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DOD Lake Heroes Bass Fishing Derby By Woods ~n~ Water – Penns Grove New Jersey

August 14, 2021 @ 5:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT

DOD Lake Heroes Bass Fishing Derby By Woods ~n~ Water - Penns Grove New Jersey
This is a FREE boat fishing event for Veterans/active duty Armed Forces & first responders. No License required.


This is a boat event for our Nation’s Heroes. Volunteer boaters will be paired with military and first responder participants for a FREE day of fishing on the water.

If a Hero has their own boat or a friend/family member that will take them out in one, they are welcome to do so. If not, we will team up each Hero with a volunteer boater.

If you have a boat, enjoy fishing and would like to volunteer, please do.

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Heroes do not need a fishing license for our events. NJ Fish & Wildlife have generously waived the need for a fishing license for all Woods ~n~ Water events. Volunteers and family members of the Heroes must have a valid fishing license in possession.

You do not have to have to be an experienced angler to participate in the derby. The derby is just for bragging rights and memories. For the past (2) derby events, volunteer boater (Marine Veteran) Bob has brought his Hero and himself to the winner’s circle. Last event, Bob & Hero Chastidy brought in several lunkers. Who will it be for this event???

Derby team trophy tournament format with awards going to:

*1st Big Bass Team (5 fish limit/12 inch minimum)

*1st Big Miscellaneous Team

*1st Big Panfish Team (Crappie/Perch)

(1) fishing rod per person at a time. Lures & live bait permitted

(2)people per boat

☆ We ask that everyone arrives by 5:30am ☆