Multi Species Fishing Flowages : Tricks and Tips

Multi Species Fishing Flowages : Tricks and Tips


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great day to be alive. ♪ Out in the great outdoors ♪ – Holy moly. (upbeat folk tune) – Hey, good morning! Welcome to Larry Smith Outdoors. We’re doing something that
I haven’t done before. We’re up fishing
Northern Wisconsin. We’re up on the Turtle-Flambeau, and we’re fishing
with Jeff Robl. Hey Jeff, you guide out
here pretty much every day. Give us an idea of what we’re
going to be doing today. – Well, today with
the dark skies. Saying it’s probably a
good 20 mile an hour winds. – Yeah, there’s a good breeze. – We’re gonna fish
some shallow water. Start out looking for
shallowed water fish. Yesterday, we had probably
25 to 30 mile an hour wind, and we did real
well fishing from three to eight feet of water. – [Larry] Okay. – Wood and weeds,
so that’s where we’re gonna start
looking for fish today. – Yeah, you know, it’s different than the flowages that I fish. I fish the Pegwell
and the Castle Rock, and they’re very
stained body of waters. The fishing’s usually
better on sunnier days, so this is more of a
clear system, obviously, if you have weeds out
there, like on the Pegwell, and the Castle Rock,
there’s not a lot of weeds unless you’re in
super shallow water because of that tannic water. – This is pretty
dark water, too, if you haven’t seen it,
have you take a look, see how it compares,
but we’ll find out. – [Larry] Well, an
interesting thing is that in your guide services,
bobber’s down, right? – [Jeff] Yup. – [Larry] So, we’re
going to be doing some slip bobbering today, which
I don’t do a lot of anymore, a little bit on winnebago,
so that’ll be a lot of fun. Hey, you know what I say? Let’s go do it! – Alright! – Stay tuned! Let’s see what happens today
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BadgerSportsman.com. (camera clicking) (relaxed folk music) – [Larry] Oh, Phil! Tuna! – [Voiceover] You got the first
walleye, you son of a gun. Darn it, Phil! Oh, it’s a sheepshead. (laughing) Oh, you guys don’t have
sheepshead here, do you? – [Phil] Oh no, no, no. – Do you want some? We got a lot of them
out on the ‘bago. We’ll give you as
many as you want. – [Phil] My wife got 30
of them the other night. That’s why I came,
for sheepshead. – Yeah, and I can’t believe
you guys don’t have any. That’s just not fair. – You should call, they sell them right
in the regular stores. Silver baths. – Silver baths, right. You guys have been deprived. – This is probably,
what, a 12.5 incher. There’s a lot of fish this size. – Okay. – Maybe 13. – And did you say that, in
the beginning of the show, there is a size limit? – No, there’s no–. – No 15 inch size?
– [Jeff] No minimum size. – Wow. – On a shore lunch day
on a tough bite day, this is an 11:30 fish. (laughing) – [Larry] Jeff got a
little nicer fish, huh? (relaxed folk music) Not too bad. A little bit better. Definitely a lot of
walleyes in this lake, I’ll tell you that. You all right? – This will be a
nice keeper here. – Good eater right there. – [Jeff] 14.5 inches. – [Larry] Yup. – I am a little bit
embarrassed by this net. – Yeah. – My net that I had for
years broke the other day, so this is what I got. – Hey, at least you got a net. For some reason, in
our boat, we don’t. Well, we refuse to use a net, because we don’t
have a net sponsor. (laughing) That’s why we’re not
using nets anymore. Grab them by the hand. – You know, it’s a really
unique body of water. It’s the best
nation for fishing. – Okay. – And a lot of
that is a tribute. It has a really good
walleye fish rig. A lot of it is the aesthetics. – Okay, yeah, you
kind of feel like you’re in Canada up here. – Yeah, it’s a
Canadian-like atmosphere. One thing I like about it
is I pull out shore lunches. So there’s 64
campsites on flowage. – Shore lunch, yeah! – There are 64 campsites, and six of them are reservable, but the other are
first come first serve. – Okay. Boy, that’s pretty interesting. This is a unique body of water. – Yeah, other than
like a holiday weekend, I never have a problem
finding a place to pull up on the shore. – [Larry] Okay, cool. – [Jeff] When it comes to slack, I think it’s on there. – [Phil] Picking up slack. – Set the hook, Phil! Set the hook! (laughing) – Philly, Philly steak! – That’s a little better. – We got to watch it. – You know, I’ve
never fished with something this wide before. It’s pretty amazing how deep. – He says he’s blind,
Jeff, but I don’t know. I’ve seen him cast. I don’t know how you
can be that accurate. – [Jeff] He might be BS-ing us. – [Larry] Right. – [Phil] Oh Julie,
don’t talk like that. – [Jeff] That’s a nice one! – [Larry] Nice, there you go. – Yay! – [Larry] Want to
hold him up, Jeff? – Not huge, but again,
a pretty decent fish. Now, he had it for awhile. – [Larry] Just got
to cut the line? Pretty tied? – [Phil] Or is that lunch? (laughing) – [Larry] That’s
a nice fish, yup. – I only catch nice fish. I’ve never caught a
bad fish in my life. – The night part about
this, we’ve only been out here for about 15
minutes, and there’s a lot. It’s hard to believe
that Northern Wisconsin’s got this many walleyes in it. Every time we come up here,
in the last two years, we’ve fished these lakes, different lakes out here, we catch a lot of walleyes. Yeah, it’s pretty impressive. – [Voiceover] Kalin’s
has been catching multi species fish
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good job, too. – Look at that Kalin’s in
here mouth, right there. (explosion) (serene piano music) (upbeat instrumental music) – Patrick, what are
you doing out here? – Mark, I’m going
fishing this weekend, but with this massive
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less than Lynch ♪ (upbeat guitar) – So here we’re gonna cast jigs and have bobbers out
on at the same time. This is kind of a snaggy bottom, so what I do is use
a 16th ounce jig as opposed to an eighth. – [Larry] Kind of
a weedless jig. – Yeah, weedless jig. I found these jigs
work about the best. These are ISG slow fall jigs. They get the nylon bristles. – [Larry] Yup. – [Jeff] And I just tie them on. I kind of fan the
bristles out a little bit. What I like about these,
they don’t have a round. They got more of an oblong head. It works through the wood. – [Larry] It does. That’s one of my favorites. – Out here you’re not
really looking for weedless. You’re looking
for woodless jigs. – Yup. – Another thing I
like about this, it has that thin,
wiry aberdeen hook, where you know, sometimes
it will open up, and pull out, and
just stick your thumb, and bend it back. I found these work the best. – [Larry] Yeah. You can’t even get
through that structure. You’re not hung up on it. A lot of people get frustrated. – Well, some of these places, you’d be tying a jig
on it every cast. – Woohoo, alright, my turn! You’re eating that
peanut square. Look at him! It’s his rod, he’s eating the peanut square. – [Phil] I’m doing the
eating, for a change. Larry’s doing the catching. – [Larry] Oh, that’s
a little fella on. Phil, I’m sorry, but
I stole your rod. – [Phil] My hands were full. – [Jeff] You’re on
the board, Larry. – [Larry] I get one. That’s always good
when I get one. – We’ll let you take
a rod once in a while. – [Larry] Yup. – I was in between eatin’
those peanut squares brought back some good luck. – [Larry] Yes, I
like to see that. Super sensitive. – [Voiceover] Oh,
that’s why I know. That fish probably
just swam by it, and I noticed it. He stole Larry’s,
attacking again. I want the kind that
just wangles, it’s in. – [Larry] You gonna
get him, or what? – [Voiceover] There’s
nothing there! He didn’t take it, so I can set him, here. (talking at once) – [Jeff] That’s a perch,
Larry, that’s a perch. – [Larry] Hey, hey, hey. – [Voiceover] Swing it over, should I take it
off for a filler? – [Phil] Ain’t he cute? (laughs) It’s cute. – [Voiceover] Want
me to take him off? Chucky? – [Phil] Let’s see if I
can do it, I’m a big boy. – [Larry] (laughs)
My meal fell off. I gotta crawler on, too. – [Jeff] Did you have a, Phil, was that on a
crawler or a minnow? – [Voiceover] On a crawler. Yeah, it’s a chunky
little bastard. Okay, bye. (upbeat guitar music) – [Larry] Nice job, Jeff. – [Phil] There you go. It looks like a
little better perch. – They’re like thick down there. Do you know what, I should
have kept some perch, oh that’s a, oh it’s just killing me. Oh, that’s a, I would take 10 of
them in a heartbeat. Tap, tap, tap again. Phil, there we go. – [Phil] All right, get
’em, get ’em, get ’em. – It’s chunky perch,
I tell you that. You got enough perch for
a fish fry yet, today? – [Jeff] Yeah, we do. – Okay, I’ll let
this one go, then. Perch-a-thon, little smaller. – [Phil] Get ’em, Lar. – [Larry] I don’t
know what happened. I had him. I don’t know if he got
in the tree, or what. – [Jeff] Yeah,
something’s going on it, he’ll keep ’em coming. – Could be some
perch right there. That’s the first perch we actually caught
on a bobber so far. But, most the perch
we castin’ the jig and a piece of crawler on there, trying for walleye
and catchin’ perch. You know, Jeff, I can’t believe, every spot we’ve
gone to pretty much, except for the first one, caught quite a few perch on. Do a lot a of guys come out here and target these
perch in the winter? – No, not really. We don’t seem to get too
many pan fish fishermen out here in the winter. Crappie fishin’ is big
out here in the winter, but not so much perch. – Yeah, I would think all the, with all the perch we’ve caught. Oh, there it is. Let’s see what you get. Hey, that’s a
little better fish. Oh, it’s a little smalley. So there is bass in here, too. – [Jeff] Oh yeah, lot of bass. – [Larry] Wow. – We just haven’t been
fishing for ’em yet today. (laughing) – [Larry] Now we’re
on the multi species. (upbeat guitar music) What you get? If it’s a rock bass,
we’re outta here. (laughing) Oh, nice perch. Oh, them are really
hard to let go. That’s hard to let that go. – We’d a had quite a live
well full of them already. – [Larry] I know it. (whimpering) (upbeat guitar music) – In the kitchen today, this is Shotgun Steve Schafer, and we have a young girl
from Okayama, Wisconsin that won a huge contest
with me one day at church, she just begged me
to get on the show. So I said, yeah, come
on, let’s make something. So, she is making venison roast soaked in Coca-Cola. And then we’re gonna make your
own special barbecue sauce that’s supposedly gonna
knock my socks off, but I haven’t been trying it, so let’s see. Tell ’em what you’re
gonna do here, Mara. Throw the stuff together. What do we got? – I’m gonna put
a cup of ketchup. – [Steve] Uh oh, we got ketchup. And what else we got? – [Mara] A fourth of
a cup of brown sugar. – [Steve] Fourth of
a cup, all right. – Two tablespoons of Pampered Chef Smoky
Apple Barbecue Rub. – So is that the secret, that’s
gonna knock my socks off? – And then, two teaspoons. – Smells pretty good already. How old are you? – Twelve. – And you’re cooking like this? And I heard you’re sponsored
by Pampered Chef, really? – Yes. – Holy crap. Or, holy cow. So, am I doing it
right, stirring it up, mixing it up? – [Mara] After that’s mixed
up, then it’s gonna simmer on the stove for five minutes. – [Steve] Five minutes? – [Mara] Yup.
– All right. Look at this stuff right here. Can I try it, put a finger in there, or am I gonna get in trouble? Pretty dang good, but
my socks are still on. All right, let’s go heat it up, we’ll pull the pork out. Well, not the pork, but
the venison roast out, we’ll put it on a bun, see
what it’s like, all right? – Okay. – Let’s go to the stove. All right, Mara, it looks like it’s been about five
minutes, huh, simmering? Smells really good. Smells good. So now, what’s the game plan? Now we’re gonna pull it off? – [Mara] Yup, and
we’re gonna pour it into the slow cooker
with the pork. – What we had to do was
we take the venison, I put it in a colander, strained it out, got
the juices out of it. Now I’m going to put it
back in the slow cooker and Mara’s gonna come
back with her secret sauce and folks, always save some
of the juice off to the side. That way, if it’s a little dry, the barbecue sauce
doesn’t cut it, add a little sauce
to go with it. Hey, rumor has it that
when you make this, this is ’bout one
of the only reasons why your dad comes
out of the man cave. (blues music) Are you sure, look at your face, awesome, is what (laughs). You did it, girl. You knocked my
doggone socks off. And it’s hard to knock
off huntin’ socks. I’m gonna have another bite. – From the Shotgun kitchen, happy Father’s day
to all the dads. – Happy Father’s Day. (dramatic music) – [Voiceover] The Badger
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BadgerSportsman.com today. (relaxed, soft music) – That is what it’s all about. (laughing) (upbeat folk music) – I’ve been gettin’
a lot of bites, and all I put, I
went through ’em. Oh, there we go. Went through a minnow. (laughing) Hey, there ain’t nothin’ wrong with perch that
size, right there. You know, that’s a
good 10 inch perch and solid shoulders
on him there. And you know something, I said I wasn’t
gonna keep any fish, but I can’t take it any longer. I’m gonna keep a half
a dozen of these, ’cause my wife
loves to eat perch. You know what? There’s an old saying, and
I’m gonna tell you something, I didn’t come up with it, it was one of the very few
ones I didn’t come up with, but you know what
the old saying is? For those, our younger group, a happy wife is a happy life. And always keep the wife happy. I gotta keep that one. (laughing) – [Voiceover]
There’s another one. Where is he at? – [Larry] You’re
right there already. (grunting) I’ll tell ya,
that’s a nice perch. It’s been perch, after, I can’t imagine how many
perch are sitting down here. What happened to
walleye fishing? Forget the walleyes,
we got perch. Philly, one more, and
let’s get outta here. – [Phil] There’s one. – [Larry] Don’t see if we
can get some walleyes yet. Well it looks like a
little better fish. – [Voiceover] What
do you got there? – [Larry] That
might be a bruiser. – [Jeff] Swings sideways. – [Larry] Yup, typical Jeff. – [Phil] That’s a
funny-lookin’ bass. This bass got squished. It’s a flat bass. It’s a flounder bass. – Here we go, Jeff. Hey, we kinda switched
gears here, now, since we caught enough
bluegills and perch and quite a few walleyes, I said let’s try for
some small multis, we’re castin’ around
the islands here, and we just started, and there we go, nice
little small mult there. And basically, I cannot
believe all the rocks around these islands, which obviously makes sense, but small mult
haven right there. Nice little small mult. (water splashing) Boy, this shoreline’s got
some fish sittin’ on it. Another decent small
mult, c’mon Phil. (water splashing) One thing I love about
catching small mult, boy, when they grab it, they really, they’re pretty good at that. That’s a chunky little
small mult there. Decent fish. – Pretty good one. – [Larry] Nice fish right there. Gotta love it. – [Jeff] Bye. If you deem this
show a success– – [Larry] There’s a
fish, you see that fish, come right out, he came
right out of the trees, and just flew right at it. There’s your pike. – [Voiceover] There he is. – [Larry] He came
flying outta them trees. Yup, I seen him come flying right outta the trees. I’m like holy cats. Yeah, he came screaming
right outta the trees. You said you wanted a pike? There’s your pike. (laughing) – [Phil] Ask and
ye shall receive. – Yeah, Jeff, you’re
a pretty good guy because you just said
a couple minutes ago, we need a pike to
fill out the show. All of the sudden, poof, four casts later. Hey Jeff, you know,
I’ve never fished this Turtle Flambeau before, and a very unique body of water, you know, just the scenic
value alone is something, and just amazing
when you’re up here, this looks like exactly like a lotta areas
I been in Canada. Lotta islands, lotta rock
coming off these islands. Boy, I’ll tell ya, this a
really unique body of water. This is one of them
bodies that I betcha would take a long time to
really learn, too, huh? – One of the things about
motoring out around out here is you get to learn
where you can drive fast and where you can’t. – [Larry] Right. – You know, now a days
with that map ship, that really helps out a lot, but I certainly hit
my share of things over the years out here. But, what I like about it is, you gotta think about it, and in 1925, there’s
two main rivers coursing through this area with some
other small feeder creeks, nine main original lake basins, but most of what
you’re fishin’ is in 1925, it was woods. – [Larry] Oh, here we go. Oh, I got it. The pike, get right by the boat. Oh, he’s laying right on
that rock right there. Got him, Jeff? The Pegwell and the Castle Rock, that’s a nicer pike, they were both
built in the ’50’s. I think 1952 or 53. So, it’s interesting to see
these bodies of water like this, and they, boy, I’ll tell ya, they’re just
tremendous fisheries. I couldn’t believe all the, if we woulda just
targeted perch today, we could’ve caught 100
perch like nothin’. That’s amazing. Boy, that one’s got her down
there a little bit, huh? – This thing was hungry. – [Larry] Better not tear
up my nice little crank bait I’ve been catchin’
all these fish on. – You know, a little nicer pike. This would be a good– (fish thwacking, Jeff laughing) This would be a
good one to fillet and get a nice amount
of meat on him, but we’re gonna let him
go to fight another day. – [Larry] Good, nothin’
wrong with that. – [Jeff] There he goes. (upbeat guitar music) (sizzling) – [Larry] Hey Jeff, now
this is something you offer for your guide clients,
a hot meal like this. – It’s an option
for three people, it’s $35 for three people, for two people I charge $25. – [Larry] Yeah, I’ll eat that. – [Jeff] I have a lot of
people who aren’t real gung-ho avid fishermen. This is like the highlight
of the day for ’em. – Don’t ask me to say
anything for a little bit. I’m gonna start shoveling. Wow, Jeff, I’ll tell ya, hey, great time fishing today, absolutely awesome meal. The only problem is,
I gotta drive home. I’ll tell ya, this
is a great fishery, and I’ll tell ya, Phil, we had a lot of fun
didn’t we today? – Oh, that’s for sure. – Gotta love that. Hey, if people want
to get a hold of you and come out to do
some great guiding up here on the turtle flowage, and have a great meal,
how can they do it, Jeff? – Well, my phone
number’s 715-776-0140, and if you want to
find my website, if you just Google bobber
down guide service, I’ll come up on the computer. – That sounds great. Hey, thanks again
for joining us, and remember, it’s a
great day to be alive. (soft guitar music) (upbeat guitar music) – Hi. Who’s in there? – He wants the juices to flow. And he knows it’s a little
tougher, I will admit. Just stop that! Do not wanna see that. I think it’s worth takin’
him back to the russer. It’s not a visual
I want in my line. – Island boy. Island pumpkin boy, that is me. Island pumpkin boy. – Oh, come on now. – [Voiceover] You want me
to film this one for you? – No, why would I
want that thing? – [Jeff] You wanna get your butt right next to the trot holder. – Might never work again
if that’s the case. Yeah, I don’t think
that’s gonna work big boy. – [Jeff] Your body this way. – I’m trying to. – [Jeff] Get your body
this way a little more. (yelling) (laughing) – [Larry] Oh, we’re gonna dance. ‘Kay, ready sweet cheeks? – I caught ’em all
on my cane pole. – Hey Phil, just so you know, that’s really not Jeff’s boat. We’ll see you later.

9 thoughts on “Multi Species Fishing Flowages : Tricks and Tips

  1. Bobber Down Guide Service

    Jeff Robl
    Fishing Guide
    Bobber Down Guide Service
    4816 N Little Pike Lake Rd.
    Mercer, Wisconsin 54547 USA

    715-776-0140
    [email protected]
    BobberDownGuideService.com
    [email protected]

    Fishing Guide Service
    Turtle Flambeau Flowage
    Mercer, Wisconsin 54547 USA

    Bobber Down Guide Service – Turtle Flambeau Flowage – Mercer Wisconsin – Fishing Guide Service

  2. Bobber Down Guide Service

    Jeff Robl
    Fishing Guide
    Bobber Down Guide Service
    4816 N Little Pike Lake Rd.
    Mercer, Wisconsin 54547 USA

    715-776-0140
    [email protected]
    BobberDownGuideService.com
    [email protected]

    Fishing Guide Service
    Turtle Flambeau Flowage
    Mercer, Wisconsin 54547 USA

    Bobber Down Guide Service – Turtle Flambeau Flowage – Mercer Wisconsin – Fishing Guide Service

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