A day of tournament-style fishing for Veterans is set for July 26 at Castaic Lake. Registration is now closed for the event.
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The event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and family members of the Veterans participating are welcome.
“We sincerely appreciate everything they’ve done for us,” said said John Barron of Top Stick Tours. “The sacrifices they have made for us, this is just a small way to show appreciateion for those sacrifices to give them a day of fishing to take their minds off of anything else.”
The tournament fishing will begin at 8 a.m. and run through 12 p.m.
Fregoso Outdoor Foundation and Top Stick Tours officials have partnered up to bring this event together.
“This event is close to all of our hearts. We recognize that a special thanks is always appropriate to all who have served, putting everything on the line, to keep us free,” Barron said. “This event is a small way to say “Thank You”, and it comes from the heart.”
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All adults are required to have a fishing license and entry to the lake is free for the event.
“This is the second year we have been able to partner with Top Stick Tours at Castaic Lake. Last year was “off the hook” (pun intended), and we look forward to this years event to be even better,” Cox said. “Thank you John Barron and all of the Bass Anglers, who come out to show our Vets and their family’s a great time fishing.”
The Fregoso Outdoor Foundation focuses on providing first class sporting and recreational programs. The foundation uses the physical, emotional, and social interests of our warriors and their families, as well as recognizing developmental principles, to offer diversified activities that help gain self-confidence and self-esteem, re-enforce active lifestyles, increase self-reliance; and the skills to adopt a constructive new hobby.
They partner with professional outfitters to provide the knowledge and skills so all their participants are receiving the best possible experience. Their goal as a foundation is to offer programs where veterans, military members, and families can learn or gain the skills and interests of an activity that will get them together outdoors, according to their website.
There are 30 boats provided and all have been filled.
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Veterans will be paired up with professional bass fisherman for the day. An official weigh in for the fish, prizes and barbeque are scheduled for after the event.
The volunteer group, Friends of Castaic Lake have sponsored the event as well.
Update: Tuesday 1:45 p.m.
“We actually booked up our entire event, we have 39 veterans attedning the event,” said Ed Cox of the Fregoso Outdoor Foundation. “This is double anything else we have done in the past. Most are attendees local and a big number is coming out of the Veterans Affairs office.”
Source: Santa Clarita News