Winter Park, Fla. — Sport Fishing Television (SFTV), powered by Ram, comes to life in 2016 with an unprecedented take on the sport, announced Drew Townes, Executive Producer of SFTV. Host and filmmaker Graham Morton teams up with some of the world’s top guides and captains to bring the audience “fishing like you’ve never seen it.” The show will premiere on Pursuit Channel on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. EST and Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. EST. Destination America will air it on Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m. EST.
“The all-new Sport Fishing Television captures some of the world’s best known fisheries — combining the people, places and sport all into one,” said Morton. “Cinematic storytelling is at the core of the 2016 season.”
Florida, Louisiana and Alaska are the first of three global stops. Initial Episodes include:
- The Crossroads: Sebastian, Florida — In a hidden nook on Florida’s Treasure Coast, where the river meets the sea, is one of the world’s most famous fisheries. The SFTV crew battle rough conditions and vengeful anglers and boaters to catch trophy snook and redfish during the fall mullet run.
- Salt and Iron: Venice, Louisiana — Nature and industry make strange bedfellows in this outdoorsman’s paradise where all kinds of species — including tuna, cobia and dolphin — find refuge among the massive oil drilling platforms. With some of the rigs 80 miles offshore, the question is: How far is the SFTV crew willing to go for the big one?
- One Big Happy Biomass: Sitka, Alaska — Graham and the SFTV film crew travel 3,000 miles to Sitka, Alaska, where the recreational fishing industry serves as the town’s backbone. The target: dragon-like lingcod, massive halibut and salmon, the lifeblood of the region’s ecosystem.
“Fishing Television is so much more than two guys on a boat,” said Producer Shawn Bean. “There’s action, drama, interesting people, stunning places, amazing discoveries. Through engaging storytelling and striking visuals, we connect those dots.”
Check local listings for times and specific channel airings. To see episode teasers, what’s upcoming this season and for more information, visit sportfishingmag.com/sport-fishing-television.
About Sport Fishing Television
The all-new Sport Fishing Television, powered by Ram Trucks, is saltwater fishing like you’ve never seen it before. Filmmaker Graham Morton and his documentary crew traverse the map to bring you action-packed, cinematic portraits of the world’s great fisheries.