The mission of The Ike Foundation® is to get kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially those who have not had the opportunity to do so. Ike’s Youth Fishing Tournament Trail was created to expand that mission with the introduction of fishing from a bass boat. The inaugural event was held on Lenape Lake, Hamilton Township, NJ and the second event took place on Lums Pond, Bear, DE. Young anglers, ages 8-18 (18 and a high school student) of all…

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The Ike Foundation® held its 7th Annual Ike’s Pro-Am Bass Tournament on the Chesapeake Bay in North East Maryland. Anglers from all over the region came out to support The Ike Foundation® and their mission to get more kids fishing and in the outdoors. It was a bright, beautiful day on the water but the fishing was said to be a little tough. With that said, the top five winners all had bags of over 17 lbs with the winners,…

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The 52nd annual Bismarck Tribune Sport Show was held at the Bismarck Event Center on February 11-13, 2022 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Professional anglers duo JR Carter and Kris Walcker were honored to have this seminar again in hopes of growing the sport of fishing through education and outreach. This year 44 kids and 38 adults learned about ice fishing and open water safety, proper clothing for the conditions, fish identification, preventing aquatic invasive species, state fishing laws, how to…

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Mike Iaconelli and The Ike Foundation® are proud to announce The Ike Foundation® Youth Fishing Tournament Trail. This endeavor has been on the minds of Mike and Becky Iaconelli for many years and is set to launch this spring. The Ike Foundation® currently hosts kids bank fishing events, most recently in Northeast, Maryland and previously in Camden, New Jersey. The mission of The Ike Foundation® is to get kids fishing and, in the outdoors, especially those who have not had…

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 The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recently held its inaugural online auction to raise funds in support of Keep America Fishing. Keep America Fishing (KAF) is the association’s grassroots advocacy program that provides our nation’s 55 million anglers a way to let their voices be heard when fisheries policy and management decisions will impact recreational fishing. “Keep America Fishing helps give the American angler a voice in the halls of Congress and in state legislatures across the county,” said ASA President…

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