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The Bahamas

The Bahamas
The Bahamas

Episode 9

AIRTIMES THIS WEEK



Sun Sports Network


Thursday, 8/28, 6:00pm


Friday, 8/29, 11:30am


Sunday, 8/31, 7:30pm



The Sportsman Channel


Wednesday, 8/27, 12:30pm


Friday, 8/29, 9:00pm


Sunday, 8/31, 6:00am

SHOW DESCRIPTION



There is no question that Florida is a great place to fish. But right next door in the Bahamas, the fishing maybe even better. There's no better feeling than completing an ocean crossing in your own boat. Man's been doing it for more than 400 years, but it's never been easier than right now. Even with state of the art electronics, auto pilot and super dependable outboards, it's still a great feeling to spot land after three plus hours at sea.



Today's outboards have never been more reliable, so the prospect of making a crossing in a single powered 25-foot skiff is certainly doable. Even without your own boat the Bahamas are super accessible. Daily flights out of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm will deliver you to some of the hottest fishing destinations anywhere.



Join us as Terry Gibson makes the crossing on boat and find excellent bottom fishing plus some big dolphin. Then Mike Conner flies over to stalk the gray ghost…bonefish. As they say, It's Better in the Bahamas!



On the Conservation Front: Founder Karl Wickstrom points out some silly quirks in Florida's fishing license laws and campaigns for that shore-based anglers to be required to carry a license.


SEGMENT #1



Target Species: Snapper, Grouper Dolphin


Sponsor: Sea Sucker


Location: West End, Bahamas


Host/Editor: Terry Gibson


Guide: Mark Connell www.eastcoastjetcenter.com, Grayson Kyte www.tailspotter.com, Dale Davant


Lodging: Blue Marlin Cove www.bluemarlincove.com



TACKLE BOX


Sponsor: Pflueger


Reel: Penn International V 50VSW


Rod: Penn International Tuna Stick 6'


Line: 50lb Trilene Big Game High Vis Green line


Bait: Williamson Trolling Plugs



BOAT SPEC


Sponsor: Mercury


Boat: 39' Venture


Engines: Mercury 275hp Verado


SEGMENT #2



Target Species: Bonefish


Sponsor: Alumarine


Location: Exuma, Bahamas


Host/Editor: Mike Conner


Guide: Garth Thompson, Drex Rolle, Stevie Ferguson www.exumabonefish.com


Lodging: The Mermaid House www.mermaidhouse.info



TACKLE BOX


Sponsor: Berkley


Rod: Pflueger Trion IM-6


Reel: Pflueger Trion


Line: Scientific Angler Mastery Series Bonefish


Fly: #4 Gotcha



BOAT SPEC


Sponsor: Mercury


Boat: 16' Boston Whaler


Engine: Mercury 60hp 2 Stroke



SEGMENT #3



Sponsor: Berkley


Conservation Minute: Mercury




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