From the Director’s Desk
by Emmett Brown
November 7, 2017
A week ago we closed our museum operations for the season. It was quite a year. Mother Nature cooperated quite nicely with just the perfect amount of sunshine and rain to make our gardens and grass look superb. Our gardener and maintenance staff performed their usual miracles and provided a wonderful panorama for our visiting friends.
Our grounds are buttoned up for the winter and it appears not a moment too soon. It was 18 degrees last night with a predicted low of 6 degrees in two nights. We have already had about eight inches of snow (although it has all gone away) for the season. Way too early for that stuff!
On page 5 of this issue, you will find our 2018 selections for induction into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. All of our honorees are quite deserving. I am sure you will find many of them to be on the "who's who" list of fresh water sportfishing superstars. Congratulations to all. And a huge thanks to our Selection Committee for taking time out of their busy schedules to convene in Hayward and make these important decisions. Your dedication to the fresh water sportfishing community does not go unnoticed.
On November 1st, we drew the winning ticket for our 2017 Mega Raffle. The lucky winner of a 2017 AlumaCraft Mercury powered fishing boat combination was Andrew Malota of Austin, Texas. AlumaCraft and Mercury Motors have already consented to help us out next year. We are very appreciative of their continued support. This vitally important fund raiser goes a long way toward the completion of our core mission. Which, of course, is the promotion of fresh water sportfishing. Congratulations Andrew and thank you to all who so generously supported this raffle.
To our southern supporters, some of your best fishing is fast approaching. To those of us who live in northern climes, open water is at a premium. It will soon be time to make the transition to hard water – ice that is!
Happy Thanksgiving and Holidays to all!
Emmett A. Brown, Jr. | Executive Director