Hook the Future


Whether you’re taking a child fishing or fishing so you can feel like a kid again, Hook the Future is an exciting new show geared to help you. Capt. Don Dingman teaches kids the tricks of angling in world-class fisheries. On Hook the Future, they are the stars while they learn the skills and pure excitement of great fishing.

Host & Bios

Captain Don Dingman

Captain Don Dingman

Going out fishing three times a month with his own dad, Don learned how precious that parent/child connection is, and how the best way to teach a kid to do something, is to simply let him do it. Don says, “When you take kids fishing let them drive the boat, let ’em fight the fish… that’s how they learn when you teach ’em basketball or football you don’t watch TV all day you let them get in there and play.” Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Captain Don has a great sense of humor and that kids instantly love him. Each week, Captain Don takes a fresh crew to a new adventure. Among last years episodes was a trip out of Jacksonville, Florida for giant bull reds, a trip to Homer, Alaska for halibut, salmon and lingcod and a journey to exotic Guatemala to battle roosterfish and big pacific sails. 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.