The 2019 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship One-Hour Special Premieres on Sportsman Channel, Saturday, July 13th at 7PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks and Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA, proudly announce the airing of the 2019 Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) National Championships – a one-hour special premiering on Sportsman Channel, Saturday, July 13th at 7pm EST.

The YakAttack KBF National Championship presented by Torqueedo is an annual event that features the nation’s top kayak anglers and the sport’s up-and-coming talent. This year’s competition saw nearly 500 of the best kayak anglers from across the US and Canada descend upon Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana to compete for over $200,000 in prize money. Co-hosted by television star, YouTube personality and KBF president Chad Hoover, YouTube stars Scott Beutjer and Gene “the Flukemaster” Jensen, as well as KBF Creative Director Joe Haubenreich, the tournament was fast paced and competitive as over seven thousand fish were caught during the three-day competition.

“Competition amongst anglers, against the elements, the fish and themselves is fundamental to fishing. All of that was on display this spring at the YakAttack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo, the biggest event in the world of kayak fishing,” said KBF President Chad Hoover. “The three-day tournament was held on the Red River and the five lakes surrounding Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. Over 460 kayak anglers came to explore Louisiana’s bayous, lakes and backwaters. Anglers had to find their best 15 bass to earn the title of KBF National Champion and take home a check for $50,000 and their share of over $46,000 in KBF BONUS BUCKS.”

The KBF National Championship uses the revolutionary Catch, Photo, Release (CPR) online scoring format, whereby anglers photograph their bass on standardized measuring boards as they’re caught, and then upload the images to the event website. This not only allows fish to be released where they’re caught, but it provides spectators and competitors with a live leaderboard, from start to finish. The combined scores of up to five bass each day—15 in all—determines the final standings.

For a sneak peak of all the 2019 KBF National Championship action, check out the episode teaser at bit.ly/2019KBFNC. For more information on the KBF National Championship, visit www.kayakbassfishing.com/2019-kbfnc/.

About Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover: Chad Hoover loves to fish. So much so, he has little tolerance for those who don’t. His passion and talent for bass fishing, along with his dynamic personality and desire to share the sport of kayak fishing, has made Chad a leader of the worldwide kayak fishing movement. Chad is the host Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks which airs on WFN, the host of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA which airs on Sportsman Channel, and is the charismatic online personality behind the Chad Hoover YouTube Channel, the Kayak Bass Fishing Facebook Page and the Kayak Bass Fishing Instagram account. Chad is also the founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing – the nation’s foremost organization that engages, supports and informs kayak bass anglers. For more information, visit www.kayakbassinshow.com and www.kayakbassfishing.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 282,000 YouTube subscribers and 68 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

Season 8 of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA set to premiere May 23rd on Sportsman Channel

Heliconia, the video production company behind the hit television series Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA, is excited to announce that the 8th season of the entertaining kayak fishing show will premiere on Sportsman Channel, Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00 am est. The episode will re-air on Sunday, May 26th at 2:30 pm est.  

Season 8 of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA kicks off with Chad “Knot Right” Hoover chasing big bass around La Crosse, Wisconsin with special guests Eric Siddiqi, Gene “Flukemaster” Jensen and Jeremiah Burish, in a mock tournament episode.

Regulars of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA love Chad’s down-to-earth, honest and informative take on kayak fishing. While always the funny-man, Chad provides easy to understand tips and tricks to help anglers of all experience levels up-their game and land their personal best. Chad’s love for the sport is contagious and provides plenty of motivation for viewers at home to get out fishing themselves.

“Chad is a true kayak fishing pioneer and he always presents an entertaining and informative show, so we’re excited about sharing Knot Right with kayak anglers everywhere! It’s a perfect way for us to let kayak fishermen know how committed we are to offering the industry’s best assortment of kayaks and kayak fishing accessories,” FishUSA President & CEO, Jeff Parnell explained.

Four new episodes of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA will air this season on Sportsman Channel. The show is currently in its 9th filming season. Brands interested in partnering with Chad are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

About Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover: Chad Hoover loves to fish. So much so, he has little tolerance for those who don’t. His passion and talent for bass fishing, along with his dynamic personality and desire to share the sport of kayak fishing, has made Chad a leader of the worldwide kayak fishing movement. Chad is the host of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA which airs on Sportsman Channel, the host of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks which airs on WFN, and is the charismatic online personality behind the Chad Hoover YouTube Channel, the Kayak Bass Fishing Facebook Page and the Kayak Bass Fishing Instagram account.  Chad is also the founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing – the nation’s foremost organization that engages, supports and informs kayak bass anglers. For more information, visit www.kayakbassinshow.com and www.kayakbassfishing.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 272,000 YouTube subscribers and 66 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

KAYAK ANGLERS’ WILL WANT TO TUNE IN TO WFN AND SPORTSMAN CHANNEL ON SUNDAY, APRIL 7: NEW SEASONS WITH JIM SAMMONS SET TO PREMIERE

Heliconia is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Season 8 of Seaguar’s Extreme Fishing Challenge and Season 10 of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show. Both hosted by renown kayak angler Jim Sammons, Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge will premiere on Sportsman Channel, Sunday, April 7th at 2:30 PM EST, while Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show will premiere on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Sunday, April 7th at 6:30 PM EST. Fans of shows can look forward to weekly airings on Sportsman Channel and WFN beginning in April.

The two shows follow host Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish. A San Diego, California native and certified fish and game licensed guide, Jim is known worldwide as a pioneer of big game kayak fishing. This season, Jim targets huge gamefish in the Bahamas, Louisiana, Canada’s Algonquin Park and the Ottawa Valley, Panama, Sweden, Costa Rica, California, Brazil, and Florida.

“This past year of filming has been super exciting!” explains Jim. “We traveled to some amazing locations, met so many wonderful people and experienced their food and culture. We fought some pretty stubborn fish and had a number of truly memorable moments on the water. I know the viewers at home will get a kick out of each episode.”  

The season premiere episode of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge sees Jim and special guest Esteban Gutierrez fishing incredibly beautiful and remote sections of the Amazon River in Brazil in search for huge peacock bass.

As for Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show, this season kicks off with Jim and special guests from the Jackson Kayak Fishing Team chasing down various species of fish on the fly in the clear blue water of Bahama Island. Without giving too much away, viewers will get to witness the kayak anglers fight with more than eight different species of fish including: tarpon, permit, bonefish, wahoo, ski jacks and barracuda.

Those interested to learn more about the two series can do so at www.kayakfishingshow.com. Fans can also catch more kayak angling entertainment with Jim Sammons by checking out The Kayak Fishing Show page on Facebook.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 264,000 YouTube subscribers and 64,900 million views. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

SEASON 7 PREMIERE OF KNOT RIGHT KAYAK FISHING PREMIERES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH AT 11:30AM EST ON SPORTSMAN CHANNEL

Heliconia, producers of Knot Right Kayak Fishing, proudly announces the launch of Season 7 on Sportsman Channel on Friday, April 6th at 11:30 am EST* and again on Saturday, April 7th at 1:00 pm EST*.

Season 7 of Knot Right Kayak Fishing kicks off on as Chad Hoover takes his hunt for huge bass to the lakes of Northwest Arkansas. Now in its second year of airing on Sportsman Channel, fans of the show can look forward to weekly airings during April and May.

Now entering its 8th season of filming, Knot Right Kayak Fishing stars obsessed kayak angler and funny man, Chad ‘Knot Right’ Hoover, in a comical and informative show that takes viewers bass fishing throughout the southeast. Learn more about the series at www.kayakbassinshow.com. Check out the full premiere schedule here: https://bit.ly/2DZlYuX.

Fans can also catch more kayak angling entertainment with Chad Hoover by tuning into Kayak Bassin’ on World Fishing Network (http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/shows/kayak-bassin-tv) or online on the Chad Hoover YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/KayakBassinTV).

*Visit http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/schedule/ for the list of airings in all time zones.

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About Kayak Bassin’: A fresh new style of fishing show, packed with exciting bass action and valuable bass fishing tips, Kayak Bassin’ is a TV series designed to excite and educate viewers whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak. Kayak Bassin’ follows Chad on his entertaining backwoods adventures while offering anglers valuable fishing tips and tricks. Kayak Bassin’ will begin airing on World Fishing Network during the third quarter of 2016.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years, Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands and some of the world’s top tourism authorities communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces five unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 225,000 YouTube subscribers and over 56 million views. See more of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

 

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