New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University March 23-24

New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Gulf Coast University March 23-24

 

FORT MYERS, FL – MARCH, 2019 – – Women from various Florida regions united to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 23-24 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, FL.  

With a full class, the University offered education, hands-on fishing activities and an optional fishing trip.

The “No Yelling School of Fishing” provided classroom presentations by Betty Bauman/Fishing Basis/Conservation, Capt. Rob Fussnecker/Best Times to Fish and Capt. Jon Fetter/Inshore Fishing. The curriculum included hands-on skill practice such as hook removal/release techniques, knot tying, fly casting, spin casting, live shrimp usage and net casting. The event concluded with a fundraiser.

Women came for many reasons, some to learn so they could take their children fishing, others to learn how to fish on their own boats, some to network with other women interested in fishing.

On Sunday, participants embarked on their chosen fishing adventures from boats where they caught or released snook, sheepshead, snapper, redfish, sea trout and other species. Despite the effects of the red tide, every boat saw some fish action.

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, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Seaguar and Future Angler Foundation. Local sponsors were Frigid Rigid and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Fort Myers. Other donors are listed on the website.

Remaining 2019 LLGF events, with optional fishing except for the cooking class, include:

April 11 Fort Lauderdale Fish Cooking Class

April 26-28 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar

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

Ft. Myers University Fishing Report – Half Day, Sunday, March 24, 2019

It was a comfortable, picture perfect day. Every boat caught fish. “Caught” could signify either landing or releasing. All fish except for sheepshead were released.

Capt. Jon Fetter/Catching the Cure: Fishing with live shrimp, the ladies released forty ladyfish, a sea trout and a catfish.

Adventures in Paradise Group Boat: Fishing with live shrimp, six participants enjoyed being on the water and watching a nice pompano release.   

Capt. Rob Fussnecker/Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters: Sheepshead were the catch of the day. Free-lining with mud crabs size of a quarter on 1/0 hook with 3 foot 20 lb. leaders, the ladies caught nine ranging from 14 to 16.25 inches and released numerous smaller ones. Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL released a 19 inch redfish.

Capt. Brian Lynch/Sea Shift: Fishing with live pilchards, Sara Reynolds, Fort Myers, FL released two snook of which one was keeper size.  She also released a puffer fish. Diane McMahon, Pompano Beach, FL released a mangrove snapper. The gals learned techniques for retrieving rigs from mangroves and synchronized fishing in current with popping corks. .

Steve Johnson/Reel Happy – The Girls Gone Fishin’ Team released three redfish and a snapper. They practiced cast netting for bait and baiting their hooks. They experienced fishing with live bait (pin fish, white/green backs) free line drift, popper corks and light weights.

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Brief Release:

New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University March 23-24

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 March 23-24, 2019.

The University offered education, hands-on fishing activities and an optional fishing trip.

On Saturday were classroom presentations, followed hands-on skill practice such as hook removal/release techniques, knot tying, spin casting, live shrimp usage, fly casting and net casting.  

On Sunday, participants embarked on their chosen fishing adventures from boats. They had a chance to catch or release snook, sheepshead, redfish, snapper, sea trout and more.

Other LLGF events are held state-wide as well as international trips to Cuba and Bahamas.  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 8,000 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. 

Some captions, City/States for ID for others:

A. Sheepshead caught with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters, anglers Kelly Tarr, Robin Krueger and Tonya White at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.

B. Sheepshead caught with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters by Kelly Tarr, Okeechobee, FL at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.    

C. Sheepshead caught with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters by Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.

D. Redfish caught with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters by Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.

E. Sheepshead caught with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters by Tonya White, Okeechobee, FL at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.    

F. 2019 class at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.

G. Sara Reynolds, Fort Myers, FL releases a snook on Capt. Brian Lynch’s Sea Shift charter boat at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.

Other captions are in the file name.

Information is at https://www.ladiesletsgofishing.com/

City/state for ID if needed

Kelly Tarr and Tonya White, Okeechobee, FL

Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL

Sara Reynolds, Fort Myers, FL