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Episode Guide

Season: 2013

Lake St Clair/KVD

Attention smallmouth addicts anonymous support group: the meeting starts here. When you get Mark Zona and Kevin Vandam together in Michigan the smallmouth bass get nervous. But, while waiting on the sun to shine, KVD gets a mysterious phone call that changes the entire show.  Let the smallmouth slaunch beat down commence. During the show a shocking discovery comes to light about KVD’s past that threatens his entire BASS career… and it all hinges on his old nickname in Detriot:  “Rabbit.”

Lake Mille Lacs/Randy Moss

Here is a little known fact: Mark Zona’s college roommate was NFL player Randy Moss. The funny thing is, as they were sitting around the dorm, Randy Moss told Zona how much he wanted to have a fishing show one day, which was ironic because Zona wanted to be an NFL wide receiver. As fate would have it, they switched reality’s. Now they have a reunion in Minnesota on Mille Lacs, a lake neither of them has fished before. As the action heats up, Zona collapses on the deck of the boat pouring water all over himelf. A must see.

Trinity River/Tommy Sanders

Legendary outdoor host Tommy Sanders is brought in to confront Mark Zona about his fear of Choppy the Clown from his spooky background. In order to remove the evil spirits, they travel to the Trinity River in search of spooky evil devil monsters. The hunt is on for giant oversized 100lb+ alligator gar that lurk not only in the muddy waters but in Zona’s past…  Don’t watch this episode alone.

Ontario/James Overstreet

First of all, there is this world renowned outdoor photographer. Second of all, he has been a silverback gorilla but now it appears he is on his way to being a Manquatch. There is only one person who could do this to James Overstreet: the man is Mark Zona. In order to achieve Manquatch, they must hunt for the collision with the wolf pack. The smallmouth wolfpack that hunts the waters of Lake Ontario. But something happens along the way that pushes Z over the limit and the editors have to break out the beeping machine (sorry kids.) The Manquatch then experiences an uncomfortable silence… None of this makes any sense until you watch this undeniable show.

Solo/ Michigan Largemouth

Out of the thousands of lakes in the greater Michigan area, there is one thing that you don’t want to be this time of year if you’re a fish. And that my friends is a bluegill. Poor little tasty nuggets just swimming innocently around minding their own business. Until Mr. Largemouth comes crashing out to ambush the devils and only scales are left slowly sinking to the bottom of the lake. Mark Zona knows that if you put your boat on one of these lakes and act like a bluegill, literally, you can do things to big largemouth that even your grandfather wouldn’t have done.

Arkansas/Jerry McKinnis/largemouth

Nervous, nervous, nervous. That’s what Mark Zona is. And the reason is that Man has come around. The boss man. The legend Jerry Mckinnis that was shooting fishing shows before any of us were alive. But something is amiss. How can you fish a lake that has disappeared? Like literally the lake is gone. This shocking discovery can only mean one thing… tune in to this bizarre and historic show.

Lake Kissimmee/Bobby Lane

Oh it’s that special time of year, the sun is coming out and the frost is melting away. Where better to head than south to Florida and who better to meet up with than Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bobby Lane for our Annual Spring Break getaway. We party all over Bobby’s old stomping grounds of Lake Kissimmee pounding mats and taking names. And in the process... witness a once in a lifetime lightning strike.  Polish up that gold rope... grab a spot at the pool bar... throw an extra umbrella in that fruity drink... and tune in for the spring break party of a lifetime.

Lake St. Clair/Detroit River Muskie Pete Maina

Zona's affection for large, toothy critters is well noted. And if you are looking to find some of the largest and toothiest you need not travel much further than... downtown Detroit. Did you misread that? No. Oh it’s one of the best on Earth. And on top of that we are hunting them down with a true Muskie Master... Pete Maina. Sounds like a can’t lose combination... right? Wrong. A little storm called Hurricane Sandy has something to say about it, things are gonna get muddy. Can we make it happen? Watch and see.

Lake Okeechobee Randall Tharp

You know, in the realm of big bass, there may not be a lake with more history than South Florida's Lake Okeechobee. And for some insane reason, it has alluded Zona's Awesome Fishing Show. Well, that end's today. We are trekking down to the Big O and meeting up with a mangy, snaggle toothed, long clawed, furry little Honey Badger who has been absolutely tearing it up on Okeechobee over the past few years. The "Honey Badger" Tharp knows how to sniff around the grass, pads and mats of this place and pull out that perfect South Florida Slaunch. Will we catch that fish of a lifetime? Maybe. Will we have the time of our lives? No doubt.

Lake Champlain Dave Mercer

If you could use only one word to describe what happens when Dave Mercer and Zona get together it would be……pain. Oh yes. Lots and lots of pain. Whether it be sleet, snow, ice covered lakes or even a heated lake which decided to go heat-less the day we fished it, we haven't really put the odds in our favor to see greatness. Well today, that all changes. It's a blue bird, 80 degree day in Upstate New York and the fish filled Lake Champlain is gonna be the stage for a beautiful weather beat down. Look out “Champie,” there's a couple of new monsters on the lake.

Season: 2012

James Overstreet, Falcon Lake TX

What's the best BIG BASS lake in the country? 2 words....Falcon Lake! Ztrain and Outdoor Camera stud James Overstreet are heading down for a midwinter Rancheria beat down!!!! These two outlaws lay down the law right out of the gate, but even these two pistoleros are stunned at what they find. If you like true trophy bass, this one is for you.

Zona Solo MI Show

Behold the visual essence northern Michigan has to offer! This week were heading to one of Ztrain's favorite aqua playgrounds he cut his teeth on as a boy. The smallmouth are big, nasty and horribly dumb!!!! Oooh, and that's just how we like em!! This truly is an outdoor experience where illusion becomes reality, and reality becomes illusion.

Charlie Hartley, Green Bay WI

Next stop on the Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show train: Green Bay. Next passenger to come aboard the ZAFS Express: a one Charlie Hartley. With all the success the Packers had this NFL season (with that stud fantasy football quarterback they have) what can go wrong in Green Bay? Nothing. Pure and simple bassfishing fun.

Jeff Kriet - Falcon Lake, TX

Oh, it’s time for Rancheria Big Bass Beatdown II of the season, as Z and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jeff Kriet head back out on Falcon Lake in search of more beasts. It’s been a tough year for Zona, and buddy Kriet thinks Falcon may give him just the help he needs……Slaunch style.

Stephen Browning - Lake Ouachita, Ark

It’s back to school time, as Zona gets a call from Bassmaster Elite Series pro Stephen Browning to head down to Arkansas to do some learning with the ultra-controversial “Umbrella Rig”. Lessons will be learned, hang ups will happen, and monsters of all species will be caught in this experimental edition of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show.

Dave Mercer - Newton Lake, Ill

Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show makes its annual winter time retreat to power plant heated Newton Lake in Illinois. And for bitter cold, snowy, icy conditions, who better to bring along than the Bass fishing storm from the north himself, Dave Mercer. Cuddle up to the fireplace, grab your hot chocolate and prepare yourself for a Slaunch sleigh ride through a winter wonderland.

Kevin Wirth - Arkansas

It’s a bittersweet ending to this season of Zona’s Awesome Fishing show as we go out in style all while celebrating the career of Bassmaster Elite Series pro Kevin Wirth. If you’re going to throw a retirement party, you might as well do it up big, and where better to party than a mysterious public lake in Arkansas? Help yourself to some punch and a slab of cake as we punch some slabs in the mouth.

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