Outdoor Channel Hooks Viewers With Fishing Shows

announced six key shows in its fishing lineup: Ultimate
Match Fishing, Ultimate Match Fishing – College Edition,
Sportfishing with Lee Horsley, Offshore Adventures, Outfitters
Almanac and Ultimate Outdoors. All new programming is slated to kick off in
2007 and 2008.

these programs to our lineup reflects Outdoor Channel’s commitment to
consistently provide quality, best-in-class content for our viewers,” said
Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor Channel. “Anglers are an
important audience to us, and we want to make sure that their diverse interests
are represented on the network.”

The six
fishing shows offer a range of differing interests like fishing adventures out
at sea, personal stories from world-traveling outfitters and guides, and
exciting head-to-head angler competitions.

Ultimate Match Fishing and Ultimate Fishing – College Edition are returning.
Ultimate Match Fishing, a Telly Award-winning program, matches six of the top
professional anglers from the BASS Elite Series field against six of the top
anglers from the FLW Tour. In a groundbreaking departure from other
tournament-style programming, this competition features pros like Luke Clausen
and Boyd Duckett fishing head to head from the same boat. Ultimate Match Fishing
– College Edition promises to excite a new generation of fans with its unique
head-to-head format. Featuring the top collegiate anglers from 12 Division I
universities, some of the schools competing include



Western Sportfishing
, hosted by Lee Horsley, covers the
exciting world of sportfishing like never before. Although Lee Horsley first
gained national notoriety by playing the leading role on Matt Houston, he has
been a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and advocate for fishing. Combining his
on-screen abilities and personal passion for the outdoors, Lee travels up and
down the coast of
California and

Oregon, teaming up with
many local captains on his fishing adventures. In addition to the exciting
footage from their sportfishing trips, Lee and his guests pass along plenty of
information for viewers who would want to take their own fishing adventure out

fishing show and part travelogue, Offshore Adventures provides viewers with an
exciting look at the worldwide sport of fishing. Chronicling the exciting lives
of four courageous friends who left the comforts of life on land, hosts Chris
and Melissa Fischer set out with their crew to explore life at sea. Traveling
to saltwater destinations near and far, this crew embarks on many fishing
adventures throughout the diverse marine world, discovering new species and
cultural traditions with each exciting episode.

Almanac is dedicated to the many outfitters and guides who work all over the
country to provide countless outdoor adventures for their clients and take
quite a few of their own as well. With a new outfitter telling their story each
week, viewers can start to understand the passion that these professionals have
for their jobs and the outfitters can share their favorite stories with viewers
from all over the country.

Outdoors is a show for the well-rounded outdoor enthusiast. Hosted by the
multi-talented Wayne Pearson, Ultimate Outdoors uses a magazine format to
include fishing, hunting and clips of general outdoor recreation in each

doesn’t just limit the show to his own region. Instead, he travels all over the
world to find new adventures and target new species.

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