“My favorite part was interacting with my fisherman and seeing the smile on his face! Makes me remember to not sweat the small stuff and appreciate what I have.” – Volunteer Boater, Patoka Lake

“The pontoon boat allowed my son to stay in his wheelchair, yet still board the boat and actively fish! The awards ceremony at the end was so moving!!! To see each child get a round of applause and hear each individual story of their time fishing was so amazing!! I also LOVED how each boat captain bonded with each kid!” – Parent of Participant, Patoka Lake

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 6 – 18, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!

Event Itinerary

Our C.A.S.T. for Kids events include lots of fun and celebration! You can expect 2-3 hours of fishing, a delicious lunch and an awards celebration where your child will receive a personalized plaque. The event will start at 8:00 am and will end at 1:00 pm. Please note a parent or guardian must be present with your child for the entirety of the event. If you are volunteering for this event you should expect about 6-7 hours of time at event, arriving before participants and staying after to help wrap things up. This is a day of fishing the children, families and volunteers will never forget! 


Event Location

Patoka Lake State Park – South Ramp
3084 North Dillard Road
Birdseye, IN 47513 (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Chris Flickner
(812) 267-4794


Video From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

First Harrison Bank, Meade County Bank, Jasper Bassmasters, Bass Pro Shops, Crappie Magnet, C & R Construction, MCWHORTER, Edward Jones, Jones Machine & Tool Inc., Lopp Realtors – SDS Group, Wiseman Door Service, Robertson Crushed Stone, Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home, Dubois County Sportsmen Club