Women to Tackle Inshore Saltwater Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University, March 23-24, 2024

Women to Tackle Inshore Saltwater Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University, March 23-24, 2024

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Women to Tackle Inshore Saltwater Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University, March 23-24, 2024

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 23-24, 2024 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. No equipment or experience is required.

            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 Captain Barry Nicholls “Cuda” 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.

            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, 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, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Hobie Eyewear, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, The Fish Grip, Engel, Danco, Flambeau, Guy Harvey and Outpost Resorts, FishBites and Brella. Supporters and other contributors are listed on the website.

            Registration of $89 Early Entry, $99 Regular and $55 each for mothers bringing teens includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, fundraisers and gifts worth $20. No equipment or experience is necessary. Class size is limited. Sunday inshore fishing is additional. Registration and information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com

            Upcoming 2024 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:

March 2, 2024 Freshwater Bass Seminar South Florida Dania Beach, FL

March 23-24 South Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Inshore Seminar Fort Myers, FL

April 19-21, 2024 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 17-19, 2024 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water Islamorada, FL

Sept. 20-21, 2024 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 18-20 2024 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL

Nov. 23-24, 2024 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy Guy Harvey Resort

Additional: Several Virtual Meetings and more events in the works. Bimini Bahamas, Costa Rica and Azores.

            Contact: Phone: (954) 475-9068; info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing.          

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Brief release:  “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University, March 23-24, 2024

The nonprofit Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation will host their Gulf Coast Saltwater Fishing University March 23-24, 2024 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 $89 Early Entry, $99 Regular includes classes, hands on practice, gifts and more. Guided inshore 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 info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing

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Summary:

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

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Captions: City/States for ID left to right below. Captions below from 2023 event to use – Match the photo by first letter:

Captions below: Match the photo by first letter:

A. Participants of 2023 at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 18-19, 2023.

B. Upper: Jackie Busa and Fran Reiss, both from Naples, FL. Lower: Diane Greco and Susan Anthony, both from Fort Myers, FL with fish with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 18-19, 2023.

C. Fran Reiss Naples FL and trout with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 18-19, 2023.

D. Capt. Debbie Hanson shows fly casting at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 18-19, 2023.

E. Susan Anthony, Fort Myers, FL and her Redfish with Capt. Rob Fussnecker, Aqua Breeze Fishing Charters at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 18-19, 2023.

F. Ladies learn casting at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 18-19, 2023.