ESPN2’s The Bassmasters with 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion Saturday

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 Feb 27th, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Feb 27th, 2009 at 12:00 AM

ESPN2’s The Bassmasters on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. ET will relive the action of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic with ESPN Outdoors personalities Tommy Sanders and Mark Zona, along with an in-studio appearance by Classic champion Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., in the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Highlight Show.

The Bassmasters will take a look back at the Classic on the Red River out of Shreveport-Bossier City, La., where Reese bested 50 other competitors, including 2008 Toyota Tundra Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year Kim Bain-Moore of Alabaster, Ala., who made history as the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster Classic. Reese, the 2007 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, will share the tactics that led him to his first Classic crown with a three-day total of 54 pounds, 13 ounces, edging 2003 Bassmaster Classic winner Mike Iaconelli of Runnemede, N.J., by 11 ounces.

ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Sunday returns with four fresh episodes, highlighted by Spanish Fly’s conclusion of its four-part series from the Seychelles Islands and the remote Atolls of the Indian Ocean on ESPN2 at 9 a.m. ESPN Outdoors personality and host Jose Wejebe brings the series to a climactic close when he and the crew must choose a fishing location as a tropical depression approaches.

Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing features the fabled cobia run of the Broad River out of Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 a.m. Host George Poveromo and local guide Jim Clark review the tricks to catch cobia. The Broad River is best known as one of the largest cobia spawns in the United States, typically starting in April-May.

The Best of Offshore Adventures with host Chris Fischer takes viewers back to Costa Rica, where the baitfish-filled waters invite some close encounters with yellowfin tuna and sharks. The 8 a.m. show highlights cameraman Rich Christensen’s Offshore Adventures career, which has included some outrageous underwater moments, including a shark attack.

Cyril Chauquet, host of ESPN2’s Fishing Adventurer, heads to the tundra of the Canadian North on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. to fish for arctic char and trophy brook trout that have returned from the saltwater of Ungava Bay. This week’s episode closes with Chauquet catching a large, hooked-jaw, male brook trout.

ESPN Outdoors will continue to provide quality programming and tips from professionals and experts who give the latest information with the most entertaining and exciting outdoor action on television and the Web.

A complete listing of ESPN Outdoors programming aired on ESPN2 can also be found on http://www.ESPNOutdoors.com. Visit http://www.ESPNOutdoorsMedia.com for ESPN Outdoors’ latest releases, schedules and other news, plus photos, video and audio clips and more.

ESPN Outdoors First-Quarter Programming Schedule for January through March

ESPN Outdoors on ESPN2 for Saturdays
8 a.m. A Day on the Lake
8:30 a.m. World’s Greatest Fishing Show
9 a.m. The Bassmasters
10 a.m. The Bassmasters

ESPN Outdoors on ESPN2 for Sundays
7 a.m. Madfin Shark Tournament
7:30 a.m. Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing
8 a.m. Best of Offshore Adventures
8:30 a.m. Fishing Adventurer
9 a.m. Going Coastal
9:30 a.m. Spanish Fly

* Times and show subject to change.

About ESPN Outdoors: Since its inception in 1980, ESPN Outdoors has strived to inform and entertain anglers, hunters and people of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. ESPN Outdoors is committed to increasing awareness of and participation in outdoor activities, a direction best exemplified by television programming on ESPN2. Each year, ESPN Outdoors stages more than 30 marquee events, including the Bassmaster Classic. ESPN Outdoors is comprised of BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, and a growing array of multimedia platforms, including Bassmaster.com, ESPNOutdoors.com and programming on ESPN2, in addition to promotions and activities that deliver a clear message of conservation and ethical sportsmanship.


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