PRO WRESTLER “SHOWTIME” ERIC YOUNG CONTINUES HIS JOURNEY
INTO THE WORLD OF EXTREME FISHING
IN SEASON 2 OF OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES
- Each episode is a unique adventure into a fishing subculture, where a crazy idea turns into a working technique for hauling in the catch -
OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES follows “Showtime” Eric Young as he travels across North America to learn about some of the most extreme fishing techniques some people have come up with to land the big one, including using pantyhose to catch sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and launching live bait with fire extinguishers on Lake Michigan! This season, he’s on the hunt for even larger fish, stranger characters, and bigger challenges. From tarpon fishing on stand-up kayaks and underwater spearfishing for toxic lionfish, to slingshot bait fishing for sturgeon and a massive ice fishing festival on a frozen lake, you can be sure Showtime Eric Young will dive right in. Starting January 15, two episodes of OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES premiere back-to-back every Thursday at 9:00 p.m.
This season on OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES, Eric’s quest is taking him to even more extreme environments. In Alaska, he will join a hardened crew of cod fishermen on the dangerous Bering Sea and snowmobile to remote lakes to ice fish for invasive northern pike and free-diving for smallmouth bass under the winter ice. On the tropical side, Eric will be spear fishing and dodging sharks in the wide-open Atlantic Ocean off Puerto Rico. We’ll also see him returning to Florida and Texas to try new challenges, like hunting alligators and hand-lining a 300-pound goliath grouper.
It’s not just the catch and environments that are extreme – on each trip, Eric will meet and fish with some of the most unusual characters in the fishing world. Guys like Awesome John and Gary “The Toad”, extreme surfcasters who brave heavy waves in Montauk, New York, for striped bass and bluefish; and Rattlin’ Randy, a Texas sling-bow fisherman with a huge arsenal of weapons for hunting and catching fish at night.
For Eric, it’s all about achieving that adrenaline rush – so he’s going to continue putting himself on the line, all for the sake of the catch. These adventures are not just on the edge, they’re OFF THE HOOK!
Encores every Friday at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at 7:00 p.m and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.