CATCH IT ON TV: FISH OF TEN THOUSAND CASTS NETS OWN MORNING SHOW
(Deerfield, IL, December 4, 2006) -- Jim Saric Outdoors, Inc. today announced that The Musky Hunter, the first television show ever dedicated solely to the hard-to-catch musky, will debut on Fox Sports Net-North and Comcast SportsNet in seven Midwestern states on Saturday mornings starting January 6 and running through March. Thirteen episodes of the 30-minute show will cover everything from the basics of catching muskies to strategies and secret tips for fishermen who have been chasing the fish for years. Well-known angler Jim Saric, editor of Musky Hunter magazine, produces and hosts the show and is joined throughout the series by many other popular anglers as they catch and release fish, several in the 50-inch class. Music from Frankie Sullivan of the popular 80s rock band, Survivor, is also featured. (See attached fact sheet with episode descriptions). "This has been a lifelong dream of mine and it's not your daddy's fishing show," said Jim Saric. "The fast pace and great music bring alive the challenge and excitement of chasing muskies. We'll take viewers with us to some of the most passionate musky states. There is a growing enthusiasm for the sport and I hope to expand the show in terms of viewers, states and borders following the inaugural season." The show will reach 9 million households in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Viewers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin can tune in at 7:30 a.m. (CST) through Fox Sports Net-North on local cable (check listings), DirecTV/Ch. 641 and Dishnet /Ch. 436. Those in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa can see the show at 10:30 a.m. (CST) through Comcast Sports Net on local cable (check listings), DirecTV/Ch. 640 and Dishnet/Ch. 429. Visit www.muskyhuntertv.com for the latest programming schedule and updates. Program sponsors include Ranger Boats, M/G by Lindy, Mercury Outboards, Musky Innovations, Rollie and Helens Musky Shop, Illinois Pipe Trades, Beckman Nets, St. Croix, MotorGuide, Salmo, Musky Hunter Magazine and Farm and City Insurance Services. Host Jim Saric is the publisher, editor and owner of Musky Hunter Magazine, the largest musky fishing publication in North America. Hes produced 5 top-selling videos on the subject, and is a seven-time musky tournament winner. Jim has appeared on outdoor televisions shows for the past 15 years, co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Complete Guide to Musky Hunting, and speaks at more than 30 seminars across the Nation annually. Jim owns Jim Saric Outdoors, Inc., which is dedicated to elevating the sport of musky fishing by educating anglers through print, web and now television. Known as a difficult fish to catch, or the fish of 'ten thousand casts,' fishing for muskies is one of the fastest growing angling sports in the US and Canada. Muskies can be found in 36 states. Most recently, the fish have been introduced to waters in western states, including New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Washington. Musky anglers are generally male, aged 18-49 and spend $3,000+ on fishing equipment -- more than other fresh-water anglers. More women take up the sport every year. Since more than 90 percent of muskies are released, the sport has a rich and thriving future. -- ### --
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THE MUSKY HUNTER TELEVISION SHOW P.O. Box 145 Deerfield, IL 60015 muskyhuntertv.com PRESS CONTACT: Suzanne Saric (847) 267-0034 [email protected]
EDITORS NOTE: More information and photos are available at www.muskyhuntertv.com
FACT SHEET THE MUSKY HUNTER -- EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS
January 6, 2007: UnMatch the Hatch Southern reservoirs are loaded with shad and sometimes you have to get your bait noticed to trigger a strike. Jim Saric and Charlie Buhler tackle a southern reservoir early in the season at a time when most northern waters are still frozen.
January 13, 2007: Trophy Hunt Jim Saric and Tom Sullivan search, find, battle and release trophy muskies in mid-summer, while discussing the differences between trophy and action waters.
January 20, 2007: Crazy 8s A properly executed figure 8 at boat side is a deadly maneuver. Jim Saric and Jim Bortz show you the effectiveness of this technique with some incredible boat side strikes.
January 27, 2007: Sea of Shad Jim Saric and Charlie Buhler troll a Midwest reservoir searching for muskies herding shad in early season. Trolling can be feast or famine at this time, but when you find a pack of muskies, it is pandemonium.
February 3, 2007: Big Water Bruisers Big water and big muskies go hand-in-hand. Jim Saric and Gregg Thomas conquer some big waves and dissect some big spots, while fighting some big muskies.
February 10, 2007: Pieces of the Puzzle Early season can be unpredictable. Despite brutal post-frontal conditions, Jim Saric and Steve Heiting scrutinize several early season patterns, including open-water suspended muskies.
February 17, 2007: Summer Strategies Catching muskies in mid-summer requires fishing long hours and applying various techniques. In this two-part episode, Jim Saric and Frank Walter (Farm and City Insurance contest winner) speed troll; and, Jim Saric and Tom Sullivan illustrate some topwater fundamentals.
February 24, 2007: Autumn Assault Fall actually begins earlier than some realize. Jim Saric and Ted Takasaki, President of Lindy, discuss the many environmental factors that signal a shallow movement of big muskies.
March 3, 2007: Make Them Bite The heat of the summer requires many different approaches. Jim Saric and Mike Hulbert explore multiple presentations from topwater to soft plastics to trigger strikes.
March 10, 2007: Night Stalkers Fishing pressure and boating traffic often drive muskies into a night feed. Jim Saric and Chad Cain engage in a night stalking expedition for big muskies.
March 3, 2007: Fall Frenzy Fall represents a changing of the seasons and with it, changing water conditions. In this two-part episode, Jim Saric and Jim Stewart, owner of Rollie and Helens Musky Shop, discuss some weed patterns; and then, Jim Saric and Dennis Radloff tackle some river muskies.