“Salmon for Soldiers” Fishing Event

1st Annual Salmon for Soldiers Fishing Event
August 10th, 2013
Port of Everett, Washington
Event Headquarters – Bayside Marine

The Outdoor Line on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Take a Warrior Fishing foundation are presenting the 1st Annual “Salmon for Soldiers” fishing event in Everett, Washington on Saturday, August 10th. What better way to say THANK YOU to our young wounded veterans than to spend a great day fishing with them on the Puget Sound.

The forecast calls for a record run of pink salmon to the Puget Sound this summer and August is also a great time to hook into a king salmon or perhaps an early silver salmon. Fish will be caught, these young soldiers will smile, and you’ll get to meet some of America’s genuine war hero’s. Everyone wins at an event like this!

We expect as many as 100 wounded veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to participate in the event and we need boats, boats, and more boats to help the cause. You can be responsible for putting a smile on these young soldiers faces, many of whom have been wounded in combat and are now trying to put their lives back together here at home.

Here’s the “Salmon for Soldiers” schedule for August 10th, 2013:

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. – Check in and Boat Assignments
6:30 a.m. – 173rd Airborne Association presents the American Flag, Pledge of Allegiance
7:00 a.m. – FISH ON!
3:00 p.m. – Check in, BBQ, and Raffle

Where – Everett Marina 10th Street Boat Launch and Bayside Marine

In association and cooperation with Project Healing Waters, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Take a Warrior Fishing,  and The Outdoor Line on 710 ESPN Seattle

Griffin Maclean Insurance
Lamiglas Fishing Rods
Daiwa Reels
Bayside Marine
John’s Sporting Goods
Bargreen Ellison Restaurant Supply
Sportco/Outdoor Emporium
Prince of Wales Sportfishing
Kvinsland Dentistry
The Outdoor Line
Beau Mac Enterprises
Truck Vault
Mays Archery
Grizzly Coolers
Salmon and Steelhead Journal
Silver Horde Tackle
Mar Don Resort
X Rodz
Adaptive Fishing Systems

Participating Organizations
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Project Healing Waters, Warrior Transition Battalion, Washington State Veteran’s Centers, Chapter #16 of the 173rd Airborne Association

As many as 100 O.E.F. and O.I.F. wounded veterans and their caretakers will be participating in this event and boats are needed. To volunteer your boat, time and fishing gear to this great cause, or if you know a wounded warrior that would like to go out, please contact Randy Shelton at 425-330-0415 or by email at cabincreekadventures@yahoo.com.

This is going to be a great event and the crew at Salmon for Soldiers appreciates any help you can provide. Contact either Randy Shelton or Rob Endsley to see how you can get involved.

Salmon for Soldiers Contact Info:

Randy Shelton

Sponsors and Raffle Prizes
Rob Endsley

To Assist with Food and Beverages
Bayside Marine
(425) 252-3088

20 thoughts on ““Salmon for Soldiers” Fishing Event

    • While we are currently running 66 boats, I would love to put you in our reserve pool in the event one of our boats can’t make it……..Thanks much

  1. I’m not a wounded warrior but am Active Duty and would still like to sign up, if I still qualify, myself and the wife. Please let me know if I can still sign up. Thank you. Timothy Crouch + 1.

    • I left a message on your phone for you to call me when you get the chance. Have a great day…..

    • If you still need more boats or help, I have a 19 foot searay with 2 downriggers.


  2. Hi Bruce
    I am looking for a few backup boats in the event we have one go down with mechanical issues. You can reach me at 425.330.0415 if you would consider that……Thanks much

  3. I am a wounded warrior here in the Seattle area. I have a 14′ smokercraft and would like to be a part of this if possible. Please let me know what I can do to help


  4. I would love to help out. I’m not a wounded warrior but served in the 101st Airborne 20 years ago and am an avid fisherman now. I have a 23 foot 2007 Rouge jet boat. Inboard engine Jet 8.1 – made for catching fish. I’m happy to provide all rods, tackle & drinks.

    I can take out 2 warriors (with their spouses/friends) total 4 people I can host. I will be there with my wife helping.

  5. My son is a combat injured US Marine (Daniel Centilli). He has been diagnosed with PTSD, TBI and Bi Polar Disorder. He recently was released from a psychiatric (Military) hospital after four months there to be stabilized. He is unexpectedly getting to come home for the holidays (12/23 – 01/05).

    I was looking for something that he and his Dad might be able to do together – they are avid fisherman and love to hunt. Do yall have anything available soon or something he might qualify for in the near future? It has been a really rough year for our family.

    Any information would be so helpful!

    • Hi Alana you may not remember me but my name is Connor Tapley, we met once before on the Island. Daniel was my rack mate and best bud through boot camp and SOI we did great about keeping in touch for years but eventually lost track of each other. I have periodically been trying to track him down for the last few years and just now during another so far unsuccessful attempt I stumbled this (now 3 year old) post. My email is connor.tapley@gmail.com and my cell is 901-820-6844. If you get this and have any way that I would be able to contact him or if you could just let him know I think about him often I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

  6. I can fish two or three.I would love to get involved. 19′ Alumaweld with canvas. These are my home waters. Feel free to contact any time by email or phone. 425-327-1245

  7. Hi Randy,

    I would love to reserve for a family of 3 on your projected date of 9/17/2016 Salmon Trip. Please give me a call or email 253-268-8685.

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