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    How To Fish Finesse Jigs (The Best Ways) | Bass Fishing
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    How To Fish Finesse Jigs (The Best Ways) | Bass Fishing

    September 19, 2019

    Glenn: How do you like that? A finance jig. A little finesse jig. Come here, you. There we go. Come here, you. Give me your face. Look at that, right on the roof of the mouth. Finesse jigging. Hey folks, Glenn May here with And today, I wanna talk to you a little bit
    about finesse jigs and how to fish them. Yeah, these are really a unique kind of jig
    compared to your normal flipping and casting jigs. And everybody should have these in your tackle
    box. And let me just show you what this looks like
    here. You see that? The strands, the front strands are a lot shorter. The other strands, it’s thinner. It’s not as bulky, not as thick. It’s a small, compact bait. That’s what you want. These are to be used in the traditional sense
    of the word. These are great when fishing is really slow
    and you have to finesse the fish to bite. This is when they bite, they’re not aggressive,
    they’re kinda lethargic hanging out near the bottom. They may be hanging out near cover but they’re
    not gonna run out and chase down your baits that are going by them. You’re gonna have to work ’em hard. When traditional jigs are a bit too bulky,
    this is a nice, compact size, anywhere you would throw, say, tube baits, darter head
    jigs. I’ve been throwing finesse jigs for over 30
    years. I have found a variety of different ways to
    fish them in a variety of different situations. I wanna take you through that today. I’m gonna really key on two main different
    ways of doing it. One is the traditional finesse style of fishing
    that everybody does. I’m gonna start off with that and then I’m
    gonna show you another way to fish it that some people may not have considered and I
    think you’re gonna like it. So let’s start off with how to fish it, the
    traditional finesse fishing, starting off with rigging. Okay, so with finesse fishing, that conjures
    up an image of light line fishing with spinning tackle. And you’re right, that’s what I have here. This is a 7-foot, medium power, fast-action
    rod. It’s got a lot of tip to it, a lot of give. And you’re gonna need that because you’re
    fishing a light line. And traditionally, finesse jigs have a light
    wire hook. So the key about this with the reel here is
    it doesn’t matter too much about the gear ratio on it. Because you’re not fishing it fast, so you
    don’t need a high-speed reel. What I’m most interested in is a nice, smooth
    drag. Make sure you get yourself a reel that’s got
    a real good drag system in it that’s nice and…see, nice and smooth. That’s what you want when you’re fishing these
    jigs because when the fish is pulling and fighting on you, you gotta let the rod and
    the line all work together with the drag so you don’t break anything. And guys, don’t be afraid to downsize to 6-pound
    test. You know, I used 10-pound for a long, long
    time, I was real nervous about it. I was afraid of breaking off and losing fish. After a few years of doing that, I finally
    got up the courage to try 8-pound tests. Ooh, big step. And I thought for sure I’d be breaking off
    more fish or having to tie a lot more often because the line just can’t handle it. Well, I got enough confidence over that over
    the years where none of those issues actually surfaced. I’m telling you guys, 6 pounds, 6.2-pound
    line, once you work yourself up to it, if you can use 6-pound, that’s definitely gonna
    make a big difference. Okay, so on it, I’ve got here a Booyah finesse
    jig. What I like here about this jig head, look
    at the ball, look at the shape of it. It’s a ball head jig. And I’m throwing it in rocks and cover in
    this particular instance. The ball head jig, it doesn’t get hung up
    in the rocks as much. It doesn’t have any protrusions, it doesn’t
    have an odd shape that can wedge itself in the rocks, so that helps reduce hang-ups. And the other thing is, look, see that? The line ties on the top. I’m telling you guys, this is absolutely critical
    when you’re fishing rocks. If you’ve got the line tie in the front, what
    happens is if the bait falls down in the rocks then it’s gonna wedge itself in there. And when you pull to try to get it out, all
    you’re gonna do is you’re gonna tighten it right up against the rock and you’re not gonna
    get it out. If the line ties on the top, a lot of times
    you can get the lure to come out the way it fell into the rocks just by that line tie,
    the nature of it being at the top. So that’s critical. This is really good for fishing in the rocks. This is good for fishing in light weeds, light
    cover, that sorta thing. It’s not designed here to fish in heavy, heavy
    cover but that’s not what we’re doing with this finesse style of fishing. So that’s the gear and that’s the reason why
    I rig it up the way I do. I’ve got a trailer on here, just a small craw
    trailer which helps add in the fall, it slows it down and gives it a more natural look. That’s how I rig it. Now let’s go fishing. There we are. Little guy, he thinks he’s big. That’ll work. Couldn’t stand my little finesse jig. See that? Right on the roof of the mouth. Little guy but they’re fun. All right, so for finesse jigging, as you
    see out here, it’s kind of a rocky bank, rocky shoreline, fairly steep drop. I’m sitting here in about 16, 17 feet of water. Drops off pretty quickly and it’s got these
    big boulders in between everything, great place to fish. This is a great place, normally you would
    fish, say, a tube jig or a football head jig with a twin tail grub, something like that. This is where the finesse jig really shines. The thing is when you throw it out here, first
    one I’m gonna tell you is when you’re jigging it back, you lift it up off the bottom but
    don’t lift it up very far. Because on a steep grade like this, see, it’s
    like this…the lure, you lift it up a little bit and then it travels out, and then it’s
    got a further way to fall. So it’s actually dropping more than the amount
    you lift it up. So you don’t have to lift it up, you don’t
    have to do this big movement. It’s subtle movements. That’s the beauty of fishing the finesse jig. So the first thing you wanna do…I’m gonna
    show you a couple different methods of fishing this. First thing you wanna do is just cast it out
    there and when it hits the water, let it go on slack line and watch it very carefully. You’re watching the line for any twitches,
    jumps, or maybe the line’s going into the water and suddenly starts accelerating, something
    like that. That’s usually a fish on the line, so you
    probably wanna set the hook. If you’re not exactly sure how deep it is,
    what you might wanna do is start a countdown method. Throw it out there and just go, “One, two,
    three…” you know, until it hits the bottom. And keep doing that. Pretty soon you get a pretty good idea, say
    between four and five is the bottom, for example. Now another time you cast it out there and
    after two, it stops falling, well, chances are a fish hit it. Or at the converse, you go, “Three, four,
    five, six, seven, eight…” Well, you better set the hook there, bubba,
    because that fish is taking off on you, okay? So, you know, that’s a good way of paying
    attention and detecting a bite, even on a slack line. You gotta be a line watcher and pay attention
    to how long it takes before that jig hits the bottom. Now, once it hits the bottom, it’s a couple
    different retrieves. I like to throw it out here, let it hit the
    bottom. And after it does, even though I’ve been watching
    the line, sitting on the bottom right now, even though I’ve been watching it very closely
    to make sure I have a bite, I still reel down, I give it a little feel just to see. Because sometimes, a fish will follow it and
    it hits the bottom and he’ll suck it up and you’ll never see it or feel it. So I always check to make sure there’s not
    a fish there on the other end. I can tell there isn’t, so what I’ll do is
    I’ll just give what I just told you, a little lift, not much. Here I’m just gonna lift the rod tip up a
    couple of inches and then let it go right back down. And I’m falling on slack line, I am reeling
    up the slack line. But I’m letting it fall straight down on slack
    line. Let it sit for a second, lift it back up again,
    and let it drop. It’s very subtle, it’s not big, sweeping movements. You’re just trying to get it to hop along
    the bottom. And a lot of times, the fish will track it
    and they’ll hit as it’s falling. So every time you lift up, expect that there’s
    gonna be a fish on the other end in the line. So another way of fishing it, here it’s on
    the bottom, is I’ll just get my rod tip down and I’ll just drag it on the bottom. Use the rod and just kinda drag it along the
    bottom. And then reel up the slack, let it sit there
    for a couple of seconds, and then drag it on the bottom a little bit again and reel
    up the slack. And sometimes, you may have to wait and wait
    and wait between pauses there before you reel it up. If the bite is really slow, you gotta slow
    it way down, which brings me to my next method of fishing it. And that is crawling it. It’s very similar but you really wanna just
    go over every little teeny pebble, every little rock, every little piece of wood, whatever’s
    on the bottom. Let it sit on the bottom. And all’s I do is a keep my rod tip up a little
    bit so I can feel it and I can lift it up and over the bottom. But I just use the reel and I slowly just
    pop it up over things. That’s all I’m doing, just barely moving along. And this could take a long time to retrieve
    it. I’m not gonna bore you with doing the full
    retrieve, but it can take you several minutes, three, four, five minutes for one retrieve. But you’re just crawling it on the bottom. When you feel a little rock or pebble, you
    just kinda lift up on the rod tip like I just did and hop it up over it. You’re making it look like a little crawfish
    making its way along the bottom and being as natural as possible. And a lot of times, the fish will just suck
    it up and you’ll feel the spongy weight on the other end. You’re throwing a 3/8-ounce bait, suddenly
    it feels a quarter ounce and little spongy? Well, it’s probably a fish. It can be weeds. If you’re not familiar with that bite, you
    might end up picking up a lot of weeds until you get used to it. But swings are free, there’s nothing wrong
    with swinging every now and then. So let me show you another way to bring it
    back. This is more of kind of a swim style. You throw it out, you let it hit the bottom. And now you’re gonna reel it but you wanna
    keep it just off the bottom as you’re reeling it. So lift it up and now I’m just slowly reeling
    it. And every once in a while, you hit bottom,
    you lift up a little bit, keep your rod tip up so you can keep it up off the bottom. As it gets closer to the boat, you can start
    to bring your rod tip down to keep it down next to the bottom. But you’re just letting it kinda swim along. And it’s a subtle way…this works really
    well, say for example, you’ve been throwing crank baits and the crank bait dies off, that
    bite dies off, switch to this method. And the bite usually picks right back up again. It’s a great way to keep catching fish. One more is kind of a deviation of that, that
    you throw it out. And here, you don’t let it hit the bottom
    but we lift up, let it drop, lift up, let it drop. And you’re just kinda yo-yo-ing it back to
    the boat, that’s all you’re doing. Never let it hit the bottom but you’re just
    kinda swimming it in a yo-yo kinda fashion. Again, a lot of times the fish will hit it
    as it’s falling, so pay real close attention to that line and be ready to set the hook
    at any time. I’ve had fish come right up to the boat and
    right as I’m lifting it out of the water will smack it right there. I don’t know why they’ll wait till that last
    minute but it about gives me a heart attack every time they do that. But great way to fish it. So those are a couple different ways to fish
    a finesse jig in the traditional finesse style. I’m going through it kinda quick for you but
    the speed, you’ll have to figure out what the fish want. And a lot of times when you’re fishing this,
    you gotta slow it way down. Like I said, it takes several minutes to do
    a full retrieve. So practice with that speed and how long it’s
    gonna take you to get that lure back before the fish tell you exactly how they want it. All right, so that was finesse fishing, traditional
    style. Spinning gear, open-water. Now I wanna show what I do with finesse jigs,
    a little bit different than maybe some people think. And that’s basically what I would normally
    do flipping and pitching with jigs but I lighten up a little bit and I fish a little bit different
    cover. A little bit better. That’s all right. Here we go. Come here. There we go, look at that. You think he wanted it? Look at that, he wanted it. That’s a finesse jig for you, guys. So first of all, what we’re doing here is
    I’m using, instead of…you know, a traditional flipping outfit would be, you know, a flipping
    rod that’s heavy action, long, with stout 50-pound, 65-pound braid, something like that. We’re gonna lighten up a little bit in the
    true sense of the finesse. This is a medium-heavy, 7-foot, medium-heavy
    action rod. It’s a little bit lighter action. Here I’m using Seaguar 20-pound flipping line. Actually, it’s 25-pound flipping line. It’s fluorocarbon. And the big reason for that…and I’ll get
    to that in just a second but that’s what I’m using. And then the reel, I’m not so much interested
    in the speed on the reel as I am the drag. This has about 16, 15 pounds of drag on it. Real strong reel, that’s what you need for
    flipping and pitching. And I’m just using, you know, a 1/2 ounce
    finesse jig in this case, you know. It’s very similar to the one I just had but
    a little bit bigger, right? So that’s the setup. We’re not doing spinning gear anymore, we’re
    heavying up a bit. But it’s not the full flipping and pitching
    rig like you would think in the traditional sense. The reason being is, you know, this is a nice,
    small, compact bait. And the traditional flipping jigs, they’re
    big, they’re bulky. And they have, you know, big trailers on them. Great when the fish are buried up in the cover
    and you need to dig ’em out and you need a lot of bulk to do that and get their attention
    and the fish are actively feeding. Finesse jigging comes in style or comes into
    play when the fish, the bite is off. They’re not really chasing baits, they’re
    not actively smacking your lure as it’s falling down, you know, down in cover. The other thing is when you’re flipping and
    pitching, you bring your boat right up on top of the cover and you’re just in pitching
    distance, maybe 6, 7 feet away, right? Or pitching a little bit further away, you
    know, so flipping, pitching, you’re only, at the most, maybe 20 feet away. That’s a really long pitch. Most people are a lot closer than that, 10
    to 15 feet away. In this case, what we’re doing is I’m taking
    the boat and I’m positioning it off away from the cover and I’m pitching it to the edge
    of the cover. You wanna pull off away. You don’t wanna get a 20-foot boat right on
    top of the fish when they’re real finicky. That can scare ’em off. So in this case, we’ll pull away from the
    cover. Again, we’re using the fluorocarbon line because
    braid…you know, if the fish are real finicky, it’s a real slow fall, you’re moving it slightly
    on the bottom, slow movements. You’re giving the fish time to examine your
    bait and then the whole setup. And braid, you can’t hide it. Braid just looks unnatural. Fluorocarbon has less visibility, it’s a low-vis
    line, it’s less apt to look unnatural to the fish. Twenty-five pound because we’re still throwing
    it real close to cover or just on the inside of it, right on the edge, you know, cover
    like you may see in the background here, bushes, flooded timber, things like that. You are just not throwing it into the heavy
    cover and right in the midst of it, like you would with 50, 65-pound braid. I hope that makes sense. So we’re positioning that boat out there,
    pitching it out there, letting it fall. I set my slack line, watch your line very
    carefully. Occasionally they do hit it on the fall. But usually, it happens after you’ve got it
    on the bottom. You let it sit for a while and you lift up
    and then, bap, they’ll hit it. It’s like they come up and look at it but
    they’re not willing to commit. And then you give it a little movement and
    they’ll hit it, that happens a lot. Sometimes it happens when you’re pulling it
    away from cover. As you’re reeling back up, for whatever reason
    it triggers them to come up and hit it before it gets out of the water. You would think they’re not chasing bait but
    they do that on the smaller jigs. And I don’t have an explanation for it but
    just be ready for that because sometimes they’ll surprise you right at the boat. There we go! Keri: Woa! Hello. Doorbell Glenn: Ooh! Keri: Good Fish. Glenn: Ho ooh. Come here you. Come here. Come here baby. Keri: That’s a nice fish. Glenn: There we go! Keri: Big fatty! Glenn: Has grass in his face. I’m tell ya, if you don’t think finesse
    jigs catch good fish, there you go. Ate that thing. Look at that. Nice. Look at the gut on that fish. Let him go on this side. Anyway, that is the different ways to fish
    a finesse jig. I hope those tips help. For more tips and tricks and for the answers
    to all your questions about bass fishing, visit

    Take a kid fishing. Mentored Youth Trout Day Southeast PA.
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    Take a kid fishing. Mentored Youth Trout Day Southeast PA.

    September 17, 2019

    hey guys today was a mentored youth
    program here in this part of Pennsylvania made me and my two sons we
    fished as another mentor and my buddy Ron from ahmedabad outdoors and check
    the link out below to his channel also we have extra footage of a little girl
    catching the biggest fish today stay tuned to see that at the end of this
    video thank you for watching and time irons everybody let’s go fishin
    next time look we got one but I caught it so it’s got to go back we got one says yep you still on the
    challenge yeah I did yeah it was barely hooked and
    I jerked it up out of reaction I said hey the Roger to meet you so I had to
    throw it back let’s on camera we’ll go to the other
    side one one one more I almost had to – caught one Lossman him and his other tip
    and I bet they caught 20 they should give lessons yeah oh he no wrong yeah it’s deceiving shallow I walked we
    walked down to that curve we walked down to the bend right there it’s six inches
    deep yep ice of course on foot this cameras
    caught y’all a couple of times y’all okay with it I mean I don’t work for
    something up I don’t wanna put something up yeah well I always get permission you
    know I don’t want it alright well wouldn’t you gotta go okay
    all right I’ll check it out you’re welcome to with blue collar fishing team
    extreme or a Big East outdoors those guys that give lessons then watch
    them kill it although in ecology you know I found them got to him got
    here Jesus Christ valises kitsch
    tell me what’s going on me too talk to the camera what just happened to us spicy crickets for dinner grab Neil look
    we got one but I caught it so it’s going to go back so but hey Sarge we get this a little Channel well we finally got a s’more hey I got another buyer I didn’t read
    you this might leave the ticket so I got another bite right there just trick or
    mutton well both teams have one fish on the
    board unfortunately I was alone for our team
    who brought ashore so the adult trout open wasn’t until last
    week he’s up you know and you guys are killing it you give
    lessons so those guys could give lessons then watch them kill it all there we
    caught up again it out right now on the dock you got here is
    that you yeah the thing yesterday they didn’t stop
    Monocacy yet the two they thought for this program
    was here and the Lully hi now ago another there’s a explains why they were
    catching them over there there’s a bunch of structure then the fish won’t be there I said jump
    the fish like the major let’s put it in the sack move the sack snag lose it that sucks cuz I don’t want that color
    then I’m back to put on my last minute what a mess huh no well that’ll be yeah that’ll be
    is 2/4 yep everything now is catching paid for that fish and once that was
    this was some charity fishing yeah
    once they donated their spot right here we’re supposed to leave at noon yeah hey
    we finished up a half-hour early that’s right well we got a drive Sarge off her
    we got a drive Sarge on for the house first these cars in the house I gotta go
    get avocados hi guys last class so 12 more my guys
    last cast is like a woman’s five more minutes we’re gonna go just fast enough to stay
    off the bottom with Hey gotta get something on camera – yes it
    was we’ve already got their limit extreme outdoors or team extreme Big
    East yeah you need this that later I’ll clean them in the basements here
    Bobby thank you yep thank you that’s a nice one Oh what yeah high school they called by the
    girl like a girl nice fish

    Scott Bonnema Answers Your Questions About the New Minn Kota Ultrex
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    Scott Bonnema Answers Your Questions About the New Minn Kota Ultrex

    September 11, 2019

    Hi, Minn Kota pro Scott Bonnema here. Wanna talk to you today a little bit about
    the brand new Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor – recently released in the marketplace. A few of the Bassmaster Elites have had the
    opportunity to use them lately. I’ve had the opportunity now to use it for
    a few weeks, in tournaments as well. I found that, doing a lot of the on the water demonstrations
    and discussions with anglers, there’s a lot of questions and I want to just try to point
    out a few things real quick for you. First off, the Ultrex is an independent unit. It is operational regardless of which ultra
    sonic SONAR unit you’re using. The GPS technology is built into the head
    of the trolling motor and it has accuracy to within a 3-foot circle. So when we hit Spot-Lock, we have the ability
    to stay in that exact position. The other thing that you’ll find is that you
    operate it exactly the same was as you utilize your standard units today – the Fortrex for
    example. The difference is it has a cable steer as
    well as electronic control in the head of the unit which allows us to have power steering,
    so it’s really easy to use. There’s no fighting the trolling motor and
    it’s exceptionally fast. We’re gonna dump it in the water in a few
    minutes and show you how that works. But having said that, the other function or
    feature that we have, is a handheld remote. So all the operations of the trolling motor
    from the foot can also be done now remotely from anywhere within the boat. So if you have your family with you, or if
    it’s really rough and you just wanna stand in the back and fish, you can Spot-Lock it,
    you can adjust the speed, move forward, reverse, etc. from the handheld remote. It also tells you the GPS signal strength
    you have, it tells you how much power you have within your batteries, as well as the
    speed and position. So that’s just a handheld remote that you’ll
    start to see bass anglers start to use in the future. The unit’s available with a 45-inch shaft,
    a 52-inch shaft, or a 60-inch shaft. As a bass angler, I’ve always liked to stay
    with the shorter shaft, but as an example I’m planning to go with a 52-inch model now
    with a 112-lb. system for next year, because when you are in the big waves, and you really
    want to use that S pot-Lock technology if it’s real windy as an example, that allows you
    to stay in the water. A thing I want to point out though that’s
    a huge benefit of this – because we have an electric motor, and cable steering, when we’re
    in real rough water now, we can hit Spot-Lock we don’t have to stand in the front we can
    kind of step back a little bit if we want and have a little more comfort in our fishing
    but because that cable motor is there, when we set its location, it stays locked in that
    position. So if it comes up and down out of the water,
    the trolling motor does not fight back and forth – it just stays in one locked position
    and goes up and down. It automatically will move left or right to
    keep us on that position. A huge feature when you’re actually in the
    water fishing with it. So again – handheld technology, high speed
    movements, precision locking, GPS technology, built into the unit, available in 80- or 112-lb
    thrust technology – I think you’re gonna find it to be an awesome tool. One of the other quesitons I get is guys saying,
    “hey – I’ve got a Fortrex. You know, what do I do? Do I keep that Fortrex, do I buy a new Ultrex?” My recommendation to guys – because this is
    such a game changer, and truly will change the way we fish, I’d recommend, guys, keep
    your Fortrex…keep it as a back up unit – just in case something were to happen on the water
    and you break something. We have the ability to take the allen wrench
    out, and with this new bracket design we can slide the Ultrex out and/or we can put the
    Fortrex onto it, and lock it in place. So we can utilize the same bracket for the
    Fortrex if we needed to have it. So again – keep it as a spare unit. Put it on only in the case of an emergency,
    and you’re good to go. So let’s dump in the water and we’ll go show
    you how simple it is to use. Ok so we’re on the water. I wanted to show you quickly some of the simple
    features of this new Ultrex. It comes standard with stainless steel, plastic-coated
    cables for control. It has the same heavy-duty bracket that Minn
    Kota’s had for a long time with lift-assist, one-handed operation, locking feature, for
    stowing, and deploying the trolling motor. The transducer is built into each and every
    unit – it’s got a built-in Universal Sonar into the unit. The difference you’re gonna see right away
    is that the whole head will move. Because it’s an electric, power-steering style
    unit – we have a power switch here to turn the power on or off – simply turn the power
    on, and now we have sensor controls in the head and so we can simply, with one finger,
    operation, the harder you push, the quicker it responds. Very very fast. And very quiet. Operate it exactly the same way you would
    operate your standard Fortrex units – you got the power control built into the foot
    pedal, directional controls – very simple. In addition, we have the speed setting on
    the side. So you operate it just as you always would
    have. The difference is Spot-Lock technology. Now that I have found a spot – let’s say I’m
    fishing – all I do, literally, is tap this button. You notice on the control that the Spot-Lock
    function is now enabled. This trolling motor will now stay within a
    3-foot circle as to its location, and will automatically make that adjustment. You see it operating on its own right now. So depending upon the wind – whether it’s
    wind or current – if you find that location, it will automatically stay at that spot. It automatically ramps up or decreases the
    speed for the trolling motor to stay at that location. One of the questions we’ve been getting is,
    “well does that really chew up the battery?” The reality is no – it uses less battery because
    it’s slowly ramping up and slowly backing off instead of high speed movements – so it’s
    very, very smooth in its operation. It’ll use less battery in the long run. To get out of Spot-Lock – so now I’m fishing,
    I can literally walk around in the boat, I can go retie, maybe, as an example, I just
    fished a tournament, caught a fish, it was very windy, I hit Spot-Lock, literally walked
    away, went back, did the fish management in the live wells, walked right back up, made
    another cast, caught another fish – I did that three consecutive times. No other technology would allow me to do that. So it’s that simple. Now let’s say I wanna move over. All I do to get out of Spot-Lock is just touch
    the pedal. Once I’ve done that, Spot-Lock is now disengaged,
    and I’m moving. I can go anywhere I want to go. Once I get to another spot, all I do is tap
    the button. Now those are the simple ways of operation
    that we would do as a normal bass angler. The same functions can be done from this handheld
    remote. So if I wanna stand in the back of the boat,
    let my buddies up front, or my kids, or if I just want to operate the boat from the back,
    I can do all of those same functions from the handheld remote. I’ve got high speed bypass, I’ve got jogging
    capabilities – and that’s what the handheld will allow you to do. It shows you the speed, the trolling motor,
    if it’s running, it’s location, it’ll show you within a foot-and-a-half of where you’re
    at from the spot that you put into it. The other thing that the remote allows you
    to do, is you can put in sixteen separate spots. So if you have sixteen different areas, you
    can hit GoTo spot number 1, as long as you’re within a quarter mile of that spot, this trolling
    motor will automatically go to that spot and stay within a three-foot circle of where you
    had entered it. It also has the ability within the remote
    to put in sixteen tracks – and you can put sixteen tracks, each up to two-miles long,
    in here. So you would record it, and then end it, and
    then you can recall those standard in the control. One of the additional features that we have
    on these models is called i-Pilot Link. And that’s the function where you would need
    the Humminbird electronics. The trolling motor will link directly to the
    Humminbird units, and in that case, what’s cool about it is that if you have hundreds
    of waypoints, you can simply say “I wanna go to waypoint 422,” and you can point it
    out and it’ll just go to it. And so you’ll be able to operate the same
    functions from your Humminbird unit and link all of your data points to the trolling motor. And that’s a separate feature of the i-Pilot
    Link system that is available in these Ultrex units. So, again, they’re available in 80-pound thrust,
    112-pound thrust technologies, various shaft lengths are available. They also have the ability to upgrade from
    i-Pilot to i-Pilot Link, which will tie you into Humminbird units. Short of that, the trolling motor is completely
    independent and can be operated accordingly. That’s really all there is to it. Simple operation, extremely fast and quiet. It is truly a game changer for the bass fisherman.

    Using Cannon Downriggers to Present Bait Where Fish Can See It
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    Using Cannon Downriggers to Present Bait Where Fish Can See It

    September 2, 2019

    Hi I’m Bill Carson, Field Marketing Manager
    for the Johnson Outdoors fishing group, and representing Humminbird, Minn Kota and Cannon,
    and we’re out here today playing with the Cannons because we want to have the controlled
    depth. The controlled depth meaning that we want
    to go down in the water column where the fish are. They’re setting up at the bottom of the thermocline. We can see the fish here at 25 to 30 or 40
    feet, some of them down to 50 feet. We got it on 2D, we have our down imaging
    over here, and then up on the top we have our chart. So we’re following our chart with our downriggers
    down and we’re doing a controlled depth so that we can try to focus on where these fish
    are and stay on that position in the water column. What we have to remember is that with Cannon,
    the fish’s eyes are on the top of their heads, so they’re looking up. Rarely do they go down to get a bait unless
    they see it go past them and they turn and they can follow it with their eyes and follow
    it down to deeper water to the bottom. But with the downriggers, I can go down to
    where they are where I’m seeing them. I can get right above them and literally have
    that bait right above where the fish’s eyes are. So we’re down at 26 feet here, we’re hooked
    into the clip on the downrigger, and we’re just waiting for a fish to bite one of these
    lines. And it’s gonna happen.

    Women Find Friendship Over Fly Fishing | NBC Nightly News
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    Women Find Friendship Over Fly Fishing | NBC Nightly News

    August 31, 2019


    How To Texas Rig Tube Baits | Bass Fishing
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    How To Texas Rig Tube Baits | Bass Fishing

    August 29, 2019

    Hey, folks. Glenn May here with,
    and today to Texas rig a tube. Now, we’re not using tube jig, I have another video on
    that that shows you how to do that. But let me show you how to Texas rig a tube. This
    requires a little bit different hook. Look at this, this hook’s odd shape, big belly
    to it, big gap. That’s what you want because big, thick bait like this, you want to have
    some room underneath there for that plastic to get out of the way when you set the hook.
    So you use a hook like this. Notice we’ve got a couple things here. The
    shank is at an angle and you have these barbs here too. So when you first look at it and
    you look at this bait, you’re like, “What am I supposed to do here? How do I do this?
    Do I try to push this in this way or what?” Let me show you. The first thing you want to do is line up
    the hook the way it’s supposed to be on the bait, just like that. See that? Notice that
    the eye is buried in the bait. That’s important because typically, in this type of setup,
    you’re using a bullet head in front of it, bullet sinker, and you want that to be flush
    against the bait. So you want the eye buried inside the bait. So line it up, you get an
    idea of what it’s supposed to look like. Notice also, look at the angle. This is not
    like an EWG hook, where it’s got a straight angle on the eye. It’s at an angle, so you’re
    actually going to go in towards the top and down towards the bottom at about a 45 degree
    angle, so that’s really important to keep that in mind. So instead of just putting the
    hook in straight in like that, like you normally would, we’re going to start up here towards
    the top. And look at that angle, I’m going to put it in about like that. Okay? Now we’re
    just going to thread it all the way on through, and I’m going to push it on down through before
    I twist it. There we go. Now I turn it around. Okay? Perfect. Now let’s take a look and see
    where we’re at. All right, now we’ve got an idea of where
    that hook is supposed to go in: right there. So, make a mark on it with your finger. Bend
    the bait and go in there with about an 90 degree, just perfect right in there, see straight
    up and down. We’re not going in at an angle, it’s straight up and down. Put it right on
    through the bait so it’s flush, just like that. Then all we’re going to do is push the
    bait forward just a little bit and put that hook point right back in the bait just a little
    bit. There. Now, guess what, it’s flush. My finger’s not catching on it. You’re not going
    to catch any weeds, you’re not going to catch any junk on there or get hung up. The bait’s
    ready to go. You’d have your bullet sinker up front. This is perfect for flipping some
    real heavy bush. You’re not going to get hung up and the bass are going to just. . .this
    is candy, man. This is the ticket. Try it out. For more tips like this visit

    iFish Fishing and Boating tips – featuring Catch’n’Release anchor retrieval system
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    iFish Fishing and Boating tips – featuring Catch’n’Release anchor retrieval system

    August 25, 2019

    When you’re fishing over rocks, broken ground or heavy reef, you use a reef pick and I’ve got a really clever system on here called a Catch’n’Release anchor system works a treat, gets your anchor back every time and it protects the reef. So you end your days fishing you go to pull up the anchor and guess what? It’s snagged. But there is a very easy way to get it off. I drop this bit of the device down, feel it go down, Look at that, it’s free. How clever is that The anchor literally gets pulled out, the opposite way that it went in They call it the Catch’n’Release anchor retrieval system for a reason Use this for two reasons – 1 – so you don’t lose your anchor when you get snagged but more importantly, use this system every single time you put the anchor down because it protects the environment, and protects the reef and that’s where all the fish live Brought to you by

    How To Fish Texas Rigged Senkos | Bass Fishing
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    How To Fish Texas Rigged Senkos | Bass Fishing

    August 24, 2019

    There we are. Okay. Come here guy. Got it on a weighted Senko. Come here big guy. Look at that. Tell you what guys, catching here on a Texas
    rigged weighted Senko. I’m gonna show you how to catch fish today
    on it. Just ah, I’m gonna show you how to rig this
    up and what type of equipment you should be using on it. And then I’m going to take you on the water
    and show you the different techniques you can be using for fishing a weighted Texas
    rigged Senko. Hey, folks, Glenn May here with Today, I want to talk to you about fishing
    a Texas Rigged Senko. Not weightless, but with a bullet sinker in
    front of it. You know, if you’re not sure how to rig it
    this way, I’ve got a video that shows you how to do that. It’s linked underneath this video. You can go check that out in a little bit. But right now, I want to talk to you about
    the different gear and the outfit to use this rig. And then I’m going to show you how to fish
    it. So to start with, I’m using a stout, extra
    wide gap hook here. This is a 3/0, might be even a 4/0 hook. Real strong, you want to look for a hook that’s
    called the superline hook or flipping hook. And the reason being is because we’re going
    to be throwing this in some heavy cover. So I’ve got a tungsten weight here. This is a 3/8-ounce weight. You can start off with a 1/4-ounce or maybe
    even 1/8-ounce. But because I’ve been throwing this in some
    heavy cover, you know, some submerged bushes and trees, I want to get it through all those
    branches so I’m using a little bit heavier weight today. I’ve got that tied onto 50-pound braided line. That way, I can get that fish, get him head
    in this way out of all that bush and cover, and I’m going to be able to…if he wraps
    up I’ll still be able to keep a tight line on him, he won’t break me off. The line won’t get nicked and all cut up throwing
    in that heavy stuff. Here’s something else to keep in mind, going
    back to that weight. Even though it’s a 3/8-ounce weight, see the
    slim profile of this bait, it makes an excellent punching bait, really does. You can put a 3/4-ounce weight on here, maybe
    a little bit lighter, and you can punch it through the weeds and matted hydrilla and
    whatnot. You don’t have to use as heavy as a weight
    as you would other types of baits because it’ll go through the cover a lot easier and
    it’ll have a nice slower fall because of that. Got that paired up with a medium-heavy action
    rod, perfect for flipping and pitching, bait casting outfit, now we’re ready to go. Let’s go fishing. Okay, so one of the things I like to do with
    a weighted Senko like this is to use it as a punching bait. Now if you notice, a lot of baits that are
    used for punching are kind of bullet shaped. They’re kind of streamlined. They’re narrower up front than they are in
    the back, that helps them get into the weeds and into that cover a lot easier than say
    a bigger bulky bait like a jig. But if you look at this, the weight is the
    same width as the bait, so that makes it for an excellent punching bait. So on stuff like this, a lot of times, you
    pass it by because you can’t fish it very well, that’s where I pull this rig out. All you got to do is just pitch it in there
    and let it fall right through the cover and then keep a tight line on it. And you want to feel for that bite. A lot of times that bite occurs right when
    it punches through because it’s a reaction type bite. Lift it up through that hole, bring it up
    over the top and let it fall right back in again. And that’s how you work it back to the boat. Just let it find its holes by itself. Lift up on it and see if you can’t feel that
    fish. Lift up on it a little bit and feel for it. If you don’t feel anything, just lift it back
    up again and let it fall through another hole. It’s a great way to fish when the fish are
    buried up underneath stuff like this. They’re holding deep in thick cover. It’s kind of an unorthodox way of using a
    Senko. I mean, yeah, if you got a weighted Senko,
    you can flip and pitch it in other areas where you normally fish jigs and plastics. But I think, it really shines well in places
    like this because it doesn’t have any appendages that’s going to get hung up on any weeds or
    if there happens to be any twigs or branches down there, it’s not going to get hung up
    on any of that stuff so you can bring it through this cover really, really well. So you’re more effective at fishing this area. You’re spending more time fishing it than
    you are getting your bait unstuck off something, you know. So give that a try. Next time you come against cover like this,
    take your punching bait off, put a Senko on it and give it a whirl. For more tips and tricks like this, visit

    How to Pick the Right Fishing Boat | Saltwater Fishing
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    How to Pick the Right Fishing Boat | Saltwater Fishing

    August 18, 2019

    “Hi, my name is Captain Layne Wagner of Hawk
    One Charters. I’ve been a captain for over 40 years. I’ve fished all over the world and now I’m
    up here in Long Island, New York. You can find me online at Hawk One Charters, I’ll be talking to you today about saltwater
    fishing. The saltwater fishing there are three basic
    boats that I’m gonna discuss right now. One is an inshore, bay flats boat, one is
    an offshore, near shore fishing boat and one is a deep sea fishing boat. Now these boats can be interchangeable, but
    they each have their specific use. The inshore bay flats boat goes in shore,
    shallow water fishing, back bays. Then there’s the near off shore which goes
    in deeper water, it’s a little larger, a little stouter a little sturdier, able to take rougher
    water. Then you have your deep sea boat, thirty or
    more feet, tuna, sail fish, sword fish, deep sea fish. So that’s the basic three types of boats there
    are. ”

    Dragging Jigs for Wolf River Walleyes – Walleye Fishing Tips
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    Dragging Jigs for Wolf River Walleyes – Walleye Fishing Tips

    August 18, 2019

    (outdoor rock) Alright team! Charge! (take me out on the
    water…) We eat! Fish eat! (way out in the woods…)
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    And welcome to Larry Smith
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    Holy Moly! (music ends) (music ends) (drum beats) (music) Hey! Welcome to Larry Smith
    Outdoors! Today we brought our
    208 Warrior here to Dowco Hey, Jason! Nice to meet you!
    I’ll tell ya what! You guys
    have some great products, and today we’re
    here getting our bimini top, our fishini top installed. Tell us
    why people should install this on their boat. (jason)
    Well first of all we made the
    top to be be a size for fisherman, so they
    can take their families out.
    Especially keeping you out of the sun.
    Most fisherman want room, they
    want space, Normal bimini tops get in the
    way so you ignore the huge
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    skin cancer is on the rise in
    the US, This enables you to use the top
    more versus just keeping it
    stored in the down position because
    there’s a ton of space with
    this top. Definitely very fisherman
    friendly for sure. Hey Jason,
    can you explain some of the
    benefits of the Fishini top? Sure Larry.
    First thing is it’s made with no rear straps. A
    typical bimini top has a strap
    coming down right here, or a bar that just gets in the
    way when you’re trying to troll
    or cast. This eliminates that using
    tension bars underneath the top to hold it up, along
    with bars in the front. You can
    push it over to the radar position so when you’re not
    using it, it completely leaves
    the back of the boat open in addition to it being quick
    up and down, it has quite a few
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    access storage pocket
    underneath, next there are 4 rod holders for
    quick access to rods, it’s made
    with climate shield plus; our
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    polyester for years of
    durability and use, one inch aluminum
    tubing; much heavier than the
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    steel hardware; for ease of use year round. (larry) Nice! How
    can the people that watch our
    show get ahold of this product? They can go to and search for
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    giving 10% off if they use the
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    Thank you very much! What an
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    for crappie, walleye, northern,
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    species action with just one
    bait! (music) (music) I know, I’m a little bit late!
    But you know something? I’ve
    got my brand new Warrior with my new Envinrude 300, and
    along with my new Dowco cover, I’ll tell ya what! I’m
    traveling in style! The only
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    find somebody to wrap our truck, and to
    design a decent wrap for it. That looks outdoorsy! So if you
    know anybody that wants to take
    that challenge, email us for sure! Got something for ya here!
    (larry) What do you got there? There you go. Whoa! What do we
    have here! Carolina Reaper Pepper. Wow!
    (laughing) And those are Reaper pepper
    eggs! (Larry) Want one today?
    No, I want nothing to do with
    that! Are you serious? I think there’s like heat waves
    coming off of that thing! Holy
    Man! Want one Jon? Nope! (laughing)
    Why is everybody so afraid of
    this!!? They want to see what’s gonna
    happen to you first! I told all
    of them! You want one? Brad will eat
    them! (laughing) There is a little bit of heat
    to them, Shawn. (laughing) He’s got a bite going on there!
    (laughing) He won’t be cold
    today! It get’s hotter as it goes. It keeps going?? It takes 10
    minutes to get to the peak! (music) (music) Hey I’ll tell ya what! Good
    morning and welcome to Larry Smith Outdoors! Today
    we’re up on the Wolf River and
    the water is extremely high. It doesn’t seem like it’s
    gonna stop. But Lance, morning! How’s it
    going? Very good, Larry. Hig water is not a bad thing.
    What it will do is keep these
    fish in the top part of the
    WInnebago system. There’s a lot of forage up here
    so the fish have plenty to eat. And lots of current. Those two
    things fish love. I’m a big river guy, and I know
    you live on the lake and you’d
    rather see these fish back in the lake!
    (lance) Can’t pull you away
    from the river! It’s gonna be my turn this year
    for a while! I would suggest that if you’re looking to catch
    some good walleyes, you come
    and visit the Wolf River. We’re fishing between New
    London and Fremont and there’s
    a couple really good bait shops, you can stop at Johnny’s
    here in New London or go down
    to Ma’s in Fremont. Call them. They’ll tell you the
    information about the bite. Plus you can get good bait.
    What we’re gonna be doing today
    is mostly dragging jigs with half a
    crawler and doing some vertical jigging with
    plastics. Those are the two
    techniques. Lance, you’ve got a bunch of
    guys in your boat, I’ve got a
    bunch of guys in mine. We’ve got a great group today.
    We’ve got our good friends from
    Dowco, and Shawn from Mike’s Country
    Meats is with us! And he brought me some great
    eggs this morning! I see you had one already! Stay
    tuned! Let’s see what happens
    today up here at New London on the Wolf River. (music ends) (rock drums) (music) (music) (music) (cameraman) You only need a
    couple inches. (Brad) Jon, get under there and
    push down. Put your feet up.
    (laughing) (music) (lance) You got it! (inaudible) (music) Watch it! (lance) Get her going! You know something, I love hot food. The other
    thing is look how bundled up you guys
    are! I don’t need to bundle up! When you have this stuff! Mmm! (Jon) Hey Larry, there’s no
    bathrooms out here today. (music) (music) Here we go you guys! What we’re
    doing here is basically just dragging along the river
    here. You try to get the boat
    going at a natural speed. Here he is.
    And we’re not using a net today, cause we forgot it. And plus, most of the fish you
    catch up in the river are mostly males right in that
    14-16 inch range. Perfect eating fish. We’re
    using a weedless jig. Which is crucial. A lot of
    times I’ll trim some of the barbs down on the jig and just because sometimes it’s so
    rough you can’t catch the fish, it’s too stiff.
    I’ll trim some of them down. There we go. Got the first one.
    You know, you got that bite
    down right away! One hookset, reel down and pop
    them in. There you go! Nice job! Good
    job Bradley. Hold that fish up. You see how that bite goes? You
    just let them hang on there. The most important thing to
    have is patience. I’m gonna let it go for a bit,
    you think? Take him. Any time.
    Oh, I said wait! I said take him when I say take
    him! (jon) You said take him! Take him anytime! Let me see
    the replay on that one! (Cameraman) He said take him.
    (Larry) Watch yourself, boys! Trees. Watch your head. Ha ha! Yeah, I’ll admit my
    stomach is turning a little bit. Kinda feels like
    a volcano inside my stomach. That’s when you know
    it’s a good egg! Nice job, Brad! I knew you had
    that one! Those fish shifted around the
    corner now. That’s the key to
    just drifting stay right on them. Gonna give
    him the super flip? We don’t have a net. I think
    Dowco should start making nets! That’s a nice
    fish! Nice fish! Very nice fish for the river!
    Whoo! Watch the trees, Brad! (music) Nice fish! Watch that stick on
    the motor! Stick on the motor! Break that
    sucker right off! There you go. That’s a nice fish. That’s
    about as big as I like to keep them right there.
    Perfect. About 17 inches. Perfect. (music) I’m gonna feed this one some
    line. See what happens. Still there.
    There we go! No that one just didn’t feel
    right so I fed him some line Interesting. We just went by
    some guys up there and they’re
    using plastics and they almost have their
    limits. It’s typical when you get cold nights, nice
    fish, that the crawler bite takes a little
    longer to come on. For me, when you have a lot of
    people in the boat, dragging with the weedless is
    the way to go. When you get cooler nights, it
    takes a little longer for the bite to come on. Bite coming on now! That’s 2
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    Vexilar! (music) (drag slipping) Nice job! Whoo ho Jon! Alright! You’re on the board! See that time I told you to
    take him and you took him.
    Before you were a little early. Is that what it was? I gotta
    listen to you more. (laughing) You didn’t know that? (laughing) You barely had him, too! Jon,
    why don’t you tell us a little
    bit more about some of the products
    you guys have coming out. The new Fishini top, and the covers for the boats, you have
    some innovative stuff going on. Tell us more about Dowco. Brad and I were kinda hoping for
    some rain, usually you don’t
    want that when you’re fishing
    but we just put the new Fishini top
    on for you yesterday when you
    were at Dowco. I appreciate that. We’re trying
    to create products for the fisherman and the
    boater. This industry hasn’t
    been innovated for a lot of
    years. We’re bringing products that,
    number one, meet the customer’s
    needs above and beyond we’re trying to do things that
    aren’t being done by other
    people, and that are a little bit more
    valuable than the standard
    product line. There’s not a lot
    that’s been changed in a boat cover in a
    lot of years. (Larry) You ain’t
    kidding! That’s why I haven’t
    used one for the last 5-6 years. The neat thing
    about it is, you have a brand
    new Warrior Boat like this and you fish it hard,
    but that’s not what’s hard on a
    boat. The UV, the weather that hits
    this boat, so the more you can put that cover
    on the boat, you’re really
    gonna save your investment on
    this boat. It could be 2-3 thousand
    dollars difference by the time
    you get ready to sell this boat. From a covered boat versus an
    uncovered one. We trying to help you protect
    your investment and everything
    that’s in the boat. It gives you storage while
    traveling. (music) (cameraman) Stomach
    must be on the mend there Smith! I feel better now! 3M has a new soda out. It’s
    pretty good. See that? Found it on the bank… (music) Surprise me. I think it’s a
    sheephead. Watch that tree. I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s a walleye! A decent one
    too! Watch the trees above your
    heads! That’s the deal with the
    river! I better wait to wheel him in
    then! Incoming! There you go! Nice job! Hey
    Shawn, why don’t you tell us about
    Mike’s Country Meats; the finest jerky on the planet. Well my
    mother in law and father in law started the
    company about 15-16 years ago
    and they actually started in Camblesport. Three years ago we expanded and
    moved up to Tigerton. We make 6 flavors of jerky
    ranging in flavor from the
    regular to the hottest stuff that you can stand!
    (larry) I love that stuff!
    (laughing) Right now we’re actually
    working on one new flavor,
    hopefully within the next 6 months or so
    we can actually get it into
    production. Keep your eyes open on our
    website for news of that. (music) Here we go! We got competition!
    Lance is down river and they’ve got 7 we’ve got 9 this
    will be ten. Uh oh! That fish went in a snag! He
    did! I got him out! He went right
    into that tree! I can’t believe I got him out of that branch. Nice fish right there! The
    interesting part about this is how you
    visualize this. The fish are facing up river.
    So what happens, they come by the jig going down stream,
    they grab the back of that crawler. Every time you
    feel the thrust on the rod that fish is turning, turning,
    turning. I usually give them 6 pulls.
    Then they’re finally swimming all the way downstream and then
    they will inhale the bait. Patience is the key. Let them
    hang on. Most guys set the hook too soon. The fish are still turning and
    trying to make it down stream. And they only have the crawler
    and not the hook. More time is better than less. You almost
    can’t give them enough time. Decent fish. Hey! You know
    what? We’re ahead of Lance! Yeah, we are friends, but
    there’s always competition! You know this when it comes to
    fishing! You should know that by now! I
    feel a lot better now that my
    stomach settled down. I’m gonna eat a few more eggs,
    but I think I’m gonna wait
    until I’m on shore! (music ends) (guncock) (sizzle) (music) Hey! Shotgun Steve Schafer in
    the kitchen with Mrs. Schafer,
    the mother of my life! Happy Mother’s Day!
    Yep, yep, yep… Yeah you did? (laughing) Well,
    don’t be so happy about it. We are making pasties. Burgers’
    Smokehouse meats, hamburger, potatoes, (mom)
    crust. Pie crust right? (Mom) Any kind of
    packaged pie crust. I prefer the real pie crust
    made with lard. But nobody has
    time for that so just by the
    pre-packaged. That’s why you
    sent me to the store? Yes. You don’t cook no more.
    That’s the whole problem. No,
    no, no. Should we start? Yeah. You
    start. How much burger should I
    put in? About a quarter pound per
    pasty. Now, we’re gonna take
    the crust I gotta peel potatoes right?
    Yep, yep, yep. Peel it and dice it. Yep, yep,
    yep! Put flour on the board so the
    pie crust doesn’t stick. Then if you know what a rolling
    pin is, oohh this is a heavy one! Oh my
    lord! (laughing) What do you mean it’s heavy? Oh
    my gosh! I got an old-fashioned
    wood one! Just use this to flatten it
    out. DIdn’t even have to flour
    this one! It’s a non-stick! Mine is a
    wooden one at home! (music) Now we add salt. Ok. Yep. This is how the yoopers do it!
    Oh yeah, that’s right. She’s
    from Upper Michigan. This is how the yoopers do it!
    Just salt and pepper! You gonna stir it up? You gotta
    put the stuff in first! Larry Smith Outdoors has this
    awesome seasoning! (mom) Whoo!
    It’s making my eyes water! Then walk away from the camera
    cause this kid here is seasoning his up! I guess so! You probably need more potato.
    You took all the potatoes so
    that’s fine. Jalapenos! Holy Sheese! This is
    gonna be a mexican pasty! If anybody watches the show
    they know Shotgun likes it hot! (music) 350. There’s your pasty. Alright! (music) Is that good? (mom) Yep. See
    how nicely it went in? It shows the potatoes
    are soft so it’s ready to eat. Just like old times. Mmm mmm. Is it too hot or what?
    Yep. It’s steaming! Oh yeah, by the way, your favorite son says Happy
    Mother’s Day! Whoo! Look at the tear in her
    eye! Or is that cause the
    food’s too hot? Both! (laughing) You cry over
    the flowers, I’m gonna keep
    eating. My number one, only son! That’s why. Yep. Burgers’ Smokehouse. Your
    hand-crafted smoked meat headquarters since
    1952. Our dry rub recipes, aging process, and
    natural hard wood smoking come
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    that we are proud to stand
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    hearty sportsman’s cut bacon,
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    source for top notch hard wood
    smoked meats that you’ll be proud to serve
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    Shooter’s Supply has been your
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    experienced and certified with
    over 15 years in gunsmithing experience! We’re
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    Shooter’s Supply! We want to be
    your outdoor supplier! (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) Hey we might have a little
    problem. I’ll tell ya what,
    this morning to get up river here, we had to have everyone
    in the bow of the boat. We pushed down on it to get the
    windshield underneath, and we
    had about a quarter of an inch clearance.
    Well, I kinda figured it was gonna happen this way,
    the water came up about 3 and a
    half inches. We have no clearance at
    all. What we did is we actually flooded the
    boat. We just let the pump run and flooded the floor
    of the boat. I’m not suggesting anybody ever does this, unless
    you’re a trained professional. A guys gotta do what a guys
    gotta do when it comes to
    fishing! (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) (music) Nice job! Whooo! That was close! Too close! Hey I’ll tell ya what! What an
    exciting day! Mostly because we had to make a
    few manuevers with the new 208 Warrior to get above the
    railroad bridge this morning and coming back down? Boy! That was
    an experience flooding that
    boat! A lot of fun, a lot of
    excitement, we caught a bunch
    of fish today. Hey! I’m gonna throw these at
    my friend Shotgun Schafer, have
    him cook up some ribs from Burgers’ Smokehouse and
    we’ll have a good meal before
    we leave! I also want to thank our good
    sponsor Mike’s Country Meats
    and Shawn is definitely the main man over
    there running production. Anything you have to say? Just
    go to our website, check the
    monthly special right now any order over 2 lbs
    gets a free 3.25oz bag! Awesome! You know what? I love Mike’s
    Country Meats! The finest jerky
    on the planet! Hey! I’ll tell ya, Dowco! We had a great time with our
    friends from Dowco! And Jon, tell everybody a little bit
    more about Dowco. Larry we
    really appreciate you number one, helping us
    enjoy the outdoors and having a
    great time doing it. We’re glad to be a sponsor. We
    appreciate that. We put a couple new products on
    the boat this year that we’ll
    hopefully see a lot of. The new Fishini top, and the
    new cover lift system 2.0 We’re really excited about it.
    All American made, we have 5
    plants employing over 200 people here in the United
    States and we’re proud of that. An proud to be with Larry Smith
    Outdoors I appreciate
    everything made here in the
    United States. That’s awesome! That is the end
    of our show today and like I always say: Just remember, what
    a great day to be alive! (music ends) (music) Oww! That’s going above and beyond
    the call of duty Brad! Yes it
    is! Well done! (rumbling) Awww! Them eggs!
    (laughing) Sorry boys! I’m telling ya!
    That’s what happens when you eat Reaper Pepper Eggs!! (I’m down
    wind!) (Laughing) I can’t help it! Excuse me!