ESPN2 continues its May outdoors coverage with a wealth of fishing-related programming and will be highlighted this week by The Bassmasters, which will feature Aaron Martens' win at the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Alabama's Lake Guntersville. ESPN Outdoors personalities Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders will analyze the West Coast native's winning pattern on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. ET.
Martens of Leeds, Ala., scored his fifth BASS victory at the Marine Formula STA-BIL Southern Challenge. Martens, who totaled 107 pounds, 8 ounces, nearly let victory slip away to hard-charging Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., but in the end his versatility brought home the $100,000 top prize. Fishing fans can see all of the on-the-water action from the big-bass parade on Guntersville, where Elite Series anglers caught nearly 1,300 fish and more than 5,300 pounds during the four-day event.
On Sunday, May 17 at 8 a.m., Wanna Go Fishing host Matt Eastman attends the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy in search of one person to surprise with a trip to San Destin, Fla.. Eastman tracks down Lt. John Robison of the U.S. Marine Corps to whisk him off to Florida where fatigues are traded in for fishing rods. Wanna Go Fishing is a reality-based program tailored to the outdoors, where Eastman travels across the country searching for guests to join him for saltwater fishing expeditions.
Complete ESPN Outdoors programming aired on ESPN2 can also be found on www.ESPNOutdoors.com. The 2009 lineup through June can be found below.
ESPN Outdoors Second-Quarter Programming Schedule through June
April 4 — July 4, 2009 Saturdays
7 a.m. ET: Fishing Adventurer
7:30 a.m. ET: Beat Charlie Moore
8 a.m. ET: A Day on the Lake
8:30 a.m. ET: World's Greatest Fishing Show
9 a.m. ET: Bassmaster Tournament Trail
March 29 — June 27, 2009 Sundays
7 a.m. ET: Get Schooled
7:30 a.m. ET: Going Coastal
8 a.m. ET: Wanna Go Fishing
8:30 a.m. ET: ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series
9 a.m. ET: Madfin Shark
9:30 a.m. ET: Spanish Fly
* Times and show subject to change without notice.
About ESPN Outdoors: Since its inception in 1980, ESPN Outdoors has strived to inform and entertain anglers, hunters, campers and people of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. ESPN Outdoors is committed to increasing awareness of and participation in outdoor activities, a direction best exemplified by television programming on ESPN2. Each year, ESPN Outdoors stages more than 30 marquee events, including the Bassmaster Classic. ESPN Outdoors is comprised of BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, and a growing array of multimedia platforms, including Bassmaster.com, ESPNOutdoors.com and programming on ESPN2, in addition to promotions and activities that deliver a clear message of conservation and ethical sportsmanship.