This year the International Game Fish Association inducts its 13th class into the International Fishing Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. Al Lindner, John Chibnail Allen, Buddy Merritt, Frank O’Brian Jr. and Paxson Offield will join the ranks of fishing’s luminaries at the annual induction ceremony, emceed by 2004 inductee Mark Sosin. Next to the privilege of having a great fish on the line, the event is one of fishing’s highest honors. During a 50-year career spanning the most revolutionary years in sport fishing history, Lindner ranks among the most renowned leaders in the sport fishing industry. As the host of “Lindner’s Angling Edge” and “Fishing Edge” television series, 2011 marks Lindner’s 42nd consecutive year in outdoor television programming.