Ladies Let’s Go Fishing
The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Learn to Fish event at the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ on Oct. 26 offered instruction on inshore fishing, hands-on skill practice with guides and more. Optional fishing for the “No Yelling School of Fishing” was available for Oct. 27.
Ladies Let’s Go Fishing event was held at the Tampa Convention Center on Oct. 26 from noon to 6 p.m., the clinic was preceded by a Freedom Boat Club cruise.
Speakers and instructors for the “No Yelling School of Fishing.” were Betty Bauman, Founder of Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, Captains Leiza Fitzgerald, Pam Wirth, Alice Trautman, Stacy Horak and Stewart Ames.
Registration included show admission, inshore/bay fishing instruction, hands-on practice for knot-tying & casting skills practice, Freedom Boat Club networking event, swag bucket plus a voucher for a Freedom Boat Club Sunset Boat Cruise for up to 6 people.
On the optional Sunday charter fishing trip, ladies from Ladies Let’s Go Fishing went out with Capt. Stewart Ames, Gone Fishing Charters released fifteen redfish from 12 to 32 inches, five snook ranging from 20 to 25 inches and a jack crevalle fishing with live and cut bait.
Ladies fishing with Capt. Rick Gross, Fishy Business charters released seven of twelve spanish mackerel from 12 to 18 inches and released twenty snook from 22 to 32 inches and six speckled trout from 12 to 18 inches. They practiced casting and knot tying.
“We thank the boat show for their attention to women, who represent 45% of all new anglers and offer tremendous potential for fishing industry growth,”commented Betty Bauman.
The final 2019 Ladies Let’s Go Fishing event is Nov. 23 for a surf fishing clinic in St. Augustine, FL.
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, 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, Hubbard’s Marina, Seaguar and Big Rock Sports Foundation. Local sponsors were Freedom Boat Club and MirrOlure.
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 effort is underwritten by sponsors. The organization also offers fishing experiences and international trips.
Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. 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 at https://ladiesletsgofishing.com.
Images supplied by LLGF. Feature image includes Susie Dabrowski, Susan Bachman, and Annette Krey with a snook with Capt. Rick Gross Fishy Business Charters. Second image Noelle Goulart redfish w Capt. Stewart Ames Gone Fishing Charters.