Lunkerville, the TV program that features “real people and real fish stories” enters its 15th year of continuous broadcasts in North America and will premiere the new season in 2020 on CBS Sports and Discovery Channel. The longevity of the show is testament to Mike’s skill as a filmmaker, storyteller and his inquisitive nature and easy-going personality.
Mike has built one of the largest social media followings for a televised fishing program on Facebook, with over a half million organic followers, an active Facebook Group and regional FB groups being developed. Since 2015, the Lunkerville Facebook page has had 38 videos go viral with over one million views, 9 videos with over 25 million views and 2 videos with a whopping 50 million+ views.
Mike was voted Viewer Favorite On-Camera Personality on the Sportsman Channel in 2004 where the program also scored major category wins for Viewer Favorite Fishing Show and Best Freshwater Fishing Episode. The show went on to win Viewer Favorite Fishing Show honors 3 years in a row from 2004-2006 on TSC and was awarded a prestigious Cine Golden Eagle for Documentary Filmmaking in 2009.
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