Its Groundhog Day, so host Charlie Moore finds himself going fishing... again. Weird. This time he heads down to his local lake in gloriously sunny southern New Hampshire. He's on great form and the "Sallys" and "Larrys" keep getting caught, again and again and again. Meanwhile at the northern end of the state it's snowing hard and Charlie's son Anthony, on an ice fishing break, is trying to catch Cusk, a freshwater cod. He's not expecting any help soon from his flip-flop wearing dad.
Host Charlie Moore spends time on the Connecticut River with local expert and Youtube angry angler Jim Marco. Needless to say it all becomes quite competitive but there are plenty of large and small mouth bass to go round. There's also plenty of good food and wine to be had along the way.
Fishing “Dunn” Right
Host Charlie Moore hooks up with an old buddy, the actor comedian Jimmy Dunn. Jimmy started his comedy career in the bars and clubs of New England and reached the dizzy heights of starring as Sean McCarthy in TV sitcom "The McCarthys". He spends his spare time paddle boarding - not fishing, so Charlie's got his work cut out trying to get him in to a bass or two.
Charlie takes a trip to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire to give John Dennis his first taste of Bass fishing. John was one of the early stars of sports talk radio, he featured in the film King Pin and hosts the morning show on WEEI in Boston. But has never been fishing before, so Charlie's got his work out. They're fishing on Crescent Lake but Charlie's got it mixed up with "Lake Crystal" from the film 'Friday the 13th'. Will John's casting prove to be a horror show?
The Lure of the Mat
There is no pro sports to be found in the state of Iowa, so College Wrestling is the number one thing. And the biggest name in College wresting is Tom Brands, head coach at the University of Iowa, the most successful college in wrestling history. Tom hasn't done much fishing but is keen to learn from Charlie as they visit a small pond outside Idaho. Charlie hasn't done much wrestling, but is keen to learn from coach Brands and looks pretty good in tights. After checking out a few of the town's favourite restaurants and watering holes, Charlie teams up with local angler Mike "Spooner" Bauer who puts puts him on to a load of bass.
Charlie heads to Austin Texas to do a little fishing with Jeremy Furstenfeld, the drummer from Blue October. But after filling up on BBQ, Texas style, they find that downtown Austin doesn't offer up too many easy fishing spots. After visiting the band putting the finishing touches to their new album "Sway", an afternoon backwater bass fishing from kayaks provides the recreation.
Better Bring Your A Game
It's winter in New England so Charlie heads down to sunny Florida, where he teams up with baseball superstar, 2-time World Series champion Johnny Damon. They tee up for a round of golf but Charlie can't resist chucking his lures into a lake on the course. He's naturally a little miffed when it turns out Johnny is as good an angler as he is a golfer (12 handicap). Charlie goes on to demonstrate just how much fun small pond fishing can be.
When Harry Met Sally
Host Charlie Moore demonstrates how the skills required for fly fishing have eluded him when joins Harry Desmond, owner of the Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing on the Housatonic River, in one of the most unspoilt areas of New England. He quickly switches to a lure on the end of his spinning rod and starts reeling in trout and smallmouths. He also enjoys sampling some of the local exotic beers and whiskies and the regions fantastic cuisine.