South Bend is moving up front and center stage with a new multi-year, title partnership with Lunkerville, the award-winning, internationally syndicated television fishing series. A show like no other, Lunkerville’s host, Mike D is never the expert but his guests are. And just like South Bend, Mike D embraces everything we love most about fishing -- fun, easy and affordable. It’s Americana at its best. Lunkerville has been entertaining fishing enthusiasts and avid anglers on television for over 11 years. The show that features “real people with real fishing stories” showcases a fishing experience that recalls the innocence of yesteryear with the energy of today.
Broadcasting on NBC Sports, World Fishing Network and PBS, Lunkerville reaches over 100 million households in the USA and Canada. And now, South Bend reaches those same people. What everyone loves most about Lunkerville is anyone can star on the show. Mike D’s guests range from carpenters to executives, from fisher-moms to 15-year olds. No matter where you live in North America, if you love to fish, you have something to teach Mike D -- and his audience.
There’s no other fishing show on TV today that is as good a fit with South Bend. Both brands value the same ideas: fishing is important -- an accessible sport that promotes a healthy lifestyle full of great memories, togetherness and the appreciation of the outdoors.
With Season 12 premiering in January of 2016, the new South Bend’s Lunkerville will show the world just how easy, fun and affordable fishing can be...because you don’t need to spend a lot to get a lot of what’s most important in life.