Fourth Season of City Limits Fishing with Mike Iaconelli
NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 3, 2011)- VERSUS will premiere the fourth season of City Limits Fishing with Mike Iaconelli on Friday, February 4, at 9 p.m. ET. The six-episode series follows professional angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli, the 2003 Bassmaster Classic winner, 2006 BASS Angler of the Year and runner-up in the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, as he visits some of America's best urban fishing areas and shows city dwellers that they don't need to travel far to catch their limit of fish.
In each episode of City Limits Fishing, Iaconelli is accompanied by professional and amateur anglers as they face the weekly challenge of catching a limit of fish within the boundaries of some of the country's greatest cities, including Cleveland, St. Louis, Austin, Charleston, Pensacola and Minneapolis.
"City Limits Fishing has been a staple in our primetime Friday night line-up," said Jeff Macaluso, Director of Field Sports & New Media Programming for VERSUS. "Mike Iaconelli is an exuberant and engaging host who fits the VERSUS tradition of bringing viewers the best techniques and theories from the most trusted authorities on the water."
It's been a blast filming these shows for the past four years, said Iaconelli. It's a great way to keep fishing competitively even after the regular tour season ends. Not only do I get to go to great places and fish for lots of different species, but I also get to meet some great people in the process!
Lowrance Electronics joins this years show as the official host of the Lowrance Challenge Banner The challenge banner tracks how many keepers Ike and his guest have caught.
The complete schedule for City Limits Fishing follows, all times 9 p.m. ET (schedule subject to change):
Cleveland - Feb. 4
Mike Iaconelli's short trip from Philadelphia to Cleveland turns into a major ordeal when he misses his flight and ends up getting in after midnight, eight hours late. Iaconelli and old friend Frank Scalish weather a threatening storm to find success in the shadows of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
St. Louis - Feb. 11
A day of fishing for monster catfish on the Mississippi River is interrupted when Mike Iaconelli and the City Limits crew are pressed to rescue a barge worker who has fallen into the river and is caught in the deadly current.
Charleston, S.C. - Feb. 25
Ike and Ben Alderman chase monster bull reds in Charleston but the biggest catch of the day isn't a redfish, but rather a toothy predator.
Austin - Feb. 18
Mike Iaconelli is in terrible spirits when he arrives in Austin, Texas following a heartbreaking, second place finish in a major tournament. The fishing is tough, and when things don't go his way, he ends up "Going Ike".
Pensacola, Fla. - March 11
A rogue wave crashes over the bow of the boat damaging a camera and threatening the entire shoot. The crew is able to come up with a novel plan to continue shooting and Iaconelli and guest Chris Phillips have an amazing day on the water.
Minneapolis - March 25
Iaconelli has tried nearly every type of fishing known to man except ice fishing. In this episode, he tries to master a power auger and mini fishing rods in his quest to catch five different species under the ice.
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