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.

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 not always have the chance to get in the boat and throw a few casts.”
-Perry Good

Perry Good gets it. He is one of professional walleye fishing’s all-time winningest anglers. He’s the guy on the cover of the catalogs and magazines. You see him at ALL the sports shows and boat shows, yet he is one of the industry’s most-philanthropic anglers, donating a lifetime of gear, guide trips and maybe, most importantly, his time to make sure someone else has always had the opportunity to wet a line.


“Tournament fishing is not about me against other anglers.” “It is completely about Perry versus the fish.”
-Perry Good

Perry has been a professional walleye angler 28 years, earning 21 tournament wins, 60 top-ten finishes, the 1994 PWT Champion title. He is the only angler to qualify for 18 PWT championships, sat on the PWT advisory board and Walleye Insider labeled Perry, “the highest-ranking pro of all time.” (Jeff Simpson, Walleye Insider Magazine)

-He fished a record number 18 PWT championships.
-PWT (All 19 years of tour)
1994 Champion, 1995,1997 Regional Champion, 1996 PWT Top Gun
-NAWA North American Walleye Association
-NWT National Walleye Tour
-Ranger, Crestliner, Lund Series (Now FLW-FISHED THAT TOO)
-AIM Anglers Insight Marketing Walleye Series
-2001 Wave Whacker Champ (Perry calls this the hardest of all tournaments to win)
-IN 2006, Walleye Insider Magazine labeled Perry, “the highest-ranking pro of all time.” (Jeff Simpson, Walleye Insider Magazine)

-Professional Guide (1986-Present) Focusing on Mille Lacs Lake Walleyes
1) Johnathan Goldsmith (WORLD’S MOST INTERESTING MAN)
2) Tom Osborne (NEBRASKA FOOTBALL COACH) State Senator
3) Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage
4) Reid Larson Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota North Stars

“I am a BIG fan of sports shows.” “They are my best opportunity to have conversations with both parents and kids.”
-Perry Good

-You see Perry representing the fishing industry’s biggest names, literally too many to list. He helped develop Lund’s Pro-V boats, perfected Rapala’s Jigging Rap technique, helped design Mercury’s new tiller handle and worked on Cabela’s Gore-Tex foul weather gear design team. Below is a list of Perry’s longest-standing industry partnerships.

Rapala USA (1985-Present) Lund Boats Pro (1985-Present)
Mercury Marine (1985-Present) Cabela’s (1993-2004)
Gander Mountain (2004-Present) Berkely Fishing (1986-2008)
Northland Tackle (1986-2005)

“A day of ‘Fishing Has No Boundaries’ is as big a kick as a tournament win.” “Trust me, it is…”
-Perry Good

-Perry is arguably professional walleye angling’s biggest charitable name. He ALWAYS gives his time and resources to support the organizations that protect and promote fishing. His work consists of more than random donations. Perry engages and helps organizations fundraise and introduce both adults and kids to fishing. That is the reason he’s become a champion for sharing fishing traditions. Perry continues relationships with several of the Midwest’s biggest charities.

Confidence Learning Center (Brainerd, MN)
Premier guide and trip donations for the spring fundraiser (60k raised in 2014)
Fishing Has No Boundaries (MN Chapters)
Summer guide for young adults with disabilities (15 years)
Teen Challenge (MN Chapters)
Fundraising and annual trip donations (2013 tournament winner)
Big Brother/Sisters (Twin Cities)
Angler, Young Angler Program (Lund Boats)
Wounded Warriors Program (MN)
Donated guide trips and gear