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.

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 Dickens. Today, Ron Schara is a writer and television personality who’s been sharing outdoor stories with readers and viewers for decades. He brings to life the joys of living the outdoors through nature watching, fishing, hunting, camping and the like. Ron’s soft spoken delivery and friendly on-camera presence have made him a popular icon as an outdoor communicator with a passion for the outdoor lifestyle.

In 1968, Ron became an outdoor columnist for the Minneapolis Tribune, a position that eventually led him into radio, television and business man. His television programs have aired on a variety of networks, including NBC, History Channel, ESPN2, Outdoor Channel, Versus and many other local broadcast markets.

Ron’s outdoor credits include many awards for writing and television production. He’s been enshrined in the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota. He’s a life member of Pheasants Forever, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association. Ron was founder of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Ron is also in high demand as a public speaker about the life values of the outdoor experience. He’s written four books, including the Minnesota Fishing Guide and Minnesota Bound, a collection of scripts from the popular television show. Ironically, the Real Star of Ron’s many programs is his dog, Raven, a black Lab who has as much on-screen charisma as Ron.