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Fish Dayton, Tennessee Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, TN

Dayton, TN—The New Bass Fishing Capital in the South!We are blessed to have such a beautiful natural resource in Lake Chickamauga which has consistently produced some of the biggest bass in the country. Recognizing Lake Chickamauga's potential, Mayor Gary Louallen, has led the efforts in establishing Dayton as a stop on the biggest bass fishing tournaments in the world. To plan your fishing trip to find out how many of these big fish you can catch, visit us at
Rhea County is ideally positioned to provide recreational opportunities to its residents, but without a doubt, Watts Bar and Chickamauga Lakes are the most used recreational opportunities. Fishing, boating, water skiing, and swimming provide recreation for visitors from all over the United States. The mountains along Rhea County's western edge provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, camping, even kayaking. Pocket Wilderness areas provide spectacular vistas west of both Dayton and Spring City. Please visit for maps on all of the hiking trails in Rhea County and the surrounding area.

Ray Scott's Bass Retreat in Pintlala, AlabamaRay Scott’s Trophy Bass Retreat, Pintlala, AL

Probably no private lakes are quite as legendary as Ray Scott’s personal bass waters in Pintlala, Alabama south of Montgomery. His lakes are the culmination of a lifetime in working to create the ultimate bass environment, not just for the fish but for the angler as well. Today as a proud supporter of his home state’s new initiative—Alabama Black Belt Adventures he has opened his lakes, his home and guest accommodations to a limited number of anglers to enjoy great fishing and gracious southern hospitality…and the opportunity to meet the father of modern day bass fishing.
Guests at Ray Scott Trophy Bass Retreat will fish in the wake of presidents, first ladies and fishing superstars like Kevin Van Dam, Charlie Ingram, Roland Martin, Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston – all amidst 200 acres of live oaks, Spanish moss and whitetail deer. Whether you’re with your best buddies, son or father, or important business associates or key employees, your Ray Scott Trophy Bass Retreat will be the bass fishing experience of a lifetime. To learn more and make your reservations, give us a call at 334-281-3661 or on-line at and tell them “Fishing University” sent you!!!

Lakes Region New HampshireLake Winnipesaukee, NH

Now is the time to plan your vacation to our beautiful New England destination. Our region is the ideal getaway for any season. Visit us for stunning fall foliage, fun-filled winter sports, maple sugaring in the spring, or our 273 lakes and ponds in the summer. Plus, take advantage of our tax-free shopping, museums, family attractions and so much more. From ski and snowboarding to ice skating and snowshoeing there is something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check these winter activities on your visit the Lakes Region Area!

Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire covers 72 square miles with 365 islands, 240 miles of shoreline and full of smallmouth and largemouth bass!!! Plan your trip to fish with us by visiting or give us a call at 1-800-60LAKES.

Fulton County, New York In the Southern Adirondacks – 44 Lakes…44 ChoicesFulton County, New York In the Southern Adirondacks – 44 Lakes…44 Choices. Featuring Canada Lake & the Great Sacandaga Lake

Fulton County, where the Adirondack Park meets the Mohawk Valley, an area so varied, beauty is abundant and the splendor of the seasons come naturally. Whether you seek an active vacation, or just want to relax, Fulton County offers the ideal location for both, conveniently located near Saratoga and Albany, and a few short hours from New York City, Syracuse, Montreal and Boston.

In spring, summer, and fall, Fulton County is shimmering with an abundance of lakes and streams for fishing, boating, and swimming. The mountains and valleys boast quiet sylvan paths lined with pine needles and maple leaves.

Adventure awaits you on our bicycle and hiking trails; play on an array of golf courses; explore our many museums, art galleries, and attractions; patronize our local farm markets and agri-tourism venues. Winters in Fulton County are for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. The trails transform into cross country ski and snowshoeing paths. Some become a part of 400 miles of snowmobile trails winding throughout the County. Our lakes are spotted with ice shanties and fisherman enjoying the traditional upstate New York winters.

Discover 44 Lakes…44 Choices in Fulton County. For more information call 1-800-676-3858 for a free Travel Guide. Be sure to visit us at

Mid-Maine Bass, the ultimate resource for bass fishing in the Mid-Maine region Mid-Maine Bass Fishing

“ is the ultimate resource for bass fishing in the Mid-Maine region. This site was created by local anglers to help local and visiting anglers find their way around Mid-Maine for the best bass fishing in New England.

Mid-Maine is home to many lakes, rivers, and fishing holes. On this site you will find maps and photos of boat launches so that you know what to expect when you get there, and topographical maps of each lake so that you can plan your trip to be more successful.

Our resource page will help you find area businesses who can help you on your trip, from area bait shops and marinas to restaurants and lodging. And our blog is packed full of stories and videos of our local recreational and tournament anglers to help you with your trip. And for you tournament anglers – check out the list of upcoming tournaments in Mid-Maine in our Events section.

Share your catch with other anglers in our Local Lunkers and Photo Gallery section. Simply upload your photo and some details about the bass that you caught and where you caught it and you will be featured in one of these sections.

And of course, LIKE us on Facebook.”  or 207-873-3315 

Alpena, MI and Lake Hubbard: Sanctuary of the Great LakesAlpena, MI and Lake Hubbard: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.  Featuring Grand Lake and Long Lake.

In a region that is 66% water you are sure to find just the right spot for your next fishing adventure. Alpena is a stress-free community located on the Northeastern Lower Peninsula shoreline of Michigan’s Lake Huron. It is the place where history and heritage collide with relaxed outdoor adventure. Home to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a national underwater park protecting more than 200 shipwrecks, Alpena is your base camp for a fishing experience of a lifetime. The more than 100 accessible bodies of water in the region will certainly keep you busy with a variety of options including famous Hubbard Lake, Grand Lake, Long Lake, Thunder Bay River, shallow Fletcher’s Floodwaters (pond), and of course, the mighty Lake Huron. Said to be one of the healthiest bass fisheries in the nation, Alpena has plenty to keep you busy both on and off the water. When you are not on the lake you can enjoy museums and art galleries, live theater performances, wine tasting, farm-to-table food; and relaxed adventures like hiking forest trails, hunting for 400+ million-year-old fossils, kayaking, bike riding, and even walking with prehistoric creatures at Dinosaur Gardens. Start your adventure at or call 1-800-ALPENA (257362). Or ask a local expert at  to get insider information for your visit!

Niagara River, The Village of Lewiston, NYNiagara River, The Village of Lewiston, NY

Welcome to the Niagara River Region! This historic community encompasses the Villages of Lewiston and Youngstown and farming hamlets of Sanborn and Youngstown. The Village of Lewiston is located just seven miles north of Niagara Falls – on the river, and is where the legendary Falls first started thousands of years ago. The Niagara River and Lake Ontario is a “Hot Spot” for fishing of all kinds.
In 2012, Lewiston won an online voting contest sponsored by USA Todayand Rand McNally for "Best for Food" small town in America. We have over 30 locally owned and operated restaurant or food establishments within a square mile, catering to a variety of tastes. It was also designated in the same contest as one of the "Top Ten Best Small Towns in America."
Lewiston is full of history, charm and culture and we invite you to visit us anytime!   Visit our Chamber of Commerce website at or give us a call at 716-754-9500for more information! We look forward to seeing you! (Be sure to tell them Fishing University sent you!)

Oconee, SC Featuring Lake Jocassee and Lake KeoweeOconee, SC Featuring Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee

Oconee County is located in the northwestern-most corner of South Carolina, known as the Mountain Lakes Region. National Geographic identified this area as one of the “World’s Last Great Places – A Destination of a Lifetime”.

With over 100,000 acres of water, over 150 water falls, 2 rivers with world class fly fishing, five state and one world fishing record and over 85,000 acres of the Sumter National Forest, Oconee is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Fish the lakes for Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout, Stripers, Hybrids, Large Mouth, Small Mouth, Spots and Red Eye (Lake Jocassee holds the Red Eye world record), Catfish, Sunfish, Crappie and Walleye. Fish the rivers for Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout plus feisty Red Eye Bass.

For more information, please visit or call 1-877-685-2537 and tell them Fishing University sent you!

Old Hickory Lake, Sumner County, TennesseeOld Hickory Lake, Sumner County, Tennessee

We Say, Welcome Back.

Experience the variety of old and new as they blend together in this beautiful area of Middle Tennessee, just minutes from Nashville. Discover our history. Explore our country music heritage. Hear our legends and stories. Soak in the simplicity of our lake, parks and farms. With more than 22,000 acres of water, no horsepower limits and stunning landscapes, and known as one of Tennessee’s best fishing spots, scenic Old Hickory Lake offers something for everyone. From the lake to the parks, you'll see why people in Sumner County love to be outside. Go fishing, try our fresh produce, have a picnic. Get back outside in Sumner County.After a few adventures in our county, you'll feel like you are returning home. To request a free visitors guide or for more information, go to or call us toll free at 888-301-7886.

Pine Bluff, ArkansasPine Bluff, AR, featuring the Arkansas River

Pine Bluff - Welcome to the city known for its beautiful scenic grove of pine trees that encompasses its surroundings. It's a place where the rich and cherished history of the past is blended into the contemporary ideals of the present.

Pine Bluff - One of the most delightful places to go in Arkansas with something for everyone! From a quaint downtown district, to an abundance of historical attractions, to unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, Pine Bluff offers marvelous ways to fill a weekend or an entire week!

Pine Bluff - A city that is the industrial, entertainment and recreational leader for Southeast Arkansas, is conveniently located in the mid-south region of Arkansas and serves as a major trade center within the state.

Pine Bluff – Offers a great fishing history, being nicknamed the “Bass Capital of the World.” Throughout the years, Pine Bluff has hosted all the major fishing tournaments. Make your plans now to come and fish with us. Visit our website at or give us a call at 870-536-7600. (Be sure to tell them Fishing University sent you!

They say you can't be all things to all people… We say they never visited Pine Bluff, Arkansas!

Kissimmee Sports in Kissimmee, FloridaFeaturing Lake Tohopekaliga (Toho)

Enjoy a day of Bass fishing while listening to the sounds of nature on one of the Central Florida / Kissimmee area's most beautiful bass fishing lakes. West Lake Tohopekaliga (Toho) in Kissimmee / St. Cloud is just minutes from Disney and many of Orlando's other world-famous attractions. Still Toho remains one of Central Florida's most beautiful, unspoiled treasures.

The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commissions biologists have indicated that there is one bass over ten pounds for every five acres of lake.

Lake Toho hosts world class fishing tournaments throughout the year.

Events previously hosted: Fishing League Worldwide (Walmart FLW Tour), Paralyzed Veterans of America Tour (PVA), Bass Southern Open

Stats: 18,800 acre lake. Part of Kissimmee Chain of Lake. $30.7 million dollar redeveloped Lakefront Park includes a marina, event lawns, pavilions, open stage and fishing piers. Single and double ramps, six lanes. Parking for 200 vehicles

Let us help you plan your next fishing trip. Give us a call at 407-569-4838 or visit us online at

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  All times listed are Central Standard Time
Old Hickory, TN ION Cameras Tue May 31 -10:30AM  Sat Jun 4 -3:00PM  Sun Jun 5 - 7:00AM 
Arkansas River, AR SPRO  Tue Jun 7 -10:30AM  Sat Jun 11 -3:00PM  Sun Jun 12 - 7:00AM 
Lake Keowee, SC Honda Marine  Tue Jun 14 -10:30AM  Sat Jun 18 -3:00PM  Sun Jun 19 - 7:00AM 
Lake Toho, FL Charger Boats  Tue Jun 21 -10:30AM  Sat Jun 25 -3:00PM  Sun Jun 26 - 7:00AM 

Chickamauga, TN SPRO

Wed July 6 -8:30PM Thu Jul 7 - 12:30AM; 9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun July 10 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Ray Scott’s Trophy Lake, AL Raymarine

Wed July 13 -8:30PM Thu Jul 14 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun July 17 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Winnipesaukee, NH Cashion Rods

Wed July 20 -8:30PM Thu Jul 21 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun July 24 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Woodworth/Mayfield Lake, NY  Jackson Kayak

Wed July 27 -8:30PM Thu Jul 28 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun July 31 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

China Lake, ME  Tuf-Line

Wed July 3 -8:30PM Thu Aug. 4 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Aug. 7 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Long Lake, MI   T-H Marine

Wed Aug. 10 -8:30PM Thu Aug. 11 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Aug. 14 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Grand Lake, MI Strike King

Wed Aug. 17 -8:30PM Thu Aug. 18 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Aug. 21 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Niagara River, NY Freedom Lures

Wed Aug. 24 -8:30PM Thu Aug. 25 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Aug. 28 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Lake Jocassee, SC SPRO

Wed Aug. 31 -8:30PM Thu Sep. 1 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Sep. 4 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Old Hickory, TN ION Cameras

Wed Sep. 7 -8:30PM Thu Sep. 8 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Sep. 11 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Arkansas River, AR SPRO

Wed Sep. 14 -8:30PM Thu Sep. 15 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Sep. 18 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Lake Keowee, SC Honda Marine

Wed Sep. 21 -8:30PM Thu Sep. 22 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Sep. 25 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

Lake Toho, FL Charger Boats

Wed Sep. 28 -8:30PM Thu Sep. 29 - 12:30AM;9:30AM; 4:00PM Sun Oct. 2 - 1:00PM: 11:00PM

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It’s our 30th Year!

Fishing University begins its 30th year in 2016, airing to a national audience on the Outdoor Channel- America's Leader in Outdoor TV. As America’s original “teaching show”, each week we provide instructional, in-depth coverage on the whys and how-tos of each activity. We tell what specific equipment to use and show our viewers how to use it. Our goal is to teach viewers how to catch more fish on their home lake and to help our sponsors sell more product.

Every great show has a great team behind it. Although Charlie and Ray are the stars and co-hosts of the show, they are complimented by an outstanding team of highly trained and experienced personnel. Debra Talley is the Executive Producer and works as Vice President of Program Development, Jimmy Patterson is the Director of Photography, Rick Cheatham is the Art Director, Barry Cross is our editor, John Glenn is our Communications Director, and Bart Conover is our backup cameraman.

The "team concept" we incorporated a few years back where Charlie and Ray fish with two representatives from our sponsoring companies and they use the exact same lures, on the same lake, at the same time, in a tournament type format has been a huge success. Viewers learn how one bait can cause dramatically different results on the same lake, same day, and same conditions.

Our “Back to School” segments have been one of our greatest successes and such a great tool to teach and inform high schoolers about careers in the outdoors. From Park Rangers to Eco-Tourism to Fisheries Biologists, we have enjoyed a great season meeting these ‘guardians of our natural resources’ at every state we’ve filmed in.

Because of the shows’ huge success with younger audiences, Charlie and Ray are booked all across the US for personal appearances and both still compete in the two major tournament trails—Charlie in FLW and Ray in B.A.S.S

We hope you’ll tune in each week and join us as we travel and experience great bass fishing on rivers, lakes, and streams all across the US. And, to keep up where we are, visit us on FaceBook at Fishing University!


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Fishing University celebrates it 30th year

Let's see....

  • We produce 13 original shows each year....
  • Each show is played 6 times...
  • So, that's a
  • total of 2,340 shows on the air over the past 30 years....Wow!




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