“It is a very therapeutic outlet to get me out of my house and on the beautiful water with amazing boat owners who CARED and gave me a morning of stress free fishing; having a fun time, and meeting others at the event.” – Warrior, American Lake, WA

This Take a Warrior Fishing event is designed to support military personnel and their families, specifically targeting persons assigned to Warrior Transition Commands, by creating an adaptive, community-based outdoor recreation experience through the sport of fishing.  Participants will have the opportunity to spend a morning on the water targeting a variety of species of fish and will return to shore for a BBQ lunch.

All equipment is provided to participants and licenses are not needed.


Event Location

Lake Washington
Renton, Washington (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Jessica Kelly





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2016 Event Recap:

We enjoyed our beautiful fall day at American Lake, as we paired up nearly 50 warriors and their families with 19 experienced fishermen. They were all out on the water and had 4 hours of fishing before heading back in for lunch provided by the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club. Everyone caught fish, with a personal best caught that day! We also had some big trout in the net pens at the beach for those who wanted to stay onshore. Thanks to the WDFW for making that an option at the event this year. We heard all the stories at lunch as each boat came up to tell us about their day.

2013 Event Media coverage:

King 5’s Evening Magazine, Renton Reporter, Renton Reporter (another article, this one with photos)

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

City of Lakewood, Volkswagen of Puyallup, Carpenter’s Union Local 30, Western Bass Club, Starbucks Coffee, Kiwanis – Steilacoom, Lew’s, Yamamoto Baits, Sniper Lures, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Plano Tackle Systems, & C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation

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