Fishing & Boating News
FSN'S Hit Show 'Best Damn Sports Show Period' To Tape At Wal-Mart FLW Tour Chevy Open On The Potomac River
(Jun. 07, 2005 - LAPLATA, Md.) Tom Arnold, Chris Rose and John Salley will be joining the world’s top professional bass anglers on the Potomac River when the $7.6 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour rolls into Charles County June 22-25 for the inaugural Chevy Open presented by Kellogg’s. The trio will be on the water and in the tour’s Family Fun Zone at the LaPlata Wal-Mart Supercenter from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 24, taping an episode of the FSN hit “Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
(Jun. 08, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, June 12, to "Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors" on FSN for the conclusion of the $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Wheeler Lake. Watch as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers through the final weigh-in and award the winning pro angler $100,000.
Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors TV Highlights 2005 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Event on Wheeler Lake
(Jun. 02, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, June 5 to "Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors" on FSN as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers to the $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Wheeler Lake. The fifth tournament of the FLW Tour season awarded the winning bass pro a cash prize of $100,000.
(May. 06, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, May 15, to “Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors” on FSN for the conclusion of the $1.25 million Wal-Mart Open Powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake. Watch as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers through the final weigh-in and award the winning pro angler $200,000.
The Professional Musky Tournament Trail & "North Country Adventures" Television Announce Exciting Partnership
(May. 04, 2005 - ) The Professional Musky Tournament Trail announced a new and exciting media partnership with "North Country Adventures" television that will bring the nation's fastest growing, most competitive, action-packed competitive fishing venue's coverage to an estimated 3 million homes plus ... starting with the PMTT Qualifier on Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri, May 21st & 22nd, 2005.
Show concludes with crowning of co-angler champion
(May. 04, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, May 8 to “Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors” on FSN as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers to the $1.25 million Wal-Mart Open Powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake. The fourth tournament of the FLW Tour season awarded the winning bass pro a cash purse of $200,000.
(Apr. 05, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, April 10, to “Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors” on FSN for the conclusion of the $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on the Ouachita River. Watch as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers through the final weigh-in and award the winning pro angler $100,000.
Professional angling attains major media milestone
(Mar. 17, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) “FLW Outdoors” will hit prime time television when it airs Monday, March 21, at 9 p.m. EST on FSN. The lead-in show to “FLW Outdoors” will be the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament. FSN regularly broadcasts “FLW Outdoors” Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon EST. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area.
(Mar. 03, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, March 13, to “FLW Outdoors” on FSN for the conclusion of the $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Lake Tohopekaliga. Watch as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers through the final weigh-in and award the winning pro angler $100,000.
(Mar. 01, 2005 - Montgomery, AL) Smiling children are nothing new to Walt Disney World. The park and facilities were built to make families happy, so seeing the beaming face of 13-year-old Christian Mignano was hardly out of the ordinary.
(Feb. 17, 2005 - ORLANDO, FL) It’s a sports world after all at Walt Disney World when ESPN The Weekend takes center stage Feb. 25-27, and BASS and ESPN Outdoors will be a part of it. From live BassCenter tapings on Saturday morning at 7:00 and 10:30 a.m. ET to the CastingKids interactive display that will be open all three days to a bass fishing demonstration on the lake at the MGM theme park, visitors will have every opportunity to get a feel for what bass fishing and the great outdoors have to offer.
(Feb. 07, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday to "FLW Outdoors" on FSN (Fox Sports Net) for the conclusion of the $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee. Watch as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers through the final weigh-in and award Kelly Jordon of Mineola, Texas, the winner of the season-opening tournament, $100,000.
(Feb. 03, 2005 - ) The 2005 debut of Tarpon Bay Tales is still more than 3 months away, but already the show is making big news. Today, Fins & Tales Productions, producers of the popular weekly fishing series, officially announced that Mercury Marine has become the new Title Sponsor.
(Feb. 01, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday to "FLW Outdoors" on FSN (Fox Sports Net) as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers to the $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee. The season-opening tournament, which was presented by EverStart Batteries, awarded the winner, Kelly Jordon of Mineola, Texas, $100,000.
(Jan. 28, 2005 - BENTON, Ky.) Not since Jacques Cousteau have fish seen this many cameras, and never before have fishing fans seen tournaments with this much FOX attitude. Outdoor programming will never be the same when "FLW Outdoors" debuts Feb. 6 on FSN.
(Jan. 24, 2005 - Lake Okeechobee, FL.) Team Yamaha's Kelly Jordon posted a commanding win at the first FLW Tour stop last weekend at Lake Okeechobee, FL. Kelly's accomplishment capped a week of Yamaha's dominance of the exposure on-site and on the upcoming FOX Sports Net broadcast of the event.
Finalists Announced for Season-Long Program
(Jan. 19, 2005 - Montgomery, AL.) Who has 178 CITGO Bassmaster Classic appearances, 11 Classic victories, 26 CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year Awards, 31 FLW Championship appearances, three FLW Angler of the Year awards and more than $14 million in tournament winnings? The ten finalists in the Greatest Angler Debate presented by John Deere, that's who.
(Dec. 30, 2004 - Bristol, CN.) With the debut of BASS Saturday on Jan. 1, ESPN2 launches a new programming lineup that promises to excite bass anglers like a ten-pound largemouth smashing a topwater bait!
(Dec. 27, 2004 - Haslett, TX) Beginning Monday, December 27th, The Skeeter Bass Champs Television Show will begin it's second season on The Outdoor Channel. This season is packed full of exciting tournament action. You won't want to miss a single episode.
(Dec. 21, 2004 - Bristol, CN.) After you've been "bowled" over on New Year's Day, there's nothing like a day of fishing to wind down and get back into the swing of things. It's no coincidence that ESPN2's Saltwater Saturday presented by Triton Boats & Mercury Outboards takes to the sun and surf on Jan. 2.
(Dec. 17, 2004 - Little Rock, AR.) Happy Holidays from everyone here at the Redfish Nation! It is hard to believe that in the past year we launched Redfish Nation Magazine, a new redfish tournament trail (The Q SERIES) and wrapped up an amazing second season of the Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup on ESPN2.
John Kernan ("RPM2Night") to Anchor and Byron Velvick (ABC's "The Bachelor") to be Analyst on BassCenter
(Dec. 14, 2004 - BRISTOL, CN) Bass anglers everywhere have a chance to start their New Year right by tuning into ESPN2 for BASS Saturday. Beginning on January 1, 2005, BASS Saturday debuts with new programming that should thrill bass fanatics and introduce new participants to the sport.
(Nov. 19, 2004 - BRISTOL, Conn.) For years, The American Sportsman showcased some of America's best-known celebrities as they enjoyed their favorite outdoors sports. The tradition will continue November 28 with the season premier of the ESPN Outdoors series, The New American Sportsman. The program will air each Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
(Nov. 01, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Don't miss "FLW Outdoors" Sunday, Nov. 21, when the popular pro-fishing show previews the $335,975 EverStart Series Championship presented by Energizer. The show will air on the Outdoor Life Network at 1 p.m. EST.
(Oct. 14, 2004 - Baxter, MN) The PWT television series is now airing. Terrific action has been captured by the In-Fisherman film crews, and produced into excellent shows by the editing department. Some adjustments in times have been made, and this notice will alert you to the exact schedule.
(Oct. 12, 2004 - ) Anglers for Christ Ministries is embarking on a new journey by launching a new television series called "The Christian Angler". The show is hosted by Tony Sellars, former professional fisherman and director of AFC Ministries. All filming and production is being maintained in house by the ministry staff.
(Sep. 30, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Oct. 17 to the "FLW Outdoors" television show on the Outdoor Life Network for a preview of the $1.4 million 2004 Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Championship. On-the-water cameras give viewers an intimate look at six pro anglers competing for a career-changing top prize that could total $400,000.
Fishers Of Men National Tournament Trail To Invade Decatur, AL For The 2004 South East Region Championship Bass Tournament
(Sep. 07, 2004 - Decatur, AL) The Fishers Of Men National Tournament Trail is pleased to announce that the final stop along the 2004 Regional Championship Series will be held on Lake Wheeler. At 67,100 acres Wheeler is the largest of the three lakes that are located in Northern Alabama within the expansive Tennessee River Valley. I read that Wheeler was ranked #1 for fishing waters during the last ten years in Alabama.
(Aug. 19, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Fans of the "FLW Outdoors" television show will now get two more chances to catch all the action of the $1.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship presented by Castrol. The Outdoor Life Network, which broadcasts "FLW Outdoors" Sundays from 1-2 p.m. EDT and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., has announced plans to rebroadcast the championship show, airing it two additional times - once in prime time on Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT and again at 12:30 a.m. Monday.
(Aug. 04, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Aug.22 to the "FLW Outdoors" television show on the Outdoor Life Network as co-hosts Taylor Carr and Carlton Wing take viewers from the opening round of the $1.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship presented by Castrol all the way through to the crowning of the champion on the final day. The winner of the professional bass-fishing event will walk away $500,000 richer.
(Jul. 23, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Watch the Outdoor Life Network Aug. 8 as veteran bass pro Larry Nixon reviews the Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on New York's Lake Champlain for the "FLW Outdoors" television show. The June 23-26 tournament - the $1.25 million Forrest Wood Open presented by Kellogg's - was the final qualifying event for the prestigious 2004 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship.
(Jul. 15, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Aug. 1 to the "FLW Outdoors" television show on the Outdoor Life Network to watch the final qualifying tournament on the 2004 Wal-Mart FLW Tour. The $1.25 million Forrest Wood Open presented by Kellogg's took place on Lake Champlain in New York in late June, and not only was the 2004 Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year decided, but the 48-angler field was also set for the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship, which will be held Aug. 11-14 on Logan Martin Lake in Birmingham, Ala.
(Jul. 13, 2004 - DALLAS, TX) Listen to FLW Outdoors Presented by Wal-Mart" this Sunday online or on the air as hosts Keith Lebowitz and Tony Casillas gear up for the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship presented by Castrol, which is scheduled to take place Aug. 11-14 on Alabama's Logan Martin Lake.
ESPN Great Outdoor Games 2004 Promotional Campaign Features Athletes As "Superheroes"
(Jun. 07, 2004 - ) ESPN will take athletes from the Great Outdoor Games presented by Dodge and present them as superheroes who make up "The Outdoor League of America" in a campaign supporting this year's Great Outdoor Games event, scheduled July 8-11 from Madison, Wisconsin. The campaign was created by the Atlanta-based ad agency Brighthouse Live.
(Jun. 11, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in June 27 to the "FLW Outdoors" television show on the Outdoor Life Network for a preview of the $1.25 million Forrest Wood Open presented by Kellogg's. The event is the final stop in the qualifying season of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour and takes place on New York's Lake Champlain. Host Hank Parker will interview the leader of the Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year race, Shinichi Fukae of Osaka, Japan, with interpretation help from pro Gary Yamamoto.
(Jun. 07, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Coming June 20 on "FLW Outdoors" television, co-hosts Carlton Wing and Taylor Carr will talk with several well-known anglers, including father-and-son duo Guido and Dion Hibdon of Missouri. The show will also profile the legendary Rick Clunn of Ava, Mo., and George Cochran of Hot Springs, Ark.
(May. 25, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Coming June 13 on "FLW Outdoors," veteran pro angler and show host Larry Nixon will take a look back at the fifth stop on the Wal-Mart FLW Tour - a tournament on Kentucky Lake presented by Pedigree that concluded May 15 with pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., claiming his first victory in his sixth year on the FLW Tour. He edged out veteran Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La. Both pros will be on the show along with fourth-place finisher David Fritts of Lexington, N.C.
Classic Weekend Will Delight Fishing Fans, Expose Sports Fans to BASS
(Jun. 02, 2004 - CHARLOTTE, N.C.) The sport of professional bass fishing may never be the same after ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports, gives bass fishing's world championship its patented big-league treatment.
(May. 19, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in June 6 to the "FLW Outdoors" television show on the Outdoor Life Network as co-hosts Taylor Carr and Carlton Wing take viewers from the opening round of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Kentucky Lake event, which was presented by Pedigree, all the way through to the crowning of the champion on the final day. The crew will talk to the top 10 pro finalists as they fish on the last day for the big money.
(May. 19, 2004 - Pensacola Pass, FL) This week on the popular television program Sportsman's Challenge, host Eric Holstman and guest Frank Wilhelm from Yamaha Marine, will fish for big redfish at Pensacola Pass off Florida.
(May. 04, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in May 23 to "FLW Outdoors" television to watch the nail-biting conclusion of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Ark., that took place April 17. The event's field of 43 anglers was narrowed to 10 for the final day of fishing, after which boater Allen Hayes of Moody, Ala., claimed the title and $100,000 cash.
New Fishing Show To Air 24 Times in 2004 on FOX SPORTS NET NORTH
(May. 14, 2004 - Walker, MN,) Fishing the WildSide, Inc. announced today that it will air its first-ever fishing TV show in 2004. The program will air for in third quarter of 2004 and be called Fishing the WildSide TV.
(May. 10, 2004 - Toledo Bend, LA/TX) The S.E. Region of The 2 of Us Couples organization held their 4th event on Toledo Bend out of Alpine Marina. Our hosts were Tom, Kathy, Liz, Dan and new addition Andrew Schoonveld. As usual their hospitality to our couples went above and beyond. Thank you for sponsoring our plaques and opening early and doing a buffet for us.
(May. 09, 2004 - Jonestown, TX) The Central Division of Pro Team Tournament Trail had the fourth event out of five and was greeted by the City of Jonestown's Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber rolled out their red carpet and welcomed Pro Team with open arms.
(May. 06, 2004 - DALLAS, TX) This Sunday on "FLW Outdoors Presented by Wal-Mart," hosts Keith Lebowitz and Tony Casillas will talk with Texas Rangers left fielder Rusty Greer. The show will also preview the upcoming 2004 Byron Nelson Championship with the director of golf for Four Seasons Resort, Paul Earnest.
(Apr. 05, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) On April 25 "FLW Outdoors" on the Outdoor Life Network will chronicle the exciting $1.25 million Wal-Mart Open presented by Tyson. The event took place March 31-April 3 on Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Seven of the 10 finalists vying for the $200,000 top prize started the final day of the event within 4 pounds of the lead. The shoot-out style weigh-in came down to one fish that determined the winner of one of the most lucrative paydays in pro fishing.
East Texas Team
(Apr. 10, 2004 - Umphrey Family Pavilion, Lake Sam Rayburn, TX.) Changing weather patterns from clear and sunny, to cloudy and rainy, back to partly cloudy and sunny, with winds shifting from southeast to northwest and back to southeast didn't deter the 221 teams who registered to fish the BASS Champs East Texas Team Trail. And even though they had to share their bass water with thousands of water loving Easter Holiday weekenders they still managed to catch & weigh an incredible 1,860 lbs of tournament bass.
(Apr. 27, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Coming May 16 on "FLW Outdoors" television, co-hosts Carlton Wing and Taylor Carr will preview the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Ark. The duo will be joined by Wal-Mart FLW Tour pro angler Rob Kilby, a Hot Springs native.
(Apr. 06, 2004 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) When the first cast of the morning of April 14 enters the water, history will be made with the launching of professional fishing's first showdown style, no-entry-fee circuit with a guaranteed pay check for every participant - a milestone in the sport created and nurtured by BASS.
(Mar. 18, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Coming April 4 on "FLW Outdoors," 10 of the world‚s best anglers are in the spotlight at the final weigh-in of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee. The event, presented by Snickers, took place March 10-13. Featured will be tournament winner and Team Kellogg's pro Dave Lefebre of Erie, Pa., who won his first FLW Tour Pro Division title with a final-round total weight of 27 pounds, 7 ounces.
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