Fishing University television show visited Natchitoches in early February, where fishing legends Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier competed in a friendly competition on Sibley Lake and Cane River Lake while being filmed.
During their visit, the gentlemen also hosted an hour long program at Natchitoches Central High School where the local fishing teams, including Natchitoches Central High School, Lakeview High School, Northwestern State University and a host of other students participated.
In addition to the two celebrities, three local gentlemen talked about the importance of education and how it landed them successful careers in the outdoors. Those participating from our area were Troy O’Rourke, Retired U.S. Army Special Forces and competitive angler; Hunter Mullikin, Landowner Assistance Manager with Walsh Timber Company; and Justin Cooper, Toledo Bend fishing guide.
The show featuring Natchitoches will air on the following dates, times and networks:
- Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 2 and 7 a.m. on ODC
- Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3 a.m. and 11 p.m. on WFN and at 4:30 p.m. on SPM
- Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. on SPM
- Friday, Sept. 13 at 1:30 a.m. on ODC and 4 p.m. on WFN
- Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. on SPM
Network codes: ODC= Outdoor Channel; SPM= Sportsman Channel; WFN=World Fishing Network
For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at (318) 352-2772.