by Tim Lesmeister

Lisa Snuggs, an outdoors industry veteran from North Carolina, is joining the Awards Committee of the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. Snuggs has been the Executive Director of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) since 2000, and has been involved with the organization in some capacity most of her life. She represented PRADCO to SEOPA members from 1984 through 1995 and prior to that attended conferences with her family.

Snuggs manages the daily business aspects of SEOPA and its educational foundation, the Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America. She works with the groups’s board of directors, and is the editor/publisher of SEOPA News, the organization’s newsletter. SEOPA has more than 400 members from the fields of communication, tourism, corporate relations, public relations and state/federal agencies.

Snuggs grew up with a love of the outdoors, fishing in particular. She is a 2017 inductee into Garry Mason’s Legends of the Outdoor Hall of Fame and has recently released the 3rd edition of her popular “Id Rather Go Fishing” CD.

One of the many programs of the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, based in Hayward, Wisconsin, consists of recognizing individuals, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of freshwater fishing. The Hall of Fame Awards Committee meets annually in August to make their selections for the following year. To learn more about the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame visit

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