The Emmy nominated series Pirates of the Flats that aired in 2010 on ESPN2, is back by popular demand. Moving to the Outdoor Channel for its second season under the new name of Buccaneers and Bones, the series will anchor the network's new weekend saltwater fishing block. Debuting on December 31st, programming will run 3 days a week through the first quarter of 2011. “The mix of thoughtful dialogue from seasoned anglers with life experience worth listening to and plenty of close encounters with the finned gifts of Belize promises to make season two even more memorable,” says Chris Dorsey, BTT vice president of communications and President of Orion Multimedia. The shows will air at 6am and 7pm Fridays, 6am and 7pm Saturdays, and 8:30am Sundays.
Once again the stellar cast includes legendary NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, film star Michael Keaton, award-winning author Thomas McGuane, visionary Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, and BTT board member Bill Klyn. The addition of actor Zach Gilford (The River Why, Friday Night Lights) in his saltwater angling debut, and Lori-Ann Murphy, the accomplished angling ambassador of Belize's El Pescador Lodge, take the series farther down the path of the saltwater angler's life.
Filmed on location in Belize and Florida, the series was produced by Denver-based Orion Multimedia, America's leading creator of outdoor adventure programming. “We’re excited to present this encore performance of Pirates, which has been nominated for an Emmy, and again enjoyed working with this excellent cast of anglers,” says Dorsey.
Presented in partnership with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Buccaneers & Bones is narrated by Brokaw and explores the wonders of flats fishing through the eyes of this all-star cast who have each devoted a significant part of their lives to conservation causes. The series also will reveal some of the latest research funded by BTT – information that will help anglers catch more fish and better save the fragile coastal habitats.