OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES

Showtime Eric Young, an avid yet novice outdoorsman and professional wrestler, is getting out of the ring and turning in his tights for some tackle. He’s on the adventure of a lifetime to hear, smell and taste big and small stories of the one that got away.

All across America, some fisherman go to extremes to haul in their catch – from using pantyhose on a rod and reel to catch sharks in the Atlantic Ocean to launching live bait with fire extinguishers on Lake Michigan – and Young will try his hand at all of them. Using all sorts of unique bait, tackle, poles and transportation (and a little SPF), he is aiming to be the makeshift MacGyver of fishing while learning the best and most unique techniques this country has to offer!

Each episode follows Young as he crosses the country to try his hand at various fishing practices, ranging from wildly dangerous to all-out weird!

From the waterways of New England to the beaches of North Carolina and from the coasts of Florida to the shores of California (and everywhere in between), Young is about to meet his match. Paddleboard and jetski fishing for sharks? No problem! Underwater spear fishing and night time squid jigging? Easy! Fishing for dangerous alligator gar or invasive species like snakehead fish and carp? A little more difficult.

During his quest, he learns an interesting array of intricate and industrious methods employed by some of America’s fishing masterminds. And he will come to embrace odd local traditions practised for decades and centuries. And no matter how long it takes, how crazy it seems or how many bumps and bruises he gets along the way, Young won’t stop until he catches the ultimate fish, including the one that got away...

Off the Hook: Extreme Catches showcases some of the hardest playing and hardest working fisherman in the country, some of whom have pioneered ingenious and insane methods of catching fish for both profit and play. During each episode, Young meets two experts who help him go toe to toe with some of the biggest (and smallest) fish around.

 

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