Inaugural F3 On-line Auction a Huge Success!

The Future Fisherman Foundation completed its first on-line fundraising auction to support youth aquatic education and training programs across the United States with great success!

Sixty-eight items including music memorabilia, artwork and guided fishing trips went up for bid on Thursday, November 17.  When the auction wrapped up on the following Tuesday, almost all of the items were claimed by generous bidders from across the country. Read More

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. Read More

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 www.futurefisherman.org, 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! Read More


The Future Fisherman Foundation Announces Florida “Train the Trainers” Seminar October 22nd and 23rd

Sept. 12, 2011 – The Future Fisherman Foundation and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have announced a regional training seminar for all parties interested in aquatic education training. Camp Ocala, located at 18533 NFS 535 Altoona, Fl. 32702 will be the site of this year’s event.

This seminar is open to not only teachers from around the state, but also 4H leaders, Boy/Girls Scout leaders, FFA personnel and a host of others who are interested in getting students involved with aquatic education. Learning the principles of successful programs, such as Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs, will be the focus of this two day seminar. Read More


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.  Read More


Future Fisherman Foundation Teams with Arkansas Game and Fish in Training Seminar

The Future Fisherman Foundation and The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently partnered with several other agencies to conduct a “Train the Trainers” seminar at the Hot Springs Convention Center in conjunction with the FLW Forrest Wood Cup Bass Fishing Tournament.

Sponsored in part through a grant from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, attendees from 16 different states attended the seminar, designed specifically for training community and group leaders on how to get involved with aquatic education programs like Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs. The main focus of the seminar was to enable attendees to go back to their communities and train other trainers on the techniques and methods required to be successful with these programs. Read More

Future Fishing Foundation (F3) Names New Executive Director

July 6, 2011 – Ponca City, OK

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. Read More



There is no better way to reconnect our children with nature than taking them fishing! The Future Fisherman Foundation and our partners create, facilitate, and enable community and school based programs to design and deliver hands-on fishing experiences for all children.

We believe that fishing is not only a great way to get our children unplugged and engaged in a healthy outdoor activity, it is an ideal way to develop an appreciation for our fragile aquatic resources; to provide important real world experiences in the sciences and to foster a love of the out of doors. Please join with us as we work to ensure the FUTURE of fishing.

How You Can Get Involved

Visit our program pages and learn what you can do in your community to ensure the future of fishing through our Physh Ed National Grant Program, Department Of Justice/Boys and Girls Club Program and Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs Programs.

Join with us as we help to Ensure the Future of Fishing!

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him/her the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson