Larry Whiteley’s “Great Outdoors” columns are a favorite for CrappieNOW readers. His work has been recognized by one of the most prestigious outdoor writing organizations in the country.
Larry Whiteley, CrappieNow “Great Outdoors” columnist, was presented several awards at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writer (AGLOW) conference held in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Two impressive awards included the AGLOW Best of Show award and induction into Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious awards a fisherman, communicator, industry specialist or other fishing-related expert can receive. The recipient must be known in the freshwater fishing world, involved in the education of the outdoors and many other qualities expected of a sportsman and professional.
Whiteley says, “Being inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame is a very humbling experience. It’s certainly a gift from God because He gave me the desire to do what I do and to tell others about the great outdoors He created. It’s our responsibility to take care of it and tell others about it. We need the outdoors. Many legends have won the award, so it’s an honor. I certainly don’t feel like a legend, just an instrument that God uses.
Also, Whiteley received AGLOW’s Best of Show Award, meaning his work was the best overall outdoor communications of the year, compared to all other hunting, fishing and against all categories of writing, radio, TV and other media communications. His writing touches the hearts of readers, a skill we seldom see in today’s fast-paced world of how-to communication. He has been the voice of Bass Pro Shops for decades, is host of their radio programs, is a writer and has a long list of other works.