From the Director’s Desk

by Emmett Brown

Emmett Brown

February 1, 2018

Wow, a new month in a new year on our march through 2018 is here. Where does the time go? As my staff and I were just discussing, February means the first glimpse of spring is now within our reach. I am not quite ready to predict that winter's hold on us has been broken, but I do see a little light peeking through the cracks.

Speaking of spring, does anyone have cabin fever? If you do, a good remedy for it would be attending your local or regional sport show. There are two such shows coming up in March which will feature the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and our international awards program. On Saturday, March 24th will be be inducting five individuals into the unique fraternity of fresh water fishing's highest honor – induction into the Fishing Hall of Fame! At 3pm we will be honoring Jim Grandt, Mike Schoonveld and Jim Thomas at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at Arlington Park, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This show is sponsored by the Outdoor Sports Group (OSG). For more information please go to their website at www.osgshows/exhibitor.php. Then at 5pm we will be inducting Gord Ellis and Bobber Anne Orth at the Northwest Sport Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This show is sponsored by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For more information on this show please visit their website at Both of these shows are wonderful productions. I am greatly appreciative of show management for providing these tremendous venues to us. Thank you.

I am very pleased to announce that once again we are teaming up with AlumaCraft and Mercury Marine and will be raffling another spectacular boat, motor and trailer package in 2018. More information about this raffle will be released in May. Additionally, we will once again be offering, in our continuing series, a 2018 limited edition Hall lapel/hat pin. See below for a sneak peek of what this year's pin will look like. And finally, we are down to the last forty-five Hall Commemorative Series lure. This series will not go beyond the initial one hundred. Unfortunately, the maker of these baits has passed away. Please see the previous page for the process in which to order yours.

See you in the spring!

Best regards,
Emmett A. Brown, Jr. | Executive Director