The show involves two men, chosen from a nationwide search, who take the ultimate motorcycle riding and fishing trips. Tulsa, Okla., native Brad Beasley and Marine veteran Sgt. Joe Kowalski of Connecticut kicked off their 38-day excursion with a fishing trip in New Orleans. From there, they biked 2,500 miles through the Deep South in search of some of the best outdoors and fishing destinations in the region ending in the Florida Keys.
We are filming the T.V. show for ESPN2, on world famous Lake Okeechobee, south thru the Florida Everglades and ending with some exciting peacock bass fishing at the Homestead Motor Speedway.
The show we film are scheduled to air on October 7th, 21st and 28th, 2006. We had a lot of fun making them and we met some of the greatest people on the planet. We would like to thank the crew and the guys that handled our guide trips.
Ft Lauderdale, Fla. — Team Skeeter members Todd Kersey and Rick Burton team up to take 3th place in Sundays tournament at Everglades Holiday Park with just over 26.lbs for five fish.
The team was flipping in the L67 canal using black & blue Berkley power craws. Fellow guide Tom Masiello tied for fifth using a Super spook and a Berkley 10″ junebug power worm. Most of his fish were caught near the basin and near the four corners.
With just under 70 boats this was a great showing for our guides and now we await the King of the Glades championship, location to be given the day before. The event is scheduled for June 4th.
Big bass hide at ‘Glades By Steve Waters South Florida Sun-Sentinel Posted May 2 2006
Lots of small bass have been biting in Everglade canals, but there are enough big bass out there to make things interesting. On a day when most of the 115-boat field caught limits of fish 2-3 pounds, Rick Burton and Jim Anderson caught five bass weighing 26.36 pounds to win the fifth annual “Save Our Canals” bass tournament Sunday held by the South Florida Anglers For Everglades Restoration out of Everglades Holiday Park.
“We jumped from spot to spot. We were just looking for whatever looked good and looked fishy.”
They ended up culling their original limit and finished with a 4-pounder, two 5-pounders and two fish over 6 pounds, including a 6.24-pounder. They won $1,380.
Alex Picos and Rene Gonzalez had the biggest payday. They won $920 for finishing second at 24.89 and $690 for catching the biggest bass at 7.37 for a total of $1,610.
Bryan Windle and Vince Owen won $575 for third at 22.73, followed by Mike Ryan and Bruce Austin at 20.47 ($460) and Jon Farmer and Ed Knorr at 19.92 ($379.50).
NASCAR Fans Now Have a Second Opportunity to Fish With Their Favorite Drivers
While Raising Money for Charity
Daytona Beach – February 22, 2006 – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation announced it will add a second “Hot Rods & Reels™” charity fishing tournament. The new event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway during the Daytona 500 Weekend, beginning in 2007. The charity event raises money for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis and the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center, Speediatrics, at Halifax and Homestead Hospitals, and has taken place during the Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford 500 Championship Weekend for the past four years.
Tournament organizers will provide two spots on each fishing boat available for corporate or private purchase, with participants having the opportunity to fish with the likes of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Kyle Petty, Bobby Labonte, plus other leading NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers. Previous tournament have also featured fishing opportunities with other racing celebrities including legendary team owner Richard Childress, and former NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champs turned broadcasters Darrell Waltrip and Benny Parsons, among others.
The tournament will take place on the morning of Saturday, February 17, 2007 on Lake Lloyd, the Speedway’s 29-acre infield lake. Each driver/celebrity will be teamed with two guest anglers in their own bass boat featuring an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) recognized guides from Florida’s largest freshwater outfitter www.bassonline.com.
The charity fishing event will also include the Miccosukee Million, a chance drawing for a million dollars. The angler successfully landing the heaviest largemouth bass or peacock bass will then select from one of 250 envelopes, one of which containing the $1 million grand prize. An official weigh-in determining the winning fish will immediately precede the prize drawing. For your chance to sign up please visit www.hotrodsandreels.com.
“We are thrilled to expand this incredible charity event to the legendary Daytona 500 and add another element of fun to this exciting weekend,” said event founder Darrell Gwynn. “”Hot Rods & Reels™ at Homestead-Miami Speedway has become a staple event for Ford Championship Weekend, where we have had great relationships with our sponsors including Bass Pro Shops, Sprint and the Miccosukee Tribe, and we hope to continue and grow them here. The event has been a success in terms of participation, fun and monies raised for charity and we look forward to the same, if not better, results at Daytona.”
“We’re excited and proud to be able to host the Hot Rods & Reels™ charity fishing tournament at the “World Center of Racing” next year,” said Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig. “Helping to raise money for such worthwhile causes as the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis and Speediatrics is something we’re sure race fans will support. In addition to the fishing tournament, the weekend will also include a wheelchair give-a-way by The Darrell Gwynn Foundation. In conjunction with its partner Quickie® Wheelchairs, DGF will donate a power chair to a young recipient in need of assistance. Together, DGF and Quickie® Wheelchairs have provided over 20 wheelchairs to those in need across the country through DGF’s Wheelchair Give-a-Way Program.
ABOUT THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. Visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.orgfor more information.
The Betty Jane France Pediatric Center, Speediatrics, at Halifax Hospital is a completely renovated pediatrics unit designed with a motorsports theme. Its design is to make children feel as comfortable as possible during a hospital stay.
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Week of: 2/5/06 Florida Peacock Bass
The canals and lakes around Miami hold a South American power house known as the peacock bass. NAF’sDan Larson joins guide Todd Kersey for some great peacock action. Plus, Karen Savik offers tips for rigging and fishing the deadly Gulp! Batwing Frog.