Podcasts

September 2022

We head to the St. Mary's River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast to talk with Jason Carstens of True North Guide Service. Jason describes that unique fishery and how he targets atlantic salmon with a fly rod. He...

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August 2022

We're talking with "Mr. Angler Qwest" on this edition of the podcast. Brad Dupuie is a hard core angler and driving force behind Angler Qwest Pontoons. He designed the first prototype boat and spearheaded much of the subsequent models and...

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July 2022

It's a conversation with long time Angler Qwest Pro Staffer Dan Jordan on this edition of the podcast. Dan is an avid multi species angler who travels the country in search of trophy fish. He talks about a recent striper fishing trip to Georgia...

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June 2022

We're heading underwater this time on the Angler Qwest podcast with spearfishing expert Julie Higgs. Julie recently competed in the national spearfishing championship on Lake Powell in Arizona, where she finished first in that competition. The...

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May 2022

Great Lakes fishing advice this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Long time Angler Qwest Pro Staffer Dan Jordan of Team Angler Qwest talks about his recent walleye fishing adventures on Green Bay. Then he describes his upcoming trip to southern...

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April 2022

Walleye tournament veteran and fishing guide Chad Schilling is the guest this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Chad owns Oahe Wings and Walleye guide service on Lake Oahe.  Schilling describes the family business and how they cater to pheasant...

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March 2022

We're headed to  South Carolina this time on the Angler Qwest podcast to talk with  fishing guide Mike Gault. The retired Conservation Officer runs Time 2 Fish Guide Service for stripers and catfish on Lake Murray.  Mike talks about fishing in a...

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February 2022

We're talking with Angler Qwest Pro Staffer Lance Valentine of Teachin Fishin. Lance talks about the cancellation of many sport shows this season because of the continuing pandemic, and how he's dealing with it. We also discuss the 2022 AQ lineup...

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January 2022

We're kicking off the new year with the man who started the Angler Qwest craze....Brad Dupuie. Brad describes the outstanding late season walleye trolling bite on Saginaw Bay.  He talks about where to find those big fish and how to target them. The...

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December 2021

"Mr. Angler Qwest", Brad Dupuie returns to the Angler Qwest Podcast this month for a very interesting conversation. First, Brad talks about his passion for deer hunting, and why that activity is a lot like searching for big walleye. Then, the boat...

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November 2021

We're headed to the St. Mary's River on the Michigan/Ontario border this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast as we talk with Jason Carstens of True North Guide Fishing. Jason targets salmon and a variety of other species...with an emphasis on getting...

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October 2021

It's a lesson in late season trolling for walleye this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Captain Lance Valentine says don't put the boat away yet, because some of the best open water action of the year is coming up. Lance describes his techniques...

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September 2021

It's a very exciting edition of the Angler Qwest Podcast as we unveil the new designs for 2022! "Mr. Angler Qwest", Brad Dupuie talks about changes for the new model year including an 8'6" beam, bigger tubes, an improved bimini system and lots...

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August 2021

We're heading west this time on the Angler Qwest podcast to talk with South Dakota fishing guide Josh Loebs.     Josh fishes trophy walleye hotspot Lake Oahe with an 824 Pro Troll...and he says it's the perfect boat for clients.   Josh describes how...

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July 2021

This month, we're talking with former walleye tournament angler, and recent Angler Qwest convert John Bergmsa of Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest TV. John describes his early days on the walleye circuit, his current relationship with AQ, the focus of...

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June 2021

We're talking giant crappies on this edition of the Angler Qwest Podcast with Grenada Lake guide Jason Golding. Jason talks about the challenges of fishing on a lake where water levels can vary drastically from season to season. He also describes...

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May 2021

We're talking with Captain John Littlefield on this edition of the Angler Qwest Podcast. John is a hard core, multi species angler who also happens to teach Charter Captain classes. In this conversation John talks about trolling Lake Erie for post...

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April 2021

We're talking springtime fishing with Dan Jordan of Team Anglerfish on this edition of the Angler Qwest podcast. Dan is a hard core, multi species angler fishes more than 200 days a year on his 822 Pro Fish. Jordan talks about early season tactics...

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March 2021

We're traveling to two very different warm weather fishing destinations this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast. First, Lake Powell fishing guide Jesse Romrell talks about that body of water and the challenges of navigating a giant impoundment with...

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February 2021

A great story of selflessness and heroism this month on the Angler Qwest podcast. Joey Baird is a hard core angler and public servant who nearly drowned while saving an elderly lady trapped in raging floodwaters. He later went on to catch a new...

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January 2021

We're checking in with "Mr. Angler Qwest" this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. AQ Product Manager Brad Dupuie talks about the state of the boating industry today and the impact of covid on production. He also talks about the growing demand for...

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December 2020

We're wrapping up the year with an interesting conversation with Lance Valentine this month on the Angler Qwest podcast. Lance talks about late season open water walleye action on Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay and inland walleye lakes.   He explains why...

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November 2020

Monster catfish are the subject this time on the Angler Qwest podcast.   Virginia angler Dale Lowe  targets those trophy fish and caught one of the biggest blue catfish in the world...well over a hundred pounds. He describes the challenge of...

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October 2020

We're heading south this month on the Angler Qwest podcast to fish for stripers on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky with Lars Lyman of Lyman's Guide Service. Lars talks about the finer points of using live bait for the hard fighting fish, including the...

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September 2020

We're heading to Northern Michigan this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast as we talk with Fishing Guide and Charter Captain Jim Chamberlain. Fish With Jim Outfitters targets a variety of species on several  bodies of water including Grand Traverse...

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August 2020

Angler Qwest Product Manager Brad Dupuie is our guest this month the podcast. Brad is the guy behind the Angler Qwest concept.  He designed that first prototype boat and continues to tweak and improve the models today. Dupuie is also an avid angler...

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July 2020

This time on the Angler Qwest Podcast, we're talking with a long time Saginaw Bay angler who is fairly new to the AQ family. Andy Gorske is third generation in the popular Frank's Great Outdoors store in Linwood. He talks about how Franks got...

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June 2020

Dan Jordan of Team Anglerfish is our guest this month on the Angler Qwest podcast. Dan is a hard core angler show spends more than 250 days each year on the water aboard his Pro Fish. We talk about the exceptional spring king salmon fishery on Lake...

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May 2020

We're talking with Captain John Littlefield on this edition of the Angler Qwest Podcast. John is an avid multi species angler, Charter Captain and instructor at Great Lakes Charter Training. We talk abut the process of becoming a licensed Captain...

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April 2020

We're heading to southern Lake Michigan this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Captain Mike Schoonveld talks about the early season coho action on that part of the lake. He says the action is hot...with quick, limit catches on most days. Mike has...

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March 2020

We're checking in with boat designer Brad Dupuie this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Brad talks about his trip to Nashville for the Catfish Conference and AQ's lineup of Catfish Boats. He also talks about the versatility of Angler Qwest...

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February 2020

Big catfish and stripers are the topic this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Kaleb Page of Catch the Fever talks about the finer points of catching trophy fish, including how he targeted a 111 pound catfish using sidescan sonar on his Angler...

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January 2020

We're heading to warm weather this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast with South Carolina charter captain Mike Gault. Mike owns Time 2 Fish Charters on Lake Murray.  He specializes in stripers, catfish and crappies. The retired Conservation Officer...

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December 2019

We're wrapping up the north country open water fishing season this month on the Angler Qwest podcast. Boat designer and avid angler Brad Dupuie talks about getting in some time on the water before it freezes up for the winter. His plans include...

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November 2019

We're talking fall fishing this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. First, boat designer and avid angler Brad Dupuie talks about reaction to the new models and design improvements for 2020.   He also talks about the late season walleye bite on...

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October 2019

Late season fishing is one of the topics this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Brad Dupuie says fall is a great time for trophy walleye, and that's why he'll leave his boat in the slip as late as possible. We also talk about the recent Polar...

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September 2019

New boats and big fish this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. First, Brad Dupuie talks about the recent dealer meeting....the new models unveiled there and some exciting new features as well. He also takes us "behind the scenes" on the annual photo...

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August 2019

We're talking fishing, promotion and more this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Boat designer and avid angler Brad Dupuie helps us kick things off once again. Brad describes the walleye action on his home water....Saginaw Bay.  He's been targeting...

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July 2019

There's a broad range of topics this time on the Angler Qwest Podcast. First, Brad Dupuie talks about his fishing adventures so far this summer.  He's had some good walleye fishing on Saginaw Bay and excellent trout and salmon fishing over on Lake...

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June 2019

Mother Nature has been fighting with north country anglers so far this fishing season, but we've managed to get out a few times....and we're talking about it this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. Boat designer and avid big water troller, Brad...

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May 2019

Early Season fishing is the topic this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast. First, boat designer Brad Dupuie talks about the great walleye fishing on the Detroit River. Dupuie recently had the chance to fish that river from an Angler Qwest 822 Pro...

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April 2019

We're talking walleye and silver fish on this edition of the Angler Qwest Podcast. First, Brad Dupuie talks about wrapping up the boat show season and getting ready to hit the water. Brad's first stop will be on southern Lake Michigan fishing for...

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March 2019

Brad Dupuie joins host Mike Avery once again on this edition of the Angler Qwest Podcast. Brad is the Angler Qwest designer and he spends countless of hours on the water on his boats. The conversation includes wrapping up the boat show season, the...

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February 2019

Big catfish are the topic this month on the Angler Qwest Podcast as we talk with Kaleb Page of Catch The Fever catfishing gear. Kaleb uses his Angler Qwest to target monster cats.   He says fifty pound fish are common, with some tipping the scales...

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January 2019

Once again we're talking with Angler Qwest designer Brad Dupuie in this edition of the podcast. First, we talk about the new 826 Pro Troll Deluxe I'll be running next summer. Then we discuss the upcoming boat show season and why it's important not...

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December 2018

Angler Qwest designer Brad Dupuie is having a hard time letting go of the open water fishing season. As he tells us on this edition of the podcast, he has at least one more trip to Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay planned before those waters ice up. Brad...

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November 2018

Late season angling in the north country is the topic on this edition of the Angler Qwest Podcast. Boat designer Brad Dupuie and host Mike Avery discuss the tremendous fall walleye action on Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. Then, Angler Qwest's Roger...

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October 2018

This month Angler Qwest designer Brad Dupuie talks about his recent trip to Bismarck, North Dakota for an outdoor writers convention.  Brad says there was excitement about the boats with lots of positive publicity generated. He also talks about the...

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September 2018

Lake Michigan salmon fishing is the opening topic this month as we talk with Brad Dupuie of Angler Qwest.  Brad has been battling big kings for the past couple of weeks and says the Angler Qwest Pro Troll is perfectly suited for that type of...

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August 2018

We unveil the new 2019 models on this edition of the podcast.  Brad Dupuie talks about a new crappie version of the Angler Qwest.  He also describes changes to the popular Pro Troll series and announces new base model boats.  Brad also says longer...

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July 2018

Angler Qwest Product Manager Brad Dupuie joins us this time on the podcast. Brad talks about his recent fishing adventures, expanding the company's marketing efforts and also hints at changes for 2019 models.

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June 2018

Brad Dupuie talks about the evolution of Angler Qwest and the continued "tweaking" of their design. He also discusses the performance of his 824 Pro Troll on Lake Michigan, including autopilot on a 300 hp outboard.

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May 2018

Southern Lake Michigan coho are the topic this month. Boat designer and avid angler Brad Dupuie describes a recent trip near Gary, Indiana. Brad says the fishing action was hot and the Angler Qwest handled those big Lake Michigan waves very well.

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April 2018

Brad Dupuie talks about the new 824 Pro Troll built specifically for Lake Michigan angling. Then, Dan Jordan of Team AnglerFish has has a great report on shallow water browns and those southern Michigan coho.

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March 2018

Boat designer Brad Dupuie talks about the Apex Marine plant expansion that will double their production capacity and some of the changes they've made for 2018.

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February 2018

Brad Dupuie talks about the Apex Marine plant expansion project and how that will help fill demand for the Angler Qwest. Then, Lance Valentine talks about the boat show season.

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January 2018

Boat designer Brad Dupuie talks about the various shows he'll be at, and the role those shows play in boat sales. Brad also discusses an upcoming striper fishing trip and expansion of the Apex Marine factory.

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December 2017

Kaleb Page from “Catch The Fever Outdoors” talks about why a pontoon is the perfect catfish boat. Page describes how he targets catfish and why his Angler Qwest makes him a better angler.

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November 2017

Boat designer Brad Dupuie discusses the end of boating season in the north country and some changes in store for next year. Brad also talks about an upcoming trip to Lake Erie for giant walleye and he looks ahead to the winter boat show season.

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October 2017

Brad Dupuie talks about using the Motorguide Xi5 trolling motor, instead of an anchor, to keep the boat in position while jigging for walleye and sauger. He also discusses a trip to Tennessee where the Angler Qwest is very popular with catfish...

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September 2017

Veteran Great Lakes angler Dan Jordan of Team AnglerFish describes the fishery this season, talks about his method for catching big king salmon and explains why his 820 Pro Fish is an excellent Lake Michigan fishing boat.

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August 2017

Brad Dupuie talks about the new designs for the new model year and the upcoming dealer meeting at their Michigan factory. He says there’s a new “catfishing” boat being unveiled, along with improvements in their striper fishing model.

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July 2017

Brad Dupuie talks fishing action on Saginaw Bay and how anglers are fishing in some pretty windy conditions. Then, Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 talks about chartering with his Angler Qwest. The episode wraps with a look ahead to the 2018 AQ...

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June 2017

Brad Dupuie describes fishing in harsh conditions and how well the Angler Qwest handled the water. Then Brad talks of plans to get his boat on Lake Michigan to chase salmon and trout. Things wrap up with Dupuie hinting at changes for their 2018...

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May 2017

Brad Dupuie says a saltwater version of the Angler Qwest would be perfect for Florida. Then Brad and Mike Avery discuss Avery’s new 2017 824 Pro Troll. The boat has several prototype features, including a new double helm seating & an all digital...

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April 2017

Brad Dupuie wraps up the boat show season and talks about the increased interest in the tritoon fishing machine. Then, Dan Jordan of Team AnglerFish, describes his experience on Lake Michigan with his Pro Fish.

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March 2017

We’re getting ready for the springtime fishing season with Lance Valentine of Walleye 101. Lance, Brad Dupuie and Mike Avery talk about rigging an new Angler Qwest, the choice of electronics and the importance of choosing the right dealer.

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February 2017

Brad Dupuie talks about the boat show season. He also discuss the increase in capacity at the Qwest factory but reminds those interested not to wait too long to order a new Angler Qwest as delivery times will increase as we get closer to spring.

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January 2017

Designer Brad Dupuie describes a recent trip to North Carolina and the modifications made to the Angler Qwest to handle striper fishing. Then he talks about the upcoming boat and fishing show season and also discuses their plant expansion project.

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December 2016

AQ designer Brad Dupuie talks about a perch fishing trip on Saginaw Bay. Then, the conversation turns south to Lake Erie where Brad recently fished with Lance Valentine of Walleye 101. Things wrap up with the Angler Qwest improvements for 2017.

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November 2016

AQ designer Brad Dupuie discusses plans for late season perch fishing on Saginaw Bay and trophy walleye on Lake Erie. Then the conversation turns to the future. Brad says he wants to expand their market into the southern striper and crappie...

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October 2016

Brad Dupuie talks about plans to put more effort in marketing their big water trolling pontoon and unveils plans to increase the size of their factory. Brad also talks late season skinny water trolling & an upcoming trip to Lake Erie with Lance...

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September 2016

Charter captain & fishing educator Lance Valentine talks about the new 2017 Angler Qwest models and how to choose the right prop for your outboard. He also explains one of his favorite techniques for fishing walleye in shallow water during the early...

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August 2016

Angler Qwest designer Brad Dupuie talks about improvements on the popular fishing tritoon, including a couple that will allow for more horsepower and ease of fishing. Brad also describes a new model designed to be more family friendly.

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July 2016

It’s a lesson in trolling spoons for walleye. Brad Dupuie shares his thoughts on the basic setup for running spoons. He also explains how the Angler Qwest’s configuration and features can make your time on the water comfortable, as well as...

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June 2016

Brad Dupuie and Mike Avery talk Saginaw Bay walleye fishing from the Angler Qwest. Then, the newest member of the Angler Qwest team, Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 joins the conversation.

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May 2016

Brad Dupuie introduced Tennessee Striper anglers to the concept of trolling with a fishing pontoon. Brad says the Angler Qwest is perfectly suited for those southern waters and methods of fishing and he plans to expand their presence in that market.

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April 2016

Angler Qwest designer Brad Dupuie talks about reaction to the AQ at springtime boat shows. Then, avid troller Jason Priebe talks about his experience with the boat on Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. He also has great advice on targeting early season...

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March 2016

Angler Qwest designer Brad Dupuie talks about how the boat has changed since that first prototype hit the waters of Saginaw Bay. He also talks of future modifications to that popular fishing model.

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February 2016

Exciting news on this edition of the Qwest Pontoons Podcast as Brad Dupuie announces plans to increase promotion of their Angler Qwest. A new partnership with professional angler and educator Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 is also announced.

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January 2016

Brad Dupuie of Qwest talks about the excellent late season open water trolling bite on Saginaw Bay. Then the guys discuss the challenge of convincing anglers that the AQ tritoon is an excellent big water trolling machine.

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November/December 2015

Production and Engineering Manager Brad Dupuie talks about what sets their small, Michigan company apart from some of the other pontoon manufacturers. Including the high tech equipment used by Apex and the dedicated craftsmen who build the boats.

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October 2015

Brad Dupuie talks about how the concept of a big water trolling tritoon first developed and the changes since that first model. He also unveils the new “Angler Qwest Troll” model for 2016 and hints that a larger boat could be in the works

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September 2015

Regional Sales Manager Terry Glover has some interesting insight into the niche that Qwest pontoons fill in the market. He also describes the product lineup and helps buyers decide on the best model for their family.

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August 2015

Outdoor TV personality and fishing guide Joey Mines talks about why the Angler Qwest is the perfect boat for his crappie and striper guide fishing service and has some good advice targeting those popular gamefish.

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July 2015

We take a look at Qwest boats in the southern states and talk with Regional Sales Manager Terry Glover about the demand for pontoons in the south and how Apex Marine and Qwest boats are filling that niche.

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June 2015

Brad Dupuie, the man who designed the very popular Angler Qwest, describes how the boat progressed from a concept, to one of the most exciting fishing pontoons on the water today. He also has tips on running in rough water.

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May 2015

Company owner Mark Dupuie tells how Apex Marine and Qwest pontoons have changed in recent years. He describes the current product lineup and discusses what makes Qwest different than many other boat companies.

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April 2015

Welcome to the Qwest Pontoon podcast. In this short introduction, host Mike Avery talks about the Michigan based boat builder and why he's proud to partner with them. Avery also has a preview of what to expect from the podcast.

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