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.

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 means dependable, durable, and tough. That’s important, because no one wants to be out in the field or on the ice and have a problem with their gear. Quality is our top priority at Clam, and it’s reflected in everything we make.

The leader in the ice-fishing industry offering a full line of hardwater fishing supplies, including the Fish Trap® (flip over shelters), Clam™ pop-up hub-style shelters, IceArmor™ by Clam (outerwear: bibs, parkas, head & hand) and Clam Ice Fishing clothing (base layer, socks, boots). Also offering a variety of Dave Genz Signature Series rods/reels and Jason Mitchell Elite Series rods/reels (ice and summer fishing). Along with being the leader in ice fishing products, Clam Outdoors offers utility trailers and carts with its Polar Trailer™ products, Quick-Set™ screen shelters and Bigtooth Tackle™ muskie baits.

Clam Outdoors products. Don’t fear the elements. BRING IT™

The Clam Timeline

1979: Dave Genz hosts his first Trap Attack on Pelican Lake in Orr, Minnesota.
1980: Dave Genz builds the first Fish Trap in his garage. His wife, Patsy, sews the canvas pieces together on her home sewing machine.
1983: The first Fish Trap is sold.
1992: Dave Genz joins his Fish Trap brand with The Clam.
1993: Clam quickly becomes the largest manufacturer of ice shelters in North America.
1997: Ice Team is formed. Original members include Clam and Vexilar. Ice Team becomes the world’s largest ice fishing organization.
2003: Dave Osborne purchases Clam Corporation from USL Products and it becomes a privately held company.
2004: IceArmor introduced. The product line was launched with the iconic “Blue Suit.”
2005: Clam Corp. trademarks their distinctive color of blue on Fish Trap and The Clam.
2005: Clam Corp. purchases Polar Sports, which consists of ATV utility trailers and accessories.
2005: Clam Corp. manufacturing and administrative offices merge into a 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Medina, Minnesota.
2006: The Fish Trap X-series of ice shelters debut as “The best ice fishing shelters ever built.”
2007: Clam engineers become the first to use Thermal Trap insulation in shelters and apparel.
2009: Clam introduces 13 new models of shelters for the 2009/10 Ice Fishing Season.
2011: Expanded from 8 SKUs in 2003 to over 500. And growing.
2012: Clam introduces the Six Pack 1660 Screen Shelter. The first of its kind to be ready out of the box and setup in 45 seconds.
2013: Clam builds 150,000 sq ft building in Rogers, MN.
2013: Clam unveils a complete line of Clam Pro Tackle highlighted with a full assortment of Dave Genz Tungsten Series of Jigs.
2014: Clam Outdoors world headquarters opens in Rogers, MN.
2014: Expanded from 500 SKU’s in 2011 to over 1,000 SKU’s and growing.
2014: Polar Trailers by Clam introduces the LG series of trailers with the LG7 & LG10 models.
2014: Clam introduces its first ever hard sided shack, the Clam Shack 612V, setting a new standard for ease of use and durability.
2015: Clam introduces the Quick-Set by Clam series of screen shelters available in 5 models.
2015: Polar Trailers by Clam are now at retail stores in every state of the USA (with the exemption of Hawaii).