Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! Announces Partnership with CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine and Seaguar

The highly acclaimed “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) educational series is pleased to welcome CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine® and Seaguar as annual partners. The relationship furthers efforts to encourage the female sector to participate in fishing and boating through educational programming.

Known for its emphasis on conservation, LLGF offers weekend, immersion-based fishing universities that focus on women and novice to mid-level experienced anglers. What sets this series apart is the one-on-one skill practice, including catch and release, de-hooking, spin, net and fly casting, trailer backing, knot tying, plus the fishing option. Most weekend events include classes, hands-on skill practice, networking and optional charter fishing. Focusing on women, the educational series touts 8,000 graduates from 44 states to learn and experience fishing for Florida’s inshore and offshore saltwater and freshwater species.  

Leiza Fitzgerald, STAR Director, commented, “CCA Florida STAR encourages people to catch and release tagged red fish and other inshore and offshore species for prizes, with the end result being education regarding the conservation of our marine fisheries and supporting CCA’s (Coastal Conservation Association) conservation efforts. It makes sense to partner with an organization whose mission is to include the development of female anglers while teaching conservation ethics to new and impressionable anglers.”

TACO Marine provided a set of its most popular sport fishing outrigger mounts, the Grand Slam 280s, a pair of 15-foot Aluminum Tele-Outriggers, a set of Line Caddies and a Premium Rigging Kit. Additionally, TACO plans to feature Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing on its social media pages, including it’s popular YouTube channel, youtube.com/tacomarine.

“We believe in the importance of introducing more women to sport fishing and boating,” said TACO Marketing Lead Dana Koman. “Because of this, we are proud to sponsor Betty and her program Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing. We really look forward to highlighting women in sport fishing and believe that Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing will make a tremendous impact in the marine industry.”

Seaguar has provided a selection of Pink Label fluorocarbon leader to the seminar series.

CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine and Seaguar join the list of Annual partners Freedom Boat Club, Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, AFTCO/Guy Harvey Sportswear, Future Angler Foundation, ICOM America, Taylor Made, Frogg Toggs, Costa del Mar, Hubbard’s Marina, Smith Optics and Star Brite. More donors are listed in the organization’s website.

Major partners include Scout Boats, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation/Take Me Fishing/Vamos a Pescar, Mercury, Magic Tilt trailers, Penn, Power-Pole and Fish Florida.

“We’re excited to partner with these fantastic organizations who have interest in developing the female sector of fishing. According to RBFF, women make up 33% of all anglers, as well as 45% of new anglers and we’re working to change that.”” added Bauman.

Future 2019 LLGF events include:

March 23-24 Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Seminar

April 11 Ft. Lauderdale Fish Cooking Class

April 26-28 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar

May 11 Palm Beach Surf Fishing Seminar

May 16-20 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas

June 21-23  Keys Fishing Learning on the Water

Sept. 7-8 Tampa Inshore Seminar

Oct.18-20 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar

For information about LLGF, visit www.ladiesletsgofishing.com or www.facebook.com/LadiesLetsGoFishing.

About CCA Florida STAR:

Launched in Florida in 2015, CCA Florida STAR encourages thousands of anglers of all ages each year to fish with a purpose – conservation.  CCA Florida, the state’s leading organization dedicated to marine habitat restoration, fisheries conservation, education and advocacy, organizes the 101-day fishing event spanning from Memorial Day weekend through Labor day.

As the largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition in Florida, the tournament targets 11 species in 17 divisions, with most division winners determined by a drawing, a format that encourages participants to protect and conserve Florida’s fisheries for future generations.  Anglers can catch, photograph and release their catch for their share of prizes and scholarships for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Since STAR’s inception, the competition has awarded $400,000 in youth scholarships, as well as nearly $900,000 in additional prizes from CCA Florida partners. For information, visit https://ccaflorida.org/ .

About TACO MARINE:  

TACO Marine®, a division of TACO Metals®, Inc., designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of products, including Rub Rail, Hardware & Accessories, Canvas & Tower Fabrication, Seating, Sport Fishing equipment and custom/specialty products. Discover more about TACO Marine by visiting its Web site tacomarine.com.

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 8,000 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://www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

For information, visit www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, contact 954-475-9068, email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/LadiesLetsGoFishing