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.

Chip Leer

Chip Leer

Inducted 2020

2019 Inductee into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, TV and stage host of the world’s most prestigious walleye tournament circuit, the National Walleye Tour which airs to over 130 million households worldwide as well as the angler driving the popular digital fishing information portal. Fishing the Wildside.  Chip leer is a passionate and respected multi-species angler.

He has been on the forefront of sport fishing techniques, tactics and trends.  Working with premier manufacturers in product development while exploring cutting edge fishing with the best anglers on open water and ice.  He is an industry influencer that thru experience has shaped the products we fish with and refined techniques to catch fish.

Over his 30+ year career he has been the tournament director of the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail, TV Host of the FLW Walleye Tour, co-host of In-Fisherman Ice Guide TV,  published in numerous regional and national publications, appeared on countless radio programs and shared his knowledge and passion for fishing thru his brand, Fishing the Wildside.