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South Bend's Lunkerville Heads into It's 12th Season!



NORTHBROOK, IL (January, 2016) - Mike D is back with great guests like Ollie Hughes of Heroes on the Water, the return of “Lunker Louie”, the Orillia Perch Festival and much, much more!

Mike D of Lunkerville and Ollie Hughes of Heroes on the Water chatting in their kayaks

The season premier on NBC Sports Network, features Ollie Hughes, U.S. Army veteran who was seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Ollie is now a Heroes on the Water Coordinator for the North Carolina based Combined Forces Chapter of HOW. During his recovery, he discovered the tremendous benefits HOW and kayak fishing could bring, which led to his current leadership role in the organization.

More About Heroes on the Water
Heroes on the Water is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping wounded veterans.  By leveraging the physical and mental benefits of kayak fishing, HOW has had a remarkable impact on the lives of wounded U.S. veterans and their families!

Learn more by visiting www.heroesonthewater.org

Heroes on the WAter logo

More 2016 TV Networks
The new season of South Bend's Lunkerville has been picked up for broadcast by Time Warner Sports in Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina and Comcast Sports Net in California!

This is in addition to our national coverage on NBC Sports Network, international broadcasts on World Fishing Network, and regional airings on PBS and Comcast Sports Net.

Time Warner Sports Channel, World Fishing Network, Comcast Sports Net, PBS


Lunkerville's Facebook Likes Have Topped Half a Million!
And we're the most engaged recreational fishing show page on facebook. Bigger than Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston!

Lunkerville trails only slightly behind major prime time shows like The Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds yet exceeds shows like 48 Hours and 2 Broke Girls in engagement.

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About South Bend Sporting Goods
South Bend Sporting Goods, a family fishing tradition since 1906, has devoted a lifetime creating products that allow anglers to experience the joys of fishing. South Bend’s heritage has been built by introducing dependable, high quality and affordable fishing tackle that attracts millions of anglers to our family year after year. South Bend’s comprehensive product assortment includes: rods, reels, combos, terminal tackle and fishing accessories. South Bend™ is a Big Game International brand. For more information about South Bend, please visit South-Bend.com.

About Big Game International
Big Game International is a leading manufacturer and designer of products that encompass all sporting goods categories. Expertise in sourcing, product development, packaging, cosmetics and marketing allow Big Game International to deliver high quality, competitively priced products and programs to our partners and customers. For more information about Big Game International, please visit Big Game International.



Scott Griffith, VP Marketing, Big Game International
E: Scott.Griffith@biggameintl.com
P: (847) 715-1203