A freshwater fishing TV show filmed on Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie will air Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. on Versus.
Backwoods Angler TV focuses on freshwater fishing in the Northeastern United States. It’s hosted by Blaine Mengel Jr., an author and the owner of The Backwoods Angler Guide Service in Martins Creek, Pa. The show has been on air since 2009, but is in its first season on Versus.
The Erie-based episode focuses on smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing. It is sponsored by the Riviera Motel, 3107 West Lake Road; Joe Roots Grill, 2826 W. Eighth St.; and Gamma Fishing Line, 382 Route 227, Oil City.