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Still Livin' The Dream Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament

by YakAttack

Heroes on the Water is an organization near and dear to our hearts, and supporting our country's veterans is something we will always stand behind. In memory of Jim Dolan, the founder of Heroes on the Water, HOW is hosting the 2nd annual Livin' the Dream Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament. This is a month long tournament that takes place September 11 to October 10, 2021.

Tournament Details

Tournament Boundaries:

All fish entered must be caught in public waterways (i.e., hooked, fought, and landed) from a kayak in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.

Target Saltwater Species:

  • Lingcod – 6 points per inch
  • Rockfish – 8 points per inch
  • Cabezon – 9 points per inch
  • Saltwater Bass – 9 points per inch
  • Striped Bass – 7 points per inch
  • Saltwater - log as many fish as possible, and the overall combined points will be used.

    Important Dates:

    Registration is open from Thursday, August 5, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021. Here is the LINK to the official tournament page.

    Fishing takes place from September 11, 2021 to October 10, 2021 via iAngler.

    Organization Background

    Heroes on the Water, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, utilizes alternative wellness programs to serve veterans, first responders and their families. These experiential programs incorporate structured activities proven to improve the lives of these men and women. Each experience reduces the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while providing much-needed camaraderie and support.

    The primary proven therapy utilized by Heroes on the Water is kayak fishing. Volunteer-led chapters around the United States hold events which are free for our nation’s heroes. Recurring activities give these heroes and their families a lifelong social network with like-minded people. No experience or equipment is needed, and kayak fishing is adaptive to those with disabilities.

    Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is dedicated to providing veterans services through recurring therapy and growing our volunteer chapter base. In 2018, we officially opened our services to first responders and their families. Our programs are proven to be effective and provide heroes with a way to positively improve their lives, enhance their family dynamic, and impact their community. Here is the LINK to learn more.

    Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament