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TAVF EVENT: Wisconsin

A Day of Giving Back


Lake Waubesa 2023


Take A Vet Fishing | WISCONSIN

Lake Waubesa 2023

June 17 th


Event Schedule

5:30am - 6:30am

Check In/Registration

6:30am - 11:00am



National Anthem/Prayer

12:15pm - 1:15pm


1:30pm - 3:00pm

Veteran Honor Ceremony




Welcome to the 2023 Madison Take a Vet Fishing Event!

Saturday, June 17th 2023

WISCONSIN FISHING LICENSE is needed for all participants. You must provide your own fishing license.

Boat Captains are responsible for providing your own live bait.  

Boats can launch from anywhere on the lake. If you decide to launch elsewhere, you still need to check-in with the TAVF reps at the high school to confirm you are safely on the water and you have your Veteran(s) with you.

ALL VETERANS AND GUIDES must check-in at the McFarland High School before going to their desired boat launch.

Babcock Park Launch will be open for our event at no charge

Babcock Park

2909 US 51

McFarland, WI. 53558

Goodland Park

2862 Waubesa Avenue

Madison, WI 53711


Registration/Check-In starts at 5:30am for both Veterans and Guides at the McFarland High School Parking Lot

McFarland High School

5103 Farwell Street

McFarland, WI. 53558

Fishing Time is 6:30 – 11:00am. Please be off the water by 11:15am

Veterans Honor Ceremony will start at 12:00 noon at the American Legion Post 534 - All families of participating military personnel are welcome to join. Each guest must be registered through the Take a Vet Fishing website at takeavetfishing.org.

American Legion Post 534

4911 Burma Road

McFarland, WI. 53558

Flag Presentation and the National Anthem will begin PROMPTLY at 12:00pm honoring all of our active and retired US Military Veterans. 

Lunch will be served starting at 12:15pm.

Veteran Recognition Tribute will immediately follow lunch at 1:30pm. Each Veteran who participates in the event will be recognized with gifts


If you or a family member would like to volunteer your time and/or talents to help with this great event, please click on "VOLUNTEER Sign-Up"



The Hotel stay is available for all Veterans who are traveling over 60 miles in order to attend this event. This hotel stay will be for Friday night (the night before the event ONLY). Please keep in mind that you will need to checkout from the hotel prior to fishing. Our event does not conclude until 3pm, by this time, the hotel would need your items completely out of the rooms.

All hotel rooms must be requested by May 13, 2023. If you do not request a room by this date, Take a Vet Fishing will not be able to cover your room. We will release our block of rooms back to the hotel by May 14th.

Sleep Inn/MainStay & Suites

4802 Tradewinds Parkway

Madison, WI 53718



***NOTE: TAVF will pay for your hotel room only if you are over 60 miles away from the event.