"Hook n' Look," jump in with both feet as you accompany twenty seven year veteran professional angler and lead diver, Kim Stricker and his son, Danny, as they explore the lake bottom for an up-close look into the fish's neighborhood. Much more than a fishing show, "Hook n' Look" is a captivating fishing experience, above and below the surface.
Over 4 hours of footage during 13 episodes that will educate viewers from a fish-eye perspective as we reveal how the fish are relating to the structure, uncover the forage, and demonstrate the action and effectiveness of our lures beneath the surface.
Season 5 kicks off at New Hampshire’s picturesque Lake Winnipesaukee. Strike King Lure Companies V.P. of Marketing, Doug Minor accompanies Kim and Danny Stricker for some smallmouth sight fishing, utilizing a somewhat unconventional method. A bobber-rigged Strike King “Rage Baby Craw” is the featured presentation.
Location: Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep1trailer
Join Kim and Danny Stricker for a fish-eye view of post-spawn largemouth bass comfortably positioned below shallow moored pontoon boats. Skillfully skipping a Strike King 4” Caffeine Shad under the shaded canopy proves effective for Kim while Danny captures all the action above, as well as beneath the surface in this eye-opening episode.
Location: Inland Lake
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep2trailer
Situated in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Lake Superior State University’s Aquatic Research Lab has annually reared, released and maintained a viable Atlantic Salmon fishery since 1985. Kim and Danny Stricker meet up with ARL Manager, Roger Greil for an “in-depth” observation of the returning adult Atlantic's. Kim then accompanies legendary Canadian salmon guide, John Giuliani to vertically jig a Strike King Z-Too in the St. Mary’s River.
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep3trailer
Washington Island in Wisconsin’s Door County has long been known as a Great Lake’s smallmouth bass factory. Strike King’s Northern Factory Accountant Manager, Darren Jacobson escorts the Hook n’ Look crew in search of post-spawn parental males guarding transient schools of fry. An interesting and informative episode which features a drop-shot rigged Baby Rodent.
Location: Washington Island, WI
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep4trailer
Bassmaster Elite Pro Angler, Jonathon VanDam shares his knowledge of targeting largemouth bass around deep isolated structure. Humminbird Side Imaging technology proves to be an invaluable tool during these dog days of summer, revealing baitfish and bass positioned around remote features. A Strike King 7” Super Finesse worm rigged “Shaky” style is the featured presentation.
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep5trailer
Steve Parks, the creator of Strike King’s popular “Rage Tail” lure designs, joins Kim for some serious Monkey Business. “Space Monkey” business that is! Vertically presenting the creature bait within thick beds of milfoil for mid-summer northern largemouth bass.
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep6trailer
Cold fronts, may just be the most exploited excuse a bass fisherman can conjure up in an effort to justify his or hers lack of angling success. This meteorological phenomenon seems to follow Bassmaster Senior Writer, Louie Stout and host Kim Stricker assists in dealing with the challenging affects. Strike King’s Baby Burner Spinnerbait and 4” Super Finesse worm prove productive.
Location: Northern Michigan
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep7trailer
Kim and 1000 Island’s area fishing guide Dean Meckes prospect deep river ledges and discover St. Lawrence River golden smallmouths. Kim and son Danny then descend to the depths and uncover the bass’ positioning along the sheer drops. A Strike King Rage Tail Grub is the featured lure.
Location: 1000 Island's, NY
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep8trailer
Host Kim Stricker, accompanied by Humminbird Marketing Director, Mark Gibson, cope with the puzzling “Here Today – Gone Tomorrow” tendencies of Great Lake’s smallmouth bass. Dr. Gerald Smith discusses the transitory alewife population and it’s effects on fish movements. Later Kim and Professional Crappie Angler Jackie Van Cleave fish for Kentucky Lake Stubbies.
Location: Great Lakes, Michigan
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep9trailer
The air is still, the water cold, but the action is red hot! Kim & Danny Stricker enjoy a tranquil autumn morning, disturbed only by the largemouth’s fierce aggression. Somewhat bewildered, the two search the lake bottom for an explanation, which likely provoked the severity of each and every jolting strike. A Strike King Denny Brauer Premier-Pro Model Jig and Elaztech Trailer are featured.
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Witness first hand, Tennessee’s Lake Ocoee’s ecological resurgence. Danny Stricker accompanies his Dad underwater to reveal large groups of quality spotted bass basking in the sun, then Kim and his guest Steve Levi employ a Strike King Wild Shiner to catch a few. In addition, Professor Emeritus Gerald R. Smith provides some enlightening content in regards to the schooling behavior of fishes. Don’t miss this informative episode.
Location: Lake Ocoee, TN
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep11trailer
Host Kim Stricker shares his boat with Strike King’s Crispin Powley on Tennessee’s legendary Dale Hollow Reservoir. The two are challenged by the occurrence of the fall turnover and summon the wisdom of the “Smallmouth Guru”. Strike King’s Finess Football-Head Jig proves effective on rock transitions.
Location: Dale Hollow Reservoir, TN
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep12trailer
Robert Shamblin, J. L. Marine Systems, Director of Marketing, joins host Kim Stricker in an attempt to pattern Florida largemouth bass during their annual migration shallow. The two experiment with an array of productive lures and presentations as they dissect the jungle of aquatic vegetation. In addition, an enlightening underwater segment reveals a bass-eye view of the Florida largemouth’s spawning ritual.
Preview Trailer: vimeo.com/kimstrickerproductions/season5ep13trailer