Mike D kills some time during a New York City snowstorm by pitching for yellow taxis and editing together a “Best of 2004” episode of Lunkerville. Bass fishing featuring Pat X at Lake Mahopac, NY, Saturday Night Tony at Whaley Lake, NY, Mike D in Central Park, NY, and ice fishing on Lake Champlain.
Professional bass angler Pete Gluszek joins Mike D to fish the 2009 Hudson River Challenge tournament to benefit the USO. Despite only fishing for 2 hours due to an unexpected mishap, the two put together a decent bag using shaky rigs and jigs as Pete discusses tidal river bass fishing.
Mike D takes New York Post Reporter Mackenzie Dawson fishing in Central Park. Mackenzie isn’t so sure anything lives in the New York City pond, especially after the two hook into a women’s handbag, but Mike D insists they will catch a bass. Mike also takes a trip to Prospect Park, Brooklyn where he meets up with Lunkerville fan Jeremiah Lo for more New York City bass fishing.
Mike D. goes fishing with Susan the Fishermom and her daughter Celeste in Leroy, New York. Family fishing fun is the order of the day as Susan gives Mike the most important tip on keeping a kid happy when fishing: bring them to a place they’ll catch fish! We also visit the New York National Boat Show where Mike dreams about being a professional seminar speaker.
Tim “Magic” Post takes Mike D bass fishing on Lake Champlain out of Ticonderoga, New York. The plan is to work weed edges and weed pockets, but the fish won’t cooperate. The two eventually find a pattern that works and end up catching a bunch of nice largemouth and smallmouth bass on shallow wood. Rich Z also shows up unexpectedly as Tim and Mike “just happen” to be fishing a spot that Rich showed Mike the previous day. Oh boy! Someone is in trouble!
Marty “the Lunkerboss” takes Mike D bass fishing on New York City’s Reservoir X . His “Yogi Berra-esque” wisdom makes for interesting and sometimes confusing conversation, as the two have a memorable day on the water. Chris “the Pigsticker” joins the party with some dramatic catches of his own.
Mike D is exposed as a FRAUD. Western New Yorker Noel Good takes Mike smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Erie, where fish catching is usually fast and furious. That isn’t the case on this fateful day as Mike hits a low point as a television host with an unspeakable act of deception.
Mike D attends a mock presidential news conference on the “Umbrella Rig Fishing Controversy”. The commander in chief surprises Mike by calling him at home to chat about Lunkerville. Mike shares highlights from “Louie, Louie”, “The Fish Listener” and “Bass in the City” episodes as well as a special, never televised interview with fishing legend Jimmy Houston.
“Lunkerville Late Night” is a series of short films featuring interviews, skits, cartoons and other random fishing segments all produced in the irreverent Mike D / Lunkerville style. In this webisode, Stephen Bates from “Ontario Out Of Doors” joins Mike D for a chat at ICAST 2013.
Mike D heads to Cornwall, Ontario to fish with Facebook Lunkerville fan Jamie Antoine on the St. Lawrence River. The boat is tiny, the ambition is huge, and the two struggle. But in true Lunkerville style, the two have fun and they figure out how to catch fish. A new segment on the show “Making a Difference, presented by South Bend” is also introduced. In this installment, one man makes a difference in his local community by creating a fish passage.
Award-Winning Outdoors Show Celebrates 15 Years on National Television New York, NY – June 25 , 2019 – The internationally syndicated television TV show Lunkerville has a new time and air day for its 2019 broadcast season: 8am on Saturday morning on CBS Sports Network, the coveted weekend morning slot! “This is the ideal place for Lunkerville.” says Michael de Avila, Director/Host “Mike D”. “If you’re an angler and you’re not fishing on Saturday morning,…
This weekend on Discovery Channel, you’re not going to want to miss new programming from Americana Outdoors, Fish Mavericks, On the Road with Rock and Aaron, Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and more! Discovery Channel is the global leader in real life entertainment, serving passionate fans with outdoor content that inspires, informs and entertains. Watch every weekend from 5:00am to 9:00am EST – check out this weekend’s lineup here! Saturday Highlights – July 14th Americana Outdoors…
The internationally syndicated television show South Bend’s Lunkerville is ready with a brand new season of “real people with real fish stories” and a new broadcast partner in 2018! The award-winning series will air on Discovery Channel in the third quarter, from July through September. This adds to broadcast partners CBS Sports Network in the second quarter and World Fishing Network all year long. South Bend’s Lunkerville has been on television every week since 2004…
We found this crazy video, shared it with our fans, and it went VIRAL… being viewed over 10 million times in one week! As of May, 2018 it has over 25 million views and a half million shares!… Yeah, it’s not about fishing, but this is Lunkerville! Lunkerville Video Goes Viral