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Port Arthur fishing tourney to air on TV

Special to The News
Professional fishing in Port Arthur, from April’s Elite Redfish Series tournament, will air at 5 a.m. Central Standard Time on Destination America TV, Sunday, Oct. 9. Local cable subscribers can catch their favorite pros competing on the redfish rich waters in and around Port Arthur on channel 135, Dish Network 194 and DirecTV 286.

Host Pat Malone and a guest host pro from the tour will take viewers on an action packed trip that begins with the day-one launch and concludes with the final awarding of the nearly $100,000.00 total prize purse 3 days later, seen only on Destination America TV.

Watch, this and every Sunday throughout the end of the year as 35 of the best redfish pros in the country kick off this 4 tournament series in Port Arthur Texas. This fast-paced made-for-TV tournament series is the most lucrative, professional redfish tournament series in the country and will test these same pros skills as they compete on waters from south Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, Malone said.

Set your DVR’s or get up early. The Elite Redfish Tournament Series joins B.A.S.S. and F.L.W. as the only major tournament series with full one-hour episodes and the only saltwater tournament series broadcasting and seen exclusively in HD for a full hour. Spend time getting to know the pros, learning what equipment, lures and techniques they employ and following the field to see who takes home the top prize and bragging rights as an Elite Redfish Series Champion.

This episode has it all, including a feature on Port Arthur’s natural beauty, fishing, boating and birding, with resident Mary Ann Reid sharing what makes this city special for residents or visitors.
Want to become an Elite Redfish Series angler? The Elite Redfish Series will host an open qualifier for 2017 on Pleasure Island October 14-15, 2016 with a $10,000 first place prize. The series will be back in Port Arthur Feb. 24-26, 2017 with the Elite Redfish Series Classic Kick Off event as part of Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas.

Port Arthur’s outdoor assets are in the spotlight. For more information on this and other events in and around Port Arthur, go to www.visitportarthurtx.com and for more on the Elite Redfish Series, visit www.theredfishseries.com. For more on DirecTV go to http://www.directvdeals.com/category/news/.