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Fishing for Freedom

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017


Fishing for Freedom, created by Take a Soldier Fishing, an IRS designated 501 (c) 3 public charity, in coordination with the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) as well as local businesses in the Central Texas area, is an annual fishing tournament held at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area of Fort Hood, Texas.

This years Fishing for Freedom event will be held on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th. The festivities will kick off Friday evening with a Rudy’s BBQ dinner for all the participating service members, their family members and the volunteer anglers. Fishing seminars will begin the evening which will include prize raffles and give-a-ways. The 2017 guest speaker will be Randy Howell, Elite Angler and 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion.

The Bass Tournament will kick off at safe daylight on Saturday, October 14th with the weigh-in starting at 1:00 pm. The first prize is a 2018 Triton 189 TRX bass boat powered by a Mercury 115 engine.

The total value of the package is over $28,000. Subsequent finishers have a chance at cash prizes as well as fishing equipment packages. We are anticipating over 250 teams this year and look forward to a very successful event. For more information, please contact Mary Brown or Cliff Brown at 254-699-9151, Mary Stout at 254-690-1763, or Rick Smith at 254-773-9931.

The event provides a way for the community to offer thanks to the soldiers, both active duty and retired, for their service and sacrifice to our great country. It also serves to offer fellowship and to assist in building friendships within the Fort Hood community while introducing these men and women to the joys of outdoor life through a competitive fishing tournament. Teams are matched up randomly upon entry and have a chance to win prizes including boats, cash and fishing gear.

Fishing for Freedom is in its 12th year of providing this free bass tournament for our service members. We have taken over 2500 service members fishing and provided a dinner for over 13,000 service members, family members and local anglers who volunteer their time, boats and equipment to take a service member fishing. We have had anglers travel from as far as the state of Washington to participate.

With the support of Earl Bentz and Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors, and several other major sponsors we have been able to give away more then $575,000 in cash, products and prizes over the past 11 years. In addition, the service members, anglers and their families are invited to a banquet the evening before the tournament to enjoy guest speakers and fishing seminars from pro anglers.

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October 13, 2017
October 14, 2017


Lake Belton
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