Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame names 2017 inductees
BAXTER, MN—November 1, 2016—Three Individuals and two organizations will be enshrined
by The Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota in 2017.
Inductees in the Individual Legends category include extremely active outdoor media professional, Terry Tuma; one of North America’s most accomplished multi-species anglers, Editor Doug Stange; plus professional walleye angling’s biggest charitable name: Perry Good. The Burgers Brothers Sporting Goods and Clam Corporation will join the ranks of Legendary Organizations.
Based in the Brainerd Lakes Area, the Hall of Fame annually recognizes up to three individuals and two
groups or organizations that have made a major impact on Minnesota’s sport fishing industry. The Hall
stands to recognize all passionate fishing promoters, whether they have made a difference through
education, legislation, guiding, manufacturing, media promotions or other means.
Individuals must be a state resident, have lived in Minnesota for a minimum of 25 years, be at least 50
years of age, and have made meritorious contributions to the sport of fishing. Businesses and
organizations may also be nominated, provided they are registered in Minnesota and have made
similar noteworthy contributions to fishing. Nominations are accepted from the general public, and the
list is reduced to the top ten by current Hall members, after which finalists are voted on for induction.
A pioneer in the communication field, Terry Tuma brought the sport of fishing to the public through radio, television, articles, seminars, and now social media.Terry still draws crowds of upwards of 200 anglers, and with over 45 years of seminars it is estimated he has provided over 4,000 presentations.
Doug Stange has been contributing to the sport of fishing for 50 years. Starting as a contributor for In-Fisherman magazine in 1977, Doug worked tirelessly to become Editor-in-Chief of Inter Media Outdoors publications, writing about almost every aspect of freshwater fishing for In-Fisherman & Walleye InSider magazines, and all of the In-Fisherman annual guides.
Perry Good gets fishing. He knows how to win, earning over 1 million in tournament winnings. You see him at all the sport shows and boat shows, yet he is one of the industry’s most philanthropic anglers, donating a lifetime of gear, guide trips, and last but not least, his time to make sure someone has the opportunity to wet a line.
Among the Legendary Organizations, Burger Brothers Sporting Goods, a widely popular and passionate retail outfit, founded by Ted and Bud Burger, operated 6 stores that went on to become
the flagship outlets of Gander Mountain chain; and Clam Outdoors, a leader in the ice fishing industry, manufactures the best outdoor gear for over 30 years.
Official enshrinement will happen at the Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis 2017.