Heroes experience trip of a lifetime ice fishing at Lake Cascade

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jan 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-17 12:41:24-05

CASCADE, ID — Flying hundreds of miles to go ice fishing is a serious hobby; then throw in a group of heroes and you've got yourself a trip of a lifetime.

Hero Fishing is a non-profit organization started by a Wisconsin man who raises money to get modern-day heroes to and from Idaho for three days on the lake. Any hero can be nominated and the non-profit narrows the group down to six or seven.

"Heroes on Ice is a national program that brings heroes, whether they're veterans, first responders, doctors, nurses, or even children out for a day of ice fishing at Lake Cascade for their mental well-being, and of course for the Golden Perch," explains Hero Fishing President, Kent Perleberg.

Local avid fishermen know one of the best places in the country to catch Jumbo Perch is in Idaho at Lake Cascade.

"It's always good to give back because at the of the day you go to work, you come home and I want to share this awesome experience with people who are everyday heroes in our community," shares Michael Krietzer, Vice President of Hero Fishing. "It makes me feel good."

Nominate your hero by visiting the Hero Fishing website.