Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Part 1 | Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine

Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Part 1 | Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine


[voice in background] So, whenever you’re ready. – Well folks, welcome to this week’s Bob Redfern’s
Outdoor Magazine. We’re in beautiful Erie, Pennsylvania. We’re in UPMC Park here, home of the Erie
Sea Wolves, and I’m gettin’ ready to throw out the first pitch of tonight’s game. Let me get this ball down range, and then
we’re going to come back, and we’re going to do some great fishing action on this week’s
show. You ready guys? All right. Well folks, first pitch, okay. So I grounded it in, it’s a good catcher,
but listen, we’ve got a lot of great fishing action coming your way, right here on Lake
Erie, from Erie, Pennsylvannia, right here at UPMC Park, home of the Sea Wolves. And Sea Wolf where’d you go, brother? Here man, woohoo! That’s what I’m talkin’ about, woo! Oh man, yeah, it’s just been a great day,
brother. He shot this hog. Look at that! Wow! Let me hold that thing. – [Spectator] Nice! [music] [music] – Well. – [Joel] He’s up ‘ere. – Yeah, you know. There it is! – Here it comes. – I see him coming. Folks, welcome to our show this week. We are in Erie, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie. We’re back up here with my good friend, Joel
Carradine of Bandit Sport Fishing. We were up here a couple of years ago, and
we’ve decided to come on back up. It’s walleye season all the way up here. Hey Joel, I’ll tell you what man: we’ve got
a boat load of guys this mornin’. We got first mate, Ryan Lucas here – Hi! – We got our good friend, Ben Hines. He’s on board, gonna catch some fish with
us. He is the manager of the Field and Stream
store up here in Lake Eerie. And Joel Carradine, okay, Captain Joel right
here. – Yes sir! – All right, bro. Now the bite’s been really good. – It has, it has. That looks like a good fish comin’ aboard. – Yeah, looks like a nice a little fish. – That’s a nice walleye. – Nice walleye, yeah! – [Joel] You got it, no, you got ’em. – Get ’em out, Ryan, get him up here. – [Ryan] Right on, brother. – Oh yeah! – [Ben] That’s a good start. – [Joel] That’s probably four pounder blonde. – Yeah, man, oh my goodness. We’re already startin’ off better than we
did the last time, huh? – Yes sir. – Well, listen, I have to ask ya while our
mate here is getting this thing off. Tell me a little bit about the trips that
you guys do up here. Because, I mean, you know, Lake Erie is a
very special place and you know, it can be on one day, off the next. It’s just one of those great things that you
love doing, I know. – Yes sir, it is the beginning of June and
we’re fighting a little cold weather, as you could see this morning. But you know, we got a great start to morning. A nice four pound walleye. – I gotta hold this fish up for everybody
to see if I can grab it, oh yeah. – It’s a beautiful- that’s what’s comin’ now. That’s about the average size, twenty- – And that is great eating. – [Joel] Oh yeah, it’s wonderful. – At nineteen to twenty bucks a fileted pound. – [Joel] Yes sir. – Okay, is this one goin’ in the box? – Oh yeah. – A’ight. – [Bob] Nice! – [Joel] He’s goin’ back to South Carolina. – Yes sir, there you go, brother. Man, I’m tellin’ ya, it’s awesome. – [Bob] Fish on, a’ight, get ‘er, Ben! A’ight man, I’m tellin’ you. You know, Ben, this beats anything else, doing
fishin’, man, early in the mornin’. – Yes it does. It’s were it’s at, why we do what we do. – [Bob] Now, Joel. – [Joel] How’s that feel, Ben? There’s one there. – There’s a fish on there, yeah man. – That’s what I was waitin’ to feel. – [Bob] I’m tellin’ ya, you know what you’re
pullin’ in there is filets. – Oh yeah, that’s good food. – I may have big fish so far though, Joel. – I think so, oh yeah. – [Bob] That’s okay. Get ‘er, Ben. – [Joel] Good job. – [Bob] Oh yeah. – [Joel] Black mamba. – [Bob] That’s a keeper. – [Joel] Oh yeah, that’s a good twenty inch
fish. – [Bob] Yeah, man. – [Ben] We are doing well, so far, today. – [Joel] Yeah, we’re doin’ well. – This feels like a good fish. – Yeah, don’t go no where, Ben. Come on, we gotta coach him up. We gotta coach him up a little bit. Now I will tell ya, you know, Ben, bein’ the
local go-to guy for tackle at Field and Stream Store here in Lake Erie, you know, this has
gotta be a special place. You know, as a store manager, watchin’ all
that stuff comin’ in and out of here for fishin’. – [Ryan] Who wants to reel this one in, guys? Doubled up? – We’re doubled up this morning. – Okay, well I’ll shut up. Hold that thought. Aw yeah. – Got a little tanker on there, do you? – Yeah, this feels like a good one. – Well, it’s got some shoulders on that one. – Aw man, here I thought I had big feasts
and look at that, you got me beat. Oh my goodness, well, I will tell you what,
folks, I’ll tell ya, the reels and rods that I’m fishin’ today, of course, Abu Garcia the
Veritas. It is an eight foot six, and you gotta have
a little bit of a tip here that’s got some bend to it for these walleye and of course,
I’ve got the Revo Toro Beast. And, I’m usin’ actually, fourteen pound Berkley
Trilene Sensation here today. So, but you do got some shoulders, man. You see, you gotta let the boat captain catch
the big fish, huh? That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout right there. – Always get one for the boat. – [Ryan] Take ‘er. – I appreciate you guys comin’ ’cause I don’t
get to do this that often. – Another keeper right there, huh? All right, in the box. Got it! – [Ryan] How you doin’, Joel? Where you at? – Thirty three. – [Ryan] All right. – Now, Joel, when the customers come up here,
what do you kinda tell ’em their expectations are? A: They’re gonna have a great time. You got a great boat, okay. And, they’re gonna enjoy goin’ out with Bandit
Sport Fishin’. – Yes sir. We expect- we’re a full service charter. The only thing that the people need to bring
is some water, refreshments, some food. – [Ryan] Oh yeah, that’s
a good lunch. – [Joel] Water, refreshments, food. – [Bob] Oh, that is a big fish. Oh my gosh. – [Ryan] Just came off. – [Joel] Did it pop off? – [Ryan] Yeah. – [Bob] Aw, that’s good to eat. – [Announcer] Coming up next: we head back
to Lake Erie for some more walleye fishing with Bandit Sport Fishing charters. Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine is being brought
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one of the top whale hunting destinations in America. – Folks, welcome back to the show. We’re here at Erie, Pennsylvania, and with
me today, is just a wonderful example of what Erie, Pennsylvania’s all about. We have Mark Jeanneret. He’s the executive director for the Erie Sports
Commission, and he’s gonna talk to us a little bit about this beautiful city, Erie, Pennsylvania,
and what they all have to offer. And I will tell ya, Mark, it’s an honor and
a privilege to be here. And we’re here tonight at Sea Wolves Park,
a great draw for here. Tell us about family fun, and this is a great
destination to come. – Yeah, you know what, Bob? This is just one of the examples. UPMC Park, it’s home for our double A baseball
team, the Erie Sea Wolves. They play from April right through to September. We have a junior hockey team that’s been incredibly
successful here that plays in the newly renovated arena, right next door. We had to work fifteen million dollars in
renovations about four years ago. So, there’s lots of stuff to do here. You know, year round, we have D league basketball
team. The Bayhawks, as well. So, lots of family fun, and stuff in the area,
and lots of nature owe to Presque Isle State Park. So, certainly a great destination for families
to come and visit. – Well, you know more of what’s so impressive,
for me, as an outdoorsman, okay, again, the fishery is just absolutely off the charts. But, families, mom and dads and kids will
pile in the car, they’ll come up here. Mom may sleep a little late. Dad take out son and the girls out on the
boat and then, catch some fish. Then, during the rest of the day, you guys
have just got so many sights and sounds to offer here. That’s why it’s such a great destination. I really, truly believe Erie, the weather,
and it’s just one of those places that, you know, you always wanna come back to. – And we always have blue skies, like this,
everyday. And its been perfect. And again, getting back to some of those things,
you know, we’re like a lot of destinations. We have a great amusement park called Waldameer. It’s an amusement park and water park, as
well. The interesting thing about that, you can
go to the amusement park, and you don’t have to pay admission. You pay for rides if you wanna ride the rides. But, if you’re not a ride goer, it’s not like
they hit you up for forty bucks at the door just to walk around the park. Free parking, as well. We’ve got one of the best indoor water parks
in the winter because it does snow here once in a while. Splash Lagoon is one of the best indoor water
parks in the Northeast. We have a fabulous zoo that has over four
hundred animals. And, we’re really a hidden gem. There’s not a lot of people that understand
the amenities that we have here, and we’re real proud of what we put together and what
we’re building. – Well, you know, finally, if folks wanna
log on to the destination and they wanna find you, again, folks, you can log on to Bob’s
Top 16. You’ll be able to find the Erie Sports Commission
there, as well as visiterie.com. But if they want to plug in, and all the different
sights and sounds of Erie, how can they get a hold of you guys? – [Mark] Well, in the best ways, the Visit
Erie website at visiterie.com. Visit Erie also has an app that you can download
online. You can plan your whole visit. So, those would be the best places to go. And if you wanna check out what we do in this
sports commission world, certainly, we invite them to take a look at eriesportscommission.com. – Get ’em, Joel. Snab him off there, brother. Ah ha, see? Even the boat captain gets to fish today. – Oh yeah. – Yeah, man. – And I appreciate it. – Oh no, hey, listen man, everyone’s havin’
fun on the boat today. – [Ben] Joel doesn’t get to do that very often. – No, he doesn’t. That’s okay. You know, it’s really important, though, for
all your clients, Joel, that, you know, I mean, they gotta be able to spend all day
on a boat. And it’s very very important. Folks that watch the show, I know they ask
me all the time, Bob, is Joel really that much fun? Well, yeah! I mean, I go out with those boat captains
who offer that opportunity for their clients to have a good time all day long. ‘Cause that’s really what it’s about. I mean, you know, we always like catchin’,
but fishin’s fishin’, you know? Some days you have great days, like today. And some days, well, it’s kinda slow, but
at least you’re out on the water. It’s beautiful, and you know, Ben, for guys
that come up, and gals that come up for tourism, here at Lake Erie, I mean, I’m just tellin’
ya, they bring the family and they wanna go out. They wanna fish. They wanna do all kinds of things. They wanna come by the store, get all the
trinkets and goodies there. And then, they wanna fish and catch some walleye
with you. – Yes sir. – I mean, it’s always a kind of- really a
treat, a trip that folks look forward to. – This feels like a really good fish too. – Don’t tell me you’re gonna get the next
big fish. Man, I’m tellin’ ya, look at what he’s doing
to us. Man, oh man. – Twenty feet, Ryan. – [Ryan] Gotcha. – Yeah, that is. You got it, Ryan? – I got it. – He’s workin’ you to death this mornin’,
man. – [Ryan] I’m used to it. – [Bob] Okay, well that’s a good thing. – [Ben] Good problem to have. – [Ryan] Beautiful. – [Bob] Yeah, that’s a good one. – [Ben] You’re gonna have a nice bunch of
filets. – Bro, that’s awesome! Yeah, you know, normally I don’t. This time, I bet, I’m gonna take the dang
things home. Folks, stay tuned. When we come back, we’re headed to The Sportsman’s
Table, another great recipe. Maybe I could even get Sea Wolf to come in and try some of the food. How ’bout that? [music] [Announcer] The Sportsman’s Table is brought
to you by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Whether you live in South Carolina or out
of state, be sure to buy South Carolina grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. Make sure your food is South Carolina Certified. It’s a matter of taste. – Folks, welcome to our Sportsman’s Table
recipe this week. We are in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina at
Wacca Wache Marina and Deck 383 Restaurant down here. And our chef today is Executive Chef Jermaine
Alston. He is the head guy right down here at Deck
383 Restaurant in beautiful Murrells Inlet. I gotta welcome you to the show, my friend. – Bob, thanks for having me. – Hey listen, I’ll tell you what, we got a
great recipe and I’m really excited about this. ‘Cause this is one of the most favorite things
that I love and that’s fried green tomatoes. And not everybody can do that, huh? – Oh no, everybody can’t do fried green tomatoes. – Well, this going to be awesome. Okay now, tell me, what is going to be your
first step here? Okay, other than Certified SC grown green
tomatoes. – South Carolina SCC, grown right up the road
from Lee’s Farm, best vegetables around here. Trust me. – All right, man. What’s the first step? – The first step, we gonna slice the tomato
real quick. About a quarter inch thick. – Now that kinda makes it where when you’re
talkin’ bout green tomatoes, you gotta have ’em crispy. – You don’t wanna cut it too thick, ’cause
you’re gonna have that extra crust on it. So I always cut mine ’bout a quarter inch
thick. We’re gonna dredge it in the buttermilk. – Oh man, buttermilk, mmm! Oh, look at that! – Our special season blend. Just make sure the whole green tomato is coated
all the way through. That’s good, that’s good now. All right. – All right, now I got the pan ready for you,
man. – Pan is ready, I hear you. Oh, that’s what you wanna hear, right there. That crisp, right there. Oh, now we cookin’, baby. – [Bob] Now what’s the secret? How long you gonna leave ’em in there? – Imma cook ’em probably about, not even ten,
fifteen seconds on each side. As you can see, they’re already startin’ to
brown. – Oh yeah, big time. – [Jermaine] Beautiful. – [Bob] Now again, this is something that
when guests come down to Deck 383, fried green tomatoes, you’re all over it, huh? – Yep. We’re gonna let those cook right there for
probably about, like I said, ten, fifteen seconds on each side. Let it get a good crisp to it. We’re gonna bring it off. Set it off to our pan here over to the side. Oh, look at the golden brown, golden brown. – [Bob] I love fried green tomatoes. – [Jermaine] Set those right there. Let those cool off a bit. – Now what? – Now, then we’re gonna go to our next stage. We’re gonna throw ’em in the oven for about
five to seven minutes, and we’re gonna top it with some apple smoked bacon and some shredded
Parmesan cheese. – Oh man, well, let’s do it. Put it on there and let’s get ’em in the oven. – All right. Ready? – Let’s do it. – A’ight. – Got your bacon. You can never put enough bacon. – [Bob] That’s true. Where would we be without bacon? – [Jermaine] Never put enough bacon. – [Bob] Now, in the oven, you say, at 350
for-? – [Jermaine] About 350 depending on how hungry
you are. – [Bob] I got you, all right, a little Parmesan. – [Jermaine] A little shred up Parmesan, throw
that on top. – [Bob] Now, that makes it even crispier. – [Jermaine] Oh yes, oh yes. – [Bob] There you go, okay. – [Jermaine] There you go. All right, here’s our finished product, as
it comes out the oven, fried green tomatoes at Deck 383. – Wow, Jermaine, listen to me, man. Thank you so much for our recipe this week. Listen, we can’t wait to get back here to
do another one, okay. And folks, listen: buy local, eat fresh, right
here at Deck 383 on the intercoastal waterway on the Waccamaw River in Murrells Inlet, South
Carolina, Wacca Wache Marina. You and all the rest of the folks who come
on down to Deck 383, this guy and his staff are gonna cook up some great food for ya. And as I always like to say each and every
week, Certified SC grown. Check ’em out. Eat fresh, buy local. We’ll see you back here again next week on
another recipe on the Sportsman’s Table. – [Announcer] To find out more information
on food that’s fresher and tastier, go online at certifiedscgrown.com. Buy Certified South Carolina grown products. It’s a matter of taste. Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine is being brought
to you today by Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine. By the South Carolina Agriculture Department,
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and by the Wacca Wache Marina and Deck 383, located on the Waccamaw River in Murrells
Inlet, South Carolina. – Folks, welcome back to the show. We’re in beautiful downtown Pennsylvania. We’re gettin’ ready to go see the Sea Wolves
play a little baseball, but with me now, is Mark Jeanneret. He’s the executive director of the Erie Sports
Commission and we’re gonna talk about all the great things that the commission does
for Erie, Pennsylvania and the region around here. And, Mark it’s an honor and a privilege. I’m so glad to be here and- – Happy to host here, for sure. – Tell us a little bit about what you guys
do, and how you support tourism and family fun, fishing, and just all around, folks comin’
up here to visit. – Well, we’re a division of Visit Erie, which
is our local convention and visitor’s bureau. But, our mission is solely to attract tourism
through sporting events and competitions. So, we’ve been around for about six years,
started off a little small, but have grown to host nearly seventy events a year. We host everything from yoyo tournaments to
bass fishing tournaments to NCAA Championships. So, we run the gambit of everything. We like to do different things. And, it our goal to be out there and trying
to find all those unique events that’s gonna bring people to Erie and get them into hotels
and make them tourists, here in our own backyard. – Well, you know, and again, besides heads
on beds, and you know, rears in seats, you guys host some great festivals up here. You got one comin’ up, every summer. Tell me a little bit about that. – Yeah, in August, we have Celebrate Erie,
and that’s a long standing event that’s been going on here for years and years. And, when we started as a sports commission,
we decided we needed to find something to bring us into the fold. So, five or six years ago, we did the Color
Run for the first time here. We saw eleven thousand entries in two and
a half weeks. It was a great downtown celebration which
turned out the be the kickoff to Celebrate Erie. We’ve done that annually since, and I think
that’s one of the places that we’ve had some successes, being able to find those events
in town. And then, try to bring something else to that
week or weekend event. And then, that gives people more of a reason
to stay and enjoy Erie, Pennsylvania. – Joel, I believe we’ve got a fish on, though. – [Joel] It looks like it. – He’s snappin’ away, yep. Aw, there he is, yep, oh man. Gosh, this has been a great day, brother,
I’m tellin’ ya. – It has. – I am so glad that we decided to come back
up to Lake Erie. – I’m glad you came too. – And fishin’- man, the sport fishin’, I’m
tellin’ ya. Folks, I’ll tell you what, again, log on to
Bob’s Top 16. You’ll find Joel right there, banditsportfishing.com. Book trip. I’m tellin’ ya, this guy can put you on some
great walleye fishin’. And listen, and if you like fish, you like
to eat fish, and you love walleye, man, this is the place to come. And he, again, you just love families to come
up. – Absolutely. – It’s just a great thing for them folks to
come. – [Joel] There’s another good one. – [Bob] Here comes another good fish, yeah
man, woo hoo! – [Joel] What is that for that reel? – [Bob] That is an Ambassaduer Record 6600. I’ve got two of those mounted on eight foot
Veritas Rods today and Berkley Trilene Sensation fourteen pound test. I followed the advice of my captain. You know, that’s one thing. Follow the advice, huh? There you go, okay, man. Well folks, listen, that’s all we got time
for this week. Here on Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, you
never know where we’re gonna be from week to week. That’s why, well listen, we enjoy doin’ what
we do. And we thank you very much for watchin’. Again, the outdoor’s my passion. I want it to be yours too. That’s all we got time for this week for Lake
Erie, Pennsylvania, right here with Bandit Sport Fishing and Joel Carradine. Joel, we got fishin’ to do- That’s it, let’s
get it in the box, bro. – Yes sir. – All right, man, we’ll see y’all next week.

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