Kevin Winkler

Born and raised in Todd County, Minn., Kevin Winkler was brought up living the life of a outdoorsman. He loves fishing and hunting and now runs a guide service. He offers fall combo fishing and hunting trips and does some photography on the side. He will talk fishing or hunting with anyone, anytime.

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Mark Strands New Book

Posted by: Kevin Winkler Updated: August 31, 2009 - 4:18 PM
  Many of you know Mark Strand. And for those of you who do not recognize his name, chances are that you have read some of his articles in many major outdoor publications. Just pick your favorite fishing or hunting magazine, and if his story's are not published there now, chances are they were in the past. Not to mention his video work as well. Mark has filmed many of your fishing icons like the Linders, Dave Genz, Larry Dahlberg, Babe Winkleman, and many, many more. Too numerous to mention them all. Mark has gathered more knowledge about the outdoors from hanging around the Pro's than most of us will learn in a life time.  He has spent most of his life working outdoors with nothing but the best people in the business.  For many years now Mark has wanted to write a book based on his concerns for the declining numbers of people taking part in fishing and hunting. I got a message from him the other day telling me book's are rolling off the presses right now, and will be available for purchase on September 30th. I'm looking forward to getting a copy myself, and if you love to read about the outdoors as much as I do, and I'm guessing you do if you are here reading outdoor blogs on the Stribs web site. So jot down a post-it note and paste it to the top of your computer screen. September 30th is the date to remember.  Maybe you have a birthday coming up and want to start dropping hints about it. This is going to make great a stocking stuffer for all of my outdoor friends and family's this year.  

Not much time left

Posted by: Kevin Winkler Updated: August 21, 2009 - 6:51 AM
  I'm still taking pledges for the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon. No amount is too small, and this is my desperate attempt at raising more funds to do what I can to help protect our waters. I have been sending out emails and letters to everyone I know. The sad part is that I'm getting very little response back from anyone. I have a huge network of outdoor enthusiast and I figured more people would like to get on board with this. But it really does amazes me at how very few people are willing to do anything about it.  Zebra Mussels are spreading like wild fire and we are the ones doing the damage.

  I have donated 6 four hour trips and countless hours trying to pull together just a few more dollars for a good cause. If you have a little time on your hands please read a little more about the program and what it is I am doing. Here is the link to Recycled Fish and the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon. I'll be picking the six fishers on September first who will be fishing with me. Steve Grossman from has sponsored a slot and will be giving away his 4 hour trip to some lucky kid on September 13th at the big event at the hunt club called  Hunting Experience weekend. There is still time. If you love fishing and would like the chance to fish Lake Osakis with me, make a small pledge today and I'll toss your name in the hat for one of the trips still open. And remember ... No amount is too small. You can get in for less than the cost of a bottle of soda. 

  If you win a trip and choose not to go, I have several kids in the area who are willing to do the time on your behalf. All donations are tax deductible threw Recycled Fish.

Call me today at 320-594-0060 or

What can you do about invasive species

Posted by: Kevin Winkler Updated: July 15, 2009 - 10:37 AM
 Over the past couple years we've been seeing it more and more. I don't think there is a way to stop invasive species, but we can slow them down. I've been wanting to make an impact myself. I wanted to do more about it. No matter how many times I pressure wash my trailer and boat after I leave a lake, no mater how many times I pull the plug on my boat, drain the live well and dump out my bait. It just never seemed as if I was doing enough. That's when I heard about Recycled Fish, and a event called the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon. Right off the bat I jumped in head first. I figured here is my chance to make a bigger impact on the spread of invasive species and give others the chance to help out as well.

  You can click on the links above if you want to know more about the program. One of the things that I needed to do to get signed up to fish this event, was to provide my concerns and fish for a cause. Along with that I was asked to find a partner to fish with me and help document the fishing. I gave it some thought and decided to get the people who help with donations to go fishing with me. The top six sponsors will have their pick of times they can go on a 4 hour guided trip in the 24 hour time frame. Highest  paying sponsor gets first pick and the lowest of the top six gets last pick. Should the sponsor choose not to go fishing, I have several kids in the area that would love the chance to go and fish on the sponsors behalf. So here is your chance to make a difference. You can email your pledge to me at or if you would like to make your donation for a tax deduction, contact Teeg at  and tell him you want to sponsor me and the dollar amount you wish to donate. He has all of the Tax ID. info for you as well. Anyone can make a difference. You can sponsor $1.00 or $10,000.00 no donation is too big or too small when it comes to our resources.


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