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.

Class of 2023

Class of 2023

For over 50 years, Tom Carlson has been an integral part of the Minnesota fishing industry. In 1965, Tom, along with his […]

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Class of 2023

Class of 2023

In 1976, Russ Francisco opened a sailboat hardware shop on London Road catering to the traffic heading up the shore and to […]

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Class of 2023

Class of 2023

Serving as a professional angler and guide for nearly 40 years, Jeff Sundin knows the fishing waters of Northern Minnesota. Hosting customers […]

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Class of 2023

Class of 2023

Hank was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and had an adventurous childhood growing up fishing and hunting rabbits in the metro […]

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Inducted 2023

FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc., was founded in 1977 to “promote conservation, sportsmanship and education in respects to walleye fishing”. The founding members […]

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Class of 2023

Class of 2023

In 1971, soon-to-be-married Jeff Arnold and Kay Campbell made a bold move that would forever impact Minnesota’s fishing scene. They purchased Reed’s […]

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Class of 2022 Al Baert

Al Baert

Class of 2022

The idea of a fishing museum began in 1990 after Al Baert, a World War II and Korean War veteran, attended a […]

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Class of 2022 Marty Glorvigen

Marty Glorvigen

Class of 2022

Marty Glorvigen was born and raised on a small lake near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was very much influenced by his parents […]

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Class of 2022 Scott Glorvigen

Scott Glorvigen

Class of 2022

Constantly breaking boundaries in unique business development, identical twins Marty and Scott Glorvigen set the standard for out-of-the-box thinking around several highly […]

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Class of 2022 Joe’s Sporting Goods

Joe’s Sporting Goods

Class of 2022

Joe’s started as a Buick repair garage in 1930. When founder Joseph J. Rauscher recognized his customers’ need for live bait, he […]

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