Ladies Snag Skills at LLGF Treasure Coast / Stuart University May 29-31

Ladies Snag Skills at LLGF Treasure Coast / Stuart University May 29-31 has a very nice article about the Treasure Coast weekend

TC Palm Article

The award-winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University took place over the weekend at the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club.

The program offered its 35 male and female registrants a chance to learn inshore and offshore fishing skills from experts, practice and then go fishing.

Participants ranged from women seeking skills to teach their children, widowers yearning to reconnect with the sport they once shared, couples learning together and those taking refuge from being yelled at while fishing.

Saturday consisted of classroom sessions followed by one-on-one stations to practice dehooking, spin casting, net casting, releasing, knot tying, reel maintenance, gaffing grapefruits, ballyhoo rigging, Magic Tilt trailer backing, cleating and boating on the Ranger boat.

On Sunday, participants practiced their newly learned skills from inshore charters and the group party boat, offering plenty of action.

Dorothy Conant, of Stuart, a young-minded 87-year-old and the highest in age ever to take LLGF, received a prize for catching the first fish.

Inshore anglers hooked into snook, trout, drum, snapper and other species. Offshore anglers caught grunts, lane snapper and toro snapper among other species.

Upcoming LLGF events are Sept. 11-13 in Bimini, Bahamas, and Nov. 13-15 in Florida Keys at Islamorada.

No equipment or experience is necessary. Charter fishing is additional. To learn more or register for an upcoming LLGF weekend, go to, email or call 954-475-9068.