The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is the international headquarters for education, recognition and promotion of fresh water sportfishing.
Our mission is to develop and maintain the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and its museum for the preservation and display of historical artifacts of fresh water sportfishing. We strive to conduct and maintain a program for the recognition of persons, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of fresh water fishing. We conduct and maintain a program for qualifying, compiling and publishing all fresh water sportfishing records. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame maintains a library that disseminates information and acts as the clearing house for historical and contemporary publications for the fresh water sportfishing industry. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame institutes programs to foster, maintain and improve our environment for future generations through promotion and education.
About the Museum
Today over 50,000 people visit the museum annually to see such sights as the first boat motor that was commercially built by Ole Evinrude or the displays of classic lures. Some want to take a stroll down memory lane while others are just curious when it comes to some of that antique gear. There is something for everyone when it comes to the artifacts and history at the museum.