Fishing & Boating News
BoatUS Angler Brings the "Z-Train Wreck of the Week"
(Nov. 16, 2010 - Centerville, MI) It's been called the Seinfeld of outdoor television programming. A self-proclaimed "knucklehead" host, who claims a fondness for the music of Men at Work and M?tley Cru?, and a kinship with the perverse characters of Comedy Channel's South Park, goes fishing.
(Nov. 08, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN) You might think a sure sign of winter might be the frost on the car when you get up, but actually it?s the airing of the third big season of Ice Fishing Today Television.
Dawes to appear with Berkley pro Hank Parker on Versus Network
(Oct. 29, 2010 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Jonathan Dawes, a 13-year-old Boy Scout from Tacoma, Washington, and his father, Daniel, flew to Montgomery, Alabama, to fish with legendary angler Hank Parker.
One-hour show covers Brent Long's first FLW Tour win on Lake Guntersville
(Sep. 29, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2010 FLW Tour season finale took place on legendary Lake Guntersville in northern Alabama. But two North Carolina fishermen stole the spotlight. While Damiki pro Bryan Thrift claimed the prestigious Angler of the Year award, his buddy Brent Long pinned down his first FLW Tour victory.
Show Covers FLW Tour Qualifier on Fort Loudoun-Tellico Lakes
(Jun. 03, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN) The third event of the 2010 FLW Tour season took place on the Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes in Knoxville, Tenn. Early in the week, spawning smallmouths were the talk of the tournament as several pros registered hefty limits via sight-fishing.
(May. 25, 2010 - Lake Wateree, SC) Wayne King of Sumter, S.C., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday, June 22, 2010 to win $3,804 in the FLW BFL South Carolina Division tournament on Lake Wateree.
Shelby, N.C., Pro Dominates 2010's Second FLW Tour Event
(May. 06, 2010 - ) The second tournament of the 2010 FLW Tour season was held on Lake Norman, North Carolina's largest manmade lake. Norman also happens to be the home lake of pro Bryan Thrift - one of the hottest bass anglers in the world. Thrift leveraged his local knowledge to catch a four-day total of 20 bass weighing 58 pounds, 5 ounces - winning the event by nearly a 9-pound margin.
Ehrler's Table Rock win airs April 18
(Apr. 15, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2010 FLW Tour season kicked off on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. While most of the 150-boat field struggled in frigid weather, National Guard pro Brent Ehrler thrived.
(Apr. 07, 2010 - Lake LBJ, TX) JR & LaVonna Briant win the season opener on LBJ with a five fish stringer weighing 14.66lbs. LaVonna caught ladies big bass with 2.62lbs., and JR caught mens big bass with 5.29 lbs. Congratulations to JR and LaVonna Briant.
Anglers Quest Houston Individual Series #3
(Mar. 28, 2010 - Huffman, TX) Anglers Quest 2010 Lake Houston Individual Series #3 out of Lake Houston Marina in Huffman, TX began this event with 6 anglers showing up to fish for the $810.00 purse. This 3rd Houston event of 2010 was started after the playing of the National Anthem at 6:50 am.
2010 Saltwater Series Television Schedule Also Announced
(Mar. 26, 2010 - ) ESPN Outdoors, the worldwide leader in outdoor events coverage, announced today the schedule for the 2010 Built Ford Tough ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by Takemefishing.org.
and Popular Program to WFN Viewers Through 2011
(Jan. 09, 2010 - Denver, CO) WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network and Bass Champs, Inc., today announced a two-year marketing partnership which will provide WFN with extensive visibility at more than 30 Skeeter Bass Champs fishing tournaments annually and, in turn, make WFN and WFN HD the new home for the popular Skeeter Bass Champs television show.
One-hour show covers National Guard FLW College Fishing tournament on Lake Monroe
(Dec. 23, 2009 - MInneapolis, MN) Tune in Sunday, Dec. 27 to "FLW Outdoors" on VERSUS for complete coverage of the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southeast Regional Championship. The show, which is broadcast in high definition, highlights the University of Florida's wire-to-wire victory on Lake Monroe.
ESPN2 Outdoors Programming Features Tom Brokaw in Pirates of the Flats, Return of World's Greatest Fishing Show and Spanish Fly
(Dec. 23, 2009 - ) Among the standouts in the 2010 programming lineup for ESPN2 Outdoors are the much anticipated Tom Brokaw-hosted series Pirates of the Flats, the historic 15th season of Jose Wejebe's Spanish Fly, the second season of coverage of the Built Ford Tough ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by Takemefishing.org and fresh faces and places on The Bassmasters.
One-hour show covers National Guard FLW College Fishing tournament on Sibley Lake
(Dec. 18, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) Tune in Sunday, Dec. 20 to "FLW Outdoors" on VERSUS for complete coverage of the National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Regional Championship. The show, which is broadcast in high definition, highlights Texas A&M's improbable comeback on Sibley Lake.
One-hour show covers National Guard FLW College Fishing tournament on Lake Norman
(Dec. 03, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) Located just outside of Charlotte, N.C., Davidson College hosted the National Guard FLW College Fishing Northern Regional Championship. Flanking the school is Lake Norman, a Catawba River impoundment that is full of largemouth and spotted bass. To catch these fish, most anglers targeted docks. But not the North Carolina State team of Kevin Beverley and Ben Dziwulski.
One-hour show covers National Guard FLW College Fishing tournament on Kentucky Lake
(Nov. 25, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) The National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Regional Championship took place on the famed waters of Kentucky Lake in Murray, Ky. Indiana University students Dustin Vaal and Jesse Schultz started the three-day tournament by targeting schooling bass, a popular fall technique on Kentucky Lake. But they quickly learned schoolers can be feast or famine.
(Nov. 17, 2009 - Lake Conroe, TX) The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC), the professional bass fishing world championship, will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports this Saturday, November 21. The broadcast will air from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CST (2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST) and will feature highlights from three days of competition, with a focus on the crowning of the 2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic champion.
Chris Fischer leads "Expedition Great White" on Nat Geo Channel Monday night, Nov. 16th
(Nov. 13, 2009 - Guadalupe Island, Baja Mexico) Avid billfish angler and TV outdoor fishing adventurer Chris Fischer never thought he'd actually be living a scene much like that from Jaws as he kneeled face-to-face handling a huge, live 4,600 pound great white shark.
(Oct. 13, 2009 - ) FLW Outdoors' segment that was set to air on the Today Show on NBC, Wednesday, Oct. 14, has been postponed.
(Oct. 08, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced that it will be featured on the "Today" show on NBC, America's top-rated news program, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. The segment will feature Team National Guard pro Justin Lucas as he took Jenna Wolfe, who serves as Sunday "Today" co-anchor and as a correspondent for NBC News' weekday "Today," fishing on the California Delta recently.
ESPN Outdoors announced today that Columbia Sportswear has joined the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series as a supporting sponsor.
(Oct. 01, 2009 - ) The agreement will provide Columbia, a Portland, Ore.,-based company and a global leader in the active outdoor apparel and footwear industries, significant exposure across ESPN Outdoors' multimedia properties, including ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Magazine, which will publish in April 2010, the ESPNOutdoors website and coverage on ESPN2.
(Sep. 28, 2009 - ) The Versus network has announced an expanded schedule for the remaining airings of the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship television series. In addition to the expanded schedule, Versus will run a "crawl" during the college football game on October 3 as well as a promo spot during the week of October 12 to promote the final airings of Championship Days 1 & 2 followed by the premiere of the "Best Of" one-hour special episode from 3:00-5:00pm EST on Sunday, October 18.
One-Hour Show Covers Bass Fishing's Richest Event
(Aug. 26, 2009 - ) The $2 million Forrest Wood Cup presented by BP and Castrol, an all-encompassing championship featuring 77 pros and 77 co-anglers, took place on the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, Pa. With continually changing conditions, the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela proved to be the perfect venue to test the skills of the best bass fishermen in the world. In the end, former Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year Greg Hackney made the right adjustments and walked away with the title.
One-hour show also covers Wendlandt's historic third Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year title
(Aug. 13, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) The sixth and final regular-season stop on the 2009 Walmart FLW Tour took place on Lake Champlain, one of the best black bass fisheries in the United States, located in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Two pro anglers with completely separate strategies saw their game plans come to fruition on the tournament's final day.
(Aug. 06, 2009 - Benton, KY) The 2009 Carrot Stix PAA Tournament Series stopped in Gadsden, Alabama in April. See how and why the three day event was shorted to two on Neely Henry Reservoir. The complete show will be airing during the month of August on WFN and WFN HD. The times of the show are listed below. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
(Jul. 23, 2009 - San Antonio, TX) Collegiate bass fishing will enter a new era of recognition and prestige when the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship television series debuts on the Versus network. Almost 80 million households will have access to over 12 hours of programming featuring regional events held in Texas, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee.
One-hour show covers fourth qualifier of 2009 FLW Tour season
(Jun. 10, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) The fourth stop on the Walmart FLW Tour took place on Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark. For over a decade, the northwest Arkansas impoundment has hosted the annual Walmart Open presented by Kellogg's. And each time the tournament comes to town the bass fishing is slightly different.
One-hour show covers third tournament of 2009 FLW Tour season
(May. 27, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) The third stop on the Walmart FLW Tour took place on Lake Norman in Charlotte, N.C. The bass were in the midst of the spawn and many anglers sight-fished, including winner Stetson Blaylock. The 21-year-old will go down in the archives of bass fishing as the youngest pro to ever claim victory. Complete coverage of the historic event will air May 31 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET on VERSUS as part of the weekly "FLW Outdoors" program.
(May. 15, 2009 - ) ESPN2 continues its May outdoors coverage with a wealth of fishing-related programming and will be highlighted this week by The Bassmasters, which will feature Aaron Martens' win at the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Alabama's Lake Guntersville. ESPN Outdoors personalities Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders will analyze the West Coast native's winning pattern on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. ET.
(May. 08, 2009 - ) ESPN2 continues its May outdoors coverage and will be highlighted this week by the sixth episode of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by TakeMeFishing.org.
(Apr. 30, 2009 - ) A pair of fly-fishing icons, Stu Apte and Flip Pallot, lead this weekend's ESPN2 Outdoors programming in the inaugural season of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by TakeMeFishing.org. The fifth episode, set for Sunday, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. ET, will feature the Redbone Celebrity Tournament from Savannah, Ga.
(Apr. 18, 2009 - ) Headlining the weekend of ESPN2 Outdoors programming, the third episode of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by TakeMeFishing.org will feature the beautiful backdrop of Charleston, S.C., on Sunday, April 19, at 8:30 a.m. ET.
One-hour show covers second tournament of 2009 FLW Tour season
(Apr. 14, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) In mid-March, the world's best bass anglers converged in Branson, Mo., for the second Walmart FLW Tour event of the season on Table Rock Lake presented by Berkley. Complete coverage of the tournament, which saw record-breaking crowds, will air Sunday, April 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET on VERSUS as part of the weekly "FLW Outdoors" program.
Two Alabama Lakes Featured Saturday on ESPN2
(Apr. 09, 2009 - ) ESPN2 Outdoors programming continues this weekend, highlighted by the second episode of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by TakeMeFishing.org on Sunday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m. ET.
The Bassmasters, Debut of ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series Highlight ESPN2 Outdoors Weekend Programming
(Apr. 02, 2009 - ) ESPN2 kicks off its April outdoors coverage with a wealth of fishing content, including the debut episode of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by TakeMeFishing.org. In addition to superior saltwater coverage, fishing fans can look forward to The Bassmasters, set for Saturday, April 4, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN2, which will highlight coverage from the Toyota Trucks Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle.
One-hour show covers Chevy Open on Lake Guntersville
(Mar. 31, 2009 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, April 5 to "FLW Outdoors" on VERSUS for complete coverage of the Chevy Open, the season-opening Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Guntersville in Huntsville, Ala. The show, which highlights Tums pro David Fritts' fifth FLW Tour victory, will be broadcast in high definition.
(Mar. 25, 2009 - ) Highlighting the second quarter of ESPN2 Outdoors programming, the inaugural episode of the anticipated ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by Take Me Fishing on ESPN2 will air Sunday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m. ET. The second quarter will feature prominent newcomers like the EOSS and Going Coastal while outdoors enthusiasts will still enjoy fan favorites like Wanna Go Fishing and the Madfin Shark Series.
(Jan. 15, 2009 - ) ESPN Outdoors, the worldwide leader in outdoor events coverage, announced today the schedule for the 2009 ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series. The Series, created in 2008, will again highlight six world-class, stand-alone events which will be covered on ESPN Outdoors multimedia platforms.
(Mar. 12, 2009 - ) Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing visits the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for ESPN2's telecast on Sunday, March 15, at 7:30 a.m. ET. Host George Poveromo, who was invited by the U.S. Navy, takes U.S. Joint Task Force Operation members fishing during his week-long trip.
(Mar. 05, 2009 - Key West, Florida Keys) For the second time this season, ESPN Outdoors personality Jose Wejebe travels to Key West, Fla., this time on a search for tuna, mahi mahi, sailfish and hammerheads. The trip, for which Wejebe was joined by Key West fishing guides Rush Maltz and Steve Rodger, will be featured on Spanish Fly, set to air Sunday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2.
North Carolina Division
(Feb. 23, 2009 - Terrell, NC) Boater Hank Cherry of Maiden, N.C., won the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League? North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Norman Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 19 pounds. The victory earned Cherry $4,720 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Clarks Hill Lake Regional Championship in Appling, Ga., Oct. 15-17, where he could ultimately win a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
(Feb. 12, 2009 - ) Actor Clint Howard, who began his career on The Andy Griffith Show, will appear on ESPN2's Beat Charlie Moore Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 a.m. ET. Moore and Howard fish from float tubes in a small pond on a golf course followed by a game of wiffle ball. Some of Howard's other screen appearances include Backdraft, Cocoon, Parenthood and Apollo 13, all directed by older brother and Oscar-winner Ron.
(Feb. 05, 2009 - ) This week on the World's Greatest Fishing Show, ESPN Outdoors personality Mark Zona will take Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jeff Kriet for a day of fishing on Texas' Falcon Lake, considered one of the nation's best fisheries. On Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8:30 a.m. ET, Zona and Kriet, of Ardmore, Okla., bring viewers a better perspective of the largemouth bass at Falcon
(Jan. 30, 2009 - ) The World's Greatest Fishing Show hooks up with bass fishing legend Bill Dance on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 8:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2 as Dance and ESPN Outdoors personality and host Mark Zona share a boat on the Mississippi River.
Program will air Sundays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET
(Jan. 28, 2009 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors, the largest tournament fishing organization in the world and the home of FLW Fantasy Fishing, today announced that its programming will premiere on VERSUS, the network which brings anglers the best fishing programming on television featuring the most-trusted authorities on the water.
Spanish Fly Returns to the Indian Ocean for Part Two of Four on ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Sunday Programming
(Jan. 22, 2009 - ) Spanish Fly's four-part Indian Ocean series continues with Part Two on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 9:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2. Host Jose Wejebe anchors his boat in the remote atolls of the Seychelles Islands to wade the flats and catch trevally using topwater baits and big flys.
(Jan. 15, 2009 - ) Host Jose Wejebe travels to the Indian Ocean to embark upon a four-part Spanish Fly series starting Sunday, Jan. 18 at 9:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2. The ultimate destination is the remote atolls of the Seychelles Islands north of Madagascar.
(Jan. 09, 2009 - ) On Saturday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2, Ray Allen, the NBA All-Star shooting guard for the World Champion Boston Celtics, brings his skills to Beat Charlie Moore, while Brian Schram, former guitarist for the musical group Uncle Cracker, appears on the World's Greatest Fishing Show at 8:30 a.m., also on ESPN2.
ESPN2 Outdoors Programming Features Return of World's Greatest Fishing Show, Debut of Going Coastal and Coverage of Historic Bassmaster Classic
(Dec. 22, 2008 - ) The debut of Going Coastal, The ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series and the return of the Bassmaster Tournament Trail, World's Greatest Fishing Show and Spanish Fly solidify the 2009 ESPN Outdoors programming lineup through June. Building upon its more than 25 years of rich and robust programming, ESPN Outdoors will once again bring viewers along for the ride on some of the most exciting outdoors sporting pursuits anywhere on television,
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