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'THE CITGO BASSMASTERS' CAPTURES HILL'S MARCH TO VICTORY

ESPN Outdoors Programming Preview for June 2

by: ESPN Outdoors,

(Jun. 02, 2003 - ) There was no beating Oklahoma's Kenyon Hill at the final stop on the CITGO Bassmaster Tour presented by Busch Beer. After leading the field into the second-day cut, Hill joined the other top 12 anglers on Alabama's Lake Jordon, where they fished a links-style course of fishing holes in the Bassmaster Showdown format.

Saturday's episode of "The CITGO Bassmasters" captures both Hill's victory and the ceremony awarding Jay Yelas the 2003 Busch BASS Angler of the Year title. It's all on ESPN2, Saturday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The episode will air again in a special time slot, June 22 at 6 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2.

A complete weekend listing for ESPN Outdoors on ESPN2 appears below:

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Saturday, June 7


7:00 a.m. - "Wal-Mart Great Outdoors"
Bert Jones and Blaine Townsend head down to bayou country to try their hand at hooking some monster Louisiana redfish.

7:30 a.m. - "Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing"
During the spring, some of the largest dolphin anywhere migrate past the Abaco Beach Resort in the Bahamas, and George Poveromo and friend Harry Vernon III go after them on the troll. As the duo proves, the action often gets fast and furious once you locate the frigate birds.

7:55 a.m. - "Backroads with Ron and Raven"
The bite is on one of the nation's premier walleye lakes. Ron Schara and Raven the Black Lab recently fished Lake Mille Lacs to see if the fish really were biting.

8:00 a.m. - "Jimmy Houston Outdoors"
Jimmy is bass fishing in Missouri with Johnny Graham, a music and film production company owner from Tulsa, Okla. He is an avid bass fisherman and put together a CD called "Fish Tunes."

8:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Meet Jamie Fischer, the gold medallist in the Men's Boom Run, as he shows us his log rolling and boom run skills at his home in Stillwater, Minn.

8:30 a.m. - "The Bass Class with Denny Brauer"
Denny goes to southern Alabama to demostrate the advantages of the flippin' tube.

8:55 a.m. - "Photos in the Wild"
This week, learn how to crop, change color temperatures, and, in general, manipulate digital images with your computer.

9:00 a.m. - "Sportsman's Challenge with Ron Franklin"
Each year, the bass clubs of the Big Ten Conference universities send teams of their best anglers to compete in the "Big Ten Classic." This year, Lonnie Stanley is invited to participate in the collegiate "Bass Madness" and has a chance to spend a day on the water with the tournament's winner.

9:25 a.m. - "Big Games Bites"
Norm and Darrin share their tricks of the trade when it comes to matching the proper hook with the right lure, water condition and traveling situation.

9:30 a.m. - "North American Outdoors"
Bill Miller is in his favorite state on today's show: Texas. Usually, Bill comes to the Lone Star state in search of whitetail deer, but today, he's hunting near Abilene, after the elusive bobwhite quail.

9:55 a.m. - "The Hunt for Big Fish"
Our band of adventurers finds camping on the desert invigorating, but the Nile's 60 degree water temperatures have the perch holding in odd spots.

10:00 a.m. - "Fly Fishing America"
Local flats expert Rick Lauman takes Chad out to a few of his favorite spots off the Biloxi shoreline, where hooking 20-pound reds is not uncommon. Landing them, as Chad finds out, can be a whole different story.

10:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Meet Jamie Fischer, the gold medallist in the Men's Boom Run, as he shows us his log rolling and boom run skills at his home in Stillwater, Minn.

Sunday, June 8

7:00 a.m. - "In Search of Fly Water"
Jim Costolnick and Dick Recchia travel to one of Canada's fly fishing hot spots: Labrador. With visions of hooking the ultra-elusive and prized Atlantic salmon, they challenge the Eagle River and the strength of their fly tackle!

7:25 a.m. - "Legends and Lore"
The CITGO Bassmaster Classic has always been viewed as an all or nothing event. Does anyone remember the guy who finished second? We ask Tommy Biffle and Dalton Bobo.

7:30 a.m. - "Inshore Angler with Mike Dyess"
Mike is back in Florida, fishing one of the best fisheries in the nation.

7:55 a.m. - "Jose Wejebe's Vida del Mar"
Join Jose as he talks about pods of fish that attract game fish.

8:00 a.m. - "Dodge Outfitters Almanac"
New Mexico, the land of enchantment, is home to prime elk hunting in its unforgiving mountains. Join Wayne Pearson at Milligan Brand Outfitters for big game delights.

8:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Meet Jamie Fischer, the gold medallist in the Men's Boom Run, as he shows us his log rolling and boom run skills at his home in Stillwater, Minn.

8:30 a.m. - "Under Wild Skies - Africa"
Donna Makris uses her camera to shoot Thompson's gazelle and impala. We also share an adventure photographing game on the continent.

8:55 a.m. - "K9 Nation"
Professional dog trainer Woody Thurman tells how important off-season conditioning is for your dog. He explains how vital water is to a dog's conditioning, allowing for a long and healthy life.

9:00 a.m. - "Advantage Adventures with Tom Miranda"
See what it takes to get archery-close to whitetail bucks. We tag along for exciting encounters, with great over-the-shoulder perspective with Tom and guest Bill Jordan.

9:25 a.m. - "Shoot More Shoot More Often"
This is the show to watch if you are thinking about introducing kids to the fun of shooting. Bill Miller takes a couple of young friends to shoot .22's at spinning targets.

9:30 a.m. - "Destination Outdoors"
Under the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in the barren desert foothills of Southern Arizona, mythic heroes of the American West haunt our collective memories. On the outskirts of Tucson, at the Lazy K Bar Ranch, the ranching and wrangling lifestyle is still alive and well. Those same Catalina mountains are also home to the United States' southern-most ski area, Mt. Lemon, and some of the best mountain biking found anywhere.

9:55 a.m. - "A Century of Conservation"
Join us as we spotlight the National Bison Range in Montana.

10:00 a.m. - "K9 Nation"
Alex Washburn and her Labrador retriever Ticket are the defending gold medal winners in the Retriever Trials of the ESPN Great Outdoor Games. Ticket is a product of Alex's own breeding program but that is only part of their story. Alex and Ticket's fellow retriever trial competitors, Larry McMurray and his Labrador retriever Pepper, are Great Outdoor Games medallists. Currently gearing up for this summer's ESPN Great Outdoor Games in Reno, Nevada, Larry and Pepper are also avid waterfowl hunters. They will join their friends Alex and Ticket to share the story of a unique bond that exists between sporting dogs and their owners.

10:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Meet Jamie Fischer, the gold medallist in the Men's Boom Run, as he shows us his log rolling and boom run skills at his home in Stillwater, Minn.

10:30 a.m. - "Spanish Fly"
Jose Wejebe and Raul Rivera head off Key West to catch shark. By creating a scent line using jacks, they attract sharks to the area. Also, Wejebe swims around tiger sharks as they eat a dead sperm whale.

10:55 a.m. - "Strategies in the Wild"
Buck Fever? Check out Tom's take on today's Strategies