LLGF South FL Wrapup release Apr. 26-28/2019

LLGF South FL Wrapup release Apr. 26-28/2019

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Weekend Lands Angling Skills and Fish in South Florida April 26-28, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, FL –4/2019 –

            Women traveled from as far as New Jersey to tackle offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, April 26-28 at the VFW Fort Lauderdale, FL meeting hall. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offered classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip.

            Activities launched Friday evening with an informal meet-and-greet. On Saturday was a full day, with presentations on Fishing Basics by Capt. Lee Lavery, Offshore Fishing by Jeanne Towne and Capt. Dennis Forgione, Drift Boat Fishing by Allison Stattner and Conservation by Betty Bauman. Hands-on skill practice followed, for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, cast netting, Magic Tilt trailer backing and more. On Sunday was an optional charter fishing trip where they caught mahi, mackerel, tuna, snapper and more, followed by a filet demonstration.

Eight thousand women have graduated.       

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, Penn, Scout Boats, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Power-Pole and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine, Freedom Boat Club, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Seaguar and Future Angler Foundation.

Other remaining 2019 LLGF events include:

May 11 Palm Beach Surf Fishing Seminar

May 16-20 Treasure Cay Fishing/Island Hopping, Abaco, Bahamas

June 21-23 Keys Fishing Adventure Learning on the Water

Sep. 7-8 Tampa Inshore Seminar

Oct.18-20 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar

International Adventures:

Cuba Excursions

            Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, email: [email protected], website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  

Fishing Report Sunday April 28 half day:

Light winds and flat calm seas made for an enjoyable trip with plenty of time to learn and practice skills. Scattered weeds and the calm conditions made for slow fishing, giving the ladies a chance to become familiar with the reels and how to clean the weeds off lures.

Lady Pamela 2: Trolling offshore, Sara Cayley, Ft. Lauderdale, FL caught a mahi, her first fish ever. They hooked other fish that were lost. The ladies learned about outriggers, following birds to find fish, fishing weed lines and viewed two large sea turtles.

New Lattitude: Trolling with skirted bonito strips and planers, the ladies caught three king mackerel and a small blackfin tuna. Rebecca Lancashire, Palm Beach, FL caught her first kingfish ever measuring 28 inches. Laurie Beals, Ft. Lauderdale, FL caught a 17.5 inch blackfin tuna. Manette Freas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL caught a 32 inch kingfish. The ladies learned how to use outriggers, set up a bonito strip with a skirt, let lines out in the spread, use planers, fishinf strategy and drag settings. They saw some mahi jumping as well as dolphins.

Reel Work: The ladies learned trolling with planers, rigging blue runners with bridles, trolling with skirted bonito strips as well as ballyhoo.  

Catch My Drift/Fishing Headquarters: Two ladies hooked a total of 8 fish including tile fish, blue runners and yellowtail snapper.

Free Spool/Capt. Dennis Forgione: Trolling with 100 lb. braided line on planers with weighted ballyhoo, the ladies caught three king mackerel and one bonito. Lori Lambert, Hobe Sound, FL caught a 14 lb. kingfish. Lorraine McCabe, Homdel, NJ caught a 12 lb. kingfish. Jennifer Chandler, Naples, FL brought in a kingfish partially eaten by a predator. Cindy McClain, Tavernier, FL caught a 12 lb. bonito. They saw a sailfish jump close to the boat. They learned how to rig weighted ballyhoo, downriggers and enjoyed putting into practice what they learned at the seminar. 

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Brief release:

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Weekend Lands Angling Skills and Fish in South Florida April 26-28, 2019

Ladies came from as far away from New Jersey to learn offshore fishing skills at the Let’s Go Fishing South Florida Fishing University April 26-28, 2019 held at the VFW, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Women learned and practiced fishing skills at several hands-on skill stations, plus had an option to charter fish on Sunday where they caught mahi, mackerel, tuna, snapper and more.

Contact: (954) 475-9068; email [email protected]; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing

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Summary

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 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.

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A. New Lattitude Ladies with fish: Manette Freas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Betty Bauman, Davie, FL Jane Brady, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Rebecca Lancashire, Palm Beach, FL Denise Mendoza, Hollywood, FL and Laurie Beals, Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

B. Ladies with fish caught on Free Spool with Capt. Dennis Forgione –  Lorraine McCabe, Homdel, NJ; Pam Meyer, Tavernier, FL; Cindy McClain, Tavernier, FL; Lori Lambert, Hobe Sound, FL; Jennifer Chandler, Naples, FL; Corrine Weins, Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

C. South Florida graduates at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

D. Lori Lambert, Hobe Sound, FL with her kingfish caught on Free Spool with Capt. Dennis Forgione at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

E. Ladies learn spin casting with Penn reels at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

F. Rebecca Lancashire, Palm Beach, FL with her kingfish caught on New Lattitude at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

G. Manette Freas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL with her kingfish on New Lattitude at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

H. Sarah Cayley, Ft. Lauderdale, FL catches a mahi on Lady Pamela 2 at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

I. Laurie Beals, Ft. Lauderdale, FL catches a blackfin tuna on New Lattitude at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.

J. Ladies learn net casting from Jeanne Towne, Hollywood, FL at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida seminar April 26-28.