The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s award-winning hunting and fishing TV show, Brotherhood Outdoors, will feature a Long Island deep-sea fishing adventure with Jason Delgado, a proud member of Laborers Local 79, at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, February 17 on Sportsman Channel.
A former Navy search and rescue swimmer and avid fisherman, Delgado spent years shadowing some of NY’s finest captains learning how to read the ocean, wind, tides and bottom structure. His diligence checking surface temperature has helped him pattern fish including a 357 lb. mako shark he once pulled in with only a crew of three on board.
Delgado first learned about Brotherhood Outdoors when his father, also a Laborer, called and told him to turn on the TV to Sportsman Channel because there was a union hunting and fishing show. He became a loyal viewer and thought it would be great to be on the show to share his own experience as a union member and sportsman.
Rounding up several of his fishing buddies and experienced captains, Delgado put the fishing skills of Brotherhood Outdoors co-hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen to the test while demonstrating how coordination and communication between captains can benefit everyone on board.
“Jason’s initial plan was for us to pursue the big mako sharks of the Atlantic, but Mother Nature decided to send us in a different direction to chase stripers,” said Brotherhood Outdoors co-host Julie McQueen. “In the end, we battled rain, wind and the occasional wet camera lens—but he always put us right on the fish.”
As a political field representative on the job, Delgado is experienced at bringing groups of people together, whether for a day of fishing or to benefit the local community. He has organized beach and park clean ups as well as tree planting opportunities, and in March of 2011, he helped organize a crew of Laborers to head to Haiti to rebuild homes after the devastating earthquake.
Winner of a 2012 Sportsman Choice award, Brotherhood Outdoors awards union sportsmen and women who are committed to preserving North America’s outdoor heritage with a guided trip or the opportunity to show off their guiding skills and local hunting or fishing destinations on national TV.
Presented by Bank of Labor, Brotherhood Outdoors is also sponsored by Employee Benefit Solutions, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Electrical Contractors Association, United Association/International Training Fund as well as Buck Knives and Burris/Steiner Optics.
See what happens when the Brotherhood Outdoors crew tries to keep up with a bunch of New Yorkers in the deep waters of the Atlantic. Tune in at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, February 17th on Sportsman Channel.
To learn more about Brotherhood Outdoors or for a complete lineup, visit www.BrotherhoodOutdoors.tv.
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