Reel Bragging Rights is a show produced by Outdoor Media and is broadcasted on the Sportsman Network. Now, I don't have a ton of experience shooting and filming fishing, but I do understand the culture, how it's done and of course, what a good shot looks like. So when host Jim Root approached me to shoot a few episodes, I couldn't help but smile, especially after he listed a few of his choice locations to fish: Alaska, Bahamas, New Orleans, Montana, etc.
The first episode I filmed was in upstate New York on Salmon River in the dead of winter. We waded through frozen reeds, landed monster fish, and tried not to go for a swim (minus the people who lost the bet). See, the show is about a little friendly competition, and each episode starts with the wager. In the case of the Salmon River Run episode, the losers had to take a Polar Plunge. Take a look below... it's quite the ride!