Deerfield, Illinois — “The Musky Hunter” television show announced October 11 that beginning with its new season, it will also be broadcast nationwide on CBS Sports Network, expanding its reach to 100 million households throughout the US and Canada.
Now in its 12th season, “The Musky Hunter” has captured 18 prestigious Telly Awards, which honor the best in TV and cable programs. Since 2007, it has been the first and only TV show dedicated exclusively to the sport of catching and releasing muskies, the largest and most elusive freshwater fish. Fishing Hall of Fame legendary musky angler and editor of Musky Hunter magazine, Jim Saric, produces and hosts the show and is joined by musky anglers known throughout North America to provide fast-paced action and unique tips on the sport of musky fishing.
“I’m extremely excited about picking up CBS Sports Network as another TV partner,” said Saric. “CBS Sports Network has 60 million subscribers and is available in 210 designated market areas. This move will enable us to showcase musky fishing to a much broader audience of anglers across North America, as well as highlight our partners’ products that are integral in catching and releasing muskies. CBS was a natural fit since along with my other TV partners, it reaches the perfect demographic of sports enthusiasts.”
In addition to CBS Sports Network, the award-winning show will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago (formerly Comcast SportsNet), Fox Sports North, and the World Fishing Network. The new season begins on January 6, 2018.
Show sponsors and partners include: Bass Pro Shops, YETI Coolers, Ontario Tourism, Ranger Boats, Mercury Outboards, Shimano, MotorGuide, Lowrance, Joe Bucher Outdoors, Musky Innovations, Musky Mayhem Tackle, Phantom Lures, G.Loomis, PowerPro, Stowmaster and Musky Hunter magazine.
Known as a difficult fish to catch, or the fish of “ten thousand casts,” fishing for muskies is one of the fastest growing angling sports in the US and Canada. Muskies can be found in 31 states and three provinces. Since more than 90 percent of muskies are released, the sport has a rich and thriving future.