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Milan, IL
1999
Freshwater
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Freshwater

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PROFILE:

AWARDS:

  • 10 Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Crafts Awards in the fishing division (5 for radio; 3 for television; and 2 for magazine).
  • 4 Midwest Outdoors Readers Choice Award
  • 130 state fishing awards (3 Arkansas; 82 Illinois)
  • 16 World Records 
  • 5 Outstanding World Angling Achievement Awards 
  • 2 Ozark Mountain Region Fish Awards
MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

WRITING:

  • Started in 1978 with the DAN’S FISH ‘N’ TALES® column, which continues today.
  • Published articles in newspapers: "Milan Mirror", "Bettendorf News", "Quad City Times", "The Reader" and "LakeRiver Times"
  • Published articles in magazines: "Midwest Outdoors", "Fishing Facts", "Adventure Sports Outdoors", "Big River Outdoors", "Tennessee Valley Outdoors", "Great American Outdoors", "Fishing", "On Deck", "Just Plains Bassin’", "Bassing", "Bassing America", "Angler Sports", and "Midwest Outdoorsman".

TELEVISION:

  • Guest on Virgil Ward’s Championship Fishing Show in 1984
  • Hosted segments and fishing tips for "Midwest Outdoors"
  • Hosted the Dan’s Fishing Tips series for WQAD Sports Department and Cox Cable (aired during breaks in ESPN and TNN outdoor programming)
  • Hosted 3 fishing segments for WHBF Sports Department
  • Hosted the Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales® portion of the Life & Times program on WQPT’s PBS network – Sponsored by Frabill
  • Hosted fishing segments for Iowa Public Television’s "Iowa This Weekend" program
  • Hosted and produced "The World of Virgil Ward", a PBS documentary about the life of the fishing legend
  • Hosted 2 fishing tips for Adventure Sports Outdoors
  • Interviews and guest appearances on other shows

RADIO:

  • Started the Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales® show in 1988 on WRMJ-FM, in Aledo, Illinois. The show aired three times weekly, with fishing reports, interviews and other fishing related information
  • Guest on several outdoor radio shows, and remote broadcasts from outdoor shows.