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April 27, 2019 Take A Soldier Fishing

Oneida Shores Park Brewerton NY

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

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

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 Announce if you can host one (1) or two (2) Soldiers and provide a phone number where we can reach you.

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

Soldiers can sign up for the event with Fort Drum FMWR office. Unit First Sergeants will receive complete event details and sign up instructions from the Fort Drum FMWR.

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