Women from all over Florida have come together to learn fishing skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) Gulf Coast University June 27-28 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, Florida.
The event offered education, the practice of fishing techniques and an optional fishing trip.
The No Yelling School of Fishing offered classroom presentations by Captain Jon Fetter / Coastal Fisheries, Captain Debbie Hanson / Basics of Fishing, Betty Bauman / Conservation and Captain Rob Fussnecker / Best Times to Fish.
The practice of knotting, fly casting, spinning, using live shrimp and net casting techniques was led by the speakers as well as Steve Johnson and Bait Box Sanibel.
With the event postponed from March due to the coronavirus, the class was limited to encourage social distancing.
On Sunday, participants embarked on the fishing adventures of their choice from boats where they caught or released snook, snapper, redfish, sea trout and other species.
Featured on National Network TV and more, the series is supported by major partners including the 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 Poisson Florida. The biggest annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Future Angler Foundation, CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine and Seaguar.
Other LLGF 2020 events, with optional fishing, include:
August 8 Scallops at Homosassa
August 14-16 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water Screamin ‘Reels Islamorada, FL
August 21-23 Weekend Seminar on Saltwater in the South Florida Sea at IGFA Dania Beach
September 12-13 Tampa Coastal Seminar at the Tampa Progressive Insurance Boat Show
October 23-25 ââKeys Saltwater Weekend Islamorada FL Seminar