POINT LOMA, Calif. – Over the weekend, California Waterfowl Association and Hope For The Warriors hosted 20 local veterans and service members for a free day of deep sea fishing on the Daily Double out of Point Loma.

CA Deep Sea Fishing

Photo Caption: U.S. Army veteran Greg Sobotka pulling in a tuna.
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The participating military members represented all five branches, spanning from active-duty to Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom veterans, and operations in between bringing home 49 yellowfin tuna weighing around 1,000 pounds in total.

“We’ve been organizing this fishing event for the past three years and this trip was one of the best fishing days we’ve seen,” said California Waterfowl Veteran Hunt Coordinator Mike Peeters. “The Yellowfin Tuna were almost jumping in the boat, literally, and Captain Fred Huber and the crew of the Daily Double really put us on the fish.”

Hope For The Warriors is a national military nonprofit that assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

California Waterfowl Association is a nonprofit whose mission is to grow California’s waterfowl populations, wetlands and hunter-conservationist communities. Through its Veteran Hunt program, the nonprofit promotes wellness through outdoor healing and the camaraderie of fellow veterans.

About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 135 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of over 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook,Twitter or Instagram.