Fishing has long been a favorite pastime for folks in the land of 10,000 lakes. And fishing remains a hobby – and a skill – we pass down to our children and grandchildren. My kids love spending time at grandma and grandpa’s place on the lake, throwing a line off the dock to see what they can catch.

But, over time, what we can catch, and where we can catch fish that can be safely consumed, has changed. Things like pollution, warming waters, and changing shorelines can greatly affect the health and habitats of the fish below the surface.


Dr. Gretchen Hansen, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology at the University of Minnesota
Gary Markfort, Angler

Show Notes:

Episode 3: Out For Adventure

Episode 4: Our Changing Waters

Episode 14: Migrating Forests

Gary Markfort’s Fish Story Photo
Air Quality / Forest Fire Monitor
Drought Monitor

(Scholarly article) Widespread deoxygenation of temperate lakes
(Report on the scholarly article) World’s Lakes Losing Oxygen Rapidly As Planet Warms – Biodiversity and Drinking Water Quality Threatened

Episode Manager: Bruce Anderson

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Featured Songs:
Fish on Land (Instrumental Version) – Blood Red Sun

Another Sundown – Water Mirrors

Crystal Clear Water – Sight of Wonders

Green Living – Gold In June

Compliments to the Chef – Water Mirrors

These Fish Don’t Bite – River Run Dry
Green Mountains – Martin Klem