Ladies tackled offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, April 23-25. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offered classroom presentations, networking, skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip at the VFW Post 1966, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Activities launched Friday evening with a meet-and-greet. On Saturday, Captains Jeanne Towne and Lee Lavery presented Fishing Basics and Offshore Fishing Techniques. Betty Bauman presented information on conservation and fish release. Skill practice included knots and casting. On Sunday was an optional charter fishing trip for mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper and more, followed by a filet demonstration.
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, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Lowrance and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite and Future Angler Foundation. Annual and class-specific contributors are listed on the website including HMY Yacht Sales, Fishing Headquarters, Frigid Rigid and Lady Pamela.
Online information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
2021 LLGF event plans, based on facility confirmations include:
May 15-16 Gulf Coast Inshore Saltwater Weekend Seminar
June 11-13 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water Inshore and Offshore
Oct. 15-17 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar Inshore and offshore
Nov. 20-21 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy
Additional: Several Virtual Meetings, Bimini Bahamas trip and more events in the works.