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Episode Guide

Season: 2015

Episode 801 - Funky Chunky

Indian River is at the axis of Michigan's longest inland waterway, and it's here where Kim and Danny Stricker chose to target big pre-spawn smallmouths. Underwater they reveal a bass-eye view of how sight and sound affect the fish. 

Episode 802 - Georgia Mountain Finesse

Kim Stricker and his guest Eric Welch trek into the mountains of northeast Georgia to skillfully present jighead worms for both largemouth and spotted bass.

Episode 803 - The Stage Within the Stage

Kim and Danny Stricker closely examine the phases within the smallmouth spawning period and knowledgably reveal useful data to better comprehend the fish's demeanor from an underwater perspective.

Episode 804 - Crappie—Stacked like Cordwood

Wally Marshall "Mr. Crappie" accompanies the Hook n' Look crew on Oklahoma's Broken Bow Lake to target slab crappie in deep brush and standing timber. Kim and Danny later descend to capture rarely seen underwater footage of the massive schools.

Episode 805 - Heroic Triumph

Kim and his guest, Bassmaster Elite Pro—Shaw Grigsby, pref-fish the Potomac River for an upcoming "Reel American Heroes Foundation" event. Later, Kim helps provide some recreational therapy to one of our nation's brave soldiers—while skipping docks.

Episode 806 - Wrestling in the Reeds

Kim and Danny Stricker dissect the inner workings of a shallow reed field to reveal the habitat preferences of largemouth bass. Swimming a Strike King Rage Smokin' Rooster creature bait is the featured presentation.

Episode 807 - Hayward Hospitality

The Hook n' Look crew travel to Hayward, WI to visit the "Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame". Then FLW Touring Pro, Chad Grigsby escorts Kim and Danny to a nearby lake for some smallmouth action. Next, a bewildering underwater segment will surprise you.

Episode 808 - Just a Spoonful

Friend and fellow Michigander, Brian McCarter turns Kim on to a productive pattern for autumn largemouths. Suspended schools of bluegills set the stage for this informative episode. The Strike King Sexy Spoon is the featured lure.

Episode 809 - "100th Episode"

Kim and Danny Stricker reminisce on the early begiinnings of the Hook n' Look concept and discuss the knowledge they've attained while exploring underwater. Bass fishing legend, Kevin VanDam then adds his thoughts and support to the one-of-a-kind format.

Episode 810 - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Tube baits—whether texas-rigged or exposed jighead, are considered an all-around staple to smallmouth anglers. This week Kim enlightens us on the beneficial characteristics of each as well as the scent of coffee. Strike King Coffee Tubes are featured.

Episode 811 - At the End of My Rope

Seaguar Brand Manager, Gerry Benedicto accompanies Kim on legendary Lake Okeechobee to challenge the attributes of "Smackdown" braided line. The two present swimbaits though the entwined vegetation in search of Florida largemouths.

Episode 812 - Georgia Jewelry

Hook n' Look returns to Carter's Lake with guide, Louie Bartenfield. He and host, Kim Stricker employ TG Finesse Football Jigs along steep banks and the endeavor pays off with some southern bling!

Episode 813 - Gorillas in the Junk

Professional angler and Florida native, Glenn Browne—escorts host, Kim Stricker to a rural big-bass impoundment to demonstrate his aptitude at punching matted water hyacinths. Heavy rods, heavy line, heavy weights and heavy bass!

Season: 2014

Perception Deception

Ranger Boat’s VP of Sales, Keith Daffron joins host Kim Stricker on famed Bull Shoals Reservoir to share a post-spawn smallmouth pattern. Kim then discloses some underwater observations and offers tips on how to accurately fine-tune your aquatic insight. Later, he demonstrates a productive topwater pattern for post-spawn largemouth as well. Strike King’s Sexy Dawg walking bait is the featured lure.

Suspension Comprehension

Strike King Lure Company Marketing Manager, Mark Copley accompanies Kim in an endeavor to trigger pre-spawn smallmouths with a KVD Jerkbait. Kim then justifies the prolific pattern from an underwater point-of-view.

Smallie-Fest 2014

BoatU.S. Angler sweepstakes winner, Bill Kingsbery joins the Hook n’ Look crew for the first annual “Smallie-Fest” on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair. Kim then takes an informative stroll down the “Mile Roads”, and from a bass-eye perspective, reveals the aquatic habitat along this world-renowned fish hatchery. Strike King’s weightless 4” Caffeine Shad is the featured presentation.

Hunger is the Best Pickle

South Dakota’s scenic Lake Oahe sets the stage for this week’s episode. Although well known as a walleye fishery, Kim and Cheyenne Ridge Signature Lodge, General Manager, Sean Finley reveal the under-utilized fishery within the overpopulation of smallmouth bass and respectable northern pike. Strike King’s Dream Shot Worm is the featured lure.

Frog in Their Throat

This week, host Kim Stricker analyzes the irregularities of lily pad fields from above and below the water’s surface. There’s an abundance of forage under the canopy of plant life and Kim produces several blow-ups with Strike King’s Sexy Frog.

Smallie Smackdown

Kim and his guest, Seaguar Brand Manager, Gerry Benedicto experience the effect of a wind-driven thermal plume. Overnight, smallmouth bass and their food make a sudden depth shift and the reason becomes clearly visible from and underwater perspective. Strike King’s Carolina-rigged Rage Baby Craw is the featured presentation.

Schools in Session

Employing a Strike King KVD Splash Jr. topwater bait, Kim and Power-Pole VP of Marketing, Robert Shamblin reap the rewards from one particular “sweet spot”—a tightly grouped school of smallmouth bass, condensed in a small area dictated by the current. Later, Kim and his son Danny share the exhilarating experience underwater as they document their first dive with a school of giant Lake Sturgeon.

Kickin' Bass

Newly retired Detroit Lions placekicker, Jason Hanson makes his Hook n’ Look debut. Although this NFL marvel may have booted his last football, on this episode he demonstrates to Kim that he now get’s his kicks on the water! Strike King KVD Splash and Tour Grade Swim Jig are the featured lures.

It Gives Me the Red Eye

Following a severe thunderstorm, Minnesota Outdoor Writer, Cory Schmidt and host, Kim Stricker validate the effectiveness of a Strike King Red Eye Shad and “Silent” Red Eye Shad. Then, from an underwater vantage point, Danny Stricker captures the action and audible attributes of these versatile lipless crankbaits.

Deeper Aspirations

After experiencing a productive lipless crankbait pattern, Kim and his guest, Minnesota Outdoor Writer, Cory Schmidt expand their efforts deeper and discover a mega school of better-quality smallmouth and largemouth bass. Strike King’s new “Magnum” Dream Shot Worm is the featured presentation and an eye-opening dive segment tops off this informative and captivating episode.

A Turn for the Better

Clear water, bright sun, calm conditions and a transient forage base is a challenging scenario for any angler. Kim Stricker employs a couple finesse presentations, which produce good results along South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee channel swings. Strike King Finesse Football-Head Jig and Dream Shot Worm are the featured lures.

Chickamauga Chunks

Tennessee River fishing guide and bass tournament record holder, Rogne Brown joins host, Kim Stricker to share grass fishing tips and his developed sense of awareness while on the water. Strike King’s Sexy Dawg walking bait is the featured presentation.

Episode 13

To Be Announced

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