TRUMBULL CO., Ohio (WYTV) – A TV crew was in Trumbull County on Thursday filming for an educational fishing show.
The episode of “Fishing University” featuring Mosquito Lake will air in January 2021 on the Outdoor Channel.
The crew just came from Northern Michigan.
“We diversify. We try to get all around the United States. It makes it more interesting for all the viewers if you’re in different locations,” said “Fishing University” co-host Ray Brazier.
The reason they chose their next stop to be in the Valley?
“Social media. You know, of course, I’m a gray-headed old guy, you know, a lot of people my age don’t know about social media but I got the messing with that,” said “Fishing University” co-host Charlie Ingram.
The crew heard about a popular fishing attraction: Mosquito Lake.
“Everything we hear is great. We know some local people who lived here and fished here and we’re going to try to make everybody in the country to come to this town to catch a fish,” Brazier said.
“Fishing University” holds a viewership of more than 120 million households, airing in all 50 states as well as in 51 additional countries.
“They contacted us and wanted to do a film here and shooting their show. So it’s great for our area and great for our economy,” said Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka.
Tourism in Trumbull County generates over $360 million in direct business activity, with a multiplier effect of over $550 million.
The head of Trumbull County’s tourism bureau is hoping this show could possibly bring in even more visitors.