Emmett Brown From the Director’s Desk

By Emmett Brown

Juy 24, 2019

Two days ago was the half-way point of our museum operations in Hayward, Wisconsin. Despite the two-month long extensive and obtrusive road construction in front of our location, our visitor count has remained strong. Thankfully, the construction is in our rear view mirror for at least a little while. 

Summer in Hayward arrived a little later than normal, but it is in full swing now. Many family vacationers are in the area and all the vendors on our main street have big smiles. And that is how is should be. We even had a wedding ceremony in the mouth of the Big Musky a month ago. For the record, we average one or two a year and we are joyful hosts. 

Our grounds look absolutely beautiful. Our gardens are in full bloom, our buildings have all been repainted, all of our display placards in the museum have been replaced and updated and on a daily basis we host a lot of smiling faces. Life is good at the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.

We’ve also been busy “officially” inducting our honorees for 2019. Please see page 4 for their induction ceremony images. This is, perhaps, the aspect of my job I enjoy most. I also thoroughly enjoy being reacquainted with many of our past inductees, when they visit us in Hayward. We have had many such visits this past spring and summer. 

Speaking of our inductees, when you read this, our awards committee will have already met and made their selections for 2020. I am very grateful to these men and women who take time out of their very busy schedules and trek all the way to Hayward. I can’t thank them enough and the entire fresh water sportfishing community owes them a profound debt of gratitude. Thank you all!

In our northern climes the water temperatures should be dropping shortly, spurring a little extra fish activity. For our southern readers, you’ll just have to wait a few more weeks.

Until the Fall.

Best regards,

Emmett A. Brown, Jr. | Executive Director

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