Delano native to appear in ‘Hillbilly Handfishin’’

Delano native, Palm Springs resident and Los Angeles denizen Jillie Reil will be featured in the Friday, Aug. 30, episode of “Hillbilly Handfishin’” on the Animal Planet cable channel. Reil is a stand-up comedian, actress and writer.

Here is what happens in the episode:

Skipper and Jackson are in for a surprise when they meet this week’s guests of novice noodlers, which include an Irish couple looking for an all-American experience, two Hollywood scream queens ready to face the horror of the Red River, and a pair of Savannah pub owners who know how to serve up the southern charm.

Horror stars Reil and DeeDee bid adieu to Hollywood and get down and dirty in rough Oklahoma waters. Simon and Joanne, an Irish couple from Boston, travel down south with hopes of wrangling the biggest catfish in Cotton County. But before they do a victory jig, Trina and Scott, a pub owner and assistant from Savannah, Georgia, prove it takes Southern charm, grace and a little bit of muscle to nab these monster catfish from their underwater lairs.

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