Mentoring programs


When you give the family a fish, you feed them for a day. When you teach the family to fish you feed them for a lifetime. Get Hooked Foundation was created to introduce at-risk children and families to the joy of the outdoors.


Mentors of the foundation work closely with children of all ages and from all walks of life to teach and to inspire. Children are taught to utilize, interact and care for the aquatic eco-systems that surrounds them.



























There are four major areas of instruction:

  • Basic fishing skills

  • Aquatic conservation and stewardship

  • Ethical conduct and responsibilities

  • Water safety


Hands-on activities include:

  • Equipment selection & preparation

  • Casting methods

  • Knot tying

  • Tackle crafting

  • Fly tying

  • Fish identification

  • Fish printing

  • Regulation awareness

  • Catch and release


Benefits of the program:

  • Outside activity that connects kids with nature

  • Healthy watersheds

  • Improved self-esteem

  • Personal skill development

  • Personal responsibility & ethics

  • Problem solving skills

  • Individual & teamwork development

  • Environmental awareness

  • Fun!


For more information on upcoming events, please visit our event registration page.


Schools and non-profit organizations interested in additional programs can contact us directly for more information.

Become A Mentor

Seeing the joy on a child's face when they catch a fish for the first time is enough to take the time to volunteer. The clean pacific Northwest air will leave you feeling refreshed and fulfilled and the warm welcome and family atmosphere will keep you coming back to participate. 


Get Hooked volunteers are fundamental in helping the Get Hooked Foundation create successful and memorable events for the community.


Volunteers may be asked to aid in stocking fish, handing out fishing poles and general crowd management. 

We couldn't do this with out you. ​

    Angler Mentorship Program

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