South Florida Offshore Seminar and Fishing Slated for Women April 14-16, 2023

<strong>South Florida Offshore Seminar and Fishing Slated for Women April 14-16, 2023</strong>

Changing the tide of fishing by encouraging more female participation

Women are invited to learn offshore fishing skills and try fishing at the South Florida Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing University, April 14-16, 2023 at the VFW Post 1966, 350 SW 25th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offers Saturday classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional Sunday charter fishing trip.

            Activities launch Friday evening with an informal meet-and-greet from 6-7:30pm. On Saturday beginning at 9 am are presentations on Fishing Basics by Capt. Lee Lavery, Offshore Fishing by Jeanne Towne and Conservation by Betty Bauman. Hands-on skill practice follows, for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, cast netting and more until 4:30 pm. On Sunday is an optional charter fishing trip for sailfish, mahi mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper and more, followed by a filet demonstration.

Ladies are welcome to register a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family. Nine thousand women have graduated. LLGF also conducts virtual meetings.       

“Our organization strives to bring diversity into the sport of fishing by helping the underserved market of women feel comfortable to participate in a sport dominated by males,” commented LLGF Founder Betty Bauman.

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, Lowrance, Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM America, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Preferred Marine Sales Group, Inc. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Lady Pamela, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, Sandbar Tackle, Danco, FishBites and Brella. Local contributors include HMY Yacht Sales.

Early Registration of $99 includes goodies, instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception and fundraisers. Optional offshore fishing on Sunday is additional. No equipment nor experience is necessary. No membership is required, however graduates can join the LLGF South Florida chapter to continue the fishing fun.

            2023 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:

March 4 Freshwater Bass Seminar South Florida Dania Beach, FL

March 18-19 Gulf Coast Inshore Seminar Fort Myers, FL

April 14-16, 2023 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 19-21, 2023 Keys Fishing, Screamin’ Reels Tournament / Learning on the Water Islamorada, FL

Sept. 22-23, 2023 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 13-15 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL with Fishing Fever casual tournament

Nov. 18-19 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

In Progress:

Sept. or Nov. Tampa Area Bottom Fishing

Bimini Bahamas

Additional: Several Virtual Meetings and more events in the works.

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            Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, email: fish@ladiesletsgofishing.com, website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  

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Brief release or calendar information:

South Florida Offshore Seminar and Fishing Slated for Women April 14-16, 2023

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing will host the South Florida Offshore Fishing University April 14-16, 2023 at the VFW Post 1966, 350 SW 25th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.

            Women can learn and practice fishing at several hands-on skill stations, plus have an option to charter fish offshore on Sunday. Early Registration of $99 includes goodies, networking reception and fundraisers, classes, hands on practice and more. Guided offshore fishing is additional. Ladies can register a male guest or teens to include the whole family.

Contact: (954) 475-9068; email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; 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 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.

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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.