Animal Planet has ordered a second season of its ultimate fishing roadtrip adventure series featuring professional wrestler Showtime Eric Young. The sophomore season of OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES will contain 18 half-hour episodes and return in the summer of 2013. In its first season, it reeled in more than 620,000 viewers per episode and ranks in the top five new series with men (#4 in M25-54 and M18-49).
In OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES, Young, an avid yet novice outdoorsman, gets out of the ring and turns in his tights for some tackle. He’s on the adventure of a lifetime to hear, smell and taste big and small stories of the one that got away. Using all sorts of unique bait, tackle, poles and transportation, Young aims to be the makeshift MacGyver of fishing while learning the best and most unique techniques this country has to offer as he crisscrosses the country to try his hand at various fishing practices, ranging from wildly dangerous to all-out weird! During his quest, he learns an interesting array of intricate and industrious methods employed by some of America’s fishing masterminds. And he will come to embrace odd local traditions practiced for decades and centuries. And no matter how long it takes, how crazy it seems or how many bumps and bruises he gets along the way, Young won’t stop ’til he catches the ultimate fish, including the one that got away…
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