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Professional wrestler, Showtime Eric Young, trades in the ring for an all new adventure. He lays down his wrestling for his favorite hobby, fishing. Off the Hook: Extreme Catches takes finding the big one to a whole new level. Every episode follows Eric Young on new and unique techniques of catching any type of fish. Young travels across America to meet fisherman to try their way of fishing. This means using exotic baits, reels, and boats to catch big fish. Young is an extreme person himself. He is wild and crazy. Viewers will not expect what Young is going to do next.

He meets people from around the country and tries first hand fishing. Young goes shark fishing with panty hose while in a very small boat. He travels to Tennessee to catch catfish by hand. Each episode is unique and young will try any type of technique. He travels to different places to learn their tradition of fishing. Young doesn't move on from a spot until he catches the one he wants. He will keep trying no matter what. He travels from New England to the coast of California on search for the most extreme fisherman.

Parents should be cautious as to whether their children watch the show. Young and others on the show use bad language that may not be suitable for all age groups. Some material may not be for younger viewers. Eric Young takes along his rubber ducky everywhere he goes. While in Tennessee jug fishing for catfish, Young ties his rubber ducky to a jog. The next day, the duck and the jug are gone. This is said to be the end of ducky.

Off the Hook: Extreme Catches airs on the Animal Planet network. It first aired in July of 2012. People who like to fish will enjoy seeing how extreme some type of fishing is across the country. Eric Young puts a crazy spin on normal fishing with a rod and reel.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes
July 30, 2012
Cast: Jeremy Fritz
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Off the Hook: Extreme Catches Full Episode Guide

  • Eric goes to Mexico to fish for striped marlin from a kayak.

  • Eric is in Florida fishing for sharks from a rowboat while trailing a shrimp boat after it's released its bycatch.

  • Eric goes spearfishing underwater miles off the coast of Puerto Rico.

  • Eric Young returns to Florida in hopes of catching a goliath grouper -one of the largest freshwater fish in the Atlantic.

  • Eric competes in a series of challenges similar to an ancient warrior. First up, cliff-diving from a 70-foot ledge and then fishing from an outrigger canoe for ahi tuna while in Hawaii.

  • Eric Young traves to the Great White North for an extreme mid-winter adventure under frozen ice.

  • Eric fishes for bluefin tuna miles off the coast of Cape Cod in a kayak.

  • Eric goes ice fishing in Minnesota at the annual Eelpout Festival.

  • Eric Young attempts to go fishing in the fridgid Bering Sea. Then he's in Dutch Harbor, Alaska fishing Deadliest Catch-style for cod.

  • In the second season premiere, Eric is in Hawaii trying to catch food for a luau, including octopus and a shellfish the locals call opihi, but finding them requires hunting and diving in dangerous waters.

  • Eric Young checks out the invasion of Asian Carp in Illinois. He meets the Peoria Carp Hunters, and joins them on their quest to extinguish the invasive problem using samurai swords and tridents, while on water skis.

  • Eric heads to the Louisiana bayou to participate in a spearfishing competition. Later, he goes to the Gulf of Mexico to spear the predatory crevalle jack.

  • Eric attempts to catch a mako shark 20 miles off the coast of San Diego. Later, he searches for sea urchins used for sushi.

  • Eric Young heads to Long Island Sound, NY, where he'll take on 'the Race' - a dangerously fast, boulder-filled stretch of water that is an underwater superhighway for striped bass. He'll be freediving, and hunting the stripers with a spear gun.

  • Eric heads to Tennessee to do a little noodling with the bikini clad girls of "Girls Gone Grabblin."

  • Eric heads to Rhode Island to try an extreme form of surf casting called skishing, a combination of skiing and fishing. He later learns how to jig for squid at nighttime.

  • Eric fishes from a Jet Ski for amberjack 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, and later moves to more shallow waters to spear flounder once the sun sets.

  • Eric fishes for bass from a whitewater kayak on the Devil's River in southwest Texas, and then learns how to catch redfish, using a balloon, near San Antonio.

  • Eric travels to Miami and attempts catching a sailfish using a homemade plywood and inner tube raft.

  • In the premiere episode, Eric Young travels to Florida's Gulf Coast to learn how to catch sharks, first using women's pantyhose, and then on a paddleboard a mile from shore.

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