ESPN Outdoors to Broadcast…Live Fishing?

ESPN Outdoors announced it will broadcast its first ever completely live fishing show. The press release is right in that there’s nothing like being out on the boat, chasing fish. But I can’t think of anything I’d less like to watch than other people waiting around for the action. With “no editing, no setups, and no [...]

25th March 2010.
By Pete McDonald

This is what happens in between action.

ESPN Outdoors announced it will broadcast its first ever completely live fishing show.

The press release is right in that there’s nothing like being out on the boat, chasing fish. But I can’t think of anything I’d less like to watch than other people waiting around for the action. With “no editing, no setups, and no way of knowing exactly what will happen,” there’s a huge risk that nothing will happen. Then again, a show about nothing worked as a concept for Seinfeld.

The Watts brothers, the redfish anglers featured in the broadcast, could prove me wrong and tear it up. Will unedited fishing action prove watchable? If you’re curious to find out, go to the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series Web Cast between 8-11am tomorrow (Friday).


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Pete McDonald is a contributing editor to Power & Motoryacht. Previously, he spent 11 years on the editorial staff of Boating. He has won multiple writing awards and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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