Rarely has a television show been
created that defines a niche so unique
that viewers not only follow it religiously
for eight seasons, but they come back
asking for more – and then some. The
Bass Pros is one of these rare gems.
From the initial concept, they wanted
to create something different. After all,
the idea of bass fishing on TV wasn’t
new. So how could they capture a
viewer’s attention – and hold it – week
after week, year after year?
They began by talking with top
tournament anglers and asking them,
What would you do if you could do
anything?” And then asking viewers –
What would you want to see?” From
there, they brought all the answers
to the table and whittled it down
to what it is today – one of the best,
critically acclaimed “teach me how-to
catch bass” fishing shows in its genre.
Because, in a nutshell, all the anglers
agreed, “We want to teach them how
to catch bass,” and all the audience
agreed, “We want to learn to catch
some bass!” And so it was.
The series is set up to feature segments
that hit all the various touch points
and information on bass fishing that
the viewer desires. It features the IN-
DEPTH segment where they drill down
to tiny, but important details on each
technique. Then, there’s the fast-paced
FISHIN’ in 5 segment that is literally
edited so full of information you
have to use a DVR to catch it all. And
finally, there is BASS 101 which is the
basics of the sport that most people
assume you know and therefore skip
over. This segment has proven very
popular. Think of it as the “questions
you didn’t know and were afraid to
ask” segment. Sprinkle in some action-
packed moments, stir together, and
you’re left with a montage of action and
information that, well, accomplishes its
original goal: how to catch bass.
And of course, The Bass Pros doesn’t
just teach you how to catch bass with
some Joe Schmo. No, The Bass Pros
has some of the top anglers around
telling you how to do it – veterans
like Rick Clunn, Kevin VanDam, Edwin
Evers, Tim Horton, Brian Snowden, Ott
DeFoe and Stacey King to name a few.
And they don’t just feature one guy
per show; rather, they bring up to five
of these top anglers to EACH show. So
not only are you learning, but you’re
learning from the best – all of them!
Plus, they know how important it is for
the viewer to relate to the show, so
they don’t plug into special guests or
fish private waters you’ll never visit – it’s
the pro and the camera, talking to you,
teaching you how to catch more bass
on waters that are just up the road.
If you haven’t seen The Bass Pros, tune
in to Outdoor Channel Fridays at 7PM
ET or Sundays at 5:30PM ET, and watch
YOU’LL BE HOOKED!
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