Captain’s Corner

Captain: Logan Sathre

Favorite Fish: Crappie and Walleye

Favorite Game Animal: Deer and Waterfowl

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: driving four-wheeler

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram
Logan is an avid hunter and angler and spends most of his time enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it be sitting in a tree deer hunting, laying in a field waiting for waterfowl, walking the trails for grouse, putting the boat in the water or drilling holes through the ice and fishing for just about any fish that swims among the midwest. Logan is also involved with the Bemidji High School Fishing Team. Logan enjoys helping others learn more about hunting and fishing and does some guiding on Lake of the Woods and also enjoys sharing tips and tactics with JPT members in our newsletters.

Captain: Bronwyn Vande Kamp

Favorite Fish: Walleye and Largemouth Bass

Favorite Game Animal: Wild Turkey

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: Hiking

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram: bronwyn.vandekamp
Bronwyn loves open-water fishing with her dad and ice fishing durning the winter. She enjoys archery shooting year around and durning the spring we turkey hunt. Bronwyn loves being in the outdoors because it’s like nothing else that you’ll ever experience. Being out on a lake and watching the sunrise or sitting in a blind and hearing the world wake up, and on top of that, every time you go outside and do something, it’s an opportunity to learn and experience things you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Captain: Ethan Falkinburg

Favorite Fish: Steelhead and Largemouth Bass

Favorite Game Animal: Turkey and Waterfowl

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: Baseball

Social Media: Instagram: e__falkinburg - avonfishing
Ethan began fishing at a very young age and was introduced to hunting soon after. He is an avid outdoorsman and eats, drinks and sleeps fishing and hunting. His passion is fishing for largemouth bass and steelhead but also enjoys fishing for smallies, walleyes and just about any other fish found swimming nearby. He really enjoys sharing his experiences and teaching others how to fish. Ethan has also been learning how to make his own duck decoys which he hunts over in marshes surrounding the Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie.

Captain: Andrew Kjeldergaard

Favorite Fish: bass

Favorite Game Animal: white-tailed deer

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: boating

Social Media: Intagram- andrewkjeldergaard Facebook- Andrew Kjeldergaaard Snapchat- andrewraykjelde
Andrew has a passion for hunting and and fishing and enjoys helping get kids learn more about the great outdoors. Andrew also enjoys fishing in SATT and FLW Tournaments. He can often be found fishing on a Litchfield, MN area lake.

Clay Ellis-Escobar

Favorite Fish: Bass

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: Golf

Social Media: @fishin4life006
Clay says he has always loved to be outside, from fishing, to shooting clay targets, to archery practice with his bow and arrow. In addition to playing football or baseball with his friends, Clay likes spending time golfing with his dad. He says he has been fishing since he was 5 years old. He also spends time on the ice as a member of the hockey team.

Captain: Gabby Olson

Favorite Fish: walleye

Favorite Game Animal: white-tailed deer and ducks

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: dirt biking

Social Media: Instagram- gabbyolson7 Snapchat- gabbyhunts
Gabby has always enjoyed being outside, whether it's hunting, fishing or playing fast-pitch softball, spending time outdoors where is where you will find her more often than not! Gabby started fishing at age 3 and shot her first BB gun when she was 6 and from then on she has been hooked on fishing and hunting. She enjoys traveling to her grandpa's land in northern Minnesota to hunt and ride dirt bikes.

Captain: Luke Sathre

Favorite Fish: Walleye

Favorite Game Animal: Waterfowl

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: Driving the side by side

Social Media: Snapchat @ lukers58
Luke enjoys spending most of his time in the great outdoors! He likes to get out on the boat fishing or cruising around on the pontoon. There's just something special about hunting and fishing with family and enjoying the outdoors!

Captain: Owen Gerads

Favorite Fish: Crappie and Walleye

Favorite Game Animal: Squirrel and Waterfowl

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: wakeboarding, wakesurfing, bowfishing and searching for shed antlers

Social Media: Instagram: owengerads50
Owen loves hunting and fishing and spends most of his time enjoying the great outdoors. Owen also enjoys sharing his experiences and teaching others about hunting and fishing.

Captain: Ronny Hustvedt

Favorite Fish: Whatever I’m catching!

Favorite Game Animal: Deer, Small Game, Waterfowl and Turkey

Favorite outdoor activity other than hunting or fishing: Trapping, Camping & Canoeing

Social Media: Twitter mroutofdoors
Ronny loves any excuse to be in the outdoors and says he sleeps better outdoors than indoors no matter what temperature. He loves pursuing all species of fish on all types of waterbodies from small trout streams to the Great Lakes (and he’s caught fish in all five of them!). He loves to trap and hunt throughout the fall, winter and spring including small game, waterfowl, deer, predators and turkey. Ice fishing is also a passion of his once wintertime settles in. An avid member of the Boy Scouts, he has achieved the rank of Life Scout and will soon be completing his Eagle Scout project. He enjoys introducing others about the outdoors and giving plenty of advice to JPT members in videos and articles.

Hunting and Fishing Tips From our JPT Captains

  • Fishing inland lakes for feisty and tasty lake trout

    By Outdoor News Junior Pro Team Captain Ronny Hustvedt   In my opinion, lake trout are one of the tastiest fish to swim the waters of the region around the Great Lakes, and they are one of the best fighting fish. As tasty as they are, lake trout can be…

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  • Fishing tips: storing your summer fishing gear for the winter

    Now that we're nearing the end of the year, and the weather is starting to get really cold, it's time to store all that summer fishing gear if you haven't already done so. If you have already put away your gear there are a couple things you may want to…

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  • Tips and Techniques for Catch and Release

     There are several lakes and rivers in the U.S. that have catch and release regulations. Catch and release is very important for the conservation of our fisheries. Here are a few catch and release tips and techniques…  1. Water Conditions - Be sure to avoid stressful water conditions for the fish.…

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  • Firearm safety tips to remember

    Top 10 Firearm Safety Tips! By JPT Captain, Clay Ellis-Escobar In the off season during the summer months, you may be getting out to the Sporting Clays Course or trap field to work on your wingshooting skills. This is a good time to also brush up on your shotgun safety…

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  • Try Something New, Like a Sporting Clays Course

    By JPT Captain Clay Ellis-Escobar What is a Sporting Clays Course? A sporting clays course is a course for shotguns. It involves multiple stations that shoot out sporting clays from a machine. There are a different number of stations for each club that you go to. The easiest way to…

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  • 3 Lures to Get You Started for Spring Bass Fishing

    Spring has sprung! You know what that means, it's time to get the tacklebox out, rig up your  lines, and start ripping some lips! Here are my top 3 recommended lures for spring bass fishing  3/16-ounce Jig Head with an Artificial Bait One of my favorite lures to use is a…

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  • Why Wear a Neck Gator When Fishing?

    Headed to do some warm water fishing this winter? Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen, and consider a NECK GATOR. According to JPT Captain Clay Ellis-Escobar, who spends a lot of hours on the water where they sun’s reflection can get super intense, a neck gator offers the perfect protection.…

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  • Waterfowl hunting tip, staying camouflaged is key to a successful hunt

    By: JPT Captain, Gabby Olson Next time you head out waterfowl hunting pay attention to your surroundings and blend in the best you can to give yourself the best chance at being successful. Using a camo pattern in the colors of your surroundings will work best to help keep your…

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  • Fishing tips: Catching bass in shallow water through the summer

    by: Andrew Kjeldergaard As we move deeper into summer most anglers think deep, but you can still find big bass in the shallows all year long. When searching for bass in the summer I base my fishing locations off of these three things, first is amount of cloud cover, second…

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  • Bass fishing tips: Where did the bass go?

    If you are heading out for a day of bass fishing you can usually start your morning off fishing in the shallows but when the bite slows down you have to make a move. As the water warms up from the morning sun fish will tend to seek out shade…

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  • Turkey hunting tips: make adjustments for success during late season

    Late season turkey hunting often gets a bad rap. If you change your perspective and make a few adjustments you can still have a successful hunt. Location is a key component. Late season means green leaves and more vegetation making it harder to see and hear birds in the woods.…

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  • Ice fishing tip: Look shallow for a great bite

    By: JPT Captain, Blake Quall In the summer, shallow weed lines are full of life. The weeds hold bait, tons of panfish and a magnitude of game fish ranging from bass to muskie. In these summer months, anglers are quick to key in to the great shallow-water bites. However, come…

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