All New Season of South Bend’s Lunkerville to Premiere on Discovery Channel’s Destination America in 2017

Dec 12, 2016

The internationally syndicated television show South Bend’s Lunkerville is ready with a brand new season of “real people with real fish stories” and new broadcast partners in 2017! The award-winning series will air on Discovery Channel’s Destination America in the second quarter, from April through June.

South Bend’s Lunkerville has been on television every week since 2004 and its viewership continues to broaden and grow each year. Destination America brings a very focused viewership to the series — the channel packs a lot of promotional punch and brings the show with the curious name into millions more households each week.

In April 2017, the all new 2017 season of South Bend’s Lunkerville will air again in its entirety on Discovery’s Destination America. “South Bend’s Lunkerville is a perfect addition to our lifestyle and travel programming at DA.” explains Aymon Demauro, Vice President of Branded Content at Destination America. “Every episode is is unique, exploring the personalities and passion of people who don’t make their living from fishing but who absolutely live to fish. And viewers, along with Mike D, learn from them too! The show’s retro tone and feel-good style is Americana at its best!”

About South Bend’s Lunkerville

When Indie film director Michael de Avila hooked his passion for story telling onto his love of fishing, he spawned an award-winning reality television show, “Lunkerville”. For over 12 years, host ‘Mike D’ has been casting his line at everyday, recreational anglers, traveling to their secret spots, sharing their special techniques and making them the expert stars of the day. In his signature laid-back manner, he reels in the camaraderie, the fun and the fish. There’s never a dull moment on South Bend’s Lunkerville: the show that features real people and real fish stories. South Bend’s Lunkerville is a production of Rockville Pictures Inc. For more information, visit For air times, viewers should check their local listings. In 2017 the total reach of South Bend’s Lunkerville will increase from 150 million to 191 million households.

About Discovery Channel’s Destination America

Launched in 2012, Destination America is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Discovery Communications. The channel features lifestyle, historical and travel programming focusing on the culture of the United States. As of February 2015, approximately 57,238,000 American households receive Destination America.