The ICE FISHING REVOLUTION is happening right now!

♪ ♪>> “FISHING THE MIDWEST” IS
PRESENTED BY LARSON FX,THE MULTI-SPECIES,
MULTI-USE BOATTHAT’S READY FOR WHATEVER
YOU ARE. BEAUTIFUL KABETOGAMA LAKE,
GATEWAY TO VOYAGEURS NATIONALPARK, SUZUKI THE
ULTIMATE OUTBOARD. STRIKE KING, TIE ONE ON. P-LINE FISHING LINES. ♪ ♪>> HI, I’M MIKE FRISCH. THIS IS “FISHING THE MIDWEST. “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. TODAY, I’M AT THE ST.
PAUL ICE FISHING SHOW. IT’S JUST GETTING GOING AND
THERE’S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT. WE’RE GOING TO BE IN THE CORE
ICE BOOTH THIS WEEKEND,BUT ICE FISHING IS A BOOMING,
GROWING EXCITING SPORTAND TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK
ABOUT SOME OF THE EVOLUTION,THE CHANGES THAT ARE MAKING
IT MORE COMFORTABLEBUT ALSO ALLOWING US TO
CATCH MORE FISH. AFTER THAT WE’LL BE IN THE BOAT
WITH SHANESSA DENSMORECATCHING LARGEMOUTH BASS. SHE’S A “SCHOOL OF FISH” GRADUATE. AND THEN IT’S BOB JENSEN
AND TRAVIS CARLSON. THEY CATCH A BUNCH OF
WALLEYES ON LAKE KABETOGAMA. BUT LET’S TALK ICE
FISHING TO START WITH. ♪ ♪MARK, YOU’VE BEEN IN THE ICE
FISHING SHELTER BUSINESSA LONG TIME AND MAN, THERE’S
BEEN SOME GREAT CHANGESAS FAR AS US STANDING ON THE
ICE, FISHING OFF A BUCKET,PORTABLE SHELTERS, AND NOW THESE
HIGH-TECH HARD SIDE SHELTERS. YOU’VE BEEN IN THIS A
LONG TIME, HAVEN’T YOU?>> YEAH, YEAH. YOU KNOW, THERE’S BEEN A LOT
OF CHANGES THAT I’VE SEEN. WHEN I CAME IN, DECALS WERE
JUST GOING ON THE OUTSIDEOF THE FISH HOUSES. BEFORE THERE WERE THESE
WEIRD COLORFUL TRAILERS. THINGS HAVE CHANGED FROM SIZE. FOR A WHILE, IT WAS “BIGGER IS
BETTER” AND THEN FOR A WHILEIT WAS “HOW LIGHT CAN WE GO?”>> AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
YOU GUYS ARE REALLY INTO ISYOU MAKE HOUSES THAT ARE REALLY
DESIGNED FOR THE ICE ANGLERAND YOU’VE GOT THE HOLES PLACED
WHERE THEY NEED TO BEAND THEY’RE SUPER
LIGHTWEIGHT, AREN’T THEY?>> YEAH, WE HAVE A TACTICAL
APPROACH TO HOW PEOPLEGO AFTER FISH. >> TACTICAL, THAT’S A
GREAT WAY OF PUTTING IT. >> WE’RE A
FEEDBACK-DRIVEN BUSINESS. WE FOR SURE HAVE A BIGGER
OUTREACH THAN ANYBODY ELSE. WE’RE JUST TRYING TO CONNECT
WITH OUR CUSTOMERS,POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS,
AND EVERYTHING ELSE,BUT IT’S BECAUSE WE LISTEN. WE LISTEN TO WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE AND HOW THEY WANT TO FISHAND HOW THEY WANT TO BRING
THEIR TOYS WITH THEMAND HOW THAT WORKS. I WOULD SAY FOR THE MOST PART,
WE’RE ON TARGET, BUT WE’REALWAYS LISTENING BECAUSE
THAT COULD CHANGE. >> ABSOLUTELY, AND THAT’S THE
COOL THING ABOUT THIS EVOLUTIONIN ICE FISHING IS AS THE NEEDS
OF ANGLERS CHANGE, YOU GUYS ARECHANGING WITH THEM, AREN’T YOU?>> YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. WE INTRODUCED SOME STUFF THAT
WAS RATHER ABSTRACT LIKETHE HYBRID SKID HOUSE,
WHEELHOUSE, AND I WOULD SAYTHE MAJORITY OF THE MARKET
RESPONDED TO OUR PANEL SYSTEMBUT DIDN’T GET THAT CONCEPT OF
WHY YOU WOULD WANT A SKID. SO NOW, WE BUILT OTHER HOUSES
THAT ARE VERY SIMILARAND WE DIDN’T LOSE ANY
CUSTOMERS ALONG THE WAY. WE JUST CHANGED THEIR EXPERIENCE
AND THAT TACTICAL THING. >> THAT’S THE THING, MARK, THAT
I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT. YOU HAVE THE HOUSE, THE 8025,
THAT MANSION, THAT PREMIUMHIGH LEVEL, BUT I LOVE THAT
HYBRID SKID SYSTEMBECAUSE I LIKE TO BE ABLE TO MOVE AND CHASE FISHAND WITH THAT HYBRID
SKID SYSTEM,IT’S THE ULTIMATE IN
COMFORT AND PORTABILITY. WE’RE IN THE CLAM PRO TACKLE
BOOTH HERE AT THE ICE SHOW. WE’RE WITH JOHN CRANE WHO
DEVELOPED CLAM’S LINE OF TACKLE. SO JOHN, ONE OF THE
BIGGEST CHANGESIN THE ICE FISHING WORLD, IN
THE EVOLUTION OF ICE FISHING,HAS BEEN ABOUT TEN YEARS
AGO TUNGSTEN CAME ONTHE MARKET AND IT IS KIND OF THE DEAL IN ICE FISHING, ISN’T IT?>> IT IS, ESPECIALLY
MIKE FOR PANFISH. “LEAD IS DEAD” AS WE ALL KNOW
AND THAT’S BECAUSE TUNGSTEN IS
30% SMALLER THAN LEAD SO THAT
MEANS IT’S 30% DENSERAND WITH THAT IT’S A MORE
COMPACT PRESENTATION. IT JUST ALLOWS THOSE FINICKY,
WORKED OVER COLD PRESSURE FISH. THEY DON’T FEEL AS INTRUSIVE
WITH THE SMALLER JIGIN THEIR FACE. TO ME MIKE, THE BIGGEST THING IS
IT TAKES ALL THE LITTLEKINKS AND SWIRLS OUT OF MY LINE
SO NOW I’M TIGHT LINING IT,I CAN FEEL MORE BITES,
NO QUESTION. >> YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET BIT AND
THE OTHER THING TOO JOHN,IS IF THERE’S SLUSH IN THE HOLE,
IT BREAKS RIGHT THROUGH IT. >> PUNCH RIGHT
THROUGH THE SLUSH. >> WE’RE CELEBRATING VEXILAR’S
60TH BIRTHDAY,BY GIVING AWAY THIS SONAR UNIT. STOP BY OUR WEBSITE,
fishingthemidwest. com,TO LEARN HOW TO ENTER AND TO SEE
ALL THINGS “FISHING THE MIDWEST. >> “FISHING THE MIDWEST” IS
BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALEXANDRIA,MINNESOTA, THE ALEXANDRIA LAKES
AREA, MINNESOTA’S HIDDEN GEM,WITH 350 LAKES
CONVENIENTLY LOCATEDIN THE HEART OF MINNESOTA. DIAMOND BUICK, EXPERIENCE
THE DIAMOND DIFFERENCE. BECKMAN NETS, VEXILAR, 60 YEARS
OF HELPING ANGLERS CATCH FISH. >> WE RISE AT 4:00 A. M. DRIVEN BY AN
OVERWHELMING PASSION. WE’RE DRIVEN BY THE BEASTS
THAT ROAM THE WATERSOF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. WE DON’T THINK ABOUT
STRESS OR BILLS OR MONDAY. WE’RE FISHERMEN, ALWAYS READY,
AND AS FOR THE GEAR WE HOLD,TRUST IS EVERYTHING. NEVER AGAIN SHOULD YOU
SACRIFICE STRENGTH FOR STYLE. THE TEAM LEW’S
PRO-TI SPEED SPOOL. BUILT FOR ANYTHING
YOU SET THE HOOK ON. >> EVERY ANGLER HAS HIS FAVORITE
TOOLS — A PARTICULAR BAIT,THE RIGHT ROD, A NET THAT
NEVER LETS ONE GET AWAY,BUT ALL OF THESE MEAN
NOTHING IF YOU DON’T HAVETHE ULTIMATE TOOL AS
YOUR FOUNDATION. LARSON FX IS YOUR MULTI-SPECIES,
MULTI-TOOL PLATFORM WITH TILLERAND DUAL CONSOLE MODELS
RANGING FROM 17-20 FEET. EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR
CATCHING ANY FISH YOU WANT. LARSON FX. ARE YOU READY?VISIT YOUR LOCAL LARSON
FX DEALER OR HEAD TOLARSONFXSERIES. COM
FOR MORE INFORMATION. ♪ ♪>> CORE ICE EXPANDS YOUR SEASONS
BY BUILDING HOUSES,USING THEIR REVOLUTIONARY
LIGHTWEIGHT INTELLI-CORE PANELS. THESE TRUE STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE
PANELS ARE LIGHTWEIGHTYET DURABLE, EXTREMELY WELL
INSULATED AND WATERPROOF, TOO. CORE ICE ALSO OFFERS MODELS
USING THEIR PATENTED HYBRIDWHEEL SKID SYSTEM FOR THE
ULTIMATE IN PORTABILITY. WITH MODELS AND CONFIGURATIONS
TO FIT THE NEEDS OF ALLWINTER ANGLERS, CONSIDER CORE
ICE AND EXPAND YOUR SEASONS. VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO
FIND A DEALER NEAR YOU. >> LAKE KABETOGAMA IN VOYAGEURS
NATIONAL PARK IS YOUR YEAR-ROUNDDESTINATION FOR EXPERIENCING
NATURE AT ITS FINEST. ENJOY THE SOLITUDE OF THE
PRISTINE WILDERNESS,WHILE HAVING ALL THE COMFORTS
OF HOME AVAILABLEAT THE MANY
FULL-SERVICE RESORTS. THE FISHING IS WORLD CLASS. SO ARE ALL THE OTHER OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ABUNDANTIN ALL THE SEASONS. KAB IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR
YOUR FAMILY OR GROUP OF FRIENDS,AND KAB IS AN EASY DRIVE FROM
ANYWHERE IN THE MIDWEST. KABETOGAMA LAKE, IN NORTHERN
MINNESOTA — DISCOVER KAB NOW. ♪ ♪>> WE’RE BACK IN THE CLAM TACKLE
BOOTH HERE AT THE ICE SHOW. WE’RE ACTUALLY IN THE
MAKI PLASTICS SECTION. WE ARE WITH SCOTT BRAUER. SCOTT IS THE OWNER OF
MAKI PLASTICS, AND SCOTT,ONE OF THE BIG CHANGES IN ICE
FISHING IS WE DON’T USELIVE BAIT NEARLY AS MUCH
AS WE USED TO. WE USE A LOT OF PLASTICS. WHAT ARE THE
ADVANTAGES OF PLASTICS?>> SO, IN MY MIND, THE REASON
THAT THE CHANGE IS INEVITABLE ISBECAUSE WHEN YOU THROW A LIVE
BAIT DOWN, YOU’RE AT THE MERCYOF THAT LIVE BAIT, SO WHATEVER
IT’S GOING TO DO WHENIT HITS THAT COLD WATER, IT’S
GOING TO SIT STILL, RIGHT?BUT OUR CREATIVITY AS FISHERMEN
IS NOT LIMITED LIKE THATWHEN YOU USE PLASTICS. IF THEY’RE ON A YURRA YOUNG
BITE LIKE THIS, A SMALL YURRAYOUNGBITE WHERE THEY’RE EATING
THEMSELVES, BABY BLUEGILLS,HUNTFISH, CRAPPIES, YOU CAN
GRAB A PIECE OF PLASTIC,SWITCH IT AROUND ON A
JIG HEAD –THIS IS A DROP JIG,
I HAVE A MAKI –I SKIN HOOKED THAT ONE,
TURNED THE BAIT FROM THIS WAYWHICH IS A GREAT ACTION BAIT
VERTICALLY UP AND DOWN. THAT LOOKS LIKE THE TOP AND THAT
LOOKS THE ANAL FIN AND THE TAILCOMING BACK OUT. SO SOFT PLASTICS BECAUSE
DEPENDING, IT DOESN’T MATTERWHICH ONES YOU USE, OBVIOUSLY
OURS ARE VERY GOODAND THEY’RE MEANT TO BE
CHANGED LIKE THAT,BUT IF YOU’RE ON A BLOODWORM BITE, YOU CAN TAKE A BLOODWORM,SET IT UP RIGHT ON YOUR HOOK,
AND IT’S GOING TO STICKAND CLEAR ITS VENTRICLE
JUST LIKE IT IS. ALL OF IT IS SO SOFT IT’S
OBVIOUSLY MOVING AT ALL TIMES. YOU’RE ONLY AT THE MERCY OF WHAT
CAN YOU DO CREATIVITY-WISEWITH A SHARPIE, WITH ALL
THE TOOLS THAT YOU HAVEIN YOUR POCKET TO
CATCH MORE FISH. >> SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, AS JOHN
AND SCOTT TOLD US,THERE’S A BUNCH OF CHANGES IN
THE EVOLUTION OF BAITSTHAT WE USE FOR ICE FISHING. HOW ABOUT THE RODS, REELS, AND
LINE THAT WE FISHTHOSE BAITS ON?WELL, I’M HOLDING THE NEW
SCEPTER SERIESFROM CLAM PRO TACKLE AND THIS
ROD IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNEDFOR ICE FISHING. OBVIOUSLY IT COMES IN ALL THE
RIGHT LENGTHS AND ACTIONS,BUT IT’S GOT A REEL SEAT THAT’S
SPECIFICALLY DESIGNEDTO HANDLE A SMALL REEL. IT ISN’T A BIG BULKY REEL SEAT
THAT IS MODIFIED JUST TO USEON AN ICE ROD. NO, IT’S BUILT SPECIFICALLY
FOR AN ICE ROD. IT’S THE NEW SCEPTER
SERIES FROM CLAM. NOW, IN ADDITION TO THE
RIGHT ROD, THE RIGHT REELIS IMPORTANT AS WELL. WE LIKE SMALL LIGHTWEIGHT REELS
WITH GOOD DRAG SYSTEMSAND ANOTHER PART IS THEY
HAVE TO BE RUGGEDAND HANDLE COLD CONDITIONS. WE LIKE THE LEW’S LASER LITE. IT’S GOT LUBRICATION THAT
HANDLES ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. JUST A DURABLE LITTLE REEL AND
AT A GREAT PRICE POINT AS WELL. THE LAST PART IS
THE FISHING LINE. LIKE THE RODS, LIKE THE REELS,
THE ICE FISHING INDUSTRYALSO HAS SEEN AN INFLUX OF
FISHING LINES THAT ARESPECIFICALLY TAILORED
TO ICE FISHING. I LIKE A COPOLYMER LINE THAT’S
GOT FLUOROCARBON COATINGLIKE THE FLOROICE. THE REASON I LIKE FLOROICE IS
THAT CARBON COATING ON THE LINEMAKES IT NEARLY INVISIBLE
WHICH IS AN ADVANTAGEWHEN WE’RE FISHING CLEAR WATER,
AND AGAIN,IT’S SPECIALLY FORMULATED
FOR COLD CONDITIONSSO IT HANDLES WELL ON A
SMALL SPINNING REEL. SO THERE YOU HAVE IT, FOLKS, THE
RODS, THE REELS, AND THE LINE. AGAIN, A GREAT EVOLUTION IN
ICE FISHING THAT MAKES USMORE SUCCESSFUL AND WE HAVE
MORE FUN OUT ON THE ICE. ♪ ♪MAYBE NOTHING HAS HAD A BIGGER
IMPACT IN TERMS OF MAKINGOUR ICE FISHING MORE SUCCESSFUL
AND MORE ENJOYABLE THANTHE INTRODUCTION OF THE FLASHER
SONAR UNIT MANY YEARS AGO. RECENTLY, BOB JENSEN VISITED
THE VEXILAR FACILITY. IT’S VEXILAR’S 60TH BIRTHDAY
THIS YEAR AND BOB GOT TO SPENDSOME TIME WITH LEGENDARY
INVENTOR STEVE BAUMANN. >> STEVE, TELL US A LITTLE
BIT HOW VEXILAR GOT STARTED. >> IT ACTUALLY GOT STARTED
BACK IN 1960AT SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
OUT IN COLLEGEVILLE. SOME OF THE ORIGINAL FOUNDERS
JOHN ULDRICH AND BOB KNUTSONSTARTED BACK THEN, PRIMARILY
AIMED AT THE OPEN WATERFISHING MARKET AND NOT AS
SPECIFIC AS WE ARE TODAYWHICH IS THE ICE FISHING MARKET. ABOUT ’89-90 WE BECAME
INVOLVED WITH THE FL-8®. >> AND THAT WAS
FOCUSING ON ICE FISHING?>> THAT’S ALL WE WERE INTERESTED
IN WAS THE FL-8® AND TO AIM ITAT THE ICE FISHING MARKET
AND TRY TO PERFECT THAT. SEEING THE BAIT IN 20-FOOT
WATER, OVER 40 FOOT WASSOMETHING NEWER
TO THE FISHERMEN. >> YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT
THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF FISHING. THESE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. >> I TEND TO BELIEVE THAT. FISHING TODAY,
USING THE VEXILAR,WILL BE REALLY GOOD FOR YOU. >> “FISHING THE MIDWEST” IS MADE
POSSIBLE BY CORE ICE,EXPAND YOUR SEASONS. HANNAY’S MARINE. THERE ARE 10,000 LAKES IN
MINNESOTA,BUT ONLY ONE HANNAY’S MARINE. BIG STONE LAKE TOURISM,
MINNESOTA’S HOTTEST PERCH LAKE. AQUA TRACTION, ADVANCE
MARINE FLOORING –TOUGHNESS HAS A SOFT SIDE. ♪ ♪>> ALEXANDRIA, MINNESOTA, IS
A MULTI-SEASON, MULTI-SPECIESFISHING HOT SPOT WITH MORE
THAN 300 LAKES TO FISH. WORLD-RENOWNED BASS FISHING,
BOOMING WALLEYE POPULATIONS,AND TOP PANFISH AND MUSKIE
OPPORTUNITIES MAKE ALEXANDRIAAN ANGLER’S DREAM DESTINATION. PLUS, ALEXANDRIA HAS A VIBRANT
DOWNTOWN, GREAT GOLF COURSES,MILES OF SKIING, SNOWMOBILE,
AND BIKE TRAILS, AND FANTASTICDINING AND LODGING OPTIONS. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR GREAT
FISHING AND FAMILY FUN,CONSIDER ALEXANDRIA, MINNESOTA,
FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION. ♪ ♪>> STILL ICE FISHING WITH
THE OLD HEAVY GAS AUGER?TIRED OF HAVING TO WASH
YOUR HANDSBECAUSE THEY SMELL
LIKE GASOLINE?OR SWEATING TOO MUCH
WHILE YOU’RE CRANKINGON THE OLD HAND AUGER?CHECK OUT THIS
REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCT. IT’S CALLED THE K-DRILL,
AND IT’S LIGHTWEIGHT. IT’S ONLY NINE POUNDS AND IT’S
SPECIFICALLY DESIGNEDFOR YOUR CORDLESS,
BRUSHLESS DRILL. IT’S GOT A HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM
SHAFT AND A TOOL STEEL DESIGNBLADE THAT’S GONNA CHANGE
THE WAY YOU ICE FISH. HOLE HOP AROUND OR
REOPEN SOME OLD HOLES. CHECK OUT icefishingtoday. com. >> EVERY ANGLER HAS HIS FAVORITE
TOOLS — A PARTICULAR BAIT,THE RIGHT ROD, A NET THAT NEVER
LETS ONE GET AWAY,BUT ALL OF THESE MEAN NOTHING
IF YOU DON’T HAVETHE ULTIMATE TOOL AS
YOUR FOUNDATION. LARSON FX IS YOUR MULTI-SPECIES,
MULTI-TOOL PLATFORM WITH TILLERAND DUAL CONSOLE MODELS
RANGING FROM 17-20 FEET. EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR
CATCHING ANY FISH YOU WANT. LARSON FX. ARE YOU READY?VISIT YOUR LOCAL LARSON
FX DEALER OR HEAD TOLARSONFXSERIES. COM
FOR MORE INFORMATION. ♪ ♪>> >> DISTINCTIVE CABINET
DESIGN MANUFACTURES COMMERCIALMILLWORK, RETAIL FIXTURES,
AND RESIDENTIAL CABINETRY. SERVING THE HOMEOWNER ON UP
THROUGH THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR,THERE’S NO JOB TOO
SMALL OR TOO LARGE. WHETHER IT’S CUSTOM KITCHENS FOR
THE HOMEOWNER OR RETAIL FIXTURESFOR HOSPITALS, HOTELS, CASINOS,
BANKS AND MORE,DISTINCTIVE CABINET DESIGN CAN
DO THE JOB FOR YOU. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
TO LEARN MORE. DISTINCTIVE CABINET DESIGN,
SERVING MINNESOTAAND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY
SINCE 1999. >> CLOSED CAPTIONING ON “FISHING
THE MIDWEST” IS PROVIDED BYOFF SHORE TACKLE, THE LEADER
IN TROLLING TECHNOLOGY. ♪ ♪>> WELCOME BACK TO
THE CORE ICE BOOTH. AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE’S A LOT OF
GREAT CHANGES HAPPENINGIN ICE FISHING. NOW, LET’S GET IN THE BOAT
WITH A YOUNG ANGLER,SHANESSA DENSMORE. SHE’S A “SCHOOL OF FISH”
GRADUATE AND SHE KNOWS HOWTO CATCH BASS. LET’S GET GOING. ♪ ♪TODAY’S OUR ANNUAL BASS PRO
SHOP’S AND CABELA’S”SCHOOL OF FISH” TV SHOOT. NOW, “SCHOOL OF FISH” IS A KIDS
FISHING EDUCATION PROGRAM. IT’S A TWO AND A HALF HOUR
CLASS, WE TEACH ITAT A BUNCH OF LOCATIONS
ACROSS THE MIDWEST. EVERY SPRING, WE DRAW THE NAME OF ONE BOY OR ONE GIRLTO JOIN US ON A TV SHOOT,
AND TODAY’S OUR DAY. WE’RE GOING BASS FISHING
WITH SHANESSA DENSMORE. KEEP THEM DOWN THIS TIME,
SHANESSA, AND I’LL COME GET THEMWITH THE NET. THAT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD ONE, TOO. KEEP REELING. THIS IS A BIG FISH. THIS IS A GOOD FIGHT. OH, LOOK AT THIS ONE. SHE’S GOT A FIGHTER, FOLKS. >> MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT
FISHING IS JUST LIKE,THE GAME IN IT. >> LOOK AT THIS ONE. LOOK AT THIS ONE!NICE!GOOD JOB, SHANESSA. NICE JOB. LOOK AT THAT ONE. WOO, THAT’S A CHUNKY
ONE, ISN’T IT?TODAY WE’RE FISHING THE FAMOUS
LE HOMME DIEU CHAINNEAR ALEXANDRIA. LE HOMME DIEU CHAIN IS NOTED
FOR ITS GREAT LARGEMOUTHBASS FISHING AND IT’S
SHOWING IT AGAIN TODAY. OH, NOW THERE’S
FISH IN THE WEEDS. KEEP GOING. OH, THAT’S A NICE FISH. NICE, SHANESSA. GOOD JOB. LOOK AT THIS ONE. LOOK AT THAT ONE. NICE. THERE YOU GO. GOOD JOB. YOU ARE ON THEM. WHEW, LOOK AT THAT ONE. ANOTHER GOOD ONE. SHANESSA, DO YOU REMEMBER
IN “SCHOOL OF FISH”,WE TALKED ABOUT FISH IN
THE “LIVE BY” STUFF?WELL, THESE WEEDS, THAT’S WHAT
THESE FISH ARE LIVING BY. WHAT WE’RE DOING IS
WE’RE FISHING WEEDLINE. IN THE FALL, THE
WEEDS START TO DIE. WE’RE LOOKING FOR
GREEN LIVING WEEDS. THE GREEN LIVING WEEDS WILL
HOLD THE MOST BASSTHIS TIME OF THE YEAR. ♪ ♪I DO HAVE A FISH. POPPED IT RIGHT OFF A WEED. WE WATCHED IT JUMP. OH, THAT’S A PRETTY NICE ONE. WHEW. SHANESSA, YOU WANT TO
GRAB THAT LANDING NET?OKAY, HERE WE GO. ALRIGHT, THANK YOU. THAT’S NOT SUCH
A BAD ONE, IS IT?YOU’VE — WELL, WE’VE FINALLY —
THIS IS ABOUT THE FIFTH SPOT –WE’VE FINALLY FOUND SOME FISH
THAT WANT TO BITE, DIDN’T WE?THE PRESENTATION THAT WE’RE
FISHING TODAY IS A NED RIG. NOW A NED RIG IS
A FINESSE PLASTIC. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO CATCH FISH
WHEN THE BITE’S A LITTLE OFF,OR WHEN KIDS ARE IN THE BOAT
BECAUSE IT FLAT OUT GETS BIT. WE’RE USING THE NEW
RAGE NEB CUT-R WORM. THAT LITTLE WORM’S
GOT A GREAT ACTION. THESE BASS ARE LOVING IT. ♪ ♪THAT ONE’S DIGGING. SHANESSA, YOU’VE GOT THIS DOWN. GOT TO REEL A LITTLE MORE,
GOT TO REEL A LITTLE MORE. HE’S STILL DOWN THERE A WAYS. KEEP REELING. OH, THAT LOOKS LIKE A BIG ONE. YOU KNOW WHY IT
LOOKS LIKE A BIG ONE?HOO, CAUSE IT IS A BIG ONE!LOOK AT THAT. SHANESSA, HIGH FIVE. WOAH. I THINK THAT IS THREE
AND A HALF POUNDS. THAT’S A REALLY NICE
BASS, REALLY NICE BASS. HE PULLED HARD TOO, DIDN’T HE?>> YEP. >> AWESOME. WE’RE USING SPINNING GEAR TODAY. SPINNING GEAR WORKS
GREAT WITH KIDSBECAUSE IT’S PRETTY
EASY TO CAST. WE’RE USING THE TP1 BLACK
SPEED STICK FROM LEW’S. I LOVE THAT ROD. IT’S LIGHTWEIGHT, IT’S
SENSITIVE, AND PAIRED WITHA CUSTOM SPEED SPIN REEL IS
A DYNAMITE COMBINATION. ♪ ♪YOU ARE REAL GOOD AT THIS. PUT THE ROD DOWN
A LITTLE BIT NOW. THERE HE GOES!NICE, GOOD JOB. LOOK AT THIS. HAVE YOU DONE THIS BEFORE?”NO,” SHE SAYS. SO SHANESSA, DO YOU REMEMBER AT
“SCHOOL OF FISH” WE TALKED ABOUTBASS KIND OF BLENDING INTO
THEIR COVER FOR PROTECTIONAND TO BE EFFICIENT PREDATORS?YOU NOTICE THOSE GREEN
WEEDS YOU’VE BEEN CATCHING?HE BLENDS IN PRETTY GOOD,
DOESN’T HE, THAT LARGEMOUTH?YEP, WHY DON’T YOU PUT HIM BACK?♪ ♪THE BASS PRO SHOP’S AND
CABELA’S “SCHOOL OF FISH”AND TODAY’S TV SHOOT IS
REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME. FISHING HAS REALLY ENRICHED MY
LIFE AND THINGS LIKE TODAY,GETTING KIDS IN THE OUTDOORS,
THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. >> “FISHING THE MIDWEST” IS MADE
POSSIBLE BY: DISTINCTIVE CABINETDESIGN, FOR ALL YOUR
COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL,AND RETAIL FIXTURES
AND CABINETRY NEEDS. LEW’S, FEEL THE DIFFERENCE. K-DRILL ICE AUGERS, DRILLING
ICE WILL NEVER THE BE SAME. RAYMARINE, SIMPLY SUPERIOR. ♪ ♪>> P-LINE PREMIUM FISHING LINES
FOR ALL FISH SPECIESDURING ALL SEASONS. HIGH PERFORMANCE COPOLYMERS
BUILT TO HANDLEA WIDE RANGE OF
FISHING SITUATIONS. FLUOROCARBON COATED LINES THAT
ARE SENSITIVE AND INVISIBLE LIKEA FLUOROCARBON YET WITH
THE MANAGEABILITY OF MONO. SUPER STRONG TEFLON COATED
BRAIDS FOR ULTRA LONG CASTSAND EXTREME SENSITIVITY AND
PREMIUM FLUOROCARBONS,INCLUDING THE ALL-NEW
AWARD-WINNING TACTICAL. P-LINE, A LINE FOR ALL FISH
SPECIES DURING ALL SEASONS. >> HANNAY’S MARINE HAS A HUGE
SELECTION OF BOATS, PONTOONS,AND ACCESSORIES PRICED
TO FIT ANY BUDGET. OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE AND
EXPERIENCED TEAM WILL HELP YOUSELECT FROM TOP FISHING BOAT
MANUFACTURERS, INCLUDING G3,LARSON, BASS CAT, AND
YAR-CRAFT, AND PONTOONSFROM CREST AND SUNCATCHER. NOW’S THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF MANUFACTURER REBATESAND GREAT FINANCING RATES
UNDER $222 A MONTH. VISIT www. under222. comFOR MORE INFORMATION. YOUR BOAT. YOUR MEMORIES. OUR BUSINESS. HANNAY’S MARINE, KEEPING
YOU ON THE WATER. >> HERE AT DIAMOND BUICK GMC,
OF ALEXANDRIA, WE HAVE A SIMPLEGOAL FOR YOUR NEW OR USED
VEHICLE-BUYING EXPERIENCE:CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. OUR FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE
SALES STAFF WILL WORK WITH YOUIN A NO-PRESSURE,
HASSLE-FREE ENVIRONMENT. WE ALSO HAVE AN ACCOMMODATING
SERVICE DEPARTMENT THAT WILLWORK HARD AFTER THE SALE
TO GUARANTEEYOUR CONTINUED SATISFACTION. FAMILY-OWNED AND SERVING
ALEXANDRIA, AND ALL OFWEST-CENTRAL MINNESOTA,
FOR OVER 25 YEARS. VISIT US IN ALEXANDRIA,
AT DIAMOND BUICK GMC, ANDEXPERIENCE THE
DIAMOND DIFFERENCE. >> A VEXILAR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
MORE FISH BEING CAUGHTTHAN ANY OTHER PIECE OF
EQUIPMENT YOU COULD BUY. >> YOU KNOW WHAT?FISHING LURES AND GADGETS HAVE
COME AND GONE OVER THE LAST60 YEARS, BUT VEXILAR’S MISSION
STATEMENT HAS BEEN TRUE: -HELPING ANGLERS CATCH MORE FISH. >>VEXILAR IS THE GOLD STANDARD
IN SONAR PERFORMANCE ANDRELIABILITY AND FLASHER
SONAR TECHNOLOGY. >> YOUR ICE FISHING ADVENTURE
BEGINS AND ENDS WITH A VEXILARBY YOUR SIDE. >> HAPPY 60TH VEXILAR!♪ ♪>> >> DISTINCTIVE CABINET
DESIGN MANUFACTURES COMMERCIALMILLWORK, RETAIL FIXTURES,
AND RESIDENTIAL CABINETRY. SERVING THE HOMEOWNER ON UP
THROUGH THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR,THERE’S NO JOB TOO
SMALL OR TOO LARGE. WHETHER IT’S CUSTOM KITCHENS FOR
THE HOMEOWNER OR RETAIL FIXTURESFOR HOSPITALS, HOTELS, CASINOS,
BANKS AND MORE,DISTINCTIVE CABINET DESIGN CAN
DO THE JOB FOR YOU. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
TO LEARN MORE. DISTINCTIVE CABINET DESIGN,
SERVING MINNESOTAAND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY
SINCE 1999. ♪ ♪>> YOU KNOW, WE WERE ON KAB
AGAIN TODAY AND WE JUST HADA COUPLE OF HOURS, WE JUST HAD A
FEW HOURS TO GO OUT ON THE LAKEAND SEE WHAT’S GOING ON,
AND WE’D BEEN OUT RECENTLYAND FOUND A FISH IN DEEP WATER. SO WE WENT BACK TO THE
DEEP WATER JUST TO SEEIF WE COULD CATCH SOME MORE. >> SO, TODAY OUR PLAN IS TO GO
OUT AND FISH SOME DEEPER WATER,CREATE SOUNDS VERTICAL JIGS. THE BIG THING TO DEEP WATER IS
WE’RE GOING TO LOOK THEREIS OVER AT THE ELECTRONICS AND
WE’RE NOT GOING TO FISHUNTIL WE SPOT FISH. WHEN WE SPOT FISH, WE’RE GOING
TO DROP THE TROLLING MOTOR,AND WE’RE GOING TO SIT RIGHT
ON TOP OF THOSE FISH AND GIVEA LITTLE TWITCH OF THE VERTICAL
JIG AND SEE HOW IT GOES. THAT’S A LITTLE BIGGER. ♪ ♪JUST A BIGGER ONE, TRAVIS. NOT A LOT BIGGER, BUT YOU
KNOW, I CAN SWING HIM. ONE OF THOSE SHORE
LAUNCHERS, ISN’T HE?>> YEAH, IT’D BE A
GOOD PAN-SIZE WALLEYE. >> YEAH, YEAH, THERE’S A
LOT OF THEM DOWN THERE, TOO. A LOT OF THEM DOWN
THERE THIS SIZE. ♪ ♪>> YEAH, HE WAS JUST FEISTY. >> YEAH, WANT TO NET HIM?OKAY. YEAH. ♪ ♪ANOTHER SANDWICH SIZE. >> SO, WE’RE FISHING
EARLY SUMMER. THERE’S SOME FISH IN SHALLOWS
BUT THE BEST BITE’S BEENOUT IN DEEP WATER AND
THOSE ARE THE FISHWE’RE GOING TO
CONCENTRATE ON TODAY. ♪ ♪>> THAT’S A GOOD
METER RIGHT THERE. >> YEP, YEP. THAT’S PERFECT, THAT’S A
PERFECT METER, ISN’T IT?RIGHT OUT THERE. >> YEAH, THAT’S A GOOD SIZE. >> YEP, YEP. >> SO, KABETOGAMA
HAVE A SLOT THIS YEAR. IT IS “18 TO 26 IS PROTECTED”
AND WHAT THAT MEANS ISIF YOU WANT TO EAT FISH, THEY’VE
GOT TO BE UNDER 18 INCHESAND WE’VE GOT LOTS OF THOSE. ♪ ♪>> I CAN SWING HIM. YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST
THAT EATER SIZE. NICE HEALTHY FAT. HE HAMMERED IT, JUST
HAMMERED IT. HE’S. . . . HUH. JIGS WERE THE DEAL, HEAVY
JIGS, 3/8THS OUNCE,STRAIGHT BULLET TO BOAT,
AGAIN, LOOK IN ON THAT. WE’RE USING A NEW
DEPTH FINDER TODAY. IT’S CALLED AN ELEMENT. IT’S FROM RAYMARINE AND THE
FIRST TIME I’VE HAD A REALLYGOOD CHANCE TO USE IT AND
MAN, IT DID A NICE JOB. IT’S SIMPLE TO USE. IT’S A VERY AFFORDABLE DEPTH
FINDER, BUT IT DOES ALLI COULD EVER THINK OF NEEDING. WE JUST WOULD ZERO IN ON THERE,
USE THE LAKE MAP CHIP TO FINDTHE AREA WHERE THE FISH WOULD
BE, WE’D WATCH THE DEPTH FINDER,AND WHEN WE SAW FISH, WE
STOPPED, WE DROPPED A JIG,AND MUCH OF THE TIME
WE CAUGHT THEM. ♪ ♪>> GOT IT. HE FEELS LIKE ANOTHER SWIMMER
THOUGH, A LITTLE BIT BIGGER. NOT MUCH BIGGER. SAME DEAL, JUST HANGING
ON, JUST BARELY HANGING ON. TRAVIS, YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEEN
COMING TO KABETOGAMA FOR I DON’TKNOW HOW MANY YEARS, AND I’VE
FISHED UP HERE SPRING, SUMMER,AND FALL, MAY, JUNE, JULY,
AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER FORWALLEYES AND SMALLMOUTH AND
CRAPPIES AND THAT SORT OF THING. AS FAR AS WALLEYES, STARTING
THIS SPRING AND GOING THROUGHTHE SEASON, HOW DO YOU
CHANGE YOUR TECHNIQUESTO STAY ON TOP OF THEM?>> WELL, NORMALLY IN THE SPRING
WE’RE JIGGING RIGHT AWAY. SHALLOW, WE GET BIG FISH. A LOT OF TIMES YOU KNOW,
UP SPAWN AND –OOH, JUST MISSED ONE. THEN AS THE SEASON GOES ON, YOU
START USING LIVE BAIT RIGS,MIDSUMMER — A LOT OF THE SUMMER
WE’RE ROUND NEEDLE LEECHESAND CRAWLERS. >> HOW DEEP?>> MID TO UPPER 20s. THEN AGAIN IN THE FALL WE END
UP FISHING DEEPER, STEEPERDROPOFFS, JIGGING MINNOW AGAIN. ♪ ♪NAH, I THINK I CAN
SWING THIS ONE. >> NOW, WE WENT THROUGH A
LITTLE BITOF A DRY SPELL THERE, YOU KNOW?>> SMALL SAUGER. >> YEAH, SMALL ONES. BUT THEY’RE STARTING
TO GET ACTIVE AGAIN. IS THAT TYPICAL?>> WELL, THE WAY IT’S BEEN
LATELY IS THE MORNINGS ARE GOODAND THEN MIDDAY SLOWS DOWN AND
THEN EVENING PICKS UP AGAIN. >> PICKS UP AGAIN, YEP. AGAIN, I’VE BEEN TO KAB SO MANY
TIMES –15 TIMES –I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES
BUT A LOT OF THEM,AND THIS TRIP WAS JUST LIKE
ALL THE OTHERS. WE NEVER KNEW WHAT WE
WERE GOING TO CATCH. WE NEVER KNEW WHAT WE WERE GOING
TO SEE WHEN WE GO OUT TOTHE ISLAND, BUT WE KNOW
THAT ALMOST ALL THE TIME,IT’S GOING TO FUN. IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING. JUST LIKE IN THE PAST,
KAB CONTINUES TO SATISFY. THAT’S IT FOR THIS
WEEK’S EPISODE OF”FISHING THE MIDWEST. “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. JOIN US AGAIN NEXT WEEK FOR MORE
OF THE MIDWEST’S BESTFISHING ACTION AND
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