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Welcome to the Jay’s Sporting Goods Podcast page. Jay’s is Michigan’s original Outdoor Superstore… serving hunters and anglers since 1971.

Mike Avery's Outdoor Magazine Outdoor Magazine is Michigan's premier outdoor radio show. The three hour program is hosted by veteran outdoor broadcaster Mike Avery. Each week Mike talks with outdoor experts and industry leaders about the latest techniques, strategies and equipment, as well as the latest hunting and fishing news. Avery also has tips and suggestions on where to go and how to get the most from your next outdoor experience.

  • May 30-Hour 1
    by Mike Avery on May 31, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    We wrap up the month with some interesting guests and topics. First, retired Michigan DNR Fisheries Technician Don Barnard talks about the impact of the failure of Michigan’s Edenville and Sanford Dams. Don has spent a lot of time on Wixom and Sanford Lakes doing research, and fishing. He says those fisheries have been decimated, but that they could come back quickly if the dams are re-built and water restored to the impoundments. Then, Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews has a look at their June edition.

  • May 30-Hour 2
    by Mike Avery on May 31, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Hour two kicks off with Dave Kimar of Kimar’s Charters on Lake Superior. Dave was one of the first Charter Captains to take clients out to Stannard Rock to fish for giant Lake Trout…and his company is still running those trips today. Jeff Poet is up next. Jeff talks about the status of the Michigan Wildlife Council’s “Here for Generations” campaign, now that funding for the project has temporarily dried up. He also discusses the re-opening of Jay’s Sporting Goods after being closed for several weeks because of Covid 19.

  • May 30-Hour 3
    by Mike Avery on May 31, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    The Off Shore Tackle company is the topic of discussion in Hour 3 as Nick DeShano joins me. Nick describes the history of Off Shore and how his Dad Bruce started with just one downrigger release. Nick also explains why trolling can be such a productive method to catch fish. Wild game chef Dave Minar wraps it all up with a very nice fish recipe.

  • May 23-Hour 1
    by Mike Avery on May 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    We start out this week talking about whitetail fawns with Chad Stewart of the Michigan DNR. Then, Brenda Archambo, the "Sturgeon General" tells us about the sturgeon spawning season.

  • May 23-Hour 2
    by Mike Avery on May 24, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    In this hour we're talking with long time charter captain Ed Retherford of Trout Scout Charters.  Ed is one of the elder captains on the Great Lakes with 51 years on the water. Then, Ian Fitzgerald of MUCC talks about the big increase in turkey license sales this spring and takes a look at some proposed changes in the hunting regulations for the fall.