The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast May 15-16, 2021 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.
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, 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. Class-specific contributors are listed on the website.
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. Class size is limited. Sunday fishing is additional. Registration and information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
The remaining 2021 LLGF event schedule, with optional fishing, includes:
April 23-25 South Florida Offshore Seminar
May 15-16 Gulf Coast Inshore 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
Virtual meetings and Bimini Bahamas trip – check website