Those We Honor

You’ll find more than just fishing celebrities in this list. One can make a significant impact on the lives of many without ever being well known. It is important to honor all of those who had a great influence on the great sport of fishing, whether famous or not. Corporate advances tend to be much more visible to us. For it’s their products that shape the evolution of the sport of fishing.

Terry Tuma

Terry Tuma

Inducted 2017

Born in 1942 in Northfield, Minn., Terry Tuma was destined to be one of the most prolific outdoor communicators the Upper Midwest […]

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Perry Good

Perry Good

Inducted 2017

“Professional angling hasn’t always been about the competition.” “It provided me a platform to share my passion with other people who might […]

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Doug Stange

Doug Stange

Inducted 2017

Doug Stange is the Editor-­‐in-­‐Chief of many InterMedia Outdoors publications including In-­‐Fisherman and Walleye In-­‐Sider magazines; he also oversees the In-­‐ Fisherman […]

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Clam Outdoors

Clam Outdoors

Inducted 2017

For over 30 years Clam Outdoors has stood for the best in outdoor gear. Our customers tell us that the Clam name […]

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Burger Brothers

Burger Brothers

Inducted 2017

Ted and Bud Burger Submitted for nomination to the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Ted and Bud Burger were […]

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Class of 2016 Royal Karels

Royal Karels

Class of 2016

Through 70 plus year of heavy-duty angling, and with nearly 50 years of formal guiding experience, Royal Karels is a renowned and […]

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Class of 2016 Bill Lindner

Bill Lindner

Class of 2016

With over 36 years behind the lens, Bill Lindner is an internationally recognized outdoor photographer in the fishing, hunting, and food preparation […]

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Class of 2016 Bruce ‘Doc’ Samson

Bruce ‘Doc’ Samson

Class of 2016

Bruce ‘Doc’ Samson, known universally in the walleye world as ‘Doctor Sonar’, is famous for his educational classes, seminars, DVDs and articles […]

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Class of 2016 Frankie’s Live Bait & Marine

Frankie’s Live Bait & Marine

Class of 2016

Forty years ago, Frank Dusenka – Brad and Frankie’s father – bought a hardware business from his father-in-law on the edge of […]

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Class of 2016 Minnesota Fishing Museum

Minnesota Fishing Museum

Class of 2016

The idea of the Minnesota Fishing Museum began in 1990 after Al Baert attended a St. Cloud sports show to have a […]

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