Al currently resides in five different Fishing Halls of Fame including the prestigious International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and is enshrined in the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as an educator and a legendary angler. He’s a member of the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, as well as the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and the Normark Fishing Hall of Fame.
He won two Bassmaster events and qualified for three Classics in the three short years he fished the circuit fulltime. He also won countless walleye and bass tournaments over the years.
Al was awarded the Samuel C. Johnson Fishing Journalist of the Year honor and was named among the 35 most influential people in bass fishing by Bassmaster Magazine and is considered one of the best all-around multi-species anglers in North America.
He was co-founder of the In-Fisherman Communications Network, Lindner Media Productions and the Lindy Tackle Company.