Sims to discuss the tough Walleye in the Southern Illinois Waters. Stick around to learn how to turn your catch into "Breakfast Walleye"!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 29, 2018 Hour 2

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    The fun continues into the second hour with Fox River Master Phil Piscatello. They discuss the building excitement of the easy Bass and Musky comin' their way soon! To close out today's show Mike brings in Dan Stevens of the DNR to give him the what's what. If you're mad at Illinois and the lack of funding for the Outdoors, Mike'll take care of ya.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 22, 2018 Hour 1

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    Mike is in studio today and riled up as ever! He gets goofy with Billy Heim and Billy does a great job standing up for himself. Then, due to some unexplained phone problems, we are unable to contact guest. Listen to the Hall of Fame Broadcaster stretch his radio muscles until, finally, we get things fixed and are joined by Sean Hurst of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 22, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike continues his conversation with Sean Hurst in the guest filled second hour. Mike also talks Minnesota Wall Eyes with Ted Takasaki, fighting Eastern European Commercial Fishers with Mark Smith of the National Wildlife Federation, and Rock River Catfish with Brian Husar - owner of Rock River Bait Box!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 15, 2018 Hour 1

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    Even though it doesn't look like it, or feel like it, it sure sounds like it's the Spring Fishing Season! Mike get's updates on Geneva Lake fishing from Billy Heim and Lake Michigan updates from Captain Bob of Challenger Fishing Charters. Spring is in the air (waves)!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 15, 2018 Hour 2

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    Permanent Wisconsin resident Ed Bohn is still Ice Fishing and he's OK with it. He's also having success with spy bait and catching small mouth bass. A must listen for those planning on heading to Door County any time of year. Fly Fishing Extraordinaire and instructor Paul Melkier closes out the show with Mike. They talk spinning with strike indicators and the Trout streams of Wisconsin. Also, it is possible to fish your way to Carnegie Hall, Paul will tell you how.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 08, 2018 Hour 1

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    It's still cold out there so Mike gets an ice fishing update from Billy Heim on Geneva Lake. But the rest of us are ready for Spring Time, especially Pat Harrison. He's itchin' to take you out for some clean water fishing on the Chicago River!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 08, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike continues his Chicago River discussion with Pat Harrison to kick off the second hour. Lincoln Buchanan follows to let us in on the Chain O' Lakes Crappie catchin' and Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade talks up the Walleye in and around Lake Erie.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 01, 2018 Hour 1

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    Mike Jackson's Easter/Passover Sunday Spectacular begins with none other than Billy Heim! Billy gives us a recap of the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show last weekend, it was a very busy show for Billy! Billy also gives us his prospects for spring fishing, small mouth and Big perch tips galore! Also, we discover that Billy's wife doesn't like fish!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 01, 2018 Hour 2

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    In hour 2 Mike brings on old friend and retiree Mike Norris. Mike Norris has settled down on Green Lake and is excited for spring and summer fishing! He tells us about what to expect up North while Mike Jackson tries to figure out where Illinois went wrong. Brian Brosdahl of Bro's Guide Service joins us for the bottom of the hour. Bro and Mike reminisce of warmer days on the ice and Bro lets us know if we will find the Crappie's we didn't catch last summer !
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 25, 2018 Hour 1

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    The BIG Outdoor Show at Arlington Race Course is finally here and Mike is ready to fill you in on all the good stuff! Eric Schenck, Billy Heim, and Matt Firestein all get on air today and let us know what's been happening. Bob Mehiskomer from FishnStix TV also talks with Mike, they get into Musky and Bass, some future TV projects to get excited for too!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 25, 2018 Hour 2

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    Highlights of this weekend's Outdoor Show continue with Spence Petros. Spence has taken some time between his seminars today to talk about Jim Grandt's induction in the Fishing Hall of Fame, as well as what to do with the Muskies you can find in Lake Geneva. You might be surprised by his answer! Mike closes out today's show with Larry Olson of Evinrude Motors. A must listen if you're in the market for a new motor this season!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 18, 2018 Hour 1

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    The Arlington Park Outdoor Show is just days away and Mike has your preview here! Billy Heim's gonna be there, but first he's gonna get you excited for the upcoming Walleye Season. Chuck Mallory of Skimmer & Hi-Fin Tackle explains how to build your confidence while out on the water and what products he's bringing to the show. Finally, Mike talks to the man to thank for taking the show to Arlington Park, Mr. Rick Russalina!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 18, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike's Preview of the BIG Outdoor Show at Arlington Park continues with Pat Harrison, Chicago River Fishing Guide. Pat will set you straight and get you excited to cast your line out on the Green River! Lincoln Buchanan of T-Bone Guide Service closes out the show with Mike. These two will have you have you camped out at the Race Course before breakfast!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 11, 2018 Hour 1

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    Mike is back and he is ready to work! Right off the bat Mike talks with Billy Heim who is getting warmed up for the big Outdoor Show at Arlington Race Course. The Outdoor Show Preview continues with Mike's old buddy and internet sensation Bob Mehiskomer. Bob is going to be at the show too, he also wants to save the world with his trusty rod!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 11, 2018 Hour 2

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    Hour 2 continues the conversation with Bob Mehiskomer and then Mike is joined by the ultra successful tournament fisher Ed Stakowski. But, before Ed, Mike gets a preview of the Big Outdoor Show from steel header extraordinaire Manny Gibson of DSP Paddle! Mike closes the hour answering the emails you sent him during his vacation, also winners of the Spring and Fall Fishing Trips are announced! Congrats to our winners!!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 28, 2018 Hour 1

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    Mike starts today show talking Carp with Paul Melkier and Cory Tedesko. Cory is heavy on the European tackle, so there is a unique comparison of styles in this conversation! Billy Heim got to sleep in this morning and join us late in the hour to discuss his big week!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 28, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike continues his conversation with Billy Heim to start off the second hour. Then, he is joined by Lincoln Buchanan of T-Bone Guide Service. Rather than discuss Lincoln's bad luck with Muskies, they discuss the poaching issues in Illinois.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 21, 2018 Hour 1

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    Mike has a lot to say today as we close out Government Shutdown Weekend! But there is always time for Billy Heim too. Mike and Billy discuss plans for a second contest to join them on Geneva Lake, winner of the current contest will be announced next week!!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 21, 2018 Hour 2

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    Hour 2 is chock full of information. First Mike is joined by Dr Michael Glickman who tells us all we need to know about treating, preventing and experiencing frost bite. Later Mike brings on Eric Shenck of the ICF to talk about the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 14, 2018 Hour 1

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    Billy Heim joins Mike live from his shanty on Lake Geneva to start things off this cold January morning! It's hot inside the tent even though the ice is 10 inches thick!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 14, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike hangs out with Chris Taurisano of T Bone Guide Services and talks Muskies to kick off today's second hour. Then Matt Markey, of the Toledo Blade, explains that as far as Ice Fishing goes, we're just gettin' started!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 6, 2018 Hour 1

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    Billy Heim joins Mike, live from the ice on Lake Geneva, to kick off the first show of the new year. Then, Chip Leer, of FishingtheWildSide.net, let's us know that it is time to embrace the 2018 Ice Fishing Season!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 6, 2018 Hour 2

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    Mike spends the second hour with Erik Packard of Veterans for the Bounty Waters. They discuss the oil drilling that has just been given the green light in the area and what needs to be done to protect the Boundary Waters and National Wildlife.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 31, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Billy Hiem announce a brand new contest for 2018, with a chance to fish with the two renowned piscatorians. Listen for details on how to win! Brian "Bro" Brosdahl is already out on the ice, and he tells us all about it!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 31, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike closes out 2018 with his buddy Ron Linder. Together they try to share everything they have learned about Small Mouth Bass. Of course, this leads to all kinds of other great stuff too!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 24, 2017 Hour 1

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    Billy Heim wishes us all a Merry Christmas to kick off today's show. Later, Mike is joined by long time fishing buddy, and world famous walleye tournament angler, Ted Takaski. This segment is chock full tips for trolling and tournament tips too!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 24, 2017 Hour 2

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    Scott Croft of BoatUS joins Mike in the second hour to discuss Ethanol Gas and the Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act. Mike closes the holiday show with ol' friend Spence Petros and their plans for the coming New Year!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 10, 2017 Hour 1

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    Are you ready for some Ice Fishing!? Billy Heim will get you revved up for the coming season. Mike also talks with Fly Fishing Extraordinaire Paul Melkier to discuss winter fly fishing. Great tips for the beginner in here too!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 10, 2017 Hour 2

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    Get prepared for the cold weather that's a comin' as Mike is joined by Buffallo Wool Company owner Ron Misken! You do not want to go out there with out stopping here first!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 03, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Billy kick things off discussing the night life on Geneva Lake as well as Crappie conditions. Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade joins Mike for a heated discussion on outdoor life in today's political climate.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 03, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike continues with Matt Markey into the second hour. After they finish up with politics Matt has some good news about Lake Erie! Then Jason Cheng and his son Josh join Mike to discuss a recent fly fishing trip and share a great King Salmon Tale!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 26, 2017 Hour 1

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    Before Mike discusses what to expect in 2018 with Billy Heim, we get a little reflective and hear what Mike says he is Thankful for this year.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 26, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2 Mike talks Ice Fishing with with Brian "Bro" Brosdahl out of Minnesota. The show finishes with Muskies and what to expect in 2018 with Lincoln Buchanan of T-Bone Guide Services.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 19, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike starts off living vicariously through Billy Heim, who still has his boat out. Then we learn a little bit about trolling Lake St. Claire with Captain Mike Firestein of Whopper Stopper Guide Services!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 19, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2, Mike discusses the winter outdoors in Illinois with Eric Schneck of the ICF. Later, Mike is joined by Tom Wenman, owner of Lil' Action Mac!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 12, 2017 Hour 1

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    Today Billy Heim calls in from the rain and talks Crappie, Blue Gills and Small Mouths. Later Colby Sims tells Mike about the GIANT fish he's been catching in the waters of Southern Illinois and he has quite a tail about a Musky he battled on Lake Kinkaid!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 12, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2, Chris Taurisano of T-Bone Guide Services let's us know if he's still fishing for Musky. Then, Barb Carey of Ice Team and WI Women Fish, joins Mike to talk Ice Fishing and what's happening on the Wisconsin River.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 05, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks things off with Billy Heim who joins us mid-catch. He tells us about the crazy small mouth bites he just got and is getting, Billy also has a wild tail of the fish that didn't get away! Mike finishes the first hour talkin' turkey and deep fried tips with Ken Abraham.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 05, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike starts off the second hour talking Walleyes with Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade. They also discuss the poaching problem and conceal carry (two different discussions). Jim Grandt joins Mike in the bottom of the hour to tell us about his new line of rods!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 29, 2017 Hour 1

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    Billy Heim takes a moment to chat with Mike before he heads out to hunt some Muskie in the Lake Geneva area, Brian "Bro" Brosedale takes a break from trick or treatin' to talk smoked fish and easy catches at the Lake of the Woods.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 29, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2, Mike is joined by ol' friend and fellow professional contributor to the fishing industry Ron Linder. Ron talks about a seminar he recently organized for those interested in taking their passion and turning it into a profession. Ron and Mike discuss catching Walleye in the cold weather and, even though it's Halloween, Ron tells us how to find a Crappie Christmas Tree!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 22, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks the show off with Billy Heim and the two try to get inside the heads of the small mouth bass in Lake Geneva. Then, Mike is joined by Executive Director of the ICF Eric Schenck. The Illinois Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit organization that "inspires today's youth - tomorrow's leaders - by providing quality outdoor education and programs that instill interest in conservation, ecology and sustainability."
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 22, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike talks windy conditions on Lake Michigan with Captain Bob in Hour 2. Mike also takes calls and answers emails, lots of good fishin' tips here!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 15, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks things with Billy Heim this morning. Billy is callin' straight from the lake and is relatively dry, for the moment! Hunting becomes the main topic in the bottom half of the hour with Land Tawney of the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Organization. He spends a little time with Mike before headin' out to hunt Antelope!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 15, 2017 Hour 2

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    The second hour of Mike Jackson's Outdoors is Packed with guests! Nick Lindor, born and raised in a family of strong anglers and contributor to AnglingBuzz.com, talks favorite fall crank baits and jigs. Then Steelheadn' Rocket Scientist Chuck Munnings hops on to talk swinging. To finish things of Carp Fly Fisherman Austin Adducia takes time away from his busy schedule and throws out a few tips!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 08, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike spends the first hour with Billy Heim. They discuss everything from Hooks & Gear to running the Chicago Marathon!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 08, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike is joined by old friend and Finesse News Network founder Ned Kaehe to start off the second hour. They discuss fishing the reservoirs of Kansas and a little ice fishing too. Today's show is closed out with Lincoln Buchanan of T-Bone Guide Service. Mike and Lincoln talk about the plentiful White Bass and Crappie jumpin' out of the Chain O' Lakes!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 01, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks things off with Billy Heim and we get a Lake Michigan update from Captain Bob! Then "find your own fish, it's a big world" says Mike's next guest, Tommy Skarlis. Lot's of fall fishing info from the Master Walleye Champion!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 01, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike continues his conversation with Tommy Skarlis into the second hour. Lots of good Crappie tips, especially if your fishing the Lake of the Ozarks! Then Mike closes the show with fly fisherman Chuck Munnings and a discussion on fly reels and North East Ohio Steelheads.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 24, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike spends some quality time with Billy Heim as they celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day. Mike also asks callers "what is it that inspires you to keep hunting and fishing?"
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 24, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike has his ol' hunting buddy Todd Gessner join him for the second hour. They share some great stories and discuss Walleye fishing in Northern Wisconsin. Chris Taurisano hops on later to talk about fishin' the chain and tips for casting and trolling.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 17, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks off the last weekend of the summer with Billy Heim, they discuss the turnover on Lake Geneva. According to Billy "the best bites are yet to come"! Jim Grant helps Mike take on the rumor mill and squash some whispering and then Bass Master Brian Waldman of Structure Cafe talks live bait and mapping.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 17, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike continues his conversation with Brian Waldman to start off hour 2. Later, Jeff Reinke tells us about Project Healing, which offers Therapeutic Outdoor Therapy to the disabled. Then Chef "Green Acres" Mike lets us in on some of his famous recipes!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 10, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks things off right with Captain Bob, who joins the show 15 miles out where Lake Michigan is 275ft deep! He says there's plenty of fish out there for so "come on out and get 'em"! Billy Heim joins in later for a Lake Geneva update and adds his two cents to the local pop tax, or do the say soda in Wisconsin...
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 10, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike starts hour 2 with good friend Dick Peach, they discuss the trials and tribulations of fishing in and around Chicago. Then Indiana Steelheader Jay Anglin brings his biology degree and teaches you why you should be fishing the St. Joe River!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 03, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks off his Labor Day Weekend with a few choice words for our politicians, local & national. Then Billy Heim gives us our weekly update from Geneva Lake. If you haven't caught a fish up there yet, Billy will tell you how to fix that. Congratulations are in order for Mike's next guest, the newly Hall of Fame inducted Jim Grandt!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 03, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2 Mike is joined by Chicago River Fishing Guide Pat Harrison. They discuss what it takes to have success fishing in currents and proper procedure for catching with Lil' Action Mac Pre Rigged Plastic Worms. Later, Mike's buddy "Bro", Brian Brosedale talks about Deep Water Walleye out of Minesota Lakes.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 27, 2017 Hour 1

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    Big Show this week and Mike is ready for it!! First, Mike gets down to business with Captain Bob and Billy Hiem to give us updates on local fishing. There is also a continuation of the Pickled Blue Gill conversation from last week. Then Mike is joined by DNR Biologist Shawn Hurst. Shawn let's us in on where to go and what to use to catch Muskies and Bass in Illinois!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 27, 2017 Hour 2

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    The second hour will have you catching fish with ease and smelling good too! Legendary Pittsburgh Steeler Franko Harris joins Mike to let us in on his new clothing line, Silversport, which keeps you active and odor free. Not to be undone, Jim Grandt of Grandt Rods, finishes the hour and talks about his new line of rods, and even takes on some local politicians with Mike too!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 20, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks things off with his views on Cook County's Soda Tax, then he takes on the poachers with the Toledo Blade's Matt Markey. Billy Hiem joins in later with some Bass updates, of the large and small variety!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 20, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike turns us on to log cabins with Mark Wille, President of Cabintek. Then, put your bibs on, as Mike "Green Acres" Mantresca tells us about his Pickled Blue Gill recipe and gives some advice on what to serve for tomorrow's eclipse!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 13, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks things off with Captain Bob, who tells us about Salmon and Rainbow Trout. Which one to feed you and which one your cat! Then, fly fisherman Chuck Munnings gives his views on different rods including reel-less rods.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 13, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2 Billy Heim joins us from Big Green Lake as he prepares to knock 'em dead in a fishing tournament. He also tells Mike about his participation in "Take a Vet Fishing". Lincoln Buchanan finishes up the hour with tales of jigging, trolling, crank bait and rigs. Also, if you're looking for some action, Lincoln tells us about White Bass and where to find them.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 06, 2017 Hour 1

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    Captain Bob of Challenger Fishing Charters gives us a BIG fishing update from Lake Michigan, Billy Heim gets a pre-tournament pep talk from Mike, and Mike gives his toughest trivia question to date!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - August 06, 2017 Hour 2

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    Chris Taurisano of T-Bone Guide Service does his best to give us a Pewaukee Lake and Muskie Update but he and Mike can't stop themselves from talking about Mike's favorite subject... Food! Former guide and current NBC Sports personality personality Chip Leer joins Mike for the bottom of the hour. They discuss their past adventures Fishing the Wild Side.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 30, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike starts things off with updates from Captain Bob out on Lake Michigan and Billy Heim, deep in the waters of Geneva Lake! Mike welcomes Chuck Munnings, for the bottom of the hour, and a discussion on fly fishing.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 30, 2017 Hour 2

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    Al Linder joins us to talk about his upcoming Fishing Careers Workshop, and then Brian "Bro" Brosedale of Bro's Guide Service demonstrates his Blue Gill expertise.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 23, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike kicks things off with Billy Heim and they debate Wisconsin terminology out on Lake Geneva, or is it Geneva Lake? Captain Bob gets away from a BUSY day on Lake Michigan to discuss the promotion of Chicago fishing, or the lack there of. Pat Harrison returns to continue the Metropolitan Fishing conversation, he also gives some tips on live vs artificial bait when fishing Lake Michigan or the Chicago River!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 23, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike is joined by old friend and fly fishing instructor Paul Melchior of Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters! They discuss all things carp. Which, as everyone knows, is the water's smartest fish...
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 16, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike begins today's show with the usual suspects. Billy Heim, fresh from a big walleye catch, let's us in on the high waters in the Southern Wisconsin area, then Captain Bob tells us about the "Alaska like" fishing on Lake Michigan. Mike and Bob also discuss solutions to the competitive charter fishing on Lake Michigan. Later Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade rejoins the show to continue the conversation on Lake Erie poachers. Mike and Matt also share a few deer hunting experiences and walleye snagging stories.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 16, 2017 Hour 2

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    Longtime friend and co-founder of Lindy Tackle, Ron Linder, joins the show. In fact, it's been so long since he's been on, Mike keeps him for the whole hour! They discuss the ethics of purchasing GPS numbers, muskies, small mouth bass, and fishing in Green Bay.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 09, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike is busy with a guest filled hour this morning! Billy Heim and Captain Bob both pipe in with this weeks updates. Mike Markey of the Toledo Blade joins in to discuss Guns, Conceal and Carry, and (unrelated) today's poacher situation. Lincoln Buchanan jumps in to close the hour and tell us what's up with Walleye today!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 09, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike continues with Lincoln Buchanan to open the second hour. He is then joined by Spence Petros and Spence Jr to discuss fishing in the Lake Geneva/Delavan waters. Lastly, Mike gets a visit from "Lake Michigan Shoreline Pack Rat" and former member of the Perch Masters, Kent Schneider!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 02, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike is back from his long trip and flying solo this morning, Adam is on his own assignment in Africa. To help carry the load Mike has Billy Heim on to discuss how to handle the busy lakes, especially this Holiday Weekend. Then, Captain Bob joins in to tell us about life as a guide on Lake Michigan, current Perch conditions, and the type of equipment you might need to catch a 20lbs Chinook!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - July 02, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike spends some time with Chris Taurisano with T Bone Guide Service. They have a long discussion on what it's like to be a guide on the busy Chain O' Lakes, Musky fishing on the Chain, using live bait or not and hookin' suckers! Later Mike is joined by Josh Morgerman with the NRDC, they talk about the Asian Carp situation and Commercial Fishing on the Great Lakes.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 11, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam heat things up with exciting updates! First off, Billy Heim tells us about his Small Mouth Bass Extravaganza the other day. Then, Captain Bob gives a perch update that drives Mike crazy and there is even a impromptu discussion of ethnic dancing! Last, but not least, Pat Harrison calls in from Lake Waubesa where he is out with Take a Vet Fishing. He also gives a quick Chicago River fishing update.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 11, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike and Adam talk with Teenage Phenom Gunner Wilson in the second hour. He tells us how he won the state fishing championship tournament and gives us a glimpse into the life of a casting prodigy. The guys close out the show reminding us to take care of our beloved pets in this scorching hot weather.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 04, 2017 Hour 1

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    The first hour today is filled with updates from Mike and Adam's favorite fishing guides! Billy Heim tells us about Lake Geneva and Lake Delevin. The guys also debate Carolina Rigs vs. Lindy Rigs vs. Drop Shot. Later Captain Bob talks the red hot salmon comin' out of Lake Michigan and gives a very promising perch update!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - June 04, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike and Adam spend the second hour talking with the Legend himself, Mr. Spence Petros. Lots to learn from the man who "can catch 80 bass on a single cast"!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 28, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam kick off the Memorial Day Weekend Show with Billy Heim, who gives us a Lake Geneva update and a look from Lake Pleasant. Then, if you're looking to catch some Big Blue Gills, Bro Brosdahl is gonna tell you how!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 28, 2017 Hour 2

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    The second hour is filled with DNR talk, both good and bad. Chris Tauriasano tells us some of the good the DNR had done here in Illinois. He also gives us a look into a day in the life of a fishing guide, as well as a fishing update from the Chain. Later Mike and Adam are joined by listener George Johnson who tells us about a recent run in with poachers and how "helpful" the DNR was.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 21, 2017 Hour 1

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    Lookin' for a fishing guide? Well Mike and Adam got you covered! This first hour features a Lake Geneva fishing update with guide Billy Heim. Captain Bob with Challenger Charters gives a perch update, and than Chuck Munnings tells us about fly fishing in Ohio!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 21, 2017 Hour 2

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    The second hour features walleye talk with Lincoln Buchanan and than Ferd Lohman. Lincoln discusses fishing the Chain o' Lakes as well as fishing in the morning vs. the afternoon. He also tells us about Take a Vet Fishing. Ferd gives us tips for Spring Walleye Trolling and tells us about another program called Walleyes for Wounded Heroes.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 14, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam discuss the moral dilemma of fishing on Mother's Day with Billy Heim, as well as sight fishing and Morel hunting. Bob Jenkins, of Challenger Charter Boats also joins in with a live update directly from the boat!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 14, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Adam and Mike are joined by Musky guide Chris Torrisano of T Bone Guide Service. Chris tells the guys were to find musky, while Mike and Adam guide Chris to the best fried shrimp in the city!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 7, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam get a early start on catching Walleye with tournament fisherman Brian "Bro" Brosedal. Bro shares his thoughts on the new technology based products he's using and gives some advice on where to look and anchor.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - May 7, 2017 Hour 2

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    The second hour of this weeks show is packed with guests! First, Kevin Small, member of the Houston Chapter of the Mike Jackson Outdoor Family, tells us about his recent Tarpon fishing trip with our very own Adam. He even shares some of the secrets that lead to his successful trip!. Billy Heim hops on to give us a quick Morel hunting update and then, Dr. Carol Osborne of the Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic rejoins the show to continue her conversation on outdoor safety for you and your pet. Dr. Osborne also reminds us not to get our pets off the internet and even joins in on the hunt for the elusive White Morels!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 30, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Billy Heim went fishing last week, and they regale to Adam just what he missed out on. Then, fly fishing extraordinaire Paul Melchior removes any fear or anxiety you may have about fly fishing, and explains how you can get started today!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 30, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike and Adam explore the outdoors with two guests representing the better half! Krissy Mason gives us mouth watering ideas with her Wild Turkey recipes. She also shares her tips for Wild Boar and a tasty Blackbird Pie! Later veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne helps keep our best friends, and ourselves, safe from ticks!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 23, 2017 Hour 2

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    In Hour 2 Steve Cone (whistleblowers.com) Joins to talk about the importance of whistle blowing in regards to improper hunting.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 23, 2017 Hour 1

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    Celebrate a great spring day with Guide Billy Hyme, and take a trip with Mr. Evanston, Dick Peach.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 16, 2017 Hour 1

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    Welcome to the Mike Jackson Easter Special! Joining the show are Adam, Billy Heim, and Fishing Guide/Author Phil Piscatello!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 16, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike and Adam are joined by Illinois DNR Biologist, and fisherman, Sean Hurst. He's got some good tips on where to fish this season and some good news about Lake Kinkaid!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 09, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam are together, live from Studio A today! In the first hour they are joined by Billy Heim, John Daley of the South Side Musky Hawks, and Captain Bob Jenkins of Challenger Fishing Charters.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 09, 2017 Hour 2

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    Hour 2, from the studio, includes a heated discussion on split shot and a quick visit from John Hartil of CJ Smith Resort!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 02, 2017 Hour 1

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    The guys kick off today's show with Billy Heim, who gives us a Peewaukee Lake Update, as he fishes for Crappie and Blue Gill. Later Jeff Reinke joins in and tells us about his recent Tarpon Fishing Expedition off the Florida Keys.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - April 02, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike and Adam start off the second hour with Professor of Ophthalmology Dr. Wendy Townsend of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. They discuss how to take care of your favorite fishing and hunting buddy! They close out the hour with the "Greatest Fresh Water Fisherman" Mike has ever seen, Spence Petros.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 26, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam kick off the spring season with Billy Heim. They discus springtime fishing, fishing with bobbers, and those evil muskies that lurk in the deep waters. Later in the hour, Mike gives us a Lake Michigan Salmon Update.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 26, 2017 Hour 2

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    Mike and Adam expand their fishing condition knowledge in the second hour. First they are joined by Du Page County Forest Preserve Biologist Dan Grigas. Then, Dr. Seth Foldy talks with the guys about blue/green algae and harmful algal blooms.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 19, 2017 Hour 1

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    The guys kick things off with Billy Heim. They discuss no bobber crappie fishing and where to locate the big blue gills. Then they reminisce as they get a Florida Key Fishing Report from old friend Dave Decker.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 19, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2 Mike and Adam are joined by 17 year old Tournament Fisherman Gunner Wilson. This kid gives the guys some professional tips and tells them how he got a college scholarship for fishing! In the bottom of the hour Doug from Round Lake helps Adam with his outdoor water tank, and Brian "Bro" Brosedale joins in the fun too.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 12, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam kick things off with Billy Heim to discuss this weekends fishing show in Milwaukee, as well as, fishing shallow waters and Northern Pike. In the second half of the hour Mike and Adam speak with accomplished fisherman, educator and nationally recognized artist Alberto Rey.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 12, 2017 Hour 2

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    In order to accentuate your fishing experience, or maybe just to kick off St. Patrick's Day, Mike has brewer Blaine White tell us about his beer, which you can "drink without saying I love you man!" Then Mike's long time friend Dick Peach tells us about Small Mouth Bass fishing in Lake Michigan.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 4, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam start things off with Billy Heim, Blue Gills and Walleye. Then we spend some time with Musky Man, Guitar Maestro and TV Star Chris Taurisano.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - March 4, 2017 Hour 2

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    The second hour features fellow fisherman and Mike's ol' buddy Lincoln Buchanan. They discuss everything from Gizzard Shads to Zebra Mussels. But first we meet Adam's new fishing buddy Keith!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 26, 2017 Hour 1

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    With Adam out on assignment Mike is joined by fishing guide Billy Heim. They discuss ice conditions, fishing Lake Geneva, and the upcoming fishing show in Milwaukee. All this as Mike rants on hot topics and fights off the Russians!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 16, 2017 Hour 2

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    A guest filled second hour includes author Ed Piotrowski, who discusses his book "A Life Well Fished" and Colby Sims, outdoor guide from Missouri/Southern Illinois.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 19, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike and Adam are joined by Historical Angler and blogger Ned Kehde.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 19, 2017 Hour 1

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    Today Mike and Adam discuss the lack of ice, as the temps push 70 degrees, with Billy Heim. Then, past fishing exploits are shared with Mike's buddy Chip Leer!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 12, 2017 Hour 1

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    Today Mike fly's solo, with Adam out on assignment. To move things along Mike has Billy Heim on to discuss Lake Trout, Walleye, and Safe Ice. Then, President of Irv's Luggage Phil Wein hops on to discuss packing for a fishing trip.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 12, 2017 Hour 2

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    To fill the second hour Mike is joined by National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Famer, and the best angler Mike has ever been around, Mr. Spense Petros!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 5, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam speak extensively with Billy Heim about lake trout and Lake Geneva through the ice... and from the ice!!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - February 5, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike and Adam are joined by the one and only Ron Linder! They discuss select harvesting, catch and release, as well as Musky fishing.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 29, 2017 Hour 1

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    A special first hour today and Mike tells us why. Then Billy Heim joins us from out in the cold to talk about his personal fishing techniques.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 29, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike discusses fishing technique and live bait with blogger Brian Weldman of structurecafe.com. Then Phil Wein of Irv's luggage joins in to discuss equipment and Mike's most recent Daily Herald article on this subject.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 22, 2017 Hour 1

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    Today's show kicks off with some great Musky handling advice from Captain Matt Raley out of Lake St. Claire. Later Mike and Adam are joined by Billy Heim to discuss this year's Big Outdoor Show in Rosemont.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 22, 2017 Hour 2

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    Hour 2 features two guests from the Big Outdoor Show in Rosemont. Pat Harrison calls us from the Lake Chicago Exhibit and Jim Grandt of Grandt Custom Rods tells out about his booth!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 15, 2017 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam kick things off with Chicago Sun Times Outdoors Columnist Dale Bowman with a discussion of the DNR. Afterwards they are joined by Andy Ingarra of Evinrude Outboard Motors!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 15, 2017 Hour 2

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    First we get an ice fishing update from Billy Heim, then we hear from Musky expert Captain Matt. Before taking calls from listeners, Mike and Adam previewthe big Outdoor Show with Rick Rosalina.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 8, 2017 Hour 1

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    Today Mike handles a guest heavy first hour. Billy Hiem gives us our weekly ice fishing update. Bill Bergland, owner of Pen Station joins in, and Mark Cornell has a new fishing tool to tell us about!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 8, 2017 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike is joined by Pat Renwick, host of Stray Casts!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 1, 2017 Hour 1

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    Happy New Year's from Mike and Adam! Today they discuss the upcoming Chicago Outdoors Show, as well as a little night fishing, with expert Billy Heim. Afterwards they are joined by Ron Davis of RD's Tackle, who will have a booth at this years show!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - January 1, 2017 Hour 2

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    In hour 2 MIke and Adam continue to preview the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show with Mike Corblies of the American Fly Fishing School. Later they are joined by "Ranger" Rick Krueger out of Eagle River, WI.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 18, 2016 Hour 1

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    The first hour, of a guest filled show, Mike and Adam get info on the local fishing conditions from non other than Billy Hiem. Then Dave Deker, of Jackson Wyoming, tells us a story that will make you think twice before making a decision on traveler's insurance.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 18, 2016 Hour 2

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    In hour two Mike and Adam stay busy with a guest filled show. Their friend, Bro, tells about the ice conditions, up north, in Minnesota. Then, river specialist Dan Gapen Sr., followed by "musky guy" Bob Mehsikomer.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 11, 2016 Hour 1

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    In the first hour with Mike and Adam, Billy Kats calls from a tree stand to tell us about the premiere of his Documentary "A Season to Remember". Later Mark Anderson comes on to explain how to winterize your rods and reels.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 11, 2016 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike and Adam are joined by two more guests! Rich Rollins talks about ponds and aquatic vegetation, the worlds largest indoor lake, and helps us deal with those pesky Canadian Geese. Then, Keynote Speaker for the upcoming Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, Spence Petros, gives us a preview of the big event!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 4, 2016 Hour 2

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    In the second hour Mike and Adam discuss what makes fishing the Menomonee River unique with fellow angler Mike Maldnick.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - December 4, 2016 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam start the show off discussing pan fishing with Billy Heim. Later, Pat Harrison tells us why we can and should fish the Chicago River.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 20, 2016 Hour 1

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    Adam is back from his fishing tour, Billy Hiem has some more information for us. Then Paul Melchior, Adam, and Mike try to get you hooked on fly fishing!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 20, 2016 Hour 2

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    Paul Melchior continues with Mike and Adam. Later, Dan Basore talks about some items he plans to bring to the big Outdoor Show coming to Rosemont.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 13, 2016 Hour 1

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    Mike and his guest, Fishing Guide Billy Heim, discuss angling around Geneva and Delevan.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 13, 2016 Hour 2

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    In hour two Mike discusses late season Walleye fishing with his pal and guide "Bro". He also speaks with Jim Grant of Grant Rods and Adam calls in from a successful fishing expedition!
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 6, 2016 Hour 1

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    Mike takes calls for the first hour and discusses "what got you started fishing?"
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - November 6, 2016 Hour 2

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    Mike talks with Northwoods Fishing Guide Matt Ebert and later with Mark Smith, Policy Director of the National Wildlife Federation.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - October 30, 2016 Hour 1

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  • Mike Jackson Outdoors, September 25, 2016 Hour 2

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    Mike and Adam welcome guest Eric Toohey, a fly fishing guide from Hayward, WI to discuss Muskie on flies.
  • Mike Jackson Outdoors - September 25, 2016 Hour 1

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    Mike and Adam provide a regional lake update for Lake Geneva and Michigan; Small Mouth Bass update.
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    Dermatologist Dr. Keith Kozeny comes on for the start of the second hour to talk about poison ivy infections and what to do to prevent against it/deal with it. Blogger/fishing historian Brian Waldman also calls in to talk about his blog about fishing legends Bill Binkleman and Buck Perry.
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    Bob Jenkins joins Mike and Adam at the start of the hour to talk about fishing conditions for today and the best place in Waukegan to get lake trout smoked. Mauro Tomaseti calls in to talk about Livs Hunt For A Cure, an annual outdoor goose hunt that raises money and awareness about cystic fibrosis.
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    Brian (Bro) Brosdahl from Northern Minnesota joins Mike and Adam for the start of the second hour to talk about blue gill and walleye fishing up north, as well as using minnows for bait and the best spots on Minnesota lakes for blue gills and crappies. Colby Simms calls in for the end of the second hour to talk about crappie fishing in Illinois, and his business guiding for muskie, bass and crappies for the fall 2016 season.
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    Billy Heim calls in for the start of hour one to talk about bass fishing on Lake Geneva and discussing the pike and lake trout action on the lake as well. Captain Bob Jenkins also calls in to talk about the decline of salmon fishing on the Great Lakes and the fishing conditions for the day.
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    National Walleye Champ Ted Takasaki comes on for the first half of the second hour to talk about vertical jigging and other techniques for fishing both competitively and for pleasure, as well as keying out new bodies of water for prime fishing spots. Jim Grandt of Grandt's Custom Rod's call's in for the end of the hour to talk about Lyme Disease and how to raise awareness about the disease and what action to take against it if diagnosed.
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    Billy Heim joins Mike and Adam for the start of the first hour to talk about the in's and out's of night fishing and the current situation of muskie fishing on Lake Geneva; Bob Jenkins's come on for the second half of the hour to discuss the fishing situation on Lake Michigan
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    Fly fishing expert Paul Melchior joins Mike for the start of hour two to wrap up the discussion on fly fishing; Ron Lindner joins for the rest of the hour to talk about deep water bass fishing during the summer months.
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    Paul Melchior, expert fly fisher joins Mike for hour one of the show to discuss fly fishing techniques and locations, and different rods used for fly fishing.
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    Sportsman and fishing industry innovator Ron Lindner, co-inventor of the Lindy Rig, joins Mike for the start of hour 2 to talk about the Lindy Rig and Walleye fishing this season and the advancement of smart phones versus computers. Dan Stephenson, Chief of Fisheries for Illinois DNR calls in to discuss the various threats to the fishing environments in Illinois as well as ways to help keep the waterways free of invasive fish species. Adam Martin calls in as well to talk about his adventures down in Belize deep sea fishing.
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    Billy Heim who guides for Southeast Wisconsin Fishing joins Mike for hour one to banter about fishing. Champion Walleye/Crappie Fisherman Tommy Skarlis also joins in to talk about the best fishing spots out in Iowa.
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    Stream Map USA owner Mike Gogal joins Mike during hour 2 of the show to continue talking about Stream USA and its services. Target Walleye editor Brett Ncomis joins Mike for the rest of the second to talk about walleye fishing in Minnesota. Mike also throws trivia questions to the audience and gives away fabulous prizes.
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    Billy Heim who guides for Southeast Wisconsin Fishing joins Mike for hour one to banter about fishing, fishing pole preferences and and the hotspot lakes for fishing. Stream Map USA owner Mike Gogal joins Mike for the end of hour one to talk about mapping out various spots across the nation.
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