Fishing Legends Hall Of Fame

Welcome to fishing legends where we will list many world famous fishing legends and fishing guides and charters. When you think of famous names like Hank Parker and Roland Martin you wonder what it takes to be a "fishing legend" and how you can learn to be one of the best fishermen in the country. We are listing some of the best fishing people and guides here and their links so you can read a little about them and even contact them to join them for a day of fishing and learn all the tips and tricks for catching fish. Contact one of the fishing legends on this website and learn how to catch fish from the pros.

When you want to learn about good fishing guides we hope you will come here and see the "best of the best" there is in the fishing guide business. When you want to book a trip with the best Oregon fishing guides, the top rated Washington fishing guides and you want to have confidence that the guide you are fishing with is a quality fishing guide we hope you will visit FISHING LEGENDS. Find the top rated fishing guides from all over the United States from Alaska to Florida.

Hank Parker

     The CBS Morning Show best described Hank Parker when introducing him as "the rod-n-reel answer to Michael Jordan,
in popularity and talent!" Hank has enjoyed a storied professional bass fishing and outdoor television host career that continues to grow each season! His accomplishments on the professional bass fishing tournament trail support the fact he is one of America's greatest bass fishermen to ever compete.

Eric Linde Pat Abel Roland Martin
Eric Linde has dedicated most of his entire life to fishing. Many people first met Eric at a Portland, Oregon fishing tackle store and more have seen him on various TV fishing shows, F&H News magazines, at "How To" fishing seminars all over the Northwest.
     Growing up in Oregon, Pat Abel found that he had a gift for catching Salmon and Steelhead. Before beginning his career as a Fishing Guide, Pat was already a Professional fisherman, designing a miter box (The Master Plug Cutter) to get the exact spin he needed on a herring to catch more fish.
     For the past two decades, legendary angler Roland Martin has given viewers the scoop on how to outsmart a variety of game-fish. But after so many years of sharing his boat with millions of anglers around the world, you'd think his bag of tricks is about empty. No way!!! Martin continues to pull in the big ones on Fishing with Roland Martin.
Your Name Here John Krauthoefer Todd Hannah

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     I became "hooked" on fishing when I caught my first King or Chinook salmon at age 8. Right after my tour in Viet Nam I began commercial fishing, got my charter boat license, and was off and running. I also got lucky and found a job that I could drive a fire truck two days a week and fish 5. I did this for 26 years.

     Hello fellow anglers..... at almost 50 years old and having fished the waters of Bristol bay Alaska, Canada and Oregon, to the lower parts of Mexico, landing I don't know how many different species of fish on both conventional and fly rod, not to mention I have been guiding for over 30 year in Oregon and started from the bottom and worked my way to the top.

Jon Ball

Terry Seamster Steve Smith

     Jon Ball has fished in Oregon and southwest Washington for over 35 years. Since 1998, he been a full-time fishing guide, especially for sturgeon, salmon, steelhead and shad in the Columbia River Gorge, just minutes from Portland, Oregon. Jon has been featured on programs such as World Wide Fishing, Inside Sports Fishing and North West Back Roads.

     Terry Seamster, "the Salmon Master" is one of the best master guides for Chinook Salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
Terry has been chasing Chinook Salmon since a young boy and with 45 years experience Terry has seen it or done it all. He has been fishing the world from Alaska to the South Coast and if you are a Chinook Salmon you better watch out.

      If the photo above looks familiar you may have seen Oregon fishing guide Steve Smith on his popular Northwest Outdoor fishing Television Show STEVE SMITH OUTDOORS. Steve Smith is an avid area fisherman and is well known on the most popular Oregon rivers for his fishing knowledge of the rivers and times and current fishing action.

Wise Men Say:

"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot."
   -Steven Wright
"Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip."
   -John Gierach
"You do not cease to fish because you get old, You get old because you cease to fish!"
"Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
   -Herbert Hoover
"The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so that I could afford to hunt and fish."
   -Sam Snead

Steve Fleming

Bill Dance

Gary Lewis

Steve Fleming of Mah-Hah Outfitters

Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis Guide Service

At the young age of 7 Gary Lewis started fishing on the elk river in southern Oregon, his parents owned a home right on the elk river so almost every day you could find Gary knee deep in the elk river fishing for trout. at about 8 years of age Gary started fly fishing and at 11 started tying flies. at the age of '15 he started fishing the north Umpqua River. He started Gary's Guide Service. in1980 since then he has been featured on "ESPN Fly Fishing America" twice, "the outdoor sportsman", and "GET the NET", which are all national TV sports shows. Gary has been featured in many fishing magazines such as STS and American angler. In addition to the fishing, Gary does fishing seminars all over the Northwest for fly fishing organizations.

It started back a couple of generations ago with Steve’s Dad, Bob Fleming, and Grandfather, Everett Fleming. They were into fishing and hunting and broke Steve in at an early age. Early family vacations were taken fishing and hunting, and the first seed was planted.
William G. “Bill” Dance
Bill Dance, one of the world’s most famous fishermen, always planned to be a doctor like his father, grandfather and three other generations of Dances.
Nominate A Fishing Legend:

We are accepting applications for new inductees.
If you would like to be considered for induction
to the FISHING LEGENDS "Fisherman's Hall Of Fame"
please contact us by email and we will reply
with some questions and an official entry form.

 EMAIL US now and you could become

the next official Fishing Legend.

REMEMBER: Many of the "Fishing Legends" listed here are still offering guided fishing trips. Their schedules often fill fast so book early and when you're looking to book a fishing adventure look for the "Fishing Legends" logo on their website to make sure you are fishing with the best possible fishing guide you can find.