The long wait is over: Season 2 of TGO, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors, is now here!
This season, you’ll see Tom respond to and perform an on ice rescue with a dive rescue team. Demonstrate how to use Windlass wind tip-ups. Fight lake trout on Saskatchewan’s Lac La Plonge, try various tactics for hooking pike and brown trout along the harbors of Lake Michigan, jig up some finicky first ice bluegills on a northern Wisconsin flowage, take a group of military veterans ice fishing for the first time, fish brown trout, salmon and steelhead on Lake Superior, work a school of white bass on Wisconsin’s famed Lake Winnebago and ice some hefty pike in South Dakota.
You’ll even learn some tactics for ice fishing bass—both large and smallmouth—and watch as Tom experiments with some techniques he learned while ice fishing in China to catch carp—that’s right, carp--through the ice right here in North America!
They’re joined by special guest Lance Hoefs, founder and president of an organization called Veterans Outdoor World. Lance has set a goal to assist and serve veterans from various branches of the military in a very special way, and for this show, arranges to bus several people from the Wisconsin Veterans Hospital to a frozen Wisconsin lake.
As we share a special day of ice fishing with Lance and his colleagues, he takes a few minutes to explain how he’s working to achieve his admirable goal. Watch emotions flow, faces brighten and smiles beam as his dream unfolds and several of these veterans catch their first fish through the ice. As Tom likes to say, “This is what it’s all about!”