Wish to Fish Foundation

Wish to Fish Foundation
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fishing trips for children with life-threatening illness or accident

Lake Fork, Texas fishing trips for children

"Every child deserves a chance to fish!" Children diagnosed or who have experienced a life-threatening illness or accident sometimes do not have an opportunity. Now through the "Wish to Fish Foundation" they can have that day in the sun with their family.

fishing trips for children free
For scheduling or more information contact:
Don Hampton
903-383-7748 or
Email Us

The Program:
Any family with a child between the ages 3 to 18 years of age that has been diagnosed or treated for a life-threatening illness or accident is invited to come fish Lake Fork for any species of fish at NO COST! Lodging, meals and fishing are provide for. This allows the family to spend quality time together without worries or expenses. The outing includes one night lodging, meals, refreshments, snacks, all on a 26' Triton Pontoon, (accompanied with a 9-1-1 chase boat for any emergency that may occur. All bait and fishing equipment provide. If you are, or know of a family that meets the above criteria, contact us!


The "Wish to Fish Foundation" needs your help!!!
Help us spread the word, we are here for children! If you know a family that has a child that meets our criteria, just tell them to call us. We will take over from there!

Lake Fork catfishing, crappie fishing, bass fishing, bream fishing or any species

No joy is greater felt than that of a child’s laughter while enjoying catching a fish. If that child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, the child’s laughter increases the joy tenfold. This is the reason members of “The Wish to Fish Foundation” feel blessed with each wish we grant.

Request A Wish
Request A Wish

Simply fill in and submit the form below and we will contact you.




pontoon boat donated by Bob and Vicki Davis to the Wish to Fish Foundation
A Special Thank You to
 Bob & Vicki Davis, Davis Brother's Construction, Houston, Texas for donating this 26' pontoon boat.
The Fisherman's Guide News
A.J.'s Fish House
Moser's Restaurant
Texas Trails Bassmasters of
Lake Fork
Sartin Marine
Service Marine
R & R Marine
Legend Boats
Gotcha Distributing
Lake Fork Trophy Lures
Wave Fishing
Froggy D's
Davis Brothers Construction
Lake Fork Lighthouse Resort
Jordan's Coffee Creek Marina
Oakridge Resort
ETS Systems



Wishes Granted:

Date Granted:
June 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2004


Victoria was the best fisherperson of all in the party. She not only out-fished members of her family but also members of the Texas Trails Bassmasters assisting in the operations of the program. She quit counting at 20, so we do not have an accurate account of just how many fish she caught that day.
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Victoria's Story and Fishing Trip

Victoria Gonzalez
Victoria Gonzalez

Nolan Vaughan
Nolan Vaughan
Date Granted:
March 24, 2005

inoperable brain tumors

Lake Fork’s own B.A.S.S touring pro Kelly Jordan, along with pros Bink Desaro, Brett Hite, Zachary Thompson, and Fred Roumanis presented Nolan with an autographed Citgo /Bassmaster cap. If this wasn’t a treat to make a young angler’s heart skip a beat, the appearance of Bassmaster Classic and 2003 Angler of the Year, Jay Yelas would. Jay came to greet Nolan, signed his cap and spoke with him like he’d known him all of his life.
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Nolan's Story and Fishing Trip
Date Granted:
November 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2005

Juvenile Myositis

Alissa not only caught a lot of fish on her Barbie rod, which did out fished every other rod on the pontoon, but she was successful in setting new Lake Fork lake body records.
Alissa is the mascot for the "Wish to Fish Foundation".
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Alissa's Story and Fishing Trip
Alissa Lewis
Alissa Lewis
Patrick & Katlin Collins along with Guy Eaker (center)
Patrick & Katlin Collins
Date Granted:
April 6th, 2007

Life threatening heart conditions

Patrick got his surprise trip and an even bigger surprise when BASS pros showed up to sign autographs at breakfast and lunch. The foundation also received a surprise when they found out about his 17-year old sister Katlin who would be accompanying him. (Pictured with Guy Eaker, professional angler)

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Patrick & Katlin's Story and Fishing Trip
Date Granted:
August 30th, 2008

Asthma, Right Middle Lobe Syndrome and Aspergers Syndrome

(Five wishes on one trip) During the course of the day all the children caught fish and were not limited to any one species. They were reeling in catfish, bream, bass, crappie and an abundance of smiles, giggles and laughter.
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Tinsley's Story and Fishing Trip

Tinsley Family
Tinsley Family
Andrew Petrea
Andrew Petrea
Date Granted:
November 1, 2008

Ependymoma brain tumor

Andrew loved to fish for catfish and Professional Catfish Guide Stan Kuhn took him to all his hot spots. Andrew was able to fish until he was worn out. His trip had 23 nice catfish put in the boat of which with the assistance of Stan and the directors were all filleted, bagged and iced down for the family to take home and have a nice fish fry or two.
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Andrew's Story and Fishing Trip

Be Inspired

"Bless the Beasts and The Children"
Karen Carpenter video (click the arrow)
Bless the beasts and the children
For in this world they have no voice
They have no choice

Bless the beasts and the children
For the world can never be
The world they see

Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them
Give them love
Let it shine all around them

Bless the beasts and the children
Give them shelter from a storm
Keep them safe
Keep them warm


Wishes Granted

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