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The 7 Most Famous Fishermen

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1 – Ernest Hemingway Hemingway learned how to fish as a child on the lakes of Michigan, trout fishing with his father.

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When he grew up, he became a lover of the sea and spent most of his fishing hours in the Florida Keys. He won every organized fishing tournament and is most renowned for catching one of the largest Marlins of all times that weighed 533kg.

He loved fishing so much that he almost missed his wedding because he was away fishing. Other than being a prominent fisherman, Hemingway also won a Nobel Prize, Pulitzer award, and is regarded as one of the greatest American novelists of the 20th century.

He taught about fishing and has inspired countless people through his literary works, most notably The Old Man and the Sea. This is why we believe Ernest Hemingway to be the most famous fishermen

2 – Mike Iaconelli Coming in at number two is Mike Laconelli. Born in Philadelphia and blend in New Jersey, Laconelli is one of the most recognized fishermen in the world.

The BASS Elite Series Angler started fishing at a young age in the Pocono Mountains and grew to become a professional Bass fisherman, starting his own bass fishing club, Top Rod Bassmasters, along the way. Over his career, Laconelli has won many tournaments and awards and is the only angler to win the Bassmaster Angler of the Year, BASS Nation Championship, and Bassmaster Classic.

In 2006, the self-proclaimed “power fisherman” was listed by the GQ Magazine among the 10 most hated athletes.


3 – Ray Scott  Ray Scott is one of the most recognized anglers, having popularized Bass and founded the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S).

This group has grown to become the largest fishing organization with over 600,000 members. He changed recreational fishing into a profitable industry by featuring it on TV. Through his shows, he influenced and inspired many anglers to start bass fishing and made people at home feel the joy of fishing.

He popularized the black bass with the growth of the sport turning it into the world’s favorite game fish. He was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame for his works and pioneering the modern-day bass angling.

4 – Rick Clunn  At number four is the four-time Bass Masters Classic World Champion, Rick Clunn.

Having been in the fishing industry for over 30 years, Clunn has one of the longest professional fishing careers.

With over 100 top ten finishes and 15 tournament wins, he has had a crazily successful fishing career, hauling over 10,000 pounds of tournament bass.

As a result of his success, he was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. On top of his tournament wins, he has 2 WON Bass U.S. Open Championship on Lake Mead, one of the hardest competitions to win.

5 – Curt Gowdy  Gowdy is a legend of sports announcing and has covered several sporting events on television.

His career intertwined with his passion for fishing when he learned to fly-fish while working with the Yankees. Since then, he went on to spearhead the establishment of The American Sportsman, the first fishing show on television, hosting over 200 episodes in the process.

He has travelled with celebrities, getting to fish in the some of the best fishing spots in the world.

As a result of his contribution, he has over 20 Halls of Fame in different fields from different international bodies including IGFA Hall of Fame (2003) and the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame (2005).

6 – Michael Lerner  Michael Lerner is one of the greatest and most famous anglers, mostly known for his scientific contributions to the fishing sport.

He founded the International Game Fish Association, and together with his wife Helen, organized a variety of fishing expeditions to study various species of fish. His research made invaluable contributions to the saltwater game fish, and these resources became very useful to anglers, scholars, and conservationists.

He received several international awards for his immense contributions to the angler community.  In addition, he was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame for his commitment to the sport of fishing.

7 – Roland Martin  Along with having a prominent TV show, Roland Martin has had a stellar career in fishing.

He is one of the pioneers of the modern bass fishing and was among the first anglers to introduce the idea of patterning fish. With about 19 pro tournament wins, 9 BASS Angler of the Year titles, and several top 10 finishes in the BASS Series, Martin is one of the most celebrated and decorated fishermen in bass fishing.

He has hosted many TV shows where he shares tricks and tips for fishing. In addition, he is a strong promoter of conservation amongst anglers and sportsmen.









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