From Wild Dakota Outdoor Television
Rad Bortnem, team Wild Dakota, I grew up in rural Brookings county South Dakota where I still live to this day. Some of my first memories are from fishing and hunting with my grandfather and my dad. I would beg to go fishing with Grandpa almost every day,. It didn't matter if it was 100 degrees or -30.
Now I have evolved as an outdoorsman and the switch has been flipped to fishing with my wife and stepchildren. My passion in fishing ranges from Walleye and pan fish to carp fishing"yes carp". Carp fishing with rod and reel has me "hooked". The fight that you are going to get when carp fishing is better than any game fish in our area so don't knock it until you try it. When not out in the great "Wild Dakota" my wife Julie and I farm, raise cattle, sell Channel seed, and have a gravel hauling business.