Leaving a cold Michigan for warmer temps, JT Kenny ventures down to Florida to show off the honey hole he found.
A guy develops a trophy bass lake in South Texas; freshwater prawns are fed to the bass; the lake is a bass anglers dream.
Heading south to Key West to fish with Florida Keys guide Steve Impallomeni has been a tradition for years.
It has been a couple of years since pro angler Keith Combs jumped in the Z rig and headed out onto some hallowed Texas waters. Special things always seem to happen when Zona and Keith get together.
Bass fishing at Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
65 degree water in nearby Illinois.
Monster bass fishing.
Target spotted bass.
Mark Zona enjoys a special double taste treat - a private lake at The Waters.
Kriet is on the verge of retiring.
Fall pattern deal for smallmouth.
Dale Hollow in Tennessee currently holds the World Record Smallmouth so how can you possibly stay away? That kind of lore is an absolute magnet for Zona and when Bassmaster TV partner Davy Hite catches wind of the trip, he's all in too!
You can't make a trip to fishing trip to Florida and not stop by the incredible Bienville Plantation. Throw in FLW Champion John Cox, rigging up a little Wacky Rig, seeing the fish you are catching and you've got a blast of a day on the water.
When Brent Ehrler meets up with Zona magical things always seem to happen. It's not everyday that you find a unicorn. But that first cold snap in Michigan sends Smallmouth into a feeding frenzy. Today might just be the most magical of all.
Phil Marks is arguably one of the best anglers in the state of Texas and that is no small statement. When he and Z get together they morph into quite the team. Throw them on some summertime water in East Texas and they are going to do some damage.
The giant water of Lake Erie. As your boat idles out past the seawall into the abyss, where do you even start? Which way do you go? Those questions haunt so many anglers. Zona is ready to show how to break it down and pick it apart, piece by piece.
Terry Scroggins is everything that is right about the outdoors. If your hanging around him you are guaranteed to have a good time. So when he called Zona to say the bite in Central Florida was on, there was no hesitation. Welcome to Jurassic Park!
Adaptability. One of the most important parts of being a skilled angler. At any point in your day, you've got to be ready to scrap your plan and go where the conditions are leading you. In this one, New York's St. Lawrence River is ready to show out.
Over the course of ZAFS, we've watched the Zona boys grown up. From their outings for monster Bluegill in Carolina to Table Rock Largemouth in Missouri they've grown into a couple of Michigan sticks and today, they are ready to show how it's done.
Mark Zona, a huge Chicago Bears fan, and Bears linebacker Willie Young combine forces to fish for smallmouth on Lake Erie.
Zona shows how deep, clear and cold water -- conditions that can scare a bass angler -- can provide one of the best fishing days of the year, given the right setup.
Pro angler Keith Combs jumps in the Z rig and heads out onto some hallowed Texas waters for the first time in a couple of years; special things happen when Zona and Keith take a trip to Lake Sam Rayburn.
For the second year in a row, ZAFS buddy, pro angler Seth Feider kicks off the season; a smallmouth bonanza; Kong island.
Year in and year out, arguably one of the best lakes in the country is Lake Guntersville.
Mixing one of the country's biggest bass lakes, Lake Falcon, and one of the coldest cold fronts of all cold fronts.
Hard to believe but another season of ZAFS is coming to a close. What better way to wrap up the year than with a look back at the highs and lows of the year. That's right, Zona isn't holding anything back the good, the bad or the well, ugly.
Zona got his first taste of the incredible Grosse Savanne in Louisiana last year with Greg Hackney. Some places are just too good not to get another taste of no matter how quickly you return. And it has to be with Hackney by his side.
In the year after Zona's dock-flipping show with Jacob Powroznik, the fishing community erupts with questions and comments and shows its thirst for info; Zona answers with a dock-flipping class.
A nervous day on the program; since childhood Zona looked up to Bass fishing icon Denny Brauer as a hero; the moment arrives when Denny joins ZAFS on Falcon Lake.
Moving from Florida to Guntersville, Ala., years ago, former Bassmaster Classic champion and figurative "bull in a china shop" Chris Lane makes himself right at home.
Longtime ZAFS buddy Jordan Lee has been busy lately, and the once blooming bromance of Z and Lee has taken a bit of a hit. Luckily, that gets pushed aside as they tackle the smallmouth mother lode that is Mille Lacs in Minnesota.
There have been few places hotter in fishing lately than Toledo Bend, and what better way to pregame on Superbowl Sunday than getting out on it and smashing some giants? Zona and Strike King's Phil Marks are looking to find the end zone.
It's been years since Zona ventured down to the warm waters of Falcon Lake in South Texas, and the lake has come back into its prime since that time. Bassmaster Elite pro Jeff Kriet joins in the fun.
Last year, Zona and Bassmaster Elite pro Brent Ehrler went through a couple of grinds on ZAFS. This year, it's time to take it a little easier and put the odds in their favor on the hallowed smallmouth grounds of Michigan's Lake St. Clair.
There was no possible way that Zona and Ike were going to let what happened to them on their first day together on the water be the end of their story. Lightbulbs went off after day one and on day two no fish is safe.
Finally, a show years in the making is coming to fruition. Zona and Mike Iaconelli have worked side by side for years but never from the deck of the same boat. That all changes today on Ike's hometown waters. What could possibly go wrong?
After a huge win in the Bassmaster AOY Championship, Minnesota native Seth Feider and Zona return to Mille Lacs Lake, a smallmouth heaven. They battle big waves but find smallmouth brotherhood in the process.
We have been to some special places on the Z show through the years. The unbelievably gorgeous Grosse Savanne in Louisiana, is one of those places and Greg Hackney is one of those guys to experience it with.
There's something to be said for the satisfaction that comes from going out on a heavily pressured lake in the dead heat of Summer and coming away with a good bag.
It's been a few years since I got together with my old friend Chad Grigsby. Those type friendships always pick up right where they left off and this one is no exception, picking up with monster Smallmouth.
There's no place like home, that phrase is at the core of this weeks show. When you grow up fishing a lake and return over and over again it holds a special place in your heart. Yet, it can still surprise you.
The spotted bass photos that are coming out of Bullard's Bar are unreal. Multiple world records have been caught there in the last couple of years. We got a call from our buddy Brent Ehrler who wanted to give a run. Cali here we come.
Thousand Islands ALWAYS pays off for us with monster Smallmouth. But something was different about this trip from the get go. Our guest Brent Ehrler had a delayed flight and a night of no sleep before this one kicked off, but he's not backing down.
Our guy this week could not miss in 2015! Bassmaster Angler of the year, Aaron Martens is on a roll like no other. We caught up with the Furious Hawg Snatcher to flip the hallowed grass of Lake Guntersville. You don't wanna miss this one.
You ever hear the saying a bull in a china shop? Well, it may have been crafted for our guest today. Pro Angler Jacob Powroznik is a force to be reckoned with on and off the water. Time to head to New York's Cayuga Lake for a dock fishing.
Every couple of years we do a show with the Zona boys. This time we left the destination up to them and they take us to the heart of family, Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge, on incredible Table Rock Lake.
We first met Jordan Lee back in his crazy college days; well that boy has grown to be a man. Fresh off his first season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Jordan takes us to his home state of Alabama for some top water explosions.
KVD has joined us before for many memorable smallmouth beatdowns but this time we aren't going finesse. This time it's hand to hand combat with the brown beasts.
Two countries collide as Australian Pro Angler Carl Jocumsen brings the Outback to Northern Michigan and joins us for a springtime largemouth frenzy.