About Us

The Direction was a longtime dream for Mark. He grew up watching outdoor TV. He always loved watching TV legends like Hank Parker and Bill Dance catching fish and showing the how to's of fishing. For Mark who spent many years competitively fishing, hosting a fishing TV show was on his bucket list. Now after years of promoting and being an ambassador for 811, the opportunity came about to take the 811 message to the outdoor TV viewer with "The Direction". Prior to the show becoming a reality Mark had written two words on a piece of paper..."The Direction". He didn't know what those words were going to lead to and now his childhood dream of pursuing TV is here.

The Direction takes you to bucket list fishing locations where host Mark Stowe is joined each week by guests who have great stories to tell. Each person , location and experience bringing something unique. During each episode, we share fishing tips while having a little fun. Our goal is for you the viewer to gain insight while enjoying some impactful and personal moments.You will never know who will step in the boat next. You will never know our next stop or what may happen. Watch and see where " The Direction" takes you next.

Mark Stowe

With over 25 years of fishing experience, Mark has competed from the professional level to the local level. After years of tournament fishing Mark began filming outdoor TV in 2015, a role he truly enjoys. He has been in marketing and sponsorship roles for outdoor companies for over 20 years. He represents for companies such as Ranger Boats, Denali Rods, One Call Concepts and 811 the national call before you dig number.

Mark owns M&J Landscape Design Group, Fertilawn of KY and 811 Outdoors Marketing and Production Company. 811 Outdoors markets to the outdoor enthusiast thru television, social media and staple items such as the 811 Bass Boat and 811 UTV which both are put on display around the country. Mark loves promoting fishing to the youth and anyone who wants to be outdoors.