August 28th, 2019

The Flyfish Journal - "Crash Course" exclusive video

The Flyfish Journal came out to Black Earth, Wisconsin to film an exclusive bit about the phenomenon known as The Crash. Experience it only at Black Earth Angling Co.


March 1st, 2019

BEAC featured in NEW Midwest fishing film “Summer Haze” by Robert Thompson of ThirdyearFlyfisher.


December 31st, 2018

Photos featured in The Flyfish Journal

Vol. 10, Issue 2


December 23rd, 2018

Jake Keeler releases LWR Smallmouth inspired piece

Artist Jake Keeler released a piece that was influenced on the Lower Wisconsin River during Crash Camp. The piece is titled: "Crash Camp ’18: Foam Dweller".


Oct. 31st, 2018

Photo featured in The Flyfish Journal

Vol. 10, Issue 1


August 9th, 2018

2 Photos featured in The Flyfish Journal

Vol. 9, Issue 4


May 10th, 2018

2 Driftless images appear in The Flyfish Journal

Vol. 9, Issue 3


April 4th, 2018

Kyle Zempel featured on Human Powered ANGLING Podcast

Kyle discusses DIY Bonefishing.


February 13th, 2018

Ben Lubchansky talks about Early Season Driftless Tactics on Human Powered ANGLING Podcast.

Book release


Kyle is featured in the book "Smallmouth: Modern Methods, Tactics, and Techniques"

"I am extremely honored to not only be a contributor (Other Voices) on the Smallmouth book by Tim Landwehr and Dave Karczynski but have the cover image (as well as many other in the book). It is truly humbling to be mentioned in a book written by many of the folks I have looked up to. Please support this book." -Kyle Zempel


October 12th, 2017

Release of “The Crash”

“The Crash” was a collaboration project between Justin Bernklau of Woodsmoke and Kyle Zempel of Black Earth Angling Co. Filmed in the summer of 2017, it hit the web with a bang being featured in The Flyfish Journal’s Tailgate section. The video turned out beautifully and tells the story of Kyle’s connection with the smallmouth phenomenon termed, The Crash


July 13th, 2017

Black Earth Angling Co. featured in The Drake Magazine's new podcast—"Drakecast".

"It was an absolute blast getting the boys together and slapping flies around on the water after the sun went down."



The Flyfish Journal - Shutterbuggin’ with Kyle Zempel

Kyle interviews with The FlyFish Journal about being a guide and wedding photographer.


February 27th, 2017

Kyle and BEAC make cover of Wausau Daily Herald

Kyle was interviewed by the Wausau Daily Herald while in Wausau giving a talk to the local Trout Unlimited chapter. To his surprise the story made the front cover of his hometown newspaper.