Women from various Florida regions united to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 23-24 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, Fla. With a full class, the University offered education, hands-on fishing activities and an optional fishing trip.
The “No Yelling School of Fishing” provided classroom presentations by Betty Bauman/Fishing Basis/Conservation, Capt. Rob Fussnecker/Best Times to Fish and Capt. Jon Fetter/Inshore Fishing. The curriculum included hands-on skill practice such as hook removal/release techniques, knot tying, fly casting, spin casting, live shrimp usage and net casting. The event concluded with a fundraiser.
Women came for many reasons, some to learn so they could take their children fishing, others to learn how to fish on their own boats, some to network with other women interested in fishing.
On Sunday, participants embarked on their chosen fishing adventures from boats where they caught or released snook, sheepshead, snapper, redfish, sea trout and other species.
Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Vamos a Pescar, Mercury, Magic Tilt trailers, Scout Boats, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Power-Pole and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine, Freedom Boat Club, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Seaguar and Future Angler Foundation. Local sponsors were Frigid Rigid and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Fort Myers. Other donors are listed on the website.
Remaining 2019 LLGF events, with optional fishing except for the cooking class, include:
April 11 Fort Lauderdale Fish Cooking Class
April 26-28 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar
May 11 Palm Beach Surf Fishing Seminar
May 16-20 Treasure Cay Fishing/Island Hopping, Abaco, Bahamas
June 21-23 Keys Fishing Adventure Learning on the Water
Sep. 7-8 Tampa Inshore Seminar
Oct.18-20 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar
Contact: Phone: (954) 475-9068; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing.