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9/15/21 Fishing for Freedom – Volunteers needed!

Fishing for Freedom is coming to Truman Lake Oct 8-10. Well over 100 veterans will have the chance to enjoy the great outdoors on the water fishing for bass and other species. More boaters are needed, as well as some additional volunteers to help with the event banquet. If you are interested and able to help, you can reach them at their website
Rules for the event: HERE

A Celebration of Freedom

American Warriors, we would like to invite you out for a weekend of camaraderie and outdoor recreation. Fishing for Freedom is a celebration of the freedoms we love with those who provide them for us. It is an opportunity for you to spend a day on the lake with some of the best bass anglers in the country. Fishing for Freedom brings together warriors with volunteer boaters for a day of tournament bass fishing in a relaxed fun filled celebration of the outdoors. This event is made possible by volunteers and paid for by local and corporate sponsors and private donations. All warrior participants will receive a pack of tackle donated by our sponsors and top finishers will receive trophies for their accomplishments. Dinner Saturday night, Breakfast Sunday morning, and BBQ lunch after the weigh-in Sunday will all be provided. Lodging for warriors on Saturday and Sunday nights will be provided.. We will contact the warriors two weeks prior to the event with your lodging assignments.


Although you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own fishing tackle, volunteer boaters will have rods, reels, lures, and life vests for your use during the tournament. All that warriors need to bring is a valid Missouri fishing license that you can obtain at or any tackle shop throughout Missouri, a snack or sandwich for while you are on the lake, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing in case of inclement weather. The one day fishing license will work and costs only $7. If you are a recovering wounded warrior, and or a rehabilitating service member there is no fishing license is required.

This event is open to all active duty, reserve, national guard, and wounded warriors (service members who are currently recovering and rehabilitating from injuries or who were wounded fighting the Global War on Terrorism and who have returned to their units or transitioned to civilian life), and all GWOT veterans who have served overseas fighting the GWOT. All angling skill levels are welcomed from those who have never touched a rod and reel to the accomplished bass fishermen.

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Hope to see you at this year’s event. Thank You for your service and sacrifice to keep this country free.

Tentative Schedule

Friday 8 Oct 2021:

  • 6-8pm Fishing Seminar and social hosted by Anglers Port Marine

Saturday 9 Oct 2021:

  • 9am-12pm Fish Stakes at Long shoal Marina
  • 4-6 pm Pre tournament meeting / checkin at Leesville Elementary School 823 SE Highway 7
    Clinton, MO   64735
  • 6 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm tournament pairings

Sunday 10 Oct 2021:

  • 5-7 am breakfast at Long shoal Marina
  • 7 am Launch
  • 2 pm Weigh-in followed by BBQ Lunch and Awards Ceremony
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