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Icouldn’t find a five. . . togo in there in timeand it erased them all. My man is in play right here. Hey, welcome toLarry Smith Outdoors. This week we’re upon the Madison chainand we’re fishing with ourgood friend Kevin Fasman,and I hope I pronouncedyour last name right Kevin. – Yep. That’s good enough. – Good enough. Hey I’ll tell ya, you know what,you and me are big plastics guysand you are more of aartificial guy than I am by farbecause you’re a bass guy. And today we’re gonna startoff fishing for blue gillsand then we’re gonna do somebass fishing afterwards. Is there any walleyesin these lakes?- There’s a few walleyes butwe’re probably not gonna be intheir zipcode. – Are you kidding me? So we’re not gonnafish walleyes today?Hey I’ll tell ya, tell yawhat we’re gonna be doing. Now we’re at, thisis Mud Lake right?- Right. – Okay, we’re upon here on Mud Lakeand tell us, I guess, you know,what kind of presentationwe’re gonna be working with. – We’re looking for some ofthe really nice blue gills thathave come up shallowthis time of year. There’s some fish at bed,some swimming around. And there’s some reallygood fish in this chain. Some really good pan fish. We’re gonna try to target them. We’re gonna be using someKalin’s two inch crappie scrubsand see if that does the trick. We’re gonna be fishing a lot ofKalin’s Hard and Softfishing Kalin’s Baits today. – Which is a bigsponsor of yours and mine. So. . . – We’re gonna putthis stuff to the testand hopefully we get ’em. – You know what, you’re makingme a little bit nervous whenwe were going throughthat channel thereand you we’re upthere casting for bassand you wereflipping around polesand gettingunderneath them trees. You know what, if it comesto that kind of fishing,I got a feeling I’mdeep trouble Kevin. – I was wondering how adeptyou were at that so we’ll see. We’ll give you a littleprecursor and you’ll be fine. – Right, well I’mjust telling you,if you start outfishing me too much,I’m gonna give you a ride with about 10 feet of line soyou can’t get allthe way up in here. Hey, let’s see what happenstoday out on the Madison chain. Now we’re gonna be fishing howmany differentlakes on this chain?- We’re gonna try three. You know we’ve got kind ofa short day going right now. But, we’ll see ifwe can get her done. – Okay, alright, let’s seewhat happens here today. Awesome day, finally after acold front, warmed back up. – Yeah. – You think these gills aregonna be still on the beds?It’s getting prettylate isn’t it?- Yeah they should be. These, some of theselakes are pretty deep. Yeah, we’ll go to thelake north of here. Lake Monona that’s a lot deeper. It’s 80 feet deep. – Okay. And that tends tohave a later spawn. If we don’t get ’emhere, we’ll go up there. – That’s kind of nice whenyou got such a variety ofdifferent lakes here. This is a real shallowbody of water here right?I mean I didn’tsee anything that,I couldn’t see thebottom for most part. – Actually, it used to bebut they dredged it out. – Okay. – You see, there’s a beltline in the background,you see cars running on?- Yeah. – They took fillout of this lake,it used to be justa eight foot flat. – Right. – Now it’s 24 feetdeep and it’s small,and there’s a prettydecent size holeand there’s a lot ofneat points and edgesand that’s what makes thislake kind of neat to fish. – Awesome I’m excited. Hey, let’s get fishing. – The Warriorstory continues withthe best tracking, driestride in the industry. Designed with a highdegree of dead riseand bow flare to pushwater out and down fora smooth, dry, comfortable ride. 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All you have to do issubmit that picture tothe Badger Sportsman dot com. – Now Kevin that’s,what are you saying that is?How do you know that’s bass fry?- Just becacause, well,- You can tell justthe way the swarm is there. – Because Iworked in fisheries onand off for 10 years. and I know quite abit about this stuff. – Okay. – Yeah, its, I justknow their bass fry just bythe way theirpositioned in the water. They’re grouped tight. – Okay. And the male willusually take care of ’em. It’s unusual to not seea male swimming around’em right now at that size. – Really?So the male acutally,see I didn’t know that. – Yep. – So the male actually,is that in small mouthand large mouth?- Yeah. – Or just large mouth?- Small mouth typicallywon’t go them as long. – They tend tospawn in areas that- Okay. don’t let the fry staytogether, you know,- Right. – They’re out a lotin the washed areas. But in areas whereits, you know,where there’s notmuch wave action,there’s a lot of weeds. – Yep. – They’ll sticktogether like that forthey’ll probably follow ’emaround for a week or two. – Holy cats,that’s interesting. How that goes like that huh? – A bass fishermancatching blue gills?- I havefun with blue gills,- There you go . – I use a nine foot noodle rod. – That’s anice gill right there. Now you caught thaton that scrub huh?- Yeah I got that on thattwo inch crappiescrub from Kalin’s. – And yousaid, you know,I was catching themsmall ones, you said,- Yeah. if I want to get agood one, I’m gonna,it’s gonna be a good one ifI catch it on that scrub. – Sunnie. – Got a sunnie. – Woo, he swallowedthat sucker too. I know I can dobetter than this. – What?- Yeah, it’s a bass. – You catch anotherone on that scrub. . . – No, no it’s a crappie. – It’s a crappie?- It’s a good one. – Oh that’s abeaut. . . oh Kevin!And that’s what you’re usingthat scrub is a crappie bait. – That’s the firstcrappie I caught all day. – God dang it Iwant one of them scrubs. Are you serious?- It must, – You catch one more. They must be drawn to that scrubcause that’s the firstcrappie I caught inthis lake all year. – We go up onthe wharf we use thatscrub all the time andwe did a show last fall- That’s a nice fish. – nice fish. That’s man pachanick’sold bass boat. See it up there?What the heck iswith that mallard?- I think it’s in love. – That is so goofy. – There’s some decentfish right here. Got ’em on the scrub. You got one too?- Yep. He’sunder the boat – We suck up in thislittle channel hereand I’ll tell ya, niceblue gill right there. Gotta love that. – You see a basschasing that thing?- No, oh yeah. – Oh, oh, I do. Just hit a basschasing the blue gill. – Chasing the bluegill. Yeah that was cool. – Got a nice seven and ahalf, seven, three quarter. – Oh. That’s lookslike a better one, or not?- It’s not bad. – Yeah. – Bout a seven incher. – Yeah, seven inch. – They’re liking this shadealong this bank right here. There’s a lot of themtucked in there but. . . – We haven’thad much shade lately. – There’s somenicer fish in therebut they haven’tbit our baits yet. – That’s a nice fish. – Here we go. – Boy I just, oh,that’s a little better one. I love this ride too, I just,I just threw up there. And turn my head. Pretty fish. I don’t care what’sbiting as long assomething’s pulling on theother end, I’m a happy camper. – Kevin, that lookslike a, oh that’s- Here we go. – Now that’s a nice gill,that’s a nice gill anywhere. – That’s why ya fish theMadison chain right there. – That’s a nice gill. Boy, they’re pretty fish too. – What’s this aneight inch-er, solid fish. – Yeah. – Look at how high they are. They’re reallyhigh and wide here. – Kalin’s has beencatching multi species fish,for over 30 years. From our crappie grubs,to our sizmic series ofhybrid swim baits and grubs. To our jerk minnows. – You can’t see thatjerk minnow can ya?- No, he ate it. – To our garlicand salt impregnated wacko worm. – That’s a Kalin’s wacko. – Our premiumline of Kalin jig heads. Oh and our originalKalin’s grub,still does a prettygood job too. – Just look at that Kalin’sin her mouth right there. – Patrick, whatyou doing out here?- Mark, I’m goingfishing this weekendbut with this massiveselection of trucks,I can’t figure outwhich one to take. – The brand newLynch Mukwonago stores havea massive selection of brandnew Chevrolet, Chrysler,Dodge, Jeep and Ram trucks,cars, vans and SUVs. Make you’re next stopat new state of the art,Lynch Mukwanagodealerships today. ♪ Nobody sells forless than Lynch ♪ – You know things arereally getting bad when,an Oreo cookie, look atthis, look how thin that is. That’s it. – It’s thebait of choice. When you’re fishingthis hard coverand you want something thatlands fast, falls slow,but not too slow and isheavy enough to cast,these are the deal. – Hey, hey, hey. Now that one was laying tied up. – Yeah. It’s a littletighter around the docks. – Yeah, sure. – Can’t show theKalin’s wacko wormcause he shook it but,- There issome Kalin’s it’s gone. – Alright well, we’vebeen at this forabout five minutes and hopefullythey get a little bigger. – Yeah theywere all fun fish. I love catching bass. Doing some bass fishing,blue gill fishing upon the Madison chain. Yeah, something different. We do a lot of different things. It’s kinda nice. Not always fishing walleyes. Nice job Kevin. Nice, nice fish. Boy I tell ya, that is amazing. Nice fish, that’s a big pig. Nice fish. – Not use to thesehigh sides. Got him. – Nice fish. – You know that was funny,fishing down thisstretch of docks here. I look out to my rightand I just this badboy cruising around. And that’s the power ofthese stick baits is,these wacko worm baitsmade by Kalin’s is thattheir so subtle that youcan throw ’em right ontop of a fish, it’s really closeand they really don’tknow what’s going onand it gives ’emtime to react to it. That bait prolly sunkfor prolly three,four seconds when that fishfinally turned back aroundand said, I gotta have it. – Nice. Very nice. – Kalin’s wackoworm right there. – Very nice, very nice. – Hey Kevin, you caughtthree like that now. Rig me up that way. Now you’re rigging this,what do you call it?Texas style?- Yeah this is Texas rig. – Okay now,- And I use a pretty finewire hook it’s a lot smaller. I believe the most importantthing about hooking a fish isgetting the barb in. A lot of guys wanta big strong hook. – Okay. – I want a hookthat can take it. – Sharper. – But it’s thin wire andit has a decent barb on it. – Okay. – This thing has never bentout on me in a bunch offish I caught. – Okay. – It’s about as smallI’ll go. Size two. – So how areyou rigging that?You’re going rightthrough that wacko worm. – Right through the front,just pull about aquarter inch in. – Yep. – Turn back around. – Kinda do it slowerso people can see it. Yep. – Works better on line causeI like to bury the knot withthe rubber that protectsthe knot a little bit. But til we get it tied on, Ican pull it back a little bitbut I just, like a lot of guysmight keep it in the worm. I like it to just layright on top of like that. – So its mead-less huh?- Yeah and these wormsare stiff enough thateven casting it hard, itusually stays right thereand it’s totally snag proof. – Awesome. – Which is great for fishingaround some of this hard cover. – Game on. – Nice to meet you, I’m Paul. – Same here, Paul,nice to meet you. Nice to meet you guys. – Goddard- So you guys can’tjust fish the daily?You gotta actually go backand do some community service?- We had meetings andstuff this morning,we just got out. – Yeah. – Looks like yougot a wacko worm on there. – Yeah, sure do. – Hey I justcasted up there Kevin. What the heck?Aw, you’re killing me. Wow, I just cast underneath it. Hey we were justtalking to the guys fromthe Badger football team. – Wow this gota nice built to it too. – Just likethem guys, you see that?I wouldn’t want to getin a tussle with them. I saw them coming down thedocks, I’m moving right over. – Yeah, I was gonna say,“Hey you’re in my spot”but I decided not to. – No, Ithink that was a wise thing. Some good guys though. You know it’s great to see. That’s a nice fish too. – Yeah, it’s gota nice feel to it. – Boy, I’ll tell ya,it’s nice to see theseguys that play football,still like to fish too. So that’s awesome. You know what?I can’t believe someguys that play forthe Badger footballteam watch our show. That’s awesome. I didn’t know footballplayers fished too. Geez and watch our show. – Shotgun Steve Schafferin the kitchen today,I got a special guest hername is Brittney Chronand she works on desserts. She’s gonna show us afew things she makesand she’s got aspecialty, matter of fact,two specialties matterof fact for Larry that’sgonna knock his socks off. Talk to me what you do Brittany. – Well I bake cakes. Cupcakes, cakes andI have here fourth ofJuly cupcakes for today. – Nice. – And,- Let’s see one. So you say when you squeezeit there’s three differentfrostings come outat the same time. – That’sright I make a big, bigand I put threelittle bigs insideand then when you squeeze it,it comes outaltogether like this. – So now it’s acupcake on a turn tableor you do it by hand?- Nope. – That’s waytoo steady for me. I’m like, uh. You know what thebest part of this is?This cupcake, what isthis, one bite for Larry. Just gone, it’s like,he eats like a dog. So. . . So show us some of thethings you make thatput you different from likea grocery store or something. – Well there’s a little bitmore free range with creativity. I got some wedding cakes here. – That you didall by yourself without. . . – All free hand. – Woah, whatwere you an artist inschool or something before?- Yeah, Itook some art classes- Okay, alright. and I kind of transferredit onto the cakes. – Yeah look at theseones, holy cow, that is sharp. – Thank you. And then in back here Ihave some birthday cakes. – Slow down, oh,what is that Mickey Mouse?- Minnie. – Minnie?- Yeah. – A purse?- Uh huh,a Louis Vuitton purse. – Oh, can you, Larry, Larry,can you imagine wrappingyour lips aroundsome Louis Vuitton purse?Well good. How canwe get ahold ofyou if someone is lookingto have a cake madeor cupcakes or. – Well I created thislittle poster for today. It has my phonenumber, email address,and you can look me up onFacebook with Cakes by Brittney. – Nice. And let’s see what kind ofspecialties do you got forthe boss man Mr. Larry. – Well I gotsomething pretty special. – Oh, look at that. – It’s just for Larry though. – Larry Smith Outdoors,I don’t know if that’llfit in the boat. Cave man what do you think?You think he canhave that in a boat?- Aw he’d havethat gone in two bites. Nice job ondemonstrating everything. – Thank you. – Let’stry your cupcakes. – Okay. – I, youknow, I gotta see whatthe difference is betweenyours and everybody else’s. Alright ready to dig in?Oh you take thewhole wrapper off? Ready?Oh my god, From Larry Smith Outdoors,I’m Shotgun Steve Shaffer. Oh that’s some nice frosting. – Thank you. Should I clean mymouth off too? Okay. Larry, you’re missing itagain brother. Hey one bite I saidnot the whole thing. – The BadgerSportsman is the magazine foroutdoors in Wisconsin. Not a subscriber?Now is the time. You won’t want tomiss a single issue. It’s packed full foreverything you need to know foropen water success, no matterwhat species your targeting. For availability in your areaand subscription information,check out BadgerSportsman dot com today. – That is what it’s all about. – A pushmower on a rope?- That’s the way Ithink you’d have to do it. – I nevereven thought about it. – Well I’d liketo see you mow that. You dog, you, Kevin. Aw it’s a nice fish too. You are absolutely killing me. Hey I had the firstshot in on that dock. Again, and itdidn’t work for me. C’mon you got thesame color I got on? – Yeah that green pumpkin magic. Kalin’s wacko. – I’ll tellya that’s wherebeing a precise caster comes in. That is nice fish. Boy all of sudden thingsare lighten up Kevin. The warrior world’scoming alive. – Hey how comeyou’re not catching anything? – It’s just not my time yet. Not my time. – What time isit? So I can set my alarm. – Hey, good thingshappen to those who wait. Hey! C’mon!I just cast it in there. Are you kidding me dude?I just cast it right there. Something’s going on. – You ain’t get deep enough. – Isn’t that something?He made it in there aboutthree foot farther than I didand he caught the fish. – I don’t care, they’restill fun at that size. – I’ll take one thatsize any day of the week. That’s just not right. I mean I was, you gotthree feet underneath thatdock farther than I got. So you were almost to the frontof that pontoon right there. I got three quartersof the way in there. See how much of adifference it makes?That’s just not right. – Film that failure. – Yeah. That’ll fix youfor out fishing me. – It was betterwhen I was youngerand I could see theeye of the hook. – Ya got one yet Larry? I’m back. – Keeptying, keep tying. – He’s already done. – That’s just not right. He’s still got young eyes. My eyes are getting bad. I’m getting, I’m alittle bit older. – Your oldeyes couldn’t tell thatwasn’t a fish. – Hey, what did Kevin say?It’s smells fishy aroundhere and swing on everything. What is the deal?Oh are you kidding me?I can’t believethis, this is like,this is like 20to nothing so far. – That’s a practiceone there but,- Hey, Kevin don’tyou know who you think I am?- Probably thesame person I think I am. – What am I doing wrong?I’m trying to figure it out. Oh yeah!- Alright. – Well finally- There you go Larry. – It’s not amonster but its a fish. – It’s a good fish. – Yeah, I got one. Oh they’re some good fighters. Gotta love it. You know, so used towalleye fishing thatthat’s the deal Kevin, you know,I still got all this walleyemagic on my hands fromthe last couple days on Bagel. That úfinally I gotta touchthis bass a little bit, yeah. – You should take mewalleye fishing some time,get revenge. – Right, no,I don’t think so. – THere’s somemore bass under there. – There’s probably about 30 of’em underneath thereif I caught one. I got one finally. Cute little bass. I like that. Oh, are you kidding me?That’s my dock? – There’smore under there. Oh, whatever. – Fun size. A day like today,throwing plastic,salt plastics like Kalin’swackos catching ’em like this. Perfect day. – Awesome. Hey, hey I got one. Now watch out. Kevin Van Damm Jr has arrived. Okay maybe I’d be senior he’sa little bit younger thanI am. – Heyspeaking of which,have you been dying your hair?- What are you talking about? – Warrior world, it’sa good place to be. You catch one more, I’mgonna be hooked up to thatsizmic grub I’ll tell you that. – You startfishing the drop shotand the sizmic grub andyou know it’s not a giantbut it’s about the 10th castwith it so we’re hoping. – That’s not too shabby. – It’s a better signof things to come. – HeyKevin, what’s that,what’s that buildingin front of you thathouse in front of you,with a, a big flag. Is that what I think?- That’s the Governor’s Mansion. – Right there. That’s where our Governor lives?- Yeah we’ll just go up andsee if we can catch a fish onhis dock after we getdone fishing this hole. – Right. There we go. – It’s a biggen,it’s a biggen dude. – Oh its a big fish,this a big fish. I’m gonna back mydrag off a little bit. I only got 10 pounds. What do you bassguys run? Like 110? Right? 40?- 14 is a lotdifferent than 10 whenyou got a fish likethat in the weed. – Oh look therehe is right there. – He’s a biggen. – Look at thesize of that bass. Look, there hegoes, look at him. – Look it,here he comes again. – I thought youbass guys always just,flip ’em right in but – Don’t you worryabout that buddy. – We don’t need nonets see how that goes?That’s a nice fish. – There you go buddy. – Thank Kevin. Wow, look at that. That is absolutely atank, gotta love it. You know what?The old Kalin’scomes through again. – Hey Kevin thanksfor a great day. You know what?This is the first time I everfished the Madison chain. It looks like agreat body of water. We had a lot of fun,like we always do. And you know what?I learned a lot about fishingsmall mouth and large mouth. And that to me is themost important thing. Again, when it comes tofishing you’re always learning. Hey, and I hopeeverybody loves our show. And appreciate you watching it. And just remember, it’sa great day to be alive. – If we went over in frontof the Governors Mansionand if he was home,I’d pull out a Sun Dropand peanut butterand jelly sandwich,I’ll guarantee ya,as soon as he saw itcause the sun’s ata perfect angle,saw that glimmer offthat sun drop bottle,I’ll guarantee ya he’dbe out on his dock. Hey what are you guys catching?I only have one Sun Drop leftand sorry to say I’m notsharing it with any Governor. I don’t even know if I wouldshare my last Sun Drop withJennifer Lopez. – You’dthink by drinking thatyou wouldn’t haveto die your hair. – What are you talking about?What would make you thinkthat I would die my hair. That’s what women do.