For 15+ years Michael de Avila aka "Mike d" has been directing and hosting the award-winning outdoors lifestyle series "Lunkerville", the show that features everyday fishing heroes. The program airs on Discovery Channel, CBS Sports Network, FishingTV and Amazon Prime Video. Mike also represents Lunkerville's partnered brands, appearing in promotional videos and in-person at events.

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A graduate of the renown Purchase College film program, Mike's directing accomplishments include feature films, television commercials and the long running unscripted TV series Lunkerville. Mike also continues to collaborate creatively with a group of friends from film school that call themselves the "J51 Posse".

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As one of the most familiar on-camera personalities in outdoor television, Mike d and Lunkerville have also become a social media phenomenon with one of the most popular and active Facebook pages for recreational fishermen and fisherwomen. With Lunkerville's community-based eco-system, the fans are the stars as Mike tells their stories and curates their content.

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