Future Fishing Foundation (F3) Names New Executive Director

July 6, 2011 – Ponca City, Oklahoma

The Future Fisherman Foundation has recently named industry pacesetter, Mark Gintert, the new Executive Director.  Gintert is an avid outdoorsman and angler with an extensive background in the private business sector both in manufacturing and retailing as a past owner of a successful boat dealership.  For the last 5 years he’s served as the National Youth Director and the National Conservation Director for The Bass Federation (TBF); Gintert will continue to hold those positions as well.  TBF is the oldest and largest organized grass roots fishing organization in the country with three main principles, Fishing, Youth, and Conservation. Continue reading

FishingSponsors.com Hooks Up With Future Fisherman Foundation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 26, 2010) —The motto at FishingSponsors.com is “Getting all anglers hooked up.” Now this innovative new company is hooking up with the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) to support angling education efforts around the country.

“When an angler becomes a member of FishingSponsors.com, we help them create a professional portfolio that increases their odds of getting positive feedback from potential sponsors,” said FishingSponsors.com owner Justin Eidem. “Now they’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that a portion of their membership fee will be earmarked to support the Foundation’s youth fishing initiatives such as Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs and Physh Ed. We feel that our network of avid anglers, fishing guides and business organizations will all be interested in learning more about, and supporting, the Future Fisherman Foundation. And we hope our support of F3’s efforts will encourage more young people to become lifelong anglers.” Continue reading

Backyard Bass Launches New Starter Set, Angler Education Website In Partnership with Future Fisherman Foundation

Backyard bass

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2010) — For more than 15 years, schools, fishing clubs and families have been using the Backyard Bass from Ironwood Pacific Outdoors to help youngsters learn to cast. Each Backyard Bass set comes with colorful plastic fish and casting plugs. Simply place the fish on the ground, step back and let the kids cast. The goal is to snag one of the fish and reel it in — just like real fishing! Ideal for children age six and up, the Backyard Bass can be used indoors or outdoors to develop casting and fishing skills. Continue reading

Sales of Poor Boy’s Baits’ New Lure Dye Benefit Future Fisherman Foundation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 24, 2010)—With spring fishing season getting underway, many anglers are stocking their tackle boxes and getting out on the water. The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) encourages fishing enthusiasts making purchases to patronize companies that support F3’s important youth angling programs such as Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs and Physh Ed. Continue reading