Posts Tagged ‘Hillbilly Handfishin’’

Jeremy Wade Goes in Search of ‘Catfish Big Enough to Swallow a Man’

April 1, 2012 | by kdelmonico

While I am endlessly fascinated by the creatures Jeremy Wade finds in the water, I am equally completely terrified by their existence. But, like a good, scary movie, it’s hard for me to look away (even if I am squirming thinking about one of those monsters swishing past me in a lake).

Sunday’s premiere of River Monsters at 9pm ET/PT on Animal Planet does not disappoint the side of me that enjoys watching Wade’s adventures from the safety of my couch. Jeremy casts for bull sharks in Florida and then heads to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in search of alarmingly enormous catfish. For the first time, Jeremy will go “noodling,” a term for catching catfish with your bare hands (see Hillbilly Handfishin’).

And, if you ever wished you could pick the brain of Jeremy Wade, he’s chatting live with fans on Sunday night before the premiere of River Monsters. Visit animalplanet.com/monsterchat at 8pm ET to ask him about his life as an extreme angler (more from Jeremy below). Fish on!

Spend Your Thanksgiving Holiday with Your Favorite Discovery Network Shows

November 22, 2011 | by aharris

Happy ThanksgivingAs you prepare to hit the road, brave the airports or host family and friends this Thanksgiving, not enough can be said for the need to de-stress and relax. Whether in a tryptophan-induced haze or not, Discovery’s networks are serving up a generous portion of marathons over the next several days that will have you coming back for seconds. Check out the line-up below and, most of all, have a happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23

Thursday, November 24

Friday, November 25

Saturday, November 26

David Letterman Loves Animal Planet’s ‘Hillbilly Handfishin”

August 25, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Last night on The Late Show with David Letterman, David Letterman talked about “the only show you really need”: Animal Planet‘s Hillbilly Handfishin’. “It’s fantastic!” he says.

Check out what he had to say:

No Fishing Pole, No Problem: Animal Planet’s ‘Hillbilly Handfishin” Premieres Sunday

August 4, 2011 | by aharris
Trent Jackson & Skipper Bivens from "Hillbilly Handfishin'"

Trent Jackson & Skipper Bivins from "Hillbilly Handfishin'"

Yes, I am from Oklahoma. When people find that out, I often get a series of questions: Did I grow up on a farm? (No.) Do I say “soda” or “pop”? (Neither, I call a bubbly beverage Coke, regardless of brand.) One question that I haven’t heard (but I suspect I will in the coming days): Have I ever gone noodling?

Why do I suspect I’ll hear this? On Sunday at 10pm ET/PT, Animal Planet will introduce viewers to Hillbilly Handfishin’ and noodling — the crazy sport where men and women catch catfish with their bare hands and feet. In the new 12-part series, Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson help city dwellers learn how to noodle catfish with their fingers and toes replacing lures and hooks (while avoiding snakes and other animals that dwell in the murky waters in Oklahoma). Check out one woman’s first time noodling below and find out how to hand fish in a few simple steps. Let’s just say this is a sport I’ll be fine just watching on TV…like boxing or bobsledding.