There’s no better way to embark on these journeys than in a kayak, and no better host to guide viewers along than kayak fishing pioneer, Drew Gregory. Known for his relentless pursuit of the country’s biggest, rarest, most aggressive yet beautiful fish, Gregory is driven by a deep love for wild and remote public waters, and the fish that call them home.
With his loyal, four-legged companion, Lu, and special show guests in tow, Gregory lives out his passion for wild waters—all the while displaying that it isn’t always about the size or number of fish caught, but rather the entire adventure. Though all anglers seek that once-in-a-lifetime catch, the reality is that epic fish aren’t taken on every trip. That’s the beauty of fishing, and what makes it so exciting.
Through Hooked on Wild Waters, Gregory hopes to convey that fishing—and life—isn’t always about the final outcome, but rather the beauty, joy, and excitement of the journey that God provides on any given day.
Drew hails from Atlanta, GA, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. Drew got into the sport of kayak fishing while in college, namely because it was cheaper and more intriguing than traditional motorized boat fishing. Since then, his knowledge and passion for the sport has flourished. He has been river fishing since he could handle a rod and reel, and, for the past 10 years, has been pioneering the sport of kayak fishing in freshwater rivers. Stand-up angling from his signature series watercraft for any fish that lives in hard-to-reach, wild water, is Drew’s true passion.
LewLue (Lu) is a loyal fishing companion and integral character throughout each Hooked on Wild Waters adventure. Though she doesn’t always make life easy for Gregory as he attempts to stealthily catch fish (He’d rather catch a few less with Lu onboard than more without her!), Lu has a personality all her own and enjoys an inseparable bond with Drew that rivals the greatest of friendships, both on and off the water. Regularly equipped with a GoPro, Lu provides viewers with an entirely new, ‘dog’s eye’ perspective that helps make HOWW an even more unique and special viewing experience.