ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series Features Fly-Fishing Notables Stu Apte and Flip Pallot

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    ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series Features Fly-Fishing Notables Stu Apte and Flip Pallot

    A pair of fly-fishing icons, Stu Apte and Flip Pallot, lead this weekend’s ESPN2 Outdoors programming in the inaugural season of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by TakeMeFishing.org. The fifth episode, set for Sunday, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. ET, will feature the Redbone Celebrity Tournament from Savannah, Ga.

    Anglers were challenged by a biting cold front in this historic seaport, however they persevered by catching a slew of redfish and sea trout. The tournament features teams of two anglers with an experienced local guide with each team earning a set amount of points per catch. Host Jose Wejebe gives his perspective on the unique lifestyle of saltwater fishing and explores the culture of Savannah on the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series.

    The Madfin Shark Series' 2009 championship is set for Sunday at 9 a.m. on ESPN2 where the final two teams battle it out for the title. The shark fishing tournament rewards points to each team for catching the most sharks at more than 5 feet in length.

    ESPN Outdoors personality Mark Zona heads west to California’s Clear Lake to fish with 2009 Bassmaster Classic champion Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., on the World’s Greatest Fishing Show set for Saturday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN2. Reese, also the 2007 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, grew up and learned to fish tournaments on the popular lake and takes Zona out to some of Reese’s memorable spots for this weekend’s show.

    A Day on the Lake, on Saturday at 8 a.m. on ESPN2, features Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bill Lowen of North Bend, Ohio. Lowen has just one day to catch bass on a lake he has never fished and tries to develop a pattern on a 40,000-acre lake affected by dropping water levels and water temperature fluctuations.

    ESPN Outdoors continues to provide the best how-to outdoors programming featuring industry luminaries, experts, athletes and celebrities.

    A complete listing of ESPN Outdoors programming aired on ESPN2 can also be found on ESPNOutdoors.com <http://www.espnoutdoors.com> . Visit ESPNOutdoorsMedia.com <http://www.espnoutdoorsmedia.com> for ESPN Outdoors’ latest releases, schedules and other news and photos.

    ESPN Outdoors Second-Quarter Programming Schedule for April through June

    ESPN Outdoors on ESPN2 for Saturdays
    Fishing Adventurer 7-7:30 a.m. ET
    Beat Charlie Moore 7:30-8 a.m.
    A Day on the Lake 8-8:30 a.m.
    World’s Greatest Fishing Show 8:30-9 a.m.
    The Bassmasters 9-10 a.m.

    ESPN Outdoors on ESPN2 for Sundays
    Get Schooled 7-7:30 a.m. ET
    Going Coastal 7:30-8 a.m.
    Wanna Go Fishing 8-8:30 a.m
    ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series 8:30-9 a.m.
    Madfin Shark Series 9-9:30 a.m.
    Spanish Fly 9:30-10 a.m.
    * Times and shows 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 <http://Bassmaster.com> , ESPNOutdoors.com <http://www.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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    Media Contact: Anthony Bartkowski, (407) 566-2135 or anthony.a.bartkowski@espn.com <mailto:anthony.a.bartkowski@espn.com>
    Doug Grassian, (407) 566-2216 or doug.grassian@espn.com <mailto:doug.grassian@espn.com>
     
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