Women and a few lucky men from all around Florida united to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 26-27 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, FL. The University offered education, fishing skill practice and an optional fishing trip.
The “No Yelling School of Fishing” provided classroom presentations by Capt. Jon Fetter/Inshore Fishing, Capt. Debbie Hanson/Fishing Basics/Conservation and Capt. Rob Fussnecker/Best Times to Fish. Skill practice for knot tying, fly casting, spin casting, live shrimp usage and net casting was offered.
On Sunday, participants embarked on their chosen fishing adventures from five boats, catching or releasing 103 snook, 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, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Lowrance, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite and Future Angler Foundation. Largest donors and class-specific contributors are listed on the website.
Future 2022 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:
May 6-8 South Florida Offshore Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 24-26 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water and Screamin’ Reels tourney Islamorada, FL
Sept. 23-24 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL
Oct. 7-9 Keys Saltwater Seminar, fishing and Fishing Fever tourney Islamorada, FL
Nov. 19-20 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy
Additional: Several Virtual Meetings.
Contact: Phone: (954) 475-9068; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing