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Legendary Angler Virgil Ward

Virgil Ward

A Legend - Gone, But Not Forgotten | By Dan Galusha - Virgil Ward Was Inducted Into The Freshwater Fishing Hall Of Fame As A Legendary Angler In 1992. On September 13, 2004, the fishing world lost one of its biggest legends - Virgil Ward. He started from humble beginnings, and made it to "a comfortable life", as Virgil said it, through his love and dedication in teaching people to enjoy the sport of fishing.

Forrest and Nina Wood

Wood

Forrest and Nina Wood were enshrined into the Fishing Hall of Fame in 2009. The highest honor bestowed on an individual, in this case a couple, enshrinement recognizes someone who is a pioneer in an essential aspect of freshwater sportfishing who has contributed a lasting and significant national or international impact to the benefit of freshwater sportfishing.

The Lindner Family

Lindner

Ron, Al and James Lindner have a unique position in the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. They are three family members who have been inducted into The Hall. Ron and Al were Enshrined and James was recently inducted as a Legendary Communicator. James (left) stands next to his father Ron. Bill Gautche (center) is a Hall of Fame Director. On the right is Emmett Brown the Executive Director of The Hall and to his right, Al Lindner.

Curt Gowdy

Curt Gowdy

Curt Gowdy was enshrined into the Fishing Hall of Fame in 2005. The highest honor bestowed on an individual, enshrinement recognizes a person as a pioneer in an essential aspect of freshwater sportfishing who has contributed a lasting and significant national or international impact to the benefit of freshwater sportfishing.