Fishing with Vets is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide veterans, both active and retired, with an opportunity to fish some of the mid-west’s premier fishing destinations. The veterans are paired up with guides who are some of Midwest’s best fishermen/women. The main goal of our events is to create life-long memories and friendships for our veterans. To Those Who Served : To Those Still Serving
WHAT OUR VETS SAY
I’ve been fortunate enough to be a guest on 2 separate trips with “Fishing With Vets” both trips have had a huge positive influence on my life. The last trip they actually hosted a platoon reunion and reunited me with some of my brothers that I haven’t seen in almost 20 years. Fishing With Vets made our reunion one we will never forget! And to see the satisfaction of their board members and volunteers by bringing us together was genuinely felt by me and my platoon members. We were welcomed with open arms and taken care of beyond any of our expectations. To experience and witness first hand how fishing with vets executes their mission of giving back to veterans has me great full that such a organization exists.
“About 5 years ago, I was selected to go on a LOTW trip with FWV. It opened my eyes to groups like this that take veterans on trips for them to meet up with staff, volunteers, and other vets for the best camaraderie I could have asked for. I’ve made so many life-long friends, both veterans and civilians, I can’t imagine my life now if I hadn’t been selected for that one trip. Fishing With Vets has changed my life in such a positive way that I can not thank them enough, along with the dozens of volunteers for all the opportunities they as an organization offer to us veterans.”
TS, US Army, Staff Sargent, 22 yrs, Retired
“This group has given me the opportunity to get with others who are “like minded” and understand the feelings we go thru as Vets. Much bantering with the other services, loads of laughs, some tears, but all in all, tons of fun. To be selected is truly an honor and the staff does everything in their power to make the trip thoroughly enjoyable. Fishing With Vets is a fantastic organization from top to bottom.”
ME, L/Cpl USMC Retired, Semper Fi