...Our Mission...

“The Mission of Salmon for Soldiers is to offer a sense of normalcy and relaxation to our nation's Veterans through fishing.  Salmon for Soldiers' fishing opportunities are designed to help reduce stress while creating new relationships with others who love fishing.  Our events are designed to accommodate Veterans with paralysis, PTSD, TBI and other debilitating challenges."


2020 Day of Honor


To all of our Friends, Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, Sponsors and followers...

The Board of Directors at Salmon for Soldiers would like to extend well wishes to all of you and your families through these trying times... The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting each and every one of us, at many levels, and we just want to be sure to send our very best wishes to all and ask that we all do "our part" as we navigate these truly unchartered waters... We wish you all good health, peace and strength as we move forward.

That being said, the Board is working diligently with our team of licensed fishing guides to do what we can to keep our guests fishing, while respecting and observing any and all Government declarations and orders. We are focused on our Mission, as always, and we will do what is necessary in the best interests of our Veteran and Active Duty Communities.

Clearly, we anticipate there may be instances of not being able to facilitate a specific outing, or an event in the coming weeks and months, and we will remain proactive in announcing any such changes as soon as assessments and determinations have been made. We want you to be assured, that the Board will do everything within our abilities to continue to promote our Mission as we do each and every day.

Stay tuned, stay healthy, and God Bless each and every one of you.

It is with great sadness that we must cancel our 2020 Day of Honor at the Port of Everett.  We take the safety of our community, our veterans, our boaters and our many volunteers seriously and this year with the phased in reopening of our state, Everett is not yet in a phase that would allow us to hold such a large event.

A big thank you to all who have hung in there with us as we awaited the reopening.   We hope you will continue to support our many veterans and active duty military members whom you have gotten to know over the past 6 years.    Check in on them and take them fishing if you can.

Salmon for Soldiers Salutes Ed Boyle

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Ed Boyle, Navy Veteran who served in Vietnam and a long time supporter of Salmon for Soldiers.  We wish his entire family well and pray that his memory will be held in honor by all of our members.

Ed, thank you for your service and welcome home. See you in Valhalla.

Salmon for Soldiers Gives Away Another Boat, Motor and Trailer

Sherwood Diggs became the owner of a boat, motor and trailer in a curious stream of events.  On Saturday, September 14th Cathy Mathews' name was drawn to win the annual boat give away at the Salmon for Soldiers "Day of Honor" in Everett Washington.  Cathy and her husband Keith Mathews, of Boating for Hero's, knew exactly what they wanted to do with the Salmon for Soldiers grand prize. They opted to award the boat, motor and trailer to a veteran they had been fishing with for the past year.  Sherwood Diggs was surprised beyond belief.  Orin Nelson and Dave Johnson of Kitsap Marina were on had to make the presentation.  Dave and Orin along with their sponsors put together the boat, motor and trailer package each year on behalf of Salmon for Soldier.  A big thank you to Kitsap Marina, Evinrude, EZ Loader and Lund Boats for their generosity. 

Salmon for Soldiers is Now a Proud Member of NAVSO

Salmon for Soldiers

41 E Rhododendron Ln.

Union, WA 98592

Randy Shelton - salmonforsoldiers@gmail.com