Airs August 5 at 8 PM
Showtime Eric Young has done some crazy things in his life, but now, he attempts possibly the stupidest thing ever – fishing for sharks from a paddleboard. Young heads to Florida to give this reckless form of fishing a try and hopes to land a lethal lemon shark, black tip shark or bull shark one mile off the coast. Can he master the technique and haul in a monster fish with only a board between him and the sea?
Airs August 5 at 8:30 PM
Reeling in an elusive sailfish from a boat is a daunting task even for the most seasoned fishermen. Showtime Eric Young isn’t your typical fisherman, and he’s upping the ante and heading to Miami in hopes of hooking the powerful fish in nothing but a homemade raft. Young constructs the vessel with nothing more than plywood and an inner tube and sets sail in the ocean. After spending hours in the raft and drifting more than eight miles off the coast, can the former wrestler take down this monstrous fish when he gets his chance?
Airs August 12 at 8 PM
Showtime Eric Young goes deep into the heart of Texas in this episode to look at some unique methods to angling. First, he goes to The Devil’s River to team up with Drew to try his hand at whitewater kayak fishing for bass. With two days on the river, no cell phone service, and a night of camping out, he’s determined to make a big catch. Then, it’s off to San Antonio to learn from Darak how to balloon fish for redfish. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the ways to fish!
Airs August 19 at 8 PM
The coast of North Carolina is the backdrop for this episode of Off the Hook: Extreme Catches. Showtime Eric Young buddies with “Jetski Brian” in Hatteras (in the Outer Banks) to learn the best in jet-ski fishing 30 miles offshore with some eight-foot swells known as “The Atlantic Graveyard.” Then spearing and gigging, he goes to Cape Carteret with Pete into the shallow waters for some night-time flounder.
Airs August 26 at 8 PM
The small state of Rhode Island is the featured spot in the ultimate angling road trip in this episode of Off the Hook: Extreme Catches. Showtime Eric Young first heads out with Ed to Jamestown where they engage in some skishing, an extreme version of shore fishing that could be viewed as a sort of waterskiing. Then, Eric is off with Captain Jack to do some nighttime squid jigging off Port Judith, the squid capital of the northeast.
Airs September 2 at 8 PM
In Tennessee, Showtime Eric Young participates in the art of noodling, where fishermen catch catfish with their bare hands and feet. Then, fishing expert Dwight Taylor teaches Young how to “jug,” a technique that reels in catfish with empty soda cans.
Airs September 9 at 8 PM
Showtime Eric Young ventures to Block Island, Rhode Island, to tackle the Atlantic’s strongest rip tides with only a spear gun in hand. Traveling to a location not on most fishermen’s radar, Young is ready to try one of the most unique and thrilling forms of angling in the world – underwater spearfishing. Then, Young takes a stab at urban fishing as he attempts to catch a striped bass in New York City, the city that never sleeps.
Airs September 16 at 8 PM
Home of surf, sand and blue waters, San Diego is the perfect place to partake in fly fishing, a peaceful pastime. But, Showtime Eric Young didn’t come all the way to California to relax; instead, he is ready to fly fish for the dangerous Mako shark, located 20 miles off the coast. From there, Young will scuba dive for sea urchins, a high-profit sushi ingredient. Ready to strike “California gold,” Young travels to the bottom of the ocean to find these prickly fish.
Airs September 23 at 8 PM
Spearfishing may be adventurous on its own, but Showtime Eric Young is ready to take it to the next level as he tries to master the fishing technique under an oil rig. In the Gulf of Mexico, Young combines two of southern Louisiana’s most popular activities – fishing and oil drilling – into a thrilling experience where he’s surrounded by jellyfish, sharks and stingrays. Later, he heads to Theriot, Louisiana, to catch an alligator gar with nothing more than nylon rope.
Airs September 30 at 8 PM (Season Finale!)
In the heart of the Midwest, Showtime Eric Young takes on a fearsome foe – the invasive Asian Carp. Peoria, Illinois may look calm on the surface, but underneath the waters of the nearby Illinois River lurk (and fly) millions of fish that just shouldn’t be there. To battle these invaders, Eric joins forces with the Peoria Carp Hunters, two local guys who have made it their mission to tackle these big, acrobatic fish. That means strapping on weapons and taking to the river to do battle. Will Showtime EY survive the Carpocalypse? Then, Showtime meets up with Arlin Blum, an inventor with a fleet of remote control fishing boats that they take for a spin to catch some fish.