“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend offers Angling Fun in South Florida May 6-8, 2022

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend offers Angling Fun in South Florida May 6-8, 2022

Women, men and teens are invited to tackle offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, May 6-8, 2022 at the VFW Post 1966, 350 SW 25th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offers Saturday classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional Sunday charter fishing trip.

            Activities launch Friday evening with an informal meet-and-greet from 6-7:30pm. On Saturday beginning at 9 am are presentations on Fishing Basics by Capt. Lee Lavery, Offshore Fishing by Jeanne Towne and Conservation by Betty Bauman. Hands-on skill practice follows, for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, cast netting and more until 4:30 pm. On Sunday is an optional charter fishing trip for sailfish, mahi mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper and more, followed by a filet demonstration.

Ladies have the option to register a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family. Nine thousand women have graduated. LLGF also conducts virtual meetings.   

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, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Lowrance, 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. Local contributors include HMY Yacht Sales.

Early Registration of $79 (Regular $99) includes goodies, instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception and fundraisers. Offshore fishing is additional. No equipment or experience is necessary. No membership is required, however graduates can join the LLGF South Florida chapter to continue the fishing fun.

            2022 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:

Feb. 26 Freshwater Bass Seminar South Florida Dania Beach, FL

March 26-27 Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Inshore Seminar and fishing Fort Myers, FL

May 6-8 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Fort Lauderdale, FL

June 24-26 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water and Screamin’ Reels tourney Islamorada, FL

Sept. 23-24 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 7-9 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar, fishing and Fishing Fever tourney Islamorada, FL

Nov. 19-20 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

Additional: Several Virtual Meetings and more events in the works.

            Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, email: fish@ladiesletsgofishing.com, website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  

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“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend offers Angling Fun in South Florida May 6-8, 2022

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing will host the South Florida Fishing University May 6-8, 2022 at the VFW Post 1966, 350 SW 25th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.

            Women, teens and male guests can learn and practice fishing at several hands-on skill stations, plus have an option to charter fish offshore on Sunday. Early Registration of $79 (Regular, $99) includes goodies, networking reception and fundraisers, classes, hands on practice and more. Guided offshore fishing is additional. Ladies can register a male guest or teens to include the whole family.

Contact: (954) 475-9068; email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing

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Women and their families can learn, practice and go offshore charter fishing at this non-intimidating weekend of fishing fun.

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.

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Big Game: On Big Game from Fishing Headquarters, ladies caught five bonito, a 15 lb. blackfin tuna and two king mackerel 6 and 9 lbs.   Linda Magill, Pompano Beach, FL; Jackie George, Pompano Beach, FL; Linda Kelly, Hollywood, FL; Bonnie Cronenberg, Pompano Beach, FL; Betty Bauman, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Doris Schukin, Wilton Manors, FL.

Big Game Linda Kelly blackfin tuna: Linda Kelly, Hollywood, FL caught a 15 lb. blackfin tuna on Big Game from Fishing Headquarters.

Big Game Bonnie Cronenberg Doris Schukin king mackerel: Aboard Big Game from Fishing Headquarters, Bonnie Cronenberg, Pompano Beach, FL caught a 6 lb. king mackerel and Doris Schukin, Wilton Manors, FL caught a 9 lb. king mackerel.

Reel Work: Celebrating their bonito catches aboard Reel Work of Fishing Headquarters are Carolyn Oliver, Shirley Pohlman, both of Palm Harbor, FL; Tara Jungarsen, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Tamara Doehring, Naples, FL.

Shooting Star: With two bonito on Shooting Star are Gloria Montoya, Miami, FL; Barbara Ryan, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Jessica Montanaro, Pompano Beach, FL; Amy Carrasquillo, Parkland, FL and Nancy Rudick, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.