New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University June 27-28, 2020

New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Gulf Coast University June 27-28, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL – June, 2020 – – Women from all around Florida united to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) Gulf Coast University June 27-28 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, FL.  

The University offered education, fishing skill practice and an optional fishing trip.

The “No Yelling School of Fishing” provided classroom presentations by Capt. Jon Fetter/Inshore Fishing, Capt. Debbie Hanson/Fishing Basics, Betty Bauman/Conservation and Capt. Rob Fussnecker/Best Times to Fish. Skill practice for knot tying, fly casting, spin casting, live shrimp usage and net casting was conducted by the speakers as well as Steve Johnson and Bait Box Sanibel.

With the event rescheduled from March due to the coronavirus, the class was limited to encourage social distancing.

On Sunday, participants embarked on their chosen fishing adventures from boats where they caught or released snook, snapper, redfish, sea trout and other species.

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 Freedom Boat Club, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Future Angler Foundation, CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine and Seaguar. Other donors are listed on the website.

Remaining 2020 LLGF events, with optional fishing, include:

August 8 Scalloping in Homosassa

August 14-16 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water Screamin’ Reels Islamorada, FL

Aug. 21-23 South Florida Offshore Saltwater Weekend Seminar at IGFA Dania Beach

Sept. 12-13 Tampa Inshore Seminar at Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show

Oct. 23-25 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar Islamorada FL

Nov. 21-22 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy, Guy Harvey Ocean Resort

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

Ft. Myers University Fishing Report – Half Day, Sunday

Every boat caught fish. “Caught” could signify either landing or releasing.

Capt. Rob Fussnecker Aqua Breeze Charters: The ladies slayed the fish, releasing 16 fish in total. Lisa Birns caught her first fish ever, a 26 inch redfish. In total they released five redfish from 24 to 26 inches, ten sea trout and one 19 inch snook. Dawn Miller released ten sea trout from 17 to 20 inches. They learned fishing for redfish near mangroves and fishing for trout on the flats.

Capt. Keith Kersey 5/0 Charters: Mother Robin Krueger, teen daughter Amy Krueger and friend Erin Pyper all from Parkland, FL caught/released 20 fish, including two 23 inch redfish, four mangrove snapper, six sea trout, two 23 inch blacktip sharks and six catfish. They learned about tides, winds and casting.

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Brief Release:

New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University June 27-28

Women from various Florida regions united to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) Gulf Coast University held at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers, FL June 27-28, 2020.

The University offered education, fishing skill practice and an optional fishing trip.

On Saturday were classroom presentations, followed by skill practice for knot tying, spin casting, live shrimp usage, fly casting and net casting.  

On Sunday, participants embarked on their chosen fishing adventures from boats. They caught or released snook, redfish, snapper, sea trout and more.

Other LLGF events are held state-wide. Contact: Phone: (954) 475-9068; [email protected]; www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing.   

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About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” (LLGF) is a nonprofit national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking and encourages mentorship. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce primarily women to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series – often dubbed “The No-Yelling School of Fishing” – are renowned nationally in the sport fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from national media including “Inside Edition,” CBS’ “The Early Show,” NBC’s “Nightly News,” “Good Morning America,” “Outdoor Life Network,” USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more. 

Captions: City/States for ID below:

Info for the captions is in the file name.

With Capt. Rob Fussnecker:

Lisa Birns Fort Myers, FL

Mary Wisniewski Fort Myers, FL

Dawn Miller Lehigh Acres, FL

With Capt. Keith Kersey:

Mother Robin Krueger and teens Amy Krueger and Erin Pyper, Parkland, FL

Information is at https://ladiesletsgofishing.com/