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Fishing for Freedom

Posted: 9/3/2009

Fishing for Freedom 2009 has been scheduled for Saturday, October 10th on Lake Belton in Central Texas! The Central Texas Marine Dealers, Inc. in cooperation with the United States Army MWR at Fort Hood, Texas will host our returning Active Duty Heroes in addition to retired Military for all branches of service in a FREE BASS TOURNAMENT!

The 2009 Fishing for Freedom Event will be headquartered out of the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) on Fort Hood. According to Cliff Brown, Owner / General Manager of Texas Boat World in Killeen, “Fishing for Freedom is one way that our community may say thanks to those who have and continue to put their lives on the line for our country. Our desire is to offer a guided fishing experience to every interested soldier.” Texas Bass Fishermen along with community, state and national sponsors will provide the resources.

Up to 200 hundred Bass Fishermen from across the state will volunteer to take a soldier fishing. Teams will be paired by randem assignment. The potential for a “full field” will place 200 boats and 400 fishermen on Lake Belton during the Fishing for Freedom event!

Each soldier will fish with a seasoned bass angler volunteer who will provide the boat, fuel and also fishing equipment if necessary. Tournament fishing will begin on Saturday, October 10th at “Safe Light” as determined by the tournament director.

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