Fishing For The Mission 22

Fishing for the Mission 22 is a non-profit organization, classified as a 501(c)(3), that focuses on providing a therapeutic approach to help heal veterans through fishing. The organization also aims to raise awareness about the alarming statistic of 22 or more veterans lost to suicide each day in the United States. This statistic highlights the ongoing mental health challenges faced by veterans and the urgent need for support.

Our Common Ground 22 Connect program provides veterans with the opportunity to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of recreational fishing through fishing charters.

Operation Tackle 22 is our peer-to-peer leadership development and vocational mentorship program dedicated to preventing suicide and promoting healing among our heroes.

Join us in supporting our heroes as they embark on a transformative journey of healing, skill development, and empowerment. Together, we can make a lasting difference in their lives. Please consider making a donation today.

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Common Ground 22 Connect

Common Ground 22 Connect’s half-day fishing charters serve as a transformative portal, a chance for our veterans to connect with nature, discover peace, and foster brotherhood with their fellow warriors. 

The  program has triumphantly propelled 33 charters in the 2023 fishing season, thereby bolstering over 156 veterans on their journey to healing and rebirth.

Operation Tackle 22

Operation Tackle 22 is a peer-to-peer leadership development and vocational mentorship program dedicated to preventing suicide and promoting healing among our heroes. This program offers a unique approach that combines therapeutic fishing experiences with vocational training, providing a path towards stability and success.


We rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations to fulfill our mission of organizing fishing outings for veterans. Through fishing tournaments, sponsorships, and donations, we secure the necessary funds for our programs, Operation Tackle 22 and Common Ground 22 Connect, ensuring that veterans can participate without financial burden. These outings have a profound impact on veterans’ lives, providing therapeutic and enjoyable experiences that positively affect their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

By supporting us, you contribute to the healing journey of our nation’s heroes, offering them solace, camaraderie, and a renewed sense of purpose.



Volunteer with us to support veterans! Our volunteer roles encompass activities such as offering a fishing boat for a day, assisting at fundraising events, and more.


Your contribution can make it possible for veterans to participate in fishing tournaments, access fishing charters, and even attend the USCG Captain’s School.


Through your donation, you play a vital role in aiding the healing journey of our nation's heroes, providing them with solace, companionship, and a rejuvenated sense of purpose.

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