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ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series Explores Key West on Sunday;

Two Alabama Lakes Featured Saturday on ESPN2


ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series 2nd episodes in Key West.
Photo by BASS Communications
ESPN crew filming Tommy Biffle's victory on Wheeler Lake.
Photo by BASS Communications
(Apr. 09, 2009 - ) ESPN2 Outdoors programming continues this weekend, highlighted by the second episode of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series presented by TakeMeFishing.org on Sunday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m. ET. Fishing fans will also receive a healthy dose of freshwater programming with two well-known bass fisheries in Alabama featured Saturday on The Bassmasters (Wheeler Lake) and World's Greatest Fishing Show (Lake Guntersville).

This week's episode of the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series covers the 2008 Redbone SLAM Celebrity Tournament from Key West, Fla., in which two-angler teams compete to land the most bonefish, permit and tarpon, with the help of experienced local guides. ESPN Outdoors personality Jose Wejebe hosts the episode, as viewers are introduced to the unique lifestyle of saltwater fishing enthusiasts and the culture of Key West.

The Bassmasters, set for Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN2, details Tommy Biffle's victory at the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel on Wheeler Lake out of Decatur, Ala. The Elite pro from Wagoner, Okla., found a secluded and shallow cove on Wheeler Lake where he flipped and pitched his way to his fourth BASS title. ESPN Outdoors personalities Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders will analyze Biffle's approach and winning pattern.

In keeping with the Alabama theme, Lake Guntersville is the backdrop for Saturday's World's Greatest Fishing Show, set for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN2. Host Mark Zona is joined by Bassmaster Elite Series pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C., and the two are immediately challenged to find fish while the water is at about 39 degrees. Zona and Hite, a two-time Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and the 1999 Bassmaster Classic champion, encounter duck hunters, pranks, challenging conditions and more.

Going Coastal, on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on ESPN2, features the excitement of fly-fishing for blue sharks with host Byron Velvick. Velvick, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, teams up with Capt. Conway Bowman, a professional fly-fishing guide who hunts sharks. Setting out from San Diego, Velvick fly-fishes for the first time, sight-casting to 150-pound blue sharks.

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 the ESPNOutdoors website.

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 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. ESP