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Pickwick Lake, Iuka, MS
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, Tishomingo County is the “Outdoor recreation capital of the Mid-South”. Few places are packed with more opportunities for fun.
Woodland Mountain, the highest point in MS; 2 state parks- J.P. Coleman & Tishomingo; 50,000 acres of lakes with7 marinas; picturesque Appalachian villages with quaint arts & crafts shops; fascinating museums such as the Old Courthouse Museum & the only apron museum in the USA; the old Tishomingo County courthouse was once "The Marriage Capitol of the South"; the Battle of Iuka Civil War driving tour; swinging bridges, covered bridges & several pioneer log cabins; beaches, caves, canyons, waterfalls, canoeing streams, and the Natchez Trace Parkway--- Tishomingo County offers something for everyone!
Come learn more at www.tishomingofunhere.org
Old Hickory Lake, Gallatin, TN
We say, Welcome Back.
Experience the variety of old and new as they blend together in this beautiful area of Middle Tennessee. Discover our history. Explore our country music heritage. Hear our legends and stories. Soak in the simplicity of Old Hickory Lake, our parks and farms. After a few adventures in our county, you'll feel like you are returning home. For more information, call 888-301-7866 or go online at www.sumnercvb.com
Lake Hartwell, Hartwell, GA
“Welcome to Hartwell, Georgia! Located in the Northeast corner of Georgia and surrounded by the shores of beautiful Lake Hartwell, our town is waiting for you to explore. YOU WILL GET WET! With 222 miles of Lake Hartwell on our back door, 9 campgrounds and recreation areas, plus two public marinas, you can fish, ski, swim, cruise, or tube your days away. Come experience our historic charming Downtown full of cute shops, antique stores, art galleries, live music and theater. Enjoy the great outdoors with our bike and walking trails, hunting grounds, golf courses and beautiful farmland. Meet our folks! Hartwell is home to the most welcoming, friendly, helpful people you will ever want to meet. You’ll see why we say, the Lake may have brought you here, but the people will keep you coming back! Live well, play well, Hartwell.”
Indian River, Indian River MI
Indian River is at the center of all that makes Northern Michigan a treasured vacation destination and place to call home. Truly Nature’s Mecca, Indian River is the ideal location to boat, fish, hunt, camp, bike, golf, kayak, canoe, raft, tube, sail, snowmobile, ORV, Motorcycle, ski, bird watch, mushroom hunt, hike, skate, dine, and shop. By water or by land, quiet sport or motor, fun with nature is certain with so many activities available to visitors of all ages. Come visit us at www.irchamber.com
At the confluence of the Cheboygan River and Lake Huron sits a community far and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located on the picturesque Straits of Mackinac, Cheboygan is the gateway to the famous “Inland Waterway” – a navigable series of waterways encompassing three rivers and three lakes and 42 miles of inland boating pleasure.
A cruise from the mouth of the Cheboygan River into Lake Huron can take you to Bois Blanc or Mackinac Islands, both a leisurely boat ride away. To plan your next trip here, visit us at www.cheboygan.com
Lewis Smith Lake, Jasper / Walker County, AL
Welcome to Walker County, Alabama. We are located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, near Birmingham, Alabama. We are proud to be the home of Lewis Smith Lake which offers excellent fishing and draws anglers from all over the southeast. Five world fishing records have been established on Smith Lake. Each year several champion fishing tournaments are held on the lake. Come visit our area that offers the Bankhead National forest and three National forest Recreation areas, Corinth, Clear Creek and Houston, all three of which are located on the lake. For more information, visit us at www.walkerchamber.us
Lake Chickamauga, Dayton, TN
Dayton, TN is ideally positioned to provide recreational opportunities to all who visit, 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 Dayton. Please visit www.rheacountyetc.com for more information on Dayton, TN and Rhea County.
West Point Lake, LaGrange / Troup County, GA
Ideally located less than an hour from both Atlanta and Columbus and sharing a 35 mile border with Alabama, LaGrange-Troup County - named for the estate of French and American hero General Marquis de Lafayette and Governor Troup- is home to 67,000 residents and plays hosts to popular annual events like February's For The Love of the Arts celebration, March's Azalea Storytelling Festival and October's Hummingbird Festival. The sophisticated Southern city harbors the nearly 26,000 acre recreational wonder known as West Point Lake and has attractions galore- from Hills & Dales Estate, Explorations in Antiquity Center, Bellevue and Wild Animal Safari. A cultural hub, LaGrange offers three galleries, two art museums, a history museum, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, three performing arts theatres and more than 80 mouth-watering restaurants. For more info, visit us at www.lagrangechamber.com/travel-guide.php
Highland Marina Resort on West Point Lake
Located on magnificent West Point Lake and surrounded by the beautiful yellow pines and rolling hills of west Georgia , Highland Marina Resort is ideal for your family’s next vacation or weekend getaway. An area well known by water sport enthusiasts and fisherman alike, West Point Lake offers 27,000 acres for fishing, cruising and skiing fun.
Bring your family, a fishing buddy, or just yourself and let Highland Marina Resort's 200 acres of peace and quiet relax and refresh you. If fishing is your game, get ready for the best largemouth, crappie, hybrid bass & striper fishing in the country! West Point Lake has earned the title of one of the hottest fishing lakes in the nation. Anglers from all over the world flock to this lake where six pound bass are common, the lake record largemouth bass is 14.2 pounds!
Whether it’s tubing and wake boarding, fishing or jet skiing, or an incredible week of soaking up the sun on our sandy summer beach, there is always something for everyone at Highland Marina Resort . We welcome you to come relax and experience the peace and tranquility; we'll make sure your time is unforgettable.For more info, visit us at www.highlandmarina.com
Green River, Campbellsville, KY
Visit Campbellsville KY…The natural beauty of the Taylor County, Green River Lake and our small town atmosphere will quickly captivate you. Explore the culture and heritage of Campbellsville through its museums and historical monuments. Relax with a day of kayaking on the Green River, fishing Green River Lake, a day at the beach at Green River Lake State Park or take a pampering break in one of our excellent spas. Enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the region from the multi-use trails surrounding Green Rive Lake. Whether it’s water skiing, camping or hunting you enjoy, Campbellsville has plenty to explore and experience. Refresh and revitalize, just be sure to bring your taste for outdoor adventure!
Shop, Dine, Relax, Explore... campbellsvilleky.com
Lake Seminole, Marianna / Sneads, FLJackson County preserved the serenity of its meandering rivers, crystal clear springs and bass biting lakes deservingly labeled as an ecotourism paradise. Kayaking, canoeing and fishing are a mainstay in these pristine waterways. Step back in time to the 1600s to discover where the Spanish Mission sites were located along Lake Seminole. Experience defining historic moments of Marianna’s Civil War Battle of 1864, Native American wars in early 1800s, and European explorations through the county. Home to Florida’s only walking cave tours at Florida Caverns State Park, our uniqueness is beyond comprehension yet known to only a few. Visit us at www.visitjacksoncountyfla.com
Wright-Patman Lake, Texarkana, TX
TEXARKANA USA... "WHERE LIFE IS SO LARGE IT TAKES TWO STATES"
Why?! Texarkana USA is really two cities located in the northeast corner of Texas and the southwest corner of Arkansas! While here, you’ll see why Texarkana is “Twice as Nice!” There are two of almost everything: two city mayors, two city governments, two police departments, and two fire departments. All of this, however, makes up one outstanding community! We welcome you to discover our very unique city! A visit to Texarkana, USA reveals a host of historic treasures: annual festivals, entertainment from performing arts, stock car races, art exhibits, shopping, great outdoors and sports, wonderful restaurants and a citizenry proud to call Texarkana home! For more info go to texarkanatxparks.com
Norris Lake, Anderson County, TN
Anderson County is the ideal destination if you are looking to explore the outdoors, to discover American’s heritage or to just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Anderson County’s mountains and valley create the perfect landscape for outdoor enthusiast whether you are an adventure junky or wildlife observer. You can boat, ski or fish along our 800 miles of shoreline on Norris Lake or fly fish one of the world’s premier trout fisheries.
Anderson County also has over 250,000 acres of wilderness that are ideal for hiking, biking, off-roading, horseback riding, wildlife and wildflower viewing. Our more than 1,000 miles of trails meander along river banks and climb into majestic mountains while providing many picturesque resting spots. Whether you prefer a challenging climb or a causal stroll, the perfect trail is waiting for you to explore. Anderson County also offers the unique opportunity to travel through 300 years of American History. You can virtually be transported from 18th Century Appalachia to the atomic age to the Civil Rights Era and into the future. From beautiful rural countrysides to picturesque mountain settings, from eclectic cosmopolitan cities to small “Mayberry” like living, Anderson County’s diversity is appealing to anyone who visits and is enticed to stay.
To learn more go to: http://yallcome.org
Dale Hollow Lake, Upper Cumberland, TN
The Upper Cumberland is the "somewhere" you've been looking for. It is a place to relax and reflect, to become acquainted with the real Tennessee.
Enjoy breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling lakes, lush hills and historic town squares…Follow our winding roads to antique shops, arts and crafts stores, quilt trails and shows, and gourmet eateries. Trace your family’s history in heritage museums. Stay in our many cozy bed & breakfast inns, cabins in the mountains and on lakes, or enjoy the comforts of first class hotels.
Explore our beautiful state parks, and 125,000 acres of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a natural paradise with scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs. Dale Hollow, Cordell Hull and Center Hill lakes offer endless activities including house boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, camping, hiking, and white water rafting. Listen to bluegrass music in an underground cavern or in a general store in an old riverboat town, or stop in the many cafes where musicians gather in the evening. See Broadway plays at the Cumberland Playhouse and enjoy performances of a symphony orchestra. Visit a New-Deal homestead community or part of the legendary Trail of Tears. Come and see the homes of Sgt York, the legendary WWI Medal of Honor soldier or of Cordell Hull, a Nobel Prize-winning diplomat.
In the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee...there is something for everyone. Visit us at www.uppercumberland.org
Upcoming Shows on The Outdoor Channel:
|All times listed are Central Standard Time - 1st Quarter|
|Floatback Lures||Lake Harwell, GA||Tue Dec. 31 -11:30AM||Sat Jan. 4 - 3:30PM||Sun Jan. 5 - 7:00AM|
|Buckeye Sled||Pickwick Lake, TN||Tue Jan. 7 - 11:30AM||Sat Jan. 11 - 3:30PM||Sun Jan. 12 - 7:00AM|
|Honda Marine||Indian River, MI||Tue Jan. 14 - 11:30AM||Sat Jan. 18 - 3:30PM||Sun Jan. 19 - 7:00AM|
|Spro Baby DD||Old Hickery Lake, TN||Tue Jan. 21 - 11:30AM||Sat Jan. 25 - 3:30PM||Sun Jan. 26 - 7:00AM|
|Tuf-Line||Lake Seminole, FL||Tue Jan. 28 - 11:30AM||Sat Feb. 1 - 3:30PM||Sun Feb. 2 - 7:00AM|
|Spro Bronze Eye Shad||Chickamauga, TN||Tue Feb. 4 - 11:30AM||Sat Feb. 8 - 3:30PM||Sun Feb. 9 - 7:00AM|
|Power-Pole||Wright Patman Lake, Texarkana, TX||Tue Feb. 11- 11:30AM||Sat Feb. 15 - 3:30PM||Sun Feb. 16 - 7:00AM|
|Jackson Kayaks||Chattahoochee River, West Point Lake
|Tue Feb. 18 - 11:30AM||Sat Feb. 22 - 3:30PM||Sun Feb. 23 - 7:00AM|
|Freedom Lures||Green River, KY||Tue Feb. 25 - 11:30AM||Sat Mar. 1 - 3:30PM||Sun Mar. 2 - 7:00AM|
|Raymarine||Kentucky Lake, Paris, Dover, TN||Tue Mar 4 - 11:30AM||Sat Mar. 8 - 3:30PM||Sun Mar. 9 - 7:00AM|
|Captain D's||Smith Lake, Jasper, AL||Tue Mar 11 - 11:30AM||Sat Mar. 15 - 3:30PM||Sun Mar. 16 - 7:00AM|
|Spro||Dale Hollow Lake, Byrdstown, TN||Tue Mar 18 - 11:30AM||Sat Mar. 22 - 3:30PM||Sun Mar. 23 - 7:00AM|
|Legend Boats||Norris Lake, Lake City, TN||Tue Mar 25 - 11:30AM||Sat Mar. 29 - 3:30PM||Sun Mar. 30 - 7:00AM|
|All times listed are Central Standard Time - 2nd Quarter|
|Floatback Lures||Lake Harwell, GA||Tue Apr. 1 -11:30AM||Sat Apr. 5 - 3:30PM||Sun Apr. 6 - 7:00AM|
|Buckeye Sled||Pickwick Lake, TN||Tue Apr. 8 - 11:30AM||Sat Apr. 12 - 3:30PM||Sun Apr. 13 - 7:00AM|
|Honda Marine||Indian River, MI||Tue Apr. 15 - 11:30AM||Sat Apr. 19 - 3:30PM||Sun Apr. 20 - 7:00AM|
|Spro Baby DD||Old Hickery Lake, TN||Tue Apr. 22 - 11:30AM||Sat Apr. 26 - 3:30PM||Sun Apr. 27 - 7:00AM|
|Tuf-Line||Lake Seminole, FL||Tue Apr. 29 - 11:30AM||Sat May 3 - 3:30PM||Sun May 4 - 7:00AM|
|Spro Bronze Eye Shad||Chickamauga, TN||Tue May 6 - 11:30AM||Sat May 10 - 3:30PM||Sun May 11 - 7:00AM|
|Power-Pole||Wright Patman Lake, Texarkana, TX||Tue May 13- 11:30AM||Sat May 17 - 3:30PM||Sun May 18 - 7:00AM|
|Jackson Kayaks||Chattahoochee River, West Point Lake,
|Tue May 20 - 11:30AM||Sat May 24 - 3:30PM||Sun May 25 - 7:00AM|
|Freedom Lures||Green River, KY||Tue May 27 - 11:30AM||Sat May 31 - 3:30PM||Sun Jun. 2 - 7:00AM|
|Raymarine||Kentucky Lake, Paris, Dover, TN||Tue Jun. 3 - 11:30AM||Sat Jun. 7 - 3:30PM||Sun Jun. 8 - 7:00AM|
|Captain D's||Smith Lake, Jasper, AL||Tue Jun. 10 - 11:30AM||Sat Jun. 14 - 3:30PM||Sun Jun. 15 - 7:00AM|
|Spro||Dale Hollow Lake, Byrdstown, TN||Tue Jun. 17 - 11:30AM||Sat Jun. 21 - 3:30PM||Sun Jun. 22 - 7:00AM|
|Hammer Rods||Norris Lake, Lake City, TN||Tue Jun. 24 - 11:30AM||Sat Jun. 28 - 3:30PM||Sun Jun. 29 - 7:00AM|
Ray Brazier is a veteran tournament angler with 20+ years experience. He gained recognition in the early years as the engineer that could tweak a boat to its fastest speed.He was surrounded by some of the fastest people in the world on water such as Jerry Jaco and Darrius Allison.
When B.A.S.S. introduced the WFC- World Championship Fishing- of course, Ray was among those chosen.
In the first event, anglers fished the first half of the day and then with the same boat, ran a slalom course, with the fastest time around the course winning the event.
That first WFC paid $200,000!
Ray went on to work with Earl Bentz and his team of seven Triton Pro Staffers and was eventually hired by Honda as a performance engineer. He has also worked with propeller companies and other performance related industries all over the US because of his skills that are in such high demand.
Brazier’s father carried him sauger fishing to the Tennessee River when he was a toddler. He has been an avid angler ever since, fishing ponds and creeks as a youngster. It wasn’t until 1986 that he took up tournament fishing.
At that time he was a manager at a subsidiary of Coors. He was either working at Coors or fishing or tweaking a prop or a jack plate or anything else that would improve a bass boat’s performance.
Thanks to Brazier’s motocross and maritime racing experience, he is uniquely qualified to get the most out of a bass boat. He could probably build one from scratch if he had to, including the outboard.
Brazier’s intimate knowledge of boats and his working relationship with sponsors as a motocross and maritime racer encouraged him to change professions. He quit his job at Coors and embarked on a professional bass fishing career.
For more than 20 years, he has made his living exclusively through the fishing industry. Besides fishing tournaments, Brazier helps design boat performance products, works promotional shows and occasionally helps out a shorthanded support crew at a tournament.
Brazier’s current sponsors include Honda Marine, Legend Boats, T-H Marine, SPRO, Tuf-Line, CastAway Rods, Reaction Strike, Lithium Pros batteries, Power-Pole and Raymarine.
It’s our 28th Year!
Fishing University begins its 28th year in 2015, 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!
With over 35 years experience as a professional angler, Charlie Ingram is a fixture in every bass tournament trail in America. He started his professional fishing career on the B.A.S.S. trail and was the first angler to ever win 3 tournaments in one calendar year and is an 8 time qualifier for the Bassmaster Classic. Charlie has also fished the FLW tournaments and has qualified for 4 FLW Championships. This year he is fishing the prestigious FLW Tour Majors and the PAA tournaments. He was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2010 and serves on the Board of Directors for the PAA.
Charlie is described by many as an expert when it comes to spinner bait lures. For 25 years he has been a fishing instructor and the host and co-host of "Fishing University". He is a professional speaker featured at workshops, seminars, hunting and fishing events and has appeared in major publications including FLW Outdoors, Outdoor Life, BASS, North American Fisherman, Bassmaster, Fishing Facts, and Bassin'. The largest bass he ever caught, weighing in at 12 pounds, was done so while fishing with former President George Bush. When not on the water, Charlie can be found in the woods hunting some of his favorite North American game.