On May 5th Foster Angels of Central Texas partnered with Child Protective Service’s PAL (Preparation for Adult Living) program to take 21 youth on the annual Port Aransas fishing trip.

The weekend got kicked off with youth meeting at Cabela’s to obtain their fishing licenses followed by an afternoon at the Texas State Aquarium.  The youth were greeted with a Cinco de Mayo celebration for dinner hosted by Foster Angels and some of the boat captains.  Bright and early the next morning, the youth set out on 12 boats with their fishing captains for a morning filled with fishing and dolphin watching.  For many of these youths this was their first time on the water – let alone learning how to fish.  One youth said “My favorite thing about this weekend is when I went fishing, and my first time getting on a boat.”

Everyone joined back at the Island Mooring Marina for lunch and then spent the afternoon playing on the beach.  Then, the youth caught the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball game to end the night!  The weekend was wrapped up with souvenir shopping and lunch.

Thank you to all of sponsors for helping us make this trip possible and providing such a special life-enhancing experience for the youth.

“You love our kids so much, and it shows. I can’t thank you enough for everything.” 
-Kevin Wickham, CPS caseworker


Big Fish

Sandra & Thom Farrell
Mark Kalish | Dean Blaine
Fly Fishing Film Tour Austin

Fishing Fun 

Texas State Aquarium | Flynn Construction | @jimyoungcre
J.R. Schneider Construction | Kody’s | Rose Electric, Inc.
Seafood & Spaghetti Works | Jennifer & Donny Stevens

Fishing Buddy 

Eastside Lumber & Decking | Saatva Luxury Mattress
Tania & Matt Owens | Hilary & Daron Roberts

Boat Captains

Leah Baxter | Dean Blaine | Keith Carnes | Michael Curlee | Tim Fading | Patrick Farrell
Thom Farrell | Greg Fiebrich | Patrick Flynn | Cuatro Groos | Jay Hanna | Mark Kalish
Pat Lonsdale | Tom Lonsdale | Casey McDermand | Scott McGuire | Trey Webb