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.

Jeff Zernov

Jeff Zernov

Inducted 2004

Aside from being an intense angler, Jeff Zernov is a tireless fishing innovator and inventor. He holds dozens of fishing-related patents, pending […]

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Babe Winkelman

Babe Winkelman

Inducted 2001

As the host of “Good Fishing” and “Outdoor Secrets,” Babe has succeeded in fulfilling his dream of being self-employed in the outdoors […]

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Ron Weber

Ron Weber

Inducted 2000

On a fishing trip North of Duluth, Minnesota in the late 1950s, Ron Weber found himself out-fished by a friend who was […]

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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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Dan Sura

Dan Sura

Inducted 2012

Dan Sura’s passion for the fishing industry has spanned more than 40 years where he has distinguished himself as a knowledgeable and […]

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Dick Sternberg

Dick Sternberg

Inducted 2000

Dick Sternberg has been a die-hard angler since he was a kid, so it’s not surprising that his passion led him to […]

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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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Frank Schneider Jr.

Frank Schneider Jr.

Inducted 2003

Frank Schneider Jr. was an avid angler, hunter, conservationist and citizen-activist who, for more then 35 years, worked doggedly for Minnesota’s hunters […]

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Ron Schara

Ron Schara

Inducted 2000

Ron Schara is a story teller. It’s a skill he learned as a boy sitting on the lap of his grandpa Clate […]

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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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