Reintroduce and reconnect kids to nature, strengthen the
family unit, increase awareness for the protection, conservation and
restoration of this nation's aquatic natural resources and increase
participation in recreational angling.
Shane Wilson has spent the last twenty years in public education working
with at-risk populations and their families. Wilson recognized the need for
stronger parental involvement, and over the years, an ever-increasing need
for kids to simply get outside and play.
Through a sport he’s passionate about, fishing, Wilson realized an
opportunity to address these issues by founding Fishing’s Future, a 501-C3
corporation intended to educate youth and their families about the natural
environment and the sport of fishing in a way that provides a positive
Wilson has been fishing with both conventional and fly fishing gear for
nearly 45 years. He has received numerous environmental and state awards for
his dedication to the youth and for his environmental stewardship. Wilson
holds an IGFA Fly Fishing World Record, has two Guinness World Records, has
produced and patented products for the fishing industry, is listed in Fresh
Water Fishing Hall of Fame and currently serves his community through
numerous boards and committees. Originally from Indiana, Wilson has fished
in every state, excluding Hawaii, and most of the Canadian provinces.
He moved to Texas over a decade ago and quickly established his reputation
in the saltwater environment. He has appeared on television, in magazines
and on radio and talk shows. He is married to Stephanie and they share their
home on South Padre Island with two semi-friendly dogs.