We transcribed a video we found on the internet that we thought would help you with walleye fishing on Lake Erie. If you are looking for a GREAT Walleye charter on Lake Erie Contact us at (716) 418-6632
– All right, team, charge! ♪ Take me out on the water – We eat, fish eat. ♪ Way out in the woods (gun shot) ♪ Where the breathing is easy ♪ The living is good ♪ Out in the great outdoors – Welcome to Larry Smith Outdoors. We’re sponsored by the Badger Sportsman Magazine, Bartlein Barrels, Warrior Boats, Lynch of Mukwonago, Big Snow Resort, Hard and Soft Fishing, Suzuki, Wings Over Wisconsin, Dick Smith’s Bait and Tackle, Kmiec Law Firm, Komelon Measuring Tools, Vexilar, Deep Freeze, Cold Snap, Norm’s AG, and Jiffy. And Remember, it’s a great day to be alive! ♪ Great outdoors Holy moly! (rock music) Hey, welcome to Larry Smith Outdoors. Tonight, we’re down in Ohio and actually fishing Lake Erie, and guess what, we’re a little bit late. We actually ran into a traffic jam down in there. One of the semi-drivers forgot to hook his trailer up right, and that was laying in the center of the highway. So, we’re about an hour and a half late.
Sorry, you guys. Tonight, we’re fishing with Josh from RS Nuts, and we’re fishing with Mark, his buddy here. And her, Mark, you guide out here, don’t you? – Yes. – Okay, tell us, you know, what is, I mean, we just came from the landing there. There was like 20 bullets in there. And everybody had a mad rush to get out here. Tell us what’s going on. – Lake Erie’s premiere fall night bite has started, and it just started probably three nights ago. – Okay. – Usually it starts end of October to beginning of November. This year, with the water temperature being up, it’s probably about three weeks behind. – Holy cat! So, you’re looking at a lot of good fishing coming up yet, huh? – For the next couple of weeks, it’s going to be great. And the lake is packed right now. They have a fall brawl contest with the biggest fish in a six week period.
– Okay. – It’s a $25 entry. It pays out about $20,000 to the winner. – Woo, not too bad. Not too bad at all. – So, it’s packed because almost everybody that lives around Lake Erie has entered in. – And they’re fishing this tournament. – Yes. – Wow, that’s awesome. You know, when you think of Lake Erie, of course, number one walleye fishery in the world, no doubt. And when it comes to great lakes, this is, I fished this lake many of times, I’ve never seen so many big fish in numbers of fish. And you know, Mark, tell us, I mean, do you think we have a shot at a fish that can be in that 10-pound range tonight? – Oh yeah. Last night we pulled probably 40 fish in hours. – Holy cat! – With two that were over 10. And uh numerous eight-pounders. – That is incredible. I don’t think there’s too many places in the country you can come out and try to catch that quality of fish, and we’re going to be basically trollin’ tonight, right Mark? – I mean, everything we’re going to be trolling a perfect 10 behind offshore boards.
And, uh, some Rapala, Husky Jerks, HJ-14– – Okay. – And there’s very short lead. Maybe 12 to 15 feet back, so your bait’s probably only running, you know, one to three feet deep. – So, them fish are right up on the top of that water column. And what are they feedin’ on this time of year? – Right now, the mouths of all the rivers are loaded with shad, emerald shiners, I mean, the bait balls that are on the screen, we just made a pass through before you got here, the bait is off the charts– – Astronomical. Hey, stay tuned. Let’s see what happens up here on Lake Erie.
And we’re gonna be using our RS Net to net a bunch of these fish. So, stay tuned. Let’s see what happens tonight out here. – The Badger Sportsman Magazine and Larry Smith Outdoors are teaming up once again to bring you more great outdoor prizes. This time, we’re giving away a Frabill ice suit, three Beaver Dam tip-ups, and a Jiffy propane auger, a package valued at $1,400. With your entry to win this awesome ice-fishing combo, you will also receive a complimentary issue of the Badger Sportsman Magazine, Wisconsin’s premiere publication on everything outdoors. To enter your chance to win, visit BadgerSportsman.com today.
– The Warrior Story continues with the best tracking, driest ride in the injury. Designed with a high degree of dead rise and bough flare to push water out and down for a smooth, dry, comfortable ride. The Smart Trolling Keel limits bough drift for enhanced boat control in the wind, and with a lifetime haul warranty, Warrior Boats are built to last. Warrior Boats: A Legend Reborn.
(electronic tones and smashing) – The new Acme Rattle Master has a built in echo chamber with a brass rattle that calls fish in. The body solid’s brass too, and won’t bend or dull, and reflects fish-attracting light all over the water column. This one-two punch of sight and sound means you drill less holes because fish come to you. Jig it, rip it, or shake it for crappie, walleye, northern, salmon, or trout. And experience multi-species action with just one bait. – Wings Over Wisconsin: a non-profit organization dedicated to natural resource restoration, preservation, and education with youth and community involvement.
With cooperation with private landowners, state and federal agencies, Wings Over Wisconsin has been a leader in the preservation of our natural wildlife habitat with donated dollars staying in Wisconsin, for Wisconsin. For information about how you can join this great organization, or how to start a new chapter, please visit WingsOverWisconsin.org. (exciting music) – Hey, Josh, what do you got going on there? – Well, we just got a pull back on the inside board. – Yep, not too bad. I’ll get the board for ya. – No telling yet, but it feels pretty heavy, so. – Yep, gonna be the first Lake Erie fish of the night here. (suspenseful music) Bring him in. Nice. Nice fish. Very nice fish. That’s the nice part about these nuts. I’ll tell you that. There is uh– That’s a nice fish.
Nice job. Got to love that. First fish of the night out here on Lake Erie. Look at them pods of bait and all the fish laying inside of there. That’s incredible. I mean, we’ve been going for probably about a quarter of a mile now, and that bait has just been solid. – This is starting to get pretty heavy. – The fish is getting bigger? – Yeah, this fish is pretty big. (motor engine whirring) – Nice! – That is a big fish! Holy moly! – That’s a dandy. – (laughing) Yeah, it is. Two in a row for ya! Holy moly! – Yeah, that’s a lonker. – Look at that fish! – It’s a good ‘un. – You guys, I’ll tell you what. This is Lake Erie, and there’s no way that there’s any place that you can catch consistently fish that are this size.
– Well, 29 on the button, anyway. – 29-incher. That’s sweet, sweet fish. – That’s a nice fish. (slow music) – Oh, nice fish. I see him back there. Definitely nice fish. (water splashing) Nice fish, there you go. Gotta love that. Nice job, Mark. All right. Nice fish. Very nice fish. Hey, Mark, I’ll tell you something. You know, the great part about what we’re doing with this show is we get to fish with a lot of different guides like yourself, and different fisherman, and it’s really unique the things that we run across. And I’ll tell you something: I gotta ask you a little bit about these rod holders that you have, because I’m gonna tell ya, I think they’re some of the best rod holders that I’ve ever seen. What do we have here? – These are made by Cisco, which is a local company based right here in Cleveland.
– Okay. – And out of every rod holder I’ve every used, I’ve never found anything as nice as these. – Can you show us actually how they all function, too? That’s pretty unique. – This is their tube. They have a quick release here so you can go up and down. – Right. – For whatever angle you want. And if you can– I don’t know if you can zoom in on this little sprocket. – Right on the bottom right there. – And as you pull up, and– – Holy cat, so any position? – Any position you want. – Now, that just slides up and down that track too, as far as where you wanna position it. – Yeah, you– Yeah. – In the boat. – Cisco makes the tracks. They have them gimbal mount. I mean, they can rig it for any boat that there is. This is their tub model. They have cradle models, which are very popular for Lake Erie when you’re deep sea fishing.
They have short cradles, long cradles, they have trees, which these trees are great for running boards. – Yeah, I think them trees for muskie fishing, what we do up on the Green Bay would be awesome. Look at that. – I mean, these things are so sturdy, that, I mean, I don’t think your muskies are going to hurt these. – Right, and you’re saying also with the Cisco mark, that’s got a lifetime warranty on them, too, huh? – Yeah, these have a 100% lifetime warranty. So, I mean, when you buy them, you get the best of the best, and you have no worries, because you can’t hurt them.
I mean, they’re pretty much indestructible. Not only that, but the other nice thing is they do make electronic mounts. – Yeah, the gimbals on, these, you gotta show these. These are– – The HDS-12. – I’m used to using another product, and I don’t think I’ll ever buy that product again, ’cause these things are solid. – Same thing. You have your quick release. Same thing. You can actually put a riser on that if you want to bring that up six inches, eight inches, any custom size. They’ll customize any length you want. – Okay. – I put a Cisco mount here. You put a Cisco mount up front. You can transfer that HDS-12 up here, if you’re jigging in the river.
You know, you’re sitting up front, you’re gonna put it up there. You’re trolling, you can put it back here. And, uh, these will not, I don’t care, I’ve been out here, you know, six, seven footers, and that electronic mount, when it’s locked, that graph is not moving. – She’s not moving a bit. Boy, when you start talking these big units like this, there’s a lot of weight there. And for that not to be bouncing up and down, you know, that’s pretty impressive. You know, when guys are looking for these Cisco mounts, how can they find them? They just go online, or? – Uh, yeah, it’s Cisco Fishing Systems. Dave Logan is who you want to talk to or Denny, and they’d be happy to– Oh, hang on! We’ve got a blue board going back here, pretty screaming back. – Nice, nice, nice. What are you gonna say about this one? You’re not gonna tell me it’s a 30, are ya? – It doesn’t feel like it. I said that at the beginning of the last one, so. – You did. I’ll tell you, what a ball out here. – It feels like a good one, though.
Another board’s going back on the other side. – Yep, another one. There we go. Got a double going here. – Got a double goin’. – I’ll get the board. Oh, that’s gonna be a nice fish, I think, Josh. Look at that board just laying right down. Mark’s got one on the other side here. – Here comes board number– – Ooh, there’s a lot of weight here. This is double hands. – Big fish, yeah. – Unless he’s hooked sideways, there’s a lot of weight. Holy man, I’m not kiddin’ ya.
It is a tremendous amount of weight on this fish right here. – There we go. (laughing) – He got by me the first time. – If it’s not chaos, you’re not– – Right? I love chaos. – Nice walleye there. – Yeah, there you go. Nice fish, I’ll tell you that. I can’t believe it. There is a few smaller fish in this system. – Yeah. If this is what you call a smaller fish. – Right, they’re not all 29 and 28 inchers. Nice job. (slow music) Hey, I’ll tell you, Mark, what an incredible fishery. You know what? And this fishery is like this every fall, you guys catch these fish like this, you know? And, I mean, tell us how we can get ahold of ya, if guys want to come out and do this type of fishing. You guys charter for this. And you actually work for Gary, right? – Uh, I help Gary out when I can. – Yeah, let’s call him over.
– Gary just come in from a charter. – Hey, Gary. – How are you? Hi, how are you? – Good to see you. – Good to see you guys. – You guys had a big fish tonight too, I heard. – We did, we did. It’s, like you said, it truly is an amazing fishery. To be able to come out here. It’s the walleye capital of the world. – By far. – And this trophy time for us, you know? The spring and fall, it’s trophy time. And this is a unique experience, because you get to fish at night. – Yes. – I always say, if you’ve never done it before, you have to do it. – Try it. – It’s like riding a roller coaster for the first time. You know? It’s that amazing. And when yu get people out here, they actually get a dead cut. – Right, I can see how it is. I’m thinking to myself, well, I’d like to come back and do this tomorrow night, and the night after that. – And the night after, and you know, it’s a drug. You just want to keep doing it and doing it.
And when people do it, this has grown to such an incredible nighttime fishery. You know, ten years ago, you’d get out here, there’d be 30 boats on the water. – Right. – Now we have 1,600 contestants in a fall roll. – Holy cats! – The first place prize is $20,000. – Right, and that is absolutely awesome. – All this has grown over the last eight or nine or 10 years. And for trevor boats like us, it’s great, because these people get in the brawl, and then we take them out, and not only are able to do a charter, but we have a chance to catch a monster fish for them, you know? Which is even better for promotion and everything also. – You ain’t kiddin’ about that. – So, it’s fantastic. – That’s awesome. Hey, Gary, let’s tell the folks out there, if they wanna come out and they wanna do some chartering with you and your guys, how can they get ahold of you? – The name of our charter business is called Blue Dolphin Charters. – Okay. – We’re on the web at BlueDolphinWalleye.com. The phone number is (216) 849-4954. We have four or five great captains.
My son’s a captain. Mark’s a captain. We have a couple of others. We can definitely get you out on the water for a great night of fishing. – And, you know, this time frame goes from when? Tell us what the time frame is for this fall nighttime fishing. – Typically, our fall bite starts in the middle of October, and as the weeks go on, the fishing gets better, and the fish get bigger. So, depending on what kind of winter we have, we can actually be out in the water from mid-December, third week in December. – Holy cats. – Actually, the colder, the better. – Right. – Because as the water gets colder, these fish feed more, they’re maturing their eggs more. So like, a fish that you caught tonight is ten pounds. In another three weeks, that fish will be 12 or 13. – Holy cats, talk about putting the feed bag on. – Yeah, I mean, they’re just absolute monsters. – That’s awesome. Hey, and I’ll tell you what, if you guys wanna experience some of the best walleye fishing in the world, give Gary a call. And just remember, like I always say, what a great day to be alive.
– Absolutely. (suspenseful music) – I’m Mark Greene. – I’m Patrick Lynch. Welcome to our all-new Lynch Mukwonago Dealership. – The brand-new Lunch Mukwonago Dealerships have over 500 new Chevys, Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, Rams, and pre-owned vehicles in-stock and all priced to sell. Stop by and check out their massive selection of trucks and SUVs, perfect for all your fall outdoor sports. – You do the driving, we’ll do the listening, ’cause I want you to love how you feel in your new ride. ♪ Nobody sells for less than Lynch. – From the equipment we use to the clothing we wear, the developments of modern ice-fishing technology only serves to make the time that 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 or 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. – At Jiffy, we pride ourselves at being number one in developing the best propane drills on the ice.
It’s why our engineers have worked side-by-side with anglers for 65 years running. (drilling) All built and tested right here in the USA. Patented proven performance is Jiffy’s vision for the future, and from where we stand, the future looks pretty darn sweet. Jiffy: we put the world on ice. – The new Beaver Dam titanium tip stick is the first ice rod with a built-in, extendable titanium spring bobber. Making it the most versatile ice rod ever. Extend the bobber for ultra-light pan-fish jig, or retract it for game fish or when it’s time for travel. It even has a built in raddling handle to attract a fish. It took a while to come up with an ice rod worthy of the Beaver Dam name, but when we did, boy, we nailed it. (glass smashing) (gun cocking) (sizzling) – Hi, Shotgun Chef here at Kettle Marine High School. Mrs. Sarah called me up. I got the kids from the culinary class. I’m going to teach them a few steps on how to cook today, make wild game.
The first one we’re making is venison. My own sausage recipe. It’s on the website. Biscuits and gravy. Girls, what’s your names? – Megan. – Kayla. – Kaitlin. – Megan’s gonna be making the sausage. – The other two girls are gonna be making biscuits. Start putting some more sauce in there. Let’s go, come on. Break the biscuits open. We got, uh, this recipe, guys, for on Saturday morning, you kids are gonna make it for your parents. I have the heat set at medium to medium-high right now. And she’s stirring it up.
I wanna break it up real good. Do me a favor, guys: do not take the sausage out of the pan. Leave it in the pan when you’re making this. And do me a favor. Look at the time. Look at the time when you put it in. – 1:58. – 1:58, holy– – That’s not right. – Yeah, okay, there we go. 7:29. 7:29. What is, aye, what’s the rule? You read this before you put it in. What does it say? How long? – 13-17 minutes. – Nice, nice. All right, let’s help her out.
She’s struggling over here. She looks like she’s nervous. I’m going to show you guys in a little bit what we do when we’re doing the segments of cooking while you’re waiting for this stuff to get done. What you want is, this is a cool substance with a hot one, so you don’t want to just dump it in. It just curdles all the stuff you’re making. That’s perfect. Now, let it simmer. So now while it’s simmering, guess what we do while we’re simmering? Dance, man. Ready? What do you gotta dance? – Oh, let’s go. – Let’s go. Cha-cha. (laughing) Now you do it. (laughing) Ah, man, you guys are the best at making biscuits.
Those are the best biscuits we’re gonna have all day. Ready? We’re gonna ladle over the top. Grab some forks. – (cheering) Shotgun! – That’s what I want to hear. We’re talkin’, we’re talkin’. Yeah! Dig in, ladies. Grab a fork. Let’s go. – Here’s a fork. – Remember, don’t spit it out if it’s no good. It’s got to be good. You guys made it. – I can’t cut it. – Yeah, you can. – This is a little difficult. – Plastic fork. – Ready? – I’m not ready. – One. – Two. – Three. Dig it. Watch out, it’s hot. Let me see. I’m ;not afraid to use your fork. Let me see how you girls did. Larry, you’re missing out on a bunch of hectic stuff here. Come on up. Don’t run the camera man over. – Whoa, whoa, whoa, watch out. – No, just eat right out of the pan. What the heck? (laughing) – Larry Smith Outdoors at Kettle Marine High School.
Biscuits and gravy. What do you guys all say? – Thank you! Bye! (cheering and clapping) (harmonica) – Badger Sportsman Magazine: Wisconsin’s Premiere Outdoor Magazine. Fishing and hunting in Wisconsin. Written by outdoor enthusiasts from Wisconsin. Each issue features timely fishing and hunting articles from experts across the state. Badge Sportsman Magazine will help you make the most out of your time in the woods or on the water. Subscribe to Badger Sportsman Magazine today. (suspenseful music) (exciting music) – Hey, Josh, you got us on a river here. And I don’t know if you know this or not, but I saw a bunch of signs up there that said canoes and kayaks only, because it’s too shallow. And we’re going down here in this Jet Dry.
Holy Moly. I’m telling you. Some of the stuff we went through couldn’t have been more than three inches. – Yeah, well, this is the kind of boat we need to do what we’re doing here. We’re fishing in a fairly small river system that turns into a bigger river system as we go. But, to get from hole to hole where these Pike are wintering, Larry, I mean, some of these riffles are only four or five or six inches deep. – Ooh, I was watching that. I was definitely hanging onto the side there.
– Yeah, we need the lightest jet, though, that we can get, and the highest ride that we can get to get to some of these spots out here. – So, what are we actually looking for? And let’s tell everybody what we’re doing here, Josh. You know, we’re going to be doing some Pike fishing. You’re gonna be catching them on fly rods. I’m gonna use some spinning tackle, and try to catch ’em on that. But what are you looking for? You’re looking for the deep water? – Well, we’re in a transition point right now, Larry.
– Okay. – So, we’re going from basically kind of the fall period of the pike fishing to the winter pike fishing. So, we’re in mid-November now. It’s starting to cool off a lot. So, these pike are receding to the places that are just the deepest. So, we might go two to three miles sometimes in-between spots. – Wow, okay. – Because there’s just a lot of dead water that’s too shallow. These pike have moved into these deeper areas. Just like behind us, there’s a great big deep ledge here. Those pike can sit either on top of that ledge and look out across the river, or they can sit down low in some cover and they’re just waiting to intercept the various suckers and shiners and chubs and chad that move through the river system.
– Well, that’s awesome. You know, stay tuned. Let’s see what happens here. I’m very interested to see you catch some of these pike on that fly rod, for sure. (fun music) Here we go. Got a pike. Boy, I’ll tell ya. I saw that fish come from right underneath that log, Josh – That’s awesome. – That was absolutely cool. Nice fish, too. – Yeah, not a bad fish at all. – That was absolutely a ball! You know, you gotta realize, we’re fishin’ this river. It’s a tiny, little river. And to be catching fish on it. I would never even think to fish in here. Bite! There’s fish! Nice fish. Here we go. That’s a nice fish. Boy, he came off from the other bank right there. And I’ll tell you, holy cats.
– Yeah, they’re really turned up. They can fight right now. – Look at that. That’s a decent fish. Nothing wrong with that one. – Cool. – Good deal. Nice job! Nice deal. Woo! Gotta look. Nice job, Josh. Slow down, slow down, slow down. Take your time. Take your time. That’s a big dog. Ah, big fish, big fish, big fish. Ah, that’s a nice fish. Look at that fish. They don’t look that good. Ooh, that’s a nice fish. Woo hoo, baby! Gotta love it! I love it! You know, that was absolutely awesome, because you know what, we were heading back up river again, and I said, hey, all right, let’s get outta here. You know, we got a long trip back here. And you said let’s stop. You know, give her ten minutes. That’s awesome. That fish came right out. I never saw him until he got ten feet from the boat.
You know what? That pretty much wraps up our show for this week, but, you know, Josh, I know there’s a lot of people, a lot of our watchers out there, that are gonna want to come out and experience this trip. Tell everybody how they can get ahold of you guys. – Best way to do it is to look up Mad River Outfitters. That’s who I dive for. They’re based in Columbus, Ohio. You can go to MadRiverOutfitters.com. Or they can call them at (614) 451-0363.
– And I’ll tell you what: we had an absolute awesome time down here in Ohio, and we will definitely be back. And, like I always say, just to remember, what a great day to be alive. (splashing) – See the fliers in the net? Fliers in the net. – Oh, okay. (laughing) – There’s a lot of fliers. – We call them back home eaters, Josh, just so you know. – Eaters? – You guys call uh 10 EE6 28-inchers eaters.
– I call them dinks. – We call those orlandos. – Orlandos? – Yeah, you just need an orlando bun. (Larry laughing) .
As found on Youtube