Heroes on the Water

Heroes on the Water
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Heroes on the Water

JOIN US FOR A TWO WEEK LONG TOURNAMENT HONORING OUR FOUNDER, JIM DOLAN. Seven (7) tournaments, both salt water and freshwater. Tournaments begin September 16, 2023 and run through October 1, 2023. SIGN UP FOR YOUR REGION TODAY.

Heroes on the Water, a 501(c)(3) veterans charity, creates alternative wellness programs to serve veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families.

The primary proven therapy utilized by Heroes on the Water is kayak fishing. Volunteer-led chapters around the United States hold events which are free for our nation’s heroes. Recurring activities give these heroes and their families a lifelong social network with like-minded people.

Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is dedicated to providing veterans services through recurring therapy and growing our volunteer chapter base. In 2018, we officially opened our services to first responders and their families. Our programs are proven to be effective and provide heroes with a way to positively improve their lives, enhance their family dynamic, and impact their community.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place depending on number of participants.

NOTE: Tournament Rule Update - A maximum of 3hp internal combustion engine or electrical propulsion is permitted on your kayak.


Upcoming Tournaments
Date 09/16/2023
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
Date 09/16/2023
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Date 09/16/2023
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky
Date 09/16/2023
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico
Date 09/16/2023
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Date 09/16/2023
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky
Date 09/16/2023
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico
Past Tournaments
Date 09/10/2022 to 10/10/2022
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico
Date 09/10/2022 to 10/10/2022
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky
Date 09/10/2022 to 10/09/2022
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Date 09/10/2022 to 10/09/2022
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky
Date 09/10/2022 to 10/09/2022
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Date 09/10/2022 to 10/09/2022
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
Date 09/10/2022 to 10/09/2022
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico
Date 09/11/2021 to 10/10/2021
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Date 09/11/2021 to 10/10/2021
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico
Date 09/11/2021 to 10/10/2021
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
Date 09/11/2021 to 10/10/2021
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky
Date 09/11/2021 to 10/10/2021
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Date 09/11/2021 to 10/10/2021
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky
Date 09/11/2021 to 10/10/2021
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico
Date 09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
All public waters within the NE region which includes ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, PA, RI, NJ, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA and KY
Date 09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
All public waters within the Western region which includes NM, CO, WY, MT, ID, UT, AZ, CA, OR, WA, AK, and HI
Date 09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
All public waters within the Southern region which includes NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, MS, AR, LA, OK and TX
Date 09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
All public waters within the NE region which includes ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, PA, RI, NJ, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA and KY
Date 09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
All public waters within the Western region which includes NM, CO, WY, MT, ID, UT, AZ, CA, OR, WA, AK, and HI
Date 09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
All public waters within the Southern region which includes NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, MS, AR, LA, OK and TX
Date 09/12/2020 to 10/11/2020
All public waters within the North Central region which includes OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE and KS
Top Anglers
Here are the Stars of this series along with the number of fish they caught in previous tournaments
  Dustin Nichols
173 Fish
Points 20658.85
Tournaments 3
  Rudy Yarworth
71 Fish
Points 9558.37
Tournaments 2
  Kathleen Simon
58 Fish
Points 7786.60
Tournaments 1
  Milton Cox
87 Fish
Points 7733.61
Tournaments 1
  Eloy Custodio
37 Fish
Points 5161.87
Tournaments 1
  Joel Smith
30 Fish
Points 4516.12
Tournaments 2
  Andrew Dibbern
34 Fish
Points 4431.25
Tournaments 4
  Daniel Jones
32 Fish
Points 3798.25
Tournaments 2
  Stephen Stark
25 Fish
Points 3703.87
Tournaments 1
  Thomas Bulger Jr
24 Fish
Points 3274.62
Tournaments 3
  Tim Markgraf
21 Fish
Points 3045.76
Tournaments 1
  Joshua Yarworth
26 Fish
Points 3035.88
Tournaments 1
  Chuck Wrenn
18 Fish
Points 2708.00
Tournaments 4
  Craig Van Brocklin
15 Fish
Points 2533.50
Tournaments 1
Jesse Berguson
16 Fish
Points 2516.69
Tournaments 1
  Robert Townsend
11 Fish
Points 1565.50
Tournaments 1
  James Cooper
15 Fish
Points 1492.12
Tournaments 4
  David Jaramillo III
8 Fish
Points 1164.00
Tournaments 1
  Zachariah Clift
10 Fish
Points 1130.75
Tournaments 1
  Mike Armstrong
8 Fish
Points 1022.37
Tournaments 4
  Rex McNamara
10 Fish
Points 914.00
Tournaments 1
  JT HICKMAN
22 Fish
Points 586.87
Tournaments 3
  Joshua Lovaas
10 Fish
Points 578.05
Tournaments 2
  Brandon Henning
26 Fish
Points 559.25
Tournaments 3
  James Mathison
4 Fish
Points 558.00
Tournaments 1
  Tim Crabtree
6 Fish
Points 547.37
Tournaments 1
  Nathan Hutson
4 Fish
Points 546.12
Tournaments 1
  Jeremy Hickman
5 Fish
Points 539.62
Tournaments 1
Will Manske
4 Fish
Points 538.50
Tournaments 1
  Chris Smith
5 Fish
Points 521.00
Tournaments 1
  Teddy Wolff
3 Fish
Points 513.00
Tournaments 1
  Jamie Newcombe
4 Fish
Points 512.12
Tournaments 1
  Ed Knoll
12 Fish
Points 492.50
Tournaments 5
  Darrell Olson
16 Fish
Points 489.88
Tournaments 4
  Kenneth Miller
6 Fish
Points 486.00
Tournaments 2
  Trevor Chadwick
3 Fish
Points 483.00
Tournaments 1
  Pete Chart
7 Fish
Points 456.88
Tournaments 1
Zachary Chart
4 Fish
Points 431.38
Tournaments 1
  Michael Bauer
13 Fish
Points 429.26
Tournaments 1
  Dave Easton
10 Fish
Points 425.50
Tournaments 1
  Pancho Ortega
5 Fish
Points 404.00
Tournaments 1
  William Strasburg
12 Fish
Points 391.24
Tournaments 2
  Dwayne Taff
16 Fish
Points 368.62
Tournaments 3
  George Tice
6 Fish
Points 322.00
Tournaments 1
  Ben Crews
4 Fish
Points 310.50
Tournaments 2
  Colan Bukowski
2 Fish
Points 289.00
Tournaments 1
  Chris Tweedy
3 Fish
Points 287.75
Tournaments 1
  Steve Sell
5 Fish
Points 279.38
Tournaments 1
  Dean Thomas
5 Fish
Points 262.00
Tournaments 3
  Hop Nguyen
13 Fish
Points 245.25
Tournaments 2
  Kevin Franklin
1 Fish
Points 225.00
Tournaments 1
  Derwin Chang
1 Fish
Points 184.50
Tournaments 2
  Michael Libertini
6 Fish
Points 172.50
Tournaments 3
Matthew Price
1 Fish
Points 163.62
Tournaments 1
  Jason Dingle
13 Fish
Points 163.00
Tournaments 2
  Bob Strempek
6 Fish
Points 161.50
Tournaments 1
  Steven Burge
2 Fish
Points 161.50
Tournaments 1
  Fernando Navarro
1 Fish
Points 153.00
Tournaments 1
  Rodolfo Reyes Jr
1 Fish
Points 148.75
Tournaments 2
  Dave Inbody
1 Fish
Points 146.62
Tournaments 2
  Jaime Miller
1 Fish
Points 144.00
Tournaments 3
Steve Sell
13 Fish
Points 140.25
Tournaments 2
  Robert Marlow
1 Fish
Points 140.00
Tournaments 1
  Amy Angelopoulos
1 Fish
Points 123.25
Tournaments 2
  Steve Graff
1 Fish
Points 123.25
Tournaments 2
  Dave Fineran
1 Fish
Points 114.75
Tournaments 2
  Deric Miller
12 Fish
Points 110.75
Tournaments 1
  Michael Prevost
13 Fish
Points 107.75
Tournaments 1
  William Phillips
10 Fish
Points 105.25
Tournaments 2
  Mark Campos
14 Fish
Points 103.00
Tournaments 2
  Robert Smith
9 Fish
Points 99.25
Tournaments 1
  David Cobbs
13 Fish
Points 97.00
Tournaments 2
  Ryan Reardon
15 Fish
Points 96.00
Tournaments 1
  Scott McCall
3 Fish
Points 95.62
Tournaments 1
  Kenneth Ferguson
11 Fish
Points 94.75
Tournaments 1
  Mike Blatt
13 Fish
Points 93.25
Tournaments 1
  Cathy Dolan Knoll
6 Fish
Points 91.75
Tournaments 5
  Derek Brazauskas
10 Fish
Points 89.00
Tournaments 1
  Gary McCay
9 Fish
Points 88.75
Tournaments 1
  Nicholas Beltran
9 Fish
Points 86.50
Tournaments 1
  Morgan Rasco
7 Fish
Points 85.00
Tournaments 1
  Mike Christopher
1 Fish
Points 85.00
Tournaments 1
  Brian Martin
6 Fish
Points 82.00
Tournaments 1
  Alan Horrocks
11 Fish
Points 72.25
Tournaments 1
  Jason Theobald
12 Fish
Points 70.75
Tournaments 1
  Marvin Forte
5 Fish
Points 70.25
Tournaments 1
  Josh Penney
3 Fish
Points 58.00
Tournaments 1
  Joshua Dugger
5 Fish
Points 57.25
Tournaments 1
  Matthew Brandt
4 Fish
Points 52.25
Tournaments 1
  Darrell Anspaughsnow
3 Fish
Points 45.25
Tournaments 1
  Matthew Burdick
3 Fish
Points 43.25
Tournaments 1
  Matt Crites
2 Fish
Points 35.00
Tournaments 1
  Jeff Duncan
2 Fish
Points 34.75
Tournaments 1
  Rusty Helms
2 Fish
Points 29.00
Tournaments 1
  Ron Collins
2 Fish
Points 23.00
Tournaments 1
  Len Rainville
1 Fish
Points 14.25
Tournaments 1
  David Bowman
1 Fish
Points 13.50
Tournaments 1