Babe Winkelman

Babe Winkelman is the man many generations of outdoor enthusiasts look to for the best in hunting and fishing. With over five decades of experience in the hunting and fishing industry, Babe is a true legend in the field. Branding his “Good fishing,” and “Outdoor Secrets,” famously announced with his coffee mug in hand – he is the founder of Babe Winkelman Productions Inc. BWP produced two record breaking outdoor shows “Good Fishing” and “Outdoor Secrets,” some of the longest-run outdoor shows on TV in history. His easy going personality, sense of humor, and genuine love for the outdoors have made him a beloved figure in the industry.

Since moving from television to digital media and streaming in 2018, Babe Winkelman’s audience has shifted with him to being engaged digitally with his platforms. The strong community of fans and followers range from novice to experienced outdoors people, many of whom have families they are raising. Babe has always been a leader in encouraging and promoting inclusion of family in any outdoor activity possible, as he believes that memories with those we love are worth more than their weight in gold, and can never be bought. This is why experiencing all that nature has to offer with those you love is his number one point through all he does.

Take a step into the wilderness with Babe Winkelman – learn about fishing, hunting, and more through his social media platforms and website. Take a journey with him to his favorite fishing spot, see behind the scenes hunting adventures, and learn from the legend himself. So now that you are here we hope you ask questions, learn as much as you can, enjoy every aspect the wilderness has to offer and as always – Good Fishing (or Hunting) when you get out there! 


Kris Winkelman

Kris admits she was not an authority on the preparation of game and fish before she married Babe.

“When you’re married to Babe Winkelman, you learn how to tame wild game in a hurry. Just about all the meals we eat are game and fish.”

Kris’ search for new and intriguing ways to prepare fish and game produced so many interesting recipes that she and Babe decided to start a cooking feature called “Kris’ Kitchen.” The feature was an immediate hit with viewers, many of whom wrote or emailed asking for a cookbook. “It’s been fun,” she says. “Not only have we put together a collection of the recipes we’ve developed over the last few years, but we’ve also worked up a lot of new ones.”

For the Winkelman family, preparing the wild harvest is a way of extending the hunting and fishing seasons. “This isn’t about gourmet cooking,” she says, “it’s about gourmet meals that anyone can make. My hope is that sportsmen and sportswomen across the country will enjoy these recipes as much as Babe and I have. It’s all about celebrating the outdoor experience.”

Karlee Winkelman

Being the daughter of a legend is quite a crazy, busy, blessing. Karlee Winkelman has been on the road since she was 3 months old as she attended her very first turkey hunt in the hands of her mother, Kris. Since that hunt she’s managed to cover a majority of the states hunting and fishing, as well as Canada at least 4 times a year if not more, and several southern countries catching big fish with her family. Karlee has a very deep passion for anything outdoors and a love for sharing that with everyone she talks to.

Karlee has also discovered a second talent, professional modeling. So far the biggest event she’s done has been a runway show in Houston Texas for Aveda Hair Products. With modeling, there is a strict diet and exercise program that has also helped her in the outdoors while she’s climbing a mountain after a Mulie. Together, the fit lifestyle, the many hunting and fishing adventures, and years of experience have gotten her hooked on the high of catching the next fish, or scouting the next monster buck. Recently, Karlee has been more involved with not just the filming and hosting of the shows, but the business aspects as well. For Karlee in the outdoor business, it’s all starting to come together quite nicely and nothing describes it better than when she said it herself, “Live to Love the Outdoors!”