Women to Tackle Inshore Saltwater Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University, March 21-22, 2020

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Women to Tackle Inshore Saltwater Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University, March 21-22, 2020

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 21-22, 2020 for their saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing.

            Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers an immersive fishing educational experience on Saturday from 9:30 am to 4 pm. The sessions begin with presentations by Captains Jon Fetter, Debbie Hanson and Rob Fussnecker on inshore/backcountry fishing, equipment usage and conservation. In the afternoon are hands-on fishing skill practice for releasing, dehooking/conservation, knot tying, lure usage, fly, spin and net casting, fish fighting techniques and more conducted by local guides.

            On Sunday, participants can opt to fish from flats charters or a group boat.

            Bass Pro Shops is located at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

            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, Seaguar and Big Rock Sports Foundation. 

            Registration of $79 Early Entry, $89 Regular and $44 each mothers bringing teens includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, fundraisers, gifts worth $20 and door prizes. No equipment or experience is necessary. Sunday fishing is additional. Registration and information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com

            The full 2020 LLGF event schedule, with optional fishing except for the cooking class, includes:

Feb. 8 Freshwater seminar South Florida

Feb. 27 Fish Cooking Class South Florida

March 21-22 Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Seminar

April 24-26 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar

June 5-7 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water 

Sept. 12-13 Tampa Inshore Seminar

Oct. 23-25 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar

Nov. 21 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

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

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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://www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

Brief release:  “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University, March 21-22, 2020

The nonprofit Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation will host their Gulf Coast Saltwater Fishing University March 21-22, 2020 at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Women, men and teens can learn and practice fishing at several hands-on skill stations on Saturday, then have an option to fish inshore from charter boats on Sunday. Registration of $79 Early Entry, $89 Regular includes classes, hands on practice, gifts worth $20 and more. Guided fishing on Sunday is additional. No equipment or experience is necessary.

Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers is in the Gulf Coast Town Center at 10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913

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

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Women and families can learn, practice and go offshore charter fishing at this non-intimidating weekend of fishing fun.

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