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Pirates of the Flats

7/12/2010

This week on Pirates of the Flats

Sunday July 18th, 2010
Airs at 7:00 AM
Episode 6 - "Mangroves & Grassroots"
The series ends by looking ahead at what anglers can do to protect gamefish and the grassroots movements already at work. Michael Keaton enjoys an epic day of fishing. Lefty Kreh ties a fly for the cast, and receives a gift in return.

About Pirates of the Flats

See what happens when a legendary news anchor, famous actor, angling legend, acclaimed author, visionary industry leader, celebrated photographer and a Bonefish & Tarpon Trust board member all share an island for one week.

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TV schedule

4/3/2010
Airs at 10:30 am ET
Episode 2 - "Heaven on Earth"
Focusing on the beauty of the bahamas and why the preservation of bonefish is so vital to this small nation as we meet local bonefish experts both young and old. Two fishermen take a journey deep into the underwater wilderness known as the marls via seaplane. Biographies on Michael Keaton and Yvon Chouinard.


4/4/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 3 - "A Bigger Fish"
A look at the sharks that prey upon bonefish, and how anglers can increase the odds of bonefish survival after catch & release. A veteran fisherman casts at a bonefish of a liefetime, estimated at 15 pounds. Biography on author Thomas McGuane.


4/11/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 4 - "School of Fish"
Learn of the cutting edge research being done to study bonefish and discover where they spawn. At the Cape Eleuthera Institute, scientists implant transmitters into bonefish to track their movements, and in doing so discover a small cove where thousands of bonefish gather before spawning. Biography on photographer R. Valentine Atkinson.


4/18/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 5 - "A Fish Tail"
10 years ago there was only one known species of bonefish - now there are almost a dozen. We look at the genetic testing being done with small clips of bonefish fins as scientists unravel the mysteries of the species. Michael Keaton and Yvon Chouinard learn how to prepare and cook a local delicacy. Biography on Tom Brokaw.


4/25/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 6 - "Mangroves & Grassroots"
The series ends by looking ahead at what anglers can do to protect gamefish and the grassroots movements already at work. Michael Keaton enjoys an epic day of fishing. Lefty Kreh ties a fly for the cast, and receives a gift in return.


5/2/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 1 - "The Cast"
Tom Brokaw, Michael Keaton, Lefty Kreh, Yvon Chouinard, Thomas McGuane, and Val Atkinson pursue bonefish off the island of Abaco in The Bahamas and learn why this important fish should be protected for future generations. Biography on Lefty Kreh, who also gives Tom Brokaw a casting lesson. Learn about the expansive tagging and tracking programs underway as researchers study the migration patterns of these gamefish.


5/9/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 2 - "Heaven on Earth"
Focusing on the beauty of the bahamas and why the preservation of bonefish is so vital to this small nation as we meet local bonefish experts both young and old. Two fishermen take a journey deep into the underwater wilderness known as the marls via seaplane. Biographies on Michael Keaton and Yvon Chouinard.


5/16/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 3 - "A Bigger Fish"
A look at the sharks that prey upon bonefish, and how anglers can increase the odds of bonefish survival after catch & release. A veteran fisherman casts at a bonefish of a liefetime, estimated at 15 pounds. Biography on author Thomas McGuane.


5/23/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 4 - "School of Fish"
Learn of the cutting edge research being done to study bonefish and discover where they spawn. At the Cape Eleuthera Institute, scientists implant transmitters into bonefish to track their movements, and in doing so discover a small cove where thousands of bonefish gather before spawning. Biography on photographer R. Valentine Atkinson.


5/30/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 5 - "A Fish Tail"
10 years ago there was only one known species of bonefish - now there are almost a dozen. We look at the genetic testing being done with small clips of bonefish fins as scientists unravel the mysteries of the species. Michael Keaton and Yvon Chouinard learn how to prepare and cook a local delicacy. Biography on Tom Brokaw.


6/6/2010
Airs at 7:00 am ET
Episode 6 - "Mangroves & Grassroots"
The series ends by looking ahead at what anglers can do to protect gamefish and the grassroots movements already at work. Michael Keaton enjoys an epic day of fishing. Lefty Kreh ties a fly for the cast, and receives a gift in return.