Captain Don Dingman

“My life has always revolved around the ocean.”

Don’t miss the FREE Hook The Future Kids’ Fishing Clinics presented by Carolina Skiff and hosted by Captain Don Dingman, of the family fishing TV show Hook The Future.

Don is a native of Jacksonville, FL, and was raised living the Salt Life: "My life has always revolved around the ocean. I grew up fishing, surfing and diving and have been a charter captain for years, spending most of my life on the water. As host of the television show Hook The Future, I am blessed to be able to share the experience with the next generation on a daily basis."

Hook The Future takes fishing all over the world and gives the next generation the experience of world-class fishing at its finest, while instilling the values of being good stewards of our environment. Each week, Captain Don takes a fresh crew on a new adventure. In each episode, the kids are the prime movers—from piloting the boat to landing fish, as big as they are. From marlin to panfish and everything in between, wherever there are kids and a hot bite, Hook The Future is there.


There are two clinics on Saturday, at 12 PM and 2 PM, and two clinics on Sunday, at 1 PM and 3 PM, with the first 50 kids at each clinic receiving a FREE rod and reel. There is also a FREE kids-only raffle at the end of each clinic with lots of prizes from Salt Life, Eagle Claw, Ande, Bimini-Bay Outfitters, Calcutta and more.

Captain Don will cover targeting a species, fishing the water column, lure selection, fish fighting techniques and a whole lot more. You'll leave with the knowledge and tricks needed to help the whole family catch more fish and have more fun out of the water, together.


12 PM: Kids' Fishing Clinic with Capt. Don Dingman

2 PM: Kids' Fishing Clinic with Capt. Don Dingman


1 PM: Kids' Fishing Clinic with Capt. Don Dingman

3 PM: Kids' Fishing Clinic with Capt. Don Dingman

Located at the East End