Fishing for Freedom

Note: This event has already passed.

Date: Oct 6 2018

Boats depart at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, at safe light Saturday morning - N. Nolan Road and Cottage Road Fort Hood, Texas 76544 United States Google Map

This event is one of the ways that the Fort Hood community says "Thank you" to those who have served and those that continue to put their lives on the line for our country.

Up to 300 bass fishermen from across the nation will volunteer to take a Soldier fishing, with the potential for a full field of 300 boats and 600 fishermen on Lake Belton during the event. Each Soldier will fish with a volunteer bass angler, including some pro anglers, who will provide the boat, fuel and fishing equipment (if
necessary). Entry Rules and Details


Cash and Prizes awarded including
First Place:
New Triton 2019 TRX189. Valued at $32,495. Powered by a Mercury 115 HP engine.



Free and Open to Soldiers from all branches of the military, both active duty and retired. Participation is open to all individuals who are 18 years of age or older or who have served or currently serving in our armed forces; however each team must consist of at least one active duty service member or retired veteran.

Registration Info

The official Fishing for Freedom online entry application available now.


+1 (254)699-9151 or +1 (254)773-9931

Fishing for Freedom is an event part of the OPWS Celebration

Operation Phantom Warrior Salute


Learn about the Variety of Events - October 6-20, 2018

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2018 celebrates the 100 years of III Corps! Within these 100 years, our Fort Hood Soldiers have and continue to protect our nation through deployments, hard work, and dedication. For the past 15 years Fort Hood Soldiers have steadily been deploying to protect our nation. Operation Phantom Warrior Salute is taking the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful Soldiers, their Family members, retirees, and the surrounding community for all they endure and contribute!