Michael de Avila

For 15+ years Mike has been hosting the award-winning outdoors lifestyle series "Lunkerville". The program broadcasts on Discovery Channel, CBS Sports and Amazon Prime Video and has aired every week on national TV since 2004. Mike also represents Lunkerville's partnered brands, appearing in promotional videos and in-person at events.


A graduate of the renown Purchase College film program, Mike's directing accomplishments include feature dramatic films, television commercials, a 15-year running documentary television series and numerous productions for well-known Fortune 500 brands. Mike also continues to collaborate creatively with a group of friends from film school that call themselves the "J51 Posse".


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 in the fishing industry. With Lunkerville's community-based eco-system, the fans are the stars as Mike tells their story and curates their content.

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