Ladies Nail the Bass at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy Sept. 22-23 Lake Wales, FL

Ladies Nail the Bass at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy Sept. 22-23 Lake Wales, FL

Ladies Nail the Bass at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy Sept. 22-23 Lake Wales, FL

            Ladies came from around Florida to tackle bass fishing at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy, held Sept. 22-23 at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina and RV Resort in Lake Wales, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF), the tournament kicked off on Friday with a bass seminar by Capt. Scott Taylor, followed by a huge burning bass bonfire, dinner and entertainment. Women released eleven largemouth bass up to 20.5 inches in a half day of fishing from two boats. Everyone had a chance to fight a fish, with many releasing the first bass of their lives.

Top Fish Winners:

Joanne Salvador, Pompano Beach, FL for 20.5 inch bass with Capt. Scott Taylor

Samantha Spaulding, Key Largo, FL 20.5 inch bass with Capt. Reno Alley

            Rita Bennett, Surfside, FL commented, “What an amazing experience to release my first bass ever and meet other ladies who like fishing! I’ll be back for the Keys LLGF event 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, Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM America, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Preferred Marine Sales Group, Inc. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, Sandbar Tackle, Danco, FishBites, Hobie Eyewear, Reel ‘em Up Lures, Measure Net and Brella. Bass event sponsor was Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts.  

            2023 LLGF remaining events, with optional or included fishing are:

Oct. 13-15 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL

Nov. 18-19 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy, Guy Harvey Outpost Resort

Virtual meetings with education TBA

            Contact: Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, phone 954-475-9068, email: fish@ladiesletsgofishing.com, website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  

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Brief release:

Ladies Nail the Bass at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy Sept. 22-23 Lake Wales, FL

Ladies came from around Florida to tackle bass fishing at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy, held Sept. 22-23 at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina and RV Resort in Lake Wales, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF), the tournament kicked off on Friday with a bass seminar, followed by a huge burning bass bonfire, dinner and entertainment. Women released eleven largemouth bass up to 20.5 inches in a half day of fishing from two boats.

Top Fish Winners:

Joanne Salvador, Pompano Beach, FL for 20.5 inch bass with Capt. Scott Taylor

Samantha Spaulding, Key Largo, FL 20.5 inch bass with Capt. Reno Alley

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

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Photo ID for Captions Left to Right

Joanne Salvador, Pompano Beach FL Top Fish 20.5 inch largemouth bass with Capt. Scott Taylor.

Samantha Spaulding Top Fish 20.5 inch largemouth bass with Capt. Reno Alley. Spaulding released five bass in the half day trip.

Ladies with bass: Capt. Scott Taylor, Helen Kelley, Venice, FL; Samantha Spaulding, Key Largo FL, and Kerry Wurl, Clearwater, FL

About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a national charitable 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing and encouraging conservation and responsible angling. In addition to providing educational events with hands-on practice and an opportunity to go fishing, LLGF promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorships. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women and families to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series – dubbed “The No-Yelling School of Fishing” – 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. The mission is supported by sponsors and contributors.