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Mike “Ike” Iaconelli

City Limits Fishing returns for third season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -VERSUS will debut the third season of City Limits Fishing with Mike Iaconelli on Friday, February 12, at 9 p.m. ET. The six-episode series, produced by Gannett Video Enterprises, follows host and professional angler Mike “Ike” Iaconelli as he uncovers some of the best urban places to fish throughout the United States.

In each episode of City Limits Fishing, Iaconelli, the 2006 Bass Angler of the Year and runner-up in the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, is accompanied by professional and amateur anglers as they face the weekly challenge of catching a limit of fish within the boundaries of some of the country’s greatest cities, including Phoenix, Boston, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Milwaukee and Jacksonville.

“We are very excited to bring this unique show back to VERSUS for a third season,” said Jeff Macaluso, Director of Field Sports & New Media Programming for VERSUS. “Mike Iaconelli is not only entertaining and outrageous, he’s also an accomplished professional angler who lets viewers in on his unique tactics on how to catch fish in locations not frequently thought of as hotbeds for fishing.”

The complete schedule for City Limits Fishing follows, all times 9 p.m. ET (schedule subject to change):

Phoenix
Feb. 12

City Limits Fishing starts off the season by accomplishing what may seem impossible – fishing in the desert, but Iaconelli and fellow professional bass fisherman Brett Hite prove that it’s possible in man-made lakes in Phoenix and Tempe, Ariz.

Boston
Feb. 19

Beantown welcomes Iaconelli and his friend Rich Armstrong as they head to Boston Harbor to catch a limit of striped bass, but the challenge intensifies as they encounter heavy fog while on the water.

Pittsburgh
Feb. 26

In the third episode, Iaconelli heads to Pittsburgh-a place where he has enjoyed some of the biggest successes and disappointments of his professional career-to fish the three rivers, the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio.

Memphis
March 5
This episode features Iaconelli as he travels to Memphis to fish for bass on the mighty Mississippi River.

Milwaukee
March 12
Iaconelli is fishing in Milwaukee harbor attempting to catch some monster brown trout. Not only is he challenged to catch a limit, but to also catch the largest brown trout he’s ever caught in his life.

Jacksonville
March 26
Iaconelli and guide Jim Anderson go for a difficult and challenging saltwater slam in Jacksonville, FL, and they run and gun the St. Johns River, eventually finding a huge pod of redfish.

VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD). The network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). VERSUS also has partnerships with top sports leagues such as NASCAR, NBA and UFC and airs collegiate sports featuring nationally-ranked teams from top conferences such as the Pac-10, Big 12 and Mountain West. The network is also home to the best outdoor programming on television and airs original programs not available anywhere else, including Sports Soup and Sports Jobs with Junior Seau. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.