Emmett Brown From the Director’s Desk

By Emmett Brown

February 15, 2021

Dear Hall Supporter:

Show of hands please, is anyone tired of the cold weather and snow yet? That’s what I thought, everyone! In Hayward we have about two-and one-half feet of snow on the flat (which is about normal for the end of February), but our temperatures have been much colder than normal. After February first we had a two-week run of double-digit belows, with the most extreme being thirty-five below. I’m ready for spring, as are most of the people I talk to.

Our museum and grounds will open on April fifteenth, as they normally do. In fact, our inside crew is busily getting everything ready now. It’s been kind of a slow winter for us as the sport shows we normally attend have all been cancelled. Due to the COVID, of course. Let’s hope this is a thing of the past.

So, as we wait for the cold to retreat, what should we be doing? Obviously, we have to take care of our family and professional responsibilities first, but there are also items to be checked off preparing for the upcoming sportfishing season. Items such as organizing our tackle box (tackle boxes in most of our cases); getting that new reel on that new rod and, of course, fresh line on all our reels.

Another item of importance is to make sure that all of our fishing club (don’t forget the Fishing Hall of Fame) memberships are up to date. Membership revenue is the life’s blood of these organizations and are key to their continuing support of the local and national sportfishing initiative. Please, if you haven’t already, sit down and write (or go on-line) those checks today. On behalf of the Fishing Hall of Fame and the national sportfishing industry thank you.

Until the summer,

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