Lake Commandos

EPISODES All Times ET

APRIL 20 FRI - 4:30AM
APRIL 21 SAT - 10:00PM
APRIL 22 SUN - 10:30AM
SIGHT FISHING SMALLMOUTH - DISTANCE COUNTS
Sometimes sight-fishing doesn't mean you cast to visible fish but to visible cover. Steve takes on famed guide Bret Alexander on a remote, hyper-clear Great Lakes bay where they target giant smallmouth.
APRIL 24 TUE - 11:30AM
APRIL 27 FRI - 4:30AM
APRIL 27 FRI - 9:30PM
TOUGH BITE METRO BASS
Ever arrive at a lake with a great reputation only to find that the bite is tough? Steve takes on Elite Bass Pro Josh Bertrand, who is looking for revenge after an earlier Commando Battle.
APRIL 27 FRI - 7:00PM
MUSKIE/WALLEYE
Steve heads to Sunset Lodge on mighty Lake of the Woods, to fish against long-time guide Dan Schmidt. The duo target fish with teeth - pike, walleye and muskie, while battling winds gusting to 50 miles and higher!
APRIL 27 FRI - 7:30PM
WALLEYE/SAUGER/PIKE - UNIQUE PATTERN
On this fall trip to  the southern reaches Lake of the Woods, Steve goes up against tournament angler and former guide Joe Henry as they target walleye and sauger. It's crankbaits vs. the local favorite - jig and minnow.
APRIL 27 FRI - 8:00PM
BASS - WEEDLINE VS. SHALLOW TOPWATERS
Justin Lucas is one of the top bass talents on the Bassmaster Elite trail. Steve looks for revenge for an earlier loss on a small, natural lake that wasn't fishing well.
APRIL 27 FRI - 8:30PM
SCOTT BONNEMA GIANT LARGEMOUTH - HEAVY COVER VS. DOCKS
Steve takes on Scott Bonnema, whose bass fishing resume includes numerous tournament wins. They target giant bass on a heavily pressured lake not known for big fish.
APRIL 27 FRI - 9:00PM
GIANT WALLEYE: ICE JIGS VS. RATTLE BAITS
Berkley Pro Cory Sprengle has several tournament wins to his credit on the national walleye stage. Steve and Cory go head-to-head targeting Great Lakes walleyes using jigs and rattle baits.
APRIL 27 FRI - 10:00PM
ECLIPSE BASS-CRANKS VS. DROP-SHOT
Bassmaster editor James Hall joins Steve on a large, deep, clear natural lake loaded with smallmouth and largemouth bass. The question is, do fish bite during a total eclipse?
APRIL 27 FRI - 10:30PM
BASS - WORMS VS. CRANKS
Berkley's Dan Spangler spent years helping develop Berkley's line of elite hard baits. He goes head-to-head with Steve on a smaller natural lake that holds a number of big surprises.

About

What happens when you dump two expert anglers on unfamiliar water and tell them to conquer it … and each other? Each week on Lake Commandos, host Steve Pennaz and a guest break down new water…while trying to out fish each other.

Host & Bios

Steve Pennaz

Steve Pennaz

Lake Commandos host Steve Pennaz has successfully fished hundreds of locations across North America, South and Central American, Scandinavia and Iceland, targeting a wide variety of fresh- and saltwater species. He excels at finding and catching fish on new waters, a skill that now drives Lake Commandos, Man vs. Lake vs. Man.

Most of Pennaz’s career was spent with the North American Fishing Club. He served as Executive Director of this 500,000-member organization for 24 years.

He lives in Independence, Minnesota, with his wife Karen, daughter Maddie and son Pierce.

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