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SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  VENICE EPISODE  [SHOW TEASE]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Kenneth Johnson
GRAPHICS:  James Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


This is the tease for the Venice Louisiana episode of Sport Fishing Television, a series currently airing in the U.S. on the NBC Sports Network. John Frazier was the host of this exciting and beautifully shot episode. It was a trip where conditions were perfect and Captain Greg Dini put us all over some beautiful, fat slob redfish!

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  VENICE EPISODE  [AMAZING TROPHY REDFISH]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Kenneth Johnson
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


This clip features John Frazier being guided to a trophy redfish. It was one of those days where the fishing was just electric. The fish ended up being John's largest red to date. Captain Greg Dini is a serious expert when it comes to catching trophy reds. This episode aired on the NBC Sports Network.

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  BOCA GRANDE EPISODE  [SEGMENT  1]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Ken Johnson
GRAPHICS:  James Russo / AJ Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


Light tackle anglers and sight fisherman around the world know the magic that is Boca Grande. Anglers that seek tarpon, snook or redfish make the journey. This episode pairs Mike Mazur up with Capt. Mark Liberman -- THE "Captain Action!" Boca Grande is a gorgeous place and such a diverse fishery. This episode aired on the NBC Sports Network.

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  BOCA GRANDE EPISODE  [SURPRISE FLOUNDER]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Ken Johnson
GRAPHICS:  James Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


This clip is also from the Boca Grande episode. In this sequence, Mike get's a delightful surprise. The guys were fishing for snook and redfish but this beautiful flounder decided to join the fun. After being genuinely surprised, Mike admired the little guy for a moment and sent him on his merry way...unharmed. Well done! Capt. Action and Mike made for a nice fishing duo in this episode which aired on the NBC Sports Network.

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  NICARAGUA JUNGLE EPISODE  [SHOW TEASE]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Ken Johnson
GRAPHICS:  James Russo / AJ Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


The crew of Sport Fishing Television traveled to exotic fishing locations around the globe. Often, those locations were in remote parts of the world -- even several episodes from the Bermuda Triangle. However, few locations were as remote as the Nicaraguan Jungle from this tarpon fishing episode that aired on the NBC Sports Network.

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  INDIAN RIVER LAGOON EPISODE  [SHOW TEASE]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Kenneth Johnson  
GRAPHICS:  
James Russo
NETWORK:   NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


This is the tease for the Indian River Lagoon episode of Sport Fishing Television on the NBC Sports Network. The exciting, Telly Award winning episode was written, produced & directed by James Russo. This episode marked a turning point for the series and attracted the interest of major sponsors. Ultimately, Dodge Ram won out and the series became Sport Fishing Television -- Powered by RAM.

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  ALASKA EPISODE  [GIANT HALIBUT EXCERPT]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Kenneth Johnson
GRAPHICS:  James Russo
2ND CAMERA:  James Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


This clip features Editor of Saltwater Sportsman Magazine and SFTV Host, John Brownlee, hooking, fighting and landing a GIANT halibut off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. The fish ended up being the largest halibut that John ever caught. This was a classic catch from a classic episode of Sport Fishing Television...and a total beast of a fish!

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  PURE FISHING BRANDS PROMO


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  James Russo
GRAPHICS:  James Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


This SFTV promo incorporates sponsor brands like Penn, Berkley Gulp & ProSpec, Spiderwire and Sebile. James created this promo while serving as the producer & director of the series, which is currently airing on the NBC Sports Network.

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  BEST OF EPISODE  [BLOOPERS & OUTTAKES]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Ken Johnson
GRAPHICS:  James Russo / AJ Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


Have a look at some of the clips that didn't go exactly as planned. When producing a television show, there's a lot that can get messed up. This excerpt is from a "Best Of" episode and it's filled with outtakes and bloopers. Things that might make you LOL in your pants. Huh?... Can that even happen? This episode originally aired on the NBC Sports Network.

 

 

SPORT FISHING TELEVISION:  BEST OF EPISODE  [BEHIND THE SCENES]


PRODUCER:  James Russo
DIRECTOR:  James Russo
OPS MANAGER:  Jamie Smith
EDITOR:  Ken Johnson
GRAPHICS:  James Russo
NETWORK:  NBC Sports Network
COMPANY:  Bonnier U.S.


Producing and directing Sport Fishing Television was a tremendous amount of work but it was also a lot of fun. Have a look at this lighthearted, behind the scenes segment from one of the "Best Of" episodes. A group of outdoor enthusiasts, writers and filmmakers trapped together...shooting in exotic locations around the globe is a perfect recipe for beautiful images, magical moments and lifelong memories.