By bike, boat, car and surfboard, Ben Sargent embarks on the ultimate coastal road trip in his prime-time Cooking Channel series, Hook, Line & Dinner. From Florida and Louisiana to California and Oregon, Ben uncovers the country's best seafood joints and regional specialties while taking viewers on the awesome journey from sea to table. Crab shacks, lobster pounds and chowder houses: To Ben, they're more than just places to get a hot meal; they're hangouts for eccentrics, where locals swap stories and fishermen share tales from the sea. In each episode, Ben visits a new coastal locale where he teams up with the expert locals to secure the catch of the day, and then he follows that catch straight to the best seaside kitchens.
Follow Ben Sargent to Oahu, HI, where he surfs, farms seaweed, pounds poi in a loincloth, and hunts for octopus. Ben finds himself in an exciting cooking challenge with a local award-winning chef in this amazing island paradise.
In Oklahoma, Ben Sargent takes part in a catfish noodling competition where a local expert teaches him to fish with just his hands. Once Ben learns the art of "noodling," he challenges a local legend in a high-stakes team battle.
Ben takes us on a tour of his home away from home... Puerto Rico, where beautiful surf, great friends and food all meet for an exciting show. He catches local grouper in a crash boat and braves blue water hunting with a spear gun.
Join Ben on the idyllic island of Maui with a world champion spearfisher Kimi Werner as she and her family introduce Ben to all the types of traditional Hawaiian fishing. He learns how hard spearfishing really is.
Ben joins a seasoned local Maine lobsterman out on the water pulling traps as best he can, and convincing folks to sample some city style lobster rolls in an underground bar in the backwoods of Maine.
With a crafty recluse in the Catskills on the Delaware River, Ben rebuilds a weir and learns to fish for and smoke eels. He searches the local area and takes his catch to a farm to table restauranteur at the Beautiful Andes Hotel.
Ben heads to the beautiful Colorado Rockies and gets back to nature on a fly fishing adventure with Chef Kelly Liken where he not only fishes, but herds cattle and prepares fish by fire.