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Three anglers set sail for a summertime fishing adventure in the Pamlico Sound, targeting a mixed bag of Carolina beauties. On this beautiful July day, Captain Richard Andrews, Charlie Adams, and Shelley Tubaugh aren't after any specific species but are simply enjoying the potential catch of Flounder, Speckled Trout, Red Drum, and more. In gear time, they discuss the versatile tackle and baits used to tempt the diverse array of fish in these Carolina waters. Meanwhile, Donna wraps up the show in the kitchen with a creamy shrimp recipe. This episode is a delightful mix of casual fishing fun and delicious cooking.
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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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Stu Caulder takes Kandice Kelley fishing for Striped Bass in downtown Wilmington, Carolina, beneath a bridge during the colder months. Chasing the tide in the lower reaches of the river, they use deep-diving hard baits to reach the fish feeding in the heavy current. The episode features an in-depth look at the effective colour combinations of the lures used. Meanwhile, Donna prepares a delicious shrimp and pasta bake in the kitchen.
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Ron Bennett and Ted Moseley explore a unique method for catching Redfish in the shallow backwaters of Carolina. Targeting one of Carolina’s most revered sport fish, they face the challenge of Redfish being notoriously spooky, especially in the shallow waters of Nags Head inlet. In gear time, they discuss their unique and effective jig and fish bait combination for working the bottom. Meanwhile, Donna prepares a fascinating seafood lasagne recipe that promises to dazzle the hosts.
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Join Stu Caulder and Walker Goulder as they fish for "Spanish Gold" – Spanish Mackerel off the Carolina coast. Late in the mackerel season, in late summer, they head to South Carolina where a huge population of these fish has congregated to hunt bait fish. Despite their small size, Spanish Mackerel are among the most athletic fish in the ocean. In gear time, they explore the rod and reel combos needed to handle the speed and agility of these sporty fish. Meanwhile, Donna demonstrates her new recipe for grouper in the kitchen.
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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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Join Captains Ricky Kellum and Wayne Crisco for an exciting mid-August fishing trip off the Carolina coast, targeting flounder. Using live mullet freshly caught off the beach with traditional cast net methods, Ricky quickly realizes these flounder are nothing like the small ones he's used to back home. In gear time, they examine the strong tackle needed to handle these deceptively powerful fish. Meanwhile, Donna takes to the kitchen to teach the art of properly deep-frying fish.
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Joe Dorman joins Captain Greg Griffin for an exciting day of live bait fishing, aiming to catch the biggest Largemouth Bass. On a still October day in North Carolina, perfect conditions set the stage for a potential trophy catch. Using a depth finder, they identify interesting hotspots and search the waters for the ideal depth. After an insightful discussion on the necessary float system during gear time, Donna wraps up the episode in the kitchen, sharing a rare and delectable quail recipe.
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Ted Moseley and Ron Bennet head out for a springtime Crappie fishing trip on a Carolina lake. Initially using spinners, they find the fishing fun but face a challenge when a cold front pushes in, stopping the bite. Switching to secret live minnows, a proven technique, they manage to tempt even the fussiest fish and land some of their biggest Crappie ever. In gear time, they discuss the rig needed to control the live baits. Meanwhile, Donna prepares an intriguing recipe for oysters and hushpuppies.
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Join Charles Brown and Joe Dorman as they fish for big Bluefish on surface lures in South Carolina. In part one, they brave strong winds off Cape Lookout in May, casting accurately to trigger the explosive topwater strikes they're after. In part two, the adventure continues deeper into the marshes in March, where trophy fish lurk beneath the structures. During gear time, the boys reveal the unique topwater baits they use. Meanwhile, Donna prepares a delicious lemon and herb flounder in the kitchen.
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In a session for the ages, Kurt Hinchman joins Captain Richard Andrews on the legendary Roanoke River, casting topwater lures for aggressive Carolina Striped Bass in winter. Amid the sunken forest, they use floating lures to imitate injured baitfish, provoking fierce strikes from ever-larger fish. During gear time, they showcase the most effective lures for this exciting fishing style. Meanwhile, Donna delights viewers in the kitchen with a Mediterranean fish meal.
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The Journal rejoins Tara Lynch and Seth Vernon on their Carolina adventure, fly fishing for big Redfish in skinny water with Alex Smith. Using an old-fashioned punt boat for stealth, the team creeps along the edges, casting lure flies for hunting Reds. Everyone enjoys great sport until the mood shifts when Tara hooks a giant. After exploring their unique methods, join Donna in the kitchen as she cooks up a delicious crusted Flounder.
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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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In one of the most exciting episodes yet, old friends Chuck Laughridge and Tommy Bennett experiment with fly fishing for hard-fighting Albacore Tuna off Cape Lookout, Carolina. It's November, and the fish are feeding aggressively on the surface. The boys chase bait balls, waiting for the perfect cast, but these fish are no pushovers. Discover the heavy-duty tackle needed to catch these powerhouse sport fish, then join Donna in the kitchen for a mouthwatering crab fritter recipe.
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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 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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Continuing their daring expedition along the continental shelf, Fred and Trev venture into the depths of the north Atlantic, fishing for colossal pelagic species. Their destination: Hydrographer Canyon, a hotspot teeming with activity. Despite a challenging start, Trev's boat strikes gold with Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna. However, as a menacing storm looms on the horizon, their triumph is overshadowed by the looming threat. With dinner caught but their journey home in jeopardy, Fred and Trev face a race against nature's fury, testing their skills and resilience in a battle for survival on the open seas.
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In the thrilling finale of their quest for monster fish, James Stokoe, Ripon Khalique, and Hywel Morgan target the UK's most mysterious giant: the Bluefin Tuna. Absent from British waters for 60 years, these colossal fish, weighing up to 1500 pounds, have returned in numbers. Fishing out of Mevagissey in Cornwall, the trio enlists the help of local tuna legend Chris Gill, whose boat is among the few permitted to catch these endangered beasts under a conservation tagging programme. With James and Ripon having already caught their fish of a lifetime, it's Hywel's turn to end the series with a bang. But can he handle the power of one of the world's most sought-after sport fish?
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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 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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As the clock ticks down on the 2016 Madfin competition, the intensity peaks with four teams locked in a fierce battle against the ocean's giants for the coveted championship title. Team Vicious takes a daring leap with high-risk handlining tactics, aiming to surge up the leader board. Team Pescador, buoyed by optimism but facing fierce competition, grapples with yet another massive Bull Shark. Team Journey South shifts tactics, heading inland after exhausting their shrimp boat strategy. Offshore, Team R.E.O struggles with empty waters near the oil rigs. With the outcome hanging in the balance, one angler hooks a colossal fish, setting the stage for a nail-biting conclusion. Who will emerge as the ultimate Madfin Series Champion?
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In the heart-pounding final day of the Venice, Louisiana waters, the Madfin Shark Series begins its climax with all four teams vying for victory. Team Vicious faces immediate setbacks but clings to hope for a game-changing first fish bonus. Meanwhile, Team Pescador fights tooth and nail for the lead, with Charlie's epic battle against the largest shark of his life. Team R.E.O, in the lead but not comfortable, strives for a massive haul to rectify past errors. Battling relentless amberjack, Team Journey South scrambles for crucial points. As tensions peak, an angler's rod explodes in a thrilling finale, hooking the competition's biggest shark and a once-in-a-lifetime catch.
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As the 2016 Madfin Shark competition nears its final day, the pressure intensifies with mixed fortunes for the teams. Team R.E.O aims to solidify their lead with a swift Bull Shark catch for bonus points. Despite Team Pescador's optimism when their bait disappears, they find themselves surrounded by smaller sharks. Inspired by their competitors, Team Journey South adjusts their strategy, fishing in the chum slick of a shrimp boat in a bid to reclaim the top spot. However, tension mounts for Team Vicious as a disastrous session unfolds, culminating in a rod vanishing overboard. Forced to resort to handlining, they desperately seek a high-scoring catch to escape last place. Will the competition unravel in the face of mounting challenges?
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As the second leg of the 2016 competition kicks off, Team R.E.O seizes the lead with a strong start. Meanwhile, Team Journey South strives to capitalize on their previous success with Hammerhead Sharks, yet they struggle against relentless Amberjack. Team Pescador reverts to their proven strategy of trailing commercial fishing vessels, hunting for that elusive first fish bonus. In a daring move, Team Vicious adopts a dangerous handlining technique for extra points, leading to chaos when both Mike and Stephen hook into a fish at once. With tension mounting and the stakes higher than ever, it’s neck and neck as we head into the second half.
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In the tense conclusion of day one, tensions rise as Journey South aims to solidify their lead with a third Hammerhead catch, only to face disappointment with a meager find. Meanwhile, Team Pescador ventures away from the trawler boat in pursuit of fiercer prey, encountering a group of formidable Spinner Sharks and Bulls. Unaware of their chance to dethrone Journey South, Team R.E.O engages in a fierce battle beneath the oil rig. And in a last-ditch effort to climb the leader board, Team Vicious shifts tactics to fish deeper in the Mississippi mouth. With the stakes higher than ever, will their new strategy be enough to lift them out of last place?
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The opening leg of the 2016 Madfin Shark Series continues as teams battle it out from Venice, Louisiana. Team Vicious grapples with formidable Bull Sharks at the mouth of the Mississippi River, testing their skill and determination. Meanwhile, Team R.E.O strategically anchors to an oil rig in the gulf, creating a prime hunting ground. Team Pescador remains steadfast in the wake of a commercial fishing vessel, luring a monstrous shark with bait-filled nets. As Team Journey South continues their winning streak with another impressive Hammerhead catch, a twist unfolds when one team unexpectedly gets the chance to rescue a shark from a perilous fate, adding a compassionate touch to the fierce competition.
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Join the action as the 10th annual Madfin Shark Series kicks off with a bang! Setting sail from Venice, Louisiana, four teams embark on a thrilling quest through the vast Gulf of Mexico in pursuit of the most massive and elusive sharks. As the competition heats up, Team Journey South faces a daunting challenge as they navigate empty waters, while Team R.E.O experiments with unconventional float fishing techniques to entice their prey. Meanwhile, Team Vicious strategically positions themselves at the mouth of the Mississippi River, while Team Pescador takes a daring approach by trailing a commercial fishing vessel. With the pressure mounting, one team makes a jaw-dropping comeback in the closing moments, securing the ultimate catch and dominating the leader board.
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Journey back to iconic locations from previous seasons in search of the ultimate Bonefish fishing destinations. What’s better, the vast schools of Belize or the Bahamas' legendary trophy giants. Relive thrilling moments as Jim Belushi, Michael Keaton, Bill Klyn, Huey Lewis, Jimmy Kimmel, and other luminaries showcase their greatest catches. Through their experiences, uncover the critical importance of preserving these unique habitats, highlighting the delicate balance between conservation and angling pursuits.
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The spotlight turns to the awe-inspiring Megalops Atlanticus, known as the Tarpon, reigning supreme over the flats of Belize. This ancient giant, renowned for its acrobatics, stands as a pinnacle of angling achievement, rivalling even the esteemed bonefish. Join Michael Keaton, actor Zach Gifford, and Olympic skier Andy Mill as they re-visit their most memorable catches. Delve into the innovative conservation efforts of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, including a ground-breaking GPS tagging system designed to safeguard these prehistoric treasures, ensuring their legacy endures in the shimmering waters.
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In a tribute to the hero of the show, the Buccaneers shine a spotlight on the beloved Bonefish as a species. Revered as the wisest and most elusive of fish, Bonefish also boast fighting prowess beyond any other fish in the world. Bill Klyn's early triumphs along the beach hint at the thrill awaiting. Delve into the vital role bonefish play in their ecosystem, underscoring their significance beyond the sport. As the episode unfolds, the discovery of the rare golden bonefish, unique to this Belizean atoll, captivates actor Michael Keaton, offering a glimpse at perhaps the most desirable trophy in the world.
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Michael Keaton and Huey Lewis embark on a daring quest to conquer the elusive Belize Permit. Known as the ultimate challenge among flats species, the crew tackles breaking waves with crab flies, invoking the wisdom of a late legend's secret fly box. As Huey faces a permit predicament and Michael discovers a pod of fish, the reality of Permit's escape prowess becomes starkly evident. Yet, hope arrives as Yvon Chouinard joins the fray, offering a beacon of expertise and determination to turn the tide in the anglers' favour. It's a high-stakes battle against the flats wiliest adversary.
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In this enlightening episode, the Buccaneers delve into the significance of the flats ecosystem in Belize and around the globe. As Huey Lewis navigates the coral-strewn flats in pursuit of formidable Bonefish, the spotlight turns to Bill Klyn, who unexpectedly hooks into a new species, unveiling the ecosystem's diversity. Local conservationists shed light on the crucial role fish play in sustaining the area's economy.
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In a heart-warming episode, the crew joins forces to celebrate the vital conservation work of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust in Belize. Lori-Ann Murphy guides Zach Gifford on an unforgettable journey, marking his first Belize Bonefish capture. Meanwhile, Jim Belushi and Jimmy Kimmel receive casting wisdom from legends Lefty Kreh and Oliver White. Witness the passing of knowledge as young anglers ensure the ecosystem's future. Jedi master Liam Neeson ignites the season with a profound connection to nature. And watch as presenter Tom Brokaw takes a shot at landing a true trophy Bonefish. It's a testament to teamwork and dedication in preserving our precious marine habitats.
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In this Season 7 premiere of Buccaneers and Bones, the celebrity fishing crew sets sail for Belize's Turneffe Atoll, a haven of over 250 square miles teeming with marine life. Conservationist Bill Klyn and actor Michael Keaton begin wading the crystal-clear shallows, pursuing the elusive bonefish and permit. Amidst breath-taking coral reefs, they encounter a saltwater angler's paradise right at their doorstep in the Caribbean basin. As Bill tags bonefish, the season delves into the urgent conservation efforts surrounding these cherished yet threatened species.
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In the thrilling conclusion of the 2015 Madfin Shark Series, the race for the title intensifies as four teams vie for victory across 500 miles of ocean. In Florida, high winds hinder fishing efforts, while unfishable thick fog in the Gulf of Mexico halts Team Journey South and R.E.O. Unfazed, Team Blackjack persists in their pursuit of Lemon Sharks, grappling with their tenacity during release. Meanwhile, in the Keys, Team Spindrift launches a formidable campaign, targeting massive Bull Sharks. However, as the final moments approach, the question looms: could they be usurped from their dominant position in the eleventh hour?
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As day two of the competition nears its end, high winds add a new layer of challenge for our four teams vying for first place. In Florida, adverse conditions compel Team Blackjack to adapt their strategy, relinquishing their prized Bull Shark spots. Meanwhile, Team Spindrift seeks to widen their lead by targeting Lemon Sharks, but a challenging release jeopardizes their standing in the contest. In Venice, Louisiana, Team R.E.O capitalises on their intensive chumming approach, attracting a spirited group of Spinner Sharks that encircle their boat, but there could be an opportunity for a new species altogether.
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At the half-way point in the competition, several teams close the gap as a productive day two wages on. In Louisiana, Team R.E.O shifts tactics, targeting high-scoring Hammerheads alongside the boat to compensate for a sluggish start. Across the bay, Team Journey South ignites a feeding frenzy with their chum trail, attracting more than just sharks. Moe seizes the opportunity to earn extra points with her fly rod. In Key West, Florida, frustration mounts for Team Blackjack as disaster strikes during their quest for a third victory. Meanwhile, leaders Team Spindrift succumb to greed, setting their sights on a colossal Bull Shark prowling in the shallows. However, with time ticking away, the question remains: do they have the time to conquer one of the ocean's toughest adversaries against the clock?
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Following a dramatic and productive first day, all eyes are fixed on Team Spindrift as they strive to maintain their lead. In Louisiana, a dense fog blankets the ocean, heightening the risks of fishing and navigation. Undeterred, Team R.E.O ventures near an oil rig in the Gulf, a haven for monstrous creatures including the newly discovered Spinner Sharks, while Team Journey South focuses on their chum line, aiming to attract larger prey for valuable bonus points. In Florida, Team Spindrift navigates sunken crab lines to access a reef teeming with fish, only to face a formidable challenge when a massive Bull Shark snatches their bait. Meanwhile, Team Blackjack remains resolute in their pursuit of first place.
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As the first day of the competition draws to a close, Team Spindrift maintains their lead on the scoreboards, having reached their limit on formidable Bull Sharks in the Florida Keys. They boldly pursue a bonus catch, a Lemon Shark on a handline, in a risky move to solidify their dominance. Across the flats, Team Blackjack endeavours to narrow the gap by targeting a Lemon Shark of their own. In Venice, Louisiana, Team Journey South takes on the challenge of adding a second Hammerhead to their scoreboard, striving to achieve the seemingly impossible and make their mark on the tournament.
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Amidst an action-packed opening day, the competition heats up as teams reel in catches at a rapid pace. In Florida, Team Blackjack exudes confidence while targeting Blacktip sharks, aiming to secure their limit. However, seasoned veterans of Team Spindrift face a formidable challenge as they battle with something big. Meanwhile, in Louisiana, Team Journey South confronts rough seas, but their perseverance pays off when a high-scoring Hammerhead shark is lured in by their chum. Chaos erupts when two sharks strike simultaneously, adding an unexpected twist to the already intense contest.
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In the thrilling debut of the 2015 Madfin Shark Series, four elite teams embark on a riveting competition. Breaking tradition after nine years, the tournament spans different states. Team Spindrift and Team Blackjack set sail from Key West, Florida, while Team R.E.O and Team Journey South depart from Venice, Louisiana, both world-class shark fisheries on the southern coast. Tension escalates as one couple snags a colossal catch, scoring valuable points early on. Meanwhile, Eric and Moe of Team Journey South venture into deeper waters in pursuit of grander prey. Determined to reclaim their crown, two-time champions Bo and Dierdre of Team Blackjack vow vengeance, while Team R.E.O hunts elusive Hammerheads, aiming for style points. However, Robert and Carter of Team Spindrift encounter an unexpected challenge as a massive ocean predator threatens their haul, testing their mettle.
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Join Jared Jeffries as he revisits the most exhilarating moments from Season 2 of Modern Fishing. From battling giant Grouper off the coast of Carolina to encountering record-sized deep-sea creatures, each episode promises unparalleled excitement. Witness Jared tackling Costa Rican Marlin with spinning gear, landing massive Yellowfin Tuna in Panama's rich waters, and fishing his Florida backyard on a daring expedition for Swordfish, showcasing the best of modern angling in this action-packed compilation.
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Jared Jeffries explores the brackish waters of Sarasota, Florida, in search of big Redfish from a kayak. Guided by Captain Jason Stock, Jared tackles the challenge of kayak fishing, a difficult task for a Lanky NBA star. With the thrill of targeting prized redfish using artificial surface lures, they navigate the flats in pursuit of topwater action. Later, in colder conditions, Jared returns for a chance at Snook and Speckled Trout fishing, navigating tight vegetation on foot for a completely different angling experience.
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Join Jared in the captivating waters of Key West, Florida, for the second part of his Keys adventure with hometown pals Brandon and Stacey. Amidst the island's paradise backdrop and renowned fishing grounds, they explore depths of 60 feet over a vibrant coral reef. Armed with artificial baits, they engage in intense jigging, seeking elusive bottom species. As the group anticipates a prized grouper, one guest unexpectedly steals the spotlight, finding himself attached to the very trophy they were all eagerly pursuing.
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Jared ventures into the depths of the Florida Keys in pursuit of pelagic Swordfish. Joined by lifelong friend Captain Brandon Mullar, they set sail from their Sarasota hometown. Anticipating some of the most thrilling sword fishing Jared has ever encountered, they brave depths up to 1700 feet, utilizing electric reels to grapple with these formidable ocean giants. Battling adverse weather conditions, the tension mounts as Jared hooks a monumental catch on the final drop, but these fish are even harder to land then they are to hook.
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Join Jared Jeffries and his friends as they embark on a thrilling fishing expedition in Sarasota, Florida, exploring the rich variety of species in his home waters. With John and Gina, seasoned hosts of their own fishing show, and novice Mike in tow, they set out 20 miles off the coast on Jared's boat. Battling pesky sharks, they engage in exhilarating jigging for Amberjack, Grouper, and Snapper. While Gina impresses with her skills, novice Mike eagerly awaits his first ever catch, making for an unforgettable adventure on the open seas.
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In the breath-taking waters of Costa Rica, Jared embarks on an adrenaline-fueled expedition targeting Blue Marlin with Captain Alex Holden. Renowned for its sport fishing, recent local sightings promise an epic adventure in this beautiful country. Thanks to stellar conservation efforts, these waters teem with bait, the perfect environment for predators. Venturing 120 miles offshore on an overnight voyage, they cast artificial baits at sighted fish, aiming for Jared's first Marlin on a spinning rod. Amidst the chaos, a powerful fish tests Jared's limits, leading to one of the most intense fishing experiences of his life.
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Join Jared in part two of his South American fishing odyssey in Boca Chica, Panama, as he pursues Tuna and Snapper. Eager to replicate his previous success with a big yellowfin, he sets his sights on a prized Cubera Snapper on his last day. With Captain Sergio by his side, they brave the challenging waters, casting massive poppers and experimenting with deep water jigging. Amidst exhaustion and elusive fish, Jared hooks a magnificent surprise species. Still not satisfied, the crew head back to Montuosa Island in pursuit of another trophy Tuna.
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In the chilly waters off the coast of Wells, Maine, Jared finds himself out of his element, trading the basketball court for a fishing boat in a new state. Battling the freezing cold at the invite of a fan, 20 miles from shore, he begins deep water jigging for Redfish, rewarded by a classic Maine lobster dinner. As two Humpback whales lead them to the bait fish the next day, the boys have a chance to catch the Cod and Haddock they came for.
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Continuing his trip to the sunshine state, Jared Jeffries makes a long run offshore of Sarasota, Florida in search of big Amberjack. Growing up catching the smaller inshore fish in his home state, Jared’s long dreamt of the trophies feeding on the structures 100 miles off the coast. After some surface sport near a floating weed bed, the crew drop a Bonita bait into a shipwreck, and one cameraman hooks the fish of a lifetime.
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NBA star Jared Jeffries is back in his hometown of Tampa, Florida for this episode of Modern Fishing, jigging for Amberjack with his teammates and friends. 6 miles offshore are some world famous and abundantly fertile fishing waters. Jeremy Lin and Chuck Atkins are newcomers to the sport, and soon discover that fast and furious fishing can exhaust even pro athletes.
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Jared Jeffries joins angling buddy and chef Cedric Taquin for some inshore and offshore fishing in tropical Puerto Rico. With notoriously rough waters, the winds off the coast of Aribeco are causing problems for Captain Jose. While the duo manages a couple of fish with some aggressive and exhausting deep jigging, a massive blacktip soon steals the prize. But after being blown into the bay of mangroves, Cedric sees an opportunity for a huge Tarpon.
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After some crazy success in the last season, Jared returns to fish for Panama Yellowfin Tuna with jigs and poppers. 20 miles offshore from the Boca Chica sport fishing lodge, Captain Sergio is chasing porpoise schools looking for feeding fish, but the chaos of last year is nowhere to be found. After days of disappointment Jared switches to his favourite popper bait. On the north side of the island, he hooks in to one of the biggest Tuna of his career, but landing a fish like this is no easy task…
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This season of Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries begins with some offshore jigging action in Wilmington, North Carolina. A fan of the show, Rick Croson first takes Jared to cast small baits in the shallow reefs while a storm rages out in the gulf, but the next day the conditions are perfect. Dropping a strange homemade jig to the bottom produces the biggest Gag Grouper of Jared’s life, but it’s his next cast that produces one of the weirdest creatures ever caught on camera.
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Join Trev Gowdy on a thrilling countdown of the greatest captures from Season 5 of Monster Fish. From the aggressive Fijian Dogtooth Tuna to the legendary California Largemouth Bass, and the boat-busting Bluefin in the treacherous North Atlantic, witness the most epic battles ever captured on TV. Never before have so many giants graced a single episode. Strap in for a rollercoaster ride of adrenaline-pumping action as we relive the most awe-inspiring moments of monster fish encounters from around the globe.
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In the heart of the perilous North Atlantic, Fred Lavitman and his first mates PJ and Joey press on in their quest for a giant Bluefin Tuna on George's Bank. With Hurricane Sandy looming, tensions run high on this already treacherous patch of water. Following their encounter with a 600-pounder on their last expedition, anticipation soars as the first bite ignites an hour-long battle, but Tuna aren’t the only monsters in these waters. As Hurricane Sandy draws nearer, the clock ticks for the crew to secure the prized tuna they've risked everything for.
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In a daring quest on the treacherous waters of George’s Bank, Fred Lavitman navigates through the night for the elusive giant Bluefin Tuna, 200 miles from land. With high risk comes the promise of high reward in this area notorious for shipwrecks, nestled between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia off the coast of Massachusetts. Aboard Fred's own boat, accompanied by first mate Eric, they brave the bone-chilling darkness for 12 intense hours to reach the feeding grounds of these behemoths, some nearing 1000 pounds. As the relentless journey unfolds, the question looms: will their perseverance prove worth the perilous voyage?
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In this thrilling instalment of Monster Fish, Fred Lavitman returns to Fiji's island waters, this time targeting giant Dogtooth Tuna with lures on an underwater volcano. Battling a relentless hurricane, Fred's pursuit leads him to Ono Island, where a break in the weather offers a glimmer of hope. Venturing 45 miles offshore, the crew plunges into the depths, jigging over the volcanic terrain. Amidst the eerie landscape, Fred hooks a peculiar species of near-record size, but soon realizes they're not alone in their hunt for fish. Returning to Kadavu Island, Fred's persistence pays off as he finally encounters Dogtooth Tuna, albeit smaller than expected. As his rod at last bends and line screams off the reel, the question remains: will Fred finally land the monster he's been relentlessly searching for?
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Fred Lavitman sets his sights on Giant Trevally and Dogtooth Tuna in the remote waters of Fiji, thousands of miles from civilization. As apex predators prowl the depths, a looming hurricane threatens to derail Fred's mission, leaving him frustrated for days. Undeterred, Fred embarks on a perilous flight to Kadavu Island, a remote oasis amidst the tempest. Welcomed warmly by indigenous locals, the journey begins with surface baits mimicking injured prey amidst the tranquillity of calmer waters. Casting near the vast coral reef, Fred encounters smaller fish before hooking into a monstrous Trevally, sparking a heart-stopping battle as the behemoth dives into the reef.
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In the fierce competition for massive Bluefin Tuna off Prince Edward Island, Canada, the battle rages on. As titans exceeding 1000 pounds test the limits of human endurance, Fred Lavitman and Scott Sinclair stand firm, driven by their competitive spirits. When Fred hooks into a monstrous specimen early on, the stakes skyrocket, igniting a frenzy of adrenaline-fueled horseplay. With each pulse-pounding moment, the determination of these anglers is put to the ultimate test in their quest for glory amidst the unforgiving depths of the ocean.
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Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish ventures to Prince Edward Island, Canada, renowned for its colossal Bluefin Tuna surpassing 1000 pounds. Amidst surprisingly warm waters teeming with herring, Fred and Scott join a family of local skippers, masters of the trade with numerous records. Here, an extraordinary phenomenon unfolds as the titans take bait mere feet from the boat, intensifying the thrill of sport fishing. Amidst treacherous conditions, two boats compete for the ultimate catch. Following moments of frustration, chaos erupts when two reels scream simultaneously, unleashing pandemonium and setting the stage for an epic showdown with the ocean's mightiest giants.
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In this adrenaline-pumping episode, anglers tangle with titan Tiger Sharks in the treacherous waters of the Florida Keys. 75 miles offshore, amidst spawning schools of amberjack, a kaleidoscope of predators lurk, both terrifying and awe-inspiring. As the crew fishes for bait, one unsuspecting fisherman hooks into an unknown behemoth, sending shockwaves through the team. When something ominous is spotted beneath the boat, the crew experiments with an XL live bait, gearing up for a spine-tingling encounter with a true man-eater.
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In the season premiere of Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish, the crew embarks on a daring quest off the rocky coast of Rhode Island, in pursuit of stripers over 60 pounds. Battling the elements, they venture into the dark night to catch bait before heading offshore to a renowned bass hotspot. Sharing their coveted secrets for record-breaking catches, anticipation builds until a towering wave forces a temporary retreat. Despite initial successes, the true giants remain elusive until a monumental strike ignites an epic battle, marking a career-defining moment for one angler.
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Few have left their mark on the world of sport like Bernard ‘Lefty’ Kreh. As the patriarch of the Buccaneers, this episode is dedicated to a founding father of saltwater fly fishing. At 90 years of age, Lefty was an accomplished angler, casting instructor, fly creator, coach to the stars, and conservationist. We join Lefty and the gang fishing for bones and telling stories on Grand Bahama Island.
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Huey Lewis has a field day using his new skills to catch Bonefish on Grand Bahama Island. The music star’s been learning the ropes for years now, and it all come to fruition in a bumper haul casting from the boat. Meanwhile, Yvon Chouinard gets back to his routed wading the flats solo, but the fish are showing him who’s boss. When he experiments with some of his trout flies, the guides are shocked at the results.
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This episode looks at the buccaneers partnership with the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and their mission to protect an ecosystem. The Bohemian people owe their livelihood to the flora and fauna of the flats, and the implementation of science has transformed the way we view Bonefish. We look back at actor Zach Gilford’s Tarpon catch and the information gleaned from its tagging. Meanwhile, Lefty, Tom, Huey and Yvon try to prove that the big fish have returned.
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To catch a Bonefish, a Tarpon and a Permit on one day is the ultimate grand slam on the flats of Grand Bahama Island. Yvon is the only Buccaneer to have accomplished this feat, but Bill and Huey are determined to join the cub in this episode. Permit are scarce on the flats, making them the ultimate prize for flats fly fishers. Tarpon are no easier. Hooking them is one thing, but landing these giants is a nightmare. Bill and Yvon attempt to ease the pain bone fishing with Lefty in the mangroves, but the local sharks have another idea.
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Buccaneers Yvon Chouniard and Bill Klyn deploy different techniques to catch big Bonefish on the fly on Grand Bahama Island. To wade or not to wade, that is the question. While Yvon hunts from the beach, Bill ventures into more remote waters looking for big bones in the mangroves. After learning how to properly release a fish, we join Huey Lewis for some crab racing at the Deepwater Cay Lodge.
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At the head of every Buccaneers and Bones episode is veteran flats fisher Lefty Kreh. This old schoolers episode celebrates the founding fathers of fishing at Grand Bahama Island for Lefty’s 90th birthday party. While Bill Klyn and Huey Lewis cast a line for bonefish in the east, Lefty and Tom trade jokes on the dock.
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The Buccaneers are in new waters for season 6, as the crew fish for feisty silver Bonefish on the flats of Grand Bahama Island. One of the most famous fishing spots in the world, the Deepwater Cay resort is surrounded by white beaches, blue water and luscious reefs. While Bill Klyn and host Tom Brokaw wade in the mangroves, Yvon Chouinard hooks something big and jumps off the boat to give chase. Thanks to the success of the show, Tom and legendary angler Lefty Kreh discuss how the research of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust have helped to understand and conserve this vital ecosystem.
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Four couples make a final bid for victory as the 2014 Madfin Shark Series contest comes to a close. With mere hours remaining, it’s a game of seconds and inches as teams obsession and blackjack go shark for shark to take the lead. Adding to their bad luck, Patrick and Larya’s boat comes under attack, while Steve and Melissa try to build on their big fish bonus since their incredible hammerhead. With only seconds left on the clock, one team has a chance to steal the show.
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Emotions are running high in this penultimate episode as four teams battle to secure victory shark fishing in Key West, Florida. Teams obsession and bass pro make a bold move handlining for big fish, but it’s not for the faint of heart, as Heidi risks her fingers retrieving a bad hookset. Across the bay, two-time champions Bo and Dierdre of team blackjack struggle to contain their emotions chasing a big bull.
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As the final chapter of the Madfin Shark Series competition begins, the battle for first place is closer than ever. The waters of Key West have calmed since the storm, setting the stage for an eventful finale. Team obsession hit the waves quick looking for a first fish bonus, but one giant could seal the deal. Team cool change need something bigger, yet a double hook-up pumps their numbers and they’re back in the game. While team bass pro shops struggle with a difficult fight, Blackjack hit the jackpot when a high-scoring species bites the hook.
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One team aims to extend their lead beyond all doubt in this episode of Madfin Shark Series, fishing for Lemons, Blacktip and Hammerhead out of Key West, Florida. Patrick and Larya are having a rough time in last place as they continue to fish for their first limit. Teams obsession and blackjack are tied for second place, but one couple gets a chance to pull ahead when they spot a big Blacktip. Steve and Melissa’s dominance may to be too much for the other teams when a high value Hammerhead moves behind the boat.
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After a hectic first day, our Madfin Shark Series competitors look to bag up with Lemon Sharks out of Key West Florida. With high winds and cool water following the storm, strategy is going to be important going into the second half of the series. While Patrick and Larya of team bass pro shop and Steve and Melissa of cool change try to catch their lemon limit quick, Bo and Dierdre get a little too close for comfort handlining for extra points. When team obsession’s Heidi tries the same, she’s in for a battle when something far too big takes the bait.
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The Madfin teams frantically chase Bull and Lemon Sharks as an impending storm threatens the competition. While team cool change look for their Lemon Shark limit, team obsession play a dangerous game attempting a 300 point handlining bonus. Blackjack travel north and begin catching barracudas to lure in a fearsome Bull Shark, but Bo needs to look after his fingers when a giant fights back. Team Bass Pro Shops need their limit if they’re to be in with a chance, but it’s a race for shore when the storm finally arrives.
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The 2014 Madfin Shark Series competition opens out of Key West, as 4 couples compete to catch Lemon Shark, Blacktips and more in the Florida Keys. The morning of day 1 is windy and wild. Bo and Dierdre of team blackjack fight to extend their lead with bonus points, handlining for lemon shark next to the boat. Carter and Heidi of team obsession employ unique tactics to attract the biggest fish. Steve and Melissa of team cool change venture north in search of Lemon’s, but encounter a rare and unbelievable new species. Offshore, rookies Patrick and Larya of team bass pro shops target bigger Blacktips with chum.
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In this special finale, Monster Fish counts down the biggest catches and encounters of the series. From stalking silver permit in the Florida Keys and fighting King Salmon in Alaska, to braving the piranha infested waters of the Amazon and tracking Great White Sharks off the Atlantic coast. This series is action packed for anglers and nature lovers alike.
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In this episode of Monster Fish, Eric Newman looks for 60-pound Cobia in the South Carolina low country. On board with Cobia veteran John Irwin, it’s Eric’s goal as a fisheries researcher to sample DNA from bigger fish to aid conservation of the beloved species. As they move out from the salt marshes, the surface of the Broad River is smooth as glass, disturbed only by the fins of feeding fish. Nevertheless, the giants are nowhere to be found, until Eric spots a dark shadow moving out from under the boat.
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In 2010, 500 million gallons of crude oil made their way into the Gulf of Mexico, suffocating an entire ecosystem for years later. In this episode, the Monster Fish anglers make pilgrimage to see if the bounty of the water surrounding the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig has recovered. Trolling lures alongside the artificial reefs of the remaining rigs, the boys begin with some tough fighting Amberjack, but the high-flying Wahoo they came for are nowhere to be seen. Joined by researcher Eric Newman, we learn the importance of balance in this important ecosystem and the structure of a fragile food chain. When line screams from the reel at unnatural speeds, it seems the catch of the day has survived.
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Monster Fish visits the world-famous Florida Keys with Trev Gowdy in search of trophy Permit. Revered among sport fisherman worldwide, the Keys are an expanse of rich and varying habitat home to some of the most beloved species on the planet, including the prize of the day. Permit are notoriously shy but powerful, making them a highly desirable catch. Using a stealthy punt and a pole, Trev casts crab baits into fast-moving schools of fish hoping for a 40-pounder, but the local sharks have other ideas.
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Host Trev Gowdy travels to remote Alaska for some father son King Salmon fishing in this episode of Monster Fish. He may be young, but Trevor junior has a keen eye for salmon founded on generations of Gowdy anglers. 500 miles on a plane from Anchorage sits the Goodnews River, and trolling lines behind the boat offers a real chance at a Salmon beyond the magical 50-pounds mark. Trev may have the experience, but it’s the young apprentice that hooks into a trophy.
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The Monster Fish crew return to Canada’s Prince Edward Island for part 2 of their hunt for a 1000-pound Bluefin Tuna. Captain Troy Bruce knows from a lifetime of experience that the Herring and Mackerel now breeding in the area have rung the dinner bell for the ocean giants. We learn about the unique and revolutionary protection laws that have restored the waters to their natural abundance. As Tuna and Whales breach around the boat, Joe straps in for the hardest fight of his life.
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In a special episode of Monster Fish, host Trev Gowdy travels to Chatham, Massachusetts to find and tag the oceans apex predator, the Great White Shark. Despite captivating the worlds fears on the silver screen, these incredible animals are a vital part of the ecosystem, so Trev and a crew of scientists are attempting to tag a shark to aid worldwide research and conservation. Cruising the coast and the sharks are remaining elusive, but when the helicopter spots something big moving in the distance, a top harpoon thrower gets into position and the chase is on.
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This episode of Monster Fish sees trophy hunter Joe Setti chase giant Mako Sharks off the coast of Southern California. Its August, and the waters surrounding Catalina Island have become a hunting ground for one of the scariest and most deadly species of Shark. These Mako’s are known for their terrifying teeth, speed and aggression, with the potential to grow to over 1000 pounds and even leap 30 feet in the air. Captain Keith Gross suspends bait below balloons at the end of a 6-mile trail of chum, a fishy treasure hunt for these apex predators. After a small fish exhausts Joe with its power, an enormous dorsal fin breaks the surface and the crew get ready for battle.
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For this season premiere of Monster Fish, record chaser Dennis Braid visits the mecca of Bluefin Tuna fishing seeking tonnes of fish… literally! On the edge of the North Atlantic sits Prince Edward Island, historically home to the biggest Bluefin on the planet. Catching 2 tonnes of fish across 3 days may seem unrealistic, but a unique phenomenon is taking place on the Canada coast. These giants have been observed by local captains taking baits from the surface of the water mere inches from the boat. These prospects may seem like the stuff of dreams, but landing a Tuna the size of a car can be a nightmare.
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As season 1 comes to close, Jared Jeffries takes a look back at the very best action from a year of incredible fishing. From massive Dogtooth Tuna, colourful Roosterfish and gigantic Yellowfin, the show leads Jared to some of the biggest captures of his life, and a chance to experience the planets most vibrant countries and cultures. Sunny seas, friends and very big fish, it’s no wonder Jared loves his job!
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Jared’s back in Palmetto, Florida fishing artificial baits offshore for Amberjack, Cobia and more in this instalment of Modern Fishing. Joined by friend Sammy Ghandour, Captain Chris Seger takes the crew to a secret shipwreck a few miles from the coast. They’re off to a good start jigging for Jacks and Barracuda, but Sammy can’t stop losing lures in the monster filled depths. Further offshore he gets a chance at his very first Cobia, a prized catch to any angler, and the pair even hook double on big Amberjacks. But things turn from bad to worse when a storm moves in and a giant Tiger Shark charges the boat.
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In a special episode, Modern Fishing looks at all the awesome inshore fishing of the season. The fertile shores around Florida are home sweet home to Jared Jeffries and many more of the world’s most serious sport fisherman. He begins in Palmetto with friend Sammy and Captain Stacy Capps casting small lures for Speckled Trout and Snook before sight fishing for big Tarpon in the Sarasota Marina. In Venice, Louisiana, Jared and James Peters endure stormy waters jigging for Trout, before heading back to the Keys to throw topwater plugs in search of tasty Dorado and Tuna.
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Jared Jeffries is back fishing with Captain James Peters in this episode of Modern Fishing, jigging for Blackfin Tuna, Red Snapper and more off the coast of Louisiana. A few miles from the town on Venice are the oil fields of the south. These massive rigs act as man-made reefs home to an entire food chain of fish in an otherwise featureless landscape. But no matter how heavy the gear they use, Jared and James are constantly broken off by the creatures below. It’s clear there’s some big fish to be caught…
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In the second part of his trip to Panama, Modern Fishing host Jared Jeffries returns to Montuosa Island to catch Tuna, Snapper and more on jigs and poppers. This time Jared and the crew decide to begin inshore, fishing small lip baits over the shallow reefs amongst the surf, but when a dangerous predator circles the boat, they’re forced back in to open water. After some luck with small reef species like Jacks and Trevally, a swarm of birds appear on the stormy horizon and Jared soon friends himself attached to something big. But landing a trophy in these conditions is never easy.
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In Part 2 of their trip to the Vanuatu Islands of New Zealand, Jared Jeffries and James Peters continue their hunt for the giant Dogtooth Tuna of the southern seas. Fuelled by competitive drive after James’ success the day prior, Jared heads for deeper water to try speed jigging over the reefs. Through Rainbow Runner, GT’s, Snapper and Jobfish the prize of the day remains elusive, and when James gets his first chance the Sharks move in for the Kill. With a change of tactics Jared finally feels a familiar heavy strike and buckles in for an hour-long fight with the fish of a lifetime. But will he have something to offer at his party with the locals?
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Jared travels south in this episode of Modern Fishing, jigging for Dogtooth Tuna in Vanuatu, New Zealand. Jared and friend James Peters endure 15 hours in the air to settle some unfinished business on the remote islands. After losing big fish on their last trip, the pair are concerned when they arrive to 40 knot winds and stormy skies. After some fun with smaller species like Grouper, Gt and Coral Trout, the crew move to the uniquely jagged cliffs and steep drop-offs that line the coast, the perfect hunting ground for big predators like Dogtooth. When James gets a hit on a special lure, the target species move into the wash.
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In this special episode, we take a look at the life and career of NBA star, angler and Modern Fishing host Jared Jeffries. From his early relationship with his parents pulling Bluegill from farm ponds to his rise through the ranks of professional basketball, to his passion for artificial lures and monster fish. We examine the competitive spirit of athletes and anglers alike and check out some of the most memorable catches of the show!
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Jared Jeffries and Adrian Michas hunt giant Bluefin Tuna with captain Dominic Petrarca in Cape Cod. It’s a freezing cold morning as the Modern Fishing crew head out from Plymouth, Massachusetts, but good reports in the area have Jared excited. These 8-foot long specimens don’t get big by being dumb, but they’re feeding hard on the surface, an enticing prospect for any sport angler. Dom spots humpback whales leaping on the horizon and the boys jump into action, but as hard as these fish are to hook, they’re even harder to land. The next day the crew heads 60 miles north, where despite calm conditions thousands of big Striped Bass are feeding on sand eels. When Adrian lure is attacked inches from the boat, he finds himself hooked to one of the biggest fish he’s ever seen.
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Jared Jeffries cast a line in friendly competition with football player Jon Holt in this episode of Modern Fishing, jigging for pelagic fish off the coast of Palmetto, Florida. As Jared and Jon’s home water, it’s the perfect spot for a wager… biggest fish wins a free dinner! Dropping baits around the deep-water structures of the Gulf, a big Amberjack on the first cast is a sign of things to come. As the fish get bigger and the stunning, rod-snapping African Pompano make an appearance, John hooks into something seriously big, which has the boat stumped.
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Our host braves stormy waters in this instalment of Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries, casting small lures for Roosterfish, Snapper, Sailfish and more in Punta Mita, Mexico. Usually known for its year-round tropical climate, thunder booms along the pacific coast, so Jared begins trolling close to shore and hooks into a confidence boosting Sailfish. But with the fish rattled, a cunning change of tactics is required to snag the occasional Grouper, Needlefish or Skipjack. Once again joined by Adrian Michas, the following day the boys decide to explore the rocky coast of Isabella Island with tiny spinning rods in search of the coolest fish in Mexico, the stunning and aggressive Roosterfish.
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Jared’s back in his home waters of Tampa Bay, Florida in this episode of Modern Fishing, jigging artificial baits for multiple species in the Gulf of Mexico. Joined by his friend Adrian Michas and charter captain Chris Seger, Jared’s plan is to implement a trending new style of angling called speed jigging. 8 miles offshore the boys drop heavy baits, and rapidly race them off the bottom to induce takes. After some impressive amberjack and a bright Red Grouper for Adrian, Jared gets a chance to break a record when an unfamiliar species rises from the depths.
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Opening a new season of Modern Fishing, NBA star Jared Jeffries returns to Panama to fish surface baits for big Yellowfin Tuna. The aptly named paradise lodge is surrounded by palm trees, white beaches and some of the greatest sport fishing waters on the planet. These Tuna are among the most powerful animals in the ocean, but Jared has his eyes on a 100-pounder with light tackle and surface jigs… no easy task! The remote and uninhabited Montuosa Island sets the stage for the session of a lifetime. The crew arrive to birds and porpoises diving on huge balls of bait across the reef, but there’s no telling whether Jared’s light tackle will be enough to land dinner for the lodge.
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In this season finale of Buccaneers and Bones, the actors, conservationists, anglers and businessmen enamoured with this wild and delicate species explain the importance of protecting Bonefish in the Caribbean. On the flats of south Andros Island, Yvon and Bill are reminded of the unpredictability of fly fishing, as a low-pressure system has the fish rattled. While Tom ventures up the coast alone, Yvon is pulled into the backing by the biggest fish of the week. It’s the final day of the trip, and while Huey and Jim have avoided the temptation of Bikini Island, Jim has yet to land his first ever Bone. Will he go home empty handed?
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Storms continue to threaten the trip of a lifetime in this episode of Buccaneers and Bones, as our celebrity cast learn the dangers of exploring the wild Bahamas. The guides are in on the action, as 70-year angling veteran Lefty Kreh shares valuable casting tips to deal with tough conditions. While Huey and Oliver dodge sharks on the flats, lodge owner Oliver tussles with a Bonefish of mythical proportions. Out at the sea, the show meets accomplished angler and Olympic skier Andy Mill hooked up to a giant Tarpon on the fly.
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Bone fishing on Andros Island can be difficult at the best of times, but a passing storm has the fish acting strange in this episode of Buccaneers and Bones. While Bill and Huey pursue tailing fish between the mangroves of the east coast, Tom and Yvon wade the remote flats in the west, home to one of the world’s biggest populations of Bonefish. While Tom tells the tale of the catch of his life back at the lodge, movie star Michael Keaton does battle with the most powerful acrobat in the ocean, the silver Tarpon. In the midst of a messy night at the beachfront bar, Jimmy makes a cast off the dock for a Tarpon of his own.
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This day on sunny Andros Island, Buccaneers Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Klyne, Tom McGuane, Huey Lewis and Yvon Chouinard enjoy better fishing than ever. While conservationist Bill searches for tailing fish on the east coast, Tom and Huey form a new friendship in search of their first catch. Storms across the Bahamas have triggered a crab migration, so Jimmy and Huey learn to cook traditional Caribbean stuffed crab. On a remote island, Yvon ditches the boat to wade the beaches, giving chase when one giant Bonefish moves in on the fly.
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The Buccaneers and Bones team of celebrity anglers continue their hunt for the big Bahamas Bonefish of South Andros Island. Lefty Kreh offers Jimmy Kimmel and Jim Belushi a masterclass in casting, but reaching these fish in high winds is no easy task. While Jimmy and Huey Lewis have fun catching crabs, Lefty and novelist Tom McGuane get their chance, but even the most competent fisherman can make mistakes! On the east side of the Island, it’s Bill Klyne and Oliver White that win the day when a group of massive Bonefish emerge from the mangroves.
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TV host Jimmy Kimmel joins the Bahamas best fly fisherman on a hunt for the biggest Bonefish in the Caribbean, in this episode of Buccaneers and Bones. Joined by Oliver White, Jimmy learns the dangers of ocean predators while wading the flats of Andros Island. Legendary angler Lefty Kreh and Yvon Chouinard have trouble with picky fish, but when Yvon finally hooks his prize, a hungry shark moves in for the kill. Over by the mangroves, Jimmy has his eye on a ten-pounder cruising in the shallows.
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In this Star-studded season premiere of Buccaneers and Bones, a team of celebrities and fly-fishing legends cruise the remote flats of the Caribbean in search of big Bonefish. South Andros Island is the largest land mass in the Bahamas, surrounded by some of the western hemisphere’s least explored waters. Rockstar Huey Lewis sets out with TV host Jimmy Kimmel, while blues brother Jim Belushi casts a line for his first ever fish. Up the coast, veteran anglers Lefty Kreh and Bill Klyn share the tricks of the trade.
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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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Saving Jaws is a thrilling and captivating documentary that follows the extraordinary journey of Ocean Ramsey, a marine biologist with an unparalleled connection to sharks.  Dubbed "The Shark Whisperer" by the media, Ocean embarks on a daring mission alongside her team of passionate marine biologists to combat the looming extinction of sharks. Over the course of 12 months, they traverse the globe, conducting crucial research and expanding conservation efforts. From celebrated scientists and PHDs to elite athletes and celebrities, diverse individuals from all walks of life join Ocean in the deep waters to experience the awe-inspiring world of sharks through free-diving with some of the most dangerous species. As they dive into the sharks' realm, the film showcases the creatures' true nature, aiming to dispel misconceptions and instill a deeper appreciation for their vital role in the delicate balance of ocean ecosystems. Saving Jaws is an empowering call to action, led by Ocean Ramsey's passion and courage, urging humanity to protect these magnificent predators and ensure a sustainable future for our oceans.
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In this episode of Hooké, Charles Cloutier and Alexis Pageau fly fish for Striped Bass across the coast of Canada’s Baie-des-Chaleurs. Casting big lures from the New Richmond beach, Charles, Alexis and JP hone their techniques in preparation for Bass fest. At the Carleton-sur-Mer festival we learn the importance and history of the species in the area, while the crew introduce the next generation of angler. The next day they head for Barachois, a popular bass feeding ground known for a phenomenon known as bait balls. The boys arrive to a feeding frenzy and finally get a chance at the big ones.
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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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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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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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In this episode of the journal, Jim Hardin joins Captain Anthony Ng for an explosive session fishing for Albacore at Cape Lookout. It’s Autumn and the fish are feeding hard in the waters around the coast. The boys load up with light spinning rods and heavy tackle as birds smash the surface of the water in a feeding frenzy, leading to an incredible session. In gear time, they discuss how to deal with the Tuna’s intense speed and power, and Donna prepares her signature spicy seafood salad.
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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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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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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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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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Captain Mitchell Blake and Scooter Lilley make for the Pamlico Sounds of North Carolina in this episode of the Journal to fish for trophy sized Red Drum on rattle baits. It’s late summer on the lagoon, and Blake’s found a long underwater shelf on the fish finder, the kind of structure Drum typically use to hunt. The boys throw a special lure called a rattletrap; a relatively new method developed by Blake in recent years that quickly does the job with some monster fish to over 50 pounds. They discuss the heavy tackle needed in gear time while Donna prepares a tasty recipe for Oysters with Bacon.
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This episode of the Carolina Outdoor Journal’s all about Speckled Trout fishing with shrimp lures near the coast of North Carolina. Big shrimp are perhaps the favourite food item for Speckled Trout, and the natural imitation imposter shrimp lure has become the hot bait in these coastal areas. Captain Ricky Kellum and Dean Phillips hit some quality fish in the deep water and discuss the different colours and when to use them. Donna Reynolds closes the show with a recipe for Crunchy Flounder.
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In this episode of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, Walker Golder and Stu Caulder fish for big Barracuda on the surface off the Carolina coast. As one of the fastest species on the planet, these big, aggressive predators need to be respected to be caught. While Stu fishes topwater plugs, Walker throws a specialised tube lure he’s developed to great effect, as both men get into some huge fish. They take a look at the heavy duty gear they needed, and Donna shares a recipe for baked Flounder and vegetables.
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Captain Rob Hall takes Kurt Hinchman for a late season Flounder fishing session in the North Carolina Marshes in this episode of the Journal. It’s cooling down and most anglers have moved onto different species, but Rob’s confident there’s still big fish willing to feed on their way out to sea for the winter. Chasing the tide in the shallow water both men get hooked into some good table-sized flounder, so Donna cooks up a firecracker style flounder in the kitchen while they go over the simple gear and big soft bait shrimp lures they used.
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The Carolina Outdoor Journal crew join Captain Rom Whitaker for an action-packed day of sport fishing in the Gulf. The waters near the Hattoris inlet are full of life, and you never know what you’re going to catch trolling big lures behind the boat. After setting up the teaser rigs the crew get slammed by an array of predators from Dorado to tuna to some massive Amberjack. Rom details how to book a professional charter for a day on the water and Donna shares a recipe for shrimp stuffed filets.
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Captains Charles Brown and Joe Dorman enjoy explosive sport in this episode of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, as they go chasing shallow water Bluefish on the Cape Coast with topwater baits. Bluefish like cold water, so our anglers patrol the river inlets in the summer. Fishing topwater plugs on light tackle, Charles and Joe chase the fish in barely three feet of water as they hunt bait fish across the sands, which makes for incredibly fun fishing. In gear time they look at the small plugs that caught the best blues while Donna shares her recipe for honey mustard salmon.
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The Carolina Outdoor Journal crew overcome difficult conditions as they try their hand fly fishing for deep water Striped Bass. It’s a hot day in July and the Inlet of the Roanoke River seems devoid of Life. Captain Mitch Blake instructs Chuck Laughridge and Tommy Bennet to fish deep down with sinking lines to find the fish, saving the day. They discuss the big lures and lines needed in gear time, while Donna cooks a recipe for Venison sausage sandwiches in the kitchen.
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Captains Stu Calder and Jerry Dilsaver try live baiting for big Red Drum in the backwaters of Carolina for this episode of the Journal. It’s a foggy July morning and the fish are proving hard to catch, so it’s the perfect time to try the live baits. It certainly pays off, as shortly after casting out both men find themselves hooked into big Drum. After discussing the special rig they use to catch these aggressive feeders safely, Donna heads to the kitchen to stir fry some shrimp.
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This instalment of Carolina Outdoor Journal tags along with some scientific research fishing for Blacktip Sharks in a Carolina Inlet. Captain Joe Shute and Chris Jensen are passionate Shark anglers, so they’re invested in the health and future of the Blacktip population. Shortly into their session at the mouth of the Beaufort inlet, they realise their tackle may be a little light as a big shark immediately runs off with the line. In gear time the pair discuss the tagging technology being used by the program, and Donna prepares spicy mango shrimp in the studio.
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Dean Philips comes across some great Speckled Trout fishing in a small a creek in this episode of Carolina Outdoor Journal. As a cold front moves in from the Atlantic, Captain Ricky Kellum decides to head inland to find shelter. As they make their way upstream casting in tight snags, each corner reveals another shoal of big Trout ready to feed, and the light spinning tackle makes for great sport. In gear time our anglers take a look at the unlikely lure that the fish seem to love, and Donna shares a recipe for easy crab quiche.
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In this instalment of Carolina Outdoor Journal, Bill Powell and Tom Earnhardt fish for early season Shad on light tackle. It’s march, and as the first fish to appear in the spring, these Rose and Hickory Shad are a popular target for eager anglers as they migrate upriver to spawn. The Shad in this river have grown substantially in recent years, so Bill and Tom enjoy great battles with some of the biggest specimens they’ve ever caught on their light spinning tackle. In gear talk they take a look at the jigs, spoons and lures that did the business, while Donna cooks up some Italian style white wine Grouper.
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Chris Jensen enjoys a surprise session in this episode of Carolina Outdoor Journal as he finds himself fishing the estuary for trophy Red Drum. Shortly into a shark fishing trip with captain Joe Shute, a big school of Drum move into the shallow inlet to feed on the cut bait offerings drifting down the current. Scaling down the tackle gives some great sporting action as the fish get bigger and bigger, so Chris and Joe discuss the bottom rigs that did the trick in gear time before Donna cooks up a classic Trout dish in the kitchen.
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Chuck Laughridge break out his fly rod on the coast of Carolina in this episode of the Journal, as he looks for Albacore Tuna and Spanish Mackerel on lures. It’s September, so the bait fish are congregating around the inlets of the river as the water cools. Captain Jake Jordan knows the predator like to hunt here, so they strip small flies through across the shallow sounds to induce an aggressive feeding response. In gear time, they discuss the lightweight rods and tackle that made their session so enjoyable as countless fish pulled their line into the backing. Donna closes the episode serving stuffed clams on seashells.
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In this season 3 premiere episode of Carolina Outdoor Journal, Kurt Hinchman joins Offshore Charters for a sport fishing session in the Gulf Stream off the Carolina Coast. The rich ecosystem of the gulf stream is filled with big predators, so trawling big lures through shoals of bait fish can bring all sorts of species to the boat. Deckhand Jonathan Oglesby and Captain Rom Whitaker discuss the different bait/lure combinations used to pick out different species, teaser rigs and even how to use a kite to drift a bait. The crew spot a floating bed of grass, the perfect ambush spot for aggressive hunters, and the reels quickly start screaming wit Tuna, Dorado and Amberjack. Donna closes the show with a delicious recipe for seared scallops in an orange sauce.
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This episode of Inside Sport Fishing ventures to the cliffs of Guadeloupe Island in pursuit of big Tuna and Wahoo. While big Tuna are the ultimate prize on the west coast, it’s the Wahoo that gets the fisherman excited. Known as the fastest fish in the world, incredible vintage footage shows these predators divebombing baits from 30 feet in the air. Their speed and aggressiveness make them a desirable but difficult catch, so the boat circles the island looking for the bait shoals where they and the Tuna like to hunt. Through seagull attacks and violent fights, the team bring in a bumper haul.
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The crew are down under in this episode of Inside Sport Fishing hunting massive reef species on topwater lures. The ecological hub of Australia’s 350,000 square kilometre Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the most weird and wonderful sport fishing species on the planet. Teaming up with Nomad Sport Fishing for a week on the water, the anglers begin by searching the shallow areas for feeding fish. Disaster strikes when the young deckhand gets impaled by a monster hook, and a trophy fish is taken by a massive predator. In little more than a few feet of water the team hook into Grouper, Mackerel, Tuna and some serious trophy sized Trevally.
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In this unique instalment, Inside Sport Fishing pays tribute to one of saltwater angling’s most beloved and revered fish, the Wahoo. Renowned for their aggressive hunting nature, razor sharp teeth and insane speed, there’s perhaps no more exciting quarry than these predators. Through vintage footage from the early days of sport fishing, we look at their history, developing from an accidental commercial catch to a serious sporting target. The hosts examine the unique angling techniques and tackle developed to cope with their nature, how to fillet Wahoo for the grill, and some recipes to bring out their underrated flavour.
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In a dangerous instalment of Inside Sport Fishing, the show follows a group of daredevil Kayak fisherman looking for Thresher Shark off the Malibu coastline. These unusual looking predators are known to patrol the west coast hunting beneath the waves. It takes a tough kind of man to endeavour to catch these beasts from a tiny plastic Kayak, made clear when one angler takes a massive hook to the face. ISF pro staff Jeff Kreiger gives rundown on how to be safe and effective in this unique style of fishing, and the action begins with some monsters…
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Inside Sport Fishing looks east to Cape Cod Massachusetts in search of Striped Bass on the surface. Any angler knows there’s nothing more exciting than top water fishing. and the cape cod canal is the perfect place. Opened in 1914, it’s known for having an extremely aggressive population of stripers more than willing to hit lures on the top. Patrick and Justin chase the bass up and down the canal on their bikes as they follow the bit fish upstream. Out in the estuary, the crew spot an unusual event when a group of fish move in on a shoal of squid.
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This episode of Inside Sport Fishing showcases the ultimate long-haul adventure, fishing for Tuna off the coast of San Diego. The crew Join Aaron Barnhill, captain of the legendary Shogun boat for an 8-day session. After exploring the luxury vessel, Aaron spots a sub-surface feeding frenzy on the sonar 30 miles offshore and the yellowfin burst into life. Throughout the trip almost every species of Tuna from Bluefin to Yellowfin to Albacore come to the boat in one of the most productive sessions the Shogun has ever seen.
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Inside Sport Fishing head off the coast of San Diego Fishing lures for trophy Yellowtail and Tuna. Presenter Michael Fowlkes and a team of seasoned anglers’ boat 3 miles offshore looking for biting Yellowtail around the rocky structures. It’s a game of cat and mouse trying to find these mobile and illusive groups of fish, but when they do it’s an insane frenzy of feeding fish breaking the surface. The anglers test out the latest rods and reels and explain why using monofilament line is vital to landing more fish.
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Inside Sport Fishing joins a long-distance fishing trip to Baha, Mexico for the some of the best topwater sport fishing in the world. The luxurious Polaris Supreme vessel sets sail from San Diego for a 10-day trip, which begins by searching for the underwater structures and bait shoals that the big predators patrol. The crew detail a unique flying fish dead bait rig for targeting predators on the surface, which throughout the trip hooks up to Wahoo, Yellowtail, Dorado and countless Tuna, finishing the session with a Wahoo of massive proportions.
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The Inside Sport Fishing crew venture to Bahia de Magdalena, Mexico on a scientific mission to catch and tag big Striped Marlin. Regarded as one of the planets most productive Striped Marlin fisheries, these massive predators can be found smashing surging balls of baitfish throughout the bay. Such abundance of a relatively threatened species makes Magdalena Bay the perfect sample for an important Billfish study. By placing satellite tags into the line caught fish, the scientists aboard the Kelsey Lee can observe the mortality rates of Marlin released from different style hooks. Upon reviewing the data, the crew discover a disturbing truth about a certain piece of tackle, something that would change the sport of marlin fishing in days to come.
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Inside Sport Fishing ventures to the remote Midway Atoll to experience the best Trevally fishing in the world. Situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean halfway between the United States and Japan, Midway is undoubtedly of the most unique and remote places you could ever fish. Since civilians were allowed onto the naval base island in 1996, it’s become a dream location in the world of sport fishing for its clear, bountiful waters and world record sized fish. Considered the Giant Trevally capital of the world, an eager crew cast flies and lures into a shoal of aggressive fish approaching 100 pounds. The show also remembers the military history of Midway and its role in defending the US during the second world war, and explores the environmental conservation efforts in place to protect this unique ecosystem and national wildlife refuge.
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Inside Sport Fishing goes tackle testing off the Californian coast in search of shoreline sports species. The crew are fishing these famous waters at the invitation of the first ever Shimano on the water workshop, testing some of the latest and greatest tackle available for the sport. Positioning the boat close to the rocks and jigging down deep, the anglers find big species like White Sea bass, Yellowtail and Calicos in abundance.
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Inside Sport Fishing takes a trip to El Nino for the best fishing in years targeting Tuna, Dorado and Yellowtail. Higher temperatures have created one of the best fishing years that the west coast has ever seen. Sportfishing figure Joey Helgren discusses his history of the sport and how they take advantage of these thriving stocks. As the catches start coming thick and fast, the crew discuss baiting and chumming techniques, best moon phases for fishing and how to find the Tuna. As a bonus, the crew spot some kelp drifting through the tide and pull up for some explosive Dorado fishing.
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Inside Sport Fishing visit the tropical waters of Panama to chase big Tuna on lures. The renowned Isla Seca resort is considered a hub for the world’s best sport fisherman. Surrounded by 16 small islands, the warm water and fertile reefs are the perfect environment for hundreds of desirable species. The crew link up with local anglers and hook up some big live baits to start the day targeting Tuna. The bait fish exploding on the surface let them know to bounce their lures across the surface, and the bites are instantaneous and acrobatic. Later the boat moves closer to shore where reef species like Cubera Snapper and Trevally can be caught in abundance, and the crew talk through the heavy tackle that’s been doing the business.
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Randy returns with a special episode of Yucatan Anglers as he heads to Campeche, the juvenile Tarpon capital of the world. His host, Capt Chino from Tarpon Town Anglers takes them to a beautiful bay next to the mangroves and it isn't long before Randy gets of the mark. Creeping stealthily through the small inlets of the mangroves, using light tackle, the guys catch some lovely hard fighting and acrobatic Tarpon showing what a fishing paradise this place really is.
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In this season 2 finale edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, we fish an estuary for schooling Red drum. For a fish that’s usually a solitary hunter in the rivers of Carolina, it’s a treat for any angler when these Red Drum shoal up in the estuary to feed. With an excess of 200 fish in front of them at any time, Captain Stu Calder and Chris Pope have great sport on soft plastic bait fish imitation lures amongst the waves. Our anglers discuss the tackle that did the job in gear time, and Donna Reynolds closes off the season with some delicious shrimp and salsa in the kitchen.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal, we venture to the coast to target Black Tip Sharks. Hosted by John Moore and Joe Albea, the show joins Captain Jon Huff and Nicholas Pierce at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. It’s here that the bait fish congregate on the tide, creating the perfect hunting ground for these massive predators. Using the bottom bait and balloon float tactics discussed in gear time, the boys come across some very big Sharks. Over in the kitchen, Donna Reynolds prepares a tasty scallop recipe.
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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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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, we’ll fish under popping floats for Speckled Trout. John Moore and Joe Albea host the show, eager to learn this strange method from expert anglers Stuart Creighton and captain Gary Dubiel. A popping cork is special kind of float that creates topwater disturbance above a suspended bait, luring predatory fish like these trout to the hook. It proves very effective, so Stu and Gary run us through the rig in gear time, while Donna Reynolds cooks up a delicious salmon recipe in the kitchen.
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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal we fish top water lures for the sporty Red drum on a very windy day. It’s mid-September and the weather’s beginning to turn. Braving the storm is Captain Ricky Kellum and Dean Phillips, who use their angling experience to follow the wind and find where the fish are hunting, leading to some explosive bites. In Gear Time our anglers discuss the special top water lures they used, and Donna Reynolds prepares a potato crusted grouper dish in the kitchen.
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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll be fishing for Speckled Trout on a coastal river using kayaks. These versatile crafts have exploded in popularity in recent years, allowing anglers to reach the area’s most never could. Captains Ricky Kellum and Jerry Dillsaver have great success casting lures among the snags, and they discuss the special equipment needed to be successful fishing a kayak. In the kitchen, Donna Reynolds prepares a tasty crab cakes recipe.
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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll fish off an ocean pier and pick up a few tips on what to expect. Dean Phillips and Tara Lynch join the hundreds of anglers that visit each of these piers every day and learn how to fish plugs to target the Spanish mackerel that patrol, the Carolina Coast. In gear time, Dean discusses the unique tackle needed to fish these piers and Donna Reynolds grills up some venison in the kitchen.
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This week on the Carolina Outdoor Journal we’ll venture out to the Pamlico Sound to catch and research giant Red Drum. Jim Hardin and Anna Barrios head out with Drum expert Captain George Beckwith, and it’s not long before his special bottom rig brings some of the biggest Drum they’ve ever seen to the boat. Anna’s on hand to tag the fish for her research into the conservation of the spawning adults. In the kitchen we join Donna Reynolds for a few of her fish cooking techniques.
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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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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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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 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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On this edition of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, we’ll venture into the Gulf Stream in search of the sporty Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish). Hosted by John Moore and Joe Albea, the show joins dolphin experts Buddy Bulow and Jim Hardin beside the floating grass that drifts along the edge of the current, the perfect hunting environment. In Gear Time our anglers discuss the special trawling gear you will need to be successful, and Donna Reynolds explores different types of corn bread in the kitchen.
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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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On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the Pamlico Sound for giant Red Drum, one of the largest fish found in those waters. On Gear Time our angler’s explain how to rig fresh bait to catch and handle these large fish. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty casserole recipe.
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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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This week on the Journal we’ll fish one of the few places on the North Carolina coast where you can catch Spanish mackerel from the beach. On Gear Time our angler’s discuss the equipment you need on the beach and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a seafood salad recipe.
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This week on the Journal we venture offshore to fish the Gulf Stream. Tagging dolphin and hooking up with two Blue Marlin at the same time proved exciting. In Gear Time our anglers discuss their tackle and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares sushi.
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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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This week on the Journal we’ll fish for red drum over two days in the surf zone of Portsmouth Island. In Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle and bait that caught fish. And Donna Reynolds prepares a southern filet recipe in the kitchen.
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On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the Crystal Coast for the sporty King Mackerel. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how they rigged up and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a grilled venison recipe.
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This week on the Journal we’ll target red drum in the surf during a cold day in January. On Gear Time we’ll take a look at what lure caught the fish and then join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a catfish recipe.
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A Day Away
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In this season finale of Ultimate Catch, Eric Ciocher visits Tampa Bay, Florida to hunt for big predatory Snook. Returning guest Jeremy Heimes is the guide for the day, dealing with the massive tropical storm that's just cleared on the south shore. This may however have played into the hands of the anglers, as the winds have stirred up the bait fish and brought the bigger predators on the feed. Almost instantly, Eric starts the day with heartbreak when he struggles to land the biggest Snook of his life. As the day progresses, he gets his revenge with a bumper haul of Snook and Speckled Sea Trout.
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Host Eric Coicher tries something new in this episode of Ultimate Catch, as he breaks out a fly rod in pursuit of freshwater Shad on Florida’s St Johns River. Veteran fishing Captain Tom Van Horn knows his stuff when it comes to this river, and he spots an opportunity to catch these saltwater fish as they migrate upstream to spawn in the winter months. After a few small fish on the regular lures, Tom has a go with a fly for a quick catch and Eric follows his lead. The fish quickly begin to grow in size and it’s not long before our host gets his first ever double hook-up!
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Host Eric Ciocher gets a schooling in Largemouth Bass fishing on Fellesmere Lake, Florida in this episode of Ultimate Catch. There’s no better guide than Pro Bass angler Daryl Davis to help navigate this expanse of water. Daryl offers wisdom not just in how to locate these feeding Bass, but how to make a career as a professional angler. The water’s warming up in east central Florida and the fish are coming on the feed in the shallower margins, so the pair jig worms close to the weeds and structures. The fish come thick and fast for Eric, but Daryl proves his pro status when he lands a Largemouth of massive proportions.
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Host Eric Ciocher returns to Ruskin, Florida in this episode of Ultimate Catch in pursuit of big, shallow water Snook. The mangrove lined flats of Cockroach Bay are the perfect hunting ground for these ambush predators, so lifelong guide Jeremy Heimes suggests a live baits approach. In the gin clear water, bigger Snook can be spotted and targeted with small bait fish, leading to some very exciting sport. As the sun gets even hotter throughout the day, captain Jeremy moves the boat closer to the mangroves where the bigger fish hide ready to ambush their prey. His instincts pay off, when one really big specimen moves in on the bait.
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Kicking off a new season of Ultimate Catch, host Eric Ciocher goes fishing for the Rare and Illusive Clown Knife Fish on Lake Osborne, Florida. Eric’s old friend Brett Isackson returns to lend a hand in finding one of these clowns and takes Eric out to the deep-water docks and canals along the lake shore. Originally found in southeast Asia, Clown Knife fish are one of the most exotic and powerful invasive species in North America. It’s been three days of fun but frustrating fishing catching Catfish, Peacock Bass and Largemouths when Eric finally feels the heavy pull on the line he’s been looking for.
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In this episode of Ultimate Catch, host Eric Ciocher goes out to Lake Garcia in Florida for a Big Bass Bonanza. Local guide Daryl Davis knows the lake better than anyone, and he believes this time of year, as the water warms up, the Bass can be found spawning in the shallower waters. Casting jerk baits between the weeds is the perfect place to pick them off, and almost instantly the waters erupt with hungry Bass. After a few fish come to the bank, it quickly becomes evident how big the average size of fish is on Lake Garcia, but when Eric hooks one of the really big ones, the day reaches new heights.
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In this episode of Ultimate Catch, host Eric Ciocher goes out fishing for a variety of saltwater species in the Marina’s of Sebastian, Florida. Captain Jonathon Wilson returns to show Eric around his hometown waters, where he knows the deep holes that the fish have moved to in the winter temperatures. Casting soft plastics swim baits, the boys catch everything from Speckled Sea Trout to Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Snook and Sheepshead. Just as the sun begins to set, Eric hooks into something far bigger than anything they’ve seen.
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Eric Ciocher visits the St Johns Waterway in East Central Florida for this episode of Ultimate Catch in pursuit of all manner of freshwater species. It’s the fall season and the waters of the St. Johns waterway have dropped to reveal shallow pools and grassy margins, where the bigger predatory fish are now cruising looking for bait. Captain Tom Van Horn is an expert when it comes to this kind of fishing, so he and John cast small jigs along the banks from the boat. After catching countless fiesty Bass and Panfish, Eric hooks into what turns out to be the biggest Tilapia he’s ever seen.
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In this episode of Ultimate catch, host Eric Ciocher joins Captain Brett Isackson in Delroy Beach, Florida to fish for big Peacock Bass. It’s winter in South Florida, but the backwater urban canal systems have remained a tropical temperature, which makes them perfect for this exotic species. Originally hailing from the Amazon Basin, Peacock Bass now thrive in the state due to exotic fish owners releasing their pets. Similar to their largemouth cousins, Brett and Eric find great success jigging plastic baits against the structures, and finish on a bumper haul of Bass.
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In this instalment of Ultimate Catch with Eric Ciocher, the show travels to Osceola County, Florida for some good old fashioned American Largemouth Bass fishing. Local guide Captain Jonathon Wilson is on hand at Lake Toho to navigate the biggest and best Bass fishery in the county and he kicks off the day teaching Eric how to drift floated fish baits along the shallow grassy banks where the fish hunt. After some great success in the morning, the boys switch over to jigging worm baits and Eric hooks in to one of the biggest Bass of his life!
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Eric Ciocher’s back in Florida for this episode of Ultimate Catch, as he heads out on the flats of Titusville to lure fish for big Black Drum. Local Captain Mark Wright joins the show and takes mark out to an area of Titusville renowned for its shallow water sport. It’s a Sunkissed flat calm day, perfect for spotting the drum tailing as they feed. Almost immediately, Mark hooks into one of the biggest Drums he’s ever seen on a plastic bait, and the pair get ready for the trophy session of a lifetime.
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In this season 5 premiere of Ultimate Catch, host Eric Ciocher visits Ruskin, Florida for some classic saltwater flats fishing for Redfish and Snook. The show begins at the Pirates Point Resort, where guest angler Kent Hickman’s waiting on the docks among the mangroves. Recent cool weather has brought the fish on the feed, so the crew head out to one of the local deeper holes to fish with jigs. Eric demonstrates how adding fish oil scents to the soft plastic of the lure can work wonders as an attracter, and it’s not long before Snook, Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout and even a surprise Flounder make their way to the boat!
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MLB pitcher Chris Tillman of the Baltimore Orioles joins our hosts Shawn DeGagne and Antonio Meleca for this episode of Celebrity Fish and Fire, as the crew hit Isla Morada in the Florida Keys for all manner of massive sport fish. Biggest fish is the competition of the day, which shouldn’t be a problem when Grouper, Tripletail, Dorado, Tuna, Amberjack, Barracuda and King Mackerel are on the menu. Chris’s father-in-law Greg Hellman, his competitor for the day, has a big task ahead of him. When he’s not pitching in the offseason, Chris like to hit up the Bass tournaments, so he’s not stranger to the water, but the Keys are different! Hooking the fish is rarely the issue in the sport fishing capital of the world, but Chris quickly finds out he’s not the only one hunting Grouper, when a monster Shark steals his first catch. It’s Greg gets on the scoreboard first when he lands the biggest Dorado his partner Antonio’s ever seen. When a tropical storm front moves in, Chef Antonio heads back to shore for a masterclass in leaf wrapped Salmon fillets, before the boys finally settle the score with a King Mackerel grill challenge.
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NFL stars Mike Mauti and Michael Zordich join hosts Shawn DeGagne and Antonio Meleca for this episode of Celebrity Fish and Fire, as they fish for a variety of species on Lake St. Catherine, Vermont. College buddies Mike of the New Orleans Saints and Michael of the Carolina Panthers are no stranger to friendly competition, so the day’s wager is who can catch the most fish and who can cook the best dish. Mike Mauti’s a self-proclaimed local fishing hero, so he joins up with Antonio on Lake St. Catherine fishing along the edges for Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout. Close to the structures, the boat quickly starts filling up with Needlefish, Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout and Flounder. Back on Shore, Chef Antonio puts the Sheepshead to use cooking up a Louisiana style Jumbalaya, while the boys return with their prizes. To settle the score, Mike and Michael go head-to-head once again, frying up some Louisiana style fish and chips.
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Chef Antonio Meleca and Shawn DeGagne are pulling NHL hockey stars Jesse Winchester and Erik Gudbranson off the Ice and into the water in this episode of Celebrity Fish and Fire, as the show heads for the sport fishing capital of the world; the Florida Keys! Jesse and Erik aren’t just star athletes, they’re avid fisherman. Jesse starts off with the ultimate thrill when he hooks perhaps the best sport fish in the world, a silver tarpon by the underpass. But it’s Erik that has the real shock of the trip, when he does battle with a gigantic Stingray! In an effort to catch something a little more edible, the crew head far offshore where massive schools of predators like Dorado, Triggerfish and Yellowtail are feeding beneath some driftwood. As always, Chef Antonio come up with the goods, as he serves up some Keys inspired rainbow sushi.
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In this episode of Celebrity Fish and Fire, Guide Shawn DeGagne and Chef Antonio ‘Smash’ Maleca head down to New Orleans, Louisiana for another NFL star throwdown Robert and John Gallery. The competition kicks off in Rigolets Marina, where veteran captain Kenny Kreeger says big Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead and Black Drum are hiding under a road bridge. Robert and John quickly get competitive jigging with baits, while Chef Antonio heads back to shore for a masterclass in Louisiana style breaded Flounder with Crawfish Bisk. Finally, John and Rob discover a secret talent during their fish sandwich throwdown.
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In a star-studded premiere episode of this Celebrity Season of Fish and Fire, hosts Antonio ‘smash’ Meleca and Shawn ‘Fish On’ DeGagne put on a reef fishing masterclass for NFL superstars Mychal Kendricks and Cam Jordan. Mychal, a line-backer for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cameron, a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints are eager to win as they have out off the reefs of Faro Blanco Marina Resort in the Keys of Marathon, Florida. After great action with Yellowtail Snapper on shrimp baits, the boys Jump at the chance to up the ante when Shawn spots some Dorado and Tuna feeding in the distance. Finally, it’s back to shore where, given Cameron’s surprise Tuna catch, Chef Antonio teaches the boys how to carve up the world’s freshest sushi.
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As the series comes close to its end, the crew of Fishing Road Trip USA find themselves in the final State of Maine, where Paul is live bait fishing for massive Striped Bass. The City of Saco just south of Portland is experiencing flat calm conditions, so skipper John is confident of success. After trolling for live mackerel to use as bait, John pulls the boat up against the rock structures. By drifting baits alongside the rocks with tennis ball bobbers, Paul can imitate an injured prey fish along the patrol route the Bass use to hunt. The technique certainly works, as Paul soon finds himself connected to a striper far bigger than any he’s caught on the trip so far.
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Almost 5000 miles deep into their adventure, the Fishing Road Trip USA crew find themselves in New Hampshire, where Paul samples the cold-water fishing for Brook Trout, Cod and Haddock. Perhaps the most beautiful fishing spot so far, the rivers in the Franconia region are surrounded by mountains and cool, still water. After guide Richie breaks out a ceremonial shot a liquor to get the day started, the pair try an unusual method of trolling flies for Brook Trout. Due east off the coast of Portsmouth, Captain Aaron puts Paul onto big numbers of Haddock and one beast of a Cod.
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There’s yet more bad luck for Paul in this episode of Fishing Road Trip USA, as he goes looking for Rhode Island Flatfish and Massachusetts Trout on the fly. Not long after casting out a way offshore, the crew find themselves chased inland by a fast approaching tropical storm. The next day, Captain John takes them out a little closer to shore in Port Judith, where Bream, Flatfish and all manner of shallow water species can be caught on light tackle. Further north in Massachusetts on the Deerfield River, fly fishing guide Walt shows Paul how to use a dry-dropper setup to target Trout in all levels of the water.
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Paul’s made his way to the big city in this episode of Fishing Road Trip USA, where locals say there’s huge Striped Bass to be caught. Captain Darren and the crew of the Mary Lou kick off the day with a trip to Sandy Hook Bay in New Jersey. Paul has Bass on his mind, but ferocious Dogfish shark have moved in on the baits, so they move inland to look for Flounder. At the Newport Yacht Club, in the shadow of the Empire State building, Captain Chris takes Paul jigging and trolling in the mouth of the Hudson River. Paul finds some luck as he quickly spots a school of huge Striped Bass and Bluefish feeding hard on the surface.
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The next Leg of Paul’s east coast adventure has him in North Carolina, where he explores the waters around Morehead City in pursuit of Redfish, Blue Fish and every other colour of fish, in another episode of Fishing Road Trip USA. With not a cloud on the sky, the crew join Captain Dave, a legend in the backwater fishing scene. Greeted by miles of bays and estuaries, Paul enjoys exciting action jigging for Redfish and Bluefish on light tackle. Up towards the town of Oriental, Captain Gary knows some good spots for speckled Sea Trout. When the action proves slow, Paul pulls out his trusty fly rod and suddenly catches a fish most fly anglers would never dream to encounter.
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In this episode of Fishing Roadtrip USA, Paul doubles back and travels east to South Carolina in search of Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout and Blue Catfish. Out near Mount Pleasant, skipper Rick takes Paul on a tour of the ancient docks that border the miles of waterways in Carolina, docks that provide shelter for big, predatory Redfish and Trout. After great sport on light spinning tackle, Captain Don Graham brings Paul out to the canal connecting Lake Marion, where Blue Catfish grow big and hungry in the shallow, muddy water.
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Fishing Road Trip USA has left Florida and Paul finds himself in the great state of Georgia, where he can finally play to his own strengths. But first, Captain Mark Covington takes Paul out to the Brunswick coast where a unique species can be found in great numbers. Tripletail, an ancient species, can be spotted sunbathing in the top few inches of the water, where a precise cast can make for exciting sport. Up at the Brigadoon Fly Lodge near Atlanta, a crystal-clear Trout stream offers Paul a chance to show off his skills. After some massive brownies on the local patterns, he breaks out some of his own traditional Scottish wets for a little friendly competition with guide Hunter Morris.
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Paul young’s off to spring break in this episode of Fishing Road Trip USA, sampling the best of angling around Daytona Beach, Florida. After chatting with the local anglers, the crew head to Tomoka State Park, where local fishing legend Kit Gibbons puts his decades of experience to work on the gator infested natural canals. There’s certainly Redfish in the area, but Paul and Kit aren’t the only ones with dinner on their mind. Frustrated, the crew drive back to Daytona beach, where the offshore King mackerel fishing is booming. Finally, Paul goes back to basics with local angler Joanne, dropping a simple pole and worm off the jetty for mullet in the backwaters of the old south.
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After a great day out in the keys, Paul Young heads inland in this episode of Fishing Road Trip USA to another historical spot for American anglers; the Everglades. Everglades City just suffered a beatdown from Hurricane Wilma, but local skipper Captain Jerry remains confident. The crew head out to the bay of 10,000 islands, where Speckled Sea Trout and Snook can be found patrolling the shallow water beneath the mangroves. The action comes thick and fast, before a surprise species takes the bait, one that skipper Jerry has never seen in the everglades. Finally, Paul heads to nearby lake Okeechobee, where Captain Angie gets him into some all-American Largemouth Bass.
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In this premiere episode of Fishing Road Trip USA, Paul Young lands across the pond to embark on the most epic of angling adventures. Over the next series, the crew will travel over 5000 miles up the east coast of the United States sampling some of the best sport in the world. First off, it’s straight to Key West of sunny Florida for this pasty Scottish Salmon fisherman, where Brad Simmons and deck-hand Chad agree to put Paul on the best shallow water spots. After having fun with some Barracuda and Mackerel drifting live baits, the crew head further offshore to try and spot some Permit schools. To cap off this red-letter day Brad breaks out the heavy-duty gear, as Paul's literally strapped in to do battle with a Florida favourite, the gargantuan Goliath Grouper.
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In this special 29th anniversary finale episode of Fishing the Flats, host Henry Waszczuk takes a look back at some of the best moments of season five. This season had it all. From amazing places like the Keys, the Bahamas, Belize and Guatemala. From massive fish specimens like Snook, Redfish, Marlin, Dorado and Grouper. From recipes, to tackle reviews, to resort features. There’s plenty of reasons to stay tuned for season six…
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Henry Waszczuk and Captain Billy Clyde go after some big sport fish in this episode of Fishing the Flats, first chasing Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna down in Guatemala, before returning to Florida to fish the wrecks for Grouper species. Henry and Billy are in luck off the coast of Guatemala. A piece of driftwood moves across the back of the boat and the underwater cameras reveal the feeding frenzy taking place below. After incredible action, the boys head back to the many reefs and shipwrecks of the Florida Keys for some Grouper fishing and grilling with chef Steve Adams, who’s cooking up what he calls a ‘reef and beef’ stroganoff.
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There’s plenty of trophy fish to be caught in this episode of Fishing the Flats, as Henry Waszczuk head down to the Florida docks to night fish for Snook, then to the sunny Bahamas to hunt massive Bonefish on the flats. There’s no better Snook expert to fish with than Dave Pomerleau, and he quickly puts Billy and Henry onto some real monsters. Henry then takes a look at the unique sub-surface neon lights used to attract these massive schools of predatory fish. The night’s catch will come in handy for this week’s recipe on the grill, a delicious Snook surf n’ turf, but first it’s off to Andros Island in the Bahamas. By casting shrimps on the flats Henry hooks the biggest double-figure Bonefish he’s ever seen, but landing these hard fighters is no easy task…
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In this episode of Fishing the Flats, host Henry Waszczuk casts a fly for fast fighting Bonefish in Belize, the returns home to east Florida to hunt the wrecks for trophy size Gag Grouper. It’s not often Henry breaks out the fly rod, but it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to experience one of these incredible fish on such light tackle. Know as one of the worlds hardest fighting fish pound for pound, our host has a field day catching Bones from a remote beach. Back home in Florida, we once again join Billy Clyde on the offshore reefs and wrecks, where massive Gag Grouper can be found hiding. As always, we finally meet up with chef Steve Adams for an easy crispy fish balls recipe.
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Henry Waszczuk goes international in this episode of Fishing the Flats, enjoying the sunny waters of the Bahamas fishing for Mutton Snapper, and Belize hunting for Permit. A holiday in the Bahamas is synonymous with sun, white sand and clear blue water, and fishing there is no exception. As Henry finds out, these big Snapper can be caught in huge numbers close to shore in waist deep water. Next, we join regular co-host Captain Billy Clyde in Belize for some jig fishing, where the crew have spotted a school of Permit feeding by the rocks as their fins breach the water. After nearly losing an arm to a Barracuda, Henry finishes up with resident chef Steve Adams, who’s grilling up a tropical barbeque fondue.
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The crew heads back to Guatemala for this episode of Fishing the Flats, where Henry Waszczuk goes trolling for big Sailfish, before travelling back to Florida for aggressive Barracuda on lures. The waters of Guatemala look stunning from the surface, but the underwater footage in this episode shows the incredible beauty beneath in the world of the Sailfish. After looking at the heavy gear needed to land these big sails, Henry braves a Florida storm at the renowned Cheeca Lodge for some Barracuda.
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Host Henry Waszczuk joins Captain Billy Clyde in Belize and Florida in this episode of Fishing the Flats to jig lures for feisty snapper and drop baits for monster Goliath Grouper. The shallow, warm water surrounding Belize in central America is teaming with sport fish, so the duo has some fun with top water poppers and jigs to get explosive Snapper takes. Back in Florida, beneath the sunshine skyway bridge in St. Petersburg, the show steps it up a notch and goes looking for something bigger. The massive structure creates an oasis for bait fish and Goliath Grouper, which the underwater camera confirms. It’s not long before Billy and Henry must join efforts to pull up the beats at the end of their handline…
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In this episode of Fishing the Flats, host Henry Waszczuk gets up close and personal with Blacktip Sharks in the Bahamas, before joining Captain Billy Clyde in the Florida Keys to try and unusual method of catching Speckled Sea Trout. It’s not often you get the chance to sight fish for sharks, but in the shallow water around the FTF favourite Andros Island, blacktips can be caught on balloon rigs cruising by the beach. Back In southwest Florida, Henry and Billy test out different styles of lure while fishing for big Trout from nothing more than a paddleboard.
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In this instalment of Fishing the Flats, host Henry Waszczuk joins old friend Captain Billy Clyde for some Bonefish on the fly in Belize, and action with all manner of species in the Florida Keys. Captain Billy is as excitable as ever down in Belize, and for good reason. Stalking these speedy Bonefish in a foot of crystal-clear water is incredible fun, especially with a fly rod. Up in the Florida Keys offshore from Islamorada, Henry has success catching Snapper, Wahoo and Red Grouper using insane kite and balloon rigs, which come in handy for Steve Adam’s seafood nachos in this week’s recipe on the grill.
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Host Henry Waszczuk jumps on the Kayak fishing trend in this episode of Fishing the Flats, throwing lures for Redfish, Snook and Speckled Sea Trout before heading out on the boat in Guatemala to fly fish for mighty Sail Fish. The warm waters of Sarasota Bay, Florida are shallow, clear and full of fish, which makes them a perfect habitat for kayak fisherman. Henry talks about the equipment and knowledge required to effectively use these boats to stalk big Reds. Over in Guatemala, the luxurious Casa Vieja Lodge offers the crew the chance to catch a massive Sailfish on the fly; perhaps the ultimate angling prize. Finally, Steve Adams cooks up a seafood Philly Cheese Steak for this week’s recipe on the grill.
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This episode of Fishing the Flats features quite frankly some of the weirdest fish to be caught on rod and line. Host Henry Waszczuk remains in Belize, where he can fish light tackle from the beach in the ultra-shallow water over the barrier reef for cruising triggerfish, and even a bonus Bonefish. Later, out on the boat, the crew find huge numbers of hard fighting, bizarre looking and delicious Hogfish. Once dinner is caught, Steve Adams cooks up a signature Surf and Turf to rewards Henry’s efforts.
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Host Henry Waszczuk is back on the Florida flats in this episode of Reeling in the Keys, joined by friend and FTF regular Captain Billy Clyde. The show begins in Sarasota Bay, a shallow clearwater lagoon in the mecca of sport fishing, southwest Florida. Casting baits in the lagoon makes for great sport with huge Speckled Sea Trout, so Henry takes a moment to discuss tackle and tips on how to maximise casting distance to access these fish. Next up is a treat of a trip to Tiamo Resort on Andros Island in the Bahamas, where the deeper waters provide even harder fights with all manner of species like Amberjack and Grouper.
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In this premiere episode to season five of Fishing the Flats, Host Henry Waszczuk get’s right back into the action fishing for shallow water Blacktip Sharks and hard fighting Permit. First stop is the fishing paradise of Islamorada, Florida, where Henry scans the clear, shallow water for the tell-tale blacktip fins. After quick success, he talks through the specialist gear needed to handle these big powerful predators in shallow water, including the innovative balloon rig float setup used throughout Florida. Next, it’s off to sunny Belize, where fisherman’s favourite permit can be found in huge numbers. Finally, we head over to resident chef Steve Adams to cook up a local Grouper surf ‘n’ turf.
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In this episode of Reelin’ in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. joins Captain Bob Beighley on a Permit fishing trip to the beautiful lower keys of Key West, Florida. The Sun in shining and the water is clear, which happen to be the perfect conditions for the day’s endeavour. The waters close to shore in Key west are extremely shallow, but still play host to very big sporting species. The boys begin looking for Permit, but instead find a boiling pool of massive tarpon breaking the surface that prove too tempting to pass up. Eventually the target species make an appearance and with a change of tactics our host soon hooks into a true specimen. Permit always fight hard, but in two feet of water, landing them is no easy task.
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Reelin’ in the Keys is back onboard with the world-famous Hemingway challenge! Every year, hundreds of the sunshine states best sport anglers flock to the port of Key West, Florida to embark on a competition spanning several days. The year is 2018 and in Honour of the famous man, dozens of teams head out in search of all manner of sporting species, but the main prize is of course the mighty Marlin. Nevertheless, Dorado, Mackerel, Tuna and Sailfish also make a showing on the scoreboard, some of which reach legendary proportions.
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In this episode of Reelin’ in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. switches it up and attempts to catch shallow water Tarpon with Captain Ben Ekblom. Just out from Islamorada in the upper Keys, Ben uses dead bait tactics to hunt down these silver giants so prized by sport fisherman worldwide. Things get a little cramped on the tiny vessel as the pair get stuck into some baby Blacktip Shark and Grouper, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse when George finally hooks into a beast of a Tarpon. However, as any Tarpon fisher knows, landing these beauties is even harder than hooking them…
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Captain George Clark Jr. sets sail from his home ground of Key West, Florida in this episode of Reelin’ in the Keys, as he joins Captain Lee Kerbel aboard Boo-ya Charters in search of Tuna, Grouper and Sailfish. After the Sharks prove too smart to land a fish in one piece, Lee breaks out a sneaky trick that most anglers would consider ridiculous…kite fishing! By sending out a kite into the air behind the boat, a live bait can be suspended in one place at a massive distance down tide. After great success with smaller species like Red Grouper and Blackfin Tuna using this method, George spots an opportunity for undeniably the ultimate prize in sport fishing, the Florida Sailfish.
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In this episode of Reelin’ in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. joins Captain Scotty Feltman aboard the Floridian charter boat, searching for all kinds of species in the sport fishing capital of the world. Juts offshore from Islamorada, the Sailfish have been pushing schools of bait fish to the surface, where aggressive predators have come on the feed. After casting nets for live baits, George and Scotty replicate this phenomenon with a technique known as the umbrella method, which quickly brings Snapper, Runner and Barracuda to the boat. A common occurrence on Reelin’ in the Keys, George soon loses his fish to the local Sharks, but ultimately manages to land a prize Dorado to cap off this incredible day on the water.
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Reelin’ in the Keys once again follows the Hemingway Challenge in 2017, as Howard Livingston takes a look at the people taking part in this historic event and the prize Marlin they’re chasing. One of the biggest and most historic fishing events in the world, The Hemingway Challenge pays tribute to the man himself and the incredible species that made his book and the area so famous. Charter boats stuffed with expert anglers haul out Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, King Mackerel and more throughout the multiple day competition, culminating in a good old fashioned Florida cookout on the shore. This show celebrates the fishing community that keeps the Keys alive and thriving as a frontrunner in the world of sport fishing.
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In this episode of Reelin’ in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. joins Captain Jason Long of Best Bet Charters to fish for big Florida Dorado and Tuna. The duo set off from Key Colony Beach in the Middle Keys where just offshore, massive underwater structures play host to huge quantities of sporting species. The crew kick off the session by trolling lures behind the boat and quickly locate a school of feisty Dorado. After locating the feeding grounds, they switch to live baiting methods and have a field day catching incredible Blackfin Tuna. This is classic Florida fishing.
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Captain George Clark Jr. returns to the show this week to fish for big sport species with Captain Stan Miles from End Of The Line Charters, in another episode of Reelin’ in the Keys. The chosen method for fish of this size is fish with small live pilchards alongside the boat. Such methods may be effective in Florida, but they’re risky in these Shark infested waters and George is first to lose his prize to a monster of the deep. Nevertheless, with a little perseverance, the crew manage to bring Tuna, Dorado and Snapper to the boat, making for a hell of a day on the water.
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This episode of Reelin’ in the Keys debuts a fabulous new host in the form of Misty Wells, as she joins Captain Jason Bell and friends aboard Sea Squared Charters to fish for all manner of shallow water species. Beginning hard up against a road bridge, the crew offer up some valuable tips on how to effectively chum the water when sea fishing. It certainly pays off, as Misty soon comes in contact with Black Grouper, Yellow Jack, Mutton Snapper and Mangrove Snapper, perfect fish to take back to the grill. Along the way, Jason talks about what it takes to be one of the best charter boat captains in the sunshine state.
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In this episode of Reelin’ in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. once again joins Captain A.J. Stewart and the crew of Priority Charters, fishing for anything that will take a bait off the coast of Islamorada, Florida. After expertly casting nets for Ballyhoo to use as bait, the crew move to deeper waters where the variety of pelagic sport species hunt. Never a day’s fishing goes by in Florida without a few surprises, but no one predicted this prize catch. Soon after a topwater explosion, the tell tale pointed bill and gigantic dorsal fin breach the water as captain George finds himself attached to a mighty Floridian Sailfish.
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Captain George Clark Jr returns for another series of Reelin' in the Keys, kicking off an incredible season of fishing with a Cubera Snapper night-time session with Captain Kevin Jefferies. The waters around George’s home ground of Key Largo, Florida are one of the best places in the world to catch these beasts, often reaching in excess of 80 pounds. Such a beast requires a bait to match, so the crew are fishing with fully grown live lobsters! Such an expensive hook bait is a big risk, but as our captain soon finds out, it’s well worth the reward. Just a glimpse of things to come!
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Wild On The Fly takes fly fishing to the extreme in this episode, as the crew head for Guatemala in pursuit of big Pacific Sailfish on the fly. The Guatemalan coastline would be at home on any postcard, but it’s underrated in its fishing opportunities. Steve Jensen and Rich Jorgensen are the lucky anglers tasked with catching one of these beasts, as they head out on the Gypsy charter boat for a crash course in sail fishing. The isn’t like casting a dry fly on a chalk stream, this is heavy duty, hit and run sport fishing, and landing these monsters on a fly rod proves difficult. With a little perseverance our hosts soon witness the mother of all top water blow-ups and get their hands on the ultimate fishing prize.
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In this very special final episode of season four of Fishing The Flats, Henry Waszczuk and friends look back on the highlights of these incredible trips around the world. From hometown favourites like the Florida Keys, the Flats and the Everglades, to holiday destinations like Costa Rica and the Bahamas. From massive fish like Grouper, Tarpon and Hammerhead Sharks, to exotic fish Like Roosterfish, Houndfish and Bonefish. From triumphant personal bests, to shocking surprise species, to priceless knowledge, to hilarious bloopers. This episode showcases exactly why we all love Fishing The Flats.
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Henry Waszczuk and friends are in for another action-packed episode of Fishing The Flats, as they pursue Redfish and Shark around Florida and Bonefish in The Bahamas. Kayak fishing has become one of the fastest growing sports on the world, so Henry jumps on the bandwagon for some hard fighting Redfish on the flats near Anna Marie Island. An even bigger prize is up for grabs out in the keys, where Henry and Captain Steve tussle with some monster Sharks. Over in The Bahamas, the crew try a lesser-known tactic for feisty Bonefish, spinning with small lures on the flats.
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Host Henry Waszczuk is back with more insane sport fishing in this episode of Fishing The Flats, chasing Florida Snook, Costa Rica Tarpon and Mexican Jack Crevalle. Beginning on the inshore waters of Florida, Billy and Dave use fluorescent lights in the harbour to attract massive schools of Snook to the boat for easy pickings. Down in Mexico, Henry endeavours to catch his friend Eric his fist ever top-water Jack Crevalle, and a big one at that! Finally, it’s back for another big Tarpon lure session in sunny Costa Rica, before grilling up a classic surf n’ turf with chef Steve Adams.
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In this special episode of Fishing The Flats, host Henry Waszczuk goes fishing for Tarpon and Goliath Grouper, while Captain Billy Clyde and crew member Mike Macdonald compete in a kayak fishing competition in the Florida Everglades. First stop is the famed waters of Boca Grand Florida, where some of the biggest Goliath Grouper in the world can be caught on rod and line. Over in Costa Rica, Henry is fishing for massive silver Tarpon in shallow, flat calm water. Meanwhile in the Everglades, Billy and Mike take part in the Adventure Fishing World Championships kayak fishing competition. Trying to catch Snook, Trout and Redfish amid howling winds and hungry alligators is no easy task, but victory begins to look quite promising…
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Host Henry Waszczuk enjoys the warm waters of Costa Rica fishing for Jack Crevalle in this episode of Fishing The Flats, before heading back for some hometown Florida fishing for huge Tarpon and Blacktip Shark. Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica is a favourite of the Fishing The Flats crew, but this time they come across some surprise Jack Crevalle and can’t help but cast a line. Back in south west Florida the Tarpon are feeding hard, and Captain Billy Clyde puts Henry on to some truly massive specimens with lures, before dropping baits for the feisty blacktip shark that so often steal his fish around Florida.
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Host Henry Waszczuk is in for another awesome adventure in this episode of Fishing The Flats, taking a trip fishing for Costa Rican Tarpon, Bahamas Houndfish and Florida Gag Grouper. Tarpon are considered perhaps the best sport fish in the world, not just because of their huge size, but because of their aggressive and acrobatic nature. This makes them easy to catch on all manner of artificial lures, and the Colorado River in Costa Rica is the perfect place. Over in the Bahamas, the crew go looking for rare Houndfish, a creature that would be right at home in a horror movie, and evidently grows to over four feet long! Finally, back home in Florida, Henry goes looking for big shallow water Gag Grouper for Steve to grill up for dinner, and Henry manages to hook the biggest one of his life.
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Host Henry Waszczuk is flying all over in this episode of Fishing The Flats, as he goes fishing for Peurto Rican Tarpon, Florida Redfish and Bahamas Bonefish. The best, and perhaps scariest way to catch the silver king in Costa Rica is with a Kayak, but with Tarpon growing to over 150 pounds in the area, Henry has a lot on his plate. Back in Florida, the crew enjoy Redfish season on the inshore flats of Sarasota. Finally, it’s back to East End Lodge on Grand Bahamas Island, where Henry has a run around with the hard fighting Bone Fish that live in the shallow, mangrove-lined water. If that wasn’t enough, Chef Steve Adams wraps up the show by knocking up a Mullet pizza on the grill!
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Back for another three-part adventure, Henry Waszczuk goes fishing for Boca Grand Bull Shark, Costa Rica Tarpon and Tampa Bay Amberjack, in this episode of Fishing The Flats. Florida’s Boca Grand Pass is the first stop on this trip, where massive and aggressive Bull Shark can be caught up to ten feet long on live baits like Rays. Next, it’s off to tropical Costa Rica for another sporting favourite; the acrobatic Tarpon, nicknamed the silver king! Back in Florida in Tampa Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, the crew go offshore jigging and stumble upon a school of hard fighting Amberjacks! This episode is a testament to the variety of high level sport fishing available in this part of the world.
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Host Henry Waszczuk is back for another three-part adventure in this episode of Fishing The Flats, fishing for Florida Tripletail, New York Stripers and Bahamas Snapper. First, we join Captain Billy in South West Florida for the most prehistoric of fish, the Tripletail. Next, Henry fishes an unlikely fisherman’s location, New York for huge Striped Bass on lures. Finally, it’s off on vacation to the Bahamas where the inshore waters around Grand Bahamas Island offer awesome fishing for perhaps the tastiest and hardest fighting of the Snapper species, the Mutton Snapper. As always, Chef Steve Adams is on hand to show us how to grill up these notoriously delicious Snapper.
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In this episode of Fishing The Flats. Host Henry Waszczuk fishes for Grouper, Roosterfish and Sea Trout using all manner of methods in Florida and Mexico. Staying Close to home, Henry begins in South West Florida, where massive Gag Grouper can be found close to the shore. They may not be as big as their goliath cousins, but on light tackle, these pound-for-pound fighters provide incredible sport. Closer to shore on the flats, skinny water kayak fishing allows Henry to sneak up on Speckled Sea Trout with top-water plugs as they bask in the Florida sun. Finally, it’s off to the sunny Marietas Islands in Mexico’s Bay of Banderas, where the abundance of exotic sport species produces one of the most impressive fish you’ll ever see.
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Host Henry Waszczuk is in for a treat in this episode of Fishing The Flats, as he fishes Florida and the Bahamas for Barracuda, Sea Trout and Grouper. First stop is Grand Bahama Island, where massive predatory Barracuda offer insane sport on lures. Back in Florida, the crew dabble on the inshore flats where Speckled Sea Trout congregate in such shallow water they can be stalked from the boat. Finally, Henry joins Captain Ben Chancey and Bucky Dennis in Boca Grand for a Floridian favourite, a massive goliath grouper. By trying out an unusual bait; a large live Ray, the crew strap in for a hell of a fight when something big pulls on the line.
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In this incredible episode of Fishing The Flats, Henry Waszczuk and the crew fish around Florida for Redfish and monstrous Hammerhead Sharks, before travelling to Costa Rica to look for a rare Tripletail. First stop is the flats of southwest Florida, where throwing plugs makes for some crazy top water action for big Redfish. Next up Henry joins Billy Clyde just off shore from Sarasota bay to fish live baits for Goliath Grouper, but instead hook into the fish of Billy’s life. After hours of chasing the beast, the pair finally get a glimpse at the biggest Hammerhead Shark either man has ever seen, as long as the boat and likely one of the biggest fish you’ll ever see caught on rod and line. Finally, it’s off for a holiday in Costa Rica, where Henry tries to get his hands on a prehistoric Tripletail, one of the oldest animal species on the planet.
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Fishing The Flats is back and better than ever with this premiere episode of season 4! Host Henry Waszczuk takes the show to three different incredible sport fishing locations to get a taste for what’s to come. Beginning in the Florida Keys, he and the crew hook into some of the biggest Snook of their lives reaching over 40 inches. Next, Henry switches it up and grabs a fly rod in pursuit of smart, strong Bonefish in the sunny Bahamas. Finally, FTF team member Cameron joins captain Billy Clyde for the biggest of the bunch, a man-sized Silver Tarpon from Tampa Bay! With cooking tips, tackle reviews and crazy sport, this action-packed episode kicks off season 4 with a bang!
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In this final episode of season four of Yucatan Anglers TV, Randy Bowser and Gary Lira enjoy another session in Celestun, this time fishing the narrow inshore canals for Tarpon and Snook. After great success with some incredible Speckled Sea Trout offshore in part one, the pair decide to switch it up and head into the Punta Kanbalam Canal. As they chase the swirling Tarpon in the distance, they find themselves deeper and deeper into the Mexican jungle, jigging small lures between fallen trees and ducking under low hanging branches. Just as they think they can’t travel any further, both men get hooked into some high-flying silver Tarpon.
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Host Randy Bowser is fixin’ to go fishin’ in Celestun in Yucatan, Mexico in this episode of Yucatan Anglers TV, casting lures for Speckled Sea Trout with Gary Lira. In part one of this adventure, these two friends have travelled east on the coast of Yucatan to their destination for the week, hoping to make an improvement on a disappointing session the previous year. By the end of a morning’s fishing in the mangroves, it looks like they might be in for repeat of last time, but Gary has an idea to travel a mile offshore to a grass-bed area where the Trout love to hunt. Pretty soon, both men make contact with some of the biggest Speckled Sea Trout they’ve ever encountered!
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Host Randy Bowser is back to his favourite spot in Mexico, Puerto Abrigo in Chuburna, Yucatan in this episode of Yucatan Anglers TV, fishing for Speckled Sea Trout with lures. Joined as usual by friend and captain Gary Lira, the pair begin by targeting fish around the boats, piers and mangroves surrounding the port, earning Gary an unexpected Barracuda. In a sudden change of plans, they head out just beyond the entrance of the Port to try and find some bigger fish, and quickly spot some good specimens of Speckled Sea Trout flashing beneath the water. This is the kind of fishing that Randy lives for!
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Host Randy Bowser returns to his old stomping ground in this episode of Yucatan Anglers TV, as he joins top fisherman Gary Lima and Bob Thomas to try fishing for Tarpon and Snook in Progreso, Mexico. The location for this trip is Puerto Abrigo, where the hundreds of boats, piers and million-dollar yachts act as a natural reef for all manner of local species. By casting with small lures and light tackle, Randy kicks off the session with a real monster of a Snook. Later on, the crew find a hidden gem, the perfect hiding place for Tarpon. A massive shoal is sat between the bows of a massive catamaran style yacht, and with the right cast, the guys stand a chance at tempting one of these acrobatic beasts.
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Host Randy Bowser goes fishing on the world's longest pier in this episode of Yucatan Anglers TV, as he joins Captain Gary Lira to chase Jack Crevalle, Barracuda and Snapper. Standing at a monumental four miles long, the Progreso pier sits in Randy’s back yard. The massive structures act like a highway of safety for bait fish and predators alike, making the pier a fisherman's dream. The duo begins by trolling along the length of the pier for Jacks, before flicking small lures underneath the pillars to try and tempt a boisterous Barracuda. After a tangle with the Military Police, they're forced to head even further off shore, where they come into contact with some lovely Snapper on light tackle, making for awesome sport.
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In this special episode of Yucatan Anglers TV, die-hard inshore fisherman Randy Bowser heads out off the coast of Yucatan, Mexico to go fishing for Jack Crevalle and Spanish Mackerel. Randy may love his mangrove Snook and Tarpon fishing, but Captain Alex Peniche persuades him to go in search of something bigger. The crew hop aboard the ‘Tintonera’ (Tiger Shark) and head down the coast to pick up some live sardines, before travelling over 15 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Jigging lures amongst the rich waters provides some great sport with Jack Crevalle and Spanish Mackerel. Perhaps Randy has been persuaded?
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In this episode of Yucatan Anglers TV, professional angler and host Randy Bowser goes fishing around the Chabihau shoreline of Yucatan, Mexico for Barracuda, Speckled Sea Trout, Snapper and more. Friend and local expert Captain Gary Lira joins Randy to kick off the session in the shallow waters just off the coast. Sitting a mere four feet over a bed of long, submerged grass, this is the perfect spot for any predator fisherman. The pair then head back into the mangrove-lined canals and port entrances that provide cover for the bigger fish to attack their prey. In true Mexico fashion, every cast seems to bring a new species on the boat, and such a session can only be celebrated with Randy’s famous Margarita’s!
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In this episode of Yucatan Anglers TV, Captain Randy Bowser tries throwing lures for Tarpon in beautiful Sisal in Yucatan, Mexico. Tarpon are known to congregate around the safety of underwater structure, so the Puerto De Abrigo harbour is the perfect spot. Randy visited two years ago without much luck, but this time the Tarpon gods are in his favour. Joined by Captain, local expert and friend Gary Lira, the crew quickly hook in to plenty of acrobatic baby Tarpon, affectionately known locally as ‘Sabalitos’. However, something goes dangerously wrong and Randy hooks into an apex predator that no fisherman wants on the end of his line.
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Captain Randy Bowser is back for another season of Yucatan Anglers TV, kicking off with some harbour hopping for Snook in Progreso Mexico. Randy is joined by fisher friends Chris and Kim to enjoy the sunny Gulf of Mexico that surrounds Progreso in the Yucatan region. Usually a hotbed for big sporting predators like Snook and Tarpon, the Progreso Harbour has been illegally netted on this morning, so Randy and the crew have to be a little more cunning to find the fish that usually hang out deep under the docks. Casting lures between the boats, Kim quickly puts her renowned luck to good use, landing the first Snook of the day, while Chris hooks a very surprising Speckled Sea Trout. After venturing out to the backwater lagoon, the group head back for some classic Mexican Snook Ceviche.
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Host Mark Melnyk is in for a real treat in this episode of The New Fly Fisher, as he takes an ultimate fishing holiday to fly fish for Bonefish, Permit and the mighty Tarpon on the saltwater flats of Belize. It would be hard to argue that these aren’t the most desirable species in the world to catch on a fly rod, not just because of their picturesque habitat, but because they are all knowns as the hardest of fighters. Hook any of these species in the glassy clear water barely a foot deep and you’ll have a true scrap on your hands. Barely stepping out the front door of Tarpon Caye Lodge, Mark and friend Tom Rosenbauer are immediately greeted with a bubbling school of Bonefish. After countless bones and Permit, guide Ernest Garcia takes the duo out to deeper water for a chance at every fly fisherman's wet dream, a big, silver, acrobatic Tarpon. Sun, sea and big old sport fish, what else could you ever need?
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In this special final episode of Fishing Western Australia, Ryan Thipthorp and producer Harry Baumann take a look back at some of the best moments of Season 11, as well as heading out for some jigging around Rottnest Island. Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth is a favourite location of the Fishing Western Australia crew, known for its dramatic underwater features, wrecks and big hungry sport fish. The old shipwrecks littered through the islands make for a perfect refuge for Red Snapper to hunt, so Ryan and Harry target them with deep water jigs, pulling in some real beauties. This is the perfect end to an incredible season, so stayed tuned for season 12!
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Ryan Thipthorp travels back to the urban banks of the Swan River in Perth for this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as he goes stalking for Bartail Flathead and Yellowfin Whiting. Stalking may not be the first method you think of when it comes to these kinds of species, but by chance Ryan finds great success. Ryan spots flatties barely submerged in six inches of water with his spotlight, and using bloodworms as bait, manages to tempt fish all through the night. After a great session, he demonstrates how to best use electronic fish finders when fishing deeper waters off the coast. You won’t see this kind of content every day!
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Fishing Western Australia is back for yet another episode in the magnificent Mackerel Islands, as Ryan Thipthorp kicks off a local Game Fishing Tournament and tries for some Trevally, Tuna and other reef fish himself on the side lines. As the Leisurecat Game Fishing Tournament gets underway throughout the islands, Ryan heads out to the shallower reefs closer to the shore to try jigging with soft plastics. After finding success with common reef species like Skipjack Tuna and Spangled Emperor, an unusual variant of a Trevally comes to the boat that has everyone aboard stumped. It just goes to show that a lifetime of fishing will never prepare you for Western Australia has in store.
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In this unique episode of Fishing Western Australia, Ryan Thipthorp heads to the Swan River in Perth the try his hand at drop net fishing for Blue Manna Crabs. Special in both target species and location, this episode is set against the high-rise Perth Cityscape that surrounds the harbours where these Crabs live. Florescent Blue in colour, these crabs are as beautiful as they are delicious, so after a day in the marina pulling up pots, Ryan demonstrated how to kill, clean and cook Manna’s for the BBQ. Just when you thought you’d seen everything Western Australia had to offer…
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Ryan Thipthorp and Harry Baumann are treated to a paradise holiday in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they fish around the islands of Bali, Indonesia for Snapper, Amberjack, Trevally and more. Beginning in Denpasar and Alor Island, the duo go in search of Dogtooth Tuna with deep water jigs. Quickly finding themselves bent over double with back and bicep breaking battles, they instead encounter some surprise Amberjack and Snapper variants. After a tour of the local zoo, the team switch to trolling closer to the cliffs of Flores Island, which are loaded with Trevally, Mackerel and bonus reef species. Who knew somewhere so beautiful could fish so well?
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For part two of this Fishing Western Australia trip to the Mackerel Islands, Ryan Thipthorp and Harry Baumann try to replicate their prior success at Bessiers Island, trolling for deep water pelagic species. The sun is high in the sky, so Ryan kicks off the episode by demonstrating how to use mirror teasers to attract predators when trolling, which quickly pays off. Expecting to catch more of the predatory pelagic species from the previous day, Harry and Ryan are instead caught off guard by some monstrous Coral Trout and even a Rankin Cod. It just goes to show that in waters this abundant in life, no two days fishing in Western Australia will ever be the same.
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In this episode of Fishing Western Australia, Ryan Thipthorp and Harry Baumann go trolling in the beloved Mackerel Islands for massive Cobia, Giant Trevally and Spanish Mackerel. Situated just off the coast of Onslow in the Pilbara Region, these ten pristine desert islands mark an underwater metropolis for big, pelagic sport fish species. To kick off this two-part trip, our hosts troll around Bessiers Island, navigating between underwater structure, shark attacks and leaping whales. It’s a red letter day on the boat, capped off with an unexpected trophy sized Cobia. This is why the Fishing Western Australia crew always finds their way back to the Mackerel Islands.
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Ryan Thipthorp and Harry Baumann head deeper into the Walcott River in this episode of Fishing Western Australia to chase down all sorts of brackish water species. It’s a fishy morning as small fry boil around the boat, and Ryan and Harry quickly get into the action casting soft plastics around the edges. Among the Fingermark Bream and Jacks, Ryan spots a beast of an Estuary Cod and tries stalking with a top-water popper, leading to some nail-biting action. The crew finally drop some pots among the mangroves and try to take some mud crabs back to harbour for a cookout. With the luxury of the fully catered mothership ‘The Great Escape’ sitting out in the bay, it’s no wonder Ryan and Harry keep returning to the Kimberleys.
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The Fishing Western Australia team head north in this episode, as Ryan Thipthorp and Harry Baumann visit a true fisherman’s paradise, the Kimberley’s, to try and catch big Barramundi on lures. A powerful, predatory, shallow water fish, Barramundi make for great sport, and One Arm Point is the perfect place to catch them. At the mouth of the Walcott River, skipper ‘Trippy’ Chris Tucker manoeuvres the boat between the jutting boulders along the shore where the fish like to hunt. As the team get ready to head home from an incredible day, Ryan hooks into what he quickly realises is his biggest ever Barramundi, a real ‘cracka barra’!
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Ryan Thipthorp returns for part 2 of this Fishing Western Australia adventure, fishing and tagging big Pink Snapper in the notorious Cockburn Sound. After a decent days fishing, the night time shift delivers some incredible sport. Ryan shows how to use data on tides, feeding periods and seasonal factors to optimise catching, resulting in several big specimens coming to the boat. Ryan’s research and tagging on behalf of the department of fisheries is an effort to maintain Pink Snapper stocks after the 2005 period in which almost all had disappeared from Cockburn Sound. Thanks to the efforts of people like him and the fisherman restricting their catches, the species in now beginning to thrive! This episode proves that we fisherman have the power to benefit the waters we know and love.
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In this episode of Fishing Western Australia, our host Ryan Thipthorp kicks off a two-part trip to Cockburn Sound to fish for Pink Snapper. Well known by west coast aussie’s for its abundance of incredible sport fish, Cockburn Sound is the perfect place for Ryan to do some tagging. By tagging and taking samples from bigger specimens, the fish stock can be better understood and conserved for future generations of anglers. Ryan goes deep into the rigs and fish finding methods he’s used throughout his career of snapper hunting and manages to land some massive examples of these beautiful, iridescent fish. Stay tuned for part 2!
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Lisa Hill and Ryan Thipthorp travel up the coast to Coral Bay in Carnavon for this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they go fishing for Baldchin Grouper, Rankin Cod and Snapper. The rarely fished Ningaloo Reef is the first stop of the day, where Ryan and Lisa push the boat hard up to the reef edges and drop-offs that line Bernie Island. Using fresh squid baits, Ryan ventures to fish with a handline for the beautifully spotted Baldchin Grouper. After feeding the fish in the marina, our hosts boat out to deeper waters out from Coral Reef, where Ryan demonstrates how to fish the Paternosta rig, resulting in an array of species like Longfin Snapper, Pink Snapper and big Rankin Cod. This is classic Western Australian sea fishing at its best.
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Lisa Hill and Ryan Thipthorp are in for a real workout in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they fish the deep waters of the Rottnest Trench for big bottom species like Bass Grouper and Hapuka. Often likened to an underwater Grand Canyon, the Rottnest Trench offers perfect fishing topography just off the coast of Perth. Ryan and Lisa tie on some massive bottom baits and get ready to hook into one of these deep-water monsters, many of which grow to over 30 kilos. If you’re looking for big, beautiful sport fishing in sunshine and good company, Western Australia is certainly the place.
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In part 2 of this trip to the Abrolhos Islands, Ryan Thipthorp and Lisa Hill fish artificial lures for Snapper, Grouper, Dhufish and all manner of shallow water species, for another episode of Fishing Western Australia. Lisa and Ryan are guests of Blue Lightening Charters, and skippers Jason and Chad recommend moving to shallower, clearer water closer to the islands to fish for the incredible reef species known to live in the area. After having great fun with the usual smaller species like Pink Snapper, Baldchin Grouper, Coral Trout and incredible Tomato Cod, Ryan hooks into a surprise monster. This is classic Western Australia island hopping sport.
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Lisa Hill and Ryan Thipthorp gear up for some deep water bait fishing for Snapper, Grouper and Emperor’s in the beautiful Abrolhos Islands, for another episode of Fishing Western Australia. With a chain of 122 islands, reefs, drop-offs and underwater features, the Abrolhos Islands are famous for incredible bottom fishing opportunities, as Ryan and Lisa quickly discover. Jigging with bottom baits, the pair hook into Baldchin Grouper, Redthroat Emperor and a variety of Snappers. Ryan also demonstrates how to safely release a fish suffering from Barotrauma with the use of release weights, valuable knowledge for any serious deep water sea angler.
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Fishing Western Australia is back off the coast of Perth in search of an unusual goal today, as Ryan Thipthorp and producer Harry Baumann fish Cockburn Sound for Squid and Cuttlefish. While they may not be the typical angler’s idea of a goal species, Squid and Cuttlefish fishing is surprisingly popular in Western Australia, as they’re plentiful, easy to catch and valued for their sweet taste. Navigating the structures and weed beds close to the shore, Ryan and Harry fish with hand lines and unusual, multi-hooked jig lures. Ryan even demonstrates how to gut, clean and prepare these weird animals for the BBQ. This episode show the sheer diversity of fishing available in Western Australia.
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Lisa Hill and Ryan Thipthorp remain in the Rottnest Island area off the coast of Perth for this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they go in search of big King George Whiting. Known for their fighting ability and eating qualities, these fish are plentiful in Western Australia, and our hosts have no problem catching them, along with some pretty Wrasse. Ryan even takes the time to offer a unique insight into skinning an Octopus! There’s certainly no shortage of fishing opportunities in this area of the world.
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Fishing Western Australia is Back! In this first episode of season eleven, Lisa Hill and Ryan Thipthorp go fishing for Dhufish, Snapper and more off the coast of Perth. It’s a typical sunny aussie day and our hosts charter a boat to the famous Rottnest area to fish the mid-depth reefs for multiple species. Jigging with Lures, the pair encounter feisty Whitefish, Queen Snapper, Pink Snapper and the target for the day, Dhufish. Switching to drift-bait style rigs, Ryan tries for a better sized Dhufish, but instead tangles with a poisonous surprise! What a great way to kick off the season!
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In this first episode of The New Fly Fisher, host Mark Melnyk and his friend Tom Rosenbauer travel to the beautiful Andros Island in the Bahamas to go fishing for huge Bonefish. Known as one of the hardest fighting fish pound-for-pound in the world, Bonefish represent the ultimate sport for fly fisherman. As if that wasn’t enough, the crystal-clear waters and shallow, mangrove lined bays of Andros Island are known for some of the biggest Bonefish in the world, often reaching into double figures. After discussing the watercraft of fishing the tidal flats, Mark and Tom travel between the various fishing resorts on the island to stalk these incredible fish, making for some explosive action.
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Pure Fly New Zealand switches it up in this episode, as Anto Hall and Jeff Forsee try fly fishing for Kingfish, Trevally and Snapper around the Three Kings. The Three Kings are a group of islands around fifty kilometers off the northern coast of New Zealand. The clear water and steep cliffs make for not only an incredible setting, but a perfect environment for all manner of big sport fish species. As the crew pull up to the spot they quickly realise they’re in for the session of a lifetime, with the possibility of a huge Kingfish on light fly tackle. New Zealand certainly isn’t just for Trout fisherman.
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Paul is back in Key West, an area of Florida that has more ship wrecks per square mile than any other and these wrecks provide shelter for thousands of small bait fish, which in turn attract the larger sporting predators. He heads out with light-tackle, wreck-fishing specialist Captain Mike Weinhofer who has a number of favourite marks to share with Paul. They explore these hot spots, encountering a variety of rod bending beauties such as Grouper, Cobia, snapper, Shark and the ever present Giant Barracuda.
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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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The Jardines de la Reine or Gardens of the Queen is an extensive maritime park 60 miles south of the Cuban mainland and it's here that Paul has travelled to fly fish the blue tropical waters of the Caribbean. He puts himself in the hands of local fly fishing guide Victor Gonzales, or as his friends call him 'Cokey' and together they explore this tropical paradise trying to catch the elusive Bonefish and Tarpon for which the area is famous.
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This time Paul heads for Ireland's border country on its east coast, for a spot of Tope fishing on Carlingford Lough, a vast saltwater inlet. He's in the company of local angler Barry Fox on board the Pisces II skippered by Peyton Cunningham and they soon discover that its one thing to hook a Tope but another to try and land it! But there's plenty of action with beautiful specimens up to 50lbs. Further out, over the wrecks Paul also encounters Pollack, Pouting, Wrasse and Ling and a few Dogfish.
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This time Paul is off fishing the blue tropical waters of the south Florida Keys. He's at Key West where he teams up with supreme fishing guide Mike Weinhofer. As they explore the shallow flats and gullies 20 miles offshore Paul realises a dream and battles a few of the lighting fast Permit along with a variety of other bait crunching predators including Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and Barracuda.
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In the company of Richard Stanczyk from Bud ‘n’ Mary’s Marina, Paul hits the Florida Keys for some sea fishing, primarily in search of Permit. These much sought after, hard fighting fish are normally found inshore in shallower waters, but will head out to the open sea in time for spawning. They are on board the 'How 'Bout It?' skippered by Captain Charlie Skobel, who is going to be taking them to some of the wreck marques along the coast. Other species they are likely to encounter are Baracudas, Rainbow Runners, Ceros and Black Groupers.
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Paul is in Florida with Captain Bill Keogh who has pioneered kayak fishing in the Florida keys over the last twenty years, and is the author of books such as The Florida Keys Paddling Guide. Though Paul has never previously kayaked, he promptly picks up the knack and lands himself a Lemon Shark, up close and personal. After that, it’s all aboard the "Gulf Lady" for a half day's bottom fishing on the reef just off Islamorada, known as the North Hole, to complete this latest Florida adventure.
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It’s an early start for Paul as he makes a dawn rendezvous with Florida fishing expert, George Wood. Before the sun gets too high in the afternoon, the team (including Richard Stanczyk) get some interest from the barracuda population. Returning later that evening, though, they head out to the area of the Keys known as ‘Channel Two’, and finally contact some Tarpon, although the powerful and wily fish ensure the subsequent battles border on the epic.
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Captain Scott Stanczyk skippers the ‘Catch 22’ out of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. He takes Paul out for the day to seek out the many varieties of fish in the ocean waters off the Florida Keys. First stop is to secure sufficient bait to entice the bigger fish, then it isn’t long before the Dorado come calling, followed closely by some enthusiastic Black-finned Tuna.
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The Big Fish takes us to the Million Dollar Month international fishing tournament in the Cayman Islands where 100 boats with 300 anglers competed for huge cash prizes. The event was founded in 1984 and ran til 1997 and this is a fascinating snapshot of one of the premier money tournaments for big game fishing. On the morning of the first of 30 days fishing, the boats congregate offshore at Georgetown, waiting for the start before heading off to their chosen spots. On the first day, plenty of Wahoo, Dorado and a couple of White Marlin are also caught. On day 2, we join the Hooker's team who make an early start, and get Eugene into a strong fight with a 200lb Marlin which was safely released. At the weigh in that day plenty of other species have been caught, including a 73lb Tuna for a local angler. The competition continues in earnest but will anyone claim the $1m prize? Please note - this film was filmed in the 1980's when attitudes to the catch and release of Marlin were a little different to today.
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Returning to the Florida Keys, Paul teams up with Skip Neilson this time to try the warm, shallow waters for the ocean’s most famous predator, the Shark. So teeming with life are the Keys, however, that the catches aren’t limited to Shark and Paul hooks a variety of other shallow water species including Speckled Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle and Snook. That’s not to say the sharks aren’t plentiful though too, and Paul completes what Skip refers to as ‘The Shark Slam’.
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Paul is spending three days trolling and fly fishing for Tuna, Sailfish and a few more species off the islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. He is joined by fellow scots, Duncan McKenzie and David Campbell, both very experienced saltwater anglers. Together with skipper Ian Roberts and first mate, Nicky Elliot, they’ll help Paul in his offshore adventures.
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Paul heads off to the coral atoll of St. Joseph, one of over a hundred islands sprinkled over 400,000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean, that make up the Seychelles. This sport fisher's paradise is a world famous spot to catch world class Bonefish on the fly. These ghosts of the flats have to be stalked. They're very elusive and quick, but because St. Josephs' is completely uninhabited, the Bonefish are numerous and Paul has the expert guidance of Peter Petzer.
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Paul is on the west coast of Ireland at Newport on Clew Bay in County Mayo. He's putting himself in the capable hands of local expert Norman Dunlop who is taking him out boat fishing for a variety of species, including Thornback Ray, Dogfish, Bullhuss, Pollack and Coalfish. They are joining the only lady skipper in the country, Mary Gavin Hughes onboard Shamrock 1, she was born and bred on Clynish, one of the 365 islands that surround the bay, so knows every nook and cranny in the area. Paul starts with a mackerel strip bait, down on the bottom and is soon into a double hook up of a Pollack and a Coalfish, whilst Norman catches a "pan-sized" Dab on ragworm. On day two Paul heads out again with Mary and after stopping off to catch some fresh Mackerel for bait, Mary finds a marque famous for its giant Skate. But Skate can be notoriously slow to bite, so whilst they are waiting Paul shows Mary (and us) a video of a night time Tarpon fishing trip he did whilst in Florida the previous spring.
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Paul is in Bessaker in Norway. Klass-Jan Jonkman takes him out sea fishing for a whole variety of fish including Cod and Pollock. Fishing at depths of between fifteen and two hundred metres, Paul very rarely pulls his line out with nothing on it. More often than not, both he and Klass-Jan pull out three varieties of fish on one line including a few Rosefish or Atlantic Redfish. If you've got three cod on your line that's a big weight to pull up two hundred metres, as Paul soon finds out. The sport is fast and furious and Paul ends his trip with a monster cod.
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Paul returns to the Louisiana Wetlands and meets up with local guide Capt Phil Robichaux to explre the myriad of channels and waterways in the area. They start by throwing a chartreuse coloured soft plastic lure with a jig head and in no time at all Paul has a small Speckled Sea Trout safely landed. The sport continues in earnest and the fish get gradually bigger. Its all going well until they move to a creek and Paul hooks into a small Alligator which is expertly landed by Phil! Next up Paul finds a small Redfish, the first of the trip. The following morning, Capt Phil takes them to a new sport looking for a bigger Redfish but first up for Paul is the Redfish' cousin, the Black Drum. Moving into another shallow channel, Paul finally gets into the Redfish he's been looking for and he finds out why these fish are so popular.
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Paul explores the angling potential of inshore fishing in Mazatlan in Mexico and begins by trolling for Red and Black Snapper along the rocky breakwater of the El Cid estuary, where a double figure Red Snapper jumps on the bait and tries to head back to the rocky cover. While heading a little further offshore to fish for Dorado, Paul comes across a vast pod of dolphins jumping and rolling alongside his small boat and they provide us with a spectacular water show! In part 2 it’s a world first as Paul sets off to try and catch huge hard-fighting Sailfish, but fishing for them without any hooks! Using only string in place of the hook Paul lands 2 fabulous 80lbs plus Sailfish.
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Paul is in the Faroes for some summer fishing, in Tórshavn he joins the crew of the Heidrikur and they set of out to sea to fish for Cod, Catfish, Haddock, Whiting and Flatfish. The mystique of the Faroe Islands is explored as Paul catches sight of the looming sea cliff, Enniberg, the world’s highest vertical sea cliff and cruises past the fabled ‘Giant’ and ‘His Wife’ rocks. But legend or no, Paul soon hooks into a whole array of species and in flatfish bay is transported back to boyhood as he catches dabs and Flounders!
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From the Canadian city of Victoria, the capital of Vancouver Island, Paul joins skipper Wayne Dealey to fish the rich northern pacific waters. Paul’s target species is Halibut (known locally as butts), giant flat fish that can strain the toughest of tackle and anglers often go weak at the knees with the sheer power of these overgrown Flounders. But surprise, surprise, the first catch of the day turns out to be a very unusual species a Ratfish which, as its name suggests, looks very much like a rodent. After 6 hours of quiet inactivity the action erupts as a halibut tears off with Paul’s herring bait and the fight is on and he lands a specimen Halibut of over 60 lbs. In part 2 Paul meets up with fishing guide Kensey Cuthbert to fish the tidal estuary of the River Renfrew in pursuit of Silver Salmon. Several Salmon are successfully hooked but the estuary seals are not slow in taking advantage of handicapped salmon and to Paul’s utter disbelief they make off with his fish before it can be landed. Finally Paul gets one to the boat, a beautiful silver that is steered rapidly but safely into the landing net!
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From the heart of swinging New Orleans Paul heads for Cyprus Grove Marina, to join Richard Hussar to fish the Gulf of Mexico for a spot of rig fishing, although rig fishing is not quite what Paul expects with the entire fishing area surrounded by oil and gas drilling rigs. But there’s plenty of good fish to be caught around these rigs, which are known locally by anglers as ‘FADS’ or ‘fish attracting devices’ and they attract big numbers of fish like Snapper, Groupers, Specks and Amberjack. Drop the line down and it’s like a lucky dip as to what species the fish will be! Next day, they join experienced skipper, Frank Lawson and set off to the Gulf’s big game hunting grounds to try for the ton up, back breaking, hard fighting, Yellowfin Tuna.
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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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The first programme of the second series of Hooked on Fishing, finds Paul Young in Mazatlan, on Mexico’s northwest Pacific coast. Along with expert fisherman, Trey Combs, Paul sets off in search of Sailfish, a highly prized, blue water sporting species. Sailfish are hard-fighting predators that once hooked spend more time in the air than in the water. However, Paul has an extra challenge - to catch one of these amazing fish on the fly! So to do this it’s back to school to discover the secrets of extreme fly fishing success!
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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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Paul's off in search of monsters and on Loch Ness he meets up with local salmon angling expert Ala McGruer, who explains and illustrates the wide variety of tackle and techniques used for successful salmon fishing on Scotland's most famous loch. An early start on the River Ness brings Paul success with an Atlantic Salmon on the fly! Then it's time to cast off, as Paul learns from expert sea angler Dave Holt, the skills needed to tempt one of Scotland's largest marine species, the ton-up-plus Common Skate. Paul lands a Skate of 190lbs which is very close to the British record.
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In the final episode of this season of Fishing Western Australia, Lisa Sharp looks back at some of the series funniest, most memorable moments and catches. We revisit Lisa’s trip to the Mackerel Islands, catching the biggest Queenfish the team has ever seen and landing a surprise Bronze Whaler Shark. Few catches survive the shark attacks around Adele Island off the coast of the Kimberley’s, as Lisa and Nick chase Broad Barred Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Queenfish. Finally, we see some of Nick’s biggest catches, fishing the Buccaneer Archipelago for huge Black Jewfish and jigging for Samson Fish in Perth. The western coast of Australia is regarded as some of the best saltwater sport fishing in the world, and this season didn’t fail to show us why!
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Lisa Sharp celebrates the tenth anniversary of Fishing Western Australia in this episode, looking back at the best fishing moments throughout the show’s history. Through the years, presenters like Steve Correia, Ian Marshall, Ryan Thipthorp, Jacko and Nicko have caught almost every species the Australian coast has to offer, encountering everything from beautiful little reef fish to Sharks and Whales. As well as the fishing, the episode dives into the funniest moments from the cast of FWA. The western coast of Australia is regarded as some of the best saltwater sport fishing in the world, and the last ten years with the Fishing Western Australia team have shown us why!
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp mix it up in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, chasing Tuna and Samson Fish on the reefs and Rainbow Trout at the Harvey Dam. The team begin in Perth, fishing the Three Mile Reef just out from Hillarys Harbour in search of big sport fish. Samson Fish are on the menu as Lisa tries trawling some new lures, before a surprise bait fish school creates an opportunity for aggressive Tuna on the lure rods. Next, the duo travel inland to the Harvey Dam, fly fishing and spinning with a very special goal in mind, Lisa’s first ever trout! This episode showcases the diversity and sheer quality of fishing available in the angling dreamland that is Western Australia.
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In this episode of Fishing Western Australia, Lisa Sharp and Nick Hocking visit Stragglers Reef in search of dinner, fishing for Herring and Snook. The shallow waters and jagged features off the coast of Perth make Stragglers Reef the ultimate fishing spot. Nick demonstrates how to tempt fish out from underneath the rocks, catching feisty Herring for the barbeque on lightweight spinning tackle. As new species move into the bay, the pair try fly fishing for Snook hiding under the boat. Big or small, Western Australia is home to some to some of the best fishing sport around the world.
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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 is joined by specialist fly fisherman David Bell in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they cast a fly for Trevally, Queenfish and anything that will bite in the Mackerel Islands. Saltwater fly fishing is among the most exciting forms of the sport around the world. The crystal-clear, shallow waters of the Mackerel Islands offer a population of fish so abundant that Nick and David may as well be casting into and aquarium. With no particular quarry in mind, the boys encounter Queen Fish, Chinaman Fish and a variety of Trevally species, with a few massive specimens on the cards. This episode is a perfect example of the never-ending variety of species off the coast of western Australia.
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Black Bream are the target species on this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as Nick Hocking goes lure fishing on the banks of the Canning River. Located near Perth, the Canning River offers easily accessible sport for a variety of species amid beautiful scenery. Casting small, hard-bodied minnow lures, Nick fishes the shallow water over the Muscle beds that line the edges of the river. He encounters not only Bream, but other small native species like Grunter and Blowfish. This episode proves that even without access to the ocean sport fishing the area is famous for, Western Australia has something for everyone.
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp head for the Mackerel Islands in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they use a variety of tactics to catch Trevally, Queenfish and a multitude of open water species. The Mackerel Islands represent some of the best sport fishing in the world. With crystal-clear, shallow waters and an abundance of big fish, the duo’s in for non-stop action. Nick and Lisa begin with some exciting surface popper fishing, catching huge specimens straight off the surface amid the schools of bait fish. After a change of methods, Nick attempts to catch a very special trophy, his first ever Rainbow Runner on the fly! This episode represents the absolute pinnacle of saltwater fishing that makes Western Australia and the Mackerel Islands the ultimate destination for sports fisherman worldwide.
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp are back in the Kimberley Region for this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they chase Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Queenfish around Adele Island. Located over 180 kilometres off the coast of Derby in North West Australia, this remote region is synonymous for high quantities of big, powerful sport fish. The pair find success trawling, lure fishing and fly fishing, creating explosive top water action with Broad Barred Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Queenfish. Perhaps a bigger challenge than catching these trophy sized fish is keeping them out the jaws of the hungry sharks, creating one of the funniest moments of the series. This episode perfectly showcases the excitement and chaos of saltwater sportfishing that Western Australia is known for.
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In this episode of Fishing Western Australia, Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp continue their trip with Montebello Island Safari in search of monster Mackerel! The Montebello Islands are an archipelago comprised of 174 small islands 120 miles off the coast of Exmouth. With clear waters and a plentiful stocks of massive sport fish, they make for an angler’s paradise. Nick and Lisa begin lure fishing in the shallow waters around the harbour for reef species such as Coral Trout, Trevally and Emperor Fish. Next, they head out to sea in search of a bigger prize, the King mackerel! Trawling with lures, the pair encounter fishing chaos with specimens over twenty kilograms, as well as a surprise variant of the Spanish Mackerel, the Shark Mackerel. This episode is an example of some of the best fishing sport available across the world.
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp visit the Montebello Islands in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they take a trip with Montebello Island Safaris in search of Trevally, Snappers, Squid and more. After a night on a houseboat with a group of fellow keen fishers, the show heads for deeper waters to fish for deep water species. The duo find success with an array of bottom feeders including Emporer Fish, Saddle Tailed Snappers, Chinaman Cod, Crimson Tail Sea Perch and Trevally. Next, the group head to the radioactive Alpha Island, the largest Island in the Montebello archipelago and past testing sight for nuclear weapons. A less common quarry for sport fisherman, Nick and Lisa target Squid with lures in the shallow waters around the island. These islands represent some of the best fishing sport available across the world
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Lisa Sharp and Nick Hocking travel to the Buccaneer Archipelago in this this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they go in search of a big prize species, the Black Dhufish. Located in the Kimberley region, the Buccaneer Archipelago is a paradise of blue lagoons and over a thousand small islands. After trying the nearby mangroves for Barramundi and Crabs, Nick and Lisa try jigging and bait fishing for big Black Dhufish in the bays, as well as a few bonus species like Estuary Cod. As the team quickly discover, Dhufish are among the hardest fighting fish in the world, growing in excess of twenty kilos. This episode showcases the combination of beauty and incredible fishing that make Western Australia the ultimate sport fishing destination.
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In this episode of Fishing Western Australia, Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp travel to the Buccaneer Archipelago in the Kimberley region in search of Mackerel, Trevally and Queenfish. The Buccaneer Archipelago is a fishing mecca of over a thousand islands and lagoons, home to all manner of big, prize sport fish species. Nick and Lisa begin by trawling and lure fishing before finding even more excitement with surface lures a flies. Despite catching amazing Queenfish and Spanish Mackerel, the main quarry of the day is Trevally. Coming in multiple variations, Trevally are some of the most powerful fish you can catch on a rod and line. Fishing just doesn’t get better than this!
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Nick Hocking tries his hand fishing for gigantic Samson Fish near Rottnest Island in this episode of Fishing Western Australia. Located off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island is surrounded by some of the best fishing waters in the world, home to a multitude of huge sport fish species. Deep water jigging is the chosen method of the day, as the quarry in question requires some serious heavy-duty tackle. Growing to over fifty kilos, Samson fish are known as one of the most powerful fish in the world. Abundant in the area, the only thing Nick needs to worry about is not being pulled overboard! This episode shows off the sheer size of fish available in Western Australia that help make it the ultimate sport fishing destination.
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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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In a special episode of Fishing Western Australia, Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp travel to Malaysia for some deep-sea fishing in search of Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda and more! After sampling some of the country’s tourist attractions, the show heads to Langkawi Island, a secluded paradise of tropical rainforests and clear blue waters. Nick and Lisa head out to the middle of the South China Sea for some jigging and bottom fishing, landing Pearl Perch, Gold Banded Snapper, Grouper and all sorts of unusual species. Finally, Nick tries for some big, aggressive Barracuda, trawling lures in the shallow waters around the island. Fishing just doesn’t get any better than this!
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Nick and Sarah continue their fishing expedition in the Mackerel Islands and today they start fishing near to the shore of Airlie Island. Its on with the soft plastics and Sarah is first into a fish which turns out to be a small Blue Teeth Wrasse. With patches of algae on the surface attracting small baitfish, packs of Trevally are hunting in the area and Lisa gets into a nice one on her light tackle outfit whilst Nick has some fun with an acrobatic Queenfish. With so many fish around the boat, its no surprise that they then get a double hook up with Nick and Sarah getting into a couple of Gold Spot Trevally. Next up, as some Gold Spot Trevally approach the boat, Sarah notices another fish following and manages to hook it up, landing a stunning looking Chinaman Cod. The pair then decide to fish from the shore and Nick throws some bits of bait into the surf before they both cast out and get into some acrobatic Long Toms with Sarah catching a real specimen. The sport from the shore continues as their epic trip comes to a close.
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp are heading out to the Mackerel Islands, which comprises 10 island atolls some 22km offshore from Oslow on mainland Australia. They arrive in the evening and after a pleasant night's sleep in a beachside cabin, they head out to Rosily Cay a renowned fishing spot. There's plenty of options for fishing in the islands, with lots of big pelagic species and its Lisa who get's things started by hooking into a strong Queenfish. Its a real specimen Queenie, and Nick thinks its the biggest he's ever seen so this is an unbelievable start to the trip. Nick then gets into a big meter long one himself on a popper and can see plenty of others in the crystal clear water. They decide to move location and Nick's first cast with the popper draws an explosive hit followed by a strong fight from a big Gold Spot Trevally. Lisa is in next but her fish gets hit by a Shark, which would normally be game over however she manages to hook the Shark up and has a back breaking fight before finally bringing the Bronze Whaler to the boat. Keen to catch a Mackerel but plagued by the numerous sharks, Nick tries a different tactic, using a dead Garfish as bait and twitching it over the surface behind the boat. The tactic works and Nick bullies the Mackerel to the boat quickly to avoid the sharks. Its been an incredible first day in the Mackerel Islands, but can Lisa pull a Mackerel out too past the Shark gauntlet?
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Paul Young travels north to the Outer Hebrides in this episode of Hooked, as he goes fishing for autumn Sea Trout and Grayling. The Hebrides are a group of islands off the coast of Scotland that remain a true wilderness, a perfect destination for the purest game fisherman. Paul begins fly fishing brackish waters in Lewis and Harris, before drifting boats through the lochs for feisty Sea Trout. Hooked then moves inland to the River Tummel near Perth. Usually a prolific Salmon river, autumn brings a new quarry, as Paul uses float trotting methods to catch the lady of the stream, the Grayling. This episode showcases the wildness and quality of fishing available across Scotland.
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The magnificent and remote Faroe Islands are the destination in this episode of Hooked, as Paul Young goes fishing for Salmon, Sea Trout, Cod, Flatfish and more. The Faroes are comprised of 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic that, while dependent on commercial fishing, have a relatively untapped potential when it comes to the sport angler. Beginning in the island of Sandoy, Paul fishes brackish lochs with traditional Scottish wet flies for Salmon and Sea Trout, with an unexpected surprise! After shore fishing for Flatfish, the show joins some local working fisherman in search of dinner, boat fishing with lures beneath the cliffs to encounter big Cod and Haddock. These islands represent the rich fishing culture that has supported this area of the world for generations.
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In this episode of Hooked, Paul Young samples the array of fishing on offer in Ireland's County Mayo. From the sea to the estuaries and pools of the River Moy, this area of Ireland is steeped in fishing heritage. Paul fly fishes the famous Ridge Pool running through the centre of Ballina, overflowing with fresh, silver Atlantic Salmon. Just off the coast of Killala Harbour, ocean species like Ling, Plaice, Turbot and Conger Eels can be found in abundance. Paul then learns the local methods of catching beautiful, fresh sea trout in the Moy estuary. This episode of Hooked represents the rich history and variety of fishing available in Ireland.
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Caithness in the extreme northwest of Scotland is famous for its rugged coastline. Here Paul begins with loch fishing for wild brown trout, then explores the sea angling potential in the area. On the River Thurso, Eddie McCalthy shows Paul how the river level is maintained during summer droughts. This artificial spate actually turns out to help Paul connect with a couple of nice Thurso salmon.
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The Kingdom of Fife on the east coast is home to Scotland's best known trout lochs. Loch Leven, a fishery that in its hey day could boast 35,000 rod visits per season is home to the famous silvery Loch Leven Trout, a slim powerful fish that looks more like a sea trout than a brownie. Paul spends an evening fishing Loch Leven, he also goes sea angling and salmon fishing in the River Eden.
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Paul travels over the seas to Skye to join members of the local angling club to fish the famous Storr Lochs, which lie in the shadow of the Old Man of Storr, an ancient tall rock stack. There's salmon fishing on the River Snizort and sea angling out from Portree. Then Paul sets off in search of ancient Loch Char.
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Islay is known as the "Queen of the Inner Hebrides" and is just a short ferry sail from Oban on the mainland. Paul begins the programme here, fishing Loch Gorm with local angler Billy "the Butcher" for trout. He then sets off on a trek around the numerous lochs on Jura. He also tries a spot of sea angling out of Port Charlotte and even some coarse fishing for roach and rudd.
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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 heads to Dumfries in the southwest of Scotland and starts his trip by fishing for Arctic Char in a newly opened fishery near Locherbie. He then visits Drulanrig Castle and the River Nith for some late season salmon fishing. At Polnuer, Paul enters the World Flounder Tramping Championships, trying to catch flounder with his bare feet.
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Approximately 18 miles to the north of Dunnet Head in Caithness, across the Pentland Firth, sits the fertile chain of islands collectively known as Orkney. For the angler, the islands are home to a great variety of trout lochs, the largest of which is Loch Harry, not far from Kirkwall. Paul joins local angling experts Stan Headly and Billy Sinclair in search of Orkney Brownies. The rugged coastline around the islands offers great scope for sea angling, as seen when Paul fishes Hoxa Head for big pollack and coal fish.
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Fishing amidst the beautiful Torridon Mountains of Wester Ross is almost reward enough for being in this part of Scotland. Although the fishing nowadays is only a shadow of what it once was, perseverance and adapting your tackle to meet conditions can still bring results, especially in the late summer when water levels are a wee bit higher. As in Harris the deep water close inshore can provide some excellent sport from both shore and boats.
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Forming part of the Outer Hebrides, South Uist is famous for its brown trout, that thrive in the rich Macher lochs dotted along the west side of the island. Paul joins John Kennedy for an evening's trout fly-fishing. Later he heads out to a couple of inshore marks for a session fishing for Pollack. When he visits Loch Fadda to wade the shoreline, sea trout and salmon are his quarry.
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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 heads north for the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides and discovers the delights of the island's magnificent fishing. The programme begins on the North Harris estate as Paul watches Atlantic Salmon leaping the falls on the Little Castle river, before estate manager Tim Kirkwood gives Paul the rundown on the fishing here. Tim then takes Paul on to one of Scotland's most famous Salmon and Sea Trout lochs, Loch Voshmid where Paul gets some early sport with a nice Sea Trout. As the wind gets up, Paul retreats to the shore in the afternoon and despite the blustery conditions has further success. Paul then heads out to sea to try some of the saltwater angling available here before enjoying more fly fishing on Harris.
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In this programme presenter Paul Young takes to the high seas and deep waters in search of Scotland's elusive "monsters". Not Nessie, but giants like the Halibut, the Common Skate sometimes known as "barn doors" and Conger Eels which can strain the toughest of tackle. Join him as he fishes the tide races of Papa Westray in Orkney, the depth off Shetland, the troughs and pinnacles of Stornoway and Mull. Paul actually captures the biggest fish of his angling career to date, a monster Skate of 140lbs. It took over 40 minutes to bring to the boat, only to be released!
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The inshore waters around the Scottish coast are home to an abundance of Pollack, Cod, Mackerel, Tope, Thornbacks and even the odd Porbeagle Shark. These can tip the scales at well over 500lbs! Paul travels to the island of Arran, on the Clyde, home to one of the oldest sea angling competitions in Scotland. He also ventures up to Torridon in Wester Ross, the Pentland Firth in Caithness and the Solway down south.
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In this episode Paul unravels some of Scotland's intricate coastline and examines what is on offer for the intrepid shore angler. This is a journey that takes him along rocky Portpatrick and out along the golden Solway sands. Then north as far as you can go on the mainland, to the storm beaches of Caithness, in search of Bass. Competition shore angling on the Clyde, fishing for fish and cash!
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Paul's in the Florida Keys and today fishing in the back country where multiple species can be found including Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout and today's target the Bonefish. Richard Stanwick joins Paul along with Capt George Woods and he explains how they'll be catching them today using bait in slightly coloured water to find the fish. They 'stake' the boat up and before long Paul picks up the rod as line starts peeling off the reel with a running fish. Its a nice Bonefish of around 5lb and a great start to the day. They move to another spot and almost immediately another big Bonefish tears off into the distance and Paul enjoys a strong fight. You never know what you'll catch in such rich waters and next up Paul catches a small Stingray before they focus back in on the bones. In the afternoon, they move into shallow water, poling the skiff and looking for tailing bones that they'll then present a bait in front of. They find a good fish and spend several minutes stalking it as it tails around the bait, before Paul makes a perfect cast and hooks into strong fish. Paul caps this brilliant trip by hooking and boating a nice Bull Shark.
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Paul is in Marathon, the largest of the Florida Keys and meets up with legendary skipper Donnie Braswell who plans to put Paul on some Tarpon. They set off early to Seven Mile Bridge, which Donnie is sure will hold some big fish. Paul be using live Mullet as bait and Donnie gives Paul plenty of advice before he starts, especially as there are lots of obstacles around with the bridge pylons. There's plenty of fish about, rolling between the bridges, and a couple take Paul's bait but hooking them is tricky and so they decide to move a little. The move pays dividends and Paul hooks into a nice fish and enjoys a strong battle before the Tarpon throws the hook near the end. The next fish is an altogether different proposition which Donnie estimates at 125lb and has to get on the engine quickly to chase it down. A long spectacular fight ensues before the Silver King makes one huge jump near the boat and breaks Paul's leader. As evening comes around, Paul gets into another one but can he land this one?
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Paul is in Northern Ireland in this episode and meets up with Alan Hanna who is to introduce Paul to the world of fly fishing for Pike. After Alan has shown Paul his set up and the type of flies they'll be using, they head out on Lough Erne in County Fermanagh. Drifting along the bank and stripping back the large lures pays dividends for Paul as he lands a sprightly Pike on the fly. The action is short lived though so they decide to try a different lake the following day and try a small lake that Allan knows on the Blessingbourne Estate. Having found an area here Pike are holding, Alan shows exactly how its done, landing several Pike in quick succession. In the second part of the show, Alan has Paul scaling down a rock face on St Johns Point in County Donegal, in order to access a cracking sea fishing mark where they hope to tempt some Pollak on the fly. Again Alan talks through the set up and flies before they both start casting into the choppy water. Alan gets into a fish and not long after Paul breaks his duck and lands a Pollack too. The day isn't done yet though as Alan lands a couple of bigger Pollack that put up a strong fight.
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Paul is in Cabo San Lucas on the western coast of Mexico, and has been invited on an exploratory fly fishing trip with around 20 other anglers to Clipperton Island, a remote atoll 1000 miles to the South West. Its a long 3 day trip by boat so the skipper decides to break it up by stopping at the Revillagigedo Islands for to try for some of the numerous games species that live here. As they find the baitfish, the Yellowfin Tuna suddenly show up and the action begins in earnest with several anglers hooking up, including Paul, who has a strong fight with his first ever Wahoo. They continue on to Clipperton arriving in darkness at 5am, but it isn't long before the anglers are into fish again, catching some sizeable Yellowfin Tuna. Another angler on the boat, Steve Abel has an amazing start to his trip by catching a world record Rainbow Runner. Paul then gets a nice Rainbow Runner, which would have been a world record itself if not for Steve's fish, before he hooks up to a powerful Tuna which forces him to leave the mother ship on a skiff to chase it. The fight is in vain though as the fish slips the hook so next up Paul heads off in another skiff trolling teasers behind the boat before covering any interested fish with the fly rod. After catching a small Blackfin Tuna, they head to the reef catching a variety of fish on Popper fly patterns. The following day, Paul goes ashore and sight fishes some lovely Bluefin Trevally ending this amazing adventure in some style.
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Paul is back in Alaska, in a town called Seward in the south of the Kenai Peninsula and this time he's heading out to sea in search of Halibut which can grow to huge sizes here. Skipper, Gabe Mercer takes the boat out to the South West entrance of Prince William Sound and talks Paul through the methods he'll be trying. One rod is set up with a large jig, whilst the other is set up to fish with a bait of Salmon bellies. Paul drops his jig down to the bottom and starts moving the rod up and down and it's not long before he gets a hit and sets the hook. Its not a huge one, in fact the skipper calls it a 'chicken halibut' but certainly gives Paul a brisk workout. Not long after, Paul gets another hit and this time its a beautiful Ling Cod that comes to the boat after a strong fight. Switching to bait, and moving to Montague Strait Paul gets what he came for, hooking into one of the big Halibut the area is famed for but can Paul land one of these monsters?
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Paul is in Islamorada on the Florida Keys, the sport fishing capital of the world and is meeting up with Capt Rick Stanczyk. As he explains, Islamorada lies in the middle of the Keys sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean making it a haven for numerous inshore and offshore species. They're fishing offshore so the first stop is to collect some live bait with a cast net. With a live well full of Pilchard, they move offshore, and start by looking for signs of fish, pulling teasers near where some birds are working. Its not long before the Dorado show some interest and Paul enjoys some great sport on his fly rod with some smallish ones. The skipper spots a bigger fish so they switch rods and Paul hooks up with a sizeable Dorado which gives him fantastic fight. Continuing to troll, Paul picks up a small but feisty Blackfin Tuna before they hit into a pack of big Dorado and its all hands on deck as every rod on boat the bends over and some spectacular saltwater action ensues.
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Captain George Clark Jr. joins the crew of the High Stakes sport fishing charter boat in this episode of Reelin in the Keys, as they head out from the Florida Keys to go fishing for Tuna and Marlin. The show takes a look at the sport fishing competitions taking place all over South Florida that the High Stakes crew take part in, before leaving port from Key West for Stock Island. After finding some success trolling lures, one crew member prepares for the fight of his life when he gets a chance at the ultimate prize of any Florida Sport Angler, a huge Blue Marlin. This episode explores the pinnacle of sport fishing that gives this part of the world its reputation as an anglers paradise.
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In this episode of Reelin in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. is joined by Captain Carlos Jimenez to go fishing for Snook, Red Drum, Cobia and more in the Florida Everglades. Leaving port from Islamorada, the crew head for the shallow waters of the back country Everglades to fish jigs and live baits. In true Florida style, every cast yields a new species, including Snook, Black Drum, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Sheepshead. Next, the crew head to deeper waters to sight fish for big Cobia and Tripletail, resulting in some incredible action. This episode goes to prove that the fishing available in Florida really is endless.
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Captain George Clark Jr. is joined by Captain Jim Sharpe in this episode of Reelin in the Keys, as they go fishing for the amazing Dolphin Fish in the Florida Keys. One of the most popular sport fish species, Dolphin Fish are powerful, acrobatic and beautiful, making for a hell of a day on the water. Setting sail from Key West, the crew fish along the famous underwater feature known as the wall. Along the way, Captain Jim educates George on the history of fishing in the area and the accounts of Ernest Hemingway that made it so famous. This episode is a perfect example of the pinnacle of sport fishing that Florida Provides.
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Captain George Clark Jr. has the session of a lifetime in this episode of Reelin in the Keys, as he joins Captain Jack Carlson to go fishing for Grouper, African Pompano, Cobia Sharks and more in the Florida Keys. After originally planning to fish out in the Gulf Stream, Jack spots some activity on the way and stops off for a cast, resulting in one hell of a session. Fishing live baits off the bottom, the crew encounter Cobia Sharks, Blue Runners, Mangrove Jacks, enormous Goliath Groupers and beautiful African Pompanos. The number of fish species caught from one spot in this episode just goes to show why the Florida Keys are considered the mecca of sport of fishing.
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In this special episode of Reelin in the Keys, the show follows the 2016 Key West Marlin Tournament known as the Hemingway challenge. 75 boats head out off the coast of Florida to the Gulf Stream over three days in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna and Dolphin Fish. As the biggest variation of the species, Blue Marlin are the real target of the competition. With their immense power, beauty and the fact they grow in excess of a thousand pounds, it’s no wonder these beasts are considered worldwide to be the ultimate sport fish. This episode offers an exciting window into the lesser-known world of competition sport fishing.
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In this episode of Reelin in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. joins Captain Travis Dickens as they go fishing off the coast of Florida in search of giant Swordfish. With their size, beauty and fighting ability, Swordfish are considered the ultimate sport fish. Many would not expect such an impressive fish to be available in the United states, but not far off the coast of Florida the crew find themselves in the warmer waters of the Gulf Stream. Something hits the baits trawled behind the boat and several hours of agonising fighting later, George gets the chance at the fish of a lifetime. This episode shows not just a regular day of fishing, but the kind of session that all fisherman one day hope to experience.
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Captain George Clark Jr. tries something a little bit different in this episode of Reelin in the Keys, as he joins Captain Mike Haines to go fishing for Redfish, Snook and Tarpon in the Florida Everglades. After casting nets for Mullet to use as live bait, George and Mike head to the shallow, tree-lined waters that the target species inhabit. Casting live baits tight to the trees provides intimate but explosive sport, yielding Redfish, Snook and a rare Yellow Belly Jack. By chance encounter, the duo later come across a school of perhaps the most exciting and hardest fighting fish to catch in the world, the mighty Tarpon! This episode goes to show the sheer diversity of fishing available in Florida.
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The water is calm and the reels are screaming in this episode of Reelin in the Keys, as Captain George Clark Jr. is joined by Captain John Sahagian to go fishing for Amberjack, Yellowtail and Snapper in the Florida Keys. After emptying Pinfish from the live bait traps set in the harbour, the crew head out to fish the big naval vessel wrecks in the deeper waters off the coast. After having some fun with Longfin Yellowtail and various Snapper species, George tries for one of the Keys most prized catches, the mighty Amberjack. This episode showcases the combination of sunny, calm waters and world-class fishing that make the Florida Keys the ultimate fishing destination.
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In this episode of Reelin in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. is joined by Captain Zane Albury to go fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack and more in the Florida Keys. Setting sail off the coast of Key Largo, the duo begins by fishing ultra-light tackle for live bait before heading further offshore in search of bigger prizes. By dropping live baits down amongst the wrecks, George and Zane encounter Snapper, Amberjack, Tuna, Triggerfish and a surprise Moray Eel before getting a chance at the ultimate challenge, a tackle-testing Grouper over two hundred pounds! This episode is a glimpse into the world class fishing that makes the Florida Keys a dream destination for fisherman around the world.
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Captain George Clark Jr. goes fishing with Captain Pepe Gonzalez in this episode of Reelin in the Keys, as they head out in the Florida Keys in search of Tuna. Leaving port from Key West, the pair net some Pilchards for live bait before heading to deeper waters to target the big sport species that the Florida Keys are famous for. With no shortage of fish in the water, George and Pepe come in to contact with Rainbow Runner, Blue Runner and big powerful Blackfin Tuna near the surface. The only problem is getting catches past the huge predators like Barracuda, Shark and King Mackerel that lurk beneath the boat. This episode is a perfect example of the chaotic food chain that exists in the Florida Keys, making it one of the most exciting places to fish in the world
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In this episode of Reelin in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. is joined by Miguel and Enrique Cuunjieng as they go fishing in search of Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish and more in the amazing Florida Keys. After net fishing for live bait close to shore, the group head out from Key Largo to fish the reefs of the area. This area remains the only living coral reef system in the United States, packed with all manner of hard fighting species. By jigging, bait fishing and fly fishing, Miguel and Enrique encounter Grouper, Hogfish, Snapper, Yellow Jack and some surprise Triggerfish. After losing his first Tuna to a monster of the deep, Enrique hooks into something far bigger! This episode showcases the abundance and variety of fish that make the Florida Keys the ultimate sport fishing destination.
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Kicking off a new season of Reelin in the Keys, Captain George Clark Jr. goes fishing for Amberjack, Permit and other big sport fish in the Florida Keys. One of the most popular sport fishing destinations in the world, the Florida Keys are packed with countless huge, powerful species. George heads out with Chris Dillon and Sean Sheeran, and after jigging and casting nets for bait fish, the crew set sail to fish the wrecks for massive Amberjack with live baits. On the way back to shore, Chris spots a group of fish sitting near the surface, creating a chance for some enormous Permit and Barracuda!
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In this episode, we learn about a tagging project which was set up to help protect the Dhufish which are unique to Western Australian waters. A prized sport fish, Dhufish have unfortunately been in decline for several years, so the more information the scientists can get about them the better. Simon joins up with local Two Rocks skipper, Paul Greenwood and his son, Jess who have been big supporters of the project and regularly catching and tagging Dhufish with over 300 to their boat. Having arrived at the first mark, the baits are dropped down and the rods are soon bent over. Several Dhufish are caught in quick succession with each then measured, recorded and tagged before release. Paul the skipper shows us how he uses a release weight, to safely release the fish back to the bottom attached to a barbless hook which is then teased out. We also learn how to prepare perfect squid baits for Dhufish fishing whilst Paul shows us the kind of bottom structure that Dhufish reside in. At the final mark, the gys find more Dhufish plus some Snapper and a surprise St George Whiting to round off the trip.
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Nick has invited one of his viewers on the show this week, and local angler Shannon Edwards takes them to a spot called Two Rocks where they start fishing in 15-20m of water for Snapper. Shannon throws in some small pieces of burly to get the fish active and they drop their baits out of the back along the burly trail. Shannon hooks up first and has a tough fight with a Jewfish which is a great start to the day. Nick then hooks and the first Snapper, no monster but most welcome. More Jewfish and Snapper follow for both anglers and Nick shows us how to rig his baits. On their second trip out with Shannon, he takes them to another reef to try some lure fishing, but the swell is too strong to get over the back of the reef. Thinking there will be Snapper below the breakers they start throwing soft plastics out and in no time at all Nick fights and lands his PB Snapper. Its pretty gnarly fishing but the guys are convinced there ae more fish in this rough water, so persist and Nick catches another big Snapper. On the way back, they do some trolling and Mark hooks and lands a big Shark Mackerel to cap a great day's fishing in Perth's waters.
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Western Australia isn't the first place you'd think of for Trout, but in the South West of WA, is Waroona Dam, which is stocked with both Brown and Rainbow Trout providing an interesting change from the saltwater fishing. Nick starts by trolling along a tree lined bank and soon gets into a couple of small yearling Rainbow Trout. Moving up to the dam area he then finds a good sized Rainbow on a Rapala lure which looks very similar to a small trout. After taking a break to show us the various lures he favours for these trout he continues fishing. Trolling around 3.5kph seems to bring consistent results throughout the day, despite the bright weather. The following day, Nick makes an early start and is soon into the fish again rounding off the trip with a succession of hard fighting Rainbows.
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In this episode the guys are fishing on the Swan River which flows through the middle of Perth, and testing bait vs lure to find the most effective tactic. Finding a nice snag on the bank they begin to pick up a few small Grunter and Black Bream but decide to move into some deeper areas to find something bigger. This tactic pays off as they start catching some much bigger Bream using Mullet and Prawn for bait. Nick then bags his personal best Black Bream measured at 39cm so its a great start to the day. Next we join Ruan Van der Berg who is up river at first light and demonstrating how he fishes lures around a snag. He grabs a quick Bream before noticing some Cormorants in a tree on the far bank. Its a great indicator that there are fish around and casting under the tree that they are roosting in, provides instant results with another Bream coming to the boat. Back in the city and Nick finds fish in the harbour area by targetting the walls and other structure with small lures. Next he fishes under a new bridge targetting the pylons and immediately finding more Bream. Back to Ruan and he shows us how to fish creature baits which the Bream round here just love.
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Late Spring and early Summer are prime jigging times in Perth and especially for the mighty Samsonfish which present a formidable challenge due to their size and power. After arriving at their chosen spot, the skipper, Mark, points out a group of fish lying near the bottom on his amazing 3D Sonar display. Nick then shows us the Albright Knot which he favours to connect braid to mono before dropping his 300g jig 112m down to the bottom. Almost instantly, Nick has a fish on and a back breaking fight ensues with one of the toughest fish you can find. Its a chunky 20kg and is quickly released as there are more down there and almost certainly much bigger ones. Mark joins in too and in less than a few seconds, its a double hook up and the mayhem begins with both anglers trying to keep their fish from entangling each other. Nick gets his fish in and its a 25kg specimen, but Mark is still fighting his and its obviously bigger. Finally getting it in, Nick is flabbergasted to see the biggest Samsonfish he's ever seen which they estimate at over 50kg. More monstrous fish follow and you can be certain Nick and Mark will sleep well tonight.
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Randy heads to Celestun, one of his favourite fishing spots on the Yucatan and they position the boat at the mouth of the Ria Celestun throwing into the mangroves for Snook and Sea Trout. Its a quick start with a nice Speckled Sea Trout followed by a Ladyfish. The action dries up although Randy does see a nice inlet that he's never seen before which he earmarks for a future episode before Randy decides to call it a day. Next up they move to Dzilam de Bravo, another of Randy's favourite Yucatan locations and head into the backwaters. But with no success and a low tide around, they decide to concentrate on a main channel first and Randy finds plenty of willing Barracuda. As the tide rises, they head back into the backwaters and Randy finds a Barracuda in a narrow channel. Randy reflects on tough year due to the pandemic but is hopeful for better things in 2021.
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Randy is heading down the coast, around 30 mins from Chuburna harbour, to an area of mangroves called Las Carbonadas on the Yucatan Penninsula. On arrival they start by trolling in a wide channel and pick up a small Barracuda and a Jack. Randy decides to try and visit a natural spring deep in the mangroves but has to turn back as the channel becomes impassable by boat with the spring too far to reach by foot. He returns in a smaller boat a week later and heads upstream to the natural spring revealing a beautiful part of the mangrove habitat that most humans never venture too. Noticing a few Mangrove Snapper on the way out, Randy pops on a shrimp to try and bag himself some lunch.
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Host and angling guide, Randy Bowser kicks off the series in style from his hometown of Progresso, Mexico with the explosive power of a good sized Tarpon from the harbour. Next he heads out with wife Jen, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and she catches a lively small Tarpon too. Randy then turns his attention to the Snook which are also found in numbers in the harbour. The action is fast and furious with plenty of good sized Snook caught on his Crystal Minnow lure and he also catches a big Sea Trout. Next up his finds a Triple Tail, or 'Chompa' as they are locally known which put up an amazing fight for their size. Randy closes the show with another successful early morning session on the Tarpon.
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In this final episode of the season, Henry is with Billy Clyde in the Panhandle off St George Island and they're fishing for King Mackerel on light tackle. Billy hooks up and the fish smokes his reel and the fight it is on. In Fish Eye, we look at the King Mackerel in a little more detail before its Henry's turn to get into the action, again hooking a nice fish. In the Florida Keys we join Capt Rush Maltz as he takes some kids out on his boat to experience a fun day of fishing. By chumming the water a little , he brings some fish to the boat for the kids to cast at. In the final part of the show, Henry is back in ascension Bay in Mexico and Henry is fishing for juvenile tarpon in heavy cover. He spots a couple of fish tight against the bank and casts his bait to them getting a nice aerial fight from a small Tarpon.
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Henry is in the Bahamas doing a spot of reef fishing for species like Grouper and Snapper. You never know what you're going to get on the reef, and Henry starts off with a beautiful Mutton Snapper. In Fish Eye, we take a longer look at the Snapper and its family of fish and why they are such a sought after fish both for their sporting and culinary characteristics. Oliver then hooks up, just managing to get the fish off the reef before landing a nice Rock Grouper, perfect table size. Next up, we're in Mosquito Lagoon and Henry is going after Black Drum in the skinny water here. Spotting a big school pushing water, Henry covers them and hooks up with a nice fish which puts up a nice fight. Later, Henry jumps into a Kayak and finds another school and again gets into a nice battle with a Black Drum. Finally we're in Sarasota Bay with Henry and Billy Clyde, wading the flats and picking up some nice fish.
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Henry joins Oliver Rogers in Stuart on the east coast of Florida and they are targetting Jack Crevalle which like to hide around docks and other structure. They're using Whitebait under a float and Oliver's is the first float to tear away and he's into a nice fish. These fish fight hard and stout tackle is needed to subdue them and in Fish Eye, we take a look at Jacks and some of the characteristics that make them such a great sport fish. They move to Hooker Cove and Oliver seems some activity around his Mullet bait before the line rips off again. In the second half of the show, Henry is back in Mexico at the Grand Slam Fishing Lodge and targeting Bonefish along the shoreline with his fly rod. Its a small one to start but even a 2lb fish can give you the runaround.
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Henry is fishing off Anna Maria Island in Florida and is targeting Gag Grouper. At this time of year, the Gag Grouper moves into shallow water often just 15ft deep and Henry has some great success using live Whitebait. Next up, Henry is back in the Panhandle near Carrabelle and Capt Billy Clyde spots some fish following behind the boat which Henry casts to and gets into a big and hard fighting Cobia. As they approach a lighthouse, Henry then hooks a big Barracuda which puts up a strong fight before landing a croc of a fish. Finally, we visit Ben Chancey in Tarpon hotspot, Boca Grande but today he's after something bigger. With the bait in the water, its' not long before they get some interest and Ben is hooked into a huge Hammerhead Shark and a long endurance battle begins. 2 hrs in and finally a 14ft and probably 1200lb Hammerhead is brought to the boat!
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Its mid Winter and Henry is in Sarasota Bay on the West Coast of Florida, looking for some quality Redfish and Trout that are honing in on the vast shoals of Mullet on the flats. Henry is using a Mirrolure Provoker and soon hooks up and lands a chunky Trout. In Fish Eye we take a look at the Sea Trout in more detail which can be one of the easiest fish to catch on the flats given good conditions. Capt Billy Clyde then lands himself a slab of a Sea Trout in the 24-25 inch class. Next up we're in Ascension Bay in Mexico where Henry is targeting Snook in the mangroves. There's some big fish here and Henry has to hit and hold them quickly as they try and get him tied up in the mangrove. He loses a couple before getting a nice Snook on his Livetarget Herring lure. Finally we're in Charlotte Harbour where we see an innovative technique to attract big Jacks to your boat.
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Henry is down in the Everglades looking for backcountry Tarpon today and is joined by Oliver Rogers. Oliver starts with live baits whilst Henry uses a LiveTarget lure that looks identical to the bait fish. Oliver hooks up first and although just a juvenile fish, it puts up a terrific fight on Oliver's light tackle. In Fish Eye, we take a look at Tarpon, their amazing fighting characteristics and how to catch them. Henry then gets a Tarpon on his new Livetarget lure which again puts up a strong fight. Next up the pair are in the Bahamas and fishing for big sharks in the deeper channels off Long Island. In the final part of the show, we visit Sarasota in South West Florida where Henry is out trolling the shallow waters for Gag Grouper which average 10-20lbs.
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The shows kicks off in the world famous Mosquito Lagoon, part of the Indian River system on the East coast of Florida, and often knows as the Redfish capital of the world. The lagoon has very shallow water and often the fish are found in just 18 inches so being stealthy and quiet is critical for success. Capt Mike Mann guides his skiff near a tailing Red and Henry lands his bait on it with instant success. In Fish Eye, we take a look at the Redfish and why they are such great sporting fish and such a popular gamefish. As they move on, the pair spot a hole which appears to holding some Redfish, which Henry covers and another strong Red is soon hooked. Next up Henry is in Florida's Panhandle, out of Carrabelle and meets up with Billy Clyde to take on some Goliath Grouper. Billy hooks into one but it soon looks like the fish has hold of him instead, as a backbreaking battle gets going. With the skipper holding Billy and Henry also pushing up the rod, Billy gets control and finally lands a fish that weighs three times as much as him! In the final part of the show, Henry is fishing off Long Island in the Bahamas and starts things off with a nice Mahi Mahi before his fishing partner Dave Rogers catches a nice Grunter.
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Fishing the Flats, team member, Oliver Rogers kicks off the show from Long Island in the Bahamas, and he's fly fishing for Bonefish. His guide spots a pod and expertly directs Oliver on to the fish before the Bonefish takes off to the sound of a screaming reel. In Fish Eye, we learn more about the Bonefish, the habitats they reside in and their feeding patterns. Oliver now wades the flat and again his guide finds a small pod which Oliver covers and another strong fish takes off for the horizon. Next up we're in the mangrove areas around Fort Myers, in Florida and Ben Chancey is fishing from a Kayak and hoping for some Snook. He fishes tight in to the edge of the mangrove and having noticed some nervous bait fish, casts his bait in, hooking up into a big Snook. He manages to land it despite worrying it might tip the Kayak over during the fight. But his next fish is even bigger which Ben estimates around 20lb. Finally, we join Henry in Ascension Bay in Mexico where he's after some shallow water Mutton Snapper which may be small but put up a great fight.
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Henry is on the east coast of Florida off Jensen Beach and fishing for Goliath Grouper. After being smashed up a few times on rod and line, Henry resorts to using a handline and using a whole Bonito as bait prepares for a tug of war. As the fish reaches the surface after a tough fight, they now realise why they couldn't bring it up by rod and line. In Fish Eye, we learn more about the Goliath Grouper and how they became a protected species with no harvest allowed. On the Pacific Coast of Mexico, we visit Banderas Bay which at certain times of year holds big populations of Rooster Fish. As you'd expect the action is fast and furious here as anglers cast into the big shoals that are hitting sardines on the surface. In the final part of the show, we look at the Lobster migration in the Keys during July and how to make hay when the Lobsters are in town.
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Henry starts this episode down in Ascension Bay in Mexico where is is targetting big Barracuda on the flats by sight fishing them. In Fish Eye, we learn more about the Barracuda, often called the 'tiger of the sea', how it hunts for prey and the areas it lives in. Henry then hooks and lands two spectacular big Barracuda in the clear waters of the flats. Next up we visit Puerto Rico, and the capital city San Juan, whose lagoons are loaded with Tarpon. Local guides, Magic Tarpon start by trolling live baits close to a tree lined shore they quickly hook into a smallish fish and go on to explain how best to fight and handle these powerful fish. In the final part of the show, Henry returns to his hometown area of Charlotte Harbour looking for big Snook and the first fish of the day is certainly that, estimated at around 37 inches. Oliver is the next to strike, also getting a sizable Snook which puts up a great fight on his light tackle.
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Henry is joined by Oliver Rogers in this episode and they're fishing for trophy Snook in Stuart, Florida in a spot called 'the hole in the wall'. Using a Threadfin Shad as bait, Henry is the first to strike landing a beautiful big Snook before Oliver gets a another 30 inch specimen. In Fish Eye, we learn more about the Snook which has fast become one of the main Florida sporting species with specimens reaching up to 50lb. Next up we visit Ben Chancey on Sanibel Island near Fort Myers, to see him fishing under a causeway for Goliath Grouper, one of the toughest challenges you can get as an angler. Ben has caught over 200 Goliaths but it certainly doesn't look any easier the more you catch as he endures a back breaking battle to land this giant fish...and a broken rod to boot! He estimates it to be around 500lb and barely has the strength left to unhook it. In the final part of the show, Henry is with Capt Dan Latham in Charlotte Harbour, looking for some big Sea Trout. Dan is using a Mirrodine lure and is the first to hook up and its a lunker of a Sea Trout. After Henry catches another, we end up joining Chef Steve Adams as he shows us how to cook Banana Leaf Sea Trout.
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Henry joins Oliver Rogers in the Bahamas to start this show and this time they are looking for Sharks that feed on the numerous inshore species. Seeing a Shark coming in on their chum slick, Henry casts out a bait in front of it and hooks into a good sized Blacktip Shark which is brought to the boat and released. In Fish Eye, we take a deeper look at the two predominant species of shark in the Bahamas, the Blacktip and the Lemon Shark before its Oliver's time to hook and fight a good sized Blacktip. In the final part of the show, we join Andy Eggebrecht in the Florida Keys as he enjoys some fantastic Tarpon fishing.
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Henry kicks off the new season from the Grand Slam Fishing Lodge in Ascension Bay, New Mexico, one of his favourite destinations. His guide spots a big Barracuda and Henry expertly covers it with spectacular results. Ascension Bay has one of the largest Permit populations and it isn't long before Henry's guide spots one. Henry hooks up and the Permit tears line out before Henry lands a stunning 20lb fish. Next we see Sebastian Melani in Florida as his boat locates a huge shoal of Rooster Fish in a top water feeding frenzy, and he hooks up with one of these incredible fish. In the final part of the show, we visit Henry in Stuart, Florida where he tussles with the Goliath Grouper. After several failures with rod and line, Henry tries a baited rope and a tug of war ensues to bring one of these beasts to the surface.
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George is fishing with friend and fellow skipper, Capt Kerry Wingo out of Key Largo. As usual the first job is to pick some bait so they tow a burly bag around and wait til the sardines pick up the trail before throwing the cast net. With the live well full, they head to a quiet spot in the Everglades that Capt Wingo has had some good sessions at recently. He throws out some of the bait along the shoreline to try and get the Snook fired up before they both start working the cover. Capt Wingo gets a small Snapper to start before he has a hard fight with a Jack Crevalle. The action keeps coming as do the species as George lands a Mangrove Snapper and Capt Wingo lands a small Snook. George then has some fun as his bait lands just over the edge of a small twig and the line suspends it enticingly on the surface, with a big Redfish locking on it quickly. A strong fight ensues but the slab of a Red, beats George up and lives to fight another day. Capt Wingo caps his day with a nice slot Redfish which George decides will look good on his dinner plate and George finishes up by landing a nice Snook.
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George is down in Islamorada and heading out with Capt Frank Drudi today and with plenty of Mahi Mahi around, they are the main target. First up, they plan to pick some live bait and George is hoping for some Cigar Minnows which are very effective for Dolphin Fish. 20 miles offshore, they soon find a good area and the bites come thick and fast with George, Frank and the mate catching small schoolies one after another. They move location and find some more  Mahi Mahi but group are a slightly bigger average size and they get enjoy some more fantastic sport. With Capt Frank up top, he's able to spot the bigger fish and guide George on to them resulting in a spectacular end to the day on the water.
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George heads back into the Everglades, this time with Capt Chris Hanson in search of Snook, Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout. Chris positions the boat on the point of a bay entrance and chums the water hoping to intercept any fish in the area. With no action coming and their chum being hit by birds, they decide to move to another spot and Chris strikes first with a fantastic Snook. George targets some dead trees by the shoreline and it isn't long before he also lands a nice Snook. He then hooks into another one and its huge, but unfortunately breaks George off near the boat. More Snook follow plus a chrome Redfish for Chris before they move into a small creek and target some Jack Crevalle. Chris ends a spectacular session with yet another hard fighting Snook to cap a brilliant day on the water.
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George is out on his own boat today and doing a practice session with his guests for the upcoming 'Take Stock Backcountry tournament which raises money to help economically disadvantage children through education. First up he has to find some bait but the first spot produces nothing so they have to move again. George spots some Pilchards but before throwing the cast net he tries to winkle a few out on a Sabiki rig. He then throws the net and marks the spot so he can use it again for the tournament. George's guests today are tournament veterans and they want to try and find some areas holding Speckled Sea Trout which have been thin on the ground lately. To win the tournament, all 3 species of Trout, Snook and Redfish must be caught so these practice days are invaluable. Finding a couple of Trout, George decides to find some Snook and heads into the Everglades. They see a couple of big Snook and decide to leave them alone for the competition and catch a small shark instead. To end the show, George meets the tournament director who explains how the Take Stock Program works and why funding for it is so important.
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In this show, we see highlights from the 2015 Hemingway Key West Challenge where top teams battle it out to win the coveted top prizes over 3 days fishing. Marlin are the star of the show and worth 400 points but its important for the teams to catch more prolific fish like Dolphin Fish and Wahoo which also add to the overall points tally. With billfish thin on the ground on day 1, the competition is wide open but on day 2 and 3 a few nice Blue Marlin are caught and a couple of teams surge ahead. The prize giving dinner on day 3 reveals all but who will pick up the top prize.
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George is heading out with Capt Pablo Rodriguez from Big Pine Key today and with lots of fish around, there are plenty of options. They pick up some live bait from one of Pablo's traps before deciding to start by trying some sight fishing. Pablo spots some Permit far out but moving towards the boat and puts a crab on for George which he presents in front of the shoal. The Permit is one of the most sought after saltwater species, known for its fighting prowess, and George finds out just why that is as he hooks up to one and finally lands a stunning looking fish. They move location and try some bottom fishing, and George quickly hooks up again and this time its a small Brown Nosed Shark. He then sees a couple of Permit near the surface and an accurate cast proves successful. A great day is capped off with another Brown Nosed Shark for George.
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George is meeting up with Capt Chris Johnson of Sea Squared Charters and the target today is Lemon Sharks which they'll be looking for in very shallow water. As Chris explains, the water temperature has been dropping recently which makes these fish more active and easier to tempt. After finding a good spot and putting the chum out, several sharks are seen near the boat so George puts his bait out and a Lemon Shark takes it immediately. After a good fight, George brings the shark to the boat and releases it unharmed. Seeing a bigger fish, George casts out towards it and again it takes without hesitation and George has a tough fight on his hands. With lots of sharks around the boat now, Chris decides to have a go and picks out a huge shark which again aggressively takes his bait. George also finds one and its a double hook up! An incredible session continues with barely a moment without a fish on.
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George is fishing today with an old friend that he grew up with, Capt Tony De La Santos. They are heading into some skinny water in the Everglades, sight fishing for tailing Redfish. After finding a nice flat and seeing some reds, George starts by throwing a white soft rubber jerk bait. But with such calm condition and skinny water like this the fish are spooked when the lure comes by, so George tries a live bait with instant success landing a nice Redfish. George then hooks a big Snook which gives a strong fight before finally throwing the hook right at the boat. Anther tailing Red shows and George drops a Pilchard right in front of it and he soon lands the best Red today. Moving closer to the shoreline and a small inlet and they find big groups of Redfish which provide some excellent sport to end the day.
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Key West is synonymous with Ernest Hemingway and his love of fishing for Blue Marlin which inspired his book, the Old Man and The Sea. Generations of anglers have come here during the season to fish for these incredible sporting fish and in this episode we follow the action at the 2014 Hemingway Challenge Key West Marlin Tournament. Conditions look perfect as the boats head out and start fishing and it isn't long before they find the fish. The scoring system is simple with 400 points for a released Blue or White Marlin, 50 points for a Sailfish and in the Fun Fish Category, 1 point per pound for a Dolphin Fish, Tuna or Wahoo. Plenty of big Dolphin Fish are caught before some Blue and White Marlin are boated bringing day 1 to a close. On days 2 and 3, the action really hots up and all the boats are catching Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin and Wahoo. The weigh in reveals a tight finish with the top team, Ruckus winning with 490 points.
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Today George is hanging out with Capt Jason Johnson who is a tournament angler, charter boat Captain plus runs a lobster trapping business. George has left his rods at home today as he meets up with Jason as he goes out to collect his lobster traps. With a good haul of lobsters, they turn their attention to the Stone Crab traps and Capt Johnson explains how to take legal size claws so that they grow back. Capt Johnson then discusses his involvement in fishing tournaments in the Keys before we round off the show with the Keys Sailfish Tournament and some spectacular big game action.
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George is fishing with Capt Brian Cone from Contagious Charters today and after picking up some Pilchards with the cast net, head out to the first spot where they've heard there are some Blackfin Tuna around. There's also a good chance of Sailfish, Dolphin fish and Cobia and they start by using Kites to take the live baits out which George explains can give a great natural presentation as there's no leader in the water. After a while of patiently waiting, all three reels start peeling off line, and George grabs the middle one. The fish are False Albacore or Little Tunny and they've found a good shoal of these hard fighting fish. They move the boat a little and Capt Brian spots a nice Sailfish and expertly guides George on to it. A strong fight ensues before George lands a stunning Sailfish to cap a great day.
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With windy weather around, Captain George Clark and hi friend, Capt Lain Goodwin decide to venture into the creeks and channels of the Everglades for some sheltered fishing. They start by collecting some bait by drawing Pilchards to the boat with chum and then expertly throwing a cast net to fill the live well. As Lain explains, pretty much every species they can find here is attracted to these Pilchards so they make an excellent bait. They head to the mouth of a creek where the wind is funneling in and cast their live baits into the edge of the mangrove. Lain hooks up first landing a nice Sea Trout which nailed his Pilchard. With no other hits, the move down the creek to try the other end hoping fish will be lying up there and it isn't long before Lain gets a small Snook, quickly followed by a better one. They both get a shock when George then lands a Tripletail which is unusual to find in such shallow water. With a few Jacks to finish the day, the pair prove that a good day's fishing can be had even in poor conditions.
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Having already had 7 days of fishing fun on the water at Kenn and Fredrick Reef and crew and guests strap in for a few more huge days of fighting big fish and exploring Fredrick Reef. The guests head off for the morning, with Dan, Greg and Scotty chasing some Wahoo. Finding a patch of birds and a large bait ball they are in hope of some screaming reels and awesome surface action, but only until the sharks show up to shut it all down and ruin their fun. After a few hours of battling the sharks and Wahoo the boys decide to head into shore for a bit more relaxed fishing, chasing small reef species in the shallows. While some of the other guests fishing off of the island chasing some beautiful fish we take a look at the magnificent ecosystem which is Fredrick Reef, looking in detail at what wild life call these tiny sand cays home, from colonies of strawberry hermit crabs to large flocks of sea birds the amount of life on these small islands is unbelievable. We then get the chance to explore the majestic under water landscape which surrounds these natural wonders, it is full of beautiful corals and stunning fish life with visibility around 70 meters. Witness what the ocean and reef systems look like in these remote untouched parts of the world, where mankind has not been around to damage the ecosystem. Meanwhile Captain James and the crew get the chance to go for a bit of an explore too and check out the famous Fredricks Reef light house sitting at the Northern tip of the reef system. The light house is a massive navigation aid something that the old sailors who ran aground on these islands never had to help them navigate their way through the treacherous waters. Back on big cat Chef Jeff is preparing the following nights seafood buffet but for that he needs to source a couple fresh fish to go along side the rest of the meal. To do so he jumps over board with deckhand Harry, with their spear guns in hand, to go in search of the tastiest Coral Trout they can find that will go perfectly with the rest of the seafood buffet to come.The guests then come back for the night after having a great day on the water, they tell their story of the day the Big Cat goes silent over night as the guests get some well deserved sleep. As the next day begins the guests head out once more while Chef Jeff starts to prepare yesterdays catch for the up coming buffet. Learn how to perfectly cook Coral Trout as Chef Jeff talks us through his process of creating the most delicious sea food plater you have ever seen.While Jeff is in the kitchen cooking up a storm, Captain James is down below giving the Big Cat a well needed oil change. As the trip is coming to an end after a couple great days of fishing Captain James gets the chance to reflect on all of the amazing places they have visited over the past 12 months and all of the amazing experiences they have all shared. After another 38 hours steam back to the main land the guest jump off and pack up their gear and the crew say farewell as they welcome onboard another group of keen anglers and get ready to set off on another big adventure.
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Captain James McVeigh and the crew on the Big Cat Reality continue their huge 14 day adventure out into the Coral Sea chasing big fish. The guests head off for one more morning at Kenn Reef before they need to head west to Fredricks Reef. Dan and Richard, two paying guests aboard the Big Cat head out into and decide to jump onto one of the small local sand cays to try their hands at a bit of beach style flats fishing and to do a bit of exploring around the obvious ship wrecks and local wildlife. As the tide drops the boys decide to head out into the shallows to chase some Giant Trevally. What follows is an epic session of GT fishing as the boys land a number of quite large Giant Trevally. As the day progresses the crew get the Big Cat ready to head west to Fredricks Reef but not before they take a small surprise detour for the guests to a special place called Coulder Bank. Coulder Bank is a remote un-fished sea mount rumoured to hold a large number of Dog Tooth Tuna and Wahoo. The next day beings with the boat pushing up to Coulder Bank as some of the guests hook up to some passing Yellow Fin Tuna. That kick starts what is a full on morning chasing Yellowfin Kingfish and Wahoo. The boys can’t seem to find the illusive Dogtooth Tuna that are rumoured to lurk in these waters, but that doesn’t stop them from having a great day fishing before they push on further to Fredrick Reef. After another night steaming the guests arrive at Fredrick Reef for the last half of their expedition. Fredrick Reef has not been fished in quite along time that’s why the YTK Addicts choose Fredricks, its a beautiful, remote, un-fished group of coral cays that definitely seem to produce the goods. Dan, Greg and Scotty head out to the back of the reef to pop for GT and Coral Trout, the boys have a cracker morning reeling in some stunning fish and getting some great photos. While the crew are back on the mothership resetting for their time at Fredrick Reef another group of guests are out on the Northern side of the reef chasing a flock of birds in hopes there are some big fish to follow. As the boys trawl through the large bait ball they hook up, and Paulie gets onto his first ever Sailfish, and after an amazing fight the fish is safely landed and released but not with out a couple photos and a few yahoos. Meanwhile the crew have a little surprise in stall, Captain James has organised a bit of crew training, a man overboard drill to finish off the day. The drill, although seems hectic and has a lot of moving parts goes off with out a hitch and the crew and tick that manoeuvre off off their bucket list. The crew then head back to anchor and get ready for the guests to come back from their first day of fishing at Fredrick Reef with stories to tell and thirst to quench
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It’s the third day at Kenn Reef for the YTK Addicts, a group of keen anglers that have charted out Big Cat Reality to explore the Kenn and Frederick Reef systems in the Coral Sea.The Dogtooth Tuna are on the chew and Dingo, a paying guest aboard the Big Cat Reality is after an elusive 100kg plus Dog Tooth Tuna. The fish fight hard with explosive bursts of speed and make it difficult to land even an average sized Doggie. The Dogtooth Tuna is the hardest fighting fish in the ocean, but the guests like to mix it up a little and target some Wahoo also. Kenn Reef is part of a submerged continental block, called the Kenn Plateau. The Kenn Plateau lies off the North Eastern Australian coast and is a region characterised by a series of prominent, bathymetric troughs. Ships carrying cargo and supplies to Australia travelled further and further east away from the dangers of the Great Barrier Reef. However, many ran aground on Kenn Reef and some dating back to nearly 200 years ago had only recently been discovered by archeologists as recent as twelve months prior to the Big Cat Reality charter to this region. James knows full well there will still be a lot of unseen treasures lying on the reef and sand cay. Captain James wades through the water during low tide to find anchors still stuck wedged into the reef. After this he ventures on to a nearby sand cay to look for any other remnants. It is here that James discovers a lot of smaller metal objects clearly left behind from older ships that were wrecked on this reef. James then goes free diving in the lagoon to look for some larger items that may be strewn across the sea floor and that may not have moved because of the calmer waters. There are some great finds, which makes James think there could be even greater discoveries in the deeper waters that lay around the reef. While Captain James gets ready to go for a dive, some of the guests are up in the shallower water targeting some large Coral Trout, the water here is perfect for this species and the boys hook up in now time, landing a monstrous Coral Trout and with a couple of happy snaps, and a few measurements jotted down, they send the beautiful beast back to live safely in it's coral bombie home. Back on Big Cat James jumps over board in search of some some more hidden artefacts. Scuba diving in the deeper parts of the reef there is a lot to look at and think about with the abundance of life that lives in and around this small coral atoll. Humpback Whales, schools of Giant Trevally, large Coral Trout and even flocks of sea birds catch James’ eye. Exploring the beautiful underwater landscape he even forgets about looking for artefacts and just relishes in the astounding beauty that surrounds him
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This episode of Big Fish Big Adventure follows the Captain James McVeigh and the crew on the Big Cat Reality for their largest trip to date, a 14 day sports fishing adventure out to the heart of the Coral Sea, Kenn and Fredrick Reef. Coming along for the ride is a group of keen fishos from South Australia, the YTK Addicts. These boys are seriously keen fishermen who target Yellow Tail Kingfish back in South Australia, but have high hopes of large Dogtooth Tuna out at Kenn Reef. The crew untie the boat and head out in the big blue with high anticipation of what will come. During the 38 hour steam to Kenn Reef one of the guests hook up to a large 250 kilogram Blue Marlin, with an epic fight and hours of manoeuvring the boat they finally land the large fish and with a few high fives and a lot a yelling the crew get back on with the trip. The rest of the episode follows the crew finally arriving at Kenn Reef to what seems like absolutely perfect conditions, From here the crew get all of the tenders and gear ready and send the guests off for their first day of fishing in this glorious place. Kenn Reef has not been fished for quite a long time and there for the fish in these waters most likely have never even seen a lure in their life, with that in mind the guests know they are in for a cracker of a first day on the water. Gary, Dan and Greg a couple of guests on the trip make the most of these after finding what seems like a hot spot for Dog Tooth Tuna and after a couple double hook ups and a few record fish the boys head into the shallows where they seem to hit it again, finding a large school of Giant Trevally that definitely get their arms stretched. After landing a couple great fish on the little boats the guests are hyped with excitement but the crew aren’t having such luck with their fishing. Captain James set his crew a goal to catch a decent fish at the new anchorage to prove its fertility, although he soon realised his crew are much better deck hands then they are fishermen. With not information much to go on James decides to jump over board and check out the lay of the land in this magical place. "It is quite something, scuba diving in a location that you know no one has ever dived before” said Captain James. After exploring the under sea landscape he comes to the conclusion that he know exactly where to anchor the mothership for the first nights fishing off the back deck, he hopes with the information he got from the ecosystem down below that he has put the Big Cat in the right place to get his guests onto some big fish once the sun drops behind the horizon.
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Captain James McVeigh and the crew on the Big Cat Reality load up with a new group of keen guests and head out into the Swains Reef system for their first trip of the season. After an overnight haul the boat arrives at Sweetlip Reef, a remote and complex series of coral cays home to number of large fish species and other marine life. The first day is off to a bang and the guests are filling their cool bags, and as it is a line fishing trip the guests are out to catch as many edible fish as they can so they can take home an esky full of fillets. As the trip seems to be going well it takes a sudden turn for the worst as Captain James is alerted that one of the boats seems to be taking on water, he drops everything to try and get this problem sorted out asap. Whilst being caught up with the sinking boat things being to domino and James gets a back log of issues all due to wasted time having to fix problems. The crew seem to have lost the over night moorings for the tenders due to the tide rising, so Captain James takes out new deck hand Harry to try and recover whatever they can find. With finding the moorings not looking hopeful Harry spots a float sitting about 7 meters under the water, with a quick leap he is into the drink, diving down to try and retrieve the mooring. Having successfully retrieved the moorings James and Harry head back to the mother ship to finally winch up and head to a more protected location due to the incoming storm. Harry gets the opportunity to take one of the tenders and follow the mothership, he gets to have a bit of a fish along the way too happily landing a nice Giant Trevally. As the afternoon comes to an end and the storm begins to push towards the big cat Captain James receives an emergency call over the radio from one of the tenders, pleading that their anchor is stuck and the roaring current is putting them in danger. James lashes on a scuba tank, jumps into the RIB and starts to head towards the stuck tender. Diving down into unknown territory James has to stay alert to his surroundings as no one knows what other marine creatures may be lurking around. Having eventually found the anchor jammed up into the middle of a bombie James must lay down a camera to capture his salvage, fighting the current and the weight of the boat he finally gets a bit of leverage, enough to free and the anchor and chase it back towards the boat as they start to drift off in the current. Now back on the mother ship and in some dry clothes James gets the chance to have a chat to the guests about possible options for the rest of the trip, now that an even larger storm front seems to be heading their way. After a group discussion the decision is made to start to punch on through the storm and get home early to put a finish to what was a good trip.
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This episode of Big Fish Big Adventure follows Captain James as he leaves Red Cliff port and heads to The Yard in Brisbane to get the Big Cat slipped and refitted in the dry dock.
 The Yard is the biggest dry dock on the east coast of Australia and homes many specialised factories and companies that purely focus on large ship maintenance and manufacturing. This will be James’ home for the next 6 weeks while the boat sits up on bricks getting stripped back inside and out and then completely refitted with new finishes, new equipment and a couple of new toys.
 Leading up the slipping there has already been 4 solid weeks of work on the boat doing what they can in preparation to go up on the slip, as every day on the slip pass with a slide of the credit card so James needs to make sure he uses his time wisely while the big girl is up on the bricks.
 
 With tense moments through out the episode there is drama for Captain James trying to get the boat finished in time for the first trip of the year which is a 7 day line fishing trip out to the Sweet Lip Reef, part of the Swains Reef system with a full load of guests and a couple new crew. 
 Follow James through the ups and downs of the mammoth effort it takes to get a 250 ton charter boat slipped and refitted. From having to replace both of his shafts and props to needing a full respray on the boat the Big Cat is in for a lot of work. 
 James’ original budget for the slipping was around $100,000 but after all of the unexpected issues James is slammed with a $250,000 bill something he was not ready for. As well as this James is stuck on the slip for an extra 4 weeks on top of what he planned for, putting a huge amount of pressure on the small business owner and his family.
 Will James be able to make it out of the yard in time to get to Bundaberg for the first trip of the season or will he be forced to call it off?
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Captain James McVeigh and his crew upon the Big Cat Reality fishing vessel continue their final trip of the season out at Wreck Reef, a group of small sand atolls 540km Due east of Bundaberg the home of the Big Cat Reality. Having just moved locations from Bird Island over to Porpoise Cay Captain James takes a step back in time and visits the historical site where Mathew Flinders and a number of other 19th century sea men were ship wrecked onto a small sand cay. Mathew Flinders was the first man to circumnavigate Australia before he set sail back towards England and shipwrecked onto Porpoise Cay with 80 other passengers. What followed was a historical story of heroic efforts to get back to mainland Australia to retrieve another vessel and then sail back out, find Porpoise Cay and rescue the rest of the survivors that were left on the small sand island. While James is off having his own adventure the guests have been out tackling some monsters of the deep, fighting huge Yellowfin Tuna and massive schools of Wahoo. The guests get to relish in the beauty of where they are and the water that surrounds them. The crew then raise anchor and head to West Islet the most southern part of Wreck Reef. On the way the crew stop off at a deep sea mount called Gregs Knob to have a bit of a fish themselves, and after a couple of big fish are hooked they soon learn that maybe the sport fishing should be left to the guests and they keep heading south to anchor up at West Islet. Once they have arrived and wayed anchor Captain James decides to go for a late afternoon dive to try and find the perfect spot to sit the Big Cat for one more nights fishing before they have to steam home. Diving through the breathtaking underwater canyons and exploring the beautiful reef formations, James thinks he has found a suitable location, where once the sun sets, he feels might produce some sought after species, like the illusive Dog Tooth Tuna. While the rest of the crew are tying down boats and cleaning up from the day Chef Jeff in busy in the kitchen cooking up the last nights sea food buffet, some what of a last hoorah for the guests out here at Wreck Reef. Dinner is served and the guests have a bit of a fish off the back deck, while Captain James reflects on some of the sessions they have had off of the back deck in the past, landing monstrous fish and having the time of their life.
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James McVeigh is an ex commercial diver who has recently opened a high end expedition fishing company taking clients out on the trip of a lifetime, catching giant fish and exploring untouched reef systems.  His  boat is the 'Big Cat Reality', which resides in the port of Bundaberg, a small coastal farming town located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, in Queensland, Australia. Captain James and his crew head out of the port of Bundaberg wrapping up a year of fishing with their last trip of the season, as they visit the Wreck Reef system, a number of small coral cays approximately 540km due east from Bundaberg for a nine-day expedition. Wreck Reef is famous as the small reef system which has accumulated a number of very old wrecks including that of the the old sailing boats the Porpoise and the Hope, which are connected to a great tale of bravery and heroic efforts to get back to the mainland by cartographer Mathew Flinders after having wrecked onto the small sand cay over 200 years ago. The trip then continues with the guests out in their tenders hunting down the largest fish species that Wreck Reef has to offer, Giant Trevally, Coral Trout, Dog Tooth Tuna and a number of other sort after species are targeted. We meet Billy Dee, owner of an Australian fishing company who has come out to Wreck Reef to test his new range of sport fishing rods against some of the hardest fighting fish the sea has to offer. Although all is going well the trip has its fair share of hiccups along the way and being so far off the coast of Australian Captain James cannot afford for anything to go wrong, he takes all precautions necessary even if that mean jumping over board to make sure the ship is anchored securely in a nice safe location. The episode finishes half way through the trip as the guests settle in for the night and look forward to another 4 days of fun fuelled fishing adventures.
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The 2019 IFA Redfish Tour Championship comes from Venice, Louisiana, the premier Redfish destination in the States. 115 teams have qualified through the 5 regional divisions and they are going to be competing over two days to see who can bag the largest total weight of two fish each day. The Louisiana slot is up to 27", so anyone getting over 15lbs a day will stand a great chance. The preferred pattern is sight fishing, but high winds, heavy rain and rising water are in the forecast, so some deeper blind fishing may be needed. At the end of day one husband and wife team of Jimmy and Angela Adams hold a small lead over Kristian Robert and Fred Peterman and with them both bagging a couple of decent fish early on day two, it looks like it's going to be a straight shoot out. To watch 2019 IFA Redfish Tour Championship now, just login or join
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The IFA Redfish Tour heads to Georgetown, South Carolina for the last stop in the Atlantic division and a last chance to qualify for the season's grand finale, the Championship. 62 teams are signed up and ready to enjoy a day's fishing in great conditions, with beautiful clear blue skies. One of our two featured pairs Tony Gaskin and Dan Connolly head off down the river into open ocean, hoping to head through a cut in a sand bar to access a backwater they are sure is holding fish, but they can't see the cut through the breakers and decide to fish some structure until the tide rises enough. The Redfish around here aren't massive and it's expected that any total over 8lbs will be right up there. We also take a look at the evolution of the Power-Pole which is celebrating its 20th birthday and has become an essential piece of kit for any tournament angler since it was invented by John Oliverio back in 1999. And there's a short preview of the Championship Finals from Venice Louisiana. To watch 2019 IFA Georgetown now, just login or join
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The 2019 IFA Kayak Championship comes from Grand Isle, Louisiana. Competitors have qualified through regional events throughout the southern states and at stake is a place in the Hobie World Championships. The format here in Grand Isle is a two day event where the anglers are looking for the largest total weight from one Trout and one Redfish each day. From the outset the conditions are choppy in anticipation of the storm forecast for day two, so a big soft lure on a heavy weight is the preferred pattern, getting bait down deep along the channel where the shoals feed. There are some big Redfish to be had with a few competitors breaking their pb's, so expect some big totals come the final weigh in. There are also highlights of the Hobie Fishing World 8's from the Gold Coast of Queensland Australia, where 8 man teams from around the globe competed over 3 days for the title of World Champion Kayak Fisherman 2019. We also pay a visit to the ICAST exhibition 2019 held in Orlando, Florida to take a look at the new Hobie Mirage Drive 360 which takes the control of a kayak to another level. To watch 2019 IFA Kayak Championship now, just login or join
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In this episode the IFA Redfish Tour 2019 visits Steinhatchee Florida, a quiet fishing village on the Gulf side of the upper peninsular. It has recently been hit hard by storms, so much of the area is underwater with a clean up operation in progress. That's not put a stop to the fishing though and 99 teams have gathered at the legendary Sea Hag Marina, in the hope of netting the biggest total weight of a 2 fish limit in this one day event. The flood water has devastated the shallow bays, so the teams are expecting to make long runs to find clean water. One of our featured pairings is Justin Blanton and Billy Emerson, they're fishing in their first ever tour event. Their first reaction is "Man! There's a lot of boats... This is different", it will interesting to see how two novices handle the pressure. Our other featured pair, Adam Davis and Michael Neu have slightly more experience, they're planning to head off in order to find clear water where they can spot bait fish and then plan to spend most of day casting surface lures. Will either of them manage to fill a big bag? To watch 2019 IFA Steinhatchee now, just login or join
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The second stop on the 2019 IFA Redfish Tour is at Houma, Louisiana. This is regarded as one of the best inshore fisheries on the schedule, with a host of options available. This year though the area is recovering from a recent hurricane which has left high muddy waters in its wake, so the anglers will need to think hard on where they are likely to find the fish. There are 106 teams competing for a total purse of over $50,000 and they are all looking to fill a two fish limit from a 20-28" slot. We have two cameras out on the water, each with a featured team and they both get off to a flying start with some nice early fish, in one case just a bit too good, its always very frustrating when a large fish turns out to be just over the slot mark. In the murky waters the guys are tending to use darker colours on bigger lures in an attempt to attract the fish, the general consensus is that it's going to be tough To watch 2109 IFA Houma now, just login or join
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Coverage of the 2019 IFA Redfish Tour kicks off at Port Aransas, Mustang Island on the Gulf Coast of Texas. 54 pairs have gathered for this one day event, looking for their best two Redfish in the 20-28" slot. Reports from the pre-fish days were encouraging with shoals of Shad seen moving in with the Redfish just behind them. This stretch of coastline offers a huge variety of potential locations, with the strong winds dying away some of the teams decide to head out into the open water of the gulf but others prefer the more sheltered conditions found inshore on the Laguna Madre. Metallic spoons are a popular lure, but the one that seems to be most successful is the Berkley Gulp, a selection of soft rubber baits. All the competitors know that they are going to need a couple of fish in the 8-9lbs bracket to stand a chance of taking home first prize. To watch 2019 IFA Redfish Port Aransas 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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In this FREE EPISODE we take a look at some of the highlights from series 2 of Fishing the Flats. Host Henry Waszczuk has to be regarded as one lucky so and so, he travels to exciting, exotic locations and enjoys some of the finest saltwater game fisheries to be found on the planet. In this series he makes his first trip to Belize, where he stayed on the Turneffe Atoll and got to fish the coral reef lagoons for Bonefish, Permit and as we see in this episode Triggerfish. He is also spoilt for choice in his adopted home state of Florida, where he can fish the Gulf waters around his home in Charlotte Harbour or travel down to the Keys, where the variety of fishing is second to none or, as we see here hook a huge Sea Trout in Tampa Bay. Another new location is Puerto Rico where Henry enjoys some fantastic, high jumping aerial displays from the monster Tarpon on the end of his line. His trips to the Pacific coast of Mexico provide some great action such as the amazing Roosterfish we see him boat here. We also get a look at the selection of rods Henry uses throughout the series made for him by Hank Altenkirch and Dr BBQ Ray Lampe takes us through his recipe for Planked Tex-Mex Grilled Redfish. To watch Series 2 Highlights now, just login or join
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We rejoin host Henry Waszczuk on his visit to the Turneffe Atoll resort in Belize and this time he's in search of the hard pulling Permit. One third of the angler's magical grand slam, Permit have amazing reserves of strength, speed and stamina, add to that their beautiful colouration of a dark grey and bottle green back graduating to a white belly with vivid yellow markings and they make for one desirable catch. Henry's fishing the inside water flats of the island in about 3ft of water, looking for the the black dorsal fins breaking the water as a tell tale sign of a shoal. Henry's using a hermit crab bait on his lightweight spinning gear and although none of the Permit he catches approach the all tackle record of 60lbs (27.2kgs) caught in Brazil, they are still decent fish providing long tough battles. The programme contains some great tips and advice on how to target and successfully hook these fantastic fish and there's also another great recipe from Dr BBQ Ray Lampe, this time it's Blackened Grouper prepared on the grill. To watch Hard Pulling Permit now, just login or join
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In 'Puerto Rican Tarpon' host Henry Waszczuk and the Fishing the Flats team have unearthed a fantastic new destination to rival Costa Rica, the Bahamas and Belize, its Puerto Rico. An island in the middle of the Caribbean, it can offer excellent all round saltwater action but in particular it has established a reputation as a Tarpon hotspot. Henry is in the capable hands of brothers Armando and Karim Chaar who run the Magic Tarpon guiding service, reagrded as the best on the island and they have taken him out onto the San Jose Lagoon. It offers between 4 and 8 feet of water and seems to be absolutely packed full of the 'silver kings'. The great attraction of Tarpon is the fight they give you, no matter what size they are there will be plenty of thrills and spills as they jump out of the water on the end of your line. Henry is in for a real treat though, as he hooks one weighing in at 145lbs, needless to say it gives him one hell of a battle. There's another excellent BBQ recipe from chef Ray Lampe, this time it's cedar wrapped scallops. To watch Puerto Rican Tarpon now, just login or join
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In this episode Henry's fishing his home waters of Charlotte Harbour in south west Florida. He's out on the flats with Capt Todd Gilbert and they've got some favourite spots, where they know they can find a wide variety of fish, pretty much all year round. Charlotte Harbour has 129 square miles of protected fishable waters which includes grass flats and hundreds of mangrove lined islands and inlets. Its known for its migratory Tarpon and has a huge population of Redfish, Snook and Sea Trout. Today they are setting out not really having a particular target in mind, just determined to follow the tide and the conditions and have a fun day on the water. First up they target an old disused pier, casting their small live baits around its concrete pillars. Todd hooks a lovely Crevalle Jack, with its yellow fins and distinctive black spot. Henry hooks a couple of smaller ones that he puts in the live well as bait for something a bit bigger later in the day. After a decent Snook each, Henry puts those small Jacks to good use and tempts a Goliath Grouper to bite, cue a long hard fight. In case you're hungry at the end of all this action, Dr BBQ Ray Lampe shows how to cook a grilled Salmon Frittata. To watch Henry Fishing Charlotte Harbour now, just login or join
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Henry is back in Belize, wading the shallow lagoons of what is the second largest barrier reef in the world. This time he's targeting Triggerfish, which will enter the lagoons from the ocean in search of food, such as small crustaceans, molluscs and urchins. Henry's casting a small hermit crab bait, prepared for him by his local guide. The idea is to cast with the wind and drop the bait right in front of the Trigger's nose. Once hooked they put up a great fight and are incredibly fast in the water. There are about 40 different species of Triggerfish, the most common being the 'Queen' with its incredibly vivid colour markings and the 'Ocean' which are dark grey in the water but become almost white under the stress of being hooked. It's these that Henry has in his sights, they are also known as Ocean Tallys. The Triggerfish gets its name from its ability to make its first dorsal fin rigid, as a means of avoiding being eaten, an angler can 'reset' this by pressing down on the third dorsal fin, as if it were a trigger. The Triggerfish is an excellent eating fish and chef Dr BBQ Ray Lampe shows how to prepare grilled Triggerfish tacos with a mango salsa. To watch Trigger Happy in Belize now, just login or join
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Henry heads just a few miles south for this episode to fish out of Boca Grande on Florida's Gulf coast, he's out in open water with buddy Mark Brooks and they are fishing over reefs and heavy structure for Goliath Grouper. These are the largest fish found off south west Florida and can grow to over 500lbs. Because they are delicious to eat, they were heavily over fished commercially, during most of the 20th century, seriously endangering their survival. But a moratorium, in place for over twenty years now has seen their numbers rebound dramatically. They hold up in holes and crevices amid the structure on the bottom and can be tempted out by sizeable live baits. They put up one hell of a battle, Henry certainly knows he has been in a fight after boating his first. For his tip of the week he shows how to crimp a 400lb monofilament leader to a size no. 14 hook. Big gear for big fish. On his lighter tackle he also catches some great looking Amberjacks. Dr BBQ Ray Lampe cooks up another fantastic recipe, this time its Redfish Pot Pie. To watch Gearing Up for Goliath Grouper now, just login or join
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In 'Open Water Mexican Mix' we have more action from Henry's trip to Mexico's Pacific west coast, this time out in open water in search of a mix of game fish. He's a guest at the Punta Mita resort and the waters around here hold a wide variety of exotic species, all capable of growing to formidable sizes and with the ability of putting up a great fight. Its great fun boatfishing for a day, when you're not quite sure what you're going to catch, especially if you're using light tackle. First up they hit a feeding shoal of African Pompano, these are beautiful looking members of the Jack family with petrol shades of sheen coloration and one long spine extruding from its dorsal fin. The all tackle record for these is just over 50lbs or 22kgs. Next up is a slightly bigger proposition, cue a screaming reel and a massive battle as Henry boats a lovely Roosterfish. These fish migrate up and down a 300 mile stretch of America's Pacific coast and grow to twice the size of the Pompano. In his tip of the week Henry shows how he ties his braid to his mainline using a Double Uni knot and Dr BBQ Ray Lampe shows how to make the most of your catch with a smoked Pompano pizza. To watch Open Water Mexican Mix now, just login or join
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In 'Florida Bay Shark' Henry heads down the coast to Southern Florida. Islamorada in the Keys is one of the top sea fishing destinations in the world, with a huge choice of possibilities. The Atlantic Ocean stretches out to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, add to that hundreds of islands, sand bars, spits and gullies and you have fishing heaven. Its early Spring so the species Henry is targeting is Shark. He's out with expert local guide Capt. Steve Impallomeni who knows exactly where to find them, he's tied some lacerated fish to the back of the boat to create a chum scent trail and Henry is casting chunks of the same deadbait fairly close to the boat. First to bite is a small pup which is not too difficult to handle but the next hook up puts a huge bend in Henry's rod and he know's he's in for one hell of a fight. The show also contains plenty of facts and figures about the various species of Shark found in Florida waters and Henry's got some great tackle tips and advice. Dr BBQ Ray Lampe shows the expert way to set up and light your BBQ and then how to grill delicious Swordfish steaks. To watch Florida Bay Shark now, just login or join
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A lot of time and a considerable amount of money has gone into creating the Marina Papagayo, establishing it as one of the top destinations for Game Fishing in Costa Rica. It's on the country's Pacific west coast and it's here that host Henry Waszczuk spends a day cruising offshore with Billfish Safaris in the company of IGFA record holder Sjon Harless. They are trolling Benito and Ballyhoo deadbaits hoping to hook one of the classic gamefish species readily found here. It's not long before one of the reels is screaming and a beautifully coloured Dorado or Mahi Mahi is jumping high out of the water on the end of the line. And between two hard fighting acrobatic sailfish Henry takes time to talk us through his tip on setting up your reel to maximise your chances when boat fishing like this. There's also another great recipe from Dr BBQ Ray Lampe, who shows how to cook up a delicious looking seafood cioppino or fisherman's stew. To watch Game Fishing Costa Rica now, just login or join
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In Monsters of the Gulf Henry takes two trips out to the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico from Florida's west coast. First he's on the all new Andros Offshore 32 with Andros president Andy Eggebrecht, this is a sleek, purpose built sports craft, armed with all the electronic gadgets you could wish for and it soon gets them into an area teeming with a variety of big species. Andy is vertical jigging for Amberjack and he strikes first, into a monster. After a rod bending fight lasting 30 minutes they realise that what he has actually hooked is a Goliath Grouper, these prehistoric looking fish are common in these waters and can grow to an amazing 680lbs. Henry's second trip is with guide Capt TJ Shea, he knows the wrecks, features and hotspots dotted around these waters and puts Henry on to an assortment of great bottom feeding fish including Gag Grouper, Red Snapper and AJs. As well as some great tips from Henry on jigging on the bottom there's another great seafood recipe as Dr BBQ Ray Lampe shows how to create snapper with a devil crab crust, yumm. To watch Monsters of the Gulf now, just login or join
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In this episode Henry is fishing for Bonefish in Belize. This small Central American state sits between Mexico, Guatamala and the Atlantic Ocean and is home to the second largest coral reef system in the world. Henry is staying on an atoll in the middle of this at the Turneffe resort, surrounded by crystal clear shallow flats. He can cruise these in the boat of local guide Winston "Pops" Cabral or wade in about a foot of water. Bonefish can be found on the flats just about all year round, they thrive on the lush ecosystem and love to eat the small crabs that live here, so it is with an imitation crab fly, tied by his buddy Cory Koenig that Henry has success. The Bonefish here can grow to around 8lbs in weight but the average is 3-4lbs and Henry has a great session with "Pops" catching a few of these, only interrupted when half of his largest fish of the day is grabbed by a predatory Barracuda. There are plenty of tips on reading the conditions, casting techniques and choosing the right fly as well as another excellent recipe fro Dr BBQ Ray Lampe, this time grilled skewered shrimp with orzo salad. To watch Bonefish in Belize now, just login or join
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Henry doesn't have to travel too far from from home in this episode, which is a good job as he's paddling his own kayak. He's fishing the shallows around Pine Island Sound on the Gulf Coast of Florida targeting Sea Trout. These fish love the hundreds of islands, points, sand bars and grass flats that provide their feeding grounds when they are migrating and even the very largest trout can be caught close to shore. The Florida record is 15lbs 6ozs. Henry's fishing in 2-4 feet of water looking for sand holes, where the Sea Trout tend to hold up. He's using lightweight gear, his Carrot Stix ML rod with a Qualia 30 NLF reel and casting soft plastic lures. There are plenty of fish around and Henry has a great session with his largest being over 24 inches. In his tips section Henry advises on rod selection and shows how to prepare the types of soft plastic lures he was successfully using here. Dr BBQ Ray Lampe also shows you how to prepare a delicious looking seafood paella. To watch Kayaking for Sea Trout now, just login or join
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In the first of a new series, host Henry Waszczuk visits Mexico's Pacific Coast to spend a day out on the waters of the Bahia de Banderas with Hollywood actor/director/producer James Keach. They are targeting trophy Roosterfish, distinguished by its "rooster comb" of seven long spines out of its dorsal fin, these sought after fish can grow to over 1.6 meters and a weight of over 50kgs or 100lbs and are renowned for putting up a very hard fight. The Roosterfish is a voracious predator on smaller fish species and it's very easy to spot when they are attacking a shoal of baitfish such as Sardines near the surface, this is the area to cast and retrieve your surface plugs. James is first into a fish and after a gruelling battle that runs for almost 15 minutes lands a lovely specimen. The local captain has put them on such a large shoal that they both enjoy plenty more action. Henry also talks us through a selection of his favourite 'chuggas' or top water plugs and how best to use them and chef Ray Lampe shows how to cook marinated tuna steaks on the BBQ. To watch Trophy Roosterfish now, just login or join
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Join filmmakers and adventure anglers, Josh and Jamie as they embark on an epic fishing trip to Cape York in northernmost Australia. The Cape is one of the remotest areas of Australia and home to a terrific array of sport fishing species including the most famous of all Australian fish, the hard fighting Barramundi. Using a 56ft cruiser as their mothership, the guys are well equipped with fishing and camera gear to capture the best fishing that Cape York has to offer. Arriving by plane, they first scout the area with a helicopter trying to identify the best locations. There are just so many places to fish here with lagoons, mangroves, inlets, rivers and reefs, and almost certainly the fish here won't ever have seen a lure so hopes are high as they start fishing. Day one sees the weather gods play up with a huge downpours of rain but this doesn't stop the team as they fish the mangroves and catch several nice Barramundi as well as Blue and Threadfin Salmon. With a break in the weather, the fishing hots up with more stunning, aerobatic Barra coming to the guys. After a while in this area, they realise that all the rain has coloured the water too much so decide to move location, South in search of clearer conditions. Finding another inlet, the guys find some stunning mangrove and are soon into more hard fighting Barramundi. As well as the terrific boat fishing, the team experience some great action from the shore using light tackle spinning and fly rods to catch Queenfish. With some incredible scenery, and amazing wildlife shots including some big saltwater crocodiles, this film gives a great insight into the spectacular fishing to be had on Cape York. To watch just login or join
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Host Henry Waszczuk has fished in over 30 countries and in this the final episode of the series he brings you his Top 10 International destinations. Starting at Punta Mita on Mexico's Pacific coast where Henry enjoyed some fantastic top water Roosterfish action. These amazing fish are lured into the bay by the migrating population of sardines and during their feeding frenzy its possible to catch a 40lb monster every cast. We also join him landing a Permit at the Grand Slam Fishing Lodge on Mexico's Caribbean Coast, where there is a huge variety of flats fishing to be had. Then he's off to the Caymen Islands where the Barracuda provide the fun. We also take in Central and South America where the highlight is a 50 minute fight with a monster Tarpon in Costa Rica. GT's in Christmas Island, Cubera Snappers in Panama and to complete his International Top 10 he hooks an acrobatic Sailfish in Guatemala... you have to admit Henry is one lucky son of a gun. To watch this video now, just login or join
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Host Henry Waszczuk heads offshore from Englewood Beach, Florida with local guide Kyle Martin. They're fishing a well known marque called 'The Box Cars' which is a man made reef in about 70' of water, holding a huge variety of species. It's early spring and the waters are just starting to warm up, so the tactics are to anchor up and put a large amount of chum into the water. The guys start off on their lightweight gear and are soon into some Snapper, but once they lose a couple to what they suspect is a prowling Goliath Grouper they get the heavier gear out and go for him. These are quite awesome fish that can grow to over 8 feet in length and up to a weight of 800lbs and they love to patrol the bottom around reefs, wrecks and other features, preying on smaller fish. Henry spots some large fish entering the area on the sounder and thinks they must be Amberjacks, so the guys go for these with artificial lures on their lightweight gear again. The AJs are hard fighting fish who put up a great battle. With his tip of the week Henry shows how to make up a leader, thats sets your hook away from your weight when fishing off the bottom. To watch Offshore Goliaths now, just login or join
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Henry heads up the coast to Wilmington in North Carolina to fish the the inshore backwaters of the Cape Fear River in the company of local guide and expert Capt Rennie Clark. They are after the Redfish that thrive in the creeks, ponds and grass channels that make up this beautiful, sheltered inshore hot spot. Henry is happy that his 20lb braid is strong enough to cope with any battles in the reeds and grass along the margins, where the fish like to hang out and that's where he and Rennie cast their jigs and plastic lures. Its a red letter day and Henry catches fish after fish, his rattle-head hard plastic lure proving most successful. This is also featured in his tip of the week, where he talks us through some of the all time favourite lures he keeps in his 'Inshore' tackle box. There is also an IGFA feature on the Jack Crevalle with plenty of facts and figures on this hard fighting, attractive looking fish. To watch Inshore North Carolina Redfish now, just login or join