Immediate Release

FORT MYERS, FL – April, 2023- – Aspiring anglers from all around Florida united to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 18-19at 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. Rob Fussnecker/Inshore Fishing, Capt. Debbie Hanson/Fishing Basics/Conservation. Skill practice for knot tying, fly casting, spin casting, live shrimp usage and net casting was offered.

The Sunday inshore fishing was postponed due to weather. One of the boats completed their postponed fishing trip and caught/released several sea trout and redfish. 

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, Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM America, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation, Reel ’Em Up Lures and Preferred Marine Sales Group, Inc. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Lady Pamela, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, Sandbar Tackle, Danco, FishBites and Brella.

Remaining 2023 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:

April 14-16, 2023 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 19-21, 2023 Keys Fishing, Screamin’ Reels Tournament / Learning on the Water Islamorada, FL

Sept. 22-23, 2023 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 13-15 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL

Nov. 18-19 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

Virtual meetings with education TBA

About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” (LLGF) is a nonprofit national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking and encourages mentorship. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce primarily women to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series – dubbed “The No-Yelling School of Fishing” – are renowned nationally in the sport fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from national media including “Inside Edition,” CBS’ “The Early Show,” NBC’s “Nightly News,” “Good Morning America,” “Outdoor Life Network,” USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more.

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