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.

Duane Peterson

Duane Peterson

Inducted 2015

Duane Peterson grew up in Bemidji, near the Mississippi River and Lake Bemidji. He kid-fished in boats and fish houses, and from […]

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Northland Fishing Tackle, Inc.

Northland Fishing Tackle, Inc.

Inducted 2015

Bemidji-based Northland Fishing Tackle ranks with Minnesota’s all-time legendary producers of high-quality progressive terminal tackle for successful angling in all seasons. Founded […]

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Tom Neustrom

Tom Neustrom

Inducted 2015

Based in Grand Rapids, Minn., Tom Neustrom has guided anglers for over 30 years. While Tom guides on several dozen lakes across […]

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Vexilar, Inc.

Vexilar, Inc.

Inducted 2015

The name Vexilar is synonymous with the ice-fishing market’s dynamic growth in recent years. Talk ice fishing and a common topic is […]

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LeRoy Ras

LeRoy Ras

Inducted 2015

Talk fishing and guiding in the Alexandria lakes area, and one legendary name rates frequent mention: LeRoy Ras. LeRoy’s guiding career, from […]

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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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Dave Csanda

Dave Csanda

Inducted 2012

Dave Csanda is a fishing educator who spent 28 years as editor of In-Fisherman publications and co-host of In-Fisherman Television. While closely […]

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James Lindner

James Lindner

Inducted 2012

Growing up in the world of sport fishing, James Lindner has fished and filmed from the Arctic Circle to South American jungles; […]

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Outdoor News

Outdoor News

Inducted 2012

Outdoor News has proudly served the fishing information needs of anglers across Minnesota since 1968. Published each week, Outdoor News’ mission is […]

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Rapala

Rapala

Inducted 2012

It all started with a lightweight lure that no one knew how to use, with a name no one knew how to […]

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