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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More of West Virginia's best fishing waters are scheduled to be showcased on episodes of the Outdoor Channel's program, "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming."

The 2013 season premiere, which aired Jan. 1, featured trout fishing at Pipestem Resort State Park.

"Fly Rod Chronicles" is shown each week, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Fridays at noon, and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. The schedule for the rest of this season includes these shows featuring West Virginia themes:

• Week of March 10 – West Virginia Grand Slam
• Week of March 17 – Cast ‘n' Blast at Lodge of Chama (New Mexico) Part 1, featuring West Virginia coal miner Sonny Fleming
• Week of March 24 – Cast ‘n' Blast Part 2
• Week of April 14 – WVU Basketball Coach Bob Huggins and his daughter Jacque fish the Potomac with Curtis and his daughter Laken; it's a father/daughter show.
• Week of April 28 – Eastern Panhandle Fishing
• Week of May 5 – Cast ‘n' Blast on the Greenbrier River
• Week of May 12 – Elk Springs Resort (Randolph County)

The West Virginia Department of Commerce has made the state a presenting sponsor of the 2013 broadcast season of the program. The sponsorship includes 13 original 30-minute episodes.

Six shows have been or will be taped on streams, rivers or lakes in the state. West Virginia will be integrated into the other seven shows.

Primary Commerce agencies contributing to the sponsorship and show content are West Virginia Development Office, Division of Tourism and the Division of Natural Resources State Parks and Forests section.

 

"The show shines a national spotlight on West Virginia's scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities," said West Virginia Department of Commerce Cabinet Secretary Keith Burdette. "By touring our towns and talking to our people, the program will help viewers learn about the attractions, culture and heritage that make West Virginia ‘almost heaven.'"

A native of Bridgeport, W.Va., Fleming travels the world to find and experience the best hunting and fishing.

The Outdoor Channel is known to sportsmen across the country and around the world for its programming on all aspects of the sporting life. Now in its tenth season, "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" boasts a viewership of nearly 1 million viewers per episode.

To learn more about "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" visit www.flyrodchronicles.tv. To find out more about West Virginia State Parks click www.wvstateparks.com.

Visit the West Virginia Division of Tourism online at www.wvtourism.com or call 1-800-225-5982 for a free copy of the 2013 West Virginia Official State Guide.