by Mike Carey, December 09, 2017
Many of you may know that last year Northwest Fishing Reports was accepted by Fox Broadcast TV to present a fishing TV show in the Spokane/Inland Empire market, on KAYU FOX 28. Our show reaches over a million households in Spokane, northern Idaho, Canada, and across Central Washington and even reaches into parts of Montana and Eastern Oregon. It’s been an amazing year of discovery for us at NWFR. We learned a lot “on the go” about what is required to produce and air a TV show. It’s much more involved than YouTube and even cable stations. FTC requirements and various rules, including close captioned compliance, commercial placement - we learned a lot and grew through some teething pains. At the end of our first season the ratings came back and what do you know, FOX extended an invitation to run our show in additional TV markets, the Yakima and Tri-Cities markets on FOX 11 and FOX 41.]
Our second season started a few weeks ago on FOX 28, Sundays at 5:30pm (a great time slot!). We have a lineup of some pretty neat fishing adventures to share with our viewers. From Vancouver Island to the Snake River and everywhere in between, you’ll join NWFR as we show great locations to fish and demonstrate the techniques that will help you catch more fish. Best of all, we fish not only with some great guides, but we also go out with local anglers willing to share their knowledge and expertise as well. We also include members of NWFR in quite a few of our shows.
Our focus is much more than “expert talking heads”. We are about you – the average angler. We try to take you to places that may be in your own back yard that you were totally unaware of. And we have fun along the way!
We also try to include tips and information to make you a better angler. But without the “we’re smarter than you attitude”. Because you know why – we aren’t! Aaron, Rob, and I are average anglers that are still firmly anchored in our roots.
So if you are stuck inside and yearning for some outdoor adventures, check us out. If you don’t get our show on broadcast TV we now have previous episodes on our website at NorthwestFishingReports.com. Just look for the link at the top center of our menu bar – “TV Show”. Click on the link and dive into the action!
“We’ll see you on the water – and online – and on TV!”
We are grateful to FOX for their confidence in us. We also want to thank all our sponsors that allow us to make the show happen, including Toyota Dealers of the Inland Northwest, Ace Hardware, Best Western Peppertree Inns, Precision Propeller, Mack’s Lure, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, Ziebart, and Ross Outdoor Adventures.