The History of Sportfishing

The History of Sportfishing

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This Film Would Not have been Possible Without the Generous Contributions From Our Supporters.

This project is unlike any other. It was born from a collaboration of men and women from all walks of life who love this sport, and all that it represents. From deck hands to industry leaders, thanks to their generous support, we were able to kick off the project by preserving an invaluable batch of rapidly decaying antique 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm fishing films given to us for safekeeping.
Since then, we have moved into an exciting new production phase that has built an even larger collaboration among multiple financial and educational supporters and our project’s writers, photographers, videographers, and historians.
If you or someone you know would like to come onboard as a supporter, please contact our Executive Producer, Michael Fowlkes (insidesportfishing@mac.com).
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Henry Kirkwood,
Henry Kirkwood Filmmaking

Mike Schafer

Dr. Jon Shenker

Brian Skerry

Dean Starkey

Jason Stemple

Salt Lake Visitors &
Convention Bureau

JoAnn Sterns

The Virginia Sportsman

True Temper Rods

Jeff Klassen

Kevin Turman

United States Army

United States Navy

United States Air Force

United States Coast Guard

Frank Ursitti

Cassandra Profila

Guillaume Saindon

Project 1898 SALT

Edward Vom Hofe

Bourbon County Angling Club

Sarasota Anglers Club

Florida Keys News Bureau

Riley Lewallen

Justin Lewis

Corinne Littlefield

Duncan Littlefield

Ashaway Line & Twine
Manufacturing Company

Heike Bachelier

2013 Fishstix Films, Inc.

A & E Television Entertainment

Ali Abate

Absolutely Wild Visuals

Abu Garcia

Dr. Aaron Adams

Northwest Fisheries
Science Center

Air Pelica

Alamy Stock Photos

Alliance for the Great Lakes

America By Air Stock Footage

American Broadcasting Company

American Fly Fishing
Trade Association

Chase Anderson

Shane Anderson

Andy Maser Films

Dr. Nicole Angeli

Arkansas Game and
Fish Commission

Jason and Jenny Armstrong

Artbeats

Artificial Reef Program

Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee

Association of Fish &
Wildlife Agencies

Ausman Lucille

Australian Great Barrier Reef
Marine Park Authority

Balboa Angling Club

Rudy Baldoni

David Barlow

Bass Cat Boats

Beaver Fisheries/ Andy Ip

Chris Beckett

Mike Beckham

Belleville Memories

Best Bass Blowups 2018 & 2019

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Inside Sportfishing Films

Billy Pate Reels

Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament

John McMillan

Bluewater Whales

Terry Bolton

Dawn Bonner

Edwin G. Bowen

Joel Brammeier

Bruce Brothers Charters

Bullsugar.org

United States Bureau of Sanitation

Cabela’s

Cabo Blanco Fishing Club

California Center for International
Trade Development

California Historical Society

State-Center-Community-
College-District

Cameron Silver

Canada Department of
Fisheries and Oceans

Canada International
Tuna Cup Challenge

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Media Fund

Canadian Tourism Commission

Stuart Carter

Robert Cartlidge

Catalina Museum For Arts & History

Cathy Miller

Catskill Fly Fishing
Center & Museum

City of Canterbury

Coastal Conservation Association

Daniel Cojanu
Cuttyhunk Fishing Club

Florida State National Resources

Ken Cook

Corbis Motion

Dean Corbisier

Darret Cortes

Cortland Line Company

David Courtice

DC Creative

Crème Lure Company

Mary Crowley

Nate DaBloc

Mark Davis

Dan Decibel

Betty DeFord

Air Pelicia

Ravida Din

Katlyn Dobbins
Jim Donovan

Double Haul Magazine

David Dudley

Duke Nicholas School of Environment

Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Dulton

Charles Clyde Ebbets

Ecology Action Center

Captain Tim Ekstrom

Elevated Media Concepts, Inc.

Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp.

Engel Coolers

Charlotte Engel

ESPN

Shannon A. Estenoz

Euronews

European Best Engineering Competition

Thomas M. Evans, Jr.

Everglades Coalition

Everingham Brothers Bait Company

Vision Air Services, Inc

Paul Flickinger

Bogart Michaels

Florida Bass Conservation Center

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida International University

Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association

Florida Memory State Library & Archives of Florida

Florida State Board of Conservation

Will Flower

Fly Fishing Salt Waters Magazine

Flylords Film

Barrett Forbose

Folklore Films

Framepool

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential
Library and Museum

Lynne Howard Frazer

Steve Friedman

Richard Furlong

FWP, Montana

Evelyn Gaiser

James Garvey

Ron Gast

General Motors

George Washington’s
Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association

Gene Gilliland

Global Fishing Watch

Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club

Captain Ron Gribble

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Ben Hardesty

Harnell Rod Company

Harrington Rod Company

Hell’s Bay Boatworks

Crystal Hesmer

Timothy Hill

Jim Holden

Glenn Hughes

Hummingbird

Bruce Hutcheon

Adam Hutchison

Hydra Sport Boats

IGFA E.K. Harry Library of Fishes

IGFA Light Tackle Open

Illinois Department of
Natural Resources

Indifly

Infinity Video Productions

Innovation Prince Edward Island

Innovative Techs

Inside Sportfishing Films

Institute of the Gulf

Intrepid Sportfishing

Izaak Walton League of America

Jacob Wheeler Fishing Foundation

On The Fly Kreativ Films

Friends of Elmira

JAY CORE Entertainment

JD’s Big Game Tackle

Garth Jenkins

John Emery Reels

Tad Johnson

Eric Kallen

Kampachi Farms

Klamath River Dam
Restoration Project

Jeff Klassen

Lard Ltd.

Danny Lavoie

Lee Palm Sportfishing

Life Utah Elevated

Barbara Linstrom

Frederik Lorentzen

Hubbs Seaworld
Research Institute

Pfleger Institute of
Environmental Research

Los Buzos Resort, Panama

Van Wormer Resorts,
Baja, Mexico

Los Suenos Signature
Triple Crown Tournament

Louisiana Department of
Wildlife & Fisheries

Paul D. Naresky

Lowrance Fish Finders

Cameron Luck

Lures n’ Reels

Wayne McAlpine

MacNeill’s Tuna and Deep-Sea
Fishing Charters

Wayne Bisbee

Magic Waters Patagonia Lodge

Marco Island Historical Society

Marina del Rey Sportfishing

Maryland Department of
Natural Resources

Mass Bay Guides

Matthew Genge,
Imperial College

Robert McCahon

Harold McCracken

Charlie McCullough

Jim McDuffie

McEwen Tackle Company

Strike King Lures

Bob McNally

Steve McNitt

Mercury Racing

Merritt Boat Works

Alastair Meux

Shawn Milligan

Miami Metropolitan
Fishing Tournament

Andy & Nicky Mill

Ministry of Natural Resources

Minn Kota Ultrex

Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources

Miranda-Castro, Leopoldo

Mississippi Gulf Coast
Billfish Classic

Monark Bass Boats

Monroe County Public Library

Gail M. Morcherow

Mount Vernon Website & Library

My Saltwater Guide

Naples Historical Society

National Bass Federation Tournaments

National Film Board of Canada

National Geographic

National Marine Fisheries Service

New Orleans WWII Museum

Newport Landing Special
Collections & Archives

Niagara Falls Tourism

Niagara Reservation State Park

Nicholas Marine Fisheries

James A. Niemiec

Nitro Boats

Oklahoma Black
Bass Management

Debra Nordberg

Norfolk County Tourism
& Rainey Media

North Lake Charters

Northwest Fishing Life

Sean & Chelsea O’Connor

Andrew O’Neil

Oakland Museum

Ocean Voyages Institute

Mary Crowley

Oceanside Historical Society

Oceanside Sportfishing

Offield Center for Billfish Studies

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Ontario Tourism

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership

Oregon Field Guide

PRYOR Public Relations Firm

Adam Osborne

Ouachita Bass Boats

Our Planet

Outdoor Life Magazine

Outdoor Oklahoma

Oxford Scientific Films

James Packer III

Palmas de Cortez Resort

Paper Tiger

Arcadia Video

Paradise Outdoor Media

Parks Canada

Patagonia

Vernon Peeples

Peoria Carp Hunters

Mark Phillips

Pier 5

Pier Point Landing

Pinnacle Sportfishing

Jorge Pino

Pioneer Museum &
Hanging Galleries

Pioneer Productions

Pioneer TV

Point Loma Sportfishing

Polaris Supreme Sportfishing

Pond5

Portland District Public Affairs

Potomac Headwaters

Prince Edward Island
Department of Fisheries

Prince Edward Island
Fishermen’s Association

Prince Edward Island
Premier’s Office

Pautzke Bait Company

Lynn Quattro

Ash-har Quraishi

James Heddon

R.L. Winston Rod Company

Randy Ramsey

Ranger Boats

Adam Rawson
Rebel Boats

Recreational Boating &
Fishing Foundation

Red Man All American

Red Rooster III Sportfishing

Mike Reda

Reef Beat Coastal Development

Reef Guardian School

Resource Environmental Solutions

Mike Rivkin

Nick Roberts

Captain Steve Morris

Epic Waters Angling

Captain Markus Medak

Rock Yenta Productions, Inc.

Frank Rodriguez

Bill Roecker

Robbie Roemer

Rogers Documentary Fund

Rogers Visitors Bureau, Arkansas

Tessa Rough

Royal Polaris Sportfishing

Royal Star Sportfishing

Diana Rudolph

Rybovich Boat Works

Michael Rybovich

Pat Rybovich, author
RYBOVICH Book

Dr. Carl Safina

Jim Sampas

San Diego Anglers

San Diego City Archives

San Diego History Center

San Joaquin County
Historical Museum

Tommy Sanders

Schafer Fisheries

Schafer Foods

James Schafer

Laura Schafer

Katie Schleit

Lee Schlesinger

Jim Schottenham

Pete Schultz

Schuylkill Fishing Company

Science & Society Picture Library

Scientific Anglers

Scripps Institution
of Oceanography

Sea Fishing Video

Seaforth Sportfishing

Searcher Sportfishing

Sears Informational Programs

Sears Roebuck and Company

Carlie Sharpe

Sportfishing Association
of California

Shogun Sportfishing

Shutterstock

SIFTO Canada Corps.

SIMMS

Neil Sims

Ryan Pizzacalla

Skeeter Boats

Douglas Skinner

Seline Skoug

Boyan Slat

Meg Sleeper

Shad Slinger

Smallwood’s Store

South Bend Tackle

South Carolina Department
of Natural Resources

South Florida
Museum of History

Southwest Florida
Historical Society

Southwest Florida
Museum of History

Sportfish Restoration Fund

Sports Afield Magazine

Springdale Chamber
of Commerce, Arkansas

Rona Stage

Stanford University

Stardust Sportfishing

State Archives of Florida

Margaret Stewart and Family

Hawaiian International
Billfish Tournament

Big Rock Invitational Tournament

Emerald City
White Marlin Open

Bisbee Black and
Blue Tournament

Suzuki Marine

Swiftwater Films

Gerald Swindle

Swisseduc.org

T3Media

Tag-A-Giant

Take Me Fishing.org

Captain John Talsky

Taste Chicago

Temple Fork Outfitters

Randall Tharp

The American
Sportsman Classic Series

The Boat Quitena

The Complete
Angler/ James Prosek

The Consumer Society

The Eleven Experience

The Fish Whisperer

The Fly Fisher

The Niagara Parks Commission

The Ocean Clean-up

The Redneck Fishing Tournament

The Sofina Institute

The Southern Pacific Railroad

The Upper Barataria
Marsh Creation Project

The Water Institute of the Gulf

The Wichita Eagle

Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation Partnership

Marsha Thompson

Tidecraft Boats

Tochterman’s Tackle

Joseph Tomelleri

Top Tech Topic

Topo Films

Tourism Prince
Edward Island

Tracker Boats

Trout Fodder Productions

Trufflepig Films

Tsukiji Market

Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island

Tycoon Tackle

Tyson Foods

United States Army Corps
of Engineers

United States Coast Guard

United States Department
of Agriculture

United States Department
of Commerce

United States Department
of the Interior

United States Fish
& Wildlife Service

Universal Newsreel

University of California
Irvine Library

University of Chicago

University of Miami Library
Special Collections

Collier County Museum

Cordell Boats

University of Toronto

Useppa Island Club

Useppa Island Historical Society

Utah Office of Tourism

Edward Veaudry

Vermejo Park Ranch

Vice World News/
Vice Media Group

Eric Vichich

Victory Film Productions

Virgin Islands Department of Natural Resources

Virginia State Department of Health

Virginia State Department of Education

Richard Volpe

Julius Vom Hofe

Casey Wagner

West Palm Beach
Fishing Club, Florida

WGCU Public Media

Lynne E. Whelan

White Marlin Open,
Ocean City, Maryland

Dustin Wichterman

Wild Things

Wildlife and Sport Fish
Restoration Program

Wilderness Video

Wonders of Wildlife
National Museum

Ralph Woodrig

Woods Hole Laboratory

World Economic Forum

World Wildlife Fund

YakFish TV

Jason and Jenny Armstrong

Jim Dawson

Jonathan David

Dalhousie University

Kate Falkenberg

Bassmaster Magazine

Bass Pro Shops/ Cabelas

Bluewater Magazine

Braystone Entertainment

California Fish Passage Forum

Rodney Honeycutt

U.S. Open National Bass Fishing
Amateur Team Championships

Bass Federation

Captain Bill Hatch

Mill House Podcasts

Tightline Tours

United States Geological Survey

Universal International Newsreel

John Bechtold

Christopher Balough

Captain Evan Savey

Dana Wharf Sportfishing

Balboa Angling Club,
Newport Beach. California

San Diego Angling Club,
San Diego, California

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Daiwa

Boca Grande Historical Society

California State Library

Captains for Clean Water.org

Bonnier Corporation

Center for Fisheries Aquaculture
Southern Illinois University

Cortland Line Company

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Davey’s Locker Sportfishing

Pier Point Landing

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine

Diver’s Quarters Prince Edward Island

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Epic Waters Angling

European Parliament
Audio Video Services for Media

Excel Sportfishing

Farm Technology

Feeding Illinois

Fenwick Rod Company

Field & Stream Magazine

H & M Landing

American Angler Magazine

The Bight Magazine

National Geographic

Hommell-Chidiac, ME

Captain Marc Reyor

Lindner Media Productions

Newport Landing Sportfishing

Tightline Tours

Love 2 Fly Fish Media

Susan Wallace

Colorado Fisheries Public Relations

Norfolk County Tourism
& Rainey Media

Arkansas Fish and Game Commission

Association of Fish
and Wildlife Agencies

Beaver Fisheries / Andy Ip

Christianson –
Manary Logging Company

WNED

Mike Beckham

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament,
North Carolina

Bluewater Whales

Bourbon County Angling Club

Bureau of Sanitation

Silver David Cameron

Canada Department of
Fisheries and Oceans

Canada International
Tuna Cup Challenge

Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation

Canadian Media Fund

Carl Stone

City of Canterbury, United Kingdom

Dean Corbisier

Suzuki Marine, USA

Darret Cortes

Eric Crawford

Creme Lure Company

Forster Creppel

Jamie Dimon

Tim Donovan

Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Dutton

Camille Egdorf

Elevated Media Corporation, Inc.

Elyria Chronicle Telegram

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Encyclopedia Britannica
Educational Corporation

Charlotte Engel

Thomas M. Evans, Jr.

Katie Falkenberg

Fin Nor Reels

Tim Fitzsimmons

Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission

Walker Cay Chronicles TV

Florida International University

Florida State Board of Conservation

Fly Fishing Saltwaters Magazine

Folklore Films

Ken Franke

Lynn Howard Frazier

Friends of Rollo

Russell Gienapp

Gene Gilland

Forrest Galante

Golden Gate Angling
and Casting Club

Let’s Talk Hook-up Radio

Ben Hardesty

Chris Harvey-Clark

Robert Hawkins

Andy Heathcote

Heilner Van Campen

Rob Hinchliffe

Jonathan Hird

Bill Horn

Hydra Sports Boats

Innovation Prince Edward Island

Institute of the Gulf

Jamick Entertainment Group

Matt Johnson

John Jolley

Tim Kenny

Frank-Paul King

L.H. Kay

Bobby Lane

Marilyn Lawal-Carter

Michael Lerner

Barbara Lindstrom

Jacob Lishen

Connie Littlefield

Fly Fishing Saltwater Magazine

Lowrance Fish Finders

Cameran Luck

Wayne MacAlpine

Nigel Markham

Genie Marron

“Uncle” Lew Marron

Stephen Marsh

Scott Martin

Captain Brett Martina

Andy Meser

Matthew George/ Imperial College

Lesley McClintock

Harold McCracken

John McMillian

Paul McNeill

Mike McNulty

Mercury Racing

Andy and Nicky Mill

Mike Keith

Ministry of Natural
Resources, Canada

Minn Kota Ultrex

Leopoldo Miranda-Castro

Tracker Bass Boats

Monroe County Public Library

Ish Monroe

Paul Morris

Steve Morrow

Fran Joe Myers

National Broadcast Company

Captain Matt Newman

Steve Behrens

Debra Nordberg

Oakland Museum –
Del Monte Collection

Ontario Tourism
Marketing Partnership

PYGR PR Firm

Ouachita Bass Boats

Brandon Palaniuk

Adam Perry

Prince Edward Island
Department of Economic Development

Ed Pritchard

Cassandra Profita

Pautzke Bait Company

Resource Environmental Solutions

Rogers Visitors Bureau, Arkansas

Christopher Roundtree

American Angler Sportfishing

Royal Polaris Sportfishing

Diana Rudolph

Guillaume Saindon

Salt Lake Visitors and Convention Bureau

John Sansone

San Diego Anglers Club, California

San Diego Historical Center

Sarasota Anglers Club, Florida

Elias Savada

Katie Scheit

Jim Schottenhan

Lt. Colonel Schreiner

Paul Schullery

Schuylkill Fishing Company

Science and Society Public Library

Genio C. Scott

Scripps Research Institute of Oceanography

Sea Fishing Videos

Sears Roebuck & Company

Ross Self

Neil Sims

Brian Skerrt

Boyan Scott

Jennifer Smith

South Florida Museum of History

Euroda Spalding

Sportfishing Association of California

Stanford University

Captain Walter Stark

Captain Buck Stark

Mike Stevens

Captain Shawn Stewart

Captain Roy Rose

James Stewart

Margaret Stewart and Family

Captain Zach Story

Captain Mike “Bass” Moore

Scott Byron

Madison Struylz

Brandon Swanson

Swissedu.CH

T3 Media

The Great Marlin Race

Captain Art Taylor

The boat Vintage

The Drake Magazine

Double Haul Magazine

Niagara Parks Commission

Redneck Fishing Tournament

Hannah Barron

The Upper Barataria
Creaton Project

The Virginia Sportsman

Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation Partnership

Dee Thomas

Mark Thompson

Joseph Tomelleri

Tom Roland Podcasts/
Saltwater Experience

Rhea Topping

Captain Randy Toussaint

Spencer Tracy

True Temper Rods

Tsukiji Market, Japan

Tuna Club of Santa
Catalina Island, California

Kevin Truman

Tycoon Tackle

United States Department of Agriculture

U.S. Open National Bass Fishing
Amateur Team Championships

Universal International Newsreel

University of Miami Library Special Collections

Rudolph Valentino

Kevin Van Dam Foundation

Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico

Vice World News/ Vice Media Group

Victory Film Productions, Inc.

Michael Fowlkes Productions, Inc.

Virginia State Department of Health

Vision Air Services, Inc.

Richard Volpe

Julius Vom Hofe

Casey Wagner

Frank Wallner

Dr. Bonita Walton

Captain Matt Watson

West Palm Beach Fishing Club

White Marlin Open
Ocean City, Maryland

Chase White

Dave White

Dave Whitlock

Dustin Wichterman

Wildlife and Sport Fish
Restoration Program

Patrick Sabel

Patrick Williams

Ted Williams

Joellen Wilson

Forrest Wood

Francis Carter Wood, Jr.

Ralph Woodring

Dan York

Nancy Zakon

Zebco

Nelson Madison Films

NBCUniversal Archives

Paul Nelson

Additional Contributors

Thomas C. Rogers

George & Sharron Handgis

James Bateman

Patrick Gee

Robert Pranin

Ron Gribble

Adam Potwora

Brandon Hayward

Sam Anh

Russell Brown

John Loo

Raymond Chiu

Mark Romero

Keith Lambert

Hal Hanivick

Danny Jackson

Ken Reed

Jamie Stephens

Zack Story

Bill DePriest

Fred Stier

Casey Parlette

John Tully

Geline Zampell

Tony Garza

Jack-e Cook

Rick Cha

Jack Oren

Robert Pranin

Kenneth Morris

Randy Tharaldson

Kip Kennedy

David Yates

Rob Espinosa

Robert Woodcox

Jim Holden

Anthony Dileva

Dave R.

Roy Blomquist

Russell Eaton

Cheer Critchlow

Don Salveson

Grant Christianson

Mark Wheeler

Mike Steglic

Bill Maudru

Jimmy Van Evera

Greg Gorian

Eddie Means

Kevin Helfand

John Ludlow

Ariel Ortiz

Fisherman’s Landing

Offield Center for Billfish Studies

Featuring

Ken Duke

Ray Scott

Captain Stu Apt

Captain Flip Pallot

Captain Tommy Gifford

Captain Bill Poole

Captain Frank Lo Preste

Jason Schratwieser

Bill Dance

Johnny Morris

Kevin VanDam

Luke Bryan

Caroline, Thomas & Tate Bryan

April Vokey

Curt Gowdy

Irwin Jacobs

Bing Crosby

Lee & Joan Wulff

Zane Grey

Ernest Hemingway

Cecil B. DeMille

Jimmy Houston

Al Linder

Hank Parker

Ron Linder

Roland Martin

Captain Matt Watson

Forrest Wood

Simon Perkins

Gwenn Perkins

Lee Perkins

Yvon Chouinard

Jacob Wheeler

Bill Shedd

Captain Dave Hansen

Harold Sharp

Captain Flip Pallot

Tom Rosenbauer

Ted Williams

Terry Bradshaw

Hank Aaron

Humphrey Bogart

Michael Lerner

Joe Brooks

Captain James Marko

Captain Mike Venezia

Dr. Wallace Carothers

Charlie Chaplin

Simon Kay

Tom Rowland

Captain Oliver Ngy

Captain Bill Fagen

S. Kip Farrington, Jr.

Samuel Felipe

Captain Chico Fernandez

Captain Robert Field

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Harry S. Truman

President Herbert Hoover

President Theodore Roosevelt

President John F. Kennedy

President George H.W. Bush

Prime Minister Winston Churchill

Captain Duane Mellor

Captain Markus Medak

Richard Landfield

Bob Smith

Captain Daniel Andrews

Kelly Buchta

Doc and Mrs. Applegate

Captain Basil Bacon

Rudy Badoui

Jeff Gustafson

Larry Hagman

Phyllis Bass

J. Baudrillard

Lyall Bellquist

Tommy Bennett

Tom Bie

Captain Tommy Biffle

Henry P. Little

Michael Jordan

Ellise Darbee

Kenny Cirks

Kyler Blake

Captain Benny Blanco

Robert Boyles

Elizabeth Brothers

Jack Brothers

Captain Ryan Bostian

Captain Jimmy Kingsmill

Captain Pete Groesbeck

Captain Andy Cates

Captain Kevin Osborne

Captain Ron Gribble

Captain Carl Stone

Captain Pat Cavanagh

Captain Bill Cavanagh

Todd Chaffee

Captain Steve Loomis

Robert “Chappy” Chapman

Charlie Church

Marlene Collins

Rick Maxa

Captain Brandon Hayward

Van Campen Heilner

Annette Clarke

Cotton Cordell

Eric Crawford

Nick Crème

Foster Creppel

Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby

Pamela Dance

Mike Daniels

Captain Justin Flex

Captain Pat Cavanaugh

Captain Bill Cavanaugh

Chris Davies

Captain Charlie Davis

David Delong

Captain Bill DePriest

William Boschen

Mary Dette

Walt Dette

Winnie Dette

Hilary Hutcheson

Jamie Diamond

Max Dickenson

Mike Dixon

Rick Clunn

Camille Egdorf

Mike Eruzione

Jim Craig

Captain Adam Fisk

Errol Flynn

Ken Frankie

Russell Gienapp

Forrest Galante

Dave Gliebe

Captain John Grabowski

Great Britain Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

Cecil Green

Ricky Green

Frederick Halford

Carlene Brennen

Scott Westgaard

Rob Gunter

Seth Hahn

Jesse Haller

Kent Hamilton

Chris Harvey-Clark

Robert Hawkins

Andy Heathcote

James Alexander Henshall

Izaak Walton

William ‘Frank Forrester’ Herbert

Rob Hinchliffe

Jim Holden

Dr. Charles Frederick Holder

Captains Rollie & Holly Hollenbeck

Bill Horn

Dr. Arthur M. Howald

Matt Johnson

John Jolley

Samuel M. Jones

Wes Jordan

James W. “Jimmy” Jump

Tim Kenney

Donald B. Kent, M.S.

Douglas Kern

Rob Kilby

Captain Chase Offield

Frank-Paul King

Paxson H. “Packy” Offield

Captain Pete Groesbeck

Bobby Lane

Captain Dave Kenny

Captain Brian Kiyohara

Gary Klein

Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf

Captain John Kline

Jim Klug

Captain Billy Knowles

Hyun Kounne

Klynton Krause

Captain Bernard “Lefty” Kreh

Fanny Krieger

Mike Iaconelli

Carl Lambert

Keith Mille

James Landrigan

Dr. Barbara Block

Mel Landry

Stan Laurel

Marilyn Lawal-Carter

Marilyn Monroe

H.L. Leonard

Troy Lindner

Jacob Lishen

Edward Llewellyn

Darrel J. Lowrance

Erica Lynn

Captain Harlan W. Major

Dr. Sparkle Malone

Captain David Mangum

Tom Mann

Mary Orvis Marbury

Nigel Markham

Margaret Merriman

Genie Marron

Uncle Lew Marron

Ted Niemeyer

Stephen Marsh

Scott Martin

Andy Maser

Lesley McClintock

Meredith McCord

Bill & Betty McEwen

Jerry McKinnis

Joe Fox

Annette McLean

Captain George Jr. Hommell

Cal Hubbard

Paul McNeil

Mike McNulty

Captain Laurie Mitchell

Ish Monroe

Captain Michael “Bass” Moore

Denny Brauer

Jim Brown

Colonel Clinton P. Morehous

Paul Morris

Steve Morrow

Steve Morse

John Muir

Dave Myers

Frank Joe Myers

Captain Matt Newman

Paul Newman

U.S. Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson (Ret.)

Larry Nixon

Thaddeus Norris

Captain Greg Norton

Captain Frank O’Brien Jr.

Captain Billy Pate

Gregory Peck

Harry Pender

Buck Perry

Ingrid Poole

Stien Poole

Bob Popovics

Jeremy Pratt

Paul Prescott

Ed Pritchard

Al Quattrocchi

Tom Rogers

Christine McCarthy

Laura Crow

Captain Tommy Rothery

Jack, Ellie and Laney Armstrong

Gracie Rogers

John “Pop” Rybovich

Patrick Sabiel

John Sansone

Captain Julio Sanchez

Lt. Colonel Schreiner

Paul Schullery

Genio C. Scott

Helen Sevier

Dr. John R. Sheaffer, Ph.D

Milton C. Shedd

Captain Brian Sims

Stan Slone

Jenifer Smith

Captains Bill & Bonnie Smith

Sam Sneed

Mark Sosin

Euroda Spalding

Captains Walter and Buck Stark

Captain Shawn Stewart

James Stewart

John Wayne

Captain Zach Story

Madison Struylz

Maurrie Sussman

Brandon Swanson

Kimberly Fowlkes

Captain Clete Takahashi

Captain Art Taylor

Dee Thomas

George C. Thomas III

Captain Mark Thompson

Rhea Topping

Captain Randy Toussaint

Spencer Tracy

Rudolph Valentino

Frank Wallner

Dr. Benita Walton

Grier Campbell

Captain Matt Watson

John Wayne

Dave Westera

Scott Westgaard

Chase White

Dave White

Patrick Williams

JoEllen Wilson

Francis Carter Wood Jr.

William H. Wood

Harry Wylie

Dan York

Nancy Zakon

Mark Zona

Dave Whitlock

Hal Hanevik

Cara Hanevik

Nick Crow

Bob Cobb

Leon P. Martuch

Becky Clarke

Captain Brett Martina

 

Thank each and everyone of you for caring about the history of our sport, as well as helping to secure its future.  This series would not have been possible without your support.  Always remember we all share one ocean, one planet and have only one chance, so get it right,  do your part, teach a kid to fish and practice, CPR, catch, photograph and release. ~Michael Fowlkes.