MINNEAPOLIS – FLW Outdoors announced Thursday that it has been inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in the category of Organization/Corporate or Government Entity.
According to Bill Gautsche Jr., the awards committee chairman for the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, the honor “recognizes the organization for its contribution, dedication and service to the fresh water sportfishing industry.”
“FLW Outdoors is honored to have been inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame,” said FLW Outdoors President and CEO Charlie Evans. “To be associated with a membership that consists of the absolute legends and leaders in the sport is yet another feather in the cap of our great organization.”
Other members of the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame include Chevy pros Jimmy Houston and Larry Nixon, FLW Outdoors namesake Forrest L. Wood, legendary angler and FLW Walleye Tour pro Ted Takasaki, and numerous conservation and state wildlife organizations.
The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame has inducted more than 300 individuals and organizations since 1980 in seven categories – Enshrinement, Legendary Angler, Legendary Communicator, Legendary Guide, Organizational/Governmental Achievement Recognition, Special Recognition Award and Legendary Artist. Visit freshwater-fishing.org for more information.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player’s Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.