2017 Inductees In to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame!

Our Awards Committee meets annually in August to make their selections for the following year.

Hall awards committee member David Rainer (left) inducted Shaw Grigsby for 2017 into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame on October 8, 2016. The induction ceremony was held in Lakeland, FL at the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association's (SEOPA) annual conference. Congratulations Shaw and thank you to SEOPA for their continuing support of our Hall of Fame program. It is greatly appreciated. (Photo credit: Joella Bates).

John Neporadny

2010 Fishing Hall of Famer Ted Takasaki (center) congratulates fellow 2016 inductee Larry Myhre (left) and 2017 inductee Gary Howey at their recent induction ceremony.  This event took place at the Sioux Empire, Sioux Falls Boat, Sport and Travel Show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Congratulations guys!  (Photo provided by Gary Howey).


2017 Fishing Hall of Fame inductees (front row – left to right) Steve Pennaz, George Selcke (accepting on behalf of Hugh Becker) and Paul Schluter (accepting on behalf of his father Gordon) on March 25th at the Northwest Sport Show, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Also, on hand for the ceremony were past inductees.  There are (back row, left to right):  Perry Good; David Schluter; Tom Neustrom; Dick "The Griz" Gryzwinski; Mark Fisher; Larry Bollig; Jim Kalkofen; Barry "Woody" Woods; James Lindner and Bill Lindner.  Congratulations to all!  (Photo credit/Bill Lindner).