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Hell's Bay Boatworks presents sixth season of Flats Class TV

Host Capt. C.A. Richardson will hold Flats Class TV premiere party

by: Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications

Capt. C.A. Richardson fishing from his Hells Bay can be seen this season on three cable channels including The Sportsman Channel, the World Fishing Network (WFN) and throughout Florida on Sun Sports.
Photo by Pete Johnson
(Mar. 23, 2012 - ST. PETERSBURG, FL.) One of the most respected instructors, inshore guides and TV hosts in the South, Capt. C.A. Richardson, begins his sixth season of his educational and award-winning Flats Class TV fishing show to be seen throughout 2012 on three cable networks.

The first of 13 episodes begins airing on The Sportsman Channel, Monday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. as part of an eight-hour fishing block, with more airings on Saturdays and Sundays. Additional cablecasts will also be on Sun Sports HD and WFN, the World Fishing Network.

The series is presented by Titusville, Fla., flats skiff builder Hell's Bay Boatworks, where Richardson is an active pro staff member and spokesperson.

"This season we'll be teaching viewers the important 'how-to's' offishing our popular inshore estuaries dotting the coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic withsome of the sport's best light tackleexperts," said Richardson. "On our premiere cablecast we're sight-fishing the Indian River Lagoon system near Titusville. Capt. Todd Fuller is the specialguest host/instructor who is also the GM at Hell's Bay. Todd shares some of his topshallow water strategies for targeting ultra skinny water reds plus a few helpfulpoling tips. We evenstop by the plant and take a quick look around at what's new in 2012."

Other series' venues include the Keys, Biscayne Bay, 10,000 Islands and Louisiana.

"C.A. has a huge fan base not only through millions of viewers of his cable shows, his Flat Class Version 2.0 fishing classes, and his informative website but through his accessibility at seminars and speaking engagements," said Fuller. "He's a well liked speaker drawing positive attention to the organizations, causes and companies he represents.

"We were impressed with C.A.'s appeal and his knowledge in answering questions from visitors in our exhibits at the recent Ft. Lauderdale and Miami boat shows," said Fuller. "He envelops an energy and excitement for this sport while educating anglers on so many levels. Plus his fishing ethics, conservation views and stewardship make him an ideal representative supporting Hell's Bay's philosophy.

"C.A. uses his Neptune model Hell's Bay in his Flats Class TV programming," added Fuller, "and he also has other models of Hell's Bay in the ready depending on the specific focus of the show and the type of fishing waters where he'll be taping at his disposal."

Hell's Bay contest for Flats Class TV premiere party in Tampa Bay area

A contest to attend the season premiere party viewing of Richardson's first two episodes - Indian River Reds and N.E. Fla. Flounder -- on Monday evening, March 26 from 7 - 9 p.m., is being held by Hell's Bay on its Facebook page.

To enter go to

The winner will be notified by email Monday morning with the premiere party location.

Richardson's website is at the captaincarichardson website. Contact him at Flats Class TV & Professional Guide Services at 727-647-9356, or e-mail at For more on Hell's Bay visit them on the web at the hellsbayboatworks website. Hell's Bay Boatworks is located at 1520 Chaffee Drive in Titusville. Contact Fuller by phone at 321-383-8223.or at .