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Season 12 of The Kayak Fishing Show Presented by Seaguar Set to Hit Airwaves July 3rd

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Heliconia, the video production company behind the The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Seaguar, is excited to announce that Season 12 of the long-standing hit television series will premiere Saturday, July 3rd on Bally Sports Networks.

Season 12 of The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Seaguar will follow host Jim Sammons on his kayak, as he hunts 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 does a deep dive into the local salt and freshwaters of the Florida peninsula, as well through the marshes and along the coast of Louisiana.  

There will be plenty of opportunity to watch The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Seaguar this season, thanks to the show’s expansive distribution via the Bally Sports Network group of regional sports networks. Between airings, fans can head over to The Kayak Fishing Show’s Facebook page for additional content.

About The Kayak Fishing Show: A San Diego, California native and certified fish and game licensed guide, Jim Sammons is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of big game kayak fishing. With his trademark fedora and his numerous special appearances on a variety of national fishing shows, Jim has become the most recognizable kayak angler in North America. But it is his infectious enthusiasm for the sport, his lively personality, and his passion for sharing the sport with others that has made him one of the most popular kayaks angler in the world. Each 30-minute TV episode airs nationwide on Bally Sports Network.

About Heliconia:  Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces nine unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic TrailsEpic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingPeak ExperienceChad Hoover Fishing and The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons. Heliconia has a proven formula that marries inspiring video production with guaranteed television and digital distribution, ensuring that your message is heard by the adventure travel community in a unique and impactful way. For more information, visit www.heliconia.ca.

Chad Hoover Fishing presented by Fishing Chaos is set to Premiere July 1st

Heliconia, the video production company behind the award-winning tv series Chad Hoover Fishing presented by Fishing Chaos, is excited to announce that the newest season is set to premiere on Bally Sports Network July 1st.

Chad Hoover Fishing presented by Fishing Chaos follows host Chad Hoover as he takes viewers on hilarious, bass-filled fishing trips. The 10th season kicks off with the Dee Zee KBF The TEN, filmed in beautiful Kissimmee, Florida. Tune in and catch the all the action as the top kayak anglers battle it out in a two-day, 10-fish Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) invitational tournament.

Subsequent episodes will feature a variety of unique fisheries including those of Clemson and Columbia, South Carolina, Stafford, Virginia, Happy Valley, Pennsylvania and Kentucky Lake, Tennessee. Special guests join Chad on screen throughout the season and even challenge him to the occasional friendly wager that he just cannot resist.

There will be plenty of opportunity to watch Chad Hoover Fishing presented by Fishing Chaos this season, thanks to the show’s expansive distribution via the Bally Sports Network group of regional sports networks. Between airings, Chad Hoover fans can head over to the Chad Hoover TV YouTube Channel for a continuous release of content. Over 100,000 subscribers strong, Chad Hoover TV is home to thousands of hours of entertaining and education videos tailored for both new anglers, as well as for those who have been kayak fishing for years.   

ABOUT CHAD HOOVER FISHING: Starring funny-man Chad Hoover, Chad Hoover Fishing presented by Fishing Chaos is an engaging and entertaining fishing show jam packed with thrilling kayak fishing action and valuable fishing tips. The Telly Award winning TV series is designed to excite and educate viewers—whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak. Each 30-minute TV episode airs nationwide on Bally Sports Network. Brands interested in partnering with Chad are encouraged to reach out to Malvin Young at malvin@helipress.com. Learn more about the series at www.heliconia.ca.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces nine unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain Biking, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Great Family Adventure, BA Fishing, Peak Experience, Chad Hoover Fishing and The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons. Heliconia has a proven formula that marries inspiring video production with guaranteed television and digital distribution, ensuring that your message is heard by the adventure travel community in a unique and impactful way. For more information, visit www.heliconia.ca.

Epic Trails, Season 4 – Episode 4: Backpacking Uganda, Part 2

The fourth episode of Epic Trails, Season 4 is set to hit airwaves June 24th on Outside TV and Bally Sports Network. The episode is slated to air 84 times to date.

Backpacking Uganda, Part 2 is the conclusion of Eric’s trip to The Pearl of Africa. In this episode, Eric Hanson goes on safari and explores the iconic Murchison Falls National Park.

“To stand at the edge of Murchison Falls is to stand atop pure chaos, unfathomable energy, and bowel-loosening power. The ground was literally shaking beneath my feet.” – Eric Hanson, Uganda: Exploring the Pearl of Africa

Be sure to check your local listings for a full airing schedule.

About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel media series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top hiking destinations. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV, 27 regional networks that make up Bally Sports Network, and internationally through National Geographic Channel—Asia and Extreme Sports Channel across Europe. Episodes of Epic Trails aired over 2,200 times in 2020. Networks interested in carrying Epic Trails are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

Great Family Adventure Series is set to Premiere June 26th

Heliconia, the video production company behind the award winning tv Epic Trails, Facing Waves and Chad Hoover Fishing, is excited to announce that its newest series, Great Family Adventure, is set to premiere on Bally Sports Network June 26th.

Great Family Adventure is an exciting fast paced TV series that follows World Champion kayakers Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson on a epic family road-trip. The Troutman-Jackson family live on the road for most of the year, exploring the country while homeschooling their two kids (7 and 4 years old), meeting unique people, paddling wild rivers, exploring hiking trails, mountain biking rad single track, swimming in the ocean and camping out under the stars. Along the way, they experience new cultures and help their two young children discover adventures of a lifetime.

In the premiere episode viewers will catch a glimpse into the daily lives of this thrill-seeking, fun-loving, adventurous family as they prepare for their annual road trip. The episode introduces the story of how Nick and Emily came to be and why they have decided to pack up their belongings and live on the road nine months out of the year. As we follow the family, we see how Nick and Emily juggle and balance their own active, busy, competition-filled schedules while being hands-on parents raising two young children.  

“I don’t know what people think when they see us on the road,” reflects co-host Nick Troutman, “We’ve got this truck, trailer, bikes, boats, all sorts of gear… kids and dogs running in and out. It probably looks a bit crazy at times, but for us it’s just normal and we love it.”

There will be plenty of opportunities to catch the crazy as Great Family Adventure is distributed to over 100 million US households across the US on the 27 regional sports networks that make up Bally Sports Network as well as Outside TV. Between airings, viewers may access inspiring content on the Great Family Adventure’s Facebook page and Instagram account.

Tourism destinations interested in being featured on Great Family Adventure are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Tourism Partnership Manager, Stefanie Manton-Ward, at stefanie@helipress.com. Brands interested in partnering with Great Family Adventure can reach out to Heliconia’s Brand Partnership Manager, Malvin Young, at malvin@helipress.com.

ABOUT GREAT FAMILY ADVENTURE: Great Family Adventure is an exciting fast paced TV series that follows World Champion kayakers, Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson, and their family on an epic family road trip. Join the family as they learn about new cultures, paddle wild rivers, exploring rad bike trails, swim in the ocean, and camp out under the stars. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV and the 27 regional sports networks that make up Bally Sports Network. Networks interested in carrying Great Family Adventure are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces nine unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain Biking, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Great Family Adventure, BA Fishing, Peak Experience, Chad Hoover Fishing and The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons. Heliconia has a proven formula that marries inspiring video production with guaranteed television and digital distribution, ensuring that your message is heard by the adventure travel community in a unique and impactful way. For more information, visit www.heliconia.ca.

Facing Waves, Season 8 – Episode 3: Whitewater Kayaking the Ottawa River

The third episode of Facing Waves, Season 8 is set to hit airwaves Saturday, June 19th on Bally Sports Network and Friday, July 9th on Outside TV. The episode is scheduled to air more than 74 times this month alone!

In this episode, host Ken Whiting challenges himself with the huge rapids and epic surf waves of the Ottawa River’s Main Channel, and then heads down the Middle Channel with his ten year old daughter for their first trip ever with her in her own kayak.   

The Ottawa River is recognized around the world as one of the top whitewater kayaking destinations. It has warm water, big rapids and epic surf waves, which is why many of the world’s top paddlers have come from the Ottawa. It is also why Ken decided to call this place home over 20 years ago.

A lot can happen in 20 years, and while Ken still enjoys playing in the huge rapids, he now gets to bear witness to the new generation of whitewater kayakers as they build their skills and love of the outdoors.

Check your local listings for a full airing schedule.

About Facing Waves: A World Champion kayaker, the author of twelve best-selling instructional books and videos on paddling, and a YouTube influencer with approximately 14 million views to his videos, Ken Whiting is the host of Facing Waves. A multifaceted media project, Facing Waves celebrates the cultures, landscapes and adventures that surround the world’s top paddling destinations. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV, Bally Sports Network, and internationally through Nautical Channel. Networks interested in carrying Facing Waves are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

Epic Trails, Season 4 – Episode 3: Backpacking Uganda, Part 1

The third episode of Epic Trails, Season 4 is set to hit airwaves June 17th on Outside TV and Bally Sports Network. The episode is slated to air 71 times to date.

Backpacking Uganda, Part 1 is the first of two episodes filmed in The Pearl of Africa. In this episode, Eric Hanson treks through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see the fabled mountain gorillas.

“Uganda is one of only three countries in the world where mountain gorillas remain in the wild. And while Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are doing their part to care for these endangered species, Uganda boasts being home to approximately half the remaining gorillas in the wild, as well as the most mountainous and wild terrain in which to experience them”. – Eric Hanson, Uganda: Exploring the Pearl of Africa

Be sure to check your local listings for a full airing schedule.


About Epic Trails:
 Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel media series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top hiking destinations. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV, 27 regional networks that make up Bally Sports, and internationally through National Geographic Channel—Asia and Extreme Sports Channel across Europe. Episodes of Epic Trails aired over 2,200 times in 2020. Networks interested in carrying Epic Trails are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

Chad Hoover Fishing: Trip Report – Happy Valley, Pennsylvania

The final film shoot of Chad Hoover Fishing presented by Fishing Chaos was captured last month in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania!

Happy Valley is known for its outdoor beauty. The mountains, the spectacular views… and of course the incredible fly fishing!

Those who know Chad know he’s not just a kayak bass angler, and this film shoot allowed him to flex his fly fishing muscles. Fans will be able to catch all the action when the episode airs on Bally Sports Network later this summer.

In the meantime, be sure to head on over to the Chad Hoover YouTube channel for special sneak peeks.

ABOUT CHAD HOOVER FISHING: Starring funny-man Chad Hoover, Chad Hoover Fishing is an engaging and entertaining fishing show jam packed with thrilling kayak fishing action and valuable fishing tips. The Telly Award winning TV series is designed to excite and educate viewers—whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak. Each 30-minute TV episode airs nationwide on Bally Sports. Brands interested in partnering with Chad are encouraged to reach out to Malvin Young at malvin@helipress.com. Learn more about the series at www.heliconia.ca.

Upgrade Your Paddling Sweepstakes Winner

We are pleased to announce a winner in the UPGRADE YOUR PADDLING SWEEPSTAKES! Steve Rowan is the happy winner of a paddling trip with TRAK Kayak’s NEW Paddling Trip Passport, an Aqua Bound Tango kayak paddle, a Yakima JayLow kayak rack, an Orion Cooler and a swag bag from TRAK Kayaks. Steve is quoted as saying “Amazing” when he replied to the email we sent him announcing he won the contest. We hope Steve enjoys the paddling gear upgrades.

We had a lot of interest from the paddle community with over 2700 entries! This was a fun sweeps with our partners. We thank them for the support and a big thanks to all the paddlers who entered the contest. Stay tuned for future chances to win more paddling gear. Check out our partner sites and have fun paddling this summer!

Epic Trails, Season 4 – Episode 2: Backpacking Durango, Colorado

The second episode of Epic Trails, Season 4 is set to hit airwaves June 8th on Outside TV and June 9th on Bally Sports Network. The episode is slated to air 63 times to date.

In this episode, Eric Hanson travels to the mountain towns of Durango and Telluride, Colorado to explore the backcountry by ski, snowshoe, and ice axe.

Be sure to check your local listings for a full airing schedule.

About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel media series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top hiking destinations. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV, 27 regional networks that make up Bally Sports, and internationally through National Geographic Channel—Asia and Extreme Sports Channel across Europe. Episodes of Epic Trails aired over 2,200 times in 2020. Networks interested in carrying Epic Trails are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

Facing Waves, Season 8 – Episode 2: Paddling the Petawawa River

The second episode of Facing Waves, Season 8 is set to hit airwaves Saturday, June 12th on Bally Sports Network and Friday, July 2nd on Outside TV. The episode is scheduled to air 72 times…and counting!

In this episode, host Ken Whiting sets out on a 5-day wilderness camping adventure in Algonquin Park with two of his best friends, Brendan Mark and James McBeath. Together, the crew paddles the Petawawa River, one of the top multi-day canoe trips in eastern North America. Rather than take canoes, however, they decide to run the river in fishing kayaks and a raft.

Check your local listings for a full airing schedule.

About Facing Waves: A World Champion kayaker, the author of twelve best-selling instructional books and videos on paddling, and a YouTube influencer with approximately 14 million views to his videos, Ken Whiting is the host of Facing Waves. A multifaceted media project, Facing Waves celebrates the cultures, landscapes and adventures that surround the world’s top paddling destinations. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV, Bally Sports Network, and internationally through Nautical Channel. Networks interested in carrying Facing Waves are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.