The_History_Of_Sportfishing_boy fishing with can of worms


Thanks to the kindness and generosity of those who love to fish, we were fortunate to receive donations to kick off the project by helping us preserve a starting batch of old decaying 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm films handed down to us from previous generations.

These supporters also gave us confidence with going forward with the rest of the project.  When we kicked off our launch in March of 2020, we had no way to foresee the chain of events that were about to unfold with the pandemic.  It has been a trying time for everyone, but we are not about to give up on what we originally set out to do, and that is to make the BEST documentary about The History of Sportfishing.

So, we would like to thank our early supporters for believing in the project, and dedicate this page to them and will still honor the rewards and recognition they deserve for being with us from the start!


December 31, 2020.

I can't even begin to tell you how grateful we are for your generous contributions to this project, and it confirms that this story needs to be told.  From the depths of my soul, thank you.

Because of the individuals below, who care enough about our sport to make a contribution, we're going to be able save these incredible old films. These individuals have just become a part of sportfishing history by helping to preserve it's legacy.


Ron Gribble

Adam Potwora

Brandon Hayward

Sam Anh

Russel Brown

John Loo

Raymond Chiu

Mark Romero

Keith Lambert

Hal H.

Danny Jackson

Ken Reed

Jamie Stephens

Tom Rogers

Zack S.

Ken Cirks

Dill DePriest

Fred Stier

Casey Parlette

John Tully

Geline Zampell

Tony Garza

Jack-e Cook

Rick Cha

Jack Oren

James Bateman

Patrick Gee

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 Helfund

John Ludlow

Ariel Ortiz


Again, thank you for caring about the history of our sport, as well as it's future.  Together we are making sportfishing history.  I can't do this without you.  Michael Fowlkes.


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