The episode opens on Lac qui Parle Lake with host Bret Amundson spearfishing in a dark house with Cody Thomson. Bret learns the fine points of selecting the best lures for water conditions and fish species. And he presents live action footage of spearfishing adventures contributed by viewers.
Some of the spearfishing lures used were made by Curt Soine, an award-winning decoy artist. Bret takes viewers into Curt’s shop in Granite Falls, Minn. where he carves a variety of decoys and art pieces -- from fish, waterfowl and shore birds to frogs and submarines.
The final segment features a new system to remove nitrates from farm drainage water. This process is being tested in one of the world’s largest bioreactor studies, near Willmar, Minn.
About Prairie Sportsman
Prairie Sportsman celebrates love of the outdoors – to hunt, fish and enjoy recreation provided by our vast resources of lakes, rivers, trails and grasslands. The program’s mission is to encourage more families to become environmental stewards as they enjoy the natural world.
Prairie Sportsman is produced by Cindy Dorn and filmed and edited by Dan Balluff. The 2017 season is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, and by Ice Castle Fish Houses Manufacturing and Live Wide Open.