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.

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

Inducted 2018

Director of Field Promotions, Rapala USA As Director of Field Promotions for Rapala USA, Mark Fisher could be one of the most […]

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William “Billy” Dougherty

William “Billy” Dougherty

Inducted 2018

Billy Dougherty’s career as a legendary guide on Rainy Lake includes his youthful 1965- 1975 stint at his grandparents’ Kettle Falls Hotel, […]

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Mark Strand

Mark Strand

Inducted 2018

Mark Strand has been an outdoor writer, photographer, and filmmaker for more than 40 years, starting in the summer of 1977. He […]

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Minn Kota

Minn Kota

Inducted 2018

Established in 1934, Minn Kota® has led the way in the trolling industry category and been among the most celebrated companies in […]

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Gapen Tackle Company

Gapen Tackle Company

Inducted 2018

The Gapen Tackle Company (Gapen) got its main start when Don Gapen, created the Muddler Fly in 1936. This fly has become […]

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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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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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