Computer-savvy northern anglers are familiar with Fish Ed, Lindy Legendary Tackle’s educational program focusing on the productive waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. Hosted by former guide and tournament angler Jon Thelen, this 7- to 8-minute Internet program has been praised for breaking down the techniques that catch the region’s plentiful walleyes, crappies, perch and more in a manner that everyone can understand and take to their local waters.

Starting Oct. 4, anglers can catch the extended version, Fish Ed Television, on Fox Sports North. The TV version is built on the same premise as the Internet show, to help anglers of any skill level catch more fish. Not only does Thelen show anglers exactly how to maximize techniques and tactics, but because the show is shot on public waters throughout the Midwest, viewers also get hot tips on locations and tactics for the very same lakes and rivers they call home.

Fish Ed TV will run 26 weeks from Oct. 4 to March 28, starting with five open-water shows followed by eight weeks of ice-fishing programs, then returns to open water for the following 13 weeks.

“We burnt the tires off the truck traveling across the Midwest for the past 10 months filming Fish Ed Television,” Thelen said. “We’re excited to be able to share our travels and fishing adventures with our fellow anglers.”

Fox Sports North covers all of Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as portions of North and South Dakota and Iowa. The program debuts Saturday morning Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m., then changes to Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. (lunchtime) on Jan. 3.

“There is no doubt that we have some of the best fishing in the world right here in the Midwest,” said Thelen. “With Fish Ed Television we bring the viewer right into the boat or on the ice with us to show them exactly how and where we’re catching fish day-in and day-out.”