Patriot Catfishing, Inc Fall Disabled Veterans Event

Boaters and Veterans at weigh in after a day on the water.

We just finished our second major event of the year in Rogersville, Alabama. We were honored to have 19 veterans participate in our friendly catfishing competition. Each veteran was taken out by 19 volunteer boaters who graciously gave their time and showed our veterans how to catch trophy catfish. Our veterans and our boaters came from all over the US. We were blessed with great weather and had a great time on the water. Everyone was able to catch fish with the majority catching their personal best in this event. Our banquet was held at The Cotton Gin where our veterans were treated to some great food and drinks. The atmosphere was filled with stories, laughter and comradery. New friendships were made and several boaters and veterans are planning to fish together again. Austin Williams, a talented young man who wanted to show his gratitude for our military performed for our guests on Friday night. Our event was a success with the hard work of our PCF family, volunteers and sponsors. Each veteran was given a rod, reel and gift bag full of goodies.

Huge thank you to the following businesses and sponsors.

Catch The Fever for rods

Bottom Dwellers for terminal tackle

SeaArk Boats

Gateway Tire and Service Center

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Altria Group, Inc.

Hooker’s Terminal Tackle

Reservoir International

Innovative Energy Solutions & Services, Inc.

Ron Presley

Spread ‘Em Planer Boards

Barbara Campbell

The Cotton Gin at Roberson Farms

Reel ‘Em Up Tackle

Yammer and Sons Bait Company

Thank you to all those that volunteered…there are too many names to mention.


We had a great time at Catapoolooza 2021 in Pigeon Forge, TN this past Friday, May 21 & Saturday, May 22. We met alot of good people who came to our booth and showed interest in what our organization does for veterans. We would like to thank Scott & Julie Lovelace, Bryan & Melinda Folsom, Roger Breedlove and Michelle Breedlove for their hard work in setting up and managing the booth.

To raise money for our organization we had a raffle with the drawing occurring on Saturday, May 22 at 5:30 pm on Facebook live. Sarah Folsom, the daughter of Melinda and Bryan Folsom drew out the winning names for the raffle items. Congratulations to everyone who won at prize.

While there at the catfish convention, a few of the vendors gave items to enter into the raffle. We are so grateful for their donations that helped our raffle be a great success. Thank you to the following:

Caleb from Catch the Fever donated a Hellcat rod

Matt from Mad Katz donated two patriot rods

Wesley Mann from Spread-Em Planer boards donated two sets of boards

The Cunninghams from The Ultimate Noodle gave two sets to give away

Bryce’s Striper Service donated a fishing trip for either striper or catfishing

Paul Blackwell donated a fishing trip on Santee Cooper

Amy Wilson Payne won the Fish-On one day fishing trip with Paul Blackwell

Congratulations to George Houma for winning the Bryce’s Guide Service fishing trip on the Tennessee River.

Thank you to Ron Presley for his coverage and kind words towards our cause.

Thank you Larry and Joyce Muse.

Thank you to all of you who donated to our website, bought raffle tickets and purchased our t-shirts and stickers. We greatly appreciate your support. Your support as always goes 100% to the veterans.

Fishing with…

We had the pleasure of taking out Jordan and his sister Rachel in late April in Alabama. Jordan has taken part in a few of our catfishing adventures. We had a great time on the water and caught some nice fish.

Rachel with one of her catches for the day

Our First PCF Warrior Competition

Patriot Catfishing, Inc. held our first major event for disabled veterans in Rogersville, Alabama on March 19-21. We invited 14 disabled veterans and family to enjoy a friendly catfishing competition. These men and women come from all over the country and served in all branches of the armed forces. It was a great honor hosting these great patriots.

We would like to give a huge thanks to these individuals for volunteering their time, boats and equipment: Ryan Lawrence, Cade Daly, Chris Parker, Paul Blackwell, Warren Simmons, Bryan & Melinda, Jason, Mr. John and members of the Cumberland Catman Association who volunteered their boats to take the veterans out on the water.

As we are a non-profit charitable organization, we rely on donations to be able to take veterans out on fishing adventures. We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who contributed to make this a big success. We cannot thank you enough.


VFW 6181 Cheatham County Memorial Post

Innovative Energy Solutions & Services, Inc.

Special Forces Association Chapter 38 Family Fund

Dunlap & Kyle Tire Co. Inc. – Gateway Tire and Service Center

The Journey Home Project

Hunts for Heroes


Walter Weakley

Michael Wallace

Eddie and Dawn Huey

Jason Hatter

Timmy Williams

Larry Fulks

Johnny and Margaret Stephens

David Plowman

Eric Hathaway

Kyle Bushman

Michael Cunningham

We would like to thank businesses who helped provide fishing gear for the veterans so they can enjoy fishing when they get home.

Bottom Dwellers Tackle

Mad Katz Gear

Grizzly Gigs

Hookers Terminal Tackle

Yammer and Sons Bait Company

Thank you to Ron Presley of Catfish Now for his publicity and support.

Thank you to the Cotton Gin event center.

Thank you to the Patriot Catfishing team and directors. Eddie Huey for displaying his awesome cooking skills. Regina Breedlove for volunteering her time and helping get things setup. Anyone that we have not mentioned in this post, we thank you.

This event was such a success we will be hosting another in September. Stay tuned for more fishing adventures.

Every Veteran received a rod and reel to enjoy fishing at home.

Fishing with…

We had the honor of fishing with Waylon Steinman and family. He is Purple Heart recipient who served in the 5th Special Forces Group. We served together on several combat rotations. We caught his personal best catfish and so did his son.

Inspiration for Patriot Catfishing, Inc.

I first met Jack at a pheasant hunting trip in South Dakota. He served in the 101st Airborne Division and was wounded in Afghanistan. He lost both his legs and sustained severe damage to his right arm. He is an inspiration to me and the reason I started my foundation. He could have gone into a depression and given up on life, but not him. He has a wonderful wife and two great little boys. He is living life to the fullest and I am honored to have met him and consider him family. We have had Jack come down from Minnesota to fish and hunt with us numerous times. Anyone who has met him will find his story inspiring.