This is the annual NY BASS Nation's "Take A Soldier Fishing" event. Volunteer boaters host either 1 or 2 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) stationed at Fort Drum NY for a 1/2 day of fishing followed by a BBQ luncheon.
Boaters are asked to provide rod, reel & lures along with a lifevest or PDF for the Soldiers to use for the day.
Prizes are awarded for the biggest fish in several categories; drum, carp, catfish, crappie, perch, rockbass, bowfin
6 AM - NY BASS Event Staff Arrive
6:30 AM- Boaters and Soldiers arrive, register and receive free coffee & donuts
8:00 AM - Safety Briefing & Boater/Soldier pairings
8:30 AM - Launch Boats
1 PM - Return for offical weigh-in and BBQ Lunch served
3:30 PM- Fish Catch Prizes awarded
4 PM - Event ends
To sign up as a volunteer boater or to support shore duty contact Burnie Haney at email@example.com or text (315) 408-7622
Volunteer Boaters let me know if you can host one (1) or two (2) Soldiers and provide a good phone # where I can reach you.
Soldiers can sign up with the Fort Drum FMWR begining April 24th.
Unit First Sergeants will be provided complete event details from the Fort Drum FMWR.