Bottom Feeders

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  • 2012
  • 3 Seasons

Bottom Feeders is a unique fishing television show that airs on The Outdoor Channel. It's a show that is dedicated to going after and catching rough fish, which are often overlooked by traditional anglers. In this show, hosts Bill Schultz and Mike "Coldfront" Kurre go to different bodies of water, including rivers, lakes, and even reservoirs, to target rough fish that can often be found in abundance.

The show revolves around using different types of bait to catch these rough fish, which are often bottom feeders that live on the bottom of different bodies of water. Different species of rough fish that they target include carp, catfish, drum, and gar, among others. The hosts provide tips and tricks on how to catch these fish using various techniques, from bottom bouncing to baiting with dough and other specialized baits.

One of the most unique aspects of Bottom Feeders is that it focuses on how to catch fish that are not typically considered game species. Instead, the show highlights often-overlooked species that are actually more challenging to catch than many game fish. This makes it an excellent show for those who want to try something different and learn about a different side of fishing.

Moreover, the show also features stunning cinematography of the different bodies of water where the hosts fish. The show often delves into the history and ecology of the different bodies of water, providing viewers with an educational experience beyond just fishing. Thus, it's a great way to learn more about the environment and natural habitats that these rough fish call home.

Another element that makes Bottom Feeders an engaging show is the personalities of its hosts. Bill Schultz and Mike Kurre have a genuine passion for fishing, particularly for rough fish, and this is apparent in their enthusiastic and fun-loving approach to the show. Their natural chemistry makes for entertaining viewing, and they often provide humor and levity to the show, making it accessible and enjoyable for viewers of all ages.

In addition to their skills as hosts, Bill Schultz and Mike Kurre also bring a wealth of experience to the show. Both are seasoned anglers with decades of experience in the field. They have a deep knowledge of the different types of bait and techniques required to catch rough fish, and they share this knowledge with viewers in an accessible and engaging way. Watching their methods and learning how they approach fishing for rough fish is an excellent way to improve one's fishing abilities.

Overall, Bottom Feeders is an entertaining and educational show that is perfect for fishing enthusiasts who want to try something new. Its focus on rough fish and the different techniques required to catch them, as well as its engaging hosts, beautiful cinematography, and educational content, make it a great addition to The Outdoor Channel's lineup.

Bottom Feeders is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on December 31, 2012.

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Thin Ice
9. Thin Ice
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Tim Adams and Jeff Riedemann head out on early ice to try for a big haul. Searching for open water, Jeff Ritter and Rick Johnson head down to Illinois.
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8. All Play and Some Work
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Off the Lake
7. Off the Lake
February 9, 2015
Jeff Ritter's wife is forced to step up and make deliveries by herself in Minneapolis while Mike and Rick continue to do whatever to make a buck.
Will it All Work Out?
6. Will it All Work Out?
February 2, 2015
Tim Adams and Jeff Riedemann are back at Clam Lake trying to grind out a big haul. Jeff Ritter hires Rick for a job, but will it work out?
Struggling to Save the Day
5. Struggling to Save the Day
January 26, 2015
Jeff Ritter continues to struggle making it difficult for him to fill orders in time while Mike is faced with another difficult decision back in Wisconsin. Rick saves the day.
Cashing In
4. Cashing In
January 19, 2015
Tim Adams and Riedemann cash in on the Illinois River by taking on the troublesome "Flying Carp" and Jeff Ritter finally gets some help, but will it last?
Taking Chances
3. Taking Chances
January 12, 2015
Tim Adams and Jeff Riedemann are giving Idaho one more chance. Back on the Mississippi, the Village of Pepin has a life changing incident forcing Mike to make a important decision about his future.
Going for Gold
2. Going for Gold
January 5, 2015
Tim Adams and Jeff Riedemann head out west to Idaho in an attempt to catch the "Big Haul" while Jeff Ritter tries to cash in on the "Black Gold" of the Mississippi River.
Change is in the Wind
1. Change is in the Wind
December 29, 2014
A new season of Bottom Feeders starts with a bang as Mike and Rick receive a big surprise while Jeff Ritter takes on more than he can handle. Tim Adams and Jeff Riedemann have to make a big decision about their future. kwfishing
Where to Watch Bottom Feeders
Bottom Feeders is available for streaming on the The Outdoor Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bottom Feeders on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    December 31, 2012