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.

James Lindner

James Lindner

Inducted 2012

Growing up in the world of sport fishing, James Lindner has fished and filmed from the Arctic Circle to South American jungles; […]

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Jeff Arnold

Jeff Arnold

Inducted 2012

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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Outdoor News

Outdoor News

Inducted 2012

Outdoor News has proudly served the fishing information needs of anglers across Minnesota since 1968. Published each week, Outdoor News’ mission is […]

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Rapala

Rapala

Inducted 2012

It all started with a lightweight lure that no one knew how to use, with a name no one knew how to […]

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Dan Sura

Dan Sura

Inducted 2012

Dan Sura’s passion for the fishing industry has spanned more than 40 years where he has distinguished himself as a knowledgeable and […]

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Dave Csanda

Dave Csanda

Inducted 2012

Dave Csanda is a fishing educator who spent 28 years as editor of In-Fisherman publications and co-host of In-Fisherman Television. While closely […]

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Lindy

Lindy

Inducted 2007

The Lindy Tackle Company was created in 1968 by members of the Nisswa Guides’ League in the heart of Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes […]

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Dick Grzywinski

Dick Grzywinski

Inducted 2007

Dick “Griz” Grzywinski has a face you’ll remember and a personality you can’t forget. “Griz”, as he’s affectionately known, isn’t nearly as […]

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Steve Baumann

Steve Baumann

Inducted 2004

Steve Baumann was born in 1952. He was one of four kids living near a little farming community called Westbrook in southwestern […]

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Jeff Zernov

Jeff Zernov

Inducted 2004

Aside from being an intense angler, Jeff Zernov is a tireless fishing innovator and inventor. He holds dozens of fishing-related patents, pending […]

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