Ponca City, Okla. – August, 28 2013 The Future Fisherman Foundation and the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour are teaming up to offer young anglers an opportunity to learn more about the sport of fishing. The partnership will offer a “Youth Fishing Experience” at the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Championship in Devils Lake, N.D., on Saturday, September 21. The experience will highlight the fishing industry and the growing movement of high school fishing clubs across the US.
Just wanted to let you know what a blast my Future Fisherman and I had with Capt. Randy Jacobson on the Long Island Sound. We caught this nice striper and a bunch of bluefish in the 12lb-14lb class. Capt. Randy was a class act and one of the best captains I have ever had the …View full post
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Dec. 15, 2014) – The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) announces a new program called SUPERFISH that is designed to bring a four-week fishing curriculum into junior high schools and their physical education classes. SUPERFISH will get its start as a 10-school pilot project, thanks to the BoatU.S. Foundation who is providing initial …View full post
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Nov. 13. 2014) – The Future Fisherman Foundation announces its annual online auction is scheduled for Dec. 1 – 8, and once again boasts an impressive lineup of outdoor products and guided fishing trips, fresh and saltwater, with the door still open for more to be added. The important fundraiser for the …View full post
Future Fisherman Foundation partners with Writer Kristopher Rutherford on “Nothin’ but Net” Ponca City, OK 7/07/14. The Future Fisherman Foundation is pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with Kristopher Rutherford to promote the sale of his new youth fishing book Nothin’ but Net. “We are very excited to be …View full post
Staff and students at the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and the Stables School spent the day learning the basics of fishing, conservation, fish biology and life skills at the beautiful surroundings of the legendary Kentucky Horse Park.
With several ponds within walking distance of the school the school provides the perfect setting to incorporate a fishing program with its students.
“This whole process started with a group of college students from Eastern Kentucky University’s Bass Fishing Team wanting to give back and help the students in this school,” stated Mark Gintert the F3 Executive Director. “They connected Dean of Students Brian McIntyre with me and from there we started to build a program to get the Stables students involved in fishing. What a terrific example of a group of students wanting to give back to the sport they love,” added Gintert.
Over 40 volunteers from around the state of New Jersey attended the Future Fisherman Foundation Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs training seminar held last weekend in Matawan NJ. The group spent 1 ½ days learning the fundamentals of teaching this legendary program to students. The group was also invited to listen to the long range program plans from NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Jim Sciascia who is the Chief of Information and Education for the state. Mr. Sciascia gave the group an outline of where they would like to concentrate their funding and efforts as they build their HOFNOD program across the state.
PONCA CITY, OK. (February 4, 2013) — Outdoor retailers across the country now have another great way to support the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) while earning a nice profit at the same time! Participating retailers can purchase an F3 Point of Purchase Fundraising Display for selling top-quality sunglasses and F3’s “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs” window stickers.
PONCA CITY, OK. (1/15/13) — Cheesequake State Park at 300 Gordon Road in Matawan, N.J. is the location of the next Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs training seminar announced today by the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) and the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The workshop dates are Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24. The park is conveniently located off the Garden State Parkway about 35 minutes from Newark Airport. Restaurants and lodging are available in surrounding towns.
On Thursday December 13th the Future Fisherman Foundation will offer a “Second Chance Auction” for those who missed the annual event held just before Thanksgiving.
“With the success of our annual auction event, we have had a few additional captains come forward and offer some exciting trips to some great destinations,” commented F3 Executive Director, Mark Gintert. “Combine that with a couple of trips that we had left over and you have a terrific “Second Chance” opportunity to get a very nice Christmas Gift for that someone who is very hard to buy for,” added Gintert.
Mr. Keeton has been involved in The Bass Federation (TBF) for over 20 years, serving as the Kentucky State TBF President for more than 10 years. He also serves as treasurer on the TBF Executive Board of Directors. In addition to his duties as a board member, Mr. Keeton also will become the F3 Board Treasurer.