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During a long career spanning the most revolutionary years in sport fishing history, Al Lindner ranks among one of the most renowned leaders in the fishing industry. He continues to fish avidly for all freshwater fish, averaging about 180 days a year on the water, and is recognized and hailed as one of the world’s best all-around anglers.
As co-host of Lindner’s Angling Edge and Fishing Edge television series, Al remains immensely popular as one of the best-recognized angling authorities in North America. Al, however, has always worn many hats, and even his most avid fans may not realize the extent of his past and present involvement with all aspects of the fishing business.
Foremost among his current efforts, Al is one of the forces at Lindner Media Productions, which specializes in producing educational fishing programs, national TV commercials, product sales presentations, point-of-purchase product videos shown internationally in sporting goods stores and on the internet and provide their trademark underwater and aerial photography to the sport fishing industry.
Al has seats in five different fishing halls of fame. It was a great honor to be inducted into the prestigious International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) Hall of Fame. He has been recognized in the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, and listed as one of the 35 most influential bass fishing pioneers and visionaries by Bassmaster Magazine. Al also has been honored in the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Angler, and later enshrined into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as an educator. He won the Samuel C. Johnson Fishing Journalist of the Year award for his contributions to the fishing industry in the fields of journalism, conservation and philanthropic leadership. Al was also inducted into the Normark Hall of Fame for the indelible mark of his involvement with Normark. And last but not least he was also invited into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. In addition, Al has received countless other awards for his contribution to sportfishing and the sportfishing industry.