Take a Soldier Fishing

Details:

The NY BASS Nation will host the eleventh annual “Take A Soldier Fishing” event on April 27, 2019 at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton NY.

Volunteer boaters host either 1 or 2 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) stationed at Fort Drum NY for a half day of fishing followed by a BBQ luncheon. Boaters are asked to provide rod, reel & lures along with a lifevest or PDF for the Soldiers to use for the day. Prizes are awarded for the biggest fish in several categories; drum, carp, catfish, crappie, perch/rock bass, bowfin.

Boaters & Volunteering Info:

To sign up as a volunteer boater or for shore duty to help set up and run the event contact Burnie Haney at text (315) 408-7622 or email at burniehaney@gmail.com. Announce if you can host one (1) or two (2) Soldiers and provide a phone number where we can reach you.

Contributors:

MTN Community Homes (Fort Drum)
10th MTN SGM Assoc
Lucky Craft
Alex Kolody
Ohio VFW/ James Branham
Modern Welding School
Riverside Iron/Eric Tessmer
Nick Albano
Good Ole Boys Bass Masters
Pathfinder Bank/Ben Driscoll
RainShadow
TFO

Donations:

Anyone interested in making a donation to support the event please contact NY BASS Nation President Pete Knight at email president@nybassfed.com, monetary donations go through Ms. Gail Jones at email gailjones1331@gmail.com; 9437 Woodlawn Dr., Brewerton, NY 13029

Event Schedule:

6 AM – NY BASS Event Staff Arrive
6:30 AM- Boaters and Soldiers arrive for register and receive free coffee & donuts
8:00 AM – Safety Briefing & Boater/Soldier pairings
8:30 AM – Launch Boats
1 PM – Return for official weigh-in (live fish only) and BBQ Lunch served
3:30 PM- Fish Catch Prizes awarded
4 PM – Event ends