35th Wffc Bih 2015

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

Ice Fishing Walleye and Crappie in Minnesota

Ice Fishing Walleye and Crappie in Minnesota


(upbeat music) – Alright team, charge! ♪ Take me out on the water ♪ – We eat, fish eat. ♪ Way out in the woods ♪ ♪ Where the breathing is
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Larry Smith Outdoors. Today’s program
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great day to be alive. Holy moly. (upbeat music) Hey, I’ll tell you what,
good morning and welcome to Larry Smith Outdoors. Yes, we finally are
on some ice ourselves. And you know what, we had
to travel a little bit. We left at about two
o’clock this morning. Hey, and I’ll tell you
what, we’re with Justin from Wheezy Outdoors. And I’ll tell you what Justin, sorry buddy, I know we
were supposed to be here at eight, and it’s
10 o’clock now. But you know, I’ll tell
you what, I didn’t expect to run into all the snow
that we ran into on the road. – That stuff just
came last night. We got about three
inches of fresh powder. And it’s a little
windy out here, chilly, but we got a cold
snap coming tomorrow. And it’s gonna be a good bite. – So the fishing
should really be good. Hey, tell everybody about
what we’re gonna be doing and tell ’em what
your guide service is. You know I’ll tell you what,
all fall I was watching all the pictures of all the
bear that you guys were getting on your guide, your bear
hunting guide service. – Yeah, and we had an
excellent season on bear. We had eight the first
day, and out of 12 hunters, 10 of ’em got a bear. – That’s pretty darn
good, I’ll tell ya that. There’s no complaint on that. Hey, you know what’s a
little bit weird here, is that you know normally
when we film with ya, there’s a beautiful lady here. – [Justin] Oh yeah, she’s
at sales training this week. – She needs training for sales? I’ll tell you what, she should be the one training
the other sales people, because you know
more than anything, she never shuts up. She’s like a talking machine. So yeah, all the
pressure’s on you today because right, or
like you’re saying, you’re gonna finally get a
couple words in this time, huh? – Oh yeah. – Hey, so we’re on
a lake here today. And we’re gonna start
off fishing crappies. And this is basically
just a crappie blue gill that we’re gonna start with. Okay so tell everybody exactly
what we’re looking for, what we’re doing here, so
if they wanna come out here and enjoy the same thing that
we’re gonna experience today, so they know what they’re
getting themselves into for. – Yeah, we’re out here at just
a big flat basin out here. We’re just looking
for schools of fish. We drilled out lots
of holes around here. We’re just going around,
putting the Vexilar’s down in. If they’re stacked up we’re
dropping the jigs down. These fish are hungry, so
obviously they’re just coming up and smacking it right now. – Okay. So basically are these
fish, most of ’em gonna be suspended
off the bottom, are they gonna be
tied to the bottom, or are they gonna be all
over the water column? – Three to 10 feet off
the bottom right now. And we’re in 24 feet of water. – Okay. That sounds real good. And size wise? – Right now we’re running, most of ’em we’re
catching right now are a little bit smaller, but
we’re looking at 11s today. – 11ish?
– 10s, 11s. – Them are nice eating crappie. And you know like in
Wisconsin, most of our lakes, it’s 25 crappies you can
keep or 25 pan fish in total. What is the limit on a
body of water like this? – So we’re at 10 fish here. – Oh I love that you’re that. 10 is more than enough. You know what, when
you have a limit of 10 it makes you a
little bit different as far as the way you
look at what you keep. You kinda wanna be a bit
more selective, right? – Yeah, and that keeps our
fish populations going good. We get some bigger
fish that way. – Okay. Hey, I’ll tell you
what, you know what? I can’t believe you’re
actually not too bad on camera without your wife
standing right here. Hey, I’ll tell ya, stay tuned. Let’s see what happens today, up here in Minnesota, fishing
crappies to start it off, and if we get enough
time, we might do what? Tell everybody at home. – We might be after some
walleyes in shallow water on a duck pond. – On a duck pond?
– On a duck pond. – Well that sounds good. I’ll tell you
what, stayed tuned. Let’s see what happens up
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better than that. You know, I know one
thing, if Alice was here, she would have a pile
of big ones here. You know that. – I outfish her all the time. – That’s if she was
here, she wouldn’t, you would not say that. I know that for a fact. So tell me what you’re doing. I see a lotta fish
on the Vexilar here. – They’re all suspended here. – Okay.
– I’m targeting the ones that are
up at the high end. – [Larry] So show
us what’s your bait and show us what are fish. – [Justin] Okay, this
is the bait right here. – [Larry] And bottom
is way over here? So are you saying that
these are all fish too? – [Justin] Yeah these are
all fish down in here. And I got my bait that’s
moving right there. – [Larry] And these are
fish right here too, huh? Okay.
– These are all fish in here. – [Larry] So let’s watch. Tell me when one’s
coming up to your bait. I wanna see what it looks like. We’ll at least show
everybody at home. – [Justin] Yep, there it comes. – [Larry] Okay, there he is. So right on it? – [Justin] It’s following it up. – [Larry] So you just keep
pulling it away from huh? – [Justin] Yep. – [Larry] You’re just teasing. Ooo! You’re teasing ’em huh? – [Justin] They’re
biting kinda light. – You know it’s
amazing with a Vexilar, how it really teaches ya
how to fish these fish the proper way. You can tell where they
are in the water column, that’s a huge thing. And the other part is you
can tell how they react to your bait. You know if they’re not, if
they’re staying stationary, they’re not moving up on it, you know you’d better change the technique that you’re
using or change the color or go to bait, go to plastics. You know, again it teaches ya what you need to do
to catch more fish. (upbeat music) – [Dan] Got one Justin? – Yeah. Coming up pretty easy but. Oh there we go. – [Dan] That looks
like a better one. – It’s a decent fish. It’s a 10, 11 inch fish. – [Larry] There you go Jarrid. – There’s one. Give this one a little bit
of a roller coaster ride up the hole. – [Larry] Looks good. – Not a giant, but the
ones we’re looking for, perfect eating size. You know there’s a lotta
small crappies in here, I can tell. And they’re the little
marks that come up but the bigger marks
that kinda creep up, are the ones that I’m targeting. So with that being said
I’m kinda playing keep away with the smaller marks
and trying to get the creeper marks.
– That makes a lotta sense. – Yeah. – Well I’ll tell you what,
you got any wax worms on you? – Yes sir I do. – Don’t give Lance
any wax worms, right? ‘Cause we got a bet who
catches more fish today. – [Lance] I didn’t hear that. – What? What do you mean? What do you mean
you didn’t hear it? – [Lance] What’s
the bet this week? – Well the bet’s gonna be the
revenge of the Speak Out game. You saw what happened
last week, didn’t ya? – Well let’s see. – [Man] Does he know about this? – Does he need to
know everything? – Nice crappie up
in Minnesota here. Took a nice long
ride this morning. Seven hours later, putting
some eaters on the ice. Gotta weed through
the small ones, but, something
different, fun trip. – Hey Lance.
– Yeah Dan? – [Dan] Did Larry
tell ya about the bet? – Uh, you seen last week’s show, I’m not doing that bet again. – [Larry] What? What are you
talking about Lance? – Yeah, I can hear
him in the background. (upbeat music) – Still on the, oh there we go. A nice eater. Nothing wrong with that. Fish. – [Larry] Houston,
we have liftoff. Get ready for what’s coming. – [Dan] I don’t see
him in the wind. I don’t see him
complaining about the wind. And you call yourself
an outdoorsman? – You know what? I don’t see John Gillespie
in the wind either. But I’m gonna be outta the wind. Hey, it’s kinda nice in here. Just a wind break. And I really don’t need it. The only reason I’m using it is I don’t want Lance knowing
how many I’m catching. Hey, you can only keep 10, so I’m being very selective. – That’ll work. Catching a lotta small
ones out here today too. But one out of every
five is a nice eater. We’ll take it. You see we’re out
here in the elements. You zoom back there a ways,
you’ll see where Smith is at. – Fish got kinda of picky, so dead stick has
been working for me. There you go. Still not giants,
but you know what, that’s the most
respectable eating fish that a guy can take
home for table fare. Honestly you wanna let
the biggest ones go and the smaller ones go. That’s the perfect eating
size, palette for me anyway. So yeah, back to more
dead sticking, I suppose. Seems to be working anyway. (laughing) – Lightening. All I needed was for
you to come around. And that’s the first time
I seen you in that shelter all day today. – I see that thing. You see me out here
for about 10 minutes, figured I’d see what’s going on. – Well I’ll tell you what Lance, you know what, you
gave me that bait and I was used to having
that tungsten on there and I was pretty much
struggling with that. But now I think I
might have it down. But you know I was moving
around from hole to hole, and I just, this is about
the 7th, 8th hole I came to. And I saw quite a few fish,
but these fish in this spot are a little bit
more aggressive. – More aggressive? – Yeah, a little bit.
– Coming up and smacking it, huh? – Yep.
– Good deal. – [Justin] About
another half hour, try for some of them walleyes. – [Larry] Walleye? Walleye? I love the sound of that. – Hammered gold. – Is there any hammered
gold in Minnesota? Hey I’ll tell you what Justin, we got plenty of crappies, we caught a
bazillion small ones. You know what, I did not have the hot hand this
morning at all. You guys, you guys really
cleaned house on me. – Oh yeah. – You know, that’s plenty of
crappies to keep for a meal. Let’s go and see if we
can tackle some walleyes. So we got what? About three, four hours
before it’s gets dark? – [Justin] Yeah, about three
hours before dark, yeah. – You know we might
wanna leave Lance here because I don’t think he’d
wanna go catch any walleyes. He’d probably rather
just stay here and catch a few more crappie. But we can always come back
down the road and pick him up. – There you go, that works. Hey, stay tuned. Let’s see what happens next
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– Boy we just put that down there. There’s a chub under,
a big chub under. – There you.
– Nice! (cheering) – That is absolutely awesome. I’ll tell you what, you
were right, 100% you guys. You know what, we caught
plenty of crappies, so we decided to come
over to another lake and I’ll tell you what, I
got two really good guides with me today. I’ll tell ya, love that. Look how beautiful that fish is. And I can’t believe, you told me to put that big chub on there, I put that chub on there, I’ve got just a tiny little
gold treble hook on there. – [Justin] Yeah, and that’s
our average size fish in this fishery right here. – Wow. Now what’s the size
limit on this lake? Is there a size limit? – [Justin] There is no lot
or nothing on this one. – Okay. – [Man] He’s a 24 incher. (cheering) – That is a nice fish. – [Jarrid] Nice, easy
release on him too. Look at that, just through
the corner, perfect. – Alright, back down the hole. – [Justin] Send her back down. Thanks for the ride buddy. – Whoo. I’ll go get you another
chub to put on there. Just that tiny, little
gold treble hook on there. And it’s down. – [Jarrid] Nice job. – Hey, we just got here. We haven’t even been
here probably 15 minutes. We don’t even have
all the tip ups in. And I don’t even, I
got the grill going. I’m starving. I’m gonna go cook us
some Burgers’ Smokehouse, the products I got a
surprise for these guys. They’re gonna love this. – [Dan] Lance, you’re
always the cook. – Yeah.
– He is. He is the chef. He’s the winter chef. – That time of year.
– Yep. – You know, some day we should
have a winter chef cookoff. And I know another guy, I think his name is
Shotgun Schaffer. – [Lance] And the loser
has to play a spell out. – No, Speak Out.
– Speak Out. I’m not putting a damn one of
them things in my mouth again. – Wow, what happens if
you can’t out cook him? – I can out cook ’em. I’ll get the judges. (laughing) – [Larry] Well you’re doing
a pretty good job today, I’ll tell ya that Lance. – [Lance] Chop chop. – [Larry] Oh look at
those grill marks. – [Man] Oh that’s pretty. – [Lance] Burgers’ ribs. – [Larry] Boys we are
gonna be eating like kings. – Holy moly. Rocky. – This is fishing right here. Ice fishing at its finest. – [Man] Come on you guys. – I just put that chub on there. Remember I got that real tiny
treble hook on there too. – There we go.
– Got him? Good job. Walleye or perch? – [Justin] A little
bigger than a perch. Not sure. Oh walleye, get him! – Whoa, nice save! That was an absolutely
awesome save. Wow, it’s a good thing
you got that heater going in that clam shack there,
I’ll tell you that. Wow. Let that one go. And I just put
that chub on there. Or a sucker on there. Wow, nice save. I’ll go get you a bait again. – Chubs! Whoo! (men groaning) (laughing) – That’s a good fish, huh? Better’n the last one, I hope. – [Jarrid] Maybe. That’s a walleye. – [Larry] It is a walleye, huh? Now you just caught
that small pike and you didn’t even.
– Oh! Hold on. There we go. – [Larry] You just
caught that small pike. And you just went to set
that minnow back in there. It’s gotta be a little
better walleye, huh? – [Jarrid] Yes, a nice one. If you’ll go ahead and take
that line a little bit. Yep. – [Man] Fighting pretty good. – Here we go.
– There you go. Hold that up.
– Hey, there we go. – Oh, I like the
colors on that fish. – What a nice, beautiful, gold northern Minnesota
walleye there. (Larry laughing) – [Man] Lively one. – He is. – [Man] Do they come
outta the shallow water, I mean you can’t blame ’em. – No, I know it is amazing. Again, there’s only
two feet of water underneath the ice here and how these fish are
just stacked up in here. – And they don’t come
in real nosing it. It seems like they’re, like I said I was just
setting it back down there and just there it was, gone. (group laughing) – What a great way
to end the day. You know catching a pile
of crappies all day long. You know ‘course we
got here late too, because of the weather. We didn’t get to you guys ’til probably 10:30
in the morning. So yeah, I mean
this is pretty nice. I mean and this is our first
ice fishing trip of the year that we’ve been on. I mean we’ve had so
much wind at home that we haven’t gotten
anything to freeze up real good until the last couple days. – Yeah baby. I had a lotta fun with you guys. – Hey I’ll tell you what, I’ll
go get you another minnow. – Oh, alright, cool. – Hey, and you know what? Another thing, you know why I’m gonna go get
you another minnow? – Because I need another one? – No, well that’s one thing, but the other thing
is, that your wife made absolutely awesome
Christmas cookies. – Oh well thank you, she’ll be pleasant to hear that. – I love them Christmas cookies. – Thank you, thank you. – Now what do you got? – About to find out here. – [Both] Whoo! – What do you got on
that one for bait? – Ah, I got a, I think
put a fathead on this one. – Come on, let’s
see a big perch. Why do I smell hair burning? Right? Do I smell hair burning? – [Man] It’s the hot box there. – [Larry] Right. (laughs) – There we go.
– Oh there we go. Hey, we gotta hold that one up. What a, again, what an
awesome way to end a day. Our first day on the ice,
actually shooting the show today and crappie catching
all morning long and now it’s been walleyes
and pike and perch. Not too shabby. – No, it’s a great day. – Hey, you know what’s
really, it’s a shame that Alice had to work
today, you know? I mean you actually got to
say a few words this time. – She missed out on a good one. – She did. (laughing) Nice job. – [Man] Come on Larry! – I didn’t wanna be
left out there alone. (men laughing) – Are you okay? – [Man] You made it. (man speaks off mic) – Oh I’m fine. (men laughing) It’s a good thing I’m
still a young guy. That was awesome. Hey I’ll tell you what Justin, we had just an
absolutely awesome time. You put us on great crappies, came out here this afternoon,
we caught a buncha walleyes, caught some pike, just
an incredible day. You know what,
just like last time we fished with you and
Alice, we had a great time. And Eric, you know
what, thank you. – Hey, thank you. – And I’ll tell you
what, we will be back to fish with you real soon. And we’re not gonna
tell everybody what we’re gonna be doing. Lance, always a pleasure.
– Good time Larry, – Right there.
– A good time. – And hey, you know what? Since we had such a
great time with ya, and I’ll tell ya, I got a special treat for ya. Here is a gift package
from our good friends over at Mike’s Country Meats. Look at that you guys. You can take that home with ya, and enjoy it for the holidays. Now anybody that wants,
they can order these. All they gotta do is
call Mike’s Country Meats up in Tigerton, or
go online and order. But that is, there’s some
sweet stuff in there. – Well that’s gonna be hidden. – I’m gonna give this to you. Right? And I’ll tell you what,
I got one more thing. You know what? We had some of the finest
fishing here in Minnesota, but guess what? I’ve got something from you, the finest thing that
comes out of Wisconsin, it’s called, guess what? The Badger Sportsman Magazine. It’s the finest
magazine in Wisconsin. And I’m gonna give
each one of ya, I’ll give you one of them, give you one of them. – Thank you. – And you one of them.
– Thank you sir. You know what? Again, what a great day. And you know all I can
really say to end this day, what a great day to be alive. Hey, if anybody wants to
get ahold of ya Justin, how can they do it? – They can go on
WheezyOutdoors.com or look us up and
actually phone number is 218-402-0086. And we’ll be happy to take ya. – Hey, make sure everybody
checks our new website out and all of our
social media avenues. And again, remember, what a great day to be alive. (man babbling) – Larry, speak up a little bit. I can’t quite hear you. You lost the bet, now. – Hey, I don’t
think it’s very fair that I gotta read the whole
Badger Sportsman Magazine and you lost, you only
had to read three lines. And I gotta read
the whole magazine. – [Lance] Quit your whining
and start reading the magazine. – Oh come on. Ay yi yi. Interesting. (babbling) – This is gonna be
a long ride home. Might relieve him
of that bet shortly. (Larry babbling)

10 thoughts on “Ice Fishing Walleye and Crappie in Minnesota

  1. Good show my man good show. Fish and fun sounds like a good time. Thanks for the entertainment. I'll be waiting for the next show. Fish on have fun

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