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ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series Releases Rescheduled Tournament Dates

by: ESPN Outdoors,

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Jose Wejebe recently named host of ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series.
Photo by ESPN Outdoors
(Oct. 02, 2008 - ) Due to weather cancellations at its first two events, ESPN Outdoors, the worldwide leader in outdoor events coverage, has announced a revamped schedule for the 2008 ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series. The series will receive television coverage on ESPN2 on Sundays in April 2009 and will be presented on other ESPN multi media platforms including ESPNOutdoors.com and a newly devoted annual magazine, the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series, which will publish in the Spring of 2009.

The multimedia coverage will still highlight six world-class, stand-alone events and the first rescheduled event, the Key West S.L.A.M., is set for Oct. 17-19 after its initial cancellation due to Hurricane Ike in early September. Also, added to the slate of events this season is the Oct. 23-25 Lowcountry Celebrity Classic out of Charleston, S.C. The event will take the place of the F.C.A. Montauk SLAM Redbone @ Large, which was also cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Participants will include world-renowned professional anglers and renowned guides from the sportfishing industry as well as celebrities from the sports world. The ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series will focus on several different types of sportfish including redfish, striped bass, tarpon, bonefish, sailfish, sea trout and permit.

A full schedule of events including the featured sportfish can be found below. The ESPNOutdoors website will be the home for daily event coverage and will provide photo galleries, game stories and analysis from each event.

For more information, contact ESPN Outdoors Communications at (407) 566-2208.

ESPN OUTDOORS SALTWATER SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE LOCATION EVENT
NAME
EVENT
TYPE
Oct. 3-5 Key Largo, Fla. Mercury Redbone Series Baybone Celebrity Tournament Permit, Bonefish
Oct. 17-19 Key West, Fla. Mercury Redbone S.L.A.M.
(Southernmost Light Tackle Anglers Masters) Celebrity Tournament
Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit
Oct. 23-25 Charleston, S.C. Lowcountry Red Trout Celebrity Classic Redfish, Sea Trout
Nov. 7-9 Islamorada, Fla. Mercury Redbone Series Redbone Celebrity Tournament Redfish, Bonefish
Nov. 21-24 Grand Bahama, Bahamas Fall Deep Water Cay Celebrity
Bonefish Classic Redbone @ Large
Bonefish
Dec. 12-14 Islamorada, Fla. Don Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic Redbone @ Large Sailfish

About ESPN Outdoors:
Since its inception in 1980, ESPN Outdoors has strived to inform and entertain anglers, hunters, campers 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 the Bassmaster and ESPNOutdoors websites and programming on ESPN2, in addition to promotions and activities that deliver a clear message of conservation and ethical sportsmanship.
Jose Wejebe- Host of ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series and Spanish Fly on ESPN2
Photo by ESPN Outdoors