Foundation student is chosen to fish the Crappie Masters Youth Scholarship Event

Millbrook, AL

Bass Pro Shops, Crappie Masters Tournament Trail held its second annual National Youth Scholarship at the Alabama River. Dallas Godshall of Prattville, Alabama represented the Future Fisherman Foundation in the 13-15 age groups.  Godshall was just one of the youth anglers fishing for prizes including a $4,000 scholarship. Crappie Masters offers free youth fishing events for local children at each of their tournaments, culminating with the National Youth Championship.

The Future Fisherman Foundation chose to select a student from one of their angling education programs to enter the tournament.  Doug Darr, the Aquatic Education Coordinator for the AL Dept. of Wildlife and Freshwater lead Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs and WFF Partnership program in the Montgomery area.  Graduate, Godshall passed the course with excellence and Dallas won the groups fishing contest. Continue reading

F3 Ocala Training Seminar Recap

Camp Ocala, a scenic 4-H camp nestled in the Ocala National Forest, provided the setting for the third stage of F3’s “Train the Trainers” seminar in Florida.

Representatives from several Florida Schools, Boy Scouts and Park & Recreation Centers along with groups from North Carolina and New Jersey participated in this event which was made possible by a training grant through the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

Steve Marshall and Jennifer Saranzak from the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) provided the class with two days of hands on Aquatic Education and HOFNOD training that included a variety of hands on activities designed to get students involved and excited about the sport of fishing and the great outdoors. Continue reading

Future Fisherman Foundation to Begin Online Fundraising Auction in November

Charlie Daniels Autographed Fiddle

The Future Fisherman Foundation has announced its inaugural online fundraising auction that will begin on Thursday, November 17 at 8pm EST and end Monday, November 21.

Go to,, to participate and support one of the nation’s greatest resources for maintaining the “Future of Fishing”!

Several items will be auctioned, including multiple fishing trips in over a dozen different states and Mexico, NASCAR collectables, autographed music memorabilia, fishing equipment, fishing artwork, along with several other donated items ready for your bid!

With the Christmas season fast approaching, what a great gift for others or yourself at a fantastic price! Continue reading

F3 and Project Fish “Train the Trainers” Michigan Summary

The Future Fisherman Foundation and Project Fish recently completed a “Train the Trainers” seminar in conjunction with a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation grant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Forty-two future trainers from 5 different states converged on the Michigan State University campus extension in Kalamazoo for what proved to be a very interactive and hands-on demonstration lead by the Project Fish Coordinator, Mark Stephens and his staff.

The group went through a variety of interactive exercises, all designed for the ultimate goal of getting kids involved with fishing. Activities centered on topics like ecology, stewardship, fish handling and care along with fishing skills and lure building during the two-day event. Continue reading