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.

Al Maas

Al Maas

Inducted 2000

Al Maas was inducted into the first class of the Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota in 2000 for his numerous contributions […]

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Ray Ostrom

Ray Ostrom

Inducted 2000

Ray Ostrom (1927-2012) is a giant in Minnesota fishing tackle history. Together with business partner Ron Weber, Ray and Ron were the […]

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Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

Inducted 2000

Jim Peterson grew up near Milaca and his family owned a cabin on Lake Mille Lacs for many years. Jim came to […]

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John Peterson

John Peterson

Inducted 2000

John Peterson was born in Bemidji, Minnesota on February 6, 1949. He grew up on the banks of the Mississippi river and […]

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Gary Roach

Gary Roach

Inducted 2000

Gary Roach, known deservedly as “Mr. Walleye,” was born and raised on the shores of Mission Lake, Minnesota. He started fishing off […]

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Ron Schara

Ron Schara

Inducted 2000

Ron Schara is a story teller. It’s a skill he learned as a boy sitting on the lap of his grandpa Clate […]

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Dick Sternberg

Dick Sternberg

Inducted 2000

Dick Sternberg has been a die-hard angler since he was a kid, so it’s not surprising that his passion led him to […]

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Ron Weber

Ron Weber

Inducted 2000

On a fishing trip North of Duluth, Minnesota in the late 1950s, Ron Weber found himself out-fished by a friend who was […]

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Ed Gerchy

Ed Gerchy

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