PAUL BUNYAN COUNTRY OUTDOORS: We Highlight BSU’s Aquatic Biology Program & Keith Tuma is BASSmaster Classic Bound

Regular listeners of “Fishin’ Paul Bunyan Country” aka “Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors” know Dr. Andy Hafs. He’s been a weekly feature for the last several years, the Aquatic Biologist of “Ask The Aquatic Biologist” fame. But this week, we hear not only from Andy, but also Dr. Debbie Guelda and Dr. Rick Koch. Guelda is a river and invertebrate specialist and Koch deals with wetlands. The three of them comprise the faculty of Bemidji State’s highly respected Aquatic Biology program, which is Minnesota’s only four year Aquatic Biology program.

They discussed the history of the program, why they love their jobs, some of the many projects they and their students do with state and federal partners and their thoughts on Paul Bunyan Country’s challenges in the next 10 to 20 years.

Also on this week’s show, we hear from Keith Tuma of Brainerd. Keith has been making quite a name for himself in the Bassmaster world. He’s had a number of strong showings in the Bassmaster Open circuit and just returned from Florida where he scored his first title. This has qualified him for the Bassmaster Classic, the Super Bowl of bass fishing. He recaps the tournament, discusses his love of bass fishing and the differences in bass fishing in Dixie and Paul Bunyan Country.

And we hear from Steve Scepaniak of Predator Guide Service on Mille Lacs fishing. The hardwater bite is still on and the ice is still good…once you get out there. Getting out there is the trick. But you better act fast, Steve thinks the window is closing for this ice season.

You can hear it on The BUN SportsRadio 104.5 every Thursday at 1pm and Saturday at 8am. It’s also available on PodcastOne or wherever you get your podcasts. Or you could just hit play right now: