Fishing the Midwest -2017 – Episode #4 Trolls rule and Fatty Tubes!


♪ MUSIC ♪ ♪ ♪>>ROB PARMENTIER AND STEVE
CHRISTIANSON OF LARSON BOATS
AND I GET TOGETHER
SEVERAL TIMES EACH SUMMER
TO CHASE WALLEYES.ROB AND STEVE LOVE CATCHING
WALLEYES AND THE WALLEYE DINNERS
THAT OFTEN FOLLOW
OUR FISHING TRIPS.
LAST JUNE THE THREE OF US GOT
TOGETHER ON A LAKE NEAR MY HOME
IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA TO TROLL
CRANKBAITS FOR WALLEYES,
SOMETHING NEW FOR
ROB AND STEVE.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED.>>OH, THERE IS ONE!>>LITTLE GUY.>>LITTLE TEENY GUY!>>THAT’S PROBABLY
14, ISN’T IT MIKE?>>CLOSE.>>IS HE STAYING DOWN?>>YEAH, HE MIGHT
BE A BIG GUY.>>MIGHT BE. YOU NEVER KNOW. HE HAS NOT COME UP. OH, THERE HE IS. THERE HE IS. HE’S A LIVELY ONE.>>OH, YEAH. NOT A BAD ONE.>>GOOD JOB, STEVE.WE HIT THE WATER
LATE AFTERNOON
AND GOT SET
UP TROLLING.
OUR BAITS WERE
SMALL SALMO HORNETS.
AND WE UTILIZED LEAD CORE
LINE TO TAKE THE BAITS
DOWN INTO THE 22 TO
26 FOOT DEPTH RANGE
THAT THE WALLEYES
WERE HOLDING AT.
AS THE NAME IMPLIES, LEAD
CORE LINE IS A WEIGHTED LINE
THAT INCREASES THE
BAIT’S RUNNING DEPTH.
OUR FIRST FEW FISH
WERE SMALL WALLEYES.
BUT WE WERE CONFIDENT
SOME BIGGER FISH
WERE ROAMING THERE
YET, TOO.
>>OH, YEAH, I SAW HIM.>>YEAH, HE’S COMING.>>COME ON, BUDDY.>>HE’S A LITTLE GUY.>>IS HE A LITTLE GUY?>>YEAH. HE HIT IT NICE, THOUGH.>>YOU NEED TO NET
HIM OR SWING HIM?>>NO, JUST SWINGING HIM.>>I’LL PICK HIM UP.>>WE WERE TROLLING A
RELATIVELY FLAT BASIN AREA
AWAY FROM STRUCTURE.THE WALLEYES ROAM THIS
BASIN DURING SUMMER,
FEEDING ON BUGS AND BAIT FISH
THAT ROAM THAT BASIN AS WELL.
UTILIZING PLANER BOARDS IN
THIS SITUATION HELPS US COVER
MORE WATER BY GETTING OUR
BAITS OUT AWAY FROM THE BOAT.
IT WASN’T LONG AND A PLANER
BOARD HELPED US PUT THE DAY’S
FIRST NICE FISH
IN THE BOAT.
>>I LIKE WHEN THE BOARD — SEE, WHEN THE BOARD SLIDES
BACK BEHIND THE BOAT, IT’S USUALLY A
BIGGER FISH.>>MIKE, THE BOARD
FLIPPED BACKWARDS.>>DID IT REALLY?>>YEAH.>>WHATEVER HIT IT,
HE HIT IT.>>USUALLY WHEN
THEY STAY DOWN –>>THEY’RE BIGGER.>>THERE HE IS.>>THAT’S A NICE FISH.>>GOOD JOB, STEVE.>>NICE FISH!>>THAT’S A WALLEYE.>>AND THAT IS ON HIT MAN.>>AGAIN.>>YEP, LOOK AT THERE. THEY LIKE THAT
COLOR, DON’T THEY.>>I THINK ITS
FOUR OUT OF FIVE.>>OH, HE’S, YEAH,
21, PROBABLY. GOOD JOB, STEVE.>>LIKE SEVERAL OF THE
SMALL FISH WE HAD CAUGHT,
THIS FISH CAME ON THE
HITMAN COLOR PATTERN.
IT’S BECOMING APPARENT THAT THIS
COLOR WAS THE PREFERRED BAIT
ON THIS DAY.HITMAN IS ONE OF
THE HORNET COLORS
EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE
AT CABELA’S.
IN FACT, HITMAN
AND STUDY MUFFIN,
ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE PATTERN
WITH SOME PURPLE IN THE BAIT,
WERE TWO OF MY BEST COLOR
PATTERNS ALL YEAR LAST SUMMER.
♪ ♪A BIT LATER, AN EVEN BIGGER
FISH DECIDED TO EAT HITMAN.
>>OH, BOY.>>OH, YEAH. THAT’S THE BEST WALLEYE
I’VE HAD IN A WHILE, SINCE LAKE OF THE WOODS. YEAH, EVERY TIME HE
SEES THAT BOAT, YEAH –>>HE DOES A LITTLE –>>YEP. HE’S NOT DOWN
REAL DEEP, MIKE.>>OH, IT’S A BIG PIKE –>>OH, MY GOD, IT’S
A BIG PIKE IS RIGHT. WHOA! THAT’S A BIG PIKE!>>LOOK AT THAT! NICE!>>THAT’S WHY HE
HIT IT SO GOOD.>>THIS FISH WASN’T A WALLEYE,
BUT IT WAS A WELCOME ADDITION
TO OUR DAY, AS IT CERTAINLY
GAVE ROB A GOOD FIGHT.
♪ ♪WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH
SOME SUMMER WALLEYE FISHING.
>>FISHING THE MIDWEST
IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: IMPULSE, EXCITE THE BITE WITH
SCENT, COLOR AND ACTION. RAYMARINE, DON’T JUST GO
FISHING, GO HUNTING UNDER WATER. NORTHLAND FISHING TACKLE, MADE
BY FISHERMEN, FOR FISHERMEN. CLEAR LAKE AREA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. STAY AT THE SHORE AND
EXPLORE NORTH IOWA. P-LINE, BECAUSE WE FISH. IT WON’T WIN A
BEAUTY CONTEST. IT MIGHT WIN A
FISHING CONTEST. FOR $85, YOU CAN BRING IT
ALL WITHOUT SPENDING IT ALL. CABELA’S ADVANCED
ANGLERS TACKLE BAG. GREAT PRICE,
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ACTIONS, SCENTS.>>IMPULSE SOFT PLASTICS
CATCH MORE FISH — PERIOD.>>LARSON FX BOATS, BUILT BY SECOND AND THIRD
GENERATION BOAT BUILDERS WITH PRIDE IN THEIR HEARTS,
QUALITY IN THEIR MINDS, PRECISION IN THEIR HANDS,
AND A PASSION FOR FISHING. EVERY FX IS MADE FOR ANGLERS
BY ANGLERS WHO KNOW QUALITY WHEN THEY SEE IT. EVERY TIME YOU FISH, EVERY
SINGLE CAST, EVERY SINGLE DAY. LARSON FX DOES THE
JOB AND DOES IT RIGHT. WE’RE PROUD TO BUILD
BOATS WE STAND BEHIND, WITH THE TRANSFERRABLE FIVE
TO LIFE LIMITED WARRANTY. YOU’LL BE PROUD
TO OWN ONE. SPEND YOUR DAY ON THE WATER,
AND GO WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO, AND FISH FOR WHATEVER
YOU WANT TO FISH FOR. YOU WORK HARD FOR YOUR
MONEY AND DESERVE A BOAT THAT WORKS AS
HARD AS YOU DO. FX, THE BOAT THAT
CATCHES IT ALL. SEE MORE ONLINE AND AT
YOUR LOCAL FX DEALER.>>WATERPROOF, WIND PROOF, AND
FOR $130, WEATHERMAN PROOF. CABELA’S RAINY
RIVER PARKA. GREAT PRICE,
LIFETIME GUARANTEE. THAT’S PRACTICAL. ♪ MUSIC ♪>>ROB AND HIS HITMAN
LURE ARE PROVING TO HAVE
THE HOT HAND TODAY.HERE’S ANOTHER WALLEYE
THAT REALLY ATE THE BAIT.
>>DOES HE FEEL ANY GOOD?>>YEAH, HE’S FEELING DECENT. I’M GOING TO SAY IT’S DEFINITELY
BIGGER THAN A 13 AND A HALF.>>OKAY, GOOD.>>STEVE, DO YOU WANT TO SLIDE
OUT OF HERE FOR JUST A SECOND? OKAY, TAKE YOUR TIME, ROB.>>I GOT IT, I’M DOING IT. GOING SLOW.>>I THINK THAT’S ANOTHER
ONE OF THOSE NICE ONES. OH, YEAH. ANOTHER NICE WALLEYE.>>OH, YEAH, OH, A NICE WALLEYE! GOT HIM, MIKE — THERE
YOU GO, GOOD JOB.>>THANK YOU!>>OH, LOOK AT THAT ONE! NICE WALLEYE. BOY, HE SWALLOWED IT, TOO.>>OH, BOY, DID HE EVER.>>YEAH, IT’S DOWN THERE. THAT’S A NICE
WALLEYE THERE, TOO. YES, SIR. YES, SIR.>>HEY, ROB –>>THEY LIKE THAT
COLOR, MIKE!>>I DON’T THINK HE
WAS GETTING AWAY!>>NO, NOT THAT ONE! [ LAUGHTER ]>>NICE JOB.>>YEAH, GOOD DEAL.>>AWESOME.>>LOOK HOW FAT
THESE WALLEYE ARE!>>YEP, THEY ARE.>>LOOK AT THE
SIZE OF THAT.ANY TIME WE TROLL, WE LIKE
USING LINE COUNTER ROD AND REEL
SETUPS, AS THEY ALLOW US
TO PRECISELY DUPLICATE
A PRODUCTIVE TROLLING PATTERN.THE CABELA’S DEPTH MASTER
TROLLING RODS WE USE ARE
DURABLE, THEY’RE LIGHTWEIGHT
AND THEY HAVE A HIGH VIS TIP
TO HELP ALERT US
WHEN A FISH HITS.
WHEN PAIRED WITH A DEPTH
MASTER 3 TROLLING REAL,
THIS IS THE IDEAL
CRANKBAIT SETUP.
WE TOOK A BREAK FROM THE
FISHING FOR ROB TO TELL US A BIT
ABOUT A COUPLE NEW BOAT
MODELS LARSON HAS INTRODUCED
FOR THE 2017 SEASON.LARSON HAS SOME EXCITING NEW
MODELS COMING OUT, DON’T THEY? THE 1750 BEING
ONE OF THEM.>>WE DO, WE DO. AND RIGHT BEFORE I LEFT TO
COME ON THE LITTLE TRIP WITH YOU TONIGHT, THE BOYS
RAN THE 1750 TONIGHT, THE BRAND NEW 2017,
THE NEW 150 EVINRUDE, AND PLEASED TO SAY IT
DID 48 MILES PER HOUR WITH FOUR PEOPLE AND
A FULL WIDE RAIL.>>WOW!>>ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS
ABOUT THE LARSON LINE IS THIS IS A LOT OF BOAT FOR
THE DOLLAR, ISN’T IT?>>YES, IT IS. WE REALLY DID SOME MARKET
RESEARCH ON THE BOAT AND PRICED IT EXTREMELY
COMPETITIVELY, CHANGED SEVERAL THINGS
FROM LAST YEAR, MAINLY THE
RUNNING SURFACE. AS I SAID, I THINK I
MENTIONED TO YOU EARLIER, THE BOYS SAID IT BACK
TROLLED REALLY NICE, AND ADDED SOME MORE DEPTH
IN THE STORAGE AREA. JUST SOME THINGS THAT REALLY
MADE SENSE FOR THE FISHERMAN. AND WE’RE EXCITED. WE’RE GOING TO GET THEM
OUT THERE, THIS WILL BE THE FIRST ONE, IT’S GOING TO BOOMERANG NEXT
WEEK AND WE’RE EXCITED.>>AWESOME. SO THE GREAT THING ABOUT THAT
BOAT IS IT’S GOT ALL THE PRO FISHING FEATURES, BUT 48
MILES PER HOUR WITH FOUR PEOPLE, IT’S GOING TO BE EVEN A
GREAT FAMILY BOAT AS WELL.>>WITH A 150, YEAH. AS I ALWAYS TELL EVERYBODY,
WE HAD A BOAT SHOW A COUPLE WEEKENDS
AGO I WORKED, WHEN THE LADIES
COME ON BOARD, IT’S VERY EASY FOR US TO PUT A
SKI PILE-ON ON FOR THE KIDS, AND BOW CUSHIONS FOR MOM
IF SHE WANTS TO LAY OUT AND CATCH A TAN. THEY’RE EASILY REMOVABLE
FOR WHEN YOU FISH. IT IS A GOOD FAMILY. IT’S A LITTLE BIT
OF EVERYTHING.>>SO IT’S A DUAL-PURPOSE
FAMILY-FISHING BOAT.>>IT’S A DUAL
PURPOSE FAMILY BOAT.>>AWESOME.>>CROSSOVER, BUT AS I SAY,
WE LISTEN TO ALL OF OUR PRO FISHERMEN EVERY YEAR AND
WE MAKE THE CHANGES EVERY YEAR AND 95% OF WHAT THEY
TELL US, WE CHANGE. IT CONTINUES TO EVOLVE AS A
FANTASTIC BOAT ON THE WATER.>>NOT ONLY DOES LARSON HAVE A
HOT NEW 17-FOOT MODEL FOR 2017,
BUT THE 2020 MODEL WE
ARE FISHING OUT OF TODAY IS
REDESIGNED FOR 2017 AS WELL.>>SO TODAY WE’RE IN THE
2020, THIS IS A 2016 2020.>>IT IS.>>BUT THIS BOAT IS IN THE
REDESIGN STAGE RIGHT NOW AS WELL, CORRECT?>>IT ABSOLUTELY IS. WE’RE HOPING TO HAVE IT WRAPPED
UP PROBABLY AROUND MID-AUGUST AND BE IN FULL PRODUCTION
BY THE END OF AUGUST. AS YOU KNOW, WE
LENGTHENED IT.>>RIGHT.>>CHANGED A FEW FEATURES ON
THE HULL ALSO TO MAKE IT EASIER TO BACK TROLL AND JUST TO GET
SOME MORE SPEED OUT OF IT.>>RIGHT.>>ADDED SOME MORE ROD LOCKER
STORAGE AND SOME OTHER JUST SMALL THINGS
HERE AND THERE, SUGGESTIONS THAT A LOT
OF YOU GUYS TOLD US, AND WE’RE LOOKING
FORWARD TO THAT BEING AN EXTREMELY GOOD SELLER. IT WAS ONE OF OUR BEST
SELLERS LAST YEAR.>>RIGHT.>>WE KEEP IMPROVING IT
YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR. WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD
TO SEEING THAT. WE ALSO, WITH THE
ADDED LENGTH, WE WERE ABLE TO PUT
THE 300 HORSEPOWER ON.>>OH, YEAH, THAT’S
GOING TO BE — WELL, AND I SAW THE
INSIDE OF THAT BOAT WITH THAT ADDED
TACKLE STORAGE.>>REALLY NICE. THAT SUGGESTION
CAME FROM YOU.>>YEAH, RIGHT.>>IT’S RIGHT IN THE BACK THERE
AND AS WE’RE LOOKING AT TODAY, WHERE’S YOUR
TACKLE BOX TODAY? RIGHT UPFRONT.>>RIGHT IN HERE.>>IT PUTS IT RIGHT THERE SO YOU
CAN PULL YOUR LURES RIGHT OUT OR CHANGE YOUR RIGS,
WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO.>>SO I HAVE TO LENGTHEN MY
GARAGE TO PUT THAT BOAT IN, BUT IT’S WORTH IT! [ LAUGHTER ]>>YEAH, AND REMEMBER,
WE’RE PUTTING A 300 ON IT.>>AWESOME, AWESOME!>>TODAY WE ARE USING OFFSHORE
PLANER BOARDS WITH TATTLE FLAGS.
THE TATTLE FLAGS GO DOWN TO
TATTLE ON A BITING FISH.
AND THIS PAID OFF ON
ROB’S NEXT WALLEYE.
>>SOMETHING. FLAG JUST WENT DOWN.>>LET’S GET THIS ONE OVER.>>GOT A GOOD ONE.>>IS THERE?>>WOW!>>OKAY, REEL TO
MY FINGERTIP. THERE YOU GO.>>ARE YOU SURE THIS
IS A LITTLE ONE?>>FEELS LIKE IT. NOT MOVING HIS HEAD.>>HASN’T SURFACED YET. THAT’S NOT A BAD ONE. CAN WE NET THAT ONE? LET’S PUT THE NET ON THAT.>>I GOT HIM. JUST LIFT HIM IN
NOW, THERE YOU GO. NICE WALLEYE. I LIKE SOMETHING
PURPLE IN IT.>>THIS WAS A FUN DAY, ROB
AND STEVE ARE GOOD GUYS
TO SPEND THE DAY
ON THE BOAT WITH.
THE FISHING WAS GOOD, TOO.ESPECIALLY WHEN WE FIGURED OUT
THAT PURPLE-COLORED BAITS
WERE WHAT THE FISH
REALLY WANTED.
SOME DAYS LURE COLOR
ISN’T REAL IMPORTANT,
BUT IT CERTAINLY
WAS ON THIS DAY.
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL
BE USING A NEW BAIT
TO CATCH LARGE AND
SMALLMOUTH BASS.
STAY TUNED.>>FISHING THE MIDWEST
IS PRESENTED BY: BEAUTIFUL KABETOGAMA LAKE, GATEWAY TO VOYAGEURS
NATIONAL PARK. EVINRUDE, INTRODUCING THE
ALL NEW EVINRUDE E-TEC G2, THE OUTBOARD OF THE FUTURE. AVAILABLE TODAY. GET TO CABELA’S FOR ALL
YOUR HUNTING, FISHING, CAMPING AND SHOOTING NEEDS. CABELA’S, IT’S
IN YOUR NATURE. OTTER OUTDOORS. TOUGHER, STRONGER, SMARTER. VEXILAR, OWN THE ICE.>>FROM THE EQUIPMENT WE USE
TO THE CLOTHING WE WEAR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ICE
FISHING TECHNOLOGY ONLY SERVES TO MAKE THE TIME WE SPEND ON THE
ICE WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MORE ENJOYABLE. AND THERE’S ONE PRODUCT THAT
HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME FOR OVER 30 YEARS,
AND THAT’S VEXILAR, THE MOST TRUSTED
NAME IN SONAR. THREE GENERATIONS
OF ICE ANGLERS HAVE BEEN USING
VEXILAR TECHNOLOGY. AND VEXILAR CONTINUES TO
EARN THE RESPECT OF ANGLERS ALL ACROSS THE ICE BELT. TIME TO CREATE
YOUR OWN MEMORIES. VISIT VEXILAR.COM.>>LAKE KABETOGAMA IN
VOYAGEUR’S NATIONAL PARK IS YOUR YEAR-ROUND
DESTINATION FOR EXPERIENCING
NATURE AT ITS FINEST. ENJOY THE SOLITUDE OF
THE PRISTINE WILDERNESS WHILE HAVING ALL OF THE
COMFORTS OF HOME AVAILABLE AT THE MANY
FULL-SERVICE RESORTS. THE FISHING IS WORLD CLASS. SO ARE ALL THE OTHER OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ABUNDANT IN ALL THE SEASONS. KAB IS THE PERFECT
PLACE FOR YOUR FAMILY OR A GROUP OF FRIENDS. AND KAB IS AN EASY DRIVE FROM
ANYWHERE IN THE MIDWEST. KABETOGAMA LAKE IN
NORTHERN MINNESOTA. DISCOVER KAB NOW.>>DON’T JUST GO FISHING,
GO HUNTING UNDER WATER. WITH RAYMARINE’S SUPERIOR HIGH
FIDELITY CHIRP SONAR VISION YOU’LL NEVER LOOK AT
FISHING THE SAME AGAIN. ♪ ♪ YOU’RE ALREADY THE
PREDATOR ABOVE THE WATER. NOW GO FIND YOUR PREY
BELOW IT. RAYMARINE. VISIT RAYMARINE.COM TO
GET IN ON THE ACTION.>>PROVING YET AGAIN THAT
THE BEST NEVER REST, OTTER INTRODUCES OTTER
THERMAL-TEC, THE PROPRIETARY BOW THERMAL SHELL FOUND ON
EVERY 2015 OTTER SHELTER, BEGINNING WITH THE ALL
NEW XTH HUB SHELTERS AND THE ALL NEW LIGHTWEIGHT
ONE MAN XT HIDEOUT ON UP TO THE EVER POPULAR XT AND
XT PRO SERIES SHELTERS THAT HAVE EARNED A NEAR
LEGENDARY REPUTATION FOR UNMATCHED TOUGHNESS
AND DURABILITY. AT OTTER WE KNOW STOPPING AT
GOOD ENOUGH IS WAY OVER-RATED. THIS ICE SEASON SEE FOR
YOURSELF HOW THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER. ♪ MUSIC ♪TANNER ARNDT IS A FISHING
GUIDE ON BIG STONE LAKE
WHO SPECIALIZES IN
WALLEYES AND PERCH.
LIKE ME, HOWEVER,
TANNER OFTEN CHASES BASS
IN HIS FREE TIME.LAST SUMMER I GOT MY HANDS
ON A NEW BAIT, A TWO BAIT
AND A BIT WIDER
DIAMETER THAN NORMAL
CALLED THE IMPULSE
FATTY TUBE.
THE BAIT COMES IN TWO SIZES,
AND QUICKLY PROVED TO HAVE
THE ACTION, FALL RATE, AND
SCENT AND FLAVOR COMBINATION
THAT BOTH LARGE AND
SMALLMOUTH BASS LIKE.
I CALLED TANNER AND ASKED
HIM IF HE WANTED TO JOIN ME
FOR A DAY SAMPLING
THE NEW BAIT.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE
GOT TOGETHER ONE EVENING
IN LATE SUMMER.LATE SUMMER LARGEMOUTH BASS
OFTEN SCHOOL IN DEEP WEEDS
OR ON HARD ROCK BOTTOM.TANNER AND I HIT A COUPLE WEED
SPOTS TO START WITH NO SUCCESS.
WITH NO LUCK IN OUR WEED SPOTS,
WE HEADED TO OUR THIRD SPOT
WHERE WE QUICKLY FOUND A SCHOOL
OF HUNGRY LARGEMOUTH BASS.
>>THAT FEELS LIKE
A BETTER ONE. HE’S TAKING A LITTLE. I LIKE WHEN THEY TAKE A LITTLE. THAT ONE WAS UP SHALLOW,
ACTUALLY BROUGHT THAT TUBE, I WAS JUST WALKING IT
KIND OF DOWN THAT EDGE AND HE BROUGHT IT — THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD
BASS RIGHT THERE. HE KIND OF WALKED IT DOWN THE
EDGE FOR ME, AND OH, BOY, DOES HE GOT THAT
THING DEEP. YOU THINK A LATE SUMMER
BASS WANTS TO EAT A BAIT? LOOK AT THAT. HE’S GOT THAT WAY IN THERE.MOMENTS AFTER THE FIRST FISH,
TANNER AND I HIT A DOUBLE,
OUR FIRST OF SEVERAL
DOUBLES IN THAT SPOT.
>>FISH.>>WE’RE DOUBLED UP.>>YOURS MIGHT BE
BETTER THAN MINE — OH, MINE IS PRETTY
GOOD, THOUGH. MINE’S PRETTY GOOD.>>WANT SOME
ASSISTANCE THERE, MIKE?>>YEAH, WANT TO GRAB HIM.>>I MIGHT AS WELL
WHILE I’M TOWN HERE. [ LAUGHTER ]>>THAT’S A PRETTY
GOOD FISH THERE. GOT HIM?>>I GOT HIM. TWIN SISTERS?>>THEY ARE. ON THAT FATTY TUBE.LET’S TAKE A QUICK BREAK TO
RUN TO CABELA’S TO CHECK OUT
A PRODUCT THAT CAN HELP
MAKE OUR DAYS ON THE WATER
MORE ENJOYABLE.>>I’VE BEEN USING THE NEW
CABELA’S ARACHNID SERIES OF BAIT CASTING RODS AND REELS, AND
I’VE BEEN REALLY IMPRESSED. I USE THEM A BUNCH
FOR MY BASS FISHING. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE ARACHNID
REELS IS THEY HAVE A BUNCH OF FEATURES WHICH ALLOW
ME TO FLIP, PITCH AND CAST BAITS
A LONG WAY. AND THEN THE ARACHNID ROD, WELL,
IT’S GOT SUPER TECHNOLOGY. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THIS
ROD BLANK REMAINS RIGID WHEN YOU’RE CASTING
AND RETRIEVING, AND IT’S VERY SENSITIVE. HOWEVER, WHEN YOU HOOK A FISH
IT BECOMES MORE FLEXIBLE, IT HAS GREAT SHOCK
ABSORPTION. THAT HELPS YOU LAND
A FIGHTING FISH. GREAT TECHNOLOGY,
SENSITIVE, LIGHTWEIGHT. THE CABELA’S ARACHNID SERIES OF
BAIT CASTING RODS AND REELS. THEY’VE MADE ME A
BETTER FISHERMAN.UNLIKE OUR FIRST SPOT, THIS
IS A HARD BOTTOMED SPOT.
IT’S A ROCKY POINT THAT DROPS
QUICKLY INTO DEEPER WATER.
>>MY LINE WAS UP-SHALLOW, AND
JUST STARTED HEADING OUT DEEP. AND WHEN THE LINE
MOVES INTO THE WIND, IT CAN’T DO THAT ON
ITS OWN, CAN IT?>>NO.>>THAT’S NOT A BAD
BASS RIGHT THERE.>>HOW ABOUT I
DOUBLE UP WITH YOU?>>ALL RIGHT.>>I THINK YOU BEAT
ME THOUGH, MIKE.>>DID I?>>YEAH, THIS
ONE AIN’T HUGE. GET IT UP UNDERNEATH
THE BOAT.>>SMALLMOUTH.>>IT’S A SMALLY.>>YEP.>>WELL, SMALLMOUTH
LIKE THAT HARD BOTTOM, AND THAT CRAYFISH
IMITATOR, TOO.TODAY TANNER AND I ARE
BOTH USING HIGH VIS LINES.
A HIGH VIS LINE, LIKE THE
CX PREMIUM I’M USING,
ALLOWS ME TO MONITOR
MY LINE FOR BITES,
WHICH LEADS TO MORE
POSITIVE HOOK SETS
AND MORE FISH
IN THE BOAT.
P-LINE XT CB8 BRAIDIS NOW AVAILABLE IN A
HIGH VIS COLOR TOO,
WHICH WILL BE A TOP
NOTCH PERFORMER
FOR THIS STYLE
FISHING AS WELL.
THESE FISH ARE LYING
THE IMPULSE FATTY TUBE.
HERE’S HOW WE
ARE RIGGING IT.
>>SO THIS IS ACTUALLY CALLED
AN INNER TUBE JIG THAT SLIDES RIGHT UP INSIDE THAT TUBE
BODY LIKE I JUST SHOWED YOU. AND WITH THESE
BIGGER TUBES, I LIKE THE REGULAR
SHANKED ONE. AND IT’S GOT A
RATTLE IN IT. AND I THINK THAT RATTLE CAN
BE IMPORTANT BECAUSE I THINK THOSE BASS KEY IN ON THAT
CLICKING SOUND AGAIN. YOU KNOW, WE’RE
FISHING A HARD BOTTOM AND WE’RE GUESSING THAT THESE
FISH ARE ON A CRAYFISH BITE. SO THAT CLICKING SOUND IN THAT
TUBE AND THAT TUBE SHAPE AND ACTION DOES A PRETTY GOOD
JOB OF MIMICKING A CRAYFISH. AND SO FAR THESE
FISH ARE EATING IT.>>THERE WE GO.>>NICE FISH.>>YEP.>>THAT ONE, AGAIN,
SAW THAT LINE MOVE.>>THAT’S NOT A BAD FISH. EATING THAT BIG
OLD FATTY TUBE –>>DOUBLE.>>WHEN WE FIND ONE –>>OH!>>WHEN WE FIND ONE, IT SEEMS
LIKE WE USUALLY FIND A SCHOOL, DON’T WE?HAVING CAUGHT SEVERAL
LARGEMOUTH ON THE BIGGEST-SIZED
TUBE, TANNER AND I DECIDED TO
SWITCH TO A NEIGHBORING LAKE,
A LAKE WITH A GOOD
SMALLMOUTH POPULATION.
WE THOUGHT THE SMALLMOUTH
THERE MIGHT HAVE A LIKING
FOR THE SMALLER-SIZED
FATTY TUBE.
WHEN WE COME BACK,WE’LL SHOW YOU SOME OF
THE SMALLMOUTH ACTION.
>>FISHING THE MIDWEST
IS MADE POSSIBLE BY: LARSON FX SERIES, THE BOAT THAT
CATCHES IT ALL. SALMO, INSIST ON SALMO. BIG STONE LAKE TOURISM, THE
MIDWEST’S NEW WINTER HOT SPOT. OFF SHORE TACKLE, THE LEADER
IN TROLLING TECHNOLOGY.>>STILL ICE FISHING WITH
THE HEAVY OLD GAS AUGER? TIRED OF HAVING TO WASH YOUR
HANDS BECAUSE THEY SMELL LIKE GASOLINE, OR SWEATING TOO MUCH
WHILE YOU’RE CRANKING ON 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 DESIGNED FOR YOUR CORDLESS,
BRUSHLESS DRILL. IT’S GOT A HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM
SHAFT, AND A TOOLED STEEL DESIGN BLADE THAT’S GOING TO
CHANGE THE WAY YOU ICE FISH. HOLE HOP AROUND, OR
REOPEN SOME OLD HOLES. CHECK OUT ICEFISHINGTODAY.COM.>>P-LINE, PREMIUM FISHING
LINES FOR ALL FISH SPECIES DURING ALL SEASONS. HIGH PERFORMANCE COPOLYMERS
BUILT TO HANDLE A WIDE RANGE OF FISHING SITUATIONS,
FLUOROCARBON COATED LINES THAT ARE SENSITIVE AND INVISIBLE
LIKE A FLUOROCARBON, YET WITH THE
MANAGEABILITY OF MONO. SUPER STRONG TEFLON COATED
BRAIDS FOR ULTRA-LONG CASTS AND EXTREME SENSITIVITY
AND PREMIUM FLUOROCARBONS INCLUDING THE ALL NEW
AWARD WINNING TACTICAL. P-LINE, A LINE FOR ALL FISH
SPECIES DURING ALL SEASONS.>>BIG STONE LAKE ON THE
MINNESOTA-SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER HAS A BOOMING JUMBO PERCH
POPULATION THAT HAS TURNED INTO ONE OF THE MIDWEST’S TOP WINTER
PERCH FISHING DESTINATIONS. COME FOR THE PERCH, BUT DON’T
FORGET THE LAKE’S NUMEROUS WALLEYES, BIG BLUEGILLS
AND SLAB CRAPPIES. IN ADDITION TO
THE FISHING, THE AREA OFFERS A
TOP BAIT SHOP, FISH HOUSE RENTALS,
GREAT LODGING AND FINE DINING AS WELL. COME TO BIG STONE FOR
A WINTER FISHING TRIP AND YOU’LL LIKE THE AREA SO
MUCH THAT YOU MIGHT JUST DECIDE TO MAKE IT YOUR
NEXT HOME, OR AT LEAST YOUR
HOME AWAY FROM HOME.>>A BOAT RIDE ON THE WATER. A CONCERT IN THE
SHADOW OF LEGENDS. A DAY OF FISHING ON ONE
OF THE PREMIER FISHERIES IN THE MIDWEST. THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF
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FOR DETAILS. ♪ MUSIC ♪WE’RE ON OUR SECOND LAKE
TRYING OUT THE NEW FATTY TUBE.
TANNER AND I HEADED
TO AN UNDERWATER HUMP
THAT OFTEN HOLDS
SMALLMOUTH BASS.
IT WASN’T LONG AND
TANNER SET THE HOOK
ON A PRETTY GOOD
BROWN BASS.
THE SMALLMOUTH ARE LIKING
THIS NEW TUBE AS THIS FISH
HAD THE BAIT
DEEP AS WELL.
>>COME ON FISH. THERE HE COMES. THERE WE GO.>>ON THAT LITTLE TUBE!>>THAT LITTLE
TUBE IS JUST GONE.>>YEAH.A FEW MORE CASTS TO THE
SMALL HUMP PROVED FRUITLESS,
SO WE HEADED TO
ANOTHER AREA.
OUR SECOND SPOT HAD SOME FISH
ON IT, TOO, AND IT WASN’T LONG
BEFORE ONE ATE
TANNER’S TUBE.
>>THERE HE COMES, MIKE. OH, I WAS WRONG.>>HERE HE COMES WHERE?>>HERE HE COMES THERE.>>THERE WE GO.>>LOOK AT THAT.>>YEP. NOTHING WRONG WITH A
SMALLMOUTH THAT SIZE, HUH.>>NO.>>AND SEE, THE
DIFFERENCE IS –>>DEFINITELY A
SMALLMOUTH THERE.>>THAT’S A GOOD
SMALLMOUTH THERE.THESE SMALLMOUTH ARE REALLY
FALLING FOR THE SHORTER
TWO AND THREE QUARTER
INCH FATTY TUBES.
BECAUSE THESE
BAITS ARE SHORTER,
WE ARE RIGGING WITH THE NEW
SHORT SHANK INNER TUBE JIG.
ON THIS TRIP I’M USING A
CABELA’S TOURNAMENT ZX BASS
SPINNING ROD AND A
TOURNAMENT ZX SPINNING REAL.
THIS IS A LIGHTWEIGHT SENSITIVE
COMBO THAT DOES A GREAT JOB FOR
MY BASS FISHING, AND COMES AT AN
AFFORDABLE PRICE POINT AS WELL.
SEEING THE FUN TANNER WAS
HAVING WITH THESE ACROBATIC
SMALLMOUTH, I WANTED
IN ON THE ACTION.
>>I WONDER IF HE DOESN’T
HAVE THAT TUBE CHOKED AGAIN? MAN, THEY LIKE
THAT THING. WHAT DID I TELL YOU? WHEN WE TALKED
EARLIER THIS WEEK, I SAID YOU GOT TO
GET OVER HERE, WE GOT A BITE GOING ON.TUBES ARE NOTHING NEW
TO THE BASS FISHING WORLD.
HOWEVER, THE NEW FATTY TUBES
COME IN THE PERFECT SIZES
AND PROFILES, AND THEY HAVE
THE TEXTURE AND SALT CONTENT
THAT BOTH LARGE AND
SMALLMOUTH BASS PREFER.
IF YOU LIKE CATCHING BASS
LIKE TANNER ARNDT AND I DO,
YOU’D BE WISE TO ADD THESE
BAITS TO YOUR ARSENAL FOR 2017.
FROM ALL OF US AT
“FISHING THE MIDWEST,” THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. BE NICE TO ONE ANOTHER AND
WE’LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT TIME!

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