New Anglers Learned and Caught at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida May 6-8, 2022

New Anglers Learned and Caught at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida May 6-8, 2022

A Mother’s Day Fishing Celebration!

New anglers tackled offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, May 6-8 to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with learning and an offshore fishing experience. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offered classroom presentations, networking, skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip at the VFW, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Some mothers brought their daughters or sons to learn and experience fishing as a family.  

            Activities launched Friday evening with a meet-and-greet. On Saturday, Captains Jeanne Towne and Lee Lavery presented Fishing Basics and Offshore Fishing Techniques. Betty Bauman presented information on conservation and fish release. Skill practice included knots, spooling reels, spin and net casting. On Sunday was an optional offshore charter fishing trip, followed by a filet demonstration. Anglers released sailfish, caught a 40 lb. amberjack and small bottom fish, a good result considering the west winds. 

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, Lowrance, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite and Future Angler Foundation. Largest donors and class-specific contributors are listed on the website.

            Future 2022 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:

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 Seminar, fishing and Fishing Fever tourney Islamorada, FL

Nov. 19-20 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

Additional: Several Virtual Meetings.

Fishing Reports, Sunday May 8, all boats fished out of Fishing Headquarters. With calm seas and west winds, all boats caught fish.   

Big Game: Estelle Wolfman, Tampa, FL caught a 40 lb. amberjack using small bonito the other ladies had caught for bait. Everyone caught a fish. They learned how planers work, how to bridle live bait and more from Andrew, the mate. They enjoyed a visit from a Bahamian finch taking rest on the boat.

Reel Work: Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL released a 7 foot sailfish in 150 feet of water, her first ever, using a naked ballyhoo the mate netted during fishing. The fight lasted almost an hour. Anglers also released three yellowtail snapper from 10 to 13 inches, a 10 inch wrasse snapper and an 8 inch mangrove snapper caught in 15 ft. of water using bonito chunks and squid.

COB Too: Anglers caught a small tilefish, learned how to rig long lines and how to put live ballyhoo on a hook. They netted ballyhoo and hooked a sailfish but it slipped away.  

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

                                                                        # # #

Brief release:

New Anglers Learned and Caught at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida May 6-8, 2022

A Mother’s Day Fishing Celebration!

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing hosted its South Florida Fishing Offshore University May 6-8, 2022 to celebrate Mother’s Day with a fishing experience. New anglers learned and practiced skills, then charter fished on Sunday. Anglers released sailfish, caught a 40 lb. amberjack and small bottom fish. 

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

                                                                        # # #

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 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.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:  For downloadable high res photos and captions, use this link to box.net https://app.box.com/s/porm4220d37ijku65etytuix6ot3n2em

Ladies ID is left to right. If you need a different resolution or different photos please contact us.

A. Big Game Amberjack: On Big Game from Fishing Headquarters, Estelle Wolfman, Tampa, FL caught a 40 lb. amberjack. L. to R. is Estelle Wolfman, Tampa, FL; Diane McGuerty, Fort Myers Beach, FL; Marion Iglecia, Ft. Myers, FL and Barbara Ryan, Pompano Beach, FL. At Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida Offshore seminar weekend.

B. Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Class of 2022 on the LLGF Official Shearwater boat. At Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida Offshore seminar weekend.

C. Robin Sail Flag on Reel Work: Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL released a 7 foot sailfish her first ever, on Reel Work. At Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida Offshore seminar weekend.

D. Robin Sailfish Reel Work: Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL released a 7 foot sailfish, her first ever, on Reel Work. At Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida Offshore seminar weekend.

E. Estelle fights amberjack: On Big Game from Fishing Headquarters, Estelle Wolfman, Tampa, FL caught a 40 lb. amberjack. At Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing South Florida Offshore seminar weekend.

Join the LLGF Newsletter & Get a Free Recipe! (* denotes mandatory)