Tampa Speakers

Our Wonderful Tampa Speakers!

Betty Bauman, Founder, Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing

Betty Bauman has been a pioneer in creating and directing Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, a nationally-recognized program designed to build confidence in women and enable them to enter a sport they can share with family and friends. She has energized the marine marketplace by attracting new consumers through her educational series, dubbed as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing.”

There are 8,000 graduates of the program, held in various Florida regions in 20+ years. She has been recognized nationally for her efforts. Information on her offerings for women and families to learn fishing, with classroom presentations, hands-on practice and a chance to fish from charter boats are on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com. The Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation is a nonprofit 5013C. In addition to the Tampa event, the next 2019 LLGF event is Oct. 18-20 in Islamorada, Florida Keys.

Phone: 954-475-9068

Email: info@ladiesletsgofishing.com

Website: https://www.ladiesletsgofishing.com

Captain Leiza Fitzgerald CCA Florida STAR

Captain Leiza grew up in Key West and in the woods of Moss Bluff, Florida. Her passion for fishing, hunting and conservation was learned from her father. A degree in Marketing has allowed Leiza to combine her passions with work for over 25 years in the outdoor industry before joining Coastal Conservation Association in 2014 as the Director of STAR, CCA’s highest profile event and Florida’s largest fishing competition. Her career with CCA allows Leiza to promote the conservation of our marine resources and being good stewards of those resources while still giving her a little time to combine her skills of hunting with fishing so that she may stalk the flats, oyster bars or any body of saltwater to sight cast whatever species of fish is biting and still call it work.

E-Mail: lfitzgerald@ccaflorida.org

Website: https://ccaflstar.com

Captain Rachel Nobbe-Cato, Capt. Rachel’s Charters

Captain Rachel Nobbe-Cato offers fun and successful fishing trips to anglers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Catering to anyone who loves to fish, Rachel makes her guests feel comfortable and confident. Watching her clients successfully catch a variety of fish makes each trip special and worthwhile. To Rachel, fishing is more than a hobby or a job; it is an exhilarating adventure and a way of life.


Though the home port for Captain Rachel’s Charters resides on Snead Island in Palmetto, Florida, Captain Rachel offers her services to anglers in Tampa, Venice, Manatee and Sarasota Counties in Florida.

Phone: 941-524-9664
E-Mail: rachel@captainrachelnobbe.com

Website: https://captainrachel.com

Pamela Wirth

An extreme kayak fisher who fishes all over the world, Pamela Wirth is a top winning lady kayak angler inshore and off shore in Florida. She works at Tampa Fishing Outfitters and is a contributing writer for the Florida Fisherman.  Pam took up kayak angling to help relieve stress from the daily grind of her prior mortgage business. She was the first female angler on the Tell Tale Fisherman Podcast.

Pam is on the pro staff for several fishing equipment manufacturers and a regular fishing speaker.

Email: pamelakwirth@gmail.com

Dr. Alice Trautman

Since 1985, Dr. Alice Trautman has been primarily fishing the Gulf Coast of Florida. Trautman is a doctor of chiropractic with specialty board certification in neurology. She has had her coast guard Captain’s license since 2009 and has been a Padi Divemaster since 1992.

Capt. Stacy Horak, Crystal River Fishing Charters

A fishing guide in the Crystal River area, Capt. Stacy Horak of Crystal River Fishing Charters is a licensed USCG captain with a 6 pack license.

She is writer for Coastal Angler Magazine, Florida Sportsmen magazine and contributes the monthly fishing report for Florida Sportsmen. She has been on the Saltwater Sportsman panel in Tampa Florida among some of the best pros in the industry and does  speaking engagements regularly. Her goal is to teach people how to be independent and self sufficient on the water. My passion for fishing is very clear and I always do my absolute best to satisfy my clients.

A strong supporter of local youth programs, she helps the Marine Science stations summer camp to enable children to learn about estuaries, fish habitats and environmental conservation. When she isn’t doing all this, she’s either taking charters or fishing herself!

Phone: 352-553-3604

Email: freeinajeep@gmail.com

Website: www.fishingwithcaptainstacy.com

Capt. Lori Deaton, Ladyfish Charters

Captain Lori Deaton of Ladyfish Charters has been guiding anglers of all skill levels throughout Tampa Bay and its tributaries for over 20 years. Although she runs most guided trips out the Apollo Beach area, she is a seasoned guide in all of Tampa Bay giving clients different convenient options.

She charters in the Tampa Bay area to fish year-round catching an exciting array of species including snook, trout, redfish, cobia, tarpon, sharks. While she considers her charter service to be “no-pressure” & “pure fun” she works hard at knowing the location of the target species and the best baits and techniques to capture them.

As a response to an influx of woman of all ages showing interest in fishing and growing female client base, she started Reel Ladies Fishing, a ladies only group that hosts clinics, seminars, tournaments, & workshops.

She is the Co- Founder & Director of Hooked on Hope, a local non-profit dedicated to raising funds for uninsured and underinsured patients, providing treatment support grants for direct patient care and support for patients during their difficult journey through breast cancer treatment.

Phone: 813-967-5032

Email: Email: ladyfishlori@msn.com

Website: https://www.ladyfishcharters.com

Captain Stewart Ames, Tampa and Clearwater Fishing Charters

Captain Stewart Ames, Tampa and Clearwater Fishing Charters, was introduced to fishing at seven years of age. He fished whenever he could and pulled the plug from his career to become a guide.

His goal is to offer the kind of service he would expect from a top quality, professional, guide. He caters trips to the age and skill level of his guests. Most importantly, he lets his passion and intensity for catching fish show each and every time on the water.  Captain Ames guides out of Palm Harbor, FL and is a repeat speaker for Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing.

Phone: 727-421-5291

Email: Sames001@tampabayrr.com

Website: https://tampa-fishing-charter.com