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The Coarse and Match Channel focuses on freshwater fishing, both in the UK and overseas. In the UK, ‘coarse’ fish are those freshwater fish that aren’t classified as game fish (trout, salmon, grayling). Popular UK coarse species include roach, perch, chub, barbel, tench, bream, dace and pike which reside in rivers, lakes, ponds and canals. Primarily these species are fished for using float fishing or ledgering tactics, some species can also be targeted with spinning gear. Baits for coarse fish are varied ranging from natural baits like worms to maggots and casters, bread, sweetcorn and a wide range of pre-prepared baits such as pellets and boilies from tackle shops. Ground bait is often used to pull fish into the anglers’ swim, and this can either be bought or prepared beforehand.
Our match fishing content covers tactics and techniques used by well-known UK match anglers. Match anglers target similar fish to coarse anglers with matches organised on rivers and small lakes. Matches are timed and involve the anglers drawing pegs at the beginning of the match with the best overall weight of fish at the weigh in, winning the match. Match anglers tend to use poles which use elastic at the end of the rod to play the fish rather than the traditional rod and reel set up used in most other forms of angling. Match anglers are busy anglers, constantly baiting, changing hook baits and trying to land as many fish as possible in the quickest time. Anglers pay entry fees so there can often be sizable money prizes for the winners.

What’s on the Channel

TV Series

Some of the biggest names in coarse and match fishing can be found in the channel. Matt Hayes presents 2 series of 24 hr Rod Race where he faces a different 24 hr fishing challenge each episode. You can also find Matt on a Canadian Wilderness adventure with friend and top German angler, Babs Kijewski. Matt makes his directorial debut with the Pike and I which tells the story of good friend and top predator angler, Mick Brown, a man obsessed with Pike.
Elsewhere, Des Taylor, Bob James, Duncan Charman, John Bailey and new stars, Carl and Alex provide the coarse fishing expertise.
Top match anglers on Fishing TV include Will Raison, Alan Scotthorne and Andy May with his new series, Winning Ways. If you want to get an edge in your matches, these shows will certainly help. The Truth About series with top match man Alex Bones features over 10 hrs of in depth tutorials on feeder and pole fishing and everything else you’ll need to become a top match angler.

Hints and Tips

Our Hints and Tips section has over 50 short videos from the experts from our coarse and match fishing experts. Baits, rigs and numerous fishing tips which will help you become a better angler.

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Enjoy this episode dedicated to the trials and tribulations of fly fishing in Carolina. Captains Joe Shute and Warren Marshall start by stripping lures for Spanish Mackerel off the coast of Atlantic Beach, discussing the specialised tackle and techniques needed to handle this explosive and powerful species. Next, venture to the Nantahala River in the mountains of North Carolina with Roger, Frank, and Steve, where they provide a masterclass in using the drift boat technique to cast a fly for trout. Donna closes the show in the kitchen with a unique pasta salad featuring a rare and surprising species of fish.
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Join Brad Whittaker as he is guided by Captain Richard Andrews to fish for White Bass on North Carolina's Eno River. In early April, and the bass are making their spring migration upriver to spawn. The duo casts close to the structures where the fish seek shelter, using ultra-light tackle to increase the fun. In gear time, they discuss the tiny lures and techniques that proved successful. Meanwhile, Donna shares a simple yet delicious Asian-style fish and rice recipe in the kitchen. This episode combines thrilling fishing action with delectable culinary inspiration.
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Mike Perry and Captain David Haddock fish for late-season Striped Bass on Carolina’s famous Roanoke River. A late spring has delayed the fish's run upriver, leaving plenty of bass to be caught while most anglers have gone home. On his home waters, Captain Haddock guides Mike in using live bait to target the bigger specimens. In gear time, they demonstrate the live bait rigs needed for the fast-moving water. Meanwhile, Donna shares her latest culinary invention: a special Mexican Catfish taco. This episode combines expert fishing techniques with creative cooking.
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Pro anglers Neal Stockton and Joel Richardson face a tough day fishing for Largemouth Bass on North Carolina’s Belews Lake. Despite its depth, which should have provided good winter fishing in March, cold temperatures create problems, forcing the pair to move closer to shore. Surprisingly, they find great fish holding close to the boulders. In gear time, they explore the complex spinner baits and fishing philosophies that made the day a success. Meanwhile, Donna shares her fancy recipe for mussels in the kitchen.
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LA Dodgers pitcher Paul Shuey joins Cliff Edwards in the off-season as they fish for feisty Bass with lures from a float tube. Set in Cliff's own private beautiful Carolina pond, which is teeming with Largemouth Bass, the duo casts a variety of baits in mid-July, catching fish right between their feet. In gear time, they review the best lures from a day of experimentation. Meanwhile, Donna prepares a unique turkey recipe with sausage in the kitchen.
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Join Captain Mitchell Blake and Jeff Koen as they fish for catfish on the Cashie River. Drift fishing for blue catfish is a popular method in Carolina, but high March winds make the technique challenging. By finding calmer areas on the lower Roanoke system to slow down the boat, they manage to succeed. The episode highlights the smartly adapted Carolina rig the pair used to catch the most fish. Meanwhile, Donna cooks her special shrimp recipe in the kitchen.
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Join Kurt Hinchman and Scott Buck for an early morning adventure fishing for Speckled Trout in Rose Bay, located in the Pamlico Sounds. Using live bait, an exciting and effective method, they take advantage of Carolina's exceptional trout fishing season. With a rare chance to reach their daily bag limit, the duo demonstrates their successful techniques. In gear time, they showcase the simple tackle used to catch all these fish. Meanwhile, Donna experiments with a Mediterranean grouper recipe in the kitchen.
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Join husband and wife team Ollie and Robin Smith as they school the locals in Boone County Trout fishing in the mountains of North Carolina. Guided by Ollie, they tackle cold water fishing using a special method he calls tight-line nymphing, similar to the European style. In gear time, the couple discusses the long rods and unusual leader setup needed for this technique. Meanwhile, Donna shares a simple yet delicious recipe for seafood dip.
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Watch as Captain Greg Griffin gives Christy Bullock a lesson in Crappie fishing on Carolina’s Shearon Harris Lake. Artificial jigging in deep water is the go-to method for targeting the biggest Crappie, but as a first-timer, Christy has a lot to learn. Greg walks her through the essential techniques and equipment needed to get the job done. In a special segment, Donna prepares her signature delicious duck recipe. Don’t miss this informative and mouthwatering episode, perfect for fishing enthusiasts and food lovers alike!
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Tara Lynch McCreedy teams up with Ollie Smith on the Roanoke River in hopes of catching her first Shad on a fly rod. Targeting both Hickory Shad and White Shad in March, they face fast, cold waters that make for powerful fish, akin to tarpon fishing in freshwater. While typically caught using spinning gear, catching these challenging fish on fly rods is a true accomplishment. In gear time, they delve into the delicate tackle required for success. Meanwhile, Donna prepares an elegant clam recipe in the kitchen.
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Captain Gary Dubiel and his wife Michelle as they fish for Speckled Trout in the creeks off North Carolina’s Neuse River. These small, grass-coated creeks provide excellent hunting grounds for fish but require a special kind of weedless bait, which Gary and Michelle discuss in gear time. As they navigate these challenging waters, will Michelle show her veteran husband a thing or two about fishing? Meanwhile, Donna prepares a delicious shrimp recipe in the kitchen.
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The Journal presents an exciting December episode of Crappie fishing in Carolina using various methods. Cliff Edwards employs a typical jig bait and spinning rod setup, while Paul Shuey experiments with a fly rod. As they transition from the warmth of fall into the cold winter months, they discover that these usually small fish can grow surprisingly large, providing excellent sport. In gear time, they discuss the spinning gear and jigs used for their setups. Meanwhile, Donna takes to the kitchen to demonstrate her delicious recipe for trout cakes.
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Joe Dorman joins Robbie Burr for an exciting adventure, catching massive Blue Catfish on Carolina’s Pee Dee River. Drifting their boat down the slow-moving river, they drop fish baits to the murky depths where the fat cats hunt. The action heats up when they discover a hole full of catfish, and one angler hooks a monster nearly 50 pounds in weight. After an informative gear time segment, Donna delights viewers by cooking up a delicious flounder recipe.
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Captains John Huff and Tyler Stone embark on a quest for a Carolina special: the elusive inshore grand slam. In the South, this means catching a Speckled Trout, Red Drum, and Flounder in one session. The coastal marshes provide an ideal hunting ground for such species, so John and Tyler work various lures against rocky and grassy structures to imitate the bait in the area. The fish are smart, and success is never guaranteed, so the duo shares their philosophy on fishing the tides, while Donna cooks up her signature crab recipe in the kitchen.
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Join Captain Bryan DeHart and show regular Kurt Hinchman as they fish for big Carolina Redfish in the Pamlico Sound marshes. Starting on a breezy August morning, they cast spinner baits and enjoy some fun catching puppy drum in the grassy edges. Moving to deeper water, they hunt for something huge, sharing insights on their most effective tackle. Later, Donna demonstrates how to make smoked trout, a perfect recipe for a wilderness camping trip. Don't miss the action and delicious tips!
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Join Kurt Hinchman and Captain Gary Dubiel for a tough morning of crappie fishing on Carolina’s Neuse River. Despite perfect springtime conditions, the fish aren't biting, pushing experienced anglers Kurt and Gary to work close to snags with tiny jig baits. After they finally fins the key to success, we explore the ultra-light tackle and pro techniques they use to turn the tide. Later, Donna wraps up the show in the kitchen with a delicious recipe for a special smoked fish dip.
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Join Randy Bowser as he explores the coastal waters off Celestun in Yucatan, Mexico, in search of big catches on light tackle. In this episode, Randy teams up with local guides to fish for Speckled Trout, venturing 1km offshore into 30 feet of water where big fish have been spotted feeding. As they reel in some nice trout and a surprise exotic giant, the excitement builds. Moving inshore for an even bigger prize, they cast between the boats in Puerto Abrigo, targeting aggressive Snook and high-flying Tarpon with shallow lures. With even the smallest of fish putting up a fight, chaos ensues when Randy hooks a silver giant.
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Season 6 of "Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish" culminates in a showcase of the most thrilling catches yet. From giant White Sturgeon in the untamed depths of the Columbia River, to the exotic Catfish of Buddhist Thailand and the 1000-pound tuna of the continental shelf, Trev Gowdy and Fred Levitman never fail in their pursuit of nature's fiercest giants, in the most heart-stopping season yet.
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Embarking on an epic quest for North America's largest freshwater predator, the Musky, Trev ventures to the legendary Lake of the Woods. Nestled on the Minnesota-Canada border, this forested haven is revered as the apex of predator fishing. Guided by Musky expert Bill Sandy, Trev braves looming storms and prowling wolves in pursuit of this elusive trophy. Amidst the challenge of a fish renowned as the "fish of 10,000 casts," hope surges as a colossal Musky, weighing over 60 pounds, launches a ferocious attack beneath the boat—the largest Bill has ever witnessed. With history beckoning, will Trev etch his name into angling lore with a monumental catch?
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Trev Gowdy embarks on an exhilarating journey to conquer the majestic pacific king salmon run of Alaska, vying for his most monumental catch yet. Nestled within the iconic Kenai Peninsula lies the breath-taking Kasilof River, an angler's paradise boasting azure waters and awe-inspiring mountain vistas. Amidst this pristine wilderness, Trev teams up with guide Cory Woodman to push the boundaries of angling innovation, experimenting with unconventional bait combinations. With an early catch surpassing 30 pounds, Trev realizes he's embarked on the ultimate angling odyssey, bracing himself for the adventure of a lifetime amidst nature's grandeur.
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Fred Levitman persists in his pursuit of exotic monster fish in Thailand, accompanied by record angler Francois. Thailand boasts an abundance of giant freshwater species, offering Fred an unparalleled fishing experience. Following a gastronomic adventure through Bangkok's alleys with Francois, Fred ventures to a hidden lake nestled within a rice farm, teeming with exotic inhabitants, including the world's largest freshwater fish. Amidst eager Gourami and Redtail Catfish, Fred sets his sights on the legendary Arapaima. With anticipation building, can Fred reel in this elusive giant and secure his place among angling legends?
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Fred Levitman returns to southern Asia, driven by his relentless pursuit of the elusive monster Catfish. Teamed up again with Thailand's top guide, Francois, they embark on a cultural journey along the Mekong River, visiting traditional anglers in their homes along the banks. Venturing to a secluded lake upriver, Fred casts artificial lures, unveiling a diverse array of unknown monsters like Redtail Catfish and Alligator Gar, including a stunning hybrid species. Yet, the iconic Mekong catfish remains elusive. As the quest intensifies, Fred faces the ultimate challenge: will he depart with his long-awaited prize, or will the elusive giant slip through his grasp once more?
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James, Ripon, and Hywel continue their quest the for the UK’s biggest fish as they visit the famous Anglers Paradise in Devon in pursuit of giant Wels Catfish. Crowned as the UK’s biggest freshwater fish, there are few places where these behemoths can be caught. One such place is the incredible Anglers paradise, a huge estate of lakes built, owned and operated by Zenia Gregorek and her family, filled with all manner of exotic creatures.Seasoned local fisherman and monster hunter Joe Dietrich teaches the boys the unique methods needed to single out the biggest Catfish, known to grown to a staggering 100 pounds in the lake.After a quick boost of confidence with small fish, the boys struggle to outsmart the truly big cats, until one anglers rod bends into an unstoppable force.
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James Stokoe, Ripon Khalique and Hywel Morgan tackle the Scottish coast in pursuit of the legendary monster Skate. Renowned as one of the UK's largest fish, these mysterious flat fish have been caught to over 9 feet long and 200 pounds in weight. Venturing into the deep and dangerous waters off Oban, known as the Skate mecca, they enlist local experts Leigh Taylor and Scott Patterson for guidance. From casting lures from the rocks for feisty pollack to dropping baits in 400 feet of water, the team encounters an abundance of marine life, but when a small fish gives Hywel a run for his money, James braces himself for a back-breaking battle when a true giant moves in on the bait. Through drama and laughs, the show explores how anglers like Scott and Leigh have brought this magnificent species back from the brink of extinction.
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In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the Untamed Anglers embark on their most challenging expedition yet: to catch the elusive Ferox Brown Trout of Loch Awe. With its vast expanse and depths reaching 93 meters, this naturally beautiful lake is one of the few highland waters still home to these huge and mysterious predatory Brown Trout. Joined by expert Ferox anglers Aya Thorne and Alan Kettle-White, James and Ripon delve into the unique techniques of trolling lures and baits in the depths of the Ferox's domain and explore the threats and conservation of the species. Meanwhile, Hywel and predator angler Chris Smith tackle the aggressive Loch Awe Pike on the banks with dead baits. As they face nature's ultimate test, will the anglers emerge as worthy conquerors of these famous fish, or will they be outsmarted like countless anglers before them?
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Embarking on an epic adventure off the coast of New England, Trev Gowdy and Fred Levitman brave the dark depths of the ocean in search of monstrous pelagic species like Tuna, Swordfish, and Sharks. The abyssal canyons of the continental shelf are unusually rich in life due to their unique chemistry, shrouded in darkness and teeming with leviathans, After Fred and Trev meet with a crew fully equipped with hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of heavy tackle, two boats set sail, navigating 120 miles and 7 hours to reach an underwater canyon. In the dead of night, the echo-sounder reveals a massive congregation of fish, igniting an extraordinary fishing frenzy under the twinkling stars.
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Fred Levitman goes sight-seeing and fishing in Thailand for the king of the Asian waters, the Mekong Catfish. In the lakes outside of Bangkok live many of the world’s biggest freshwater fish species. After 18 hours in the air and a messy night on the town Fred joins his guide Jean-Francois, an eccentric local legend in possession of perhaps more fishing world records than anyone in the world. After learning the unique bait-ball technique, Fred joins the locals on one of their many stocked ponds. Fred proves that a trip to Thailand should be at the top of the list for any adventure angler.
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Join Trev Gowdy as he embarks on a daring expedition to hunt the world’s largest Peacock Bass in the untamed wilds of South America's Rio Negro. Venturing 20 miles deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle, Trev and his team navigate treacherous backwaters and remote native villages in search of the ultimate fishing grounds. Armed with aggressive popping lures, Trev plunges into the murky depths, where massive Bass lurk in pursuit of prey. But when a ferocious monsoon looms, threatening to derail their journey, Trev must brave the unknown depths, wondering if he's discovered the lair of true giants.
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In a gripping finale off Prince Edward Island, Canada, Fred Levitman makes his final push for the elusive 1000-pound Bluefin Tuna. The crew strategically positions behind a herring fishing boat, where the smarter, larger tuna lurk for scraps. As Fred's rod bends under the weight of a monstrous catch, world-record holder Cornelius senses a potential milestone. However, the battle against these cunning giants threatens to end in heartbreak as the tuna's evasive manoeuvres test Fred's skills to their limits. In this high-stakes showdown, every move counts as Fred fights against the odds for his shot at angling glory.
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In the untamed waters of the North Atlantic, Fred Levitman's quest for the elusive 1000-pound Bluefin Tuna of last season continues off Canada's Prince Edward Island. Teaming up with legendary tuna captains Bruce and Cornelius, Fred's determination reaches new heights as he sets his sights on the biggest fish of his life. Battling stormy seas and relentless rain, the crew braces for a legendary session fraught with anticipation. But as disappointment looms with a lost fish, a miraculous turn of events unfolds. Two rods bend in unison as a school of giant tuna encircles the boat, plunging the crew into a chaotic struggle against nature's mightiest creatures.
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In the dangerous depths of Oregon's Columbia River, Trev Gowdy targets one of the world’s biggest freshwater fish, the White Sturgeon. In the shadow of a towering hydroelectric dam the crew navigate deep, fast-flowing waters posing constant peril, knowing one misstep into the busy shipping lane could lead to disaster. As the day unfolds, he hooks into a series of impressive catches, but his sights are set on a true giant. When his reel shrieks in protest and a monstrous creature breaches the surface, threatening to capsize a nearby boat, Trev realizes he's in for the fight of his life.
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In this season premiere episode of Untamed Anglers, James Stokoe, Ripon Khalique, and Hywel Morgan venture to the legendary Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire, known for harbouring some of the UK's most monstrous predators. With the help of England lure fishing captain Thom Hunt and Grafham veteran Tom Finnay, the team faces the daunting challenge of tackling this vast water. Battling against relentless winds whipping the lake into a frenzy, James employs his favourite fly fishing techniques while Ripon and Hywel dive deep with artificial lures. As they soon discover, landing these behemoths is no easy feat, so they employ the help of old friend and predator fly angler Jo Stephenson. Amidst the tumultuous waters, Ripon's rod bends under the weight of the fish of a lifetime, setting the stage for an unforgettable showdown with one of Grafham Water's elusive giants.
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A year of Monster Bass culminates in an electrifying episode, showcasing the biggest catches of season 6. Chris Lane and Ott DeFoe lead the charge as they navigate the treacherous waters of Alabama's Lake Guntersville, Texas's Colorado River and more. Battling adverse weather conditions, dense grass mats, and unfamiliar territories, these seasoned anglers demonstrate unparalleled skill and determination. From precision flipping techniques to innovative bait selections, every tactic is deployed in the pursuit of one prize, the biggest Largemouth Bass of the season.
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Join Ott DeFoe as he ventures to the Colorado River in Texas in pursuit of giant Bass. Amidst foggy conditions, Ott navigates the river's solitude, encountering a variety of species, including a strange new kind of bass. However, the trophy Largemouth Bass he seeks remain elusive. Casting creature baits between logs along the margins shows promise, but dark and rainy conditions demand a tactical shift, as Ott ponders whether a big bait equals a big catch. In a last-ditch effort, Ott explores the downtown cityscape of Austin, where man-made cover may conceal the fish of his dreams. Will Ott's persistence pay off in landing the ultimate Bass?
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Embarking on a quest for legendary Bass, Ott DeFoe explores a hidden gem in Austin, Texas. Despite the low water levels, Ott demonstrates the art of texas rigging a buzzer toad bait in pursuit of elusive giants. However, as a storm looms ominously, Ott's expertise is put to the test. Channelling decades of experience, Ott ventures beyond boundaries, sneaking under fences to access virgin waters in a secluded canal. In this uncharted territory, the possibility of encountering colossal Bass tantalizes Ott's imagination, driving him deeper into the unknown.
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In his relentless pursuit of trophy Largemouth Bass, Chris Lane continues fishing the grass mats of Alabama's Lake Guntersville. Amidst the dense foliage, he battles the challenge of hooking elusive fish, but an intriguing sound echoing from the water catches his attention. Demonstrating the precise 'flipping' technique, Chris delves deeper into the grass. Desperate for a giant, he opts for a frog lure, yet a precarious mistake looms as he discovers something big lurking between two docks. Will Chris's determination prevail in the face of this unforeseen challenge?
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Join Chris Lane as he ventures into the bass-filled grassy labyrinth of Alabama's largest lake, Lake Guntersville. Amidst thousands of acres of prime bass habitat, Chris sets his sights on the overgrown shallows, where monster bass seek refuge from the scorching sun. Despite his championship pedigree, navigating these dense snags proves challenging. Delving into the intricacies of tackling such terrain, Chris experiments with frog lures and discusses the methods and tackle essential for success. Despite facing tough luck in these unforgiving conditions, Chris remains undeterred, knowing that one moment is all it takes to hook the bass of a lifetime.
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Join Chris Lane and Ott DeFoe as they showcase their expertise in tackling adverse weather conditions in pursuit of monster bass. Ott kicks off in his home state of Tennessee, battling through a thick fog on the renowned Chickamauga Lake, where he wrestles giants using umbrella rigs. Meanwhile, in Alabama, Chris braves a cold morning, testing out his surface lure amidst promising fishing grounds. As storms loom overhead, both anglers demonstrate unwavering dedication and a lifetime of skills, pulling out all the stops to outsmart the elements and land the trophy bass of their dreams.
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Join Ott DeFoe on an expedition to a hidden lake in Arkansas, lured by tales of colossal Largemouth Bass. Despite never setting foot here, Ott knows that small waters often conceal giants. With unwavering determination, Ott casts bladed jigs amidst dead trees and swampy margins, showcasing techniques like Texas rigs, surface fishing with walking baits and how to retrieve snagged baits. As the sun climbs and temperatures soar, presenting challenging conditions, Ott remains steadfast in his belief that topwater baits hold the key. Will his conviction pay off when a behemoth strikes near a sunken tree?
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Join Chris Lane as he ventures back to Guntersville, Alabama, seeking out secret lakes harbouring elusive Largemouth Bass. Returning to Spring Creek Marina, Chris explores a rarely fished piece of water, only to be besieged by pesky tiny fish along the dark edges. Undeterred, he shifts to another secret spot nearby, brimming with potential for monstrous catches. However, disaster strikes on his first hook up, testing his resolve. Determined to conquer the giants lurking beneath, Chris faces the ultimate challenge: can he successfully wrangle one of these elusive beasts to the boat?
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Ott Defoe embarks an epic quest for giant Largemouth Bass on a secret lake in the secluded backwoods of Mississippi. Armed with a friend's tip about a tiny lake teeming with monsters, Ott faces the challenge of a new fishing ground. With the promise of a legitimate shot at a 10-pounder, Ott targets big fish feeding on Bluegill, enticing them with wacky worm rigs for an aggressive strike. Engaging in heart-pounding sight fishing in mere inches of water, Ott experiences the ultimate thrill in pursuit of trophy bass.
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Join Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane as he begins the chase for monster Largemouth Bass in Guntersville, Alabama. With its reputation for giants, the stakes are high on the states biggest lake. As the sun rises on a perfect day, Chris navigates the marina's structures, employing stick baits to lure in the giants from the shallow weed beds. However, the calm is shattered as two monstrous storms converge. With lightning on the horizon, Chris switches tactics in a nail-biting race against time to land the ultimate Guntersville monster bass before nature's fury strikes.
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In the heart of Brazil's jungle, adventure fisherman Joe Settembrino embarks on a quest for giant Catfish in uncharted waters. Guided by a rarely encountered indigenous tribe, Joe teams up with Amazon explorer Ian to uncover these colossal creatures, particularly the elusive Piraiba, a fabled maneater. Sneaking into rival tribe territory on a dangerous mission, they navigate towards the convergence of three rivers, where legends of monstrous Catfish abound. Under the cover of night, Ian's line vanishes into the depths, leading to a surprise encounter as the beast breaches. To claim their prize, they must brave the dense jungle, risking everything to unlock the secrets of these untapped waters and their potential giant inhabitants.
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In the picturesque hills of northern California, Trev Gowdy teams up with Bass expert Scott in pursuit of monster Bass on swim baits. Their destination: Clear Lake, the largest and oldest freshwater body in California, harboring Bass tipping the scales at 20 pounds. Despite an initial lack of activity, the duo shifts tactics, venturing into the warmer backwaters where mammoth Bass are known to spawn. Joining forces with angler Matt at a new location, they employ colossal baits to entice the elusive females. Throughout the episode, they share invaluable insights, constantly adapting strategies to explore different depths and locations. Will their expertise be enough to land a California giant before the day is done?
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Join Bassmaster champion Ott DeFoe as he reminisces on the season's monumental catches. Beginning in Kissimmee, Florida, Ott recalls his most remarkable session where he attempted to lure giants from the thick grass, marking a high point in his career. Transitioning to Millers Lake, Louisiana, Ott targeted monster bass in its narrow channels, utilizing swimbaits to great effect. Finally, on the legendary Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee, Ott experienced the thrill of a double hook-up, reeling in not one but two monster bass using umbrella baits. Ott's reflections offer a glimpse into the triumphs and challenges of elite bass fishing.
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Ott DeFoe embarks on a mission to catch a true monster bass on Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee. Despite waking up to horrendous conditions of cold rain and fog , Ott exudes confidence in his ability to land a giant with his decades of experience. Reflecting on his incredible session last year, he discusses his philosophy of fluorocarbon versus braid line. Casting spinnerbaits and umbrella rigs into the fog, Ott achieves a rare feat, almost never caught on camera. But the action doesn't end there, as this session evolves into one of the most memorable days of the Bassmaster champion's career.
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Join Bassmaster champion Ott DeFoe as he hunts for giant bass in Raleigh, North Carolina, using swimbaits and spinnerbaits on a lake teeming with tales of monsters. Despite the challenges of fall fishing, Ott remains resolute, casting across the cold and misty waters. Observing baitfish near the surface, Ott demonstrates his favourite crankbait setup. However, as the fish suddenly vanish, frustration mounts, compounded by an unexpected rainstorm. With a strategic shift in tactics, Ott entices something massive lurking beneath the lily pads, setting the stage for a thrilling battle with a potential monster bass.
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Ott persists in his quest for big bass on the small waters of Vermont, New England. The bass up north aren't typically large, but Ott suspects a monster lurks beneath the surface. Exploring yet another new body of water, he encounters ideal conditions with flat calm waters and sunshine. However, his day takes a turn when a nightmare scenario unfolds as a big fish tangles him in a submerged tree. Undeterred, Ott spots interesting baitfish around the docks and structures, prompting him to experiment by painting one of his swimbaits. Will this be the key to catching the elusive northern giant he's been pursuing?
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Ott DeFoe braves the frigid waters of a cold Tennessee lake, determined to hunt down monster winter Bass using jerk baits. Among the few anglers willing to face the January chill, Ott targets prime spots like bridge tunnels, cliff faces and vegetation, but he finds himself puzzled as the fish seem to have vanished. In a stroke of serendipity, an accidental change of approach leads Ott to a breakthrough, proving that even seasoned Bassmaster champions like him can still learn something new in the pursuit of giants.
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Ott DeFoe navigates turbulent waters in his home state of Tennessee in this episode, targeting both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass with spinnerbaits. Despite the challenge of bright skies and frost, the lake has been exceptionally productive. Ott's expertise pays off as he hooks into a massive Smallmouth, showcasing the lake's potential. While casting spinnerbaits under docks proves effective, Ott seeks the elusive trophy Largemouth. His perseverance leads him to a rocky shoreline beneath the trees, hinting at the possibility of a thrilling encounter with the bass he's been searching for.
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Join Ott DeFoe as he embarks on a northern adventure to Vermont, New England, in pursuit of Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. With hundreds of lakes and ponds harbouring monster bass, Vermont offers new water for Ott, who quickly discovers its fish-filled allure. In the crystal-clear depths, he stumbles upon a Smallmouth paradise, where the slower growth rate of northern fish presents a challenge. Undeterred, Ott's expertise shines through as he outwits these strong, smart, and elusive predators with jigs and spinnerbaits, even amidst pouring rain. Will Ott's mastery unlock the secrets of Vermont's bass-filled waters?
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Ott DeFoe fishes for trophy Largemouth Bass in the marshes of Louisiana, where unpredictable conditions test his skills. Despite the setbacks, Louisiana's vast expanse of canals, marshes, and wetlands promise bass fishing paradise. Ott's experimentation with a special Tokyo rig yields action, but he's determined to hook something bigger. As rain pours down, Ott shifts to a more aggressive approach, leading to a thrilling discovery—a massive bass lurking in a hole by the marshes. Will Ott's bold tactics pay off in landing the trophy catch?
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Join Ott DeFoe in Tennessee, chasing Largemouth Bass amidst spring flooding that's burst the banks of his home river. With just a two-hour window, Ott sees opportunity in disaster, discovering new pools and structures harbouring hungry fish. Armed with colourful and aggressive spinnerbaits for the muddy waters, he casts between submerged forests and docks. Despite fishing blind, Ott's expertise leads him to the fish, culminating in an intense battle as he hooks one of the hardest bites of his life with a bladed jig. Perhaps the rain has shaken up a monster bass?
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Ott DeFoe embarks on a fishing expedition for Largemouth Bass in the mountain lakes of North Carolina in fall season. The remote waters of Blackwater Lake are deep, cold and somewhat mysterious after recovering from a major pollution incident, but an abundance of bait fish has Ott intrigued. He experiments with crank baits and umbrella rigs, showcasing how to find fish feeding spots in changing conditions. A storm disrupts plans, leading Ott to Lake Lure, where an innovative bait change unveils exciting results, showcasing his resilience and angling prowess.
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This finale episode of The Hunt for Monster Bass looks at Ott DeFoe’s best catches of season four. From the rivers of Tennessee to the Everglades of Florida, we see the variety of baits and philosophies he employed to handle different conditions on the greatest waters in America, leading to some unforgettable catches.
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Pro anglers Ott DeFoe and Kelly Jordon have a cross country competition on a hunt for monster Bass in Florida and Texas. Lake Fork in Texas is known among avid anglers as the Jurassic Park of Bass fishing, home to a special strain of giants averaging close to 5 pounds! Kelly employs crank baits close to the snags, until he notices a fish on his echosounder bigger than anything he’s caught. Over in Florida, Ott’s found a likely spot, but the fog is thick and the water’s coloured. Exploring the grasslands, he explains his use of bright, bladed baits and why they single out the biggest fish in the lake.
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Ott DeFoe fishes the Florida wetlands for trophy Largemouth with worm baits in this episode of The Hunt for Monster Bass. There’s a dense fog clinging to the water and the fish are nowhere to be seen. It’s spawning season, hardly the ideal time to be fishing, but our champion host has some tricks up his sleeve. Using wacky worms and creature baits, Ott uses his special philosophy of aggravating fish that aren’t feeding. As the fish get bigger and bigger, a truly memorable Bass emerges from the vegetation.
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While most anglers hide away in wintertime, champion angler Ott DeFoe sees an opportunity to hunt for monster Bass. As the fog rolls over Tennessee’s Lake Chickamauga and the line freezes up in the rod rings, the huge fish hunt confidently in the open water. Ott discusses the misconception of winter fishing and demonstrates the controversial Alabama rig, a multi-bait system banned in competition for its effectiveness. It’s not long before he’s hooked into a Largemouth of freakish proportions.
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Everything’s bigger in Texas! In this jumbo instalment, Ott DeFoe visits two of the state’s best lakes to catch an enormous Largemouth Bass. Nationally recognised as a breeding ground for trophy fish, we first explore the 2000 acres of Lake Hubbbard. Strong winds have pushed bait into the shelter of a concrete road bridge, so Ott gets some big hits casting umbrella baits between the pillars. Over on Lake Whitney, recent storms have coloured the water, blinding the fish as they attempt to bulk up for the winter. In a hidden clear bay in the upper limits of the lake, Ott finds himself hooked into a true monster bass.
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Professional angler Ott DeFoe gets upstaged by his son in this episode of The Hunt for Monster Bass, fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth on the Tennessee River. Back in their hometown of Blaine, Tennessee, the duo traverses low summer ripples looking for pockets of deeper water. Despite a gap in experience, it’s 9-year-old Parker DeFoe that upstages his Bassmaster champion father, as baby Smallmouth and Catfish turn into an impressive haul for the rookie.
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Ott DeFoe returns to the Florida Everglades to catch a personal best Largemouth Bass. There’s unfinished business since his struggle in episode one, but with a new arsenal of information and experience at his disposal, the first half on the day is another story. When the bites on the usually reliable spinnerbaits disappear, Ott experiments with something called a carolina rig the lure a giant, a unique approach used by the best pros. It proves more than effective…
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Ott Defoe’s back in Florida for this episode of The Hunt for Monster Bass, chasing stories of giants on a secret lake. After hearing whispers of an 18-pound Largemouth in an overgrown water in the back country, the crew know there’s a chance of a record. Ott moves through the sticks, pads and fallen trees experimenting with poppers and bladed jigs, but after some initial success, the action fades. When a local offers up their private lake nearby, the chance of a giant is realised.
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Summertime in the south is less than ideal for Bass fishing, but Ott DeFoe’s cranking surface baits for Largemouth on the Tennessee River in this episode. While the lakes remain dormant, the oxygenated water and snags along the banks of Ott’s home river can produce monsters. After a quick catch boosts his confidence, the Bassmaster Classic champion explains his tactics, tackle and philosophy for approaching warm river conditions. While experimenting with buzz baits in the foggy margins, a huge blow-up proves the effectiveness of topwater fishing.
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Opening this season of The Hunt for Monster Bass, pro fishing champion Ott DeFoe explores the expansive Florida Everglades looking for trophy Largemouth. The everglades comprise 1.5 million acres of biodiverse, unkept swampland across the south coast. Though unfamiliar territory to our host, these waters have a real chance of producing a personal best, so Ott begins in the narrow canal formations nestled between the vegetation where Bass are known to hunt. After being plagued by an invasive exotic species running rampant in the area, Ott’s morning of fishing has left him with more questions than answers, so he decides to jump in the truck and explore. After a genius change of tackle, something big hits a spinnerbait between the Lily pads.
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Randy Bowser’s fixin’ to go fishin’ for Mexican Tarpon and Jack Crevalle in this episode Yucatan Anglers TV. Joined by Captain Gary Lira, the group begin 20 miles offshore from Sisal, jigging over an underground cave system for reef species like Pompano on light tackle. Back at the marina in Progresso, Randy notices hundreds of Tarpon rolling as they hunt bait fish amongst the boats, so he and Gary search for the bigger specimens with surface baits. After sharing their most tried and tested lures, they decide to troll the length of the world’s longest pier where the true monsters like to hunt.
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In this series finale episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, Bryan Dehart joins Ted Mosely fishing for big topwater Bass on a Carolina Pond. It’s May, and the fish are at their most active. While experimenting with a variety of surface baits, the boys make their way along the structured margins. Both men find their magic bait and catch a number of trophy sized Largemouth, proving why Bass are America’s favourite fish. In the kitchen, Donna shares a hearty recipe for venison and biscuits.
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Roger Lowe, Steve Hensen and Larry Tombaugh head for Carolina’s Tucksegee River to fly fish for Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout. A caddis fly hatch has the Trout moving on the surface, so Steve tackles up with a famous and effective dry-dropper setup, which Larry and Roger use to full effect wading in the long pools. After discussing their tackle and theories, they board the raft to fish deeper holes with weighted lures, and with every catch the fish push closer to trophy sizes. In the kitchen, Donna prepares Smoked Trout.
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In this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, three anglers try fly fishing for Striped Bass in the cold rivers of the Albemarle Sound. It’s February, so Chuck Laughridge, Tommy Bennett and Captain Mitchell Blake trial fishing with sinking lines and big minnow lures along the bottom. After almost immediately hooking a good fish, the session becomes a red letter day of hard fighting Bass and a surprising life first capture for Tommy. After discussing the required tackle, we join Donna in the kitchen for fish tacos with a twist.
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In this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, Lure designer Mark Nichols tests his newest products fishing for Speckled Trout in Oregon with Gary Dubiel. The cold November water makes for difficult fishing, but the pair discuss their plan of slow retrieves, downsizing lures, colour variety while sharing what they’ve learned in the industry. As the weather warms the Trout get bigger, and even Flounder come on the feed. Donna closes the show with a Fish sandwich recipe using the catch of the day.
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Joe Dorman and Tom Morketter experiment with beetlespin lures in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, fishing a pond for Bass and Panfish. Springtime in Cumberland County can be tricky, but Joe and Tom have confidence in this underrated method. They discuss their use of lines, lures and retrieve techniques while catching Crappie, Bream, Bluegill and Largemouth. They switch up their lures and fish a snag, and the bigger fish begin to bite. Back in the studio, Donna shares a recipe for juicy wild Duck.
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The Carolina Outdoor Journal crew enjoy the height of sport fishing trolling lures for Dorado and Marlin in the Gulf Stream. Kurt Hinchman and Robert Wiggins join Alan Willis and his crew on their luxury charter, beginning flying kites and live baits for Tuna. When changing weather make fishing difficult, the anglers switch to trolling methods and soon fill the cooler with big Dorado. After looking at the big, strong tackle required in the Gulf, Robert finds himself in a dangerous battle with the King of the sea, the Blue Marlin. Back in the kitchen, Donna demonstrates a recipe for Mahi Mahi.
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In this episode of the journal, Captains Gary Dubiel and Dave Stewart fish for Speckled Trout in the mouth of the Neuse River in the transition season. The cooling water along the Carolina coast has pushed bait and predators alike into the estuarires; the perfect opportunity for catching all manner of fish. While discussing tackle choices, lures and braided lines, the pair bounce jigs along the sand, which tempts aggressive Trout, Red Drum and even Flounder. Back in the kitchen, Donna prepares the catch of the day.
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Kurt Hinchman and Bob Lusk go fishing for Chain Pickerel on a mill pond in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal. A variant of the Pike, these predators are a common but underappreciated fish across the southern states. Kurt and Bob begin casting spinners and lures amongst the snags, exploring popular lures, retrieve rates and location. After great Pickerel fishing and even some surprise Bass, Donna prepares fresh Red Snapper and tomatoes in the kitchen.
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In this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, Kurt Hinchman and Joel Richardson fish for big Striped Bass and Largemouth during a cold front on Virginia’s Kerr Lake. The biggest lake in the state is a daunting task during a snowstorm. Fishing soft plastics from the boat, Kurt and Joel move along the bays looking for structure. They discuss how to move lethargic fish, tackle theories and maximising catches from a spot. After some healthy Striped Bass, the snow clears, feeding birds move in and Joel hooks one of the biggest Largemouth of his life. Back in the kitchen, Donna prepares her new recipe for Trout.
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Captain George Beckwith takes his wife Anna on a date fishing for Flounder in the backwaters of Carolina in this episode of the Journal. Having never caught a Flatfish, George begins teaching Anna a strange method of active live bait fishing with fingerling Mullet. After having great success with Flounder and lively puppy drum, the couple discuss striking techniques, tackle and fish habitat. In the kitchen shar recipe for southern fried fish salad.
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Paul Rose and Jerry Nelley experiment with trolling for Catfish on Lake Wylie in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal. Usually a docile species, trolling isn’t a commonly used method for these fish. Paul and Jerry discuss their theories, homemade gear, favourite baits and fish finding technology. After landing some smaller Channel cats in the shallows, the duo push into deeper waters in search of a big blue, which soon sees Jerry hooked into the biggest Catfish of his life. In the kitchen, Donna shares a recipe for the catch of the day.
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Captain Stu Calder and Walker Goulder go fishing in manmade structures for Redfish with live baits, in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal. The public piers and docks of Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina can be a more productive fishing spot that any other. Stu and Walker explore how to use live baits, selecting a location, avoiding snags and reading the water as they land a great haul of feisty puppy drum. Back in the kitchen, Donna prepares tacos with fish and shrimp.
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In this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, Steve Hensen joins Andrew Tashie dry fly fishing for Rainbow Trout on The Watauga River. The waters of the Watauga along the Tennessee border are muddled with hatching Caddis fly, a prolific and exciting event on almost any of the world’s trout rivers. Steve and Andrew boat down the river finding promising pools, exploring presentation, fly choice and insect type. After both anglers land some stunning fish, Donna honours the show with a bacon wrapped trout recipe in the kitchen.
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Paul Rose joins Captain Craig Price on Lake Norman fishing for winter Striped Bass Hybrids, in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal. This special White Bass and Striped Bass Hybrid species has been growing in size and popularity on Lake Norman, So Paul and Craig begin trawling through the cold misty water looking for shoals. They suddenly open the day with a double hook-up, which sets the tone for a great session. In gear time they discuss how to locate the feeding fish, and Donna prepares a hot crab dip recipe.
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In this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, Neal Stockton and Joel Richardson cast lures for big Crappie on Kerr Lake. It’s not typical to fish for Crappie in the heat of summer, but Joel knows there’s a huge population of fish to four pounds feeding in the shallows around Buggs Island. By using a countdown method with their cast, Joel and Neal both have great sport on small jigs, which they explore in gear time. Back in the studio, Donna closes the show with a special recipe for spinach and Catfish.
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This unusual episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal sees Chuck and Tommy join Captain Mitchell Blake fly fishing for big prehistoric Gar. The Longnose Gar are one of the best and biggest fishing opportunities in the Carolina winter, especially on a fly rod. They look at the heavy rods, sinking lines and monster lures, which come in handy when both men hook into some seriously powerful fish. Back in the kitchen, Donna shares a recipe for breaded Grouper.
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Joel Richardson and Paul Rose bag up through tough conditions in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, fishing for Largemouth Bass with Crankbaits. High Rock is a big, old lake with big, old Bass, but a cold front and low water levels make things tricky. Joel knows the lake well, so they target the sunken boulders in the shallows close to shore with Deepwater crank baits. When a shoal of bait breaks the surface, both men adapt their tactics and start getting into the big fish, which they discuss in gear time. In the kitchen, Donna closes the show with a unique recipe for a fish reuben sandwich.
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This episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal goes back to basics pier fishing with Ted Moseley and Ron Bennett. Carolinas longest pier offers multiple fishing opportunities, but Ted and Ron decide to fish for Mullet and Spotted Trout as they migrate through the deeper waters. In gear time they discuss the unique lures and tactics needed when approaching pier fishing, and Donna cooks grouper in the kitchen.
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This episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal enjoys America’s favourite water sport; top water Bass fishing with Joe Dorman and Tom Morketter. It’s springtime, and the ponds of Carolina are at their most active. By casting between the snags, lily pads and grass beds, Joe and Tom enjoy huge blow-ups from good sized largemouth. In gear time they discuss the stick baits and buzz baits that did the job, and Donn prepares a spicy seafood salad.
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The Shad are running the river in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, so Bill Powell and Tom Baines head for Rocky Mount to fish with lures. The bigger White Shad are prevalent in the springtime, and Rocky Mount is the best place to catch them. After beginning the day with a double hook-up, Bill and Tom discuss the simple spoon and dart rigs they’re using. In the kitchen, Donna prepares another delicious recipe for scallops.
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The Carolina Outdoor Journal joins two fishing veterans fly fishing for a variety of species on small ponds. Joe Jenkins and Mack Dupree begin their weekend on a beautiful treelined Mill Pond, but the sun is high, and the fishing is difficult. The next day they head for a local Farm lake to search for the deeper water where the fish are hiding from the heat. Popping lures on ultralight tackle produces Bream, a surprise largemouth, and some very large Bluegill. They discuss their lures in gear time, while Donna mixes it up with a delicious venison meal in the kitchen.
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Captain Stu Caulder and Walker Goulder are fishing for Cobia in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, as they drift the Masonboro Inlet with live baits. It's Springtime and the Cobia are making their way up the Carolina Coast to spawn. After casting nets for bait in the harbour, Stu and Walker drift the tide and quickly intercept some very big fish. After discussing their methods in gear time, Donna cooks up a new scallop recipe in the kitchen.
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This episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal joins Captain Richard Andrews and Marty Evans fishing for Striped Bass on Carolina’s Roanoke River. It’s young Marty’s first time on the Roanoke, and his first-time fishing for Striped Bass. In gear time Richard takes him through the rods, reels and soft plastics they need, and both men get into some nice fish among the submerged treelines. Donna closes the show with a Fish stew recipe.
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Captain Gary Dubiel and Kurt Hinchman test their tackle fishing for massive Red Drum in this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal. Popping Corks are a new method to North Carolina’s Neuse River, so the boys discuss their strange tackle in gear time. They quickly find they need a bigger net, as both men soon hook in to Drum over 50 pounds! Meanwhile, Donna cooks up and citrus shrimp salad recipe.
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In this episode of the Journal, Chuck Laughridge and Joe Shute fish for massive Sharks on fly tackle. It’s not often you can catch a 100-pound fish on fly tackle, but Shark Island off the Carolina coast is the perfect place to do it. Some hungry customers approach the boat after the boys chum the water, and Chuck’s soon in for a lengthy battle. They discuss the heavy-duty tackle in gear time, and Donna cooks up some delicious Scallops on the kitchen.
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Carolina Outdoor Journal goes fishing for big ‘Pumpkin Seeds’ on the fly on Lake Phelps, North Carolina. Joe Jenkins and Mike Noles have great fun wading through the shallows looking for pods of these small predators, also known as Sun Fish. After locating some feeders in a backwater, they short line popping bugs from the long grass and get into some of the biggest Pumpkins in the country. In gear time they discuss their ultralight gear, and Donna cooks up Cornbread with a twist in the kitchen.
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The next generation of anglers joins this episode of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, as Captain Ricky Kellum goes crappie fishing with a young protégé. 8-year-old Davis Boyd is leading the way on this little pond in Wilson, North Carolina. The boys head out with popping corks and jigs, and Davis shows Ricky up with the biggest fish of the session. In gear time they discuss the light tackle that makes crappie fishing so fun, and Donna shares her fish pot pie recipe.
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The Carolina Outdoor Journal visits the Catawba River in search of Brown Trout on nymphs. Steve Henson joins Wilson Gabriel on a high and muddy river after a storm. Difficult conditions which require unique nymphing and streamer tactics, which they discuss in gear time. Using the drift boat to position themselves in the rocks and ripples where the Trout feed, Steve soon finds success. Donna closes the show with a special recipe for Rainbow Trout with a special sauce.
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In this premiere episode of season 4 of The Carolina Outdoor Journal, Captain John Huff and Seth Vernon fly fish the beaches of Carolina for big Red Drum. After arriving to a sunny day of flat calm water, they chase the tides through the shallows looking for feeding pods of drum on the surface. After a change of tactics, they find themselves surrounded by hundreds of feeding fish, and soon hook into the trophy they’ve been looking for. In gear time, we discuss how to determine the best fly based on behaviour, and Donna cooks a unique duck recipe in the kitchen.
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Join Rae Borras as he takes a source to sea  journey down one of Britain's most famous rivers, the mighty River Thames. Starting at the source near Cirencester, Rae travels downstream and meets many people working and fishing on the river, explores the river's great history in trade and leisure pursuits, and examines its current environmental state. He of course samples the myriad of fishing opportunities the river can still offer anglers from fly fishing in the upper Thames, to fishing from a punt in Oxford and fishing for large Roach in the centre of London with old pal Keith Arthur. Rae also experiences some urban fly fishing on the River Wandle with Damon Valentine, before ending up with sea fishing expert,  Dave Barham in the Thames estuary.
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Chub
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Old friends Keith Arthur and Rae Borras embark on a campaign fishing for Chub in this instalment of Our Favourite Fish. Undoubtedly one of the most beloved species in the UK, Chub were a trophy capture for both men in their boyhood days. They begin on the Grand Union Canal outside Hemel Hempstead were Rae got his start, float fishing and ledgering maggots around the overhanging trees and riverboats, discussing the best baits, hot spots, the Chub’s life cycle, and sharing stories of trophy captures. We flash forward to a beautiful summers’ day on the pristine pools of the River Stour at Throop Fishery in Dorset. The clear water and blooming weed reveal massive specimens feeding cautiously in the shallow patches of gravel. Rae fishes the bottom in the shade of a tree while Keith explores how to present pellets with a trotting float, bringing great success as he finishes the day on a monster. Eager to do the same, Rae enlists the help of the fishery owner and his knowledge of modern tactics evolving in the world of coarse fishing, and he finally gets his chance at a big Stour Chub.
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In this special episode of Inside Sport Fishing, host Michael Fawkles visits California’s Irvine Lake to explore their one-of-a-kind Catfish and Trout fishery. Built almost 100 years ago as a water supply for orange county, Irvine Lake quickly became one of California’s most productive and unique fisheries. Against the expectations of the angling community, their mass scale stocking operations of big Catfish and Trout have been a huge success. Michael joins Rick Ketcham to look at the unique tackle and baits that have been developed on the water, before heading to the dam to land some of the bigger cats. Steve Miller and Phil Mackey get into the incredible Trout fishing made possible by the pure mountain spring water and massive fish being breed on site and test their luck with bottom baits.
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We start this episode back in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee with husband and wife ice fishing supremos, Beau and Jacqui who are fishing for White Perch which they love to feed their family with. Jacqui gets a good hole and picks up some real chunks on her rod. Beau is also catching on his trap hole and its plain to see why this couple are such revered ice anglers. The next fish Jacqui catches is huge and measured at 15 inches is pretty much a world record but as producer Josh explains can't be considered as her rod didn't meet the IGFA regulations for length. Pretty impressive though as is the rest of this final episode.
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In this episode, we head to Lake Ontario in search of Walleye. Its near the end of the season and they're fishing at Chaumont Bay near Sackets Harbor. Before starting, the guys send some considerable time checking and scouting the ice as the thickness can be unpredictable here. Producer, Josh is in New Hampshire fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee, one of his favourite home waters. Its a huge lake covering some 69 square miles which again makes it important to check the ice depths. We join Scott on the ice for some amazing footage as he uses a video camera next to his bait and watches when to move his bait as a nice Lake Trout swims past.
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This instalment of Ice Fishing Hardcore takes place back in the wilds of northern Maine and Vermont. Over on Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay, the crew arrive to all the flags up in the air. It’s Pike-a-plenty, but our anglers are shocked to find an unwelcome bonus fish come to the surface. Over in the Allagash wilderness at Ross Lake, a seemingly empty trap reveals a spinning reel attached to a big black Lake Trout. When one of the boys land a famous Ross Lake Whitefish, they fire up the grill for a winter feast on the ice.
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In this episode of Ice Fishing Hardcore, the team continue their sessions in remote Maine and Montana, before live baiting for big Pike in Vermont. The second morning on Ross Lake is more brutal than the last, with high winds and temperatures well below zero, but one of the crew hook into a big, rare Lake Trout to lift the spirits. Over on Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain in Vermont the boys have been promised a big Pike, so they experiment with bigger liver baits to single out a monster. There’s more pike on offer in Montana, a rare sight at Fort Peck.
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Ice Fishing Hardcore’s road trip continues in this episode as they go chasing Pike, Pickerel, Bass and more in Maine, Montana and Pennsylvania. Back in the wilderness of Ross Lake the Lake Trout are finally making an appearance, whilst some crew members ditch the traps for a jigging rod to catch Cusk. The guys out at Fort Peck go looking for a 30-inch walleye. Finally, the boys take an exploratory trip to Pennsylvania where the flags are popping fast with Pickerel and Bass.
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In this episode of Ice Fishing Hardcore, the crew set up in Maine and Montana for extreme remote sessions. In the Alagash Wilderness of northern Maine near the Canadian border lies Ross Lake, one of the United States best Whitefish fisheries. Four miles off the road by sled through Wolves and Coyotes, you can’t get much further off the grid.Over in Fort Peck Monatana, another crew visit the massive Crooked Creek, 245,000 acres of frozen lake with the fish to match. Known for its big Walleye, a state record is never far behind.
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Every year a group of friends get together in Burlington, Vermont on the US Canada border to ice fish on Lake Champlain. The quarry is Northern Pike and conditions can be harsh and dangerous so they'll need all of their skills and knowledge to win the friendly competition they aspire to win. We learn about how the guys prepare for this trip and the work they need to put in to be successful.
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Roach
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When UK anglers think of coarse fish, the Roach is likely to be the first fish that comes to mind, and the fish that many anglers first cut their teeth on. Rae and Keith start their quest at Wold Farm Fishery, a very scenic stillwater complex in Bedfordshire on an overcast and blustery spring day. Rae's equipped himself with a new pole and gets some handy tips from Keith on the art of pole fishing before getting started. Keith catches a couple of quick fish but both are having issues with the wind spreading their groundbait around so Keith suggests they use pole mount cup feeders to keep the bait in a concentrated area. The fishing now picks up for both anglers with Keith constantly making subtle changes to his baits and rigs to keep them coming. In the second half of the show, the chaps head to the Great Ouse in Befordshire in mid winter and the river looks in great nick. Its a stretch that Rae regularly fishes and he knows there a lot of smaller 1 and 2 year old class fish here so they'll need all their experience to chop and change to pick up the bigger fish. Its a prolific and enjoyable session for both anglers using maggots as bait but slightly different presentations. If you enjoy Roach fishing, you're sure to enjoy this homage to one of the UK's most popular and obliging coarse fish.
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Its winter and Charlie has headed down to Florida for the warm weather and some Bass fishing fun. He's decided on a friendly golf buggy fishing competition with his friends fishing on one of his favourite courses.  Its a 3 day competition and the rules are pretty simple, 2 hours fishing, most fish wins and the angler with the fewest each day loses his golf cart for the next day. After a suitable amount of trash talking, the 3 anglers set out in different directions and its isn't long before Charlie gets a fish on his spinnerbait. The fish continue to come throughout the day with some chunky specimens being landed. Charlie has made the early pace with a haul of 14 Bass but with two days to go, the competition is still wide open.
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Charlie leaves the wintery weather of  New England and heads to the sunshine state of Florida to meet up with 10 time, World Pool Champion, Mike Sigel for a spot of Bass fishing. They hit a nearby Jack Niklaus designed golf course, deciding to fish the course rather than 'golf' it using golf buggies to get to the numerous lakes and ponds. Charlie gets off the mark and takes the lead in their friendly competition with a small Smallmouth before Mike scores too with another Smallie.  More fish soon follow as the pair lock on to the best spots to target whilst we learn more about Mike's incredible pool career and his work on the renowned movie, The Color of Money with Tom Cruise and Paul Newman. A bit of golf in the afternoon followed by a sumptuous evening meal that night before Charlie returns to the golf course the following day to try and find some specimens. An entertaining episode and if you like playing pool, you may learn a few new tricks too!
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In this instalment, the Carolina Outdoor Journal goes fishing for puppy Drum along timber littered shorelines. This is classic American bass fishing on steroids. These young Red Drum are great sport, but they live and hunt in tough structure, so it takes a lot of skill for top anglers Walker Golder and Stuart Caulder to get these fish to the boat. In gear time, they discuss the modified spinner baits, plastics and topwater lures that get the job done, and Donna Reynolds cooks her special quail recipe in the kitchen.
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This week on the Journal we’ll fish a Carolina farm pond in the spring for Largemouth Bass. Ted Moseley and Bryan DeHart return to one of their old spots where the Bass are holding close to shore, which makes for a challenging fight. In gear talk, they discuss the soft plastics baits and tackle that allows them to fish the snags where the fish like to feed. In the kitchen, Donna Reynolds serves up her own fish Reuben recipe.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll fish a pond for Channel Catfish using persimmon fruit as bait. Cliff Edwards calls Paul Shuey with a unique fishing opportunity. He’s seen some big cats picking off these small fruits as they fall from a tree on the lakeshore, and sure enough they get some great fishing. In gear time they discuss how to take advantage of this food source, and Donna Reynolds cooks up a creamy polenta dish in the kitchen.
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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, we visit the North Carolina mountains in the fall to fly fish for native Rainbow Trout. John Moore and Joe Albea host the show as Steve Henson and Leonard Harwood head out into the forest. These wild Trout are difficult to catch at the best of times, so Steve and Leonard explore not only the different dry and terrestrial fly patterns they would use, but how to fish them in changing water levels. In the kitchen, Donna Reynolds cooks up a Caribbean Grouper recipe.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal two fishing guides spend the morning in pursuit of the sporty Speckled Trout. John Moore and Joe Albea host this friendly head-to-head, as captains Ricky Kellum and Charles Brown put their methods to the test. While Ricky throws his own design of artificial shrimp, Charles casts out his favourite mirror lures, both of which yield massive results. They discuss their theories in Gear talk, while Donna Reynolds hits the kitchen for a delicious Trout recipe.
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Join the Carolina Outdoor Journal as we fish Lake Norman for the popular spotted bass. Hosted by John Moore and Joe Albea, we visit Paul Rose and Drew Montgomery as they boat along the many docks and structures that line the lake. This kind of habitat is the perfect hunting ground for this rarer species of bass, and they soon come across a big group of feeders. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the array of different lures that caught fish, and Donna Reynolds prepares sweet potato fries and fish in the kitchen.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal we fly fish near Cape Lookout for the sporty bluefish. These hard fighters are a great sporting opportunity missed by most fly anglers, but not Chuck Laughridge and Donnie Hatcher. The boys hit the water along the Carolina coastline where the Bluefish are having a feeding frenzy beneath the swarms of baitfish that can be seen breaking the surface. After our anglers discuss the variety of subsurface and topwater fly patterns they used, we visit Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a salmon burger recipe.
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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, we’ll fish early summer on Jordan Lake for largemouth bass. John Moore and Joe Albea host the episode as Phil Cable and Joe Dorman return since their incredible catches in the last season. The water’s warmed up and Phil knows exactly where the fish have gone to feed. After some fat Bass our anglers discuss the variety of jigs, spinners and crankbaits they used to get the job done, before Donna Reynolds cooks of some delicious blueberry cornmeal biscuits.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll fish the Neuse River for striped bass in early spring. Hosted by John Moore and Joe Albea, Kurt Hinchman returns to fish with Captain Gary Dubiel, one of the Neuse’s best guides, to catch the Stripers as they make their way upriver. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed and how to work the soft plastic lures early season, and we join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a fish casserole recipe.
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In this special instalment of Yucatan Anglers TV, host Randy Bowser explores the backwaters of Sisal, Mexico lure fishing for Tarpon. Joined by Captain Gary Lira, the pair push through the dense mangroves from the coast where most anglers never dare to fish. Immediately upon arrival to the first pool, juvenile Tarpon known as Sabalitos begin tailing around the boat. Known for their acrobatic fighting style, these Sabalitos make for some of the most explosive and exciting sport in the world, particularly in this shallow water. As the crew push even deeper into the jungle, the tiny channels open into a wide pool known over 300 feet deep! It’s here that Captain Gary hooks into something big…
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On this edition, the Carolina Outdoor Journal goes fishing in an ocean inlet for the sporty and tasty Flounder. Hosted by Joe Albea and John Moore, we join Gene Griffin and Kurt Hinchman in one of the many coastal inlets that line the Carolina coast. Here, the Flounder lay in wait for baitfish drifting on the tide, so Kurt and Gene experiment with soft plastics. In gear talk we look at the unique tackle used to catch flatfish, and Donna Reynolds cooks up some special Crabcakes in the kitchen.
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This week on Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll fish a very special place for Largemouth Bass. Robert Fulton joins Jim from the Kingfisher Society, who’s fisheries have become a mecca for Bass fisherman across Carolina. Fishing with topwater frogs isn’t a typical method in the spring, but these lakes and swamps are so crammed with hungry fish that the action comes thick and fast. After discussing these unique lures in gear talk, we join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a Tuna salad recipe.
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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll fish for a variety of mountain Trout in the Pisgah National Forrest. Known as the Harvest Stream, this crystal-clear water is stocked with quality Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Mallory Martin and Steve Henson know exactly how to catch them on the fly. During Gear Time our anglers join Andrew Tashie to discuss the Trout patterns and dry-dropper setup that caught fish. In the kitchen, Donna Reynolds shares a few tips to make those camping trips a little better.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll fish around Roanoke Island for a variety of coastal fish. Hosted by John Moore and Joe Albea, this episode see’s the return of Captain Bryan DeHart and Kurt Hinchman as they fish around the bridges and marsh areas that surround the island. This type of fishing brings everything from Speckled Trout, Flounder, Drum and Striped Bass to the boat, so Kurt and Bryan walk us through the versatile light tackle they fished with. Finally, Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a southern Griddle Cake recipe.
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This week the Carolina Outdoor Journal takes us jig fishing for Hickory Shad in the Neuse River Basin. Hosted by John Moore and Joe Albea, we join Kurt Hinchman and Gene Griffin among the cypress and tupelo trees that form the Neause River swamps, the perfect hunting ground for all manner of sporting fish. In gear time, the boys discuss the ultra-light tackle and twister tail lures that landed their best fish and Donna Reynolds cooks up an unusual shrimp stuffed Hushpuppy recipe.
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On this edition, the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll be fishing for speckled trout in the marshes of the northern Pamlico Sound. John Moore and Joe Albea join Captain Bryan DeHart and Ted Mosely on a perfect day, learning how to choose cut bait and artificial baits to single out the bigger Trout. Finally, we join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a textural shrimp citrus salad.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll fish for the sporty Striped Bass on the Cape Fear River. Hosted by John Moore and Joe Albea, the show joins Captains Jerry Dilsaver and Stu Calder on a perfect morning drifting along the grassy edges of the brackish water. Casting soft plastics close to shore brings a bumper session of several fish into double figures, so the boys discuss their secret weapon in Gear Time. Finally, we join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a personal twist on a shrimp salad recipe.
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In this edition, the Carolina Outdoor Journal takes us fishing for the sporty Sheepshead around the bridge pilings of the Carolina Coast. These wiry fish can be difficult to catch, due in part to their love of structure. Captain Ricky Kellum and Captain Wayne Crisco discuss the hardy tackle and live baits needed to get them to the boat, and soon hook into one of the biggest Sheepshead of their lives. Finally, we join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a Breaded Grouper Southport Sandwich recipe.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll follow the tide on the Cape Fear River in search of feeding Red Drum. Hosts John Moore and Joe Albea check in with Captain Stu Calder and keen angler Tara Lynch at the Southport Marshes. From here the pair chase the tide down to Wilmington, casting spinner baits into the thick grasses where the specimen Drum like to ambush their prey. On Gear Time they discuss the lures that caught the best fish and the heavy-duty gear needed for this kind of demanding fishing. To close off, Donna Reynolds hits the kitchen to prepare a delicious venison stroganoff.
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This week we fish for largemouth bass using top water frogs in heavy cover. This is a productive method for catching bass almost every month of the year. On Gear Time our angler’s will discuss the frog lures and how to fish them. And Donna Reynolds serves up a tasty shrimp recipe in the kitchen.
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Join us this week as we fish for the sporty Ladyfish. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a duck recipe.
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On this edition of the Journal we travel to Currituck County to fish for Black Crappie using jigger poles. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how effective this method can be. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a duck recipe.
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On this edition of the Journal we are fishing Randleman Reservoir early in the season for Largemouth bass. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures that caught fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a sweet and sour oyster recipe.
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This week on the Journal we’ll fish for speckle trout using a super productive lure. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lure in more detail and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a tasty scallop recipe.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll fly fish bream beds using popping bugs. In gear time our anglers discuss the best popping bugs of the day. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a lemon dill catfish recipe.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll be in the mountains searching for the elusive Muskellunge (Muskie) . On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle and lures required. And we join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a corn bread muffin recipe.
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This week on the Journal we’ll venture to the Pee Dee River to fly fish for Striped Mullet (Jumping Mullet). On Gear Time our anglers discuss what they used to catch these sporty fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a duck recipe.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish for Largemouth bass using lures with blades. On Gear Time our anglers lay out the most productive lures of the day and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a scallop recipe.
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This week on the Journal we’ll fish the Cape Fear River for autumn Flounder. In Gear Time our anglers discuss their technique in fishing for the flatfish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty fish & chips recipe.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish Jordan Lake in the spring for the sporty and tasty Crappie. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures they used and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a spicy venison recipe.
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This week on the Journal we’ll fish a cold autumn morning for speckle trout. In gear time our anglers discuss the lures that proved effective that day. And Donna Reynolds prepares a recipe for shrimp cakes in the kitchen.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the heat of the summer for largemouth bass. On Gear Time our anglers share the most effective lures and Donna Reynolds prepares a catfish recipe in the kitchen.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll drift a fast-moving Watauga River for Brown trout. On Gear Time our anglers share what fly pattern worked best and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty crab recipe.
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This week on the Journal we target Striped Bass using topwater lures early and switch to subsurface later in the morning. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures that caught fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a stuffed Striped Bass recipe.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll fly fish for speckle trout off the Neuse River. On Gear Time we’ll find out what flies worked the best and then join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty grouper recipe.
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Join us this week as we fish the Cape Fear River for the sporty American White Shad. On gear time our anglers discuss the tackle and lures they used to catch the fish. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a cornbread recipe.
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This week on the Journal we’ll re-visit a farm pond with two young men. On Gear Time we’ll discuss the tackle that is needed to fish a pond and join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a fish recipe.
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In this edition of the Journal we travel to the mountains with a lady angler in search of her first rainbow trout. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the equipment they used and Donna Reynolds prepares a duck recipe in the kitchen.
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In this edition of the Journal we’ll fish deep on Jordan Lake for largemouth bass. In gear time our anglers discuss the lures that caught fish. And Donna Reynolds prepares a lemon baked fish recipe in the kitchen.
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In this season finale of Untamed Angler, hosts James Stokoe, Ripon Khalique and Hywell Morgan head for the southern chalk streams to fly fish for beautiful winter Grayling. The show is joined by Grayling guru and god of game fishing, Charles Jardine and local chalk stream guide,  Simeon Hay. Simeon kicks off the session on the River Itchen at Fulling Mill with a crash course in watercraft, sampling the insect life and matching the hatch. After Hywell helps a bewildered Ripon tie his first fly, the boys head for the Broadlands beat of the iconic River Test to finally settle the score of a whole season of competitive fishing!
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In this instalment of Untamed Angler, James Stokoe, Ripon Khalique and Hywell Morgan visit the renowned River Wye to compete for specimen Chub and Barbel. The show’s joined by young coarse fishing prodigy and Drennan Cup Finalist James Champkin, charged with the responsibility of landing James his first Barbel. While Ripon and Hywell start off trotting maggots with floats and feeders, the two James’ opt for a quiver tip approach, both of which bring some serious sized Chub to the bank! Further upstream, the game fisherman in Hywel shines through, as he inexplicably can’t stop catching grayling!
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It’s James Stokoe’s chance to show his skills in this episode of Untamed Angler, as he joins hosts Ripon Khalique and Hywell Morgan on his home water, the River Tyne in northern England chasing big, wild Salmon. These fish are illusive and difficult to catch, so the show welcomes an army of Salmon experts in the form of Barry Ward, Emma Jackson, Philip Plant, Andrew Jackson and Marina Gibson. James visits the river hatchery, for an insight into how his beloved Tyne’s been nurtured into the best Salmon fishery in the country. As the competition heats up, James and Ripon’s teams split up and compete to catch the biggest Salmon in the river on fly’s and spinners.
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Ripon Khalique comes into his element in this episode of Untamed Angler, as he, James Stokoe and Hywel Morgan join Rob Hughes at Baden Hall Fisheries in Staffordshire in pursuit of Carp. As a multiple-time world champion angler and captain to the England Carp team, Rob is a valuable player in this contest. The boys arrive to a summery lake bubbling with surface feeders, but when they prove stubborn on the top, Rob employs a sneaky change of tactics to get a bite within seconds. As the sun goes down, the real competition begins, as the boys fish through the night to build a massive bag of hard fighting Carp.
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In this instalment of Untamed Angler, James Stokoe, Ripon Khalique and Hywel Morgan head north to Scotland for a Pike fishing showdown on the renowned Lake of Menteith. This massive lake near Sterling has a history of monsters, so master Pike angler Dan Essox lends a hand with our predator fishing novices. After a failed attempt, James and Hywel ditch the fly rods and get to work with the lures, casting big soft plastics along the shoreline. The next day, the boys go head-to-head in search of the biggest and longest combined bag, and Hywel hooks into something big!
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In this season premiere of Untamed Angler, die hard fisherman James Stokoe and Ripon Khalique throw down on the prestigious southern chalk streams in pursuit of Trout. Joined by legendary fly anglers Hywel Morgan and Peter Cockwill, James begins on the River Dunn, a tributary of the world class River Test. As big brownies begin to rise, Peter takes the rod for a masterclass on fishing a spring hatch. Over on the River Kennet, after teasing out his first dry fly Trout, Ripon teams up with Hywel to go head-to-head with James and Peter as the Trout come on the feed. Finally, the boys finish up on the ultimate giant fish water, Dever Springs in Winchester, where a Rainbow of monstrous proportions settles the score.
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Chris Sandford visits the mecca of UK chalk streams in this episode of Just Fishing, as he tries his hand fly fishing for wild Brown and Rainbow Trout. The River Test near Stockbridge in Hampshire is famous among anglers, made clear as Chris spots a swarm of massive trout swimming through the town centre. Chris meets up with local legendary gillie Jim on the hallowed ginger beer beat. After a few words of wisdom, Jim imparts his meticulous techniques of how to stalk these nervous fish with tiny nymphs. Later, they move into the slightly faster water where Jim thinks a bigger specimen should be hiding. Low and behold, a bigger example of the rare resident Rainbows shows itself…
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Chris Sandford is once again exploring Alaska’s Kanektok River in this episode of Just Fishing, where some special species of Trout and Grayling are known to thrive. Chris is joined by friend of the show Peter Cockwill, who knows the Kanektok well thanks to his guide Kirk. After walking through some of the unique Alaskan mouse flies he likes to use, captain Kirk moves the crew upstream to where these Leopard Trout live. A more colourful and spottier variant of Rainbow Trout, Leopards are also more aggressive, as Chris soon discovers. Next up, Peter gets a chance to fish light tackle for his favourite fish, the beautiful Arctic Grayling. As if it couldn’t get any better, the day ends when a rare and beautiful Arctic Char takes the fly.
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In this episode of Just fishing, host Chris Sandford stays close to home in Syon Park, a haven of fly fishers in the middle of urban London to seek out some big Rainbow Trout. It’s early season in March and the fish are difficult to catch, so Chris enlists the help of local angler Neil Freeman to navigate this unusual moat lake. After success fishing nymphs deep down, the show visits a vintage tackle auction down the road, where it just so happens Neil is the auctioneer. The Trout may have been big, but Chris ends the day with a real monster…
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Host Chris Sandford visits the River Kennet to fish for big Barbel, before joining friend of the show Keith Arthur down on the River Rother for some old school float fishing for silvers. The Kennet is legendary among Barbel anglers, as is Chris’s guide Nigel Botherway. While Chris relaxes on the bank, Nigel gets soaking wet in pursuit of the perfect spot where he believes these spooky fish will be hiding. On the Rother, Keith and Chris get back to their roots fishing for Gudgeon, Roach, Dace, Perch and Trout with the old schoolboy weapon of choice, the whip pole.
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In this two-part episode, Chris Sandford tries his hand fly fishing for Pike in Scotland, before joining the legendary Chris Yates chasing coarse fish on the River Thames. Up north in bonnie Scotland, fly fishing for Pike is just starting to gain popularity, and there’s nowhere more beautiful to test it out than the Trossachs National Park. Local expert Barry Duffy shows Chris his extensive self-tied lure collection, which prove their value with some quality specimens. Down on the River Thames, Chris joins fishing royalty in the form of Chris Yates and Roger Barnes in pursuit of Perch, Chub and Pike from the boat.
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Host Chris Sandford is once again on the Kanektok River in remote Alaska in this episode of Just Fishing, where he gets the privilege of targeting the mighty King Salmon on the fly. The largest of the pacific species, King or Chinook Salmon have been known to grow close to 100 pounds in weight, so guide Brad Duncan comes bearing heavy duty tackle. After motorboating downstream to the renowned Bearskin pool, Chris quickly puts the heavy tackle to the test as he immediately hooks into a King. It doesn’t take long for our host to realise that these monsters are far easier to hook than to land, as Brad’s forced to fire up the boat and give chase to one of the biggest Salmon Chris has ever seen.
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Chris Sandford breaks out a fly rod in this episode of Just Fishing, as he gets the chance to visit two of England’s best still water Trout fisheries in Mayfly season. Chris travels to Albury in Surrey to meet up with his old instructor and famous fly fisher Peter Cockwill at his beautiful Vale End Fishery. While they wait for the all-important hatch, Chris tries imitating the larval stage of the Mayfly with weighted Nymphs. After expert fly maker Tony Hearn get’s Chris ready for the afternoon, Peter spots a gigantic Brown Trout sipping the surface and prepares for a back breaking battle. As the evening draws on, the duo moves to the legendary banks of Avington Trout Fishery, using stalking bugs to hunt down the record breaking 31-pound Rainbow named Brian that lurks beneath the surface.
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In this action-packed episode of Just Fishing, Chris Sandford visits his home water, the River Rother in Sussex, to sample an array of species. Chris may know the river well but having a legend like Keith Arthur on hand can’t hurt. Famous for its Trout stocks, the Rother also boast a good head of coarse fish, so the pair begin with some exploratory float fishing for Roach in the Weir pool. After Chris sneaks off in search of Pike, Keith has a go at ledgering for big Chub with some ultra-vintage cane rods. As the day comes to a close, the famous dry fly Trout fishing becomes too difficult to resist. As usual, Keith quickly proves he’s got golden appendages when he hooks into one of the biggest Trout Chris has ever seen on the river.
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Chris Sandford goes international in this episode of Just Fishing, braving a big Alaska river in pursuit of hard fighting Pacific Chum and Sockeye Salmon. When it comes to fly fishing, southwest Alaska is about as good as it gets, particularly on the Kanektok when these massive migrations of Salmon push up to spawn. Guided by local legend ‘Rhino’, Chris opts for a more delicate single-handed approach, and begins working the deeper pools in search of aggressive Chum. After great sport, the duo moves upstream, where Rhino claims there’s a pool brimming with the Chum’s bigger cousin, the Silver Sockeye.
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In this premiere episode to a classic season of Just Fishing, Chris Sandford heads to Oxfordshire for a picturesque Carp and Tench session in the capable hands of Peter Drennan and Adam Penning. The old estate lake is one of the most exclusive and famous waters in southern England, owned and operated by tackle mogul Peter Drennan. After a rundown of some of Peter’s favourite creations, Chris begins working the float past the hungry Rudd to the big boys down below. After a big fish is landed up the bank, Chris hooks up with now carping legend Adam Penning for a lesson in big pellet rigs, before sneaking off to stalk monsters in one of the tightest swims Chris has ever attempted to fish. This is quintessential English angling.
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UFC martial arts stars Jim Miller and Dan Miller go for the knockout in this episode of Celebrity Fish and Fire, as they compete to see who can catch the most fish and who can cook the best dish in Ontario, Canada. It’s part two of Jim and Dans ice fishing adventure, so hosts Antonio Meleca and Shawn Degagne decide it’s time to brave the cold outside the hut. After a disappointing round one, Jim hits back hard with some serious sized Walleye. After blowing Chef Antonio away on the grill, the real competition begins, as the losers get ready for an icy forfeit.
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UFC martial arts stars Jim Miller and Dan Miller go for the knockout in this episode of Celebrity Fish and Fire, as they compete to see who can catch the most fish and who can cook the best dish in Ontario, Canada. It’s a long way from the usual sport fishing trip in the sunny Florida Keys, so hosts Antonio Meleca and Shawn DeGagne opt for a more civilised approach in the freezing north and build a fishing lodge on the water. Jigging lures through holes in the Ice, the boys put their competitive nature to work catching Walleye and Perch. After Chef Antonio shows of his incredible Tuna Ceviche, Jim and Dan get to work on their own signature Perch Chowders. But who will take home the belt?
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Hosts Antonio ‘smash’ Meleca and Shawn ‘fish on’ DeGagne visit Bear Creek in Calender Bay of Ontario, Canada in this episode of Celebrity Fish and Fire, this time joining NHL hockey stars Darren Turcotte and Scott Wray in pursuit of freshwater predators. Tough guys Darren and Scott already have fishing experience, so the competitive tension is high. After a bumper morning jigging worm baits for Bass, Perch and Walleye, Chef Antonio takes the haul back to shore to cook up some incredible beer battered Perch tacos. After a dangerous afternoon of Pike fishing, it’s Scott and Darren’s turn on the grill, where if anything the competition only gets more heated.
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Lifelong angler Phil Morton returns in this episode of Urban Fishing, as he visits one of his favourite local venues in search of Huge Bream. As Urban as they come, the Walthamstow reservoirs are a lush, green Oasis right in the middle of North London. Phil spills the secrets he's learned from years of fishing the venue with a masterclass on spodding and rig tactics, but the weather's causing big problems. High winds force the crew off of the main lakes, but Phil gets a lead on some huge barbel living in a pipe system on the nearby Copper Mill river. More determined than ever, Phil heads back to the big lakes the next day for one last shot at the famous Walthamstow monster bream. It doesn't take long for the bite alarm to sound, kicking off one of the best Bream Fishing sessions of Phil's life.
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In this episode of Fishing Road Trip USA, Paul Young samples two very different ways of fishing in the capital state of Maryland. Out of Fort Washington Marina, a mere casting distance from the White House, Captain Tim puts Paul onto a trophy sized Potomac River Blue Catfish. Deep out in the west, the clear and beautiful Savage River offers a chance at some dry fly stalking for big Brown and Brook Trout. Guide Harold talks us through his refined theories on imitating natural insects with his fly collection, but will it be enough to tempt these clever fish?
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In this final episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, Finnish anglers Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto pull out all the stops to put an end to the series. Armed with rods and chainsaws, Janne gets to work on their greatest accomplishment yet, a spinning ice carousel worthy of Disneyland from which they can troll lures. After a crowd gathers to witness the insanity, Ville decides to enter their trusty ice boat in a downhill sledding competition. At the finish line, Janne, Ismo and Ville take the time to look back at some of the weirdest creations from the series.
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Hosts Ismo Apell and Ville Haapasalo take their pursuit into the water in this episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, as they receive their first lesson in cold water Scuba Diving with a twist. While Janne works on a secret project behind doors, friend and scuba fanatic Jani joins the cause. After a quick instructional and snow clearing session, the crew suit up and hit the lakebed armed with rods and reels. When the fishing proves difficult, they turn their attention downward and find themselves an unlikely prize worth even more than fish soup.
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The fishing is proving difficult so far in this series of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, so Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto decide to see if a little friendly competition will provide the necessary inspiration. In an effort to finally catch a fish for Ville’s Russian Ukha soup, the boys employ an army of robotic drones and homemade jet ski’s to make it out to the fishing spot. When all hope looks lost, Janne feels a tug on the end of the line, and it only makes sense to celebrate with a freezing cold swim.
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Hosts Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto try getting up close and personal with their intended quarry in this episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, as they once again go in search of supper in the frozen lakes of northern Finland. Still in the middle of a freezing ice storm, it takes a lot to brave the elements of this Finnish winter, so as a thank you for his sacrifices through the series, Janne and Ismo construct Ville the ultimate salvagers survival suit. Once fully protected, Ville can jump into the sub-zero water where the fish of the day are waiting to be caught.
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Hosts Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto are feeling the frustration in this episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, so they try their hand at boat fishing on the ice. It’s been a long winter in Finland, and the boys are missing the ease of the summer angling. It seems the only thing to do when the lake is frozen with three feet of ice...is take out the ice. Once the makeshift river is finished, the boat is ready to set sail and Ville’s bouillabaisse seafood soup is within reach.
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There’s a brutal snowstorm in northern Finland, so Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto come up with a slightly warmer way of catching dinner in this episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish. The topic of the day is renewable materials, so after a trip to the recycling centre our hosts put together three ecological contraptions of drainpipes and tents to try and trap a Mackerel. Ecuadorian encebollado soup usually requires deep sea Tuna, but the boys will take whatever they can get. Once the traps are set, it’s back to the revolving sauna for a little whisky while the fish come on the feed.
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Hosts Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto take passive fishing to new heights in this episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, as they merge the two great Scandinavian traditions of fishing and saunas. After awaking from a night of drinking on a frozen river boat, the boys have a craving for Norwegian fish soup. It seems the only option is cut a huge hole in the ice, strap on a bicycle and create a rotating, steam heated fishing hut. Ville once again gets the short end of the stick and jumps into the icy water to add some swim power to the contraption. Perhaps the extra rotation will bring a fish to the bank? Perhaps these guys are a lost cause…
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Finnish anglers Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto take ridiculous to the next level in this episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, as they create the ultimate modern day fish trap to target Zander beneath the ice. As yet unsuccessful, Ville has his heart set on a Thai zander ‘Tom Yum’ soup for dinner, so the crew need to pull out all the stops. Out of the workshop comes a prototype for a musical fish trap unlike anything else. A combination of manpower and bicycle power feeds the underwater disco, which Ismo, Ville and Janne hope will draw spawning Zander to the trap from around the lake as they lay back in their makeshift hot tub. It looks like they’ve finally lost their minds…
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Finnish anglers Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto are back on the ice in this episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, as they come up with their own unique way of catching Whitefish from a frozen lake in northern Finland. The Spring has come, but the ice is still thick up north, so the boys decide to put their own spin on a local method of fish stalking. After arriving to their chosen spot on one of Ville’s old relic snowmobiles, they construct a makeshift periscope, allowing Ismo to lay face down on the Ice to search for fish below…
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In this premiere episode of 10 Ridiculous Ways to Fish, Finnish anglers Ismo Apell, Ville Haapasalo and Janne Kapylehto face trials and tribulations in search of subsurface Grayling on a frozen lake. In this special winter edition, the unforgiving nature of the cold Finland wilderness is on full display. To even make it out of the house, Janne, Ismo and Ville must jump in an old warrior of a 4x4 from Janne’s garage. When even that struggles to get to the lake, the boys work through the night creating a Frankenstein’s monster machine capable of working in the icy conditions. But the problems don’t stop there. Upon arrival, the crew quickly discover the ice is too thick to be drilled by hand…
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In this final episode of The River Duel, Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi put it all on the line to catch the final all-important Salmon from the Torne River in Swedish Lapland. The Torne is known for its huge runs of Salmon, so it’s the perfect place to settle the score. Lasse and Kimmo pull out all the stops and head for the lower reaches, where the depth and width of this huge river can hold thousands of Salmon at one time. The scores are close and one fish could decide the outcome of an entire season of competitive fishing. Finally, Kimmo hooks into perhaps the Torne’s most acrobatic Salmon, but it only counts if it makes it to the net!
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Kimmo Puosi and Lasse Pauhe brave the elements in this episode of The River Duel, as they fish for Rainbow Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon and Pike on the Kokemaenjoki River in Finland. The water is low but oxygenated by the rain, which means the fish are more compact and hopefully easier to catch. Sticking with the lure trolling approach to cover water, the boys head for a new fishing spot, the Arantilakoski Rapids. After the Rainbow Trout come on the feed, Lasse is still trailing behind in the competition. He’s hoping for miracle, perhaps catching two fish on the same hook could even the scoreboard?...
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In this episode of The River Duel, Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi share the boat with some special guests, doubling down to catch Sea Trout and Rainbow Trout on the Kokemaenjoki River in Finland. It’s the end of May, which means it’s prime time for Sea Trout on the Kokemaenjoki. Kimmo is currently in the lead with a 2-0 score, so Lasse is praying his single fly approach can outfish kimmo’s team of 16 lures! After little success in the morning, local fishing newbies Anne and Maria join the cause. Soon after, Anne quickly proves that the women’s touch in fishing is just as real as they say.
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In this episode of The River Duel, Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi travel to the Kokemaenjoki River to compete to catch summer time Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout. Located in Nakkila, Finland, the Kokemaenjoki is a 120-kilometre river home to all manner of fish species. In the lower reaches below the many dams, legendary runs of migratory game fish are able to spawn, so the crew set out for the Nakkilankoski Rapids. While Kimmo uses his signature method of trolling plugs behind the boat catching Chub and Zander, Lasse gambles at the chance to land a Salmon on the fly.
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In this episode of The River Duel, Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi go all out to achieve their goal of a big Finnish Salmon on the fly, as they visit the Kalix River rapids. After missed opportunities on the Torne River, our hosts travel north to employ the expertise of their friend and local expert Joonas. The Kalix has been producing fresh fish thick and fast, so before they cast out, Joonas gives a tour of his secret weapon fly box. In perhaps the sketchiest fishing spot on the river, stood on top of a tumbling waterfall, the boys finally get the fishing session they’ve been dreaming of.
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Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi are back on the banks of the Torne River in Svanstein, Lapland for this episode of The River duel, fly fishing for big Finnish Salmon. Before the duo begin their competition, they visit the sonic Salmon counter near the Korpiksoki Dam. Here they witness some of the 100,000 Salmon that run the river each year, some of which reach close to 1.5 metres long! Encouraged by their findings, Lasse and Kimmo decided to fish directly upstream of the counter in the Korpiksoki rapids, this time ditching the usual lure trolling for a traditional fly fishing approach from the bank.
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Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi leave their usual stomping ground in this episode of The River Duel and travel to Svanstein, Lapland, competing for an Atlantic Salmon from the Torne River. Known as one of the most productive Salmon rivers in Europe, The Torne see’s runs of over 100,000 Salmon every year through its 400 kilometres of water. Trolling teams of lures behind rowing boats creates a good chance at one of these silver travellers, but can Kimmo and Lasse make it through the Pike, Perch and Ide to hook into the real prize? Not long into the trip, tensions begin to rise…
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In this episode of The River Duel, Kimmo Puosi and Lasse Pauhe enter the next leg of their fishing competition on Finland’s Kokemaenjoki River, trolling and fly fishing for Chub, Asp and Sea Trout. As the new day begins, Lasse and Kimmo face their demons of the previous evening when a monster Sea Trout slips the net. Not deterred, Kimmo heads out to once again troll lures behind the boat, while Lasse opts for a more delicate spey fly fishing approach from the boat jetty. After a very competitive session with Chub and Asp, the competitors host a fish cookout for the Kokemaenjoki locals.
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In this episode of The River Duel, Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi are back on the Kokemaenjoki River in Finland to settle some unfinished business, fishing for Rainbow Trout, Sea Trout, Chub and Asp. It’s part two of Kimmo and Lasse’s lure fishing competition and this time the river is in perfect condition. The water is lower, which means more fishing spots, more fishing time, and hopefully more fish! While there’s plenty of Trout and Chub still to be caught, the boys have some extra species they need to tick of the list; Sea Trout and the lesser known Asp. After hours of perseverance, something heavier takes the lure…
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This season premiere episode of ‘Kilpailu Joella’; The River Duel sees Finnish anglers Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi compete to catch Rainbow Trout on the Kokemaenjoki River. Setting out on traditional Laplandic rowing boats, each man puts his trust in his own small self-made wobbler lures. Both are adopting a somewhat unusual method to better their chances of landing these fat river Trout. By fixing multiple rods, each with multiple lures to the boat and rowing up and down the swims, Lasse and Kimmo can each fish up to eight lures at a time. Both men are confident, but who will take home the crown?
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In this instalment of Urban Fishing, expert predator angler, Ant Glascoe Jnr shows us some of the great lure fishing to be found in his hometown of Manchester. He starts on a small lake in the middle of a housing estate that he used to fish as a kid and knows to hold some good Pike. As its mid summer and with a fair bit of weed growth, Ant's explains that his preferred tactics are to use are weedless frogs and rats here, skipping them in and out of the lily pads and making plenty of commotion. The Pike soon wake up and he gets some aggressive follows and takes. Disaster strikes that evening as the film crew's car is broken into and Ant loses a huge box of lures so its off to a local tackle shop in the am where the owner kindly lends Ant some more. He heads to Salford Quays and finds some action in the myriad of canals and waterways with some lively Perch on ultra light tackle. This is a great insight into the marvelous fishing available in the city if you're prepared to look.
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In this episode Paul enjoys two completely different trolling sessions. In the first half he's on Loch Awe, Argyllshire in the heart of Scotland where he teams up with expert troller John Douglas. John uses lures and spinners for wild Atlantic Salmon and Paul not only picks up a few nice fish but also tips on how best to succeed. In the second half Paul travels to County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, and still trolling, sets out in the company of Andy Nicholson in search of big Upper Lough Erne Pike.
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Paul is in Ireland at Camlough Lake near Newry in County Armagh. He joins Oliver McGauley and Rory O’Neil for a spot of coarse fishing, using a variety of local methods and baits, together they fill their keep nets with plump Roach, Rudd, Bream and hybrids. In the second half of the programme, Paul and Oliver head for the estuary shoreline on Carlingford Lough at the crack of dawn and enjoy a session spinning on an incoming tide in search of Sea Trout and Bass.
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This time Paul heads to Esthwaite Water in the beautiful Lake District of Cumbria in search of double figure Pike. He teams up with local guide, Dave Coleman and together they begin using a variety of conventional lures and jigs. Then to make things a bit more interesting, Dave suggests they try for a Pike on the fly. Dave seems to know what he's doing and helps Paul connect with a few lunkers in the 20lbs plus range.
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For his latest bout of coarse fishing, Paul returns to his native Scotland, and the Magiscroft coarse fishery which is situated half way between Glasgow and Falkirk. He meets old pal Jim Brown, an expert coarse angle. With a real mix of fish at this stunning fishery, Roach, Chub, Rudd, Bream, and Carp are just some of the fish they hope to attract and with Jim’s know-how, the action is thick and fast.
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Paul has the chance to explore the Belle Isle Fishery in Enniskillen, Northern Island, situated between the Upper and Lower Loughs of Lough Erne famed for its fantastic coarse fishing. Local expert Mark Theedom puts Paul through his coarse fishing paces as they search for Bream amid the richly populated Irish waters. Roach are also susceptible to Mark’s ground baiting, as well as the odd hybrid.
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Badenoch and Strathspey in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is an area famous for Salmon and Trout, but Paul has arrived here on the hunt for Highland Pike, which can be found in many of its lochs. To help him in this endeavour, he once again teams up with Dominic Moore on Loch Alvie where Dominic shows Paul a whole variety of methods that can be used to catch the king of predators. It proves to be a good partnership and the day produces many double-figured fish.
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Paul's off to Aragon in northern Spain, halfway between Saragossa and Barcelona. He meets up with Martin Walker, who has pioneered fishing for Catfish in these parts. Martin takes Paul to the mighty River Ebro, a huge piece of water containing a large variety of fish, including the European Catfish, which can grow to over one hundred pounds in this river. It is here, in Catfish country, that Paul is introduced to clonking.
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Paul is in Michigan State in America, where, Ron J. Spittler takes him Bass fishing. This sporting species has become an institution in America with over 20 million devotees’ nationwide, one of which is Ron. He’s one of the top tournament Bass fishermen and is keen to prove to Paul that Bass are definitely worth catching. Bass are found everywhere and as Paul soon finds out, when you start catching them; it’s hard to stop. Lake St Clair is teeming with Smallmouth as well as Largemouth Bass. This is just a little bit of the crazy world of Bass fishing in the United States of America.
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Paul finds himself in an idyllic little place on a freshwater river in the Caribbean foothills of central Costa Rica. It's an area that is remote and unique with a wide variety of fish species and to help Paul locate a few is Peter Gourinski. They're fishing for Matchaka, a fish that is similar to Shad, looks like Trout, but has very sharp teeth and is part of the piranha family. Paul and Peter start their fishing next to Mount Arenal, an active volcano that occasionally spurts out puffs of smoke and ash. Then the two raft down the rapids on the Saripiqui River to see what lies further down.
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Paul is in Sussex in the south of England and fly fishing on the river Rother. He is joined by fellow actor and angling journalist, Chris Sandford. This river holds a variety of fish, Dace, Rudd, Pike, Perch, Rainbow Trout and even the occasional Sea Trout. But this time Paul is in search of Chub, and Chris is going to help him do something he's never done before: catch them on the fly.
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For the first time ever Paul enters a coarse angling competition at one of England’s premier coarse fishing venues Golden Valley Fishery near Aldershot. Golden Valley Fishery is a state of the art venue with its own restaurant, bar and clubhouse. In the summer it is so popular that anglers often have to queue for hours until a vacant fishing peg becomes free! Before the competition Paul teams up with Steve Sanders one of Britain’s top match anglers, who shows him the ropes and the most effective techniques used for successful, competition coarse fishing.
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On the shores of Lough Furnace near Newport, County Mayo Paul teams up with well-known fish scientist and fanatical angler Dr Ken Whelan, who along with his team of specialists runs the Burrishoole salmon research agency of Ireland. After a whirlwind look at the agency facilities it’s time to set off for some lough fly fishing for Salmon. But after only a few Trout have been caught in the bright, windless conditions, a change of tactics is called for. So Ken offers to take Paul to one of his secret little loughs for a spot of fly-fishing for Pike, which turns out to be a great success, with lots of surface action, fly caught Pike and even Perch.
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Paul’s off fishing the wetlands surrounding the mighty Mississippi River, in search of Speckled Trout and Redfish. There’s non-stop action as Captain John L Taylor, and Paul whiz off in a jet boat and hook up some very lively speckled trout that thrive in this area. Humour as a Flounder and then a Catfish are caught and excitement when John catches a big Redfish of 8.5lbs. In part 2 Paul joins Papa Joe B, a veteran of shallow lagoons and creeks that are a feature of the Louisiana wetlands. The action continues as they fish for freshwater Redfish with special spinner baits.
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Bann Fishing
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Paul is in Northern Ireland on the beautiful Lower River Bann that drains the mighty Loch Neagh. It's full of large Bream, Roach, Pike, Perch, Eels and Trout and to see which of these he can catch he joins Francis Duffy, a local coarse angling expert. They start off with a couple of decent Roach and after a heavy shower, Paul catches his first ever Bream, at around 4lbs. Out in Francis' rowing boat Paul adds a hard fighting pike to his collection. Next up is a spot of sea fishing as he joins a party on board the Missy Moo out of Larne, skippered by Tommy Martin. Wrasse, Ling, Mackerel and pollack are on the menu. Back on the Lower River Bann, Paul joins the well know guide John Todd for a morning's Salmon fishing. They're on the famous Carnroe beat, where the salmon heading towards Loch Neagh are held up by a huge weir. Paul makes the most of this golden opportunity and hooks a lovely fish on his Scottish Ally Shrimp fly. John tells Paul that there aren't many Sea Trout to be found in the Bann but Loch Neagh is home to its very own Dollaghan Trout, a fish that migrates down up and down the feeder streams to the loch. The invitation to fish for one proves a great way to end the show.
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Paul's exploring the incredible fishing opportunities offered by Florida, the Sunshine State, on America's east coast. First up he's in the Lakeland district of Polk County, where he puts himself in the expert hands of local guide Dave Hoy for a spot of Bass fishing. Dave recommends they cast soft plastic worm lures, and it's not long before Paul is into some decent Largemouth Bass. From here he travels down to the island of Captiva on Florida's Gulf Coast, where in the shallow waters he goes fly fishing for Sea Trout on board with skipper Mike Fury, any trout between 14 & 24 inches can be taken home for dinner. At Robbie's Marina on Islamorada, in the Keys he sits and watches a shoal of Tarpon being hand fed a free meal before heading out into the deeper blue waters for some big game fishing, on board Catch 22 skippered by Capt. Scott Stanczyk. First job of the day is to net some bait fish, but as this attracts the circling Barracuda, it seems silly not to try and hook one of these dangerous predators. Paul certainly knows when one has taken his bait. Next a fast and furious session, as they hit a shoal of Dorado but Paul's hardest fight of the day is when he hooks a 50lb Sailfish on 15lb tackle.
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In this episode of Fishing Western Australia, Lisa Sharp and Nick Hocking go fishing for wiley Black Bream on the Moore River near Guilderton. Historically an Aboriginal prison camp, the town of Guilderton now make for a beautiful fishing getaway on the banks of the Moore River. The clear, shallow waters and snags make for great sport, but require a stealthier approach than the duos usual sessions. Fishing with light tackle and Prawn baits, Nick and Lisa target Black Bream and encounter another common Australian species, the Grunter. This episode is a perfect example of the diversity of fishing available in Western Australia.
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp ditch the boats for some shore fishing in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they visit the Kalbarri area in search of Tailor Fish and Black Bream. Beginning on the sands of the famous Wagoe Beach, the duo tries beach-casting for the Tailor Fish that live on the shallow reefs amongst the waves. Next, they head inland to the Murchison River to go bait fishing for one of the most popular freshwater fish to catch in Australia, the Black Bream, as well as some surprise Mulloway. This episode goes to show that Western Australia has far more to offer than the deep-sea fishing it’s famous for.
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Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Perch are the quarry in this episode of Hooked, as Paul Young samples the lakes and reservoirs in his home country of Scotland. Growing in popularity, Stillwater fly fishing offers easy access to plentiful, hard fighting fish around the UK. Paul begins on the famous Lake of Menteith near Sterling to introduce a beginner to the art of loch style fly fishing, before float fishing for big perch on Pitfour Lake in Aberdeenshire. After visiting the local fish farm at Howietoun Lake, Paul heads to Carron Valley Reservoir to fish for the stunning stocked brownies it produces, using the age-old method of traditional Scottish wet flies. These waters are a perfect example of the scenic day ticket fisheries available in the UK.
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Paul begins this programme at the very source of the Clyde, high in the hills of Lanarkshire, from here he explores the river downstream to the estuary. Nowadays the Clyde offers a variety of fishing, including salmon, sea trout and trout as well as a whole host of coarse fish. Many sea anglers also enjoy fishing the Clyde estuary.
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Paul fishes in the beautiful Stirling area, home of William Wallace who was immortalised in the film Braveheart by Mel Gibson. Here Paul joins local anglers on the River Forth on the craggy Corner Pool, where bait, fly and spinning are all successful methods of catching Salmon. Every season the Forth produces some big fish and Salmon to over 20lbs are not uncommon. Paul then meets up with Peter Anderson on the River Teith starting on the town water before moving upstream to find some lovely fly water where Peter saw a good fish. Stirling also offers some excellent coarse fishing for perch, roach, carp and pike and Paul explores the options for this too.
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For the angler, Sutherland is renowned for its wild Brown Brout lochs in and around Durness. Each year, specimen trout are taken by visiting anglers which thrive on the nutrient rich waters. Paul joins Bruce Sandison on Loch Calladale and with a nice wave they adopt traditional loch style tactics using Black Pennells and Soldier Palmers to try to tempt fish on or near the surface. With Bruce's fishing prayer and his expert boatmanship, he soon has them on the fish landing some beautiful Brown Trout. Taking a break from the fishing, Paul smartens himself up and meets up with Dame Barbara Cartland, one of the most successful authors of all time and a keen Salmon angler. An endearing feature of Sutherland is its mountainous terrain and numerous highland spate rivers, and Paul visits the Helmsdale town water for the chance of a Salmon before trying the famous River Dionard.
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Paul visits one of Scotland's most famous Rivers, the Tay and its surrounding area of Perthshire. As well as some excellent salmon fishing, Paul also visits Perth Museum to see the famous British record Tay salmon, caught in 1922 by Miss Georgina Ballentine, it weighed 64lbs. But Perthshire is not only known for its salmon, the area also has coarse fishing for pike, perch, roach and grayling. Paul also discovers that many of the lochs in Perthshire have a healthy stock of trout
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Paul returns to the Isle of Mull and meets up with Duncan and Brian Swinbanks who have recently started a lure manufacturing business to keep them busy during Winter. He then heads out with Brian on to Loch Frisa, trolling some of these new lures for large Brown Trout, which are a feature of this water. Its April and with fishing lying deep, this is a great way to find them and Paul does just that landing a sizable Brown Trout. Fly fishing for Trout and Salmon gets underway properly during Summer but it's the sheer variety of sea angling that makes Mull such a great destination. Duncan and Brian invite Paul out for day's boat fishing with the challenge of seeing just how many different species they can catch in a day.
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Paul sets off to discover the great variety of fishing available in Loch Lomond, perhaps Scotland's best known loch. The Loch holds a variety of Coarse species, plus salmon Trout and Pike. In fact, it holds the Scottish Pike record, with a fish of 47lbs caught in 1945. Paul meets up with Pike fishing expert Mike Maules, and they make an early start heading out on Mike's boat and getting 4 bait rods out. After a slow start, they finally get a run and after a tough fight, Mike lands a lovely 12lb fish. Game angling on the loch is controlled by the Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association so Paul meets some of their members to discover just how the fishing works and the best way to fish it.
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Paul Young discovers the growing popularity of coarse fishing in Scotland and learns some of its secrets. For example, why some fish have a liking for sweetcorn and aniseed - baits that are totally alien to their environment. And why some fish prefer the smell of coconut and cheese. Paul's tour, of some splendid coarse fishing venues produces Pike to 25lbs and Carp to 20lbs. He fishes the River Clyde, Lochmaben, the Tay as well as Duddington Loch in Edinburgh, Loch Awe and the Forth of Clyde canal in the very heart of Glasgow.
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Paul is fishing on the Upper Great Ouse in Bedfordshire and meets up with Keith Eliot from the Angling Writers Asscociation. The main target today is Barbel but there are also good Chub, Bream and Tench in the weir pool they start fishing in. Paul starts by with a ledgered worm, bouncing it along the bottom in the current and kicks things off with a small Perch. He then joins another angler in a beautiful little pool who shows Paul how he's using a hair rig and then promptly manages a stunning 5lb Barbel. Paul rejoins Keith who has found a pod of large Chub residing in an overgrown swim. Keith's been dropping some pellet in to get them on the feed and Paul hooks up a slug to present to them. He freelines the slug towards the Chub and finally one grabs it and Paul lands a nice 3-4lber but with bigger fish around, they decide to give it a few mins rest and try again. Will Paul break the magical 5lb barrier for a Chub?
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Bream
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Love them or hate them, Bream are a widespread freshwater fish, found all over the UK in lake, canal and river systems and a firm favourite with match anglers. Living in large shoals, once you find them, you can make hay, so with that in mind Keith and Rae hit the Old Lake at Bury Hill Fisheries. Keith suggests they fish between their bank and an island where's he's sure some shoals will be moving around, and he decides to fish the waggler whilst Rae gets on a feeder set up. After some methodical preparation, the pair start fishing and it isn't long before Keith gets the first fish with a decent Skimmer. Rae gets off and running soon after with a lively 2.5lb fish whilst Keith gives us some useful advice about locating Bream. The odd change of tactics, keeps the fish coming throughout the day and its been a very successful session. In the second part of the show, the guys visit a stretch of the Thames at Beale Park near Reading which recently held the Riverfest match where some huge bags were caught. Under Keith's expert advice they catch a couple of fish but can't find any big shoals so decide to move upstream. With a couple more fish landed, the rain starts to come down and Rae gets a very pleasant surprise when he lands a very chunky Perch.
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Perch
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Rae and Keith are targeting Perch this week, one of the most prolific predatory fish in UK waters and they start their quest on the Oak Lake at Alders Farm Fishery in Buckinghamshire. They set up next to each other and discuss tactics before Keith talks Rae through the variety of baits he's brought along. Rae starts with a couple of maggots on a waggler and is focusing on an overhanging tree close in. Both anglers start catching Perch in numbers and there obviously a lot of Perch around but they are struggling to find the bigger ones. Finally Keith hooks a nice Perch but as Rae prepares to net it, the fish slips the hook. Disappointment quickly turns to delight soon after though as Rae lands a lovely Rudd on a medium sized prawn. Rae moves swim in search of a bigger fish but as soon as he's left, Keith lands the best Perch so far and having worked out a formula manages another good sized one. In the second half of the show, the pair visit the Grand Union canal near Tring, on a crisp October morning, and this time are lure fishing for Perch. Whilst Rae uses a spoon, Keith starts on soft plastics using a creature bait that imitates a crayfish. Rae catches a small fish, but Keith isn't having much luck so switches to a small crankbait. Keith catches a lovely specimen near to the bank, before they move down the canal to a boatyard and Keith gets a big surprise when he hooks a double figure Pike.
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Tench
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Its late Spring and Keith and Rae meet up on Smallford Lake, a small gravel pit owned by Verulam Angling Club in St Albans. Tench are on the agenda in this episode and its therefore an early start as these fish are often best targeted in the early mornings and evenings. The lake is well known for having some big Tench in it and despite a little too much sun for Keith's liking, conditions look perfect. Whilst Rae tries the margin, Keith uses a 20ft rod to reach a shelf in open water and he's the first to strike landing a beautiful female specimen. Rae moves to another swim to try his luck but it isn't long before he's called back to help land Keith's second Tench, and its another stunner. In the 2nd part of the show, the pair visit Milton Lake on the Bury Hill Fishery which predominantly holds some beautiful Crucian Carp and Tench, and the pair are hoping for a more prolific session. They set up in adjoining swims and discuss tactics before Rae starts with some luncheon meat as bait on the advice of the fishery owner. Keith is using a pole today and is starts by using expander pellets and it isn't long before he lands a handsome Crucian Carp. Keith continues to land numerous Crucian and a small Tench, but Rae is struggling so decides to fish a little finer and he then too starts to have success. Mr Tench begins to show up now too and the guys enjoy a memorable session at Bury Hill Fishery.
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Its the Lunkerville Christmas special and Mike is reflecting on a tough year for everyone and how fishing has provided some respite from all the depressing news that we have endured. There's some expert ice fishing tactics and tips using the Deeper fishfinder as well as a look back to Mike's trip to a Lake Champlain where huts are positioned on the ice and anglers sit around, fish and drink beer with some home comforts. We also visit some of Mike's viewers in Colorado and Canada who also show off their ice fishing skills.
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Mike D celebrates families who fish together in this episode. He looks back at some of the families he's met over the years who share their leisure time together out on the water. First up he enjoys some Crappie fishing with the Daddio family aboard their boat on Lake Candlewood in Connecticut. Next up, Clay and Cindy Roberts from Colorado, introduce Mike to fly fishing, something he's never tried before. After some initial casting tuition, he goes out on their boat and hooks and lands his first fly caught Rainbow Trout. Next he's ouut with Bass fishing fanatics Kaz and Isumi Ota on Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey, before ending the show out with the Vargo family on Lincoln Pond in New Jersey.
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Mike looks back at some of the incredible kids he's met over years through Lunkerville, who have impressed with their passion for fishing and their angling skills. In fact, quite a few of them have taught Mike some great tips too as you'll find out. Most of all though, Mike just shows how inspiring these keen young anglers can be and how important it is that encourage more of them to take up fishing and enjoy the outdoors.
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This episode features some of the best bits of Mike D fishing in his native New York and showing how you can find some great fishing on your doorstep if you're willing to look hard enough. There's the well known section when he meets up with a New York Post journalist and successfully catches a Bass in Central Park as well as other features where he meets up with local New York anglers and Lunkerville fans and fishes with them in their hotspots.
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Pike
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Keith and Rae meet up on one of Rae's favourite stretches of the Great Ouse in an area he knows holds plenty of Pike. Its a cold morning and as Keith sets up a rod with a dead bait, whilst Rae decides on a mobile approach seeking out some likely looking spots with his lure rod. Rae finds some small Pike immediately, but the dead bait rod isn't working yet so Keith joins Rae in some lure fishing. Wandering the banks, they meet a local club member, Darren who has is into a fantastic Pike and Keith helps him by netting a cracking twenty pounder. In the second part of this show, Keith arranges for them to meet up with former Tight Lines colleague and fellow Talk Sport presenter, Nigel Botherway, Nigel is an avid Pike angler and has got them onto Orchard Lake in Oxfordshire, a renowned Carp fishery, it is rarely fished for Pike but Nigel knows its a real haven for them. Again the 3 anglers split up, trying a mixture of dead bait and lure methods to find the fish. Plenty of Pike start showing up but can they find a specimen?
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Welcome back to the second installment of Fishing in Uzebekistan where we'll discover more about the fishing opportunities in this fascinating central Asian country. Host, Oybek is in Bukhara, one of the most ancient cities in the country, also known as the 'Pearl of the East' and will be fishing on Lake Devkhona which translates as Devil's Lair. On their way, Oybek shows us the beautiful Kyzyl Kum Desert and some of the wonderful flora and fauna that lives here. On arrival, Oybek and his friend Arthur need to find a spot to reach the bank as high cliffs surround much of the lake. Oybek tells us of a 4m long Catfish that was caught here last year and they are hopeful, but the best fishing is to be had at night when the bigger fish feed. With no immediate hurry as the sun is still beating down, they have a quick dip in the lake before setting up their rods, and ledgering some worm baits. They quickly start catching some small Carp which have a bright yellow colouring. As evening comes, they take a break and Arthur cooks up a bankside feast to end a nice relaxing day in the Devil's Lair.
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Meet host Oybek Zukurhov, as he introduces a new series from the beautiful central Asian country of Uzbekistan. In this first episode, he is fishing on Lake Kuyimazar, a man made reservoir in the Bukhara Region in the South West of Uzbekistan. The reservoir is around 50 km2 with a maximum depth of 15m and contains a wide variety of fish including Common Carp. Grass Carp, Bream, Catfish and predators like Zander and Snakehead. After meeting some friends, they put out some groundbait and use small worms for hookbait. His friend explains that the fish are wild here and aren't susceptible to taking man made baits very readily so its important to use natural baits. Fish are hard to catch here in the day but as the sun sets over the desert, the fishing hots up and they catch a variety of species including, Carp, Grass Carp and Bream. While the fishing continues, Oybek helps his friend prepare some food, and they marinade some lamb pieces in spices and wine before digging a pit and slow cooking the lamb in the ground. A successful session ends with a  delicious meal amongst friends and a perfect way to end the trip.
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Wade fishes a new lake and uses his instincts to start a drift downwind and throw a Jerk Bait. He gets some instant success with a nice Largemouth before the bites dry up. Wade switches to a slow sinking hard bait which he's never fished before but likes the look of it. It seems to be working well as he quickly gets into some fish proving that trying new things can sometimes pay off. This Spy Bait from Spro, seems to wiggle as it falls through the water column and it appears to be the action the fish are attracted to. Wade ends the show by  talking through some top tips to employ on the Garmin Livescope to help locate targets.
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Wade is fishing in Springtime on a lake with flooded timber and vegetation and the Bass are in various stages of the spawn, and spread out amongst the cover. Wade favours a swim jig in this scenario and is having some good success as the lure zips past the holding fish imitating a small Bluegill darting for cover. Wade shows exactly how to effectively cover snags and trees with his swim jig and lands some great Bass in the process. Wade discusses several different Swim Jigs and the types of rods and reels he likes for this kind of work. Wade then shows a great lure for getting lots of bites, the Weightless Worm which can be fished in a few ways and can be excellent during the spawn.
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As fish move into shallower water, prespawn, Wade and Clark show what's needed to find them. This is the time of year when if you can get things right, you can expect a lot of bites. As the fish stage up and are tightly crowded, bait choice isn't so important according to Wade and they can be caught on numerous types of bait. Wade explains that bigger fish can often be found on the outside edge of the grass line and proves his point catching a stunning Bass which gives him a strong fight in the cold water.
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Wade and friend Clark are on Choke Canyon Reservoir in early Spring and start by discussing how weather conditions affect the fishing, both recalling a bonanza day here 10 years ago when they caught some huge bass including a 8lber and a fish of 12lbs! With a lot of experience fishing here, they are confident that conditions are once again on their side as they head out. Fishing just inside the grass line, Wade makes a great start landing a chunky Largemouth before Wade quickly follows suit. Wade explains where the fish will be holding at this time of year as they push into the grass to spawn, and sit in the holes and gulleys. This is turning to an epic session as the pair unlock the formula for success today.
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There are times when its key to get into narrow channels in backwaters to find fish and a big Bass boat just doesn't work. Many anglers use small aluminum boats to reach these areas but Wade looks at the Ranger RT178 which has many of the features of a bigger boat and is perfect for backcountry fishing. Wade talks through the accessories he's added to this boat to achieve maximum performance and fishing comfort. Wade then takes it out to some backwaters and gets into some Bass. Finally we head out on a small  local lake using the Ranger RT178, with Secret Lures Pro-Staffer, Terry Williams who shows us how to fish some brilliant new lures in tight conditions.
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Wade has a new boat, a Ranger Z521L, and he kicks off this episode by talking  through some of the key features which he believes make it the best Bass fishing boat on the market. Wade shows us how he's set his boat up with his his preferred equipment and how he's installed it on the Ranger. After an in depth look at the boat, Wade take it out on the water and sees how all the theory works in practice, catching some nice Bass in good conditions.
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In this episode, Wade and several top Bass pros reveal some of their top secrets that give them an edge in competition. First up, they discuss fishing line and when to use certain line types and braid in different situations. Wade favours FC Sniper from Sunline when it comes to fluorocarbon and discusses the properties it displays in various breaking strengths. We then take a look at hard baits and the pros extol the virtues of the Aruku Shad which comes in a range of colours and can be irresistible to Bass. The Wameku Shad is another must have hard bait as it boasts a very loud rattle and is brilliant in grassy areas in Spring. Finally we take a look at soft plastics and when and where to fish them and the different styles you should use.
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In this episode Wade looks at how fish behaviour changes throughout the seasons each year and how the angler must be aware of these changes and adapt accordingly. In Summer, fish will start pushing out to the ledges and dropoffs and into deeper water and often their feeding windows will be far reduced. Mike McClelland discusses thermoclines that appear in summer months and Jeff Reynolds enjoys some good sport fishing behind a thermocline. Many anglers are also hunters, so in Fall, lakes can be far less crowded opening up some great sport for anglers. Fish will move to shallow water eventually but its important not to rush there immediately and to find the areas they are holding at on their way in. In Winter as the water cools down, the fishing hots up and a wide array of baits comes into play and Wade discusses some you might want to focus on now. Fish will slow down in winter so fishing slowly on the bottom will also pay dividends now. Its important for anglers to recognise how seasonal changes will affect their local lakes to ensure success throughout the year.
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Electronics have revolutionised boat angling in the past few years and modern day anglers have become experts at using them to their advantage. Wade takes a look at some of the new Garmin technology such as the Panoptix Livescope which provides a real time view of his bait and the fish reacting to it. Bass pro's, Mike McClelland, Jason Christie and Scott Martin discuss how game-changing Livescope has been for them and how it enhances their sessions. Wade unboxes a new Garmin unit and shows us how to install it on the boat and correctly configure it with Livescope. We then take a look at the multiple award winning Garmin Force Trolling Motor, which offers unrivalled power and automatically syncs with your other Garmin boat technology seamlessly.
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In this episode, Wade looks at flooded lakes and the challenges they bring when fishing for Bass. How the fish react to flooded conditions varies greatly but one place where Wade likes to try first is the old bank line, an area the fish will already know and feel comfortable with. His tactic proves correct, quickly locking into a nice Bass on an Aruku Shad lure. With more water in the lake, there's a lot more cover and although its tempting to stay in one spot after a fish, Wade likes to cover as much water as possible in these conditions. Sticking to the old bank line pays dividends for Wade as is seems the fish have stayed out and not moved in to the flooded areas. As the water warms, fish think about the spawn, they start to move in to the shallow flooded banks and the bushes and Wade shows exactly the kinds of places to target. Looking for irregularities in the cover helps Wade find the fish.
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Low water conditions affect all lakes from time to time, and in this episode, host Wade Middleton examines the tactics and techniques you'll need to employ to target Bass when this happens. Wade explains that low water often results in a loss of marginal cover and the angler needs to adapt just as the fish will have done and find the new areas that they will now hold in. In low conditions, fish can often be more tightly concentrated so if once you find some then, it can really pay dividends. Crankbaits can be deadly in low water and Wade shows us exactly how its done, catching some chunky Largemouth. Moving offshore, Wade then shows how he locates the right structure on the fish finder and the lures to use here.
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In the final episode of this series, Ville is in Teijo and fishing the coastal waters for Pike, Perch and Zander. At his first mark, Ville sees a lot of fish on the sonar with some big ones at 18m but the majority around 12m which is where he starts fishing. He starts trolling using different swim baits to try and find the Zander but its a small Pike that he first lands. With no more action, he switches location, to a channel between 2 islands but despite the area looking good and a couple of missed takes, he moves on again. This time he finds a rocky bottom area and sees lots on the fish finder but again the fish are playing hard to get. A small Pike is landed but the Zander are proving elusive. Another Pike arrives followed by a nice Perch and the day is getting better by the minute. Ville decides to try a Spinnerbait which he knows can be great for finding more Perch but despite an early hit, he doesn't find any other willing fish. Its been a successful day and Ville returns for fillet a Pike for a well earned dinner.
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Its mid summer and Ville and Henna are fishing on the Kiskojoki River for Pike and Zander and Ville is hopeful of some sizable fish. The river is wide here but he knows that fish will only be found in a few locations that they will concentrate on. Seeing fish on the sonar, they start fishing jigs, and as Ville vertical jigs, Henna casts her jig out across the river. Henna strikes first with a small but perfectly formed Zander and gets them off to a good start. As night falls, Ville heads down river on his own looking for some deep holes that the Zander hold in as they migrate down river towards the lake. At his first hole, he uses a brightly coloured fluorescent jig and gets a few early hits that don't stick before landing his first Zander of the night. It isn't long before another Zander is boated which is soon followed by another as Ville continues to take advantage of the conditions.
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Its Summer and Ville has returned to Sarkisalo where he fished earlier in the series. The Pike have finished spawning now and should be in good condition and with light winds and an overcast sky, Ville is confident of some action. He heads to an area where several islands lie and heads to the windward side of the coast which has a rocky bottom and nice reeds in the margins. Ville moves along the shore and into a bay he knowsis a good bet for Pike and soon gets into the first fish of the day, which isn't big but is certainly welcome. Red and white seems to be the killer colour combo today and it isn't long before Ville lands another fish. Next, Ville decides to move to another location and try some trolling at depths between 2-4 metres and with 4 rods out, he can try a wide variety of colours and lure types. Ville explains in detail how to troll effectively, looking for features on the sonar and varying the depth and speed his lures swim at. Ville moves towards shore a little into shallower water and is rewarded with a nice Zander which he's delighted with. Soon after, he completes his day with another Zander, this time a little bigger.
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Its an overcast day and Ville is heading to Kirkkojarvi Lake in Salo. He's planning to do some vertical jigging for Pike and Zander and if that doesn't work, he'll use dead baits and has some Smelt with him for this. Its a cold Spring day and Ville is going to fish deep with a 35g natural coloured jig. Finding a single fish on his sonar and he is able to drop the lure right in front of it and sees the fish approach on his screen but this time it isn't interested. A change in lure colour doesn't provoke a response either so Ville changes tactics, abandons the vertical jigging and fishes close to the shore in shallower water. Casting and fishing his jig normally gets a hit almost straight away and Ville has a tough battle with a good sized Pike. At the last moment it breaks his line, but it isn't long before Ville is into another and this time lands a stunning Pike. The following day, Ville returns to the lake and with calmer conditions, feels he has a great chance to find some Zander. Spotting another individual fish on the sonar, Ville skillfully drops the jig on to it and this time, he hooks up and lands another good sized Pike from Lake Kirkkojarvi. With more fish around and perfect conditions, can Ville find that Zander he's been looking for?
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We join enna and Ville back on the boat and seemingly with a shoal of Perch beneath them responding to their lures. Ville is keen to keep changing the lures to keep the fish interested as he knows there are plenty here. As the sun drops, they move to a rocky outcrop which has cast some shade on the water and where they think could now be holding. The theory proves correct as Ville catches a decent Perch in around 7m of water which is quickly followed by another of similar size. Henna also gets in on the action before call it a day on what has been a very fruitful session. Returning to their camp kitchen, Ville and Henna prepare a few of the Perch and smoke them with wood chips and sprigs of wild Juniper. Once cooked, Ville adds the Perch to some 10% saltwater before draining and serving with baked potatoes and the pair enjoy a thoroughly deserved evening meal.
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Picking up from the previous episode, Ville heads out on the lake with friend, Henna in search of some Springtime Perch. The water is a little murky especially around the river mouth so he decides to fish a few kilometres south at Kokkila where he knows the water is clear. Ville explains that in the Spring, prior to spawning, the Perch are less voracious feeders than in Autumn as they prepare for winter, so action is likely to be sporadic. However, there is a very good chance of catching a bigger than usual fish. Ville anchors the boat on a soft muddy bottom around 6m deep and they cast Jigheads towards the shore into around 3m of water and it isn't long before he has a nice Perch on his silver jig. Another fish follows but sport soon dries up and the big ones have eluded them, so Ville marks the spot on his fishfinder and looks for a new mark. The next spot Ville tries lies behind an island and here in around 15m of water is a shipwreck that Ville knows can fish very well. With no immediate success, they both change lure colours and Henna then Ville suddenly catch fish showing just how important it is to keep ringing the changes.
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Ville heads to a river near the town of Kisko, in South West Finland and the target species today is Perch with the chance of Zander too. Ville starts with a 5g  2 Tone Jig Head and he prefers Citrus and Red colours for Perch here. He quickly catches a small Perch and knowing that Perch often shoal at this time of year he gets the Jig into the same spot hoping for a bigger one. Unfortunately that's al he finds here so moves downstream to another larger pool. It certainly looks fishy and he gets some instant reactions before landing another smallish Perch. The weather is still very cold for early May and Ville isn't convinced the fish are here in numbers yet so decides to switch location and heads to the lake downstream and into his boat with friend, Henna.
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Ville continues his Trout fishing trip in the lakes of Teijo National Park, with friend Henna. With Henna already 2 fish to the good, Ville has found a large rock which is attached to the shoreline by a pontoon. Before heading out onto it, he targets the area from the shore as he thinks a big Rainbow Trout may be lurking around it in the deeper water. After getting a couple of follows, and now knowing the fish are definitely here, he changes lure and confidently tries again. He moves out to the rock and quickly hooks up using his bright orange Crankbait but the fish slips the hook mid fight. Another lost fish follows, so Ville once again changes the lure to try and avoid any more losses and it proves the right decision as he finally lands a bright coloured Rainbow Trout on a spinner bait. With a camp kitchen erected, Ville and Henna are going to cook up their catch using two different methods, with one fish stuffed with herbs and baked in newspaper on the campfire and the other filleted and pan fried. It s the perfect way to end a successful day's fishing in the Teijo National Park.
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Ville takes a trip to Teijo National Park in Lohenrengras to fish 4 artificial ponds which hold Trout, Salmon and Whitefish. He has two preferred outfits, a light spinning rod and a bait rod with a float and paste for bait. He starts with the float rod and some brightly coloured paste set around 2ft from the float. After placing his rod in a rod rest he attaches a small bell to the end of the rod so he can hear any bites too. He starts with the spinning rod too and covers the water with a small crank bait hopeful that the Rainbow Trout will be high in the water. Ville's friend Henna shows up and she's keen to learn how to fish for Rainbow Trout with a spinning rod so Ville gives her some useful tips. They see several fish move, but with no fish on the bank, they decide to move locations and at the same time change to some darker coloured lures.  Henna is excited to hook into her first ever Rainbow Trout and even happier when Ville slips the net under it. It isn't long before she makes it two, and  a very successful first ever Trout fishing trip.
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Ville is heading to Sarkisalo, which is well known for its excellent Pike fishing, and he's accompanied by friend and pro guide, Pasi. Its pre spawning time and the Pike will be spread out so they find a nice bay with a depth of about 3m and start to target the reed lined shore. Ville gets a couple of hits which don't stick so rests the Pike a little before having another go. Ville discusses the importance of ringing the changes when it comes to lure colours before they decide to move locations. A tough day ends with little reward but still an enjoyable time to be had with two good friends. Its now early summer and Ville returns to the lake on his own and with water levels higher than before, and a warmer south westerly wind, he's hopeful for a better day. The Pike have now largely finished spawning and he finds a nice bay and starts fishing in shallow water. After a couple of early misses, Ville soon gets a fish, not big but certainly welcome and is quickly followed by a slightly bigger Pike from the same spot. Another fish soon comes and Ville has kicked off the summer Pike fishing season in style.
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Ville is in the Teijo National Park, in South West Finland and today, he's fishing for trout in the fast flowing rapids that run through the middle of the park. Fishing is usually prohibited here but Ville has special permission to fish and will start near the bottom of the rapids for Sea Trout as they enter from the sea. There are also native Brown Trout, Perch and Vimba here and Ville is optimistic of success. Casting his lure upstream in the heavy flow, he gets an early hook up but the trout doesn't stick this time. But soon after, he hooks another fish and lands a bright coloured Vimba. Moving upstream next to an old mill, Ville targets some slack water at the top of a fast run where fish may lay up but despite one missed pull, he can't locate more fish. As eveningapproaches, Ville finds some slower water and hits into a big trout but it slips the hook before Ville manages another Vimba. The day ends with no more fish but Ville has tomorrow on the rapids so there's time to make amends. An early start and a change of lures, Ville uses a silver Mepps spinner and gets the day off to a great start with a stunning Sea Trout.
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Meet Ville Toivonen, an expert professional angler from Finland and in this opening episode, Ville is spinning for Pike in Teijo National park in South est Finland. Its a warm sunny day in April, conditions look good and the Pike haven't started spawning yet. Ville has 3 or 4 areas of the lake that he wants to concentrate on and firstly takes a moment to talk us through his tackle and the lures he'll be using. Getting the right colour combinations is crucial for success and Ville shows us what he likes with Wobblers and Jigs at this time of year. Ville drives a couple of kilometres from the pontoon and finds a bay where a small river enters the lake, which he knows is shallow and where the Pike like to hold up before spawning time. Starting in the mouth of the bay, he sees several fish on the Sonar, so drops the electric motor and starts fishing. With no luck here, Ville moves to a channel between two islands which he's confident will hold Pike and starts fishing with a Rapala Fire Tiger lure. He gets a hit straight away which drops off unfortunately but his confidence is up and he soon lands his first fish of the day, a small but brightly marked Pike. Moving to another likely area, he starts fishing with a Wobbler in slightly coloured water but soon changes to the Fire Tiger wwith instant results and another nice Pike. As the sun sets, Ville reflects on a decent day on the water where moving locations was the key to success.
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Smoked Bream
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Today Mika is going to set a longline fishing trap on the lake and see what he can catch. He's already saved some worms from his garden and now has the unenviable task of putting them on 100 hooks. He then sets out on his boat and finds an area near the shore with a steady depth before setting the trap and leaving it overnight. With a couple of Bream caught, Mika decides to smoke them as this will give them a better flavour. He guts the Bream before adding to the smoker which is prepared with wood chips, juniper and sugar. Afetr 30 mins the ream is smoked and once cooled he sits down and enjoys his fish with a dark beer.
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Today Mika going to cook Bulgogi, a Korean dish that is normally made with beef but also works well with lake fish. He's trolling on Lake Saimaa and starts things off with a nice Perch. This is quickly followed by a decent sized Pike which gives a good fight on his light tackle. Mika heads to shore with his catch and gets ready to cook up his feast. He firstly makes a marinade of chopped leeks, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and brown sugar before carefully filetting his two fish. He cuts the fish into strips and then adds them to his marinade to take on the Korean style flavours. Finally he adds the mixture to a hot frying pan and cooks it thoroughly before serving with some boiled rice.
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In this episode, Mika is cooking Zander and firstly heads out on his boat to check his net trap. He finds a small Bream which he'll use later to catch Crayfish, before getting a nice 1kg Zander. After filleting the Zander, Mika cuts it into strips and fries them in some butter until crispy so they don't break up too much in the risotto. He has previously prepared a stock using the head and bones of the Zander, and uses this in his risotto gradually adding it to the risotto rice. Once the risotto is underway he gradually adds some chopped tomatoes and parmesan before adding the fish. Towards the end he adds some finely chopped garlic and parsley and hey presto, his Zander Risottto is ready.
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Today Mika is planning to fry up some small Perch for a bankside lunch. The most effective way of catching them is via traps and a longline net, so the rods are left at home this time. Mika checks his first trap which has around 10 small fish before heading out onto the lake and seeting hs net in some deep water. He then heads to shore and after cleaning his catch, he fries the Perch in some butter and bay leaves. Forgetting his cutlery, Mika decides to find a suitable dead stick in the forest and whittles a pair of chopsticks to eat his perch lunch. He also toasts some bread to dip and enjoys an al fresco perch lunch.
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Mika is back on Big Saimaa Lake and finds a deep dropoff on his sonar so decides to anchor up and do some vertical jigging. He catches a small Pike to start at around 9m down. With no other action here, he moves to a spot he's previously marked, a 10m trench where he quickly hooks and lands a nice Zander. He checks the Zander meets the 42cm minimum size limit before despatching it and planning his Zander Pesto Pasta evening meal. Returning to the shore he boils some water and gets some spaghetti on and whilst that's cooking he shows us how to filet a Zander. He then fries the whole filets in butter. After turning the filets over, Mika smears a generous spoonful of Pesto over each one before mixing the mixture with his cooked spaghetti. As the sun sets, Mika is pretty happy with his bankside meal.
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Pike Cutlets
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Mika is out trolling on the Big Saimaa Lake, looking for Zander or Pike. He starts by catching a small Pike which he duly releases, before something bigger bends over his rod and puts up a good fight on his light tackle. Its no monster but Mika thinks it will make a good meal so he keeps it for the pot. Returning to his kitchen, Mike skins and filets the Pike before cutting into strips which then puts through a mincer. He then adds 2 eggs, breadcrumbs and some curry powder which he kneads together and then forms into the cutlets. Next Mika frys the cutlets in butter and olive oil until golden brown, before removing them. As final step, Mika heats some teryaki sance in his pan and glazes the cutlets in it. Voila, the strong Pike flavour is masked and Mika enjoys his Oriental Pike Cutlets.
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Mika heads out on on Big Saimaa Lake at Palvainniemi today fishing for Perch. He hasnt fished here for a while due to the recent strong Northerly winds but today is calm so he has high hopes. This lake is deep and he expects the fish to be at 6-8 metres but will be searching until he finds the right depth. With a high population of Vendace here, he's using lures that imitate their colours with much brighter lures at depth. Mika starts by trolling, using weights and a deepener device to get to the perfect depth. Its a slow start with just one small Perch for the pot so Mika heads for some protruding rocks in the middle of the lake, moors up and tries throwing some spinners. He catches another small one before heading to shore to make dinner. He's planning to pan fry them, so firstly part boils some potatoes before pan frying them in butter. Next he rolls the fish in a rye flour and salt mix before frying with the potatoes. Its a simple dish but tastes all the better outside in the Finnish evening sun.
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Today Mika is without his rods and instead planning to get a head start on the Crayfish season. He starts showing us how he prepares his traps with some Bream as bait, before heading out on the lake on his boat. After finding a good rocky spot in around 5 metres of water, he places the creels out in the water. Typically Crayfish are found in numbers in shallower water but by going deeper, he thinks he's more likely to catch the bigger ones. He returns 24hrs later and collects 10 nice looking Crayfish from his traps which he then transfers to a larger pot that he's filling with crayfish for a few days. Mika then shows us how he likes to cook these Crayfish. He firstly boils a large pan of salted water into which he adds Crown Dill and a can of dark beer before adding 5 or 6 Crayfish which he cooks for 5 minutes or until they float to the surface. Once he's removed the Crayfish, Mika adds more Crown Dill to the boiling water before letting thr pot cool down. He then adds the Crayfish back into the water and puts the whole pot in the fridge overnight to further impart flavour into the Crayfish. Finally Mika, sits down at the table and shows us exactly how he eats the Cayfish, getting every last delicious piece of meat out.
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Pike Curry
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Mika is lake fishing again and heads out on his boat looking for some nice Perch or Zander using jig head soft plastics. After a slow start, Mika finds some deeper water around 5m deep and sees some fish activity on the sonar. The Perch aren't playing ball but Mika does hook into a strong Pike which gives him a tough fight on his lightweight Perch outfit. Mika then heads to shore and shows us how to fillet the Pike before taking it to his lodge kitchen. First, Mika cooks some curry paste in hot oil before adding the Pike strips and filets. Whilst the fish cooks through, Mika adds some chopped red pepper plus some leek rings, garlic and fresh chillies. Finally, he adds some coconut milk and some green beans before simmering for a few more minutes. Et voila, Pike Curry is served, who would have thought.
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Host and outdoorsman, Mika Lahikainen kicks off the series with a Perch fishing trip on Lake Saimaa, the largest freshwater lake in Finland and 4th largest in Europe. After setting out in his boat, he finds a deep 6m hole on the sonar, and starts fishing with a vertical jig, hoping to find a big Perch or Zander that hunt around these kind of features. With little initial interest he changes tactics to a spoon, which is often a reliable Perch catcher, and drifts along the reed lined shoreline making casts into the edge. After chopping and changing lures a few more times, Mika is finally rewarded with a small Perch which he keeps for a 'Rantakala', a traditional Finnish fish stew, before he then lands a larger 1/2 kilo fish. After catching a few more Perch, Mika heads to the shore to cook his Rantakala over an open fire. After gutting and preparing the fish, he drops them into some boiling water, before adding potatoes, carrots, onion, bay leaves, dill, salt and pepper to the one pot stew. As the sun sets, Mika settles down by the lake shore and enjoys his Rantakala whilst reflecting on a tricky day's fishing. This show is presented in Finnish with English subtitles
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Day 2 of the Championship Tournament provides the most exciting action of the 2019 Texas Team Trail season. 116 teams are competing at Belton Lake in central Texas and after a first day that proved tough for most of the pairs, struggling to bag over 16lbs, one team, BJ Carothers and Thomas Wells have a commanding lead. The rest have to hope that these guys come up short today, whilst bagging a big limit themselves. There is great tournament coverage with cameras out on the boats of all of the top 3, so enjoy every twist and turn. As well as the Championship Trophy, the Team of the Year Award will also be decided, this rewards the most consistent pair over the course of the whole season and as we enter the last dat only 1 point separates the top two. To watch the 2019 Championship Day 2 at Belton Lake now, just login or join
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The biggest event of the season and the climax to the 2019 Texas Team Trail is the Championship, this year at Belmont Lake. This is a rocky clear water impoundment in central Texas that holds some big Bass, the last time the tour stopped here a Largemouth over 13lbs was caught. The 116 teams competing over the two days will be hoping to find something similar, but the water levels are high after recent rain and the currents are stronger than normal as the water is being released. It's also fairly cloudy, so expect a lot of finesse tactics over rocky ledges and teams targeting the many docks and marinas dotted around the lake. As well as the Championship trophy, there's also the Team of the Year award to be decided, so everyone will be hoping to put themselves in a good position going in to day 2. To watch Texas Team Trail Bass Championship 2019 Day 1 now, just login or join
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The second of back to back tournaments at the world famous Sam Rayburn Reservoir on the 2019 Texas Team Trail, this is the the last qualifier before the season finale Championship at Belton Lake. Fortunately the wind and rain have eased off, so the 247 teams competing for over $100,000 of prizes will have a lot more options available to them. Yesterday they were all catching plenty of fish, but only small ones, in the 2lb mark, so with the water more accessible they are hoping they will be able to locate something a bit bigger. But its seems that the fish are all over the place and the teams have to be versatile and adopt a variety of patterns. Its looking like anything over 20lbs may win it. To watch 2019 Sam Rayburn 2 now, just login or join
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The Sam Rayburn Reservoir is arguably one of the best Bass fishing lakes in the States and The Texas Team Trail was scheduled to visit it twice in 2019. The February event had to be postponed because of severe flooding, so it was moved to coincide with the meeting in mid May, taking place on the Friday, with the second, totally separate competition taking place the day after. It seems that the weather just doesn't want to play ball this year as one of the pre-fish days was interrupted by a hail storm unloading rocks of ice the size of tennis balls all over the lake. On their early morning arrival at the ramps for event 1 the teams are greeted by strong winds and heavy rain. The tournament officials are happy to give it the green light, so with their waterproofs about to be well and truly tested, it's game on. The consensus is that with all the rain there won't be any topwater action with the fish moving out to a depth of 14-20ft. But despite this there are going to be some big Bass caught and there will be some heavy bags at the end of the day. To watch 2019 Sam Rayburn Bass Tournament now, just login or join
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Into April and the second stop on the 2019 Texas Team Trail is at Lake Texoma. With the temperature in the 60's the Bass have moved up on to the beds and are in full spawn, but a rain storm with 30 mph winds is forecast, so conditions are going to be interesting. Over 200 teams are once again competing, all with their own theories on where best to find the big Bass. There are plenty of docks and marinas on Texoma and these prove to be very popular with teams sight casting soft plastic and crank baits to the large fish that have already moved up. The shoreline proves even more popular late in the day once the heavens open and lightning strikes are seen in the area. No one w To watch Lake Texoma Bass Fishing now, just login or join ants to be stuck in the middle of the lake in weather like this.
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The 2019 Texas Team Trial kicks off at Lake Travis, a highland reservoir on the Colorado River in central Texas. It's early March and the lake is transitioning into a Springtime pattern, but the large females have been put off moving up into shallow water to spawn by a series of cold fronts. 220 two man teams have gathered for this one day event, looking to fill a 5 fish limit and take home a share of the $100,000 worth prizes that are up for grabs. Because of the colder than normal conditions there is a difference of opinion on the best tactics to use, whether to fish the rocks and docks along the shallows for the spawning fish or to head out into deeper water looking for the pre-spawn Bass. Either way, it's not going to be easy and a bag over 20lbs can expect to be in the mix. To watch 2019 Lake Travis now, just login or join
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The 2019 National Walleye Tour comes to an exciting climax here on Day 3 of the Championship. 87 pro anglers started the event hoping to lift the Tour Championship trophy and 10 of them have made it into the third and final day. Conditions have been tough and anyone with a two day total over 36lbs has made it in. They are now looking to add to that with a full 5 fish limit. Dusty Minke is top of the leader board with 43.18lbs but close behind is John Hoyer who is on a hot streak having featured strongly in the last two events. Veteran Tom Keenan, has said he will retire at the end of this season, has extended his career by one more day having qualified in 8th place, he now looks favourite to take the Angler of the Year Award, which would be a fantastic way to bow out. To watch 2019 NWT Championship Day 3 now, just login or join
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We continue highlights of the 2019 NWT Championship with action from day 1 and day 2 from Devils Lake, North Dakota. 87 of the top Walleye anglers from across north America have come together to decide who will be crowned 2019 Tour Champion and also who will become Angler of the Year. Conditions are wet and windy, so most anglers won't be travelling to too many spots, but trying to make the most of the ones they have recced in pre-fish. Mike Goffron heads the leaderboard at the end of the first day with a bag weighing in at 28.22lbs. When the anglers arrive for day 2 they are greeted by very strong winds, so tournament director Anthony Wright postpones the action for a day. Conditions are a lot calmer and a little warmer the following morning so it's all systems go. All the anglers will be hoping to net a full 5 fish limit to give themselves a chance of making the top 10 and qualifying for day 3. To watch 2019 NWT Championship Day 2 now, just login or join
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In this 2019 NWT Championship Preview, we cover the largest event in the 2019 National Walleye calendar, the Tour Championship. This year it is being held on Devils Lake, North Dakota and carries the largest purse ever in NWT history. 87 of the top Walleye anglers in the country are here to battle it out over 3 days. There is a 5 fish limit on the first two days and then the top ten anglers will continue into Day 3. As well as the Championship trophy, the Angler of the Year Award will also be decided and coming into this meeting, last year's winner Brett King is again sitting in top spot. Can he do enough to retain the crown? High winds and rain affected pre-fish and storms are in the tournament forecast, so tough conditions lie ahead. To watch the 2019 NWT Championship Preview now, just login or join
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The third stop on the 2019 National Walleye Tour is at Sault Ste Marie in Michigan. This fishing opportunities here are almost endless, as it sits on the St Mary's River that runs the short distance between Lakes Superior and Huron. It's not unheard of for competitors to travel over 100 miles to reach a favourite marque. Conditions on day 1 aren't ideal, as there is no wind and the anglers are presented with flat calm waters. Local pro David Atkinson starts by trolling spinners over an area of rock piles that he knows, but to little effect. One summer tactic that proves popular is "shivering" where a glidebait is jigged on deep structures. With less than half the field making the 5 fish limit, the overnight leader is David Kolb with a total of 30.97lbs. But sitting just behind him is last week's champion John Hoyer, hoping to go back to back. Whilst David is trolling, John is casting baits and after his co-angler Robert Olson hooks a couple of big ones early doors, it looks like game on! To watch 2019 Sault Ste Marie now, just login or join
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The 2019 National Walleye Tour moves on to Marinette on the Bay of Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan. Experience says that the Walleye are hard to find here, but the ones you do find are big, so watch out for some heavy bags at weigh in. The bay is 120 miles long so there are plenty of options open to the teams, but by heading north they are likely to find the really big Walleye. Day 1 proves to be tough, high water and lower than normal temperatures take their toll, but one man smiling at the end of it is John Hoyle, who with a bag weighing 41.37lbs takes the overnight lead. On day 2 he carries on with the same tactics, ripping lipless crank baits along sand and rock transition points. A lot of the other teams decide to troll, but not second placed Korey Sprengel, with only just over a pound to make up he too is casting crank baits. A couple of early fish around the 8lb mark put him right in the frame, but will John be able to crank his way to another big bagful? To watch 2019 Marinette, Green Bay now, just login or join
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Highlights of the 2019 National Walleye Tour kick off on Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, Wisconsin where 166 boats are competing over two days, with over half a million dollars worth of prizes up for grabs. It's early May and the water temperature is in the 50's, meaning that conditions are going to be tough. On day 1 there are a few early attempts at trolling but gradually the teams start stacking up on the most popular spots. At the weigh in only 23 teams had achieved a 5 fish limit and taking a narrow lead into the second day with a bag of just 14.79 lbs is local angler Tom Keenan. Although the weather is a lot more pleasant on Day 2, Tom thinks he just needs a bag of a similar weight to finish in top spot. But there are plenty of guys just below him on the leader board with other ideas. To watch 2019 Lake Winnebago Oshkosh now, just login or join
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Day 2 of the AFTCO Collegiate Bass Fishing Open 2019 is severely delayed by fog, but once it lifts, clear blue skies signal an exciting, if slightly shortened day's fishing. Garrett Warren and John Owens from Snead State Community College are carrying a half pound lead into the second day with their 17.85 lbs bag from day 1. They head back to where they were successful yesterday, but in close proximity are the teams lying in second and third places, all fishing the same area, near the shore, half way down the lake. Garrett and John know that with only a short session available, 3 or 4 good fish might be enough. To watch 2019 AFTCO Open Day 2 now, just login or join
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Lake Dardanelle in Arkansas is one of the most attractive and popular stops on the Collegiate Bass Fishing circuit and here it is playing host to the 2019 AFTCO Open. This is one of the biggest events of the season, so over 350 students have assembled from all over the country. It's late autumn and the cold, windy conditions are going to make things difficult. At this time of year the Bass are feeding on Shad, so all the talk in the build up is about getting hold of the best imitation Shad lures. Out on the water it's "find the Shad, find the Bass". Last year's winners Rudy Worley and John David Nowlin from Blue Mountain College are here to defend their trophy, but aren't finding things quite so easy this time around. One pair who do get off to a good start are fellow "Toppers" Isaac Duncan and Taylor Owens, but it looks like many of the teams will be struggling to fill their limits. To watch 2019 AFTCO Open Day 1 now, just login or join
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The 2019 Collegiate Bass series Big Bass Bash from Kentucky Lake, Tennessee enters day 2 with the hundreds of student anglers all looking to bag the biggest single Bass of the two days. There are 4 weigh in sessions each day, all carrying prizes and points. The largest Bass caught on day one weighed in at only 4.85lbs, much less than was expected, so everyone is hoping they can go out and smash that today. The conditions are slightly more favourable, but the organisers have added a twist, the only baits that can be used are those of the tournament sponsor, Berkley. With the water temperature warmer than normal, it sounds as though the top water lures will be used the most. Session 2 is won by Hunter Schneider from Adrian College with a largemouth at 5.16lbs, but will that be enough to win the whole event? To watch 2019 Big Bass Bash Day 2 now, just login or join
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The first ACA event of the 2019-20 season is the Big Bass Bash, this year staged on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tennessee. This meeting should have taken place back in March, but due to unseasonally high water, had to be moved down the calendar to October. Almost 200 teams have arrived, all with one aim in mind, to catch the biggest fish over their two days out on the lake. The Fall isn't always the easiest time to catch Bass, add to that abnormally high temperatures and who knows how the fish are going to behave or where they are going to be found. Although everyone agrees it's going to be tough, opinions vary on what size will win it, with the consensus suggesting somewhere around 7lbs will be enough. There are 4 weigh in sessions each day with prizes and points being awarded for each one, but it's the big one that they are all hoping to catch. To watch 2019 Big Bass Bash Day 1 now, just login or join
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After day 1 of the 2019 Collegiate Bass Championship, last years winners Cole Floyd and Carter McNeil were top of the leader board with a total of just under 23lbs, can they go back to back? They know they will have to produce something similar on Day 2 to do so. The rest of the field will be hoping they can find a shoal of large fish to give themselves a chance, something over 25lbs will be needed. The conditions are similar to Day 1 with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the high 90's. As well as the Championship trophy, the School of the Year Award is also going to be decided, with McKendree University looking favourites having held the top spot for the previous 8 weeks and having two teams in the top 10 after day 1. To watch 2019 Collegiate Bass Championship Day 2 now, just login or join
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After all the build up, we finally get into the action on Day 1 of the 2019 Collegiate Bass Championship on Pickwick Lake, Alabama. There are over a hundred teams representing their respective colleges and universities, in what is regarded as the biggest event of the year. As well as the Championship trophy, the award for School of the Year will also be presented. The pairs have to fill a 5 fish limit and the guess is that anything over 20lbs will be near the top of the leaderboard. A couple of practice sessions have suggested that the Bass will be deep in the water and that locating some well inhabited ledges could be key to success. Defending champions Cole Floyd and Carter McNeil from Bethel University are out early and putting a decent bag of fish together, can they make it two years in a row? To watch 2019 Collegiate Bass Championship Day 1 now, just login or join
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Here we preview the culmination of the 2018-19 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the biggest event in the calendar, the 2019 Championship. Held in late May on Pickwick Lake at Florence, Alabama, hundreds of college anglers arrive early for practice sessions and to be "wined and dined" by some of the big names in the Bass fishing industry. Yamaha hold an appreciation evening, with a casting competition and plenty of prizes. Garmin show off their latest technology including the PanOptix Livescope and on "Banquet Night" the competitors fill their goody bags with freebies from a host of other sponsors. Feedback from the practice sessions is mixed, in mid summer the Bass tend to go deep, so the teams are looking for ledges holding shoals of fish. The winners will be the ones that can get the most out of their electronics and make the best choice of baits. As well as the Championship trophy, the 2019 School of the Year award is also up for grabs, so it promises to be two days of intense competition. In the next episode we follow the highlights from Day 1. To watch 2019 Collegiate Bass Championship now, just login or join
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Whenever Clark Wendlandt comes across a new body of water, whether it's a large lake or a small pond, he's immediately wondering if it's holding Bass and how he could go about catching them. It's a fascination shared by all avid fishermen. In this episode he's taking his boat out on a small lake in north Texas and sets about explaining his thought processes on how to find the fish and how best to catch them. The water temperature is cold so he starts with a jerkbait just above the top of the grass. As he moves around the lake he obviously relies heavily on his electronics and finds some fish out in open water near the dam. He uses a swim bait to cover the area quickly and is encouraged when he quickly hooks one. He's now thinking there are probably some bigger Bass to be had. As he starts reeling in 8-10 pounders he knows he's hit the jackpot with this new water. To watch Catching Bass in New Water now, just login or join
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Choke Canyon Reservoir in south Texas is one of host Clark Wendlandt's very favourite places to fish. Sometimes it's "on" and sometimes it's "off", he's heard that it's on an upswing, so is relishing his chance to get out on the water again. As usual he's come armed with a deckful of pre-rigged rods, so that he's always got an alternative bait ready to use if he needs to swap tactics. He knows there will be a lot of grass to fish in or around, but as the water is quite warm he starts on the top skipping a super soft plastic gurgle toad across the surface. First cast he's into a lovely big Bass. Because the water is clear we switches to a swim bait and gets that wiggling just above the hydrilla, its predominantly a visual bait and it seems the Bass just can't resist it. Choke has plenty of cover, there's reeds, brush, wood and loads of hydrilla, so plenty of places for the bass to hold up, Clark explains how choosing the right bait on a lake like this is vital. To watch Choke Canyon Reservoir now, just login or join
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Host Clark Wendlandt thinks that Deep Water Bass Fishing in the summer is something we could all be a little bit better at. So here he talks through all aspects of deep offshore fishing from the use of electronics, to the different baits and techniques that can be used. He starts off by giving us a guided tour of his boat, the Ranger Z520L, with a look at all the features and what he keeps in all his compartments. Because using your electronics correctly is key to success in deep water, he talks us through how he sets up his screens and what he expects to use each of them for. The first bait he turns to is a deep diving crankbait, one of his favourite lures, but stresses how important it is to use this on the right rod and reel. You need to be able to cast it as far as possible. Another option he likes is a jointed structure head with a rage bug rubber body, dropped to the bottom and moved slowly this looks just like a crawfish and can be very effective on flat ledges. The last thing he goes through is finesse fishing with a drop shot, for this he likes to use a spinning rod and reel, his choice of hook will depend on whether he is fishing in cover or not. To watch Deep Water Bass Fishing now, just login or join
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Most anglers hate being cooped up over the winter months and Clark Wendlandt is no different, he can't wait to get out and do a bit of Pre-Spawn Bass Fishing in early Spring. Here he gives tips and advice on how to make the most of the chance to catch some big Bass. Use your electronics, the Bass will tend to hold up on the edge of a grass bed before they spawn, so find the edges and use a sinking bait that will get down to the fish. Make sure the bait has plenty of action, the Bass are in an aggressive mood, so make it easy for them to see and attack your lure. Be prepared to change tactics, as always Clark comes armed with a load of pre-rigged rods so he can easily swap when something isn't working, he's got plenty of tips on which lure to use with which which rod and reel for a whole host of conditions. To watch Pre-Spawn Bass Fishing now, just login or join
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Host Clark Wendlandt maintains that topwater must be everyone's favourite way of Bass fishing. The excitement of the water exploding as the Bass hits your bait can not be matched. He's also certain that some big fish can be caught this way. He talks us through his rod, reel and line selection, how to get the best combination for the distance he is casting and the type of lure he is using. He's fishing on Lake LBJ, post spawn in lovely clear water and has some early success with a popper, then switches to a popping perch bait to skip it in under some of the boat docks and nabs a nice 4.5 pounder. Other baits he uses with great success are a sexy dog junior walking bait and a frog lure. The secret seems to have a number of options rigged and ready to go, so that you can quickly change tactics to match the conditions. To watch Topwater Bass Fishing now, just login or join
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In this episode Clark Wendlandt offers up plenty of advice on Bass Fishing in Grass. Grass is good. Bass thrive in grass, but conditions will dictate where in the grass you will find them, on sunny days they will tend to sit low, looking for cover, whereas on cloudy days you may find them cruising around the top. The time of year will also affect where in the grass Bass will hide, in colder winter months you might find them under thick matting in very shallow water up against the bank and in summer when the grass is at its longest and deepest, the only way of presenting a bait might be by vertical jigging. Clark has a favourite lure for all of these scenarios and he shows you how to use them once you have found the fish. He's also got some great tips on how to use your boat electronics to do just that. To watch Bass Fishing in Grass now, just login or join
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Host Clark Wendlandt has plenty of tips and advice on Which Bass Fishing Bait to use in any situation. First up is his Carolina rig, not the sexiest of baits but very useful when fishing big flat bottomed lakes or flat hard areas at the edges of a grass bed. Next is a Tube bait where he mounts the hook just showing through the surface of the rubber, this he uses in grass beds where the Bass will be a bit finicky. In pre-spawn he likes to fish lakes with a lot of boat docks, the big Bass will hole up under or around these and the best bait to tempt them out is a skipping jig, which is very versatile and can be cast into various awkward positions. For fast, power fishing he likes to use a square billed crank bait, its irregular movement through the water makes it irresistible to the Bass. There are loads more options in Clark's bait box that get a mention and he also shows how to use a pole lure retriever when your favourite bait has got hung and you must get it back. To watch Which Bass Fishing Bait? now, just login or join
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The general consensus is that Sam Rayburn Reservoir is the the Best Bass Fishing Lake in the country and Clark Wendlandt isn't about to disagree. He hasn't fished it for a while, so he's treating it like a new water, fishing familiar looking features, such as the overhanging vegetation on a shallow bank. He's got plenty of lure baits rigged up and ready to go, a swim jig, a buzz bait, a popping perch as well as a few baits to flip with, so he's keeping his options open and waiting to see what works. He starts off skipping a 1.5 crankbait in under the cover and manages to tempt a few Bass. As things go quiet he switches to a buzz bait which he likes to use as a search bait, covering a lot of water. Sure enough it finds him a bigger Bass. Plenty of tips on how to make the most of your Power Poles to position the boat correctly and on how to fish in lakes with a lot of grass or other deep vegetation. To watch Best Bass Lake in the Country? now, just login or join
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In the first of a new series host Clark Wendlandt spends a couple of days Bass Fishing on Brandy Branch reservoir. Its a typical east Texas grass lake, with plenty of submerged vegetation and timber. Because he hasn't fished here before Clark has to rely on his instinct and of course his sophisticated array of Garmin electronics. He starts by vertical jigging in about 20ft of water, right on the edge of an area of grass that he has seen on his PanOptix. It works, he lures a fish out of the cover with just about every cast. The following morning he adopts a different approach, casting surface lures with a slow retrieve. The secret here is to stay alert, constantly looking out for rising and breaking fish that you can cast to. Again he is spot on and bags a load of good looking Bass between 3 and 6 pounds. To watch Bass Fishing on Brandy Branch now, just login or join
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Des arrives at the Palm Tree Lagoon resort on his first trip to Thailand for a weeks fishing, hoping that he is going to be pulled all around the lake by some of the monster fish lurking in its depths, top of his wish list is an Arapaima, these fantastic prehistoric looking fish can grow to over 500lbs. The fishery was bought by Englishman Tim Webb in 2008, he's continually trying to improve the number and variety of fish on offer, it currently holds 100 different freshwater species, 14 of them to over 100lbs. Des's guide Benchawan baits up his three rods, one with very smelly fish guts, the second with a chicken neck. Both fished in mid water on 80lb braid with an 80lb heavy nylon leader. The third uses pop up boilies from a method feeder in which she puts a sticky mixture of brown rice and bread crumb. His first bite is a Big Headed Carp quickly followed by a Catfish Shark, both weighing in at around 40lbs, but mere tiddlers here. Highlights that follow are a lovely Siamese Carp, a Redtail Catfish and a gigantic Mekong catfish but quite honestly the variety of species that Des catches is amazing, most of them new to him, but his trip of a lifetime is completed when he lands an Arapaima at over 300lbs. "The most beautiful fish I've ever seen in my life." To watch Palm Tree Lagoon Thailand now, just login or join
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In this episode Wade Middleton and Clark Wendlandt have plenty of tips and advice for Bass Fishing in Windy Conditions. Many anglers will consider a strong wind their enemy, something they will have to battle with if they want to catch fish. But Wade and Clark show how to make the wind your friend. Fish a bank where the wind is behind you, so it helps the cast. Boat positioning will be difficult so go with the wind along the bank rather than trying to head into it. If you get it right, a day out in conditions like this can be very rewarding, as the fish seem less wary and the bites come thick and fast. To watch Bass Fishing in Windy Conditions now, just login or join
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Wade Middleton and Jeff Reynolds get together for another friendly battle, this time using soft lures for Largemouth Bass. They are on Choke Canyon Reservoir, Texas in early Spring, the water is very high and the lake has recently flooded, so the guys find themselves cruising through a lot of submerged vegetation. The Bass are pushed up shallow looking to spawn, so the guys are trying to find and fish a distinctive feature such as the bank of the lake or a submerged track. They quickly find a pattern that works, casting a Trick Stick large soft rubber worm. Jeff talks us through a few ways he likes to set this up and get it moving in the water. Later in the year they are out together again fishing close to the dam wall on a larger lake, this time Jeff has success on another large soft rubber lure the Tour Swim Worm, which is designed to swim effortlessly through shallow grass, he shows that by changing the weight, you can control the retrieve speed. To watch Soft Lures for Largemouth Bass now, just login or join
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Whenever you turn up at a body of water one of the first things you need to assess is where in the water column you are likely to find the Bass. Your electronics can help with this, but so will years of experience. Wade Middleton has just that and here he passes on some tips and advice. He starts off fishing a small pond in late summer where he is expecting to find the Bass on the top, so he uses a floating frog bait and jumps it across the surface. You're quite likely to find a lot of vegetation in a pond, so might need to use a lure that will get you through that. When trying to locate fish at the bottom of a bigger lake he relies heavily on his electronics to spot any potential baitfish as well as the Bass, but also uses the feel of his lure as he pulls it over the contours. He and Jeff Reynolds discuss their favourite bottom lures, Jeff is a big fan of the MVP Football jig because of the way it moves across the lake bed and you can see why here. To watch Bass Fishing from Top to Bottom now, just login or join
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No two visits to the water are the same, even if you keep fishing the same lake and here Wade tries to unravel the mysteries of what it takes to keep catching Bass. He's out on a large dammed reservoir with old buddy and fellow pro angler Jeff Reynolds, whenever these two are fishing together it's always competitive. Wade is on a poor run of form, not having caught anything over 3lbs on his last ten outings. It's a cold windy day so he decides to bounce a crankbait over the rocks on the wall of the dam. And it works, immediately he's into a run of big Bass. Jeff was convinced he was going to catch them on his trap lure but doesn't have the same luck. How long before he switches to a crankbait too. Wade is delighted that he's chosen the right shape and colour combination for the conditions. Eventually Jeff swallows his pride, switches lures and lo and behold!
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If you walk down the aisles of any major tackle shop, you will be overwhelmed by the vast choice of Bass Fishing Rods and Reels on display. Here Wade Middleton and Clark Wendlandt pass on some great tips and advice on how to make sure you end up choosing the equipment that's best suited to your needs. When thinking about buying a rod things to consider are budget, length, strength, loop size, the type of handle and how you want the reel to sit, it's also worth considering whether you need a range of rods to cover different fishing conditions. Baitcaster reels come in a lot of different sizes and set ups. Things to consider here are left or right hand, gear ratios and retrieve speeds, the braking system and range of adjustment on the drag. Spinning reels get discussed too. Generally the more money you've got to spend, the higher the quality of equipment you will get. One of Wade's best tips is to try the feel of a rod and reel combination in the shop before you commit, its got to feel right for you. To watch Bass Fishing Rods and Reels now, just login or join
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While most Bass anglers will admit to preferring the no nonsense tactics of flipping and spinning, the best ones will have mastered Finesse Tactics on lightweight line and tackle. Clark Wendlandt shows how he ties his dropshotting rig so that he can jiggle a rubber worm 18 inches above the bottom. John Crews matches his hook size to his bait when using smaller rubber lures. Gerald Swindle shows how to tie the Red Phillips knot he uses when he wants to fish a sensitive, lightweight flourocarbon leader on his braided mainline. When conditions get tough this is a go to set up for a lot of the pros and the bait that a lot of them like to use is the Shakey Head. Just throw it out, let it sink to the bottom and then slowly retrieve, allowing it to bounce and hop over the contours. It's the bait that gets a "ton" of bites in all conditions. To watch Finesse Tactics for Bass now, just login or join
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Wade Middleton takes a trip down memory lane as he fishes the lake that he grew up on at Ardmore Lake Club, Oklahoma. He is joined by childhood buddy Jeff Kriet, the two spent all their spare time here when they were kids, as well as few days skipping school. Its obviously been the venue for many Bass fishing battles and here they lock horns once again. Jeff has gone on to become a highly rated pro-angler competing in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic, so Wade knows he's in for a mighty tussle. At only 232 acres the Ardmore Club Lake is relatively small but holds a good head of Largemouth Bass, so as well as catching plenty of fish the guys have a load of tips for fishing smaller lakes, including a review of the Ranger RT178 boat they are using with its Yamaha F25 engine. The action is only interrupted by the banter and jokes, as the guys try to score points verbally as well with the Bass. To watch Wade and Jeff Go Small now, just login or join
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Host Wade Middleton takes a look at some of the new developments in Boat Electronics that are making huge differences to his ability to catch fish. First up is the Garmin Panoptix Livescope which with its HD resolution screen presents with amazing clarity an image of what is under the front of the boat. It's now possible to see the shape and size of the fish as they swim below, it almost makes it too easy. He also takes a look at the advancements in mapping, in particular the new colour depth shading, that makes it very easy to navigate over the same depth, once you have found fish. Wade also shows how using both of these in tandem can make it much easier to find holes in submerged grass. The poor Bass don't stand a chance. To watch Boat Electronics Explained now, just login or join
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This episode of the Fisherman's Handbook is split into two sections. In the first part Wade Middleton heads to Minnesota to join Steve Pennaz for a session ice fishing on one of its many frozen lakes. What's got him most excited is that it gives him the chance to play with his Garmin PanOptix. Once they've drilled a hole in the ice he's able to drop his sensor and see on his screen, all the fish activity going on below him. Steve's hoping they will find some decent Pike and Bass, but the first bite Wade gets is a lovely little Sunfish. The PanOptix also allows you to scan the surrounding water for fish and Steve has great fun when he finds school of Crappies. In the second part we take a close look at boat electronics and see how a Garmin PanOptix can be set up, optimising the LiveVu Forward functionality. To watch Ice Fishing and Boat Electronics now, just login or join
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In this episode host Wade Middleton and some of his pro bass angler friends demonstrate how important it is to correctly position your boat for successful Bass fishing. All too often they see 'good' anglers come unstuck when they lose control of their boat as they start to cast. Being too close to a target can result in over-casting with the inevitable snags and hook ups. Allowing the boat to turn means you're constantly having to change your position on the boat, or moving away from the target zone makes it much harder to reach the fish. There is general consensus that a Power-Pole is the most important piece of equipment, when it comes to slow, controlled manoeuvring in shallow water and there are plenty of tips here on how to make the most of it. In deeper water the boat electronics become invaluable, so Wade and the team take time to demonstrate how best to set these up. To watch Position Your Boat for Bass now, just login or join
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Host Wade Middleton and his team of pro anglers have plenty of advice to offer when it comes to Targeting Bass on Boat Docks. Most good fishing lakes around the States will have any number of boat docks that come in all shapes and sizes, from the small fixed jetties in shallow water to the large floating marinas but they all have one thing in common, they are great places to find Bass. But when you are presented with so much choice how do you decide which one to fish? The general consensus is to look for something that's a bit different, one that's on its own or sticks out into the lake a bit further than the rest or has strange features such as cables or poles attached to it. Wade is out on a breezy, overcast day so decides to fish aggressively with a jerkbait. Clark Wendlandt likes using a skipping jig as he can cast it right up underneath the dock to where the larger fish are holding up. They're both catching big Bass proving that the theory works. To watch Targeting Bass on Boat Docks now, just login or join
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Host Wade Middleton believes that fishing for Bass on or near dams is always a great idea. Whether the dam in question is a small earthworks on a pond or a huge concrete structure on a big reservoir, you will always find plenty of fish holding up next to it. As with any new water the first thing to do is check it out, use your electronics at assess the drop off, look for any signs of baitfish, see what sort of vegetation there is on or near the bank. Quite often dam walls will be made of piles of rocks and the edge of these and other riff-raff areas can be very productive. Wade and some of his fellow Bass professionals offer up great advice on what types of lure work best in these conditions and what rods, reels and line to use with them. They also talk about how to make the most of the currents and winds that can are usually be quite unique to the larger man made structures. To watch Bass Fishing Near Dams now, just login or join
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In this the first episode of a new series, host Wade Middleton has made his way over into East Texas, to head out on to the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in search of pre-spawn Bass. It's early Spring, the weather is cold and wet and he only gets an hour or so out on the water, but explains that these low pressure conditions can often be the best for Bass fishing and shows how to make the most of them. First up he stresses how important it is to have good waterproof gear to keep yourself warm and dry. Use your electronics, by finding water just a couple of degrees warmer you will find active hungry fish and by choosing the right bait will have success, here he's using a Spro Aruku Shad to great effect. The next day, the weather has completely changed, clear blue skies, bright sunshine and higher pressure, so he switches tactics. To provoke what he assumes will be more lethargic fish he likes to use a suspending jerkbait, just throw it out, twitch it down and leave it in the strike zone and waiting for them to hit it. He also talks you through rod, reel and line selection to use with these and although this isn't his favourite form of Bass fishing, it certainly works in conditions like these. The Sam Rayburn Reservoir is one of the best Bass fishing lakes in the USA and Wade certainly makes the most of it, as always his tips and advice are well put and easy to follow. To watch Sam Rayburn Reservoir now, just login or join
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In this episode Des is joined by his good mate Keith on an adventure into the Celtic Deeps in the Irish Sea fishing for sharks. They're onboard The Antlantic Blue, skippered by Andy Truelove out of Dale, a beautiful village on the Pembrokeshire coast. It's a two and a half hour trip out to the Deeps where Andy thinks they will have a very good chance of catching a Blue Shark or two and possibly a Porbeagle. But the journey isn't dull, as there's quite often dolphins and whales to be seen. Andy recommends drift fishing, letting the boat follow the wind and the currents, hoping he can attract the sharks with the scent trail he is leaving with the chum in his 'Rubby Dubby' bag. They are using mackerel deadbaits, with the tails chopped off to stop them spinning and the bellies cut open to create as much scent as possible, dropped to a depth of around 50 feet. They've got four rods out at various distances from the boat and its one of Des's that's first to go. it's not one of the monsters they are hoping for but a nice 'bluey' none the less. The sighting of a Fin Whale creates some excitement but not as much as the bend in Keith's rod as he's into his first ever shark. The successful boating off a bluey in the region of 50lbs leaves him "chuffed to bits". Des adds another blue shark but is desperately hoping he can hook a Porbeagle Shark. His dream comes true towards the end of the day as he boats a lovely fish around the 40lb mark. Then Keith hooks the biggest Blue Shark of the day, just as they are about to head for home. To watch Celtic Sharks now, just login or join
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Although Des is generally thought of as a river angler, he admits that he loves Carp fishing and here at the Sitch Lake in Shropshire he is able to indulge himself during a two day session in the famous Holiday swim. It's April and although the sun is shining in clear blue skies it's unseasonably cold and the water temperature has dropped, so Des is taking a cagey approach, not over feeding. He's casting a slow sinking pineapple wafter hookbait that he hope's will sit just above his free offerings, halved Scopex Squid 20mm boilies soaked in Tigernut juice with Betaine and Hemp Oil that he's strung on a short PVA thread and attached to the hook. He's hoping that the wafter will sit just above these and be the first thing sucked into an unsuspecting hungry carp's mouth. The lake is a consistent 4 feet deep with a silty bottom and Des has seen carp breaking the surface about 70 yards out, so he's casting his two rods into this area. There are plenty of Carp in the lake ranging from 20lbs to one just over 50lbs but in these conditions Des will be happy with a bite or two. He doesn't have to wait too long before he gets a drop back on the alarm and the game is on. Des has been carp fishing for many years and has plenty of tips on reading the conditions, casting techniques and bait presentation making this a great film to watch. To watch Carp at The Sitch now, just login or join
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It's early January and Des is Pike fishing on one of his favourite lakes at Weston Park in Shropshire. Des arrives early to find the lake blanketed in mist, and as the sun breaks, he reflects on what a perfect winter Pike fishing day he's blessed to be out in. Des starts off by showing us how he puts together his ledgering rig and how he likes to hook up the Smelt and Pollan dead baits he prefers to use on lakes like this. After casting out the dead bait, Des shows us the importance of being ready to deal with a Pike once landed, with an unhooking mat, long pliers, cutters and water all essential items that should be ready and to hand. With no early action on the ledger, Des notices some Pike working near the surface, so decides to put a float rod out to target them and try and get a bite. The tactic pays off and Des is soon into a feisty Pike which he duly lands and demonstrates how easy it is to unhook. It's not long before the ledger rod starts beeping and Des is into a strong double figure Pike to end the session on Weston Park Lake. This is a great film, showing how to approach a day's winter piking for the best chance of success To watch just login or join
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Des Taylor kicks off a new fishing series with a return trip to his favourite river, the Severn in search of some specimen Barbel. After prebaiting, Des talks us through his swim choice and the features that provide the Barbel here such a good habitat, before going into detail about his rod, reel and preferred rig set up. After casting his baits into a snaggy area on the far bank, Des sits back and waits and it isn't long before he's rewarded with a cracking 5lb Chub which although not the intended species is very welcome nonetheless. As the rain starts, Des gets into his first Barbel and although it isn't huge, it puts a up a great fight. In a break from the action, Des talks us through his special groundbait mix which he says has helped him bank more than 1600 fish in the past 5 years. The swim goes quiet for a while and Des notices big Pike loitering around so decides to pull the rods out and 'repair' the swim with some more groundbaiting. After giving the swim a good rest, Des is soon back into fish again, completing a brilliant session on the River Severn with a lump of a Barbel . If you like Barbel fishing then this a great feature length episode from one of the UK's best and most knowledgable Barbel anglers. To watch just login or join
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Fishing The Magic Hour takes us to the land of the Murray Cod and the Western Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, Australia. Adventure anglers and film makers, Josh Smith and Jamie Condon just love fishing for these apex predators which can reach sizes of 80lb and can live for up to 70 years. As the sun drops in the evening and the shadows start coming over the pools in the gorges, surface lures are the way to go and can elicit some explosive attacks from Murray Cod. The boys get off to a great start landing several decent size fish on the first evening using these tactics. Making an early start the following morning, Jamie finds a nice backwater below a small waterfall and tempts another nice fish as he imitates a stunned bait fish. Looking for structure and ambush points the guys continue to catch more Murray Cod throughout the day using soft plastics. These fish are hard fighting and dont give in, as Jamie finds out later that day hooking and landing the biggest fish so far at around 14Kg. As the sun disappears again, its back on the surface lures with more immediate success. This is a great film for anyone interested in finding out more about Muuray Cod and what it takes to catch these fantastic predators.
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Henry takes on Doug Carrick this week, a renowned golf course architect who has designed courses all over the world. For now the golf will have to wait as first up is the fishing part of the contest and today the target species is Salmon and they're in Georgia Bay, Owen Sound, North West of Toronto. There's 2 points for salmon under 10lbs, points for fish over 10lbs and 5 bonus points for the biggest fish with the total points converted to strokes before the golf match at Cobble Beach Golf Club. Its a great start for Doug as he lands a fish around 5lbs before Henry strikes back with a much better Salmon. As we go into the golf match, Henry has a slight points advantage which he'll need as Doug, as you'd expect is an excellent golfer and they're playing on a course he designed. Find out who wins in the final episode of the series. To watch just login or join
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In this Fins & Skins Classic Adventure Henry takes on Canadian Olympic icehockey goaltender Sami Jo Small. They are on the Grand River at Brantford near Toronto which is packed full of Smallmouth Bass. Henry's got his work cut out as Sami Jo first started fishing with her dad when she was just 5 years old and she's getting a bit of help from local guide and expert Ken Collins, he's got a great tip for using an indicator to make sure your nymph is sitting in the right part of the current and it works as Sami Jo is first into a Smally. Its 1 point for a bass under 12" and 2 points for any over with a bonus of 5 points for the largest bass and the two have a bumper session catching tonnes of bass, although Sami Jo caught the largest fish, Henry takes a slight points advantage into the golf match. This takes place at the Brantford Golf and Country Club, the 4th oldest golf club in North America which sits in an elevated location with great views down to the Grand River. To watch this video now, just login or join
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Henry is joined in this episode by Canadian country music star Larry Berrio, they are in the nation's capital, Ottawa for a Fins & Skins match up, which starts with them fishing for Muskie. This takes place on Ottawa River, which at almost 800 miles long is renowned as one of the top 3 Muskie rivers in the world. There are 2 points awarded for any Muskie under 40" and 5 points for any over this, with a bonus 3 points for the longest fish. But the Muskie is known as 'the fish of 10,000 casts' so they aren't expecting to take many points forward into the deciding golf match. The world record Muskie is actually just over 60" and Henry has some great tips for the choice of lure when targeting these monster predators. Larry is not a bad golfer so their match over the Marshes Golf Club is a close call, being decided on the final green. To watch Canadian Muskie with Larry Berrio now, just login or join
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In this episode of Fins & Skins Classic Adventures host Henry Waszczuk heads west to Kamloops, BC in the Canadian Rockies for a Trout on the Fly match up against Richard Zokol. Richard is an ex-pro golfer having won on the PGA tour, so Henry will need to build up a big lead on the trout lake before they head to the course. Henry warms up his casting arm by joining local guide Mike Porco on one of the 100 lakes in the area holding Rainbows. These Rocky Rainbows have very distinctive markings with a vivid pink band along each flank. The match with Richard takes place on one of the resort lakes, with the guys fishing from the bank. Its 1 point for each Rainbow landed and a bonus 3 points for the largest fish. Can Henry build up that lead that he needs? As not only is he taking on a pro golfer, they're playing at Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club, on the course that Richard actually designed himself. Talk about home advantage. To watch this Trout on the Fly with Richard Zokol, just login or join
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In this episode of Fins and Skins host Henry Waszczuk is taking on 2007 Bassmaster Champion, Boyd Duckett in a bass fishing and golf challenge in Texas. Boyd with 4 major professional Bass fishing titles and over $1.7m in career earnings, is also a low handicap golfer so Henry is going to have his work cut out to win this one. They'll be fishing on Lake Amistad, in Del Rio, a large lake on the Mexican border and a renowned Largemouth Bass hotspot. The rules are pretty simple, 1 point for each Bass and the guy with the biggest Bass has control of the electric motor on the front of the boat and first cast. Points are then converted to strokes from the gross score. Out on the water, and its Henry who strikes first with a cracking 7lb Largemouth Bass...what a start! Boyd takes some time out to talk about swimbaits, how to fish them correctly and why they are so irresistible to Bass. Back to the action and Boyd is soon into a healthy lead but Henry keeps pegging him back and this match is closer than we'd think. But as we go into the golf match, Boyd does have a lead and Henry is going to have to play the round of his life to pull this one out of the bag. To watch just login or join
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Mike D heads north for a day out on Lake Eerie with Noel 'No' Good, a local bass fishing specialist. Unfortunately Noel makes the huge mistake of promising Mike that they will catch lots of big Bass, invoking the Curse of Lunkerville. They take the boat out over some spawning flats in about 18' of water. Noel starts fishing on the bottom with a drop shot rig. But sure enough the curse is working and the only fish they see all morning is a small Goby. To rub salt in the wound, Mike's producer Shannon is in the camera boat 50 metres away with Noel's father Larry and they are catching a bundle of very nice looking Smallmouth Bass with one at 4.6lbs. Noel decides to move location in an attempt to break the curse and luckily for him it works, but for Mike.....his day is redeemed by catching the largest fish, not one of Lake Eerie's famed Smallies but a cursed Sheepshead.
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In a special and rather quirky episode we take a look in a National Sociographic style at Lunkerville host, Mike D'Avila, and get deep insight into the psyche of this strange creature and his fishing prowess. From his peculiar habits, rituals and preferred headwear that he believes will improve his fish catching ability, to comments from his many guests, we learn all about Mike and what he's really about. Things are always tough for Mike when he fails to catch fish, especially when his guests and producer are hauling them in... self doubt creeps in and he starts to unravel quickly. In one particular humiliation, after his truck breaks down, Mike D is taken fishing by a local lady angler and her daughter and is forced into a drastic change of tactics to avoid being outfished by an 8 year old. At the end of the show, Mike visits a fishing show and witnesses a live demonstration of 'noodling' with a 50lb catfish. To watch National Sociographic just login or join
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In this classic Lunkerville episode, Mike gets a call from New York Post reporter, Mackenzie Dawson, who wants to know if its possible to go fishing for bass in New York City. Challenge accepted and Mike is feeling the pressure a bit as the fish are in a bit of post spawn slumber and he needs to deliver the goods or the story is dead. He takes Mackenzie out on a row boat in Central Park lake and things don't start well with a lady's handbag the only capture, before the park police turn up and try and bust Mike for shooting without a permit. Using some diversion tactics Mike rows to a secret spot on the lake and finally his guest lands a bass in front of an appreciative crowd. Next up, Mike goes to Prospect Park Lake and meets up with Jeremiah, a Lunkerville  fan who sent Mike a video of a huge bass he'd caught in the lake. After a brief discussion on tactics, Jeremiah takes Mike to one of his favourite honey holes and the pair enjoy a great session catching Brooklyn Bass! To watch Bass in the City just login or join
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Host Mike D heads into Lunkerville for a day's fishing with Nick 'The Bass Rat' Russo. They're on East Twin Lake, Connecticut, but the conditions aren't great, a warn front has moved in bringing ominous, dark clouds. Nick would prefer a bit of sunshine as it groups the Bass into the shade, so he's not surprised when the only things they catch are a couple of Rockys and a Pickerel. When the latter throws up on the deck before being released, Nick decides it might be a good idea to match the colour of their rubber lures to the regurgitated crawfish on view, thinking that the Bass might be feeding on these too. But with not a lot happening the two are left to ruminate on why and when the Bass turn on... or not. And of course, eventually they do, enabling the guys to enjoy a nice bag of fish. To watch The Bass Rat now, just login or join
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Mike D will admit that he has two passions in life, one is Bass fishing and the other is the Washington Redskins NFL football team. So when he has the chance to combine the two, in Lukerville's Bass Bowl II, he jumps at the chance. He's putting his bass fishing skills and the honour of the Skins up against Kenny C, born in the Bronx, and a lifelong New York Giants fan. It's 7 points for a Large or Smallmouth and 1 point for a Rocky. Kenny has home advantage as they're fishing on his regular lake and he kicks off in a patch of weed near the shoreline. He thinks his Texas Rig Worm bait will work smoothly through the cover and the bass won't be able to resist. Mike's using a tried and trusted Senko salty stick bait. In the opening quarter they trade fish for fish and there's only one point in it at half time. Can Mike find the steely determination needed to see his beloved Redskins lift the trophy? To watch Bass Bowl II now, just login or join
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Lunkerville's Mike D is back out on Lake Champlain, this time in the company of 'Magic Man' Tim Post, Tim uses the 'Magic Man' handle for his regular contributions to the Lunkerville forums in particular the New York Bass forum. They are setting out from Ticonderoga on the NY side at the southern end of the lake. Tim's got a couple of marques in mind but is happy to let the fish dictate their tactics for the day. And to start with the fish in the lake aren't playing ball, and it is only after they head up a small river, off the lake, bumping into Rich Z from the last show on the way, do they start catching some really nice fish. To watch this video now, just login or join
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We continue the Rich Z masterclass. Host Mike D is in Lunkerville, bass fishing on Lake Champlain with Rich Zaleski, a local expert and regular contributor to the show's online forum. Rich is making it look all very easy, alternating between using a soft rubber creature lure and drop shotting a rubber worm. Mike on the other hand is making it look very hard. He's determined to improve his technique, but no matter how much guidance Rich gives him, he still struggles to catch those elusive bass. Rich powers up the boat and tries a new marque, hoping to change Mike's luck. But it takes two more moves and a setting sun before we see a smile on Mike's face. To watch Bass Fishing on Lake Champlain now, just login or join
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Host Mike D of Lunkerville has been ice fishing on Lake Champlain a couple of times, but this is his first Bass fishing trip. He's joining Rich Zaleski or Rich Z who posts regular fishing reports on the Lunkerville website. Lake Champlain sits on the border of Vermont and New York State and Rich fishes it regularly, he's marqued of likely spots, where there are hidden abutments in about 18' of water. This is a bit too shallow for Smallmouth Bass at any time other than early morning, so he's expecting they will find their Largemouth cousins. The conditions aren't in their favour, with clear blue skies and a rising barometer the Bass might not be too keen. But Rich is using a creature bait, the Lunker City Ozmo in his favourite Green Pumpkin colour. Rich obviously knows what he's doing and between landing plenty of Largemouth he's got a few tips to try and help Mike, who as usual is making things look difficult. To watch Lake Champlain Bass now, just login or join
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In each episode of Lunkerville Mike D spends a day's fishing with one of the show's loyal fans or forum contributors, here it's the turn of "Low Budget Hooker" Russ Thetonia. He's based in Rhode Island and takes Mike out on one of his local lakes. The Low Budget Hooker ethos, of which Russ is a disciple, is that you don't have to have a $50,000 boat to enjoy your fishing, great fun and satisfaction can be had for very little outlay. Russ actually gives a lot back to fishing, he's a moderator on the popular BassResource.com forum and also an organiser with CAST the childrens' fishing charity. Here he suggests, for a bit of fun that he and Mike change the colour of their rubber stickbait lure, every time they catch. There are plenty of Bass to be had, as well as a few Pickles or Jack Pike, so Russ is rapidly working his way through the 14 different colours in his lure box. Mike however thinks that changing the colour of his hook might be what's needed. To watch Low Budget Hooker now, just login or join
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Mike travels just outside New York City and meets up with locals, 'Lunkerboss' and the 'Pigsticker' on one of the areas many reservoirs. Heading out in a row boat Mike and Marty (Lunkerboss) start in around 15ft of water casting spinnerbaits towards the shore. But its one of those days when the bass just aren't biting no matter what they try. Its a flat calm and the normal tactics of fishing into the shallows just aren't working so they move offshore a little into deeper water. Finally Chris, the 'Pigsticker' comes good catching a beautiful 4lb largemouth and as the breeze gets up, Marty hooks into a stunning 5lber on his spinnerbait. It isn't a day for lots of fish but when you're catching them of this size, who's complaining? Well Mike is as he isn't getting a touch and with the day drawing to a close can he catch a lunker? To watch New York Reservoir Bass now, just login or join
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We continue the Lunkerville story as host Mike D enjoys a day out on the Oneida River, New York State with Mike Cusano, President of the local Bass Chapter Federation and it becomes even more obvious just how good an angler Mike C is. So we are just as eager as Mike D to listen in when he's giving tips, such as why he holds his rod tip up, keeping the line out of the water to see when it has settled and why we holds the rod with thumb and first finger above the cork handle for more sensitivity. Mike D is happy to admit "Mike knows things that I don't know". But not to be out done he catches some very nice Small Mouths of his own and the two of them share a load of fish. To watch New York State Bass now, just login or join
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Host Mike D's trip to Lunkerville takes him to the Oneida River in western New York State where he joins up with Mike Cusano, President of the New York State Bass Chapter Federation, he actively campaigns on conservation issues and has helped formulate the local catch and release policy with the DEC. But he's also a very good all round angler, competing regularly in serious competitions and tournaments, so has plenty of tips to give to Mike. He's got a few favourite spots along the river so both he and Mike catch some nice Bass. To watch New York State Bass now, just login or join
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Lunkerville host Mike D travels to Le Roy, New York to join FisherMom Susan Brownell and her daughter Celeste for a short session on one of their local rivers. It's fair to say that Susan is a fishing addict and her FisherMom handle pops up on blogs and forums all over the internet. The location she takes Mike to is fairly typical of many urban rivers, it requires scrambling through a fence and then over some concrete blocks before reaching the water. But that doesn't stop it from holding plenty of Large and Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass and Crappies. Susan gets Mike casting out a small rubber lure, but it is 8 year old Celeste who shows them how its done, with fish after fish on her Minnow live baits. It's not until Mike is given Celeste's Snoopy rod that he finally catches. Of course, if he is slightly peeved at being outfished by an 8 year old school girl, he doesn't show it......much. To watch Lunkerville FisherMom now, just login or join
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Searching for Pedro - Charlie has left behind the lakes of New Hampshire with their "Larrys" or Largemouth Bass and he and his wife Angela are on a lovely trip to O'ahu Island in Hawaii. Rather than head out into the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean for some deep sea action, Charlie is determined to catch a Peacock Bass or "Pedro". Hawaii together with Florida are the only two US states where you can find the Peacock Bass, as it is a tropical fish, at home in hot jungle conditions. Charlie has been invited to join Chris Wright fishing in the Wahiawa Freshwater Park, Chris's father Stan appeared on "Lets Go Fishing" a Hawaiian TV show for 11 years and is a larger than live character. He guiding Chris and Charlie on to the fish, but it's odd that Chris is the only one who's lures seem to be working. Surely Charlie hasn't come all this way for nothing? To watch Searching for Pedro now, just login or register
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Charlie and the No Offense crew head over to the west coast for a California Fishing Break. And despite the obvious culture clash, they seem to get on with the locals pretty well, especially when helped by copious quantities of beer and the odd rum cocktail. Plenty of time is spent in an assortment of bars and grills. The fishing is a little different to what Charlie is used to, Jeff Overall an archetypal young surfer dude, takes him out Kayak Fishing in Newport Harbour and they catch a few Calico Bass. Then after all the crew have had a go at surfing and all failed to get up on the board, the beach provides a natural place to cast a few lures. Jeff then suggests he and Charlie try spearfishing, snorkelling at Laguna Beach, Charlie thinks its pretty cool, entering the fish's environment and seeing their world. To watch California Fishing Break now, just login or register
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Its All About the Food - Charlie seems to be going through a mid life, existential crisis. He's out on his local lake doing, what by all accounts he likes doing best, casting his Spanky lure at a few Largemough Bass. But he can't seem to find the big ones and doubts seem to be invading his furtive mind. Is this really what it's all about? Well maybe not, maybe Its All About the Food. An evening out with family and friends at the Hanover St Chophouse, eating steak and drinking red wine. Or maybe cooking his favourite summer dish of fried shrimp with garlic. How can a professional angler concentrate, when all these thoughts are keeping him awake at night? To watch this video now, just login or register
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Charlie is in dreamland, as he's spending a day Fishing with Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer, with one of the best batting averages ever. Definitely one of Charlie's all time heroes. They're cruising up and down the Charles River through downtown Boston, flicking out a few lures in an attempt to catch some "Larrys". But somehow you get the feeling that the fishing isn't top of the agenda, Charlie's very excited and just wants to talk baseball the whole time and Wade, or The Chicken Man as he is known, is very obliging, with lots of great stories, including the one about how he got his nickname. Luckily the fish do make an appearance and as well as a few Largemouths, Charlie catches a nice Striped Bass. To watch Fishing with Wade Boggs now, just login or register
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When you hear the word Chernobyl, you probably don't think fishing but that's exactly where Mike D is in this special International Lunkerville episode. 33 years after the worst nuclear accident in history, Mike D visits the Ukraine to try the fishing in this previously devastated land. He is hosted by former World Champion Predator angler, Yurij Orlov who takes him out on the Pripyat River in search of giant catfish trolling crank baits. The land has been free from humans and manufacturing for 33 years now and nature has thrived with fantastic fishing opportunities now in the river. Moving locations, Yurij decides to target Walleye next and after finding a few on the Deeper Sonar, they use soft plastic lures to catch them before Mike gets into something rather special as the the sun sets on their day's fishing in Chernobyl. To watch just login or register now
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Mike D is in his hometown, New York and he's fishing in one of its most famous spots, Central Park which has 4 lakes in total where fishing is permitted. The fishing is slow  with a lot of boaters around so he calls his friend, Victor and heads up to one of New York's reservoirs in the Croton watershed which supplies the city its water. They start by drifting along a wooded bank targetting Smallmouth Bass with small soft plastic lures with almost instant success before rowing over to the far bank looking for a bigger Largemouth Bass. An enjoyable fishing session ensues within a stones throw of New York City. To watch just login or register
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Its Memorial Day Weekend, the start of summer, and Mike joins husband and wife bass fishing fanatics, Kaz and Izumi Ota on their honey hole, Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. The fishing starts off slow with Mike picking up a small Pickerel but as they move inshore to the boat pontoons they start picking up Smallmouth Bass. Izumi shows Mike how she casts a Texas Creeper lure under the pontoons to find any ambushing fish and they are all soon catching plenty of fish. The bass fishing on Lake Hopatcong is proved to be pretty good and with Mike along there's always plenty of laughs. To watch just login or register
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Mike is in Connecticut, fishing on the tidal reaches of the Housatonic River with local angler, Rich Zaleski  and they are looking for Striped Bass. Conditions aren't that favourable as with recent rain, the water is a bit coloured and its also a bright sunny day which doesn't help, but after meeting at the boat ramp in Shelton, Rich finds some clearer water downstream and quickly catches a nice striper. Using light tackle outfits and a variety of lures the pair go on to enjoy a memorable fishing session catching numerous Striped Bass on the Housatonic River. To watch, just login or register
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Mike meets up with blues musician and keen angler Rich Ortiz, for a day's fishing in the beautiful Adironak Mountains, New York State. Its early Spring and Rich, aka the 'Fishing Musician' is hoping that the bass won't have seen any lures for quite a while so the fishing could be pretty hot. They're using crayfish lures as the fish should be feeding on these now and trying to get as natural presentation as they can and Rich gets into a lunker straight off the bat. Moving in shore and fishing around the boat pontoons sees the action hot up especially when Rich switches to a pink Bubblegum lure. With a Rich Ortiz soundtrack throughout the show, and some very hot bass fishing for some real lunkers, just sit back and enjoy this special episode of Lunkerville. To watch, just login or register
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Mike is with Nick Petrou again for this episode bass fishing on Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, a small town in central New York State most famous for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Nick heads to a flat where he thinks the bass will be accumulating pre spawn and he's proved right as they literally see Largemouth circling the boat in the clear water soon after they arrive. A fantastic session follows with them both some finding some hard fighting bass in the clear water whilst Nick discusses his plans to become a pro bass angler and his work with I Fish New York which helps get more kids into fishing. Otsego Lake is one of many lakes in New York State offering fantastic bass fishing as Mike and Nick prove in this all action episode. To watch just login or register
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Mike joins up with Nick Petrou as they go fishing for Spring Smallmouth Bass on Canadarado Lake in New York State. Nick orginally appeared on the show when he was just 14 yrs old and helped Mike catch his first Smallmouth Bass in Central Park, New York. Several years later and about to graduate from college with a Fisheries and Aquaculture Qualification, Nick really knows his stuff when it comes to Smallmouth and is hoping to bring some of that scientific prowess to the table today. The Bass will be spawning in a few weeks so as Nick explains, will be putting on weight in preparation so its a great time to get out there. By analysing the water temperature and depth, Nick puts them on a spot where he thinks the fish will be staging before they move into the shallows to spawn.  Using swimbaits and jerkbaits it isn't long before the pair get into some chunky Smallmouth Bass on Canadarado Lake. To watch, just login or register
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Mike D is in Sarasota, Florida pond fishing with his twin sister Diana and for a change Mike is the expert. They haven't fished together since they were kids but Diana has a likely looking pond right in her back garden and Mike is convinced he can get her into some bass here. Mike first opts for a topwater lure and it isn't long before Diana is landing her first fish for 34 years. He then switches to a soft plastic worm which bass find irresistible and shows Diana how to fish it effectively. The fish aren't big but they are plentiful and coming in thick and fast for the twins and there's little doubt that Mike's Sarasota pond fishing session with his sister has been a resounding success. To watch, just login or register
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Mike is in Florida and he's pond fishing for bass with local angler and Lunkerville Facebook fan, Scott Larsen. Florida is home to thousands of water rentention ponds, which are essential to prevent flooding, and they pretty much all contain bass so they shouldn't have too much trouble finding some. Scott suggests a topwater frog pattern which he favours for catching big Largemouth Bass early in the morning and it isn't long before they get some interest but both Scott and Mike are having issues getting a good hook set. As the sun gets up, they switch to soft plastics and enjoy an excellent fishing session landing bass after bass on a Florida pond. To watch just login or register
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Mike is in Buford, Georgia with old friend, Clint Buice, otherwise known as Cletus Maximus for reasons I'm sure we'll later discover. Its wet, in fact its been raining for 3 weeks but Cletus knows a great Bass lake and so the pair head out. The water in Lake X is naturally a bit coloured with all the rain but by concentrating on likely areas, they soon find some very nice bass. It isn't all smooth sailing though as the engine fails and the pair are forced to paddle back stopping half way back to try and find some fish on the Deeper Sonar. Cletus lands a trophy sized bass before the pair try their luck from the bank. To watch, just login or register
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Mike kicks off the new series of hit show, Lunkerville, in Southern New Hampshire for a spot of ice fishing with local barman, Todd Grubb and his friend Andrew. Mike has never caught a bass under the ice before so that's the mission today. After heading out on the ice, they dig a few holes and make a tip up rig with a small dead bait before getting Mike set up with a jig in his own hole.  Todd shows Mike how he uses his Deeper Sonar to see the fish below the ice and actually see them coming for the jig. After catching a few small fish, they decide to move location and try a spot where there aren't any boat launches so the bass won't have had any fishing pressure and Todd believes there's 'donkeys' to be caught. A few Pickerel and a Bluegill come quickly but can Mike do what he came for and find a 'donkey' sized Bass ice fishing in New Hampshire. To watch just login or register
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Watch the Judgement Free Show, in which host Charlie Moore "The Mad Fisherman" visits one of his major sponsors, Planet Fitness, the chain of gyms and fitness centres, whose claim above the door is you're entering a "Judgement Free Zone". Their CEO is Chris Rondeau and he fishes with Charlie in the lake at Planet Fitness HQ. Loads of decent bass to be found here, as well as a bit of muscle envy, as its obvious Chris works on his definition even more than Charlie works on his fishing. Plenty of opportunity for Charlie to bulk up though, as he is given a tour of the gym's facilities, Judgement Free of course. To watch this video now, just login or register
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Watch the Main Event, where Charlie Moore the "Mad Fisherman" heads off on a road trip to Limerick, Maine to enjoy a couple of days fishing, at his favourite time of year, the Fall. He's on Lake Arrowhead, resplendent in its Autumnal colours and his lures start working straight away. His performance is overseen by a couple of old guys reminiscent of Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets, who are ready with plenty of advice when the fish dry up. Day two of the main Event starts with a load of Pickerel, a small type of Pike, getting in the way but the Largemouth Bass are there are there to be had as well. Great fun. To watch this video now, just login or register
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Host Charlie Moore spends a couple of days fishing for anything that moves on a "typical" New England lake. That obviously includes a number of Large and Smallmouth Bass as well as the odd Pike. But when one of the team's boats breaks down, what is a celebrity angler supposed to do with his spare time? Head to Drae Restaurant of course, a trendy tapas and martini bar in downtown Derry and sample some of their finest food and drink.... until he is called back in to action. To watch this video now, just login or register
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Host Charlie Moore with more action from his recent trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. If you recall he was fishing for Striped Bass in the estuary and although he has more success here, this time round he seems to be concentrating more on visiting the local restaurants, sampling their signature dishes... as well as trying the locally produced wine.... and beer.... as well as the odd martini... To watch this video now, just login or register
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2 times baseball World Series winner Johnny Damon invites Charlie to Johnny Jam, his annual fund raising celebrity event in Florida. It's all in aid of The Johnny Damon Foundation which raises money for various charities that help disadvantaged children at risk. And whilst all the other guests are taking part in a golf tournament, Charlie is casting his 'spanky' lures into the small ponds on the course. Plenty of largemouth bass to be had, if he can avoid the alligators. To watch this video now, just login or register
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Looking for a winter break with his son Anthony, host Charlie Moore naturally chooses the sunshine state, Florida. But rather than heading to the obvious attractions such as a theme parks, golf courses or they beach, they naturally opt for a bit of small pond fishing. Dad's don't come much more competitive than the Mad Fisherman, so when Anthony catches twice as many fish as him, he can barely contain the hurt, lure fishing for Largemouth Bass is supposed to be his thing! Still he gets his own back at ping-pong and pool - small consolation. To watch this video now, just login or register
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Cape Cod extends 65 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and covers more than 400 miles of shoreline, so its a "must fish" destination for Charlie Moore. He meets up with local expert Dave Burnie, who was intending to take Charlie a mile or two out to sea to fish for Sea Bass, however its too windy so the guys settle for a session in the bay targeting Striped Bass instead. It's not long before Charlie's lures are doing the business. Obviously the local seafood restaurants have to be sampled as well. To watch this video now, just login or register
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Charlie joins up with Boston based comedian / entertainer Paul Gilligan for a trip to Ipswich, Massachusetts where they meet, eat and fish with the locals. Captain Mike Wallis takes them out to open water, but they have most success in the bay where they both catch a load of Striped Bass, Charlie using his new lures. There's also a trip to the local stately home, Crane Castle and of course plenty of eateries with fine food to sample. To watch this video now, just login or register
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Host Charlie Moore spends a day fishing with longtime friend and tournament angler Mark Burgess on Lake Winnisquam, New Hampshire and falls foul of the adage 'Catching a fish on your first cast brings bad luck', from then on Mark catches all the Sallys and Larrys to be had. Mark devotes a lot of his time to helping raise money for and publicise the work of the Autism Awareness charity and he finds Charlie only too willing to get involved in one of the charity's open days "Fishin' with a Mission". To watch this video now, just login or register
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I'm Lost
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Host Charlie Moore visits his favourite local lake, but he's not allowed to fish the "go to" spots, where he knows he will catch fish, he's 'lost' in new water. Despite struggling at first, he goes on to show that if you use your tried and trusted lures, in Charlie's case the beloved Spanky, you can catch fish just about anywhere.
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It's the Fall, Mad Fisherman Charlie Moore's favourite time of year and he's fooling about. He heads down to his local lake for some holiday fun fishing, catches a few "Larrys" and "Sallys" as well as a few "Pickles" (Pike to you and me). He also samples some excellent seasonal food from a few of his local restaurants. What a life!
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Its Groundhog Day, so host Charlie Moore finds himself going fishing... again. Weird. This time he heads down to his local lake in gloriously sunny southern New Hampshire. He's on great form and the "Sallys" and "Larrys" keep getting caught, again and again and again. Meanwhile at the northern end of the state it's snowing hard and Charlie's son Anthony, on an ice fishing break, is trying to catch Cusk, a freshwater cod. He's not expecting any help soon from his flip-flop wearing dad.
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Host Charlie Moore spends time on the Connecticut River with local expert and Youtube angry angler Jim Marco. Needless to say it all becomes quite competitive but there are plenty of large and small mouth bass to go round. There's also plenty of good food and wine to be had along the way.
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Host Charlie Moore hooks up with an old buddy, the actor comedian Jimmy Dunn. Jimmy started his comedy career in the bars and clubs of New England and reached the dizzy heights of starring as Sean McCarthy in TV sitcom "The McCarthys". He spends his spare time paddle boarding - not fishing, so Charlie's got his work cut out trying to get him in to a bass or two.
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KingFin
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Charlie takes a trip to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire to give John Dennis his first taste of Bass fishing. John was one of the early stars of sports talk radio, he featured in the film King Pin and hosts the morning show on WEEI in Boston. But has never been fishing before, so Charlie's got his work out. They're fishing on Crescent Lake but Charlie's got it mixed up with "Lake Crystal" from the film 'Friday the 13th'. Will John's casting prove to be a horror show?
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There is no pro sports to be found in the state of Iowa, so College Wrestling is the number one thing. And the biggest name in College wresting is Tom Brands, head coach at the University of Iowa, the most successful college in wrestling history. Tom hasn't done much fishing but is keen to learn from Charlie as they visit a small pond outside Idaho. Charlie hasn't done much wrestling, but is keen to learn from coach Brands and looks pretty good in tights. After checking out a few of the town's favourite restaurants and watering holes, Charlie teams up with local angler Mike "Spooner" Bauer who puts puts him on to a load of bass.
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Charlie heads to Austin Texas to do a little fishing with Jeremy Furstenfeld, the drummer from Blue October. But after filling up on BBQ, Texas style, they find that downtown Austin doesn't offer up too many easy fishing spots. After visiting the band putting the finishing touches to their new album "Sway", an afternoon backwater bass fishing from kayaks provides the recreation.
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It's winter in New England so Charlie heads down to sunny Florida, where he teams up with baseball superstar, 2-time World Series champion Johnny Damon. They tee up for a round of golf but Charlie can't resist chucking his lures into a lake on the course. He's naturally a little miffed when it turns out Johnny is as good an angler as he is a golfer (12 handicap). Charlie goes on to demonstrate just how much fun small pond fishing can be.
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Host Charlie Moore demonstrates how the skills required for fly fishing have eluded him when joins Harry Desmond, owner of the Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing on the Housatonic River, in one of the most unspoilt areas of New England. He quickly switches to a lure on the end of his spinning rod and starts reeling in trout and smallmouths. He also enjoys sampling some of the local exotic beers and whiskies and the regions fantastic cuisine.
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Part 2 of the coverage of the 2008 Catfish Challenge. Introduced by top predator man Mark Barrett, who happens to be the joint holder of the Catfish Challenge Cup, this two-part show features a whole host of top specimen anglers (including Mick Brown, Simon Clarke, Steve Broad, Gary Newman...), paired alongside some of the country's leading match anglers (Kieron Rich, Neil Machin, Derek Willan, Jamie Masson, Matt Hall...) as they attempt to catch the biggest weight of Catfish in a 24 hour match at Lakemore Fisheries.
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On-the-Wall coverage of the 2008 Catfish Challenge. Introduced by top predator man Mark Barrett, who happens to be the joint holder of the Catfish Challenge Cup, this two-part show features a whole host of top specimen anglers (including Mick Brown, Simon Clarke, Steve Broad, Gary Newman...), paired alongside some of the country's leading match anglers (Kieron Rich, Neil Machin, Derek Willan, Jamie Masson, Matt Hall...) as they attempt to catch the biggest weight of Catfish in a 24 hour match at Lakemore Fisheries.
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The Texas Team Trial Championship 2018 reaches its climax here at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Clayton Boulware & Albert Collins take a massive lead into day 2, but there's obviously big bass out there to be caught, so will someone overtake them?
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It's Championship time! Watch Day 1 of the 2018 Texas Team Trail Championship tournament taking place at the famed Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas. Cory Rambo & Rusty Clark are leading the Team of the Year standings going into this two day event, can they put their Carolina rigs to good use again and stay on top of the leaderboard?
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The fourth and final qualifying stop for the 2018 Texas Team Trail season is at Lake Ray Roberts. Reports are it's on fire, so look out for some heavy bags come weigh-in.
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Texas Team Trail's third qualifying stop of the 2018 season is at Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas on the Mexican border. Over 200 teams are competing, with a brand new boat going to the winners. A cold front moving through overnight has made things tricky and the guys will need to put all their experience to the test if they are to fill a bag full of big Bass.
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Our second stop of the 2018 Texas Team Trail season is one of our favourites - Sam Rayburn Reservoir. This East Texas lake always delivers on huge bags of bass, but with rain forecast for the whole day and fog hanging over the water conditions will be tricky.
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This year, the Texas Team Trail season kicks off at Toledo Bend Reservoir with a record-sized field of teams competing for a brand new boat and more! But the cold winds and water temperatures have pushed the fish down deep, so finding them will prove tricky. With a 5 fish limit, any weight over 25lbs will stand a chance.
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Follow all the action from Amal, Sweden as the Hobie World Series 7 reach its exciting climax. Teams from around the world are trying to catch 2 Pike and 2 perch per day, to put them at the top of the leader board and claim the trophy.
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The world's best kayak anglers converge on Amal, Sweden for the Hobie Worlds 7, their annual international team competition. They will be fishing the mighty Lake Vanern over 3 days, looking for their best 2 Pike and 2 Perch each day. Can the Americans defend the trophy Steve Lessard won last time out, or will one of the europeans win on home water?
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Hobie's Kevin Nakada visits Cape Cod for some excellent shoreline fishing in his kayak. Local expert Shawn Barham puts him on to a variety of species including some impressive Albacore, whilst Eric Harrison helps him find Striped Bass. Theres also a homage to the legendary Lefty Kreh and a look at the conservation work that is helping to restore his beloved Back Bay on the coast of Virginia.
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Once again the top kayak anglers from North America congregate on Kentucky Lake, for 2 days of athletic bass fishing. There's a championship trophy to be won and 2 places in team America in the forthcoming Hobie World Series 7.
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Hobie's Morgan Promnitz visits Sweden and heads out on to the largest lake in Europe to catch a monster Pike from his kayak. He's teamed up with a bunch of top European Hobie anglers including local expert Felix Frey, who offers some great tips and demonstrates how to handle big Pike. 
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Winner of the 2016 Hobie Bass Open, Ron Champion invites Kevin Nakada to his home lake in Georgia. He shares some of the secrets that have made him so successful and also gives us a peek into his garage, unbelievably stocked with tackle. The largest bass are saved for last and are caught off the top as the sun starts to go down.
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For the second part of their trip to Panama, the Hobie team travel 100 miles down the Wild Coast in search of Marlin. Using freshly caught livebait they attract shark instead, which on light tackle creates a bit of excitement. Redfish, Amberjack and Pompano are also there in abundance.
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Hobie's Morgan Promnitz heads out to Panama, where he fishes the Wild Coast shoreline with pals Ross Gallagher and Sam Root. There are plenty of exotic species to be found and Sam catches his first Rainbow Runner and Roosterfish. Yellowfin Tuna and Pompano are also in abundance so no prizes for guessing what's on the menu for the evening meal.
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Bass Master legend Mike Iaconelli and Australian ABT champion Carl Jocumsen meet up at the stunning Grosse Savanne lodge in Louisiana and take their Hobie kayaks for a spin. There's a lot of mutual admiration and its not surprising as they both know how to catch bass!
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The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series presents Day 2 of the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's! The final day of competition on Florence, Alabama's Pickwick Lake will end with a new BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing National Champion team, as well as a new Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia winner!
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The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series presents Day 1 of the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's! Over 300 Collegiate anglers from across the nation gather on Florence, Alabama's Pickwick Lake to compete for the title of BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing National Champions! The anglers fish in pairs looking to bag the biggest combined 5 fish limit over the two days.
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This week, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series takes a look at the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race, the most coveted title in college fishing. Then we take a sneak peek of what's to come next on Day 1 coverage of the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's!
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We're back at the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley on Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN. Catch more big bass action and find out which school and angler takes home the overall big bass award and BIG prizes - not to mention valuable Cabela's School of the Year points!
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We're at Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN for the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley! With receding winter floods pushing the bass into the main parts of the lake, the 400 plus competitors are expecting to see lots of action.
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The first event of the season is the 2018 Association of Collegiate Angler's Texas Lunker Challenge on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas! The rules are quite simple, the winner is the angler who catches the heaviest fish. But with prizes up for grabs all the way down the field plus points awarded in the School of the Year Competition, there's all to fish for.
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Find out which anglers came in with the largest weights on Day 2 of the National Walleye Tour Championships. And which of them made the cut to Day 3, giving them the chance to lift the Championship trophy. We'll also find out who will win the coveted title of Angler of the Year.
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2018 National Walleye Tour Championship time has arrived and we're at the Lake of the Woods, Baudette, Minnesota with the BEST Pro and Co Walleye anglers around. There are 71 pairs on the water for this 3 day event, with the top 10 making the cut after day 2. The lake has an interesting slot allowance, so the anglers are looking for fish between 14" & 19" and are allowed one over 28". It means they have to get their tactics spot on if they want to make the cut.
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The National Walleye Tour continues with the 2018 Devils Lake, North Dakota event where things may have started off slow but ended up with some superb walleye fishing! Tune in to find out which pro and co anglers go home with the big prizes.
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Find out which pro and co Walleye anglers took home top honours at the second event of the season at Saginaw Bay, Bay City, Michigan. Then we head over to Devils Lake to get started on the last qualifying event the year.
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The National Walleye Tour heads to Saginaw Bay at Bay City, Michigan for the second stop of the 2018 season. This area holds the largest population of Walleye in the country so expect most anglers to bag the 5 fish limit. There's plenty of options fishing the river, inner bay or outer bay, so who will get his tactics right and take the trophy?
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The 2018 National Walleye Season is here! With high waters and flooding, there's a last minute location change to Oshkosh, Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago. This lake rewards a versatile angler, who is prepared to try a variety of baits, so watch out for Flies, Crankbaits and Slip Bobbers as the anglers vie for the first trophy of the year.
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All the action from day 2 of the National Walleye Tour Championship from Green Bay, Wisconsin. To make the cut into day 3 the anglers need to finish in the top ten. Watch this exciting action as the tournament Pro and Co Champions are decided and also the Anglers of the Year.
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It's Championship time for the 2017 Cabela's National Walleye Tour and we're on the Bay of Green Bay at Marinette, Wisconsin with the top 72 Pro and Co anglers qualifying for this 3 day event. They are all hoping to make the top 10 cut into the third day, but predictions are that they will have to average 40lbs of Walleye a day to do so. Watch the action from Day 1.
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Day 2 of the NWT visit to the Mississippi River in Wisconsin. There's some big names on the leaderboard after Day 1 and with plenty of fish to be caught, it might come down to a fraction of a pound at the end.
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The 2017 National Walleye Tour action this time is on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. High water levels have kept the fish in the back waters, so finding them won't be easy. Watch Day 1 action, as the anglers hope that the tactics they have chosen, prove to be the right ones.
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Our second stop for the 2017 Cabela's National Walleye Tour is Lake Sakakawea in Garrison, North Dakota. With reports that the fish are favouring the warmer water at the north end of this huge lake, the anglers are making runs of up 140 miles. All very risky, but there are huge bags of Walleye to be found if you get it right.
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We kick off the 2017 Cabela's National Walleye Tour on the famed Lake Erie at Huron Ohio. Its a two day event with a 5 fish limit each day. Lake conditions are not ideal, but watch as the anglers figure them out and bring huge sacks of Walleye to the scales.
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Bouyed by their recent success on Red Lake, Joe Sibley and his father Ray spend a day ice fishing on a snow covered frozen lake in their local backwoods. This time they're travelling much lighter. Their preferred bait is Wax Worms on a small jig and it's Pan Fish they're hoping to catch.
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The Sibley family head off to Northern Minnesota for a day's ice fishing on Upper Red Lake. They've got a cart full of high tech gear and they put it to good use, finding that the Walleye can't resist their small livebaits.
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Day 2 of the 2017 Texas Team Trail Championship tournament wraps up at Lake Livingston, where 1st and 2nd will each win a new boat and we'll crown the Lucas Oil Team of the Year!
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The 2017 Texas Team Trail reaches its climax at the Championship tournament taking place at Lake Livingston. Over two days the pairs will be looking for their best 5 fish each day and the biggest total weight will take the title. The Team of the Year competition will also be decided and it's very close at the top.
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Drawing tournament anglers from Texas and Oklahoma, amongst other states, the Texas Team Trail ends its regular season at Lake Texoma! A storm is forecast which will make conditions tricky but there's all to fish for as they approach the end of season finale.
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The Texas Team Trail travels to Lake Belton where there is a large population of Smallmouth Bass to contend with, but as long as they're over 14" they count! It's a tournament filled with surprises - including sharelunkers (13lb+), lake and tournament records!
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Our next stop of the 2017 season is Toledo Bend Reservoir - probably the most prolific fishery in the state. But recent conditions make it difficult to know whether the fish will be shallow or deep. It promises lots of bass fishing excitement!
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The 2017 Texas Team Trail season kicks-off on the largest lake in the state, the Sam Rayburn Reservoir - this year 341 teams are looking to maximise a 5 fish limit but the conditions are cold and windy. Sit back and watch some exciting bass tournament action!
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Part 2 of Team Hobie's Morgan Promnitz and Kevin Nakada's weekend trip to San Vincente Reservoir with their gadget packed Hobie kayaks. This time its Kevin's turn to take a splash after a crack-off and its worth it, as he handlines in a 7lb bass. But not to be outdone Morgan finishes with a monster fish of his own.
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Morgan Promnitz and Kevin Nakada from Team Hobie take their kayaks and head out to the beautifully scenic San Vincente Reservoir in southern California. It's close to home so no problem them taking all the gear and gadgets. The lake holds some monster bass, up to 18lbs, so when one of them snags itself around a sunken tree Morgan has no hesitation in diving in to try and free it. But it's Kevin who wins the day by a mile.
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Conditions are very much against the anglers as 30mph winds blow through the Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 at Leeville, LA. Despite this, some good sized Redfish are being caught. As we approach the third and final day the the wind drops but Steve Lessard from the USA is steadily climbing the leaderboard in his attempt to win back the title he won two years ago.
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Huge excitement as 49 anglers from 18 countries around the globe gather for the greatest event in Kayak Fishing, the Hobie Fishing World Championships. This is the sixth time Hobie have organised this event and the location of Leeville near New Orleans is a mecca for kayakers. Over 3 days they will be targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout and Flounder in order to be crowned the Hobie World Champion.
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We're back in Cedros, Mexico and Keeton and Morgan see some more shoreline action in their Hobies. This time the Halibut make an appearance.
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Keeton Eoff and Morgan Promnitz take their Hobies and head south to Cedros Island off West Mexico. They are well looked after by Jeff Mariani, local kayak specialist and have a very exciting first day's fishing in the swells along the islands rocky coast. Calico Bass and Sea Bass seem to be there in abundance.
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Over 100 of the best bass anglers in kayaking from the USA and Canada battle it out at Kentucky Lake over 2 days. Their best 3 bass each day will count and there are two places at the Hobie Fishing World Championships 6 up for grabs.
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Hobie Pro's Keeton Eoff and Morgan Promnitz have been invited to the stunning Chama Lodge, New Mexico. They are in the high mountain lakes fly fishing from their Hobies for the Brown & Rainbow Trout to be found there.
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Hobie's Morgan Promnitz joins up with seasoned anglers Jackie Smith and Hank Parker on a visit to Grosse Savanne Lodge in Louisiana. They show how the versatility of the Hobies can get you into places larger boats can't reach and plenty of bass are caught, including a new lake record.
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Morgan Promnitz and the Hobie Team visit a number of locations around Florida and catch a spectacular variety of fish from their kayaks. But the highlight has to be a night time fishing session for Tarpon at Fort Meyers.
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In this episode we spend time on the water fishing from a smaller boat and motor set up, while also learning more on shallow water bass fishing with Jeff Kriet and Wade Middleton as they fish the lake where they both first started out.
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Sam Rayburn is known as one of the best bass fishing lakes in the USA. Wade visits this famous body of water during the late winter as the fish are approaching the pre-spawn period. The fish are feeding up as warming temperatures and storms move through the area. Watch as Wade capitalises on this ideal feeding time, catching fish on various SPRO baits.
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Ranger Boats is celebrating 50 years of building legends, one at a time. Wade provides a walk through of his 50th anniversary boat, highlighting the specific features he likes and how he has his boat set up. In the second half of the show Wade is bass fishing on Amistad Reservoir with Gene Eisenmann taking a look at various TH Marine products and providing an update on Amistad and the current state of this fishery.
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The lucky winners of a recent Texas Parks and Wildlife giveaway promotion sponsored by Cabela's get to spend a day on Lake LBJ in Texas with Wade Middleton. He passes on some great hints and tips and puts them on to some good fish.
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In this episode of Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook we take a look at how to choose baits for various fishing situations as well as how to rig them to help you catch more fish.
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It's all about finding fish in this epsiode of Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook - We spend time in the Spring, Summer, and Fall on the same body of water and look at how it fishes differently each time in the same areas.
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Want to know our favourite gear to use when we head out to go fishing? Whether it's just for fun or for a tournament, Wade Middleton and Clark Wendlandt talk about choosing the right rods and reels, as well as share tips and insight on all the gear needed and new products from our favourite companies.
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This is our first venture out for Ice Fishing! Armed with the Garmin PanOptix for ice fishing and some planning and prep that we usually don't have to do when we fish, we're guaranteed a great experience. Then we'll share tried and true tips for setting up your boat's electronics for the best performance.
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Wade Middleton and Clark Wendlandt hit the salty waters of the Texas coast for a fishing adventure where they don't care what's biting at the end of the line. There's also some tips about some awesome new tools to help you fish better.
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We love fishing the lakes of East Texas! Awesome lakes filled with big bass - we'll visit two of our go-to lakes: Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Toledo Bend Reservoir. We also look back on a trip with Pro Angler Mark Daniels when fishing the Canyons on Sam Rayburn.
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Wade Middleton and Pro Angler Clark Wendlandt venture out to Wilson Lake, Alabama - a lake they've frequented in the past and usually fish shallow; check out their fishing success as they also fish near the dam and then go fish the tail race. A great episode with lots of techniques and catches!
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The biggest event of the year in collegiate bass fishing is the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing CHAMPIONSHIP and we're here to find out who will be crowned National Champions at Pickwick Lake, Florence, Alabama, as well as who the coveted Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia title will go to!
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Only best of the best collegiate bass fishing anglers qualify to compete in the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing CHAMPIONSHIP presented by Cabela's that takes place on Pickwick Lake, Florence, Alabama. Check out Day 1 action and find out who will be in the lead as they head out for the final day.
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In its 12th season, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is the best collegiate tournament trail around! Find out what anglers and partners are saying, as well as more about the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race, and the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing National CHAMPIONSHIP.
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The Texas Collegiate Bass Challenge presented by Abu Garcia heads to Lake Texoma, Denison, TX, for some challenging fishing and competition. Follow along and find out how the winds and weather affect the fishing and see which school takes home top honours!
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The 2017 Cablea's Collegiate Bass Fishing Open tournament wraps up with day 2 at Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, AR. Find out which anglers and school takes home the Open title this year!
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A favourite amongst collegiate bass anglers, we're headed to Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, AR for the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Open tournament. Check out this unique tournament format that requires team work and strategising to bring first place home to their school!
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We're back to see how the snowy weather affected a record 500+ collegiate bass fishing anglers competing on Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN in the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley tournament! In this final coverage, find out which school took home bragging rights and prizes for the biggest bass!
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A record number of collegiate bass fishing anglers headed to Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN for the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley tournament! Find out what kind of weather they encountered and how it affected the fishing in part 1 of our coverage.
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It's early in the season and the Pike can be found in shallow water on Lake Milton, Saskatchewan. Charlie Wray joins local guide Naoto Aoki and he has great success with his favourite herring lure as well as using a soft plastic lure for fish in the weeds.
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Hi Karate
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Charlie is in Londonderry, Vermont and meets up with martial arts instructor Huzon Alexander for a trip out on the Conneticut River in search of smallmouth and largemouth bass. After a tricky first day, the pair try out a local lake hoping to find some bigger specimens.
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Charlie is in Annapolis, Maryland famed for its fantastic seafood, and he's on a mission to catch some striped bass. These hard fighting fish are profific in these waters but its a slow start where he's plagued by white perch, another type of sea faring bass, so Charlie heads to a local restaurant for some local crab. Can he get in amongst the stripers after he's refuelled?
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Charlie is in the Berkshires in Massachusetts looking for largemouth bass. He hasn't fished on this lake and doesn't even know its name and after being plagued by rock bass starts to wonder of there are any Larrry's in here at all...The following day, Charlie heads out with local guide, Harry Desmond targetting trophy sized smallmouth bass in one of the region's prolific rivers.
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Octoberbass
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Its Friday 13th October and Charlie is out on Crystal Lake in New England with good friend Chris Fitts. Will Charlie get lucky with the Smallmouth and Largemouth bass today?
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Charlie heads to Florida to meet up with ex Major League Baseball hitter, Jonny Damon, at his charity golf event. Don't worry though, as Charlie hasn't brought his clubs and soon gets into some good largemouth bass on the course lakes.