Ladies from regions of Florida plus other states learned skills and released fish at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach, FL. Classes and fishing were conducted from 10 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the educational event offered classroom instruction, conservation, hands-on fishing activities, networking, a guided fishing experience from land and gifts. The featured speaker was Capt. Brian Leibowitz, Florida Bay Fishing. The class was filled to the limit of 20 to allow social distancing and space to fish.
In two hours of fishing the ladies released fifteen fish including peacock bass, largemouth bass and Mayan cichlids.
Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn techniques for targeting Peacock Bass and other freshwater species, the program offered rod and reel basics, lure usage, casting techniques, fish retrieval, fish release, strategy and conservation, followed by hands-on fishing skill practice for knot tying, spin casting, releasing, fish fighting techniques and more.
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.
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
April 23-25 South Florida Saltwater OffshoreWeekend 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 and more events in the works.
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About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”
The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” LLGF conducts weekend, immersion-based educational programs in multiple regions of Florida with classroom presentations, hands-on practice, networking and an option to fish from boats or land, depending on the venue. No equipment or experience is necessary. The organization also offers fishing experiences and international trips.
Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. The effort is supported by sponsors and donors. Both Bauman and the University series are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more. More details are on https://ladiesletsgofishing.com.