F3 Annual Auction Once Again Supports the Future of Fishing

The Future Fisherman Foundation annual on-line eBay auction has once again concluded and we would like to take a moment to thank the following companies and individuals for providing merchandise and fishing trips for the event.

Companies that participated include; TTI Blakemore, Pure Fishing, Zebco, Koppers/Live Target, Johnson Outdoors, Lew’s, The Dollahon Agency, Rappala, FLW, and The Bass Federation, as well as, many others that helped behind the scenes.

Individual guides and professional anglers include; Alex Kolody, Wade Shahid, Charlie Evans, Korey Sprengel, Chip Lear, Mike Lott, Jonathan Phillips, Fred Roumbanis, Shaw Grigsby, Andrew Upshaw, Chris Lindenberg, John McCardle, Peter Yanni, Tom Todd, Richard Lisek, Miles Burghoff, Dave Mauldin, Duane Landmeier, Randy Jacobson. John Murray, Mike Taylor, and Drew Sadler.

We’d also like to thank all of the great fishing enthusiasts who went to bid on this wide selection of products and fishing trips. It’s through the efforts of these companies and individuals that help us “Ensure the Future of Fishing.”

Future Fisherman Foundation’s Annual Auction is Underway!

Logo final-girl-smallThe annual Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) Auction began Sunday at 8am with a host of exciting fishing trips and great merchandise.

Interested in a fishing trip with legendary Pro Tournament Angler and TV host Shaw Grigsby? We’ve got it!

What about a terrific Minnesota Walleye Trip with TV Host Chip Leer? Yep, we’ve got that too!

Close to 20 fishing trips and a nice selection of merchandise await your opening bid and all for very good cause to “ensure the future of fishing!”

“We’re really excited about this year’s lineup of trips and merchandise,” F3 Director Mark Gintert, said.  “If you’re looking for a terrific Christmas gift why not send yourself or a friend on a fishing trip or buy one of the great lure packages that await our successful bidders.”

You can bid on the opportunity of a lifetime at our website www.futurefisherman.org and the process is simple. Just to go the website and select F3 Auctions on the top tool bar, you’ll then see the link to the Ebay auction site!

Don’t wait too long as the auction will close on Sunday, December 11 at 8am.

About the Future Fisherman Foundation

Established in 1986,  the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups, youth organizations and other educators dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling, conservation and the outdoors lifestyle. The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) operates under The Bass Federation (TBF) umbrella of companies and is the official education arm of TBF.  For more info visit futurefisherman.org.

Fishing Trip with Shaw Grigsby Highlights Upcoming F3 Auction

shawThe Future Fisherman Foundation’s annual online auction begins on Sunday, December 4 and runs through Sunday, December 11.  Among the exciting fishing trips and gear offered this year will be a trip with Shaw Grigsby one of the most influential anglers of our time.  The winning bidder will need to work around Grigsby’s busy tournament schedule and the filming of his TV show, but it will be more than worth it as Grigsby will not disappoint.

The Grigsby trip is just one of many terrific fishing opportunities that await potential bidders this year.  “We have a pretty awesome lineup, and we are still adding items to the list,” F3 Executive Director, Mark Gintert, said.  “The auction is right in the middle of holiday shopping; what a great opportunity to pick up a gift for that hard to buy for friend or loved one.”

All funds generated from the auction go to support F3 programs like Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs, as well as, its newest program, SuperFish, which is designed to bring a fishing based curriculum to the Junior High School classroom.

Keep watching the Future Fisherman Foundation website at www.futurefisherman.org for the complete posting of trips and merchandise in the coming week and get ready to bid starting December 4.  Thanks for your help ensuring the future of fishing!


Future Fisherman Foundation Ebay Auction Begins December 4; Help Promote the Future of Fishing!

Logo final-girl-smallMonday, October 24, Ponca City, Okla., – The Future Fisherman Foundation announced today that its  annual online auction will begin on Sunday, December 4 at 8am.  Interested bidders can go to Futurefisherman.org and follow the links to the eBay non-profit auction site to bid on a terrific list of fishing items and trips in a variety of different states. The auction will close on Sunday, December 11, so don’t miss your opportunity to get in on the action.

This is a terrific chance to book the trip of a lifetime with some of the country’s most experienced guides and pro anglers all while helping the Future Fisherman Foundation support its mission of “Ensuring the Future of Fishing” and legendary programs like Physh Ed and Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.

Interested in merchandise? Many top organizations have donated auction items to help support this worthwhile cause including signed memorabilia, tackle and artwork.

 Starting December 4, all trips and merchandise will be up for grabs and bidding is as simple as going to Futurefisherman.org and clicking on the “F3 Auctions” tab at the top.

Previous auctions have provided opportunities to fish with top Pro’s like Jacob Wheeler and Casey Ashley, as well as, trips with legends like Forrest Wood and Larry Nixon. Don’t miss your chance to see who is going to be on this year’s list and maybe you can land a trip of a lifetime.

Looking for a special Christmas gift? This is your chance to treat yourself or someone else to a great day on the water at some of the country’s best fishing hot spots.

Interested in donating an item to help support the cause? Please contact us HERE with questions.

All proceeds from the auction help the F3 Foundation with efforts to get young people involved in positive programs like fishing and the great outdoors.

Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling and the outdoors. These efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences that foster conservation ethics.