Category: press release

 Jan 3rd, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jan 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 AM

(Deerfield, IL, January 3, 2008) — Jim Saric Outdoors, Inc. today announced that the second season of The Musky Hunter, the only show exclusively dedicated to the hard-to-catch ‘fish of ten thousand casts,’ will begin on Saturday, January 5th with the show “Predators.” The show will continue to run on Saturday mornings for 13 consecutive weeks on Fox Sports Net-North and Comcast SportsNet in 7 Midwestern states, and also expand to The Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. Viewing schedules vary by time zone and service provider and can be found at www.muskyhuntertv.com.The 30-minute shows cover everything from the basics of catching muskies to strategies and secret tips for fishermen from the flooded forests to the massive Lake of the Woods. Well-known angler Jim Saric, publisher of Musky Hunter magazine, produces and hosts the show and is joined by other popular anglers as they catch and release fish, several in the 50-inch class. “We’ve had extremely positive feedback from season one and we’ve packed season two with even more action,” said Jim Saric. “More and more anglers are turning on to musky fishing and our show will educate them as well as offer many tips and tricks for serious musky anglers. After the premier season, I wanted to expand the show in terms of viewers, states and borders. I’m excited we were able to achieve that goal. Viewers should expect good things to come!”Last summer, two episodes of the inaugural season, “Crazy Eights” and “Trophy Hunt” won Telly Awards for editing and cinematography. The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable TV programs and last year received more than 14,000 entries worldwide. Fans of the show can view these shows and the entire season one by purchasing a DVD at: http://www.muskyhuntercatalog.com/acatalog/Online_Catalog_DVDs_Videos_6.html. The show will reach now reach more than 13 million households throughout North America. Viewers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin can tune in on Saturdays 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 on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (CST) through Comcast Sports Net on local cable (check listings), DirecTV/Ch. 640 and Dishnet/Ch. 429. The show will also air on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (CST) on The Sportsman Channel (check listings). Viewers in Canada can watch the show on the World Fishing Network (check listings) on Saturdays at 9 a.m. (CST). 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 Helen’s Musky Shop, 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. He’s 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 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. Musky anglers are generally male, aged 18-49 and spend $3,000+ on fishing equipment — more than other fresh-water anglers. Since more than 90 percent of muskies are released, the sport has a rich and thriving future. Musky Hunter Television and Magazine are registered trademarks. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. THE MUSKY HUNTER TELEVISION SHOWP.O. Box 145Deerfield, IL 60015muskyhuntertv.com FACT SHEETTHE MUSKY HUNTER — EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS January 5, 2008: PredatorsThere are two ways to get a big musky’s attention: speed and size. Jim Saric and Tom Sullivan illustrate how to use big profile lures and speed to trigger strikes from trophy muskies in a variety of conditions. January 12, 2008: Timberland Jim Saric and Chad Cain battle muskies in heavy timber and unlock the mystery of fishing the “flooded forest” that is southern reservoir fishing in early spring. January 19, 2008: Monument Bay MonstersLake of the Woods is a massive body of water with thousands of islands and miles of shoreline. Jim Saric and hall of fame angler Spence Petros unlock the mysteries and demonstrate key Lake of the Woods summer patterns. January 26, 2008: Fall FlexibilityFall may be trophy musky time, but it is also a turbulent time with frequent weather changes. Jim Saric and Dick Heckel tackle some big muskies in a myriad of changing fall weather conditions, illustrating you have to be willing to change tactics to be successful in fall. February 2, 2008: Reservoir DawgsWarm water and baitfish are the two ingredients to focus on when fishing muskies in reservoirs in early spring. While trolling a southern reservoir in early spring, Jim Saric and Charlie Buhler detail how wind, water color and water temperature can impact musky location and attitude. February 9, 2008: Current ConsiderationsWhether the current is natural or produced by strong winds, one thing is certain: it attracts muskies! Jim Saric and Musky Hunter Magazine Managing Editor Steve Heiting scrutinize several current situations while battling trophy muskies in a variety of spots. February 16 2008: Time ManagementHow to manage your time on the water depends not only on your familiarity with the water, but whether you are fishing for a few hours or the entire day. First, Jim Saric and Tom Sullivan illustrate different approaches to manage your day. Then, Jim Saric and Professional Musky Tournament Trail angler Joe McCartin discuss how to fish new waters and determine patterns. February 23, 2008: Quickstrike SecretsLive suckers are an excellent solution to catching muskies in fall. However, when used incorrectly, they can be deadly to muskies. Jim Saric and John Mich demonstrate how to use various quickstrike rigs with live suckers and how to use lures to decoy muskies to the boat. March 1, 2008: Soft Plastic Solutions Tough fall conditions require soft plastic solutions to trigger strikes. Jim Saric and Rich Belanger from St. Croix Rods dig deep into cover on a post-frontal bluebird day. Then Jim Saric, Brad Ruh and Dennis Lappen from Musky Innovations team up in a drastic cold front. March 8, 2008: WindowsFeeding windows are periods of musky activity that are usually caused by environmental changes. Jim Saric and Pro Guide Mike Hulbert discuss how to recognize and maximize your time in feeding windows. After, Jim provides some catch and release tips to ensure the future of our fisheries. March 15, 2008: A Musky Runs Through ItRivers are dynamic systems with rapidly changing water levels and moving baitfish. In mid-summer, the muskies establish home ranges on large food shelves. Once this happens, it’s a matter of determining where on the food shelf the muskies are feeding. Jim Saric, Pro Guide Mike Lazarus, and Tom Sullivan team up for some incredible summer-time trolling action on big rivers. March 22, 2008: TBA March 29, 2008: TBA

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