The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast June 27-28, 2020 for their saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing. This date was rescheduled from March due to Covid-19.
Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers an immersive fishing educational experience on Saturday from 9:30 am to 4 pm. The sessions begin with presentations by Captains Jon Fetter, Debbie Hanson and Rob Fussnecker on inshore/backcountry fishing, equipment usage and conservation. In the afternoon are hands-on fishing skill practice for releasing, dehooking/conservation, knot tying, lure usage, fly, spin and net casting, fish fighting techniques and more conducted by local guides.
On Sunday, participants can opt to fish from flats charters or a group boat.
Bass Pro Shops is located at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913.
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, Penn, Scout Boats, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Power-Pole and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Future Angler Foundation, CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine, Seaguar and Big Rock Sports Foundation.
Registration of $79 Early Entry, $89 Regular and $44 each mothers bringing teens includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, fundraisers, gifts worth $20 and door prizes. No equipment or experience is necessary. Sunday fishing is additional. Registration and information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
The full 2020 LLGF event schedule, with optional fishing except for the cooking class, includes:
May 28 Fish Cooking Class Virtual
June 27-28 Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Seminar
August 14-16 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water
Aug. 21-23 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar
Sept. 12-13 Tampa Inshore Seminar
Oct. 23-25 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar
Nov. 21-22 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy