F•Y•S•H - Foundation 501(c)(3) Non-Profit


For a licensed fishing guide, joining the F•Y•S•H Foundation as a contractor can be a truly rewarding experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of others, but you'll also be able to continue doing what you love - guiding on the water.

As a contractor with the F•Y•S•H Foundation, you'll have the chance to create meaningful and unforgettable experiences for those in need. Whether it's teaching a new angler the basics of casting or guiding a seasoned angler to their personal best catch, your expertise, and guidance can make a huge impact on the lives of those you work with.

In addition to the personal satisfaction of giving back, partnering with the F•Y•S•H Foundation can also provide valuable exposure and networking opportunities for your business. You'll have the chance to connect with a diverse range of anglers and gain new clients who are drawn to your commitment to community service.

By sharing your knowledge, skills, and passion for fishing with others, you'll be serving as an inspiration and role model for those who may have had different opportunities than you. You'll be helping to open doors and provide access to an incredible outdoor experience that can give a sense of peace, joy, and empowerment.

Your time, expertise, and dedication can truly impact the lives of those in need. So if you're a licensed fishing guide looking to make a difference, consider partnering with the F•Y•S•H Foundation as a contractor. 

And if you're an avid angler who wants to give back but are not a licensed guide, we encourage you to visit our other option for a volunteer when considering donating your time and expertise to help teach others how to fish. 

We can make a difference and create a more inclusive and supportive fishing community.


  • Capt. Lael Johnson

    Lael has an unwavering passion for fishing and helping others. As the founder of F•Y•S•H Foundation and the owner of Fly Gyde, he has dedicated his life to sharing the joy of fishing with others.

    Lael began his journey as a fishing guide in 2013 and since then, has become a master of his trade. For him, there's nothing quite like the rush of swinging a fly to a fish and feeling that moment of connection. But it's not just about the thrill of the catch, it's about the impact that fishing can have on people's lives, from inspiring a lifelong love of the sport to helping them find peace and connection with nature.

    In addition to his fishing career, he is also an accomplished photographer bringing his passion for the outdoors and his love of fishing to everything he does.

  • Capt. Keith Johnson

    Meet Keith Johnson, a passionate and knowledgeable guide that leads trips for the F•Y•S•H Foundation. With years of experience and a deep appreciation for the transformative power of fishing, Keith is a true expert in his field. He has spent countless hours on the water, perfecting his craft and honing his skills, and he is eager to share that expertise with others.

    Keith's passion for fishing is about more than just catching fish. For him, it's about finding peace and solace in nature, connecting with others, and creating lasting memories. He understands that fishing is a powerful tool for personal growth and development and is committed to helping others experience that same transformation.

    As a guide for the F•Y•S•H Foundation, Keith brings his expertise, passion, and commitment to every outing. Whether leading a group of first-time anglers on a scenic river trip or teaching advanced techniques to experienced fishermen, he is always focused on creating a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience for everyone involved.

    With Keith by your side, you'll have the opportunity to catch fish and learn about the ecosystem, the local wildlife, and the importance of conservation efforts. He is truly a guide like no other, and his dedication to the mission of the F•Y•S•H Foundation is unmatched.


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