Also be sure to check out the Z-Blog page for updates from Zona!

NEW 2017 SHOWS - Posted: 12.15.2016

Start on the OUTDOOR CHANNEL the week of December 26th! Wed 8:30am December 28th Fri 2:00pm December 29th Sat 9:00am December 30th Sun 8:00am December 31st


"Awesome Fishing Show" Host To Wear and Test Carhartt's Hunting and Fishing Collection

DEARBORN, Mich. - (March 2, 2016) Carhartt, America's premium workwear brand since 1889, today announced it has joined forces with Mark Zona, one of the most recognizable faces in outdoors television today, as its latest hardworking industry partner. With this partnership, Carhartt will sponsor Zona's Awesome Fishing Show on the Outdoor Channel and Zona will wear and test Carhartt products during his adventures both on and off the water. Carhartt is launching its new Outdoor Apparel line this fall and Zona will help the product development teams by providing feedback for development of fishing apparel for the Spring 2017 collection.

Over the years, Mark Zona has become an immensely popular television fishing show host because of his authentic style and a willingness to take on any kind of weather to get the job done. "We are honored that Mark has selected Carhartt as his apparel partner. His honest, hardworking approach to life both on the water and off is a great match for our brand, especially as we bring some of our new outdoor products to the forefront," said Tim Humes, senior brand manager of outdoors at Carhartt.

"Growing up in Michigan, I wore Carhartt coveralls whether I was chasing smallmouth bass in Traverse City or drilling holes in the ice near my hometown of Sturgis. It seemed like everybody that hunted and fished wore Carhartt," Zona said. "This opportunity to represent a Michigan-based brand, that is so incredibly respected worldwide, is one of the most humbling partnerships of my career."

In addition to signing on Zona, Carhartt is a supporting sponsor of B.A.S.S, Bassmaster Elite, Open, Nation and High School series and is title sponsor of the Bassmaster Carhartt College Series. "For Carhartt to step-up and be title sponsor of the Bassmaster College Series the past few years, shows they have a heartfelt desire to support the future of the great sport I love and that makes me extremely proud," said Zona. "Carhartt understands the immense goodness of supporting young anglers, whether it's young Elite Series pros Matt and Jordan Lee or the thousands of college kids on campuses across America."

About Carhartt, Inc. Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium workwear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with approximately 5,200 employees worldwide, Carhartt is family-owned and managed by the descendants of the company's founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit


NEW SHOWS! - Posted: 12.29.2015

Start TUESDAY January 29th at 12:30 PM (ET)


FRIDAY 11:30AM and 7:00PM (ET)



NEW Zona's Awesome Fishing Shows! - Posted: 01.01.2015

Start January 2nd on the Outdoor Channel.

Friday - 8:00pm ET Saturday - 9:00am ET Sunday - 8:30am ET

Taping new 2015 ZAFS - Posted: 10.13.2014

Trying to get ready for the new season in a few months!

AOY Tournament - Escanaba, MI - Posted: 09.10.2014

Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship Bays de Noc - Escanaba, MI, Sep 18 - 21, 2014


Bassmaster Elite Series at Cayuga Lake- Union Springs, NY - Posted: 08.14.2014

Come out and see all of us Aug 21 - 24, 2014

Bassmaster BASSfest at Chickamauga Lake - Posted: 06.10.2014

Chickamauga Lake - Dayton, TN, Jun 11 - 15, 2014

Come out and see all of us if you are in the area!


Bassmaster ELite Series Lake Dardanelle-AR - Posted: 05.14.2014

Come out and see all of us this weekend!

Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle Tournament fishery: Lake Dardanelle Host city: Russellville, Ark. Dates: May 15-18, 2014


 D & R Sportscenter Spring Fishing and Boat Show - Posted: 04.15.2014

Make sure you stop by to see all of us this weekend if you are in Kalamazoo!

Randy VanDam has one of the BEST fishing and boat shows around.


Bassmaster Elite Series-Bainbridge, GA. - Posted: 03.12.2014

Come see us at Lake Seminole if you are in the area this weekend.

Dick Cepek Tires Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole presented by Hardee's


 BASS PRO SHOPS Spring Classic 2014 - Posted: 02.26.2014

Make sure to stop by and see me this weekend.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 Little Rock, AR 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Seminar Time: 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 2, 2014 Springfield, MO 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Seminar Time: 2:00 p.m.


BASSMASTER CLASSIC - Posted: 02.13.2014

Lake Guntersville, Birmingham, Ala. Feb. 21-23 2014

Make sure you come out and see all of us!


 Lexington Boat and Recreation Show - Posted: 02.07.2014

If you are in the Lexington Kentucky area this weekend come see me SATURDAY!


 Chicagoland Fishing-Travel and Outdoor Show - Posted: 01.22.2014

If you are in the Chicagoland area Friday January 24th come by and see me!

Located at the Schaumburg Convention Center is located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL.

2:30 The DMZ Tour with Dave Mercer and Mark Zona Courtesy of Shimano - Hawg Trough- Exhibit Hall


 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit - Posted: 01.08.2014

Make sure you come out and see me at the Ultimate Fishing Show in Detroit this Thursday January 9th.

Seminar Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm


NEW SHOWS start FRIDAY January 3rd,2014 - Posted: 12.28.2013

Friday 8:00pm ET Saturday 9:00am ET Sunday 8:30am ET

On the Outdoor Channel

Taping 2014 Shows - Posted: 10.30.2013

Out taping the new 2014 season of ZONA'S Awesome Fishing Show!

BASSMASTER All Star Tournament - Posted: 09.27.2013

Toyota All-Star Week and Evan Williams Bourbon Championship Tournament fishery: Muskegon Lake and White Lake Host city: Muskegon, Mich. Dates: Sept. 27-29, 2013

If you are in the area come out and see all of us!


 BASSMASTER Elite Series - Detroit, MI - Posted: 08.22.2013

Come out and see all of us this weekend at the 2013 Elite Series Plano Championship Chase Lake St. Clair/Detroit River - Detroit, MI, Aug 22 - 25, 2013


BASSMASTER Elite Series - St. Lawrence River - Posted: 08.06.2013

Come out and see us all this weekend at the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River in Waddington, NY.!

iCast 2013- Las Vegas - Posted: 07.08.2013

Headed out to Las Vegas this week for iCast. Should be a GREAT SHOW!

 BASSMASTER Elite Series - Mississippi River - Posted: 05.15.2013

LaCross WI, June 20-23 2013


 BASSMASER Elite Series - West Point Lake - Posted: 04.25.2013

If you are in the LaGrange, GA area the weekend of May 2nd to May 11th come out and see all of us!!


 BASSMASTER Elite Series- Bull Shoals Lake - Posted: 04.11.2013

Bull Shoals, AR - April 18th-21st

If you are in the area come out and see all of us!


 D&R Sports Center Spring Fishing & Boat Show - Posted: 03.28.2013

If you are in the Kalamazoo, MI. area this weekend come out to D & R Sports Center and see me!

Friday, March 29 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday, March 30 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

My seminar times are 5 PM Friday and 9:30 AM Saturday.

See you there!


 BASSMASTER Elite Series- Zapata,TX - Posted: 03.23.2013

Come out and see all of us at Falcon Lake if you are in the area!


 BASSMASTER- Elite Series-Orange,TX - Posted: 03.11.2013

Come see me if you are around the Orange Texas area this weekend!

2013 Elite Series Sabine River Challenge Sabine River System - Orange, TX, Mar 14 - 17, 2013


 BASS PRO SHOPS Spring Classic - Posted: 02.28.2013

Here is my schedule for the Bass Pro Shops SPRING FISHING CLASSIC this weekend.

(MY SEMINARS are at 2PM both days. "Monster Smallmouth Tactics" ------ I should be there by 12PM.)

SATURDAY March 2nd, 2013 Clarksville, IN | Bass Pro Shops 951 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy. Clarksville, IN 47129 812-218-5500

SUNDAY March 3rd, 2013 Cincinnati, OH | Bass Pro Shops 300 Cincinnati Mills Drive Cincinnati, OH 45240 513-826-5200


BASSMASTER CLASSIC -Feb 21-24 2013 - Posted: 02.20.2013

If you are anywhere near TULSA, OK. come out to see us!


 CHICAGO SPORT SHOW - Posted: 01.23.2013

I will be at the Chicago Sport Show this FRIDAY - January 25th. Come see me!


 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit - Posted: 01.08.2013

Come see me at the Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi this FRIDAY January 11th.

Suburban Collection Showplace 46100 Grand River Drive Novi, MI 48374


NEW SHOWZ - Posted: 12.10.2012

New shows are starting up in a few weeks! Friday January 4th at 8:30PM on the OUTDOOR CHANNEL!

RE-AIRS: Saturday @ 9 AM & Sunday @ 8:30 AM Friday @ 11:30 AM

MUSKIE - - Posted: 11.14.2012

Spending a few days taping a muskie show with my buddy Pete Maina. Can't wait for all the new shows to start!

MUSKIE - - Posted: 11.14.2012

Spending a few days taping a muskie show with my buddy Pete Maina. Can't wait for all the new shows to start!

Leaving next week to tape some more ZAFS shows! - Posted: 10.12.2012

I hope everyone is having a great Fall.

ELITE Series ALL Star week - Decatur, IL. September 20-23 - Posted: 08.28.2012

Don't forget to check out the ALL Star week in September!

We will be at Lake Decatur in Decatur IL.

Last Elite Series Tournament-Oneida Lake - Posted: 08.26.2012

Come out to see us all at the final leg of the regular season of the Bassmaster Elite Series. Post season starts the third week of September.

Taping NEW ZAFS! - Posted: 07.25.2012

Hope you are ALL having a great summer! I am busy taping new shows and spending time with the family before the next Elite Series in a few weeks.

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES - Green Bay - Posted: 06.26.2012

Make sure to come see us in Green Bay, WI this weekend! Should be a GREAT tournament.

BASSMASTER Elite Series - LaCrosse,WI - Posted: 06.20.2012

Come see me at the Mississippi River Rumble in Lacrosse, WI. this weekend!

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES - Toledo Bend Resevoir, Many,LA - Posted: 05.17.2012

Come see me in Many, LA. 6/7/2012 - 6/10/2012!

Bassmaster Elite Series-Douglas Lake -Dandridge TN. - Posted: 05.03.2012

Make sure to come on out to Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN this weekend!


 BASS PRO SHOPS - AUBURN HILL, MI - Posted: 04.25.2012

Come see me this Saturday at the Auburn HIlls, MI Bass Pros Shops from 10AM - 2PM


BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES - Posted: 04.19.2012

Make sure to come see me in Bull Shoals, AR. this weekend!


 D&R Sports Center Spring Show - Posted: 04.03.2012

Friday, April 6 9:00 am - 8:00 pm & Saturday, April 7 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRIDAY Seminar Time:12:45 PM SATURDAY Seminar Time: 11:00 AM


BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES - Posted: 03.19.2012

Don't forget to come out to see me at the Lake Okeechobee Elite Series tournament this next weekend!


 BASS PRO SHOPS SPRING CLASSIC 2012 - Posted: 02.15.2012

SCHEDULE OF LOCATIONS: Saturday, March 3, 2012 Rossford, OH Sunday, March 4, 2012 Portage, IN

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Rossford, OH 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Seminar time: 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 4, 2012 Portage, IN 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Seminar time: 2:00 p.m.


 BASS PRO SHOPS Free Boat Show-Detroit, MI - Posted: 01.26.2012

Come see me at the BPS Free Boat Show Saturday February 4th. 12PM - 5PM


 BASS PRO SHOPS Free Boat Show-East Peoria,IL - Posted: 01.10.2012

Come out and see me at the East Peoria,IL. Free Boat Show! I will be there on Saturday January 21st. January 20, 2012 - January 29, 2012 2012 Free Boat Show

Visit The Pros! Starting at noon each day: Jan 21: Mark Zona and Chase Parsons Jan 22: Chase Parsons Jan 28-29: Keith Kavajecz, Pete Maina, & Gary Parsons *Appearances subject to change

Nothing beats the winter blues better than looking at new boats and thinking about those summer days on the lake! Visit each day to cure your cabin fever and enjoy what we have to offer. Crafts and activities for your aspiring skippers will be offered both weekends, and don't miss the sweepstakes and prize drawings throughout the boat show!


 Ryan Newman Foundation 6th Annual Charity Fishing Tournament - Posted: 11.15.2011

DATE: Saturday, December 10, 2011 TIME: 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. PLACE: Blythe Landing on Lake Norman in Huntersville, NC

Dont miss your chance to join Ryan and Krissie Newman at the Ryan Newman Foundation 6th Annual Charity Fishing Tournament, along with me, Kevin Van Dam, other professional anglers.


 BASS PRO SHOPS Grand Opening E.Peoria,IL - Posted: 09.19.2011

Come see me at the GRAND OPENENING of the East Peoria IL. Bass Pro Shops THIS Wednesday September 21! Starts @ 6PM. LOTS of cool people are going to be at this one. Check out the link for more info. SEE YOU THERE!


FISH YOUR BASS OFF - Posted: 08.18.2011

What better way to kick off a race weekend in the Irish Hills then by fishing your bass off!

Michigan International Speedways non-profit arm, MIS Cares, will host the second annual Fish Your Bass Off tournament at Jerrys Pub & Restaurant on scenic Wamplers Lake just minutes from the Irish Hills speedway.

The tournament is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, August 18.

At 5 p.m., 13 teams of four, with two anglers per boat, will take to the waters of Wamplers Lake for three hours of bass fishing. The anglers have been selected from fishing and bass clubs across the state. One spot per four person team will be designated for a NASCAR driver or personality, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Ryan Newman and Jamie McMurray. Upon returning to the docks of Jerrys Pub, the anglers will join approximately 200 locals and fans for a night of entertainment.

Dinner tickets with cash bar are available to the public for $35 per person and can be either purchased in advance by visiting or at the door the day of the event. A limited number of dinner tickets remain so advanced purchases are recommended.


ALL STARS! - Posted: 05.13.2011

Make sure to check out for the ALL STARS schedule. I am there at BOTH tournaments. Come see me!


Mark's Outdoors in Birmingham,AL. - Posted: 04.28.2011

"THE" LAY LAKE OPEN 2011 Paradise Point Marina - April 30th 2011

Friday MEET & GREET THE PROS - I will be there ALL DAY. Come in and see me!


Mark's Outdoor Sports 1400-B, Montgomery Highway Birmingham, Alabama 35216 Tel: (205) 822-2010


 D&R Sports Center Spring Show - Posted: 03.13.2011


Attend free seminars and speak with BASS Elite Pros Jonathon VanDam, Kevin VanDam, Kelly Jordan and Boyd Duckett, as well as Mark Zona, BASS commentator and host of Zonas Awesome Fishing Show, and Gary Dobyns, western bass fishing superstar and creator of Dobyns Fishing Rods.

FRIDAY 9:30 am - Kevin VanDam 11:00 am - Mark Zona 12:15 pm - Sherri Cosgrove, St. Croix Prostaff "How to prepare as a non-boater fishing with tournament pros" 12:30 pm - Jonathon VanDam 2:00 pm - Gary Dobyns 3:30 pm - Boyd Duckett 5:00 pm - Kevin VanDam 6:30 pm - Kelly Jordan

SATURDAY 9:30 am - Kevin VanDam 11:00 am - Gary Dobyns 12:15 pm - Sherri Cosgrove 12:30 pm - Boyd Duckett 2:00 pm - Kelly Jordan 3:30 pm - Jonathon VanDam

Big Moe's BBQ will be here both days, serving up ribs, BBQ pulled pork, and much more! Stop by and try Moe Pritchett's award-winning Down Home Barbeque Sauce.

Admission and parking for the event is FREE including all of the seminars and workshops presented by the pro anglers.


 D & R Sports Center - Kalamazoo MI - Posted: 02.28.2011

NBAA Day Saturday, March 5th 9:00am 2:00pm

Learn about the premier bass fishing circuit in the United States. National Bass Anglers Association (NBAA) is faast becoming the favorite tournament trail for anglers and sponsors alike. With new and innovative programs and events, NBAA is becoming the fastest-growing circuit in the nation. Sign up for any of the NBAA weeknight or weekend tournaments and enter for a chance to win door prizes. Speak with NBAA hosts Jim Sprague and Jack Horning. Special guest Mark Zona, Pro angler, B.A.S.S. commentator, and host of Zonas Awesome Fishing Show will be giving a FREE seminar, Catching Bass During the Tough Transition Between Spring and Summer Patterns at 11:00am.


 2011 BASS PRO SHOPS Spring Classic - Posted: 02.13.2011

Come see me at the Bass Pro Shops Spring Classic. I will be at these three locations next weekend!

BASS PRO SHOPS - Bolingbrook IL Friday February 25th February 25th (Friday) 7pm - Pete Mania (Professional angler & host of "The Next Bite" TV Show 8pm - Mark Zona (Host of Outdoor Channel" & "ESPN2 Outdoors" TV Shows

BASS PRO SHOPS - Gurnee IL Saturday February 26th Pro Seminar Schedule for february 26th: *Mike Gofron-Professional Walleye Angler. Seminar Topic: "Spring Walleye Fishing" 1:00pm *Pete Maina-5 Time Muskies, Inc. National Champion. Seminar Topic: "Pressured Muskies" 2:00pm *Mark Zona-Host of "Outdoor Channel" & "ESPN Outdoors" t.v. Seminar Topic: Finesse Fishing" 3:00pm.

BASS PRO SHOPS - Portage IN Sunday February 27th Spring Fishing Classic Mark Zona, host of "Outdoor Channel" and "ESPN2 Outdoors" TV shows, and Pete Maina, 5-Time Muskies, Inc. National Champion will be at Portage Bass Pro Shops Sunday, February 27th. Both will be leading informational seminars and will be available to answer questions and sign autographs.


 Worchester Sport Show - Posted: 02.10.2011

Come out and see me at the Worcester Sport Show in Worcester MA. this Friday February 11th! Check out the link for more information.


 Bass Pro Shops January 15th & 16th - Posted: 01.07.2011

Come out and see me at the Gurnee IL. Bass Pro Shops FREE BOAT SHOW on Saturday January 15th and Portage IN. Sunday January 16th. There will be lots of fun things for the entire family! I will be there each day from 12PM - 5 PM.


BoatUS Angler "Wreck of the Week"! - Posted: 11.30.2010

Could Zona's Awesome Fishing Show Get Any Better? BoatUS Angler Brings the "Z-Train Wreck of the Week" CENTREVILLE, Mich., November 16, 2010 -- Its been called the Seinfeld of outdoor television programming. A self-proclaimed knucklehead host, who claims a fondness for the music of Men at Work and Mtley Cru, and a kinship with the perverse characters of Comedy Channels South Park, goes fishing.

Mark Zona of Zonas Awesome Fishing Show announced today that BoatUS Angler, a membership program for boat owning fishermen and provider of on-the-water towing services, roadside assistance and fishing boat insurance, is the shows newest sponsor. The deal kicks off with the December 31 episode and will continue through the first half of 2011.

BoatUS Angler is going to help us with a new Z-Train Wreck of the Week segment, said Zona, which I think will be the highlight, or lowlight, of the week. It will show us doing all of the crazy things we do on the water, how we get into trouble, and what happens to our boats when all doesnt go so well. Zona says he hopes the segment can help viewers learn from others mistakes and keep out of trouble.

A man who vows never to take himself seriously, Zona was previously the host of ESPN2s The Worlds Greatest Fishing Show and continues to host the Bassmasters television show for the channel. Zonas Awesome Fishing Show which now moves to the Outdoor Channel strives to capture the real-life fishing adventures of his viewers. Like most fisherman, Im a dork. While we make the best-laid plans, they dont always work out that way. Weve had our trips slammed by snow and 40 mph winds, but at the end of the day, weve pounded em. Then we share the information on how we caught em.

Of the new sponsorship with BoatUS Angler, Zona says, I dont know how you could be a bass fisherman without being a member of BoatUS. I have fumbled my way through some screwups on the water and the road that have messed up my weekend. With BoatUS you have people behind you to help. Membership is peace of mind when youre a long way from home.

For airtimes consult your local television listings. For more information on BoatUS Angler, go to About BoatUS Angler: BoatUS Angler, a membership program from the nations largest association of recreational boaters, BoatUS, offers boat-owning fishermen services such as on-the-water breakdown and towing assistance provided by the largest fleet of towboats in North America, roadside boat trailer and tow vehicle assistance through 18,000 specialized towing companies, and fishing boat insurance that has the right coverage for anglers. BoatUS is also the nations advocate for recreational boaters and anglers on Capitol Hill and its non-profit BoatUS Foundation is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Visit for more.


 BASS UNIVERSITY - December 4th 2010 - Posted: 11.15.2010

Chicago, Illinois December 4, 2010 - December 5, 2010

Location: Why we're coming: The bass fishing in this area is fantastic! This was the most in demand area for us to come to. The anglers asked and we listened, so here we come Chicago. The bass fishing may be slow in December in this area, so what better time to sit down with the top names of the sport and get a chance to learn some new techniques. The Bass University is coming to Chicago on December 4th and 5th, 2010.

Registration begins Saturday at 7am. Class runs 8am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Stick around after class to check out our on-site tackle shop or just spend some extra time chatting with the pros.

Marriott Chicago O'Hare (See a map) 8535 W Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL 60631-2806 (773)693-4444 Special room rate for Bass University students: $89.00 a night. Room availability limited. Book today!

Pete Gluszek (Dec.5) - Spinnerbait Secrets and Understanding Smallmouth Movements Mike Iaconelli (Dec. 4th only) - Finding Bass on New Bodies of Water and Football Head Jig Fishing Brent Ehrler (Dec. 5) - Advanced Drop shotting and the Flick Shake Technique Mark Zona (Dec. 4th) Tube jig techniques and Great lake Smallmouth Secrets Byron Velvick (Dec 5th) Swimbait Basics and Advanced Swimbait Techniques Greg Hackney - (Dec. 4th) Advanced Jig Fishing and Shallow Cranking


 BASS ZONE'S FISH & CHIPS 2010 - Posted: 11.01.2010

I am heading to OKLAHOMA to BASS ZONE'S 2nd annual "Fish & Chips" event. Once again my partner will be the ONE and ONLY Jeff Kriet... aka. "The Squirrel"! Log on to for all the latest news!

"The BASS ZONE and Trifecta Fishing are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Fish and Chips Tournament presented by Downstream Casino Resort. This event challenges the worlds top professional bass anglers, both on and off the water, as they compete for over $100,000 in prize money in this unique format. Anglers will compete in 2 days of bass fishing on Oklahoma's Grand Lake, along with 2 days of Texas Hold'em competition at Downstream Casino Resort. The overall Fish and Chips champions will be decided based on combining the points earned in both the bass fishing and angler poker sections of the event. While the invitation only field has not been finalized, some of the professional anglers who competed last year that will be included in the 2010 field are: Kevin VanDam, Skeet Reese, Rick Clunn, Mike Iaconelli, Boyd Ducket, Gerald Swindle, Jeff Kriet, Kelly Jordon, Mark Zona and defending champ, Dean Rojas."


 Public Appearance - Posted: 10.04.2010

Mark is going to be at Bass Pro Shops in Nashville TN on Thursday October 14th at 6 P.M. Bass Pro Shops is hosting an Evening for Nashville fundraising event. For every $1 spent .50c will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to assist in ongoing flood recover efforts.

Zona's Awesome Fishing Show begins in 2011 - Posted: 09.15.2010

Beginning in January 2011, Zonas Awesome Fishing Show will debut with half-hour episodes airing in primetime and on weekends. While Zonas Awesome Fishing Show will follow the same basic premise of his popular Worlds Greatest Fishing Show, which aired on ESPN2, Zona said that his new show on the Outdoor Channel will mainly be structured around bass fishing. Its going to be way more heavily bass oriented than in the past, he told The BASS ZONE. Now that its my show, thats what I want to do, so thats what Im going to do. This show will feature the best bodies of water with the best bass fisherman that there are.

Zona also said that he plans on incorporating more how to information into the show. The one thing that Id like to get into a little more with the new show is that I want to show exactly how we are catching these fish, he said. With the elements that JM Associates can provide from a graphics and animation standpoint, this is going to be a very, very awesome fishing show. While Zonas Awesome Fishing Show will undergo some minor tweaks and changes from his former show, the crux of each episode will remain the same. We act like knuckle heads but at the end of the show, we knock their lights out. Its all about catching the heck out of them with the best anglers in the world and this show is going to be more of the same, he explained.

I want all of our shows to transpire during the shoot and not have a preconceived notion of what is going to happen. I want the viewer to have no idea what they are going to see when they tune in because in reality, thats what fishing is. We all start out with a game plan but it always changes. My goal is to tell that story. Over the past several years, Zona said that he has been blown away with the interest and support he has received from the fans. In all honesty, Ive been very flattered with the feedback that I got from people. It means a lot to me when people come up to me and tell me that they hoped my show would come back. Im excited that its on the Outdoor Channel because its a perfect fit for where Im headed. By teaming up with JM Associates, I think this will transpire into what the hardcore fishing fans really want.