Ehrler bookends 2017 Zona LIVE shows

If you thought the prior three Zona LIVE episodes have been wacky, exciting and fun-filled fishing, just wait until Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brent Ehrler tags along with his best buddy Mark Zona for a smallmouth beatdown. Zona, host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show and Zona LIVE on Bassmaster.com, welcomes Ehrler his long-time friend and part-time spirit animal to bookend his 2017 show schedule in the state of Michigan.

“Smallmouth are bullies,” Ehrler said. “My spirit animal (Mark Zona) and I are about to embark on a full bully beatdown.” 

Editor's note: Zona and Ehrler photos.

The duo combined for three prior TV shows shoots with the most recent being on Lake St. Clair, and they also teamed up for a giant spotted bass beatdown in Ehrler’s home state of California. It will be a can’t-miss event that fans can enjoy for four hours LIVE on Bassmaster.com, and there will be plenty of laughs to be had. Given the severity of fall weather up north, the scheduled LIVE show is Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET, and there is a weather contingency plan where LIVE could fall back to Thursday if the weather rears its ugly head.

“While everybody is deer hunting now is the time to hunt the real brown gold,” Zona said. “We are going trophy hunting!” 

A new facet of the LIVE shows conducted on Bassmaster.com, Zona debuted his LIVE show earlier this year with Greg Hackney in Louisiana at Grosse Savanne. He then stayed up north and invited Kevin VanDam to his Michigan party for episode two where they knocked out an estimated 30-pound bag of largemouth. To wrap up the summer in the North, Jordan Lee joined the show on Lake St. Clair where any and everybody was invited to hang out with the cast of characters on the water as Lee tried to wrangle a giant Sturgeon.

“It’s been three magical Zona LIVE shows so far,” Zona said. “We want to wrap up the season with a touchdown!”

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