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"The CITGO Bassmasters" on Clear Lake


(Apr. 22, 2003 - ) Texas angler Alton Jones left a trail of disgruntled West Coast anglers in his wake as he staged his come-from-behind win at the CITGO Bassmaster Tour stop on California's Clear Lake. After all, Robert Lee of Angel's Camp had just dominated on the Delta and Clear Lake is home water for several Golden Gate State pros - but Jones took the win with a hybrid technique that raised eyebrows and is sure to inspire imitators.

This week's "CITGO Bassmasters" captures the conclusion of the hard-fought tourney, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on ESPN2.

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Saturday, April 26
7:00 a.m. - "Wal-Mart Great Outdoors"
Jack Youngblood is once again on the trail of wild turkeys as he hunts for the big birds in Kansas with guest Rod Haydel.

7:30 a.m. - "Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing"
Lafitte, La., is well off the beaten path, and Captain Theophile Bourgeois' Cajun Chalet is even farther than that! The shallow marsh area teems with big redfish.

7:55 a.m. - "Backroads with Ron and Raven"
Do you think the life of a dog trainer is filled with hours of playing with man's best friend? Well, as Ron Schara recently found out that the life of a dog trainer is not all fun and games.

8:00 a.m. - "Jimmy Houston Outdoors"
In the first part of this show Jimmy is crappie fishing on Kirwin Reservoir with Dennis Hamil. Kirwin is part of a wild life refuge and is known for big crappie and walleye.

8:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Meet Tre Sides, last year's silver medal winner in the shotgun event at the 2002 Great Outdoor Games, as he shows us his spectacular shotgun skills at the skeet range.

8:30 a.m. - "The Bass Class with Denny Brauer"
Topwater baits are some of the easiest and most exciting lures to use for bass fishing, but there are few techniques one can use to make them more effective. Denny uses a popping bait to demonstrate the variety of ways to take advantage of a topwater bite.

8:55 a.m. - "Photos in the Wild"
A good digital camera has features that allow you to control exposure on your images, making for much higher quality.

9:00 a.m. - "Sportsman's Challenge with Ron Franklin"
Doug Hannon and Justin Gyger fly into Terrace, B.C. to try their luck chasing Chinook salmon.

9:25 a.m. - "Big Games Bites"
Captain Darrin explains the spread strategy he uses while tournament fishing for white and blue marlin and sailfish in the Dominican Republic.

9:30 a.m. - "North American Outdoors"
Dan Larson Dan would rather fly fish than eat, and Alaska offers some of the best sockeye salmon action he's ever seen.

9:55 a.m. - "The Hunt for Big Fish"
With pilot Steve Raney and veteran Alaskan bushman George Davis and friend Steve Yatomi, Larry joins father-and-son team Karl and Karl Jr. to find the mother lode of giant lingcod, some reaching weights of 70 pounds.

10:00 a.m. - "Fly Fishing America"
When the western rivers are at their best, everyone and their brother seems to know it and things can get a little busy on the water. That's why host Chad Foster treats himself to a scenic pack trip to the high mountain lakes of Montana for solitude at its finest and some darn good fishing to top it all off. Chad is joined by mountain lake expert Rod King.

10:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Meet Tre Sides, last year's silver medal winner in the shotgun event at the 2002 Great Outdoor Games, as he shows us his spectacular shotgun skills at the skeet range.

Sunday, April 27

7:00 a.m. - "In Search of Fly Water"
Our Botswana back country adventure continues as co-host Jim Costolnick casts in the shadows of giants. Elephants, lions and crocks still guard the water's edges but under the Okavango Delta's surface, the razor-toothed tiger fish reigns supreme.

7:25 a.m. - "Legends and Lore"
Ask any angler what the number one goal in fishing is and the answer is almost always the same: qualifying for the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. So when a competitor finally qualifies for the Classic the first time, bass fishing's biggest event can seem a little overwhelming.

7:30 a.m. - "Inshore Angler with Mike Dyess"
The Carolinas are known for great fishing on the Outer Banks, but the inshore bite isn't bad either.

7:55 a.m. - "Jose Wejebe's Vida del Mar"
Pucker up: Jose shows how looking at the way a fish's mouth is shaped can help you catch it.

8:00 a.m. - "Dodge Outfitters Almanac"
If you want to experience the best salmon fishing in the world, you'll have to go to Alaska. This week Alaska Bush Camps is the place to be. Located on a small island in the Nushagak River, this outfitting camp is truly like no other.

8:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Meet Tre Sides, last year's silver medal winner in the shotgun event at the 2002 Great Outdoor Games, as he shows us his spectacular shotgun skills at the skeet range.

8:30 a.m. - "Under Wild Skies - Africa"
The safari continues from the Selous Game Reserve with Nyasa wildebeest hunting. Both Tony Makris and Kayne Robinson take animals and we take a get at the great wildebeest migration of East Africa.

8:55 a.m. - "K9 Nation"
Turkey dogs offer an exciting approach to fall turkey hunting. Unlike in the spring when turkey hunting is done in the rut, fall gobbler hunting requires long hikes to locate a silent band of birds. Turkey dogs extend a hunter's ability to locate and flush those birds so that a hunter can go to work calling them back together.

9:00 a.m. - "Advantage Adventures with Tom Miranda"
Come along on three exciting hunts and hunting strategies with guests Paul Voz and Dr. Chuck Leidheiser after 'rut' impala with Huntley Ferriera Safaris, South Africa.

9:25 a.m. - "Shoot More Shoot More Often"
For many hunters, long shots at big-bodied birds just wont work; their steel shot just doesn't seem to reach out and bring those birds down. That's why there's tungsten, which is made for increased knockdown power, and allows hunters to hit and bring down the birds that would other wise fly off into the distance.