Fishing the Wild West TV April 2021 Newsletter

The 2021 fair-weather fishing season is right around the corner and for many reasons, I’m more excited than ever before to get on the water. It’s amazing how office-heavy an outdoor show can be. We have been stuck in the office since well before Christmas and even missed some of the November deer hunting season so we could meet network deadlines. We had to have all 13-episodes and commercials edited and delivered to the networks by February 15 along with a wide variety of production projects completed by April 01, 2021. Not to mention, line up the 2021 Fishing the Wild West TV (FTWWTV) season and complete all sponsor obligations. It has kept us extremely busy. Many of you have reached out to us and we greatly appreciate the kind words and encouragement from our supporters and followers.      

We started shooting season 7 of FTWWTV during the ice fishing season, however we are excited to start our open water season shooting episodes one and two in southern Saskatchewan’s Fort Qu’Appelle area. Saskatchewan has always been so good to us and in my opinion, the province of Saskatchewan is one of the best freshwater fisheries in the world. During our stay in the Fort Qu’Appelle area, we will be staying at Sundays Log Cabins and fishing out of the Tracker Targa V19 on four different lakes for four different fish species just minutes from our cabin door. We are putting a great deal of focus on central and southern Saskatchewan waterbodies this season as we don’t believe this area of Saskatchewan get’s enough credit for its world-class waterbodies, fishing, and amazing people that call central and southern Saskatchewan home. Where else can you launch your boat and talk hunting, fishing, farming and ranching with the people launching their boat beside you?

From Saskatchewan, we will be heading to beautiful Merritt, British Columbia, and the Nicola Valley where you can “Fish a Lake a Day for as Long as You Stay”. Tourism Nicola Valley and the town of Merritt BC are rolling out the red carpet for FtWWTV and we can’t wait to do battle with a variety of trout species and being a part of a variety of community events. We have been in constant contact with Greg & Melvina from Merritt BC and Nicola Valley throughout the winter months and we were even featured live on Nicola Valley Talk with host Tania Stewart and the brothers of Tourism Greg and Colin Girard on their very popular EH Traveling Talk Show.

We at FTWWTV would like to give a special Thank You to Master Promotions and the Toronto, Alberta, (Calgary & Edmonton) and British Columbia Sportsmen’s Shows. Under the circumstances, live sports shows were not possible during the winter and spring months. However, to keep everyone connected, Master Promotions went virtual with their Sportsmen’s Shows for the entire month of March. I was fortunate enough to provide online fishing seminars for all four shows.

I virtually surfed all the exhibitors at all four shows several times and thought everyone involved did an incredible job under the circumstances. The virtual Sportsmen’s Shows will remain live for an extended period of time and the virtual Sportsmen’s Shows are definitely worth checking out.

I’m sure I speak for all of us, that we look forward to shaking hands and talking everything outdoors at the Sportsmen’s Shows next year. Please check out the Sportsmen’s Shows in your area.

Hooked Magazine has also done everything in its power to keep us all connected. Hooked Magazine has put out monthly newsletters, bi-monthly fishing reports from across the country, the Complete Angler podcast with Don Lamont, and of course, the popular Hooked Magazine. Stay connected on all Hooked Magazine outlets and subscribe to Hooked Magazine today.

There has never been a better time to take in a drive-to-lake trip of a lifetime. Thompson’s Resort & Adventure Destinations International a mere 80-kilometers north of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, has put some incredible fishing adventures together for this summer. Once anglers arrive at Thompson’s Resort, they can check into one of Thompson’s Resort’s beautiful log cabins. Regardless of the size of your group, Thompson’s Resort has accommodations that will suit your needs. Traveling anglers can rent a boat, rent a boat and guide, or bring their own boat and launch at the public boat launch and fish Otter Lake which is right outside your cabin door and loaded with northern pike, walleye and sauger. Or, Thompson’s Resort can be a stopover before you fly into your all-inclusive fishing adventure at the new Twin Falls Lodge. Twin Falls Lodge has been in operation since 1962 and has seen a lot of angler’s dreams come true. 2021 will see the opening of the brand-new Twin Falls Lodge. Anglers will be treated like a king/queen at the lodge and fish with knowledgeable local guides for northern pike and walleye.

From Thompson’s Resort anglers can also book a self-guided fly-out fishing trip of a lifetime to one of 15-different untouched lakes. Depending on the outpost adventure you choose, anglers can fish for lake trout, walleye, northern pike, and Arctic grayling, and have the opportunity of a fish of a lifetime with every cast. You can also book day trips to untouched lakes a mere 15-minute float-plane flight from Thompson’s Resort. Catch trophy fish all day long surrounded by breathtaking scenery then return to your cabin at Thompson’s Resort in the evening to cook your catch in the privacy of your cabin.

Adventure Destinations International and Thompson’s Resort can put together any fishing adventure you like and you still have all the amenities and comforts of home.

New for Fishing the Wild West TV

Along with the Sportsman’s Shows as mentioned above in January Fishing the Wild West TV launched Fishing the Wild West TV Podcast which has been airing through the webpage and Podbean and we are now in the process of airing on Apple Podcast.

We talk fishing and outdoors with manufacturers and leading exports in the fishing world about a wide variety of topics. Tune in for the bi-weekly Fishing the Wild West TV Podcast.

I will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society’s (FRSCS) “Keeping the Legend Alive”. Join me and many other conservation-minded outdoorsmen and women on April 01-15, 2021, to raise funds and awareness for this amazing prehistoric fish species. Again, due to the circumstances, the 2021 awards, auction, and Gala will be brought to you virtually and I will be hosting remotely from the Conservation Room at the Calgary, Alberta, Bass Pro Shops. However, that means you can enjoy your favorite beverage from the comfort of your home adopting a sturgeon, donating to a worthy cause, or bidding on the many incredible action items to raise conservation funds for the Fraser River white sturgeon. and

Fishing the Wild West TV is now shooting season 7. This year marks my 10th year of working with and being a part of the Tracker Boat, Bass Pro Shops and the Cabela’s team. This is also my 8th year of working with Canadian-made Len Thompson’s Lures, out of Lacombe, Alberta which can be purchased at all Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. It is a great pleasure and honor to be working long-term with these amazing companies.

Fishing the Wild West TV will also be working with some new companies during the 2021 season.

SUNLINE is now the official fishing line of FtWWTV. I’ve been spooling my rods & reels with a variety of lines for years. However, SUNLINE has the strength to guarantee your confidence every time you set the hook.

Aqua-Vu and its Innovative Underwater Technology will now show What the Fish See on FTWWTV. We have a great lineup for Aqua-Vu underwater cameras to show us everything from what the fish see, conservation within our waterbodies, and even how our lures truly work under the water and how different fish species respond to an angler’s presentation.

Rviita Energy Tea is now the official drink of FtWWTV. However, Rviita is not just another energy drink. Rviita Energy Tea a delicious blend of caffeine, organic honey, vitamins, and mouth-watering fruit juice. There is a long demanding season ahead of us and Rviita Energy Tea will be with us every step and every cast of the way.

Gill Fishing 72 days in the rain, wind, and snow last season. This year, I will be wearing the Pro Tournament 3 Layer Jacket and bibs and many other Gill products to stay dry, warm, and comfortable on and off the water. Gill Fishing. The official clothing of Fishing the Wild West TV.

Bryan Muir with IA Private Wealth. Although Bryan Muir has sponsored the Conservation Talk on FTWWTV since day one, Bryan’s company has had a name change to iA Private Wealth. Bryan Muir at iA Private Wealth. Your Wealth, our Passion.

Big Chief Meat Snacks. I have been eating Big Chief Meat Snacks for as long as I can remember so it’s a real honor to now be a part of the Big Chief team. Big Chief Meat Snacks is proudly Canadian using 100% Canadian beef. This year, not only is FtWWTV brought to you by Big Chief Meat Snacks, but this great Canadian family-owned company is also celebrating its 50th year in business! Congratulations Big Chief Meat Snacks!

Congratulations to Stacey Harper the lucky winner of the Twin Falls Lodge Trip of a Lifetime giveaway through Adventure Destinations International, Sportsman Channel Canada, and Fishing the Wild West TV. I look forward to fishing with you and sharing fishing stories on August 18-21, at Twin Falls Lodge!

I hope to see you all on the water this fishing season!

Wes David