Jake Rodiek

Dylan Smith - On Ice Tour AmbassadorJake Rodiek is soon to graduate with a biology degree in Environmental Resource Management. He has seen first-hand the problems facing our fisheries – and how they're connected to the broader environment.
He has also been involved in the line recycling bin program in Nebraska through the NEFGA.
"I am proud to be a Recycled Fish "On Ice" Tour Ambassador," says Rodiek. "Selective harvest has been a key point I have been trying to make among anglers in my area, and trying to lead by example by returning the trophy fish back to the waters is key."

The beefy bluegill above is alive and swimming  today – spreading those mutant genes to make more jumbo 'gills. And Jake will be spreading the stewardship ethic to extend that kind of practice across South Dakota and Nebraska this winter.