Welcome to Veterans on the Water
Veterans on the Water was started by Steve Gillaspie (Vietnam Veteran) of Arlington, MN in 2016. Our goal is to create a FREE fishing experience of excitement, fun and laughter for our Veterans.
All of our boats have been rebuilt specifically for Veterans on the Water with custom designs and features of red, white and blue! We own all our boats, which we use on our fishing trips. The fleet for Veterans on the Water includes 16′ Lund boats, pontoons with wheelchair accessibility and an Ice House.
We offer several accessibility accommodations for our Vets on the fishing trips. Check out our Accessibility Accommodations page for details.
Veterans on the Waters has several single day fishing trips and some extended weekend fishing trips with no cost to Vets. Check out our Calendar page to get details on upcoming trips. To join one of our trips, please sign up on the Trip Sign Up page.
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Thank you Tom and Nida Looft from North Mankato for the quilt donation to Veterans On The Water. The quilt raised $470 at our fish fry. Congratulations to Veteran, Tim Kube, on winning the drawing!