Mariko Izumi is best known as the host of the World Fishing Network’s flagship original production, Hookin’ Up.
Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi is a popular travel/fishing show that features fishing and fun in some of the hottest locations on the planet.
Mariko’s natural presence in front of the camera and her lifetime of experience on the water are the main contributing factors to the ongoing success of Hookin’ Up. As the daughter of Wayne Izumi and niece of Bob Izumi, it is her experiences with the family fishing show Real Fishing that brought her across America and around the world from a young age, doing everything from kayak fishing in Louisiana to salmon fishing off the northwest coast of British Columbia.
Mariko’s education in public relations and foreign languages has been instrumental in her growth as a television personality. Since she started with WFN in 2007, she has presented a web series on the current events of the fishing industry, hosted her own travel/fishing/adventure series, been used extensively as the face and voice of the network in promos and station IDs, and built an extensive network of fans through the powerful resources on Facebook and Twitter.
In 2011, Mariko was cast as the female lead in country superstar Craig Campbell’s music video for his hit song “Fish.”
She is looking forward to fresh adventures, new characters and more exciting times in front of the camera and on the water.