“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

“Wanted to personally thank you for all your hard work in organizing such a wonderful event. As a disabled veteran I was touched by the interest my boat captain made towards my service in the army. I have never fished for bass before and found the experience exhilarating and calming as the captain put us on the fish and taught us how to be successful. Thanks again. I would recommend this event to any veteran. “

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, receive a high-quality Lew’s rod & reel combo and Flambeau tackle bag, and will return to shore for lunch.

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

CAST Covid-19 Event Policy and Procedures

The CAST for Kids Foundation will be holding all 2020 events in compliance with CDC, National, State and local guidelines for Covid-19.  We will be following these guidelines for the safety, health and well-being of our participants, families, volunteers and staff.  If we can hold an event according to state guidelines, as states phase in their re-opening, we will. However, our events may look different than they have in the past. Lunch and awards may be broken into separate groups to enhance social distancing. At a minimum, we will be implementing 6’ social distancing guidelines and the use of protective measures like masks and hand sanitizers.  We are confident we have figured out how to provide a safe, relaxing, fun environment for everyone to enjoy at CAST for Kids events in 2020! However, it will be impossible to guarantee the safety of all CAST participants and volunteers. Please consider each of your individual risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic when making your decision to attend any CAST event.

Event Location

Lake Washington
Renton, Washington (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Bernadette Darby
(425) 345.9928

Photos & Video From This Event

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Puyallup Tribe, Volkswagen of Puyallup, Central Puget Sound Carpenter’s Local 30, Seattle Seahawks, Cater 4 U, Gary Yamamoto Baits, Sniper Lures, Corner Bakery, Starbucks, Tents & Events, City of Renton, Lew’s, Flambeau

Read About Past Events

2017 Event Recap:

Check out a video one of our amazing boat captains put together:

Warriors and their families arrived bright and early filled with anticipation for a great day of fishing. Boat captains eagerly awaited to be paired up with the warrior they would spend the morning without on their boat. The excitement was in the air and the beautiful Seattle weather was cooperating. Warriors grabbed a Lews’ rod & reel, Flambeau tackle bags, and a generous tackle pack provided by Yamamoto baits and Sniper Lures and headed out onto the water. They returned with stories to tell. Many caught multiple fish and were all smiles. The day ended with a delicious lunch catered and donated by Cater 4 U and Corner Bakery. Stomachs and hearts were full as our country was honored through the presentation of the colors by the American Legion. Many thanks to everyone who came out for this fun-filled event to attend and donate their time and resources. We are grateful for you!

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.